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Dec. 9, 2012

How to Upgrade From Incandescent Bulbs to LED

We have all heard that LEDs (light emitting diodes) will soon replace traditional incandescent light bulbs and the more recent CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps). Here's what to consider.
Dec. 9, 2012

Hanukkah 2012: What Every Christian Should Know About the Jewish Holiday

The Festival of Lights is upon us, and it's a great time to cross religious borders and celebrate the mystery of God. Here's the basic information a Christian would need to play dreidel.
Dec. 9, 2012

Baby Its Cold Outside Song Lyrics: This Song is About Sexual Harassment

This song reminds me of that creepy guy at a bar who won’t leave your friend alone, the one who keeps telling her to come to some party while she is telling him about her boyfriend.
Dec. 9, 2012

Why Creationists Understand Evolution Better Than Liberals

Creationism is associated with religious texts written over many generations by authors who observed human nature, both strengths and weaknesses.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Texas to Refund Family Planning: Babies are More Expensive Than The Pill

In 2014-15, poor women will have an estimated 23,760 more babies than they would have if their access to state-subsidized birth control hadn’t been slashed.
Dec. 9, 2012

How Atheist Voters Could Change American Politics Forever

If religiously unaffiliated voters gain recognition as an increasingly crucial demographic to winning elections, politicians may have to learn to keep their religion out of their work.
Dec. 9, 2012

5 Things You Never Knew About The Oboe And The Musicians Behind It

PolicyMic chats with professional oboist, and featured millennial, ToniMarie Marchioni to learn about this persnickety yet beautiful instrument.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Paul Ryan Budget Problems: Ryan Budget is Fake, Says Paul Krugman

“The Ryan budget is full of [...] magic asterisks. It's not a real budget. It's a fake document," said the Nobel laureate in economics.
Dec. 9, 2012

Benedict Barboza Says Wife Jacintha Saldanha Will RIP in India

The London nurse, who was found dead after revealing information about Kate Middleton to Australian DJ pranksters Mel Greig and Michael Christian, is mourned by her shocked family on Facebook.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Debt Reduction and Cliff Avoidance Are Two Separate Issues

The GOP deserves more blame, but the Democrats are culpable as well. The fiscal cliff is a rather easy problem to solve. So why is it being linked-up with long-term debt negotiations?
Dec. 9, 2012

Jacintha Saldanha Death Could Launch Criminal Investigation

Australian police have said they would cooperate with any criminal investigation related to London nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead after being pranked by Australian DJ Mel Greig.
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Dec. 9, 2012

The US Fiscal Cliff 101: Where Things Stand Right Now

Frankly, as far as stopping the U.S. from taking the big plunge is concerned, it's not looking so good.
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Dec. 9, 2012

New Bill Would Cap Student Loan Interest But Eliminate Forgiveness

The interest cap would mean that even if someone doesn’t make very much money at all they’d be able to pay off their loans eventually, and not watch them balloon out of control.
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Dec. 9, 2012

American Public Schools Should Make Disability Awareness Programs Mandatory Curriculum

Disabled parents are more likely to lose custody of their children due to discrimination. To prevent this, mandatory curriculum about disability issues in public schools is needed.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Republicans Cave on Bush Tax Cuts in Exchange For Entitlement Reform

GOP Senator Bob Corker admits Republicans should agree to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans, but only to strengthen their position for another debt ceiling fight.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Tax Code Reform is an Unrealistic Solution to The Fiscal Cliff

Tax code reform would undoubtedly be tough work, as it would involve manipulating incentives that, together, make up the economic status quo.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Hillary Clinton 2016: Gingrich Says Impossible For Hillary to Lose Democratic Nomination

This week's news highlights: Booker is still considering a race against Christie, top Republicans break the no-tax pledge, and George Zimmerman's family goes on the offensive.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Gay Marriage: 1 in 5 Americans Has Evolved on Marriage Equality

One in five Americans is undergoing the same evolution on the gay marriage issue, experienced by President Obama earlier this year.
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Dec. 9, 2012

Hugo Chavez Names Nicolas Maduro as Successor in Venezuela

With President Hugo Chavez's condition rapidly worsening, Venezuela's future hangs on whether a new generation of leadership can retain the intense emotional attachment he has brought to reform.
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Dec. 9, 2012

The Kyoto Protocol: Russia Debates Whether to Join and Cut Emissions

Does Russia need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, if the main pollutants do not? Probably, we’ll have to, but at what costs?
Dec. 9, 2012

The Sky at Night Host Patrick Moore Dies at 89

The British astronomer is mourned by his family and friends; among them, Queen guitarist Brian May.
Dec. 9, 2012

Twitter vs Instagram: Filter Photo War is On

Twitter is coming out with its own photo-filtering feature, after Facebook/Instagram decided to disable the sharing of its photos on Twitter.