Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Frugal Traveler: Hunting for the Best Carry-On Bag :: In desperate need of a replacement for his aging, beat-up carry-on, the Frugal Traveler wheels, lifts and zips candidates until he finds a worthy successor.

FRANCE: Animals have feelings too, French MPs decree ::

FRANCE - MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi warns of Myanmar transition dangers on Paris visit ::

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.'s_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.'s_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.'s_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.'s_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.'s_Most_Popular

FRANCE : France asylum-seekers' system 'in crisis', report ::

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.

Manhattan home prices soar to median $972,000 ::

Munger Reflects on Poker, Business, and Buffett - Harvard Crimson ::

Tesla car doors can be hacked ::

Movie Review: Johnny Depp Stars in 'Transcendence' :: "Transcendence" stars Johnny Depp as an artificial-intelligence genius whose wife uploads his consciousness into a supermachine after anti-technology extremists shoot him.

Mediterranean diet may slow diabetes progression ::

After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? ::

Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors ::

Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87 :: Mr. García Márquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.

Books of The Times: David Grimm's 'Citizen Canine' Looks at an Evolving Status :: In David Grimm's "Citizen Canine," a range of animal-rights advocates note the changing, and heightened, status of pets in contemporary culture.

Scientists Find an 'Earth Twin,' or Perhaps a Cousin :: A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closest match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.

Well: The Antidepressant Generation :: A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.

Dave Chappelle Reveals Shockingly Buff New Look :: It's no joke, comedian Dave Chappelle has been hitting the gym hard.

Earlier this week, the funnyman was spotted in Los Angeles and showing off his guns. Most people think of the "Chappelle Show" star as a lanky jokester, but not now.

After leaving his critically acclaimed show in 2005, Chappelle, 40, stayed out of the spotlight. Last year, he co-headlined the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, sponsored by Funny or Die, and is coming to NYC this summer to perform at Radio City Music Hall.

Also last year, Prince used Chappelle's impersonation from his show on the cover of his new album, "Breakfast Can Wait."

Game Blouses!

Nuggets of Corporate Governance Wisdom From Charlie Munger - Wall Street Journal (blog) ::

G.O.P. Discovers Useful Voter Outreach Tool: Gun Sweepstakes :: Online weapon giveaways have become one of the fastest growing ways for Republican candidates to build up donor lists and expand support.

Investigators: Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 1971 :: The girls' car went into a creek, and that's where it stayed for 42 years.

Dividends from Berkshire? Not on Buffett's Watch - Kiplinger Personal Finance ::

It's the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine :: After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it's too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?


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