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Fake News: It's as American as George Washington's Cherry Tree - FANTASYLAND How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History By Kurt Andersen :


Reading a great revisionist history of America is the bookish way to feel what it's like to be born again. Suddenly past, present and future are connected by a visible thread. Stray details and aberrations ...


Coming to Auction - 1937 White Yellowstone Park Tour Bus:




Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests:


It's a question central to daily life: Do you spend money to save time or spend time to save money? Well, if happiness is the goal, you might consider opening that wallet. That's the takeaway ...


It turns out that traveling makes us far happier than any material wealth ever does:


Why do we head for the shops with such determination as soon as we have money in our wallets? With every new purchase we feel a little happier, but a few days later that satisfaction is often gone without ...


The 13 Strangest Beers on Earth:




Technology and the Decline of Morality:


"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit," says a character in Noel Coward's play, Blithe Spirit. The decline of morality is on public display more than ...


Nest Founder: "I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?":




Smelling our food may make us gain weight:


The findings suggest that the odor of what we eat may play an important role in how the body deals with calories. If you can't smell your food, you may burn it rather than store it. by Robert Sanders Full ...


Biggest quake in a dozen years rattles Montana:


The largest earthquake in a dozen years rattled most of Montana early Thursday morning, radiating from an epicenter just outside Lincoln. The quake, which initially measured 5.8 magnitude, hit the ...


17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed:


Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more. While those products and services sound amazing, most of us ...


Fed-up with your cable company? Consumer Reports survey confirms you are not alone:


Want good service? Move to Chattanooga, Tenn., where EPB Fiber, a municipal broadband service run as a public utility, earns standout ratings from the magazine. Or in one of the handful of markets supplied ...


What to Consider Before You Buy a Vacation Home:




Bitcoin moves beyond mere curiosity as value skyrockets :


Unlike gold or dollar bills, the digital currency known as bitcoin does not physically exist. There is no there there. Even so, there is excitement -- and speculation. And a wild rollercoaster ride. Full ...


"A River Runs Through It"- Fake fish, poor casting: Stories behind the greatest fly fishing story ever told:


All those amazing fly fishing scenes in "A River Runs Through It?" The truth is, the actors who landed trout in the film didn't really "catch" the fish, and they couldn't cast very well. The film ...


OMG!!! - Oreo O's is back so you can feed your children cookies for breakfast:


Back when parents still let their kids have cereal that was, in essence (or sometimes literally), just cookie pieces, Oreo O's were one of our go-to picks for a sugar-filled breakfast. Full Story ...


Prize offered for improving Zillow's home price algorithm:


It is one of the oldest tricks in an Internet company's playbook. Concoct a tool that gives the public statistics on something -- the quality of a restaurant or a toaster, say. Then watch visitors flock ...


The Best Advice From 2017's Commencement Speeches:




It's-It ice cream sandwiches are coming to Costco - Bay Area Treat Comes to Montana:


With all of the "stuff" going on in the world, I thought it would be good to know that a little bit of heaven was now available to ease your concerns for a few minutes. I enjoyed these when I lived there ...


Tech's Frightful Five: They've Got Us:


A few weeks ago, I bought a new television. When the whole process was over, I realized something incredible: To navigate all of the niggling details surrounding this one commercial transaction -- figuring ...


Why Do We Have Blood Types?:




How to stop those annoying, endless robocalls to your smartphone:


Have you noticed an uptick in those super annoying robocalls, telemarketers, and scams hitting up your smartphone all hours of the day and night? I have, and it's driving me nuts. Jennifer Jolly, ...


Pro football player Konrad Reuland's heart is now in Rod Carew - A man he met when he was 11.:


"He gets in the car, big eyes and everything -- he's about 11, maybe 12 -- and he's saying, 'Mom, mommy, I met Rod Carew today! You know, he's a pro athlete. I want to be a pro athlete.' And the rest ...


Videos of The Top Ten Innovation Speakers:


Innovation is one of those abundantly used terms that can mean many things to many people. What is certain to event professionals is that when they book an innovation speaker, audiences demand that ...


Max Baucus as you've never seen him before:


For the first time in decades, Ambassador Max Baucus is living full-time in Montana. The state's longest serving senator is far from retirement. In fact, he tells us he's entering a new chapter in his ...


3.14 essential reads about (sign for Pi) for Pi Day:




Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists:


Dendrites found to generate nearly 10 times more electrochemical spikes than neuron cell bodies Full Story: http://www.kurzweilai.net/brain-has-more-than-100-times-higher-computational-capacity-than-previously-thought-say-ucla-scientists?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=84574ad2b2-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147a5a48c1-84574ad2b2-282022705 ...


A creature of wilderness: Documentary recounts remarkable life of Bud Moore:


Bud Moore spent much more time in the mountains than he did in school. The man who reached eighth grade at the one-room Woodside Elementary School in six years went on to retire as the chief of fire ...


Stephen Hawking warns us technology will kill us all and it's all our fault:


"We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason. We need to be quicker to identify such threats and act before they get out of control." BY GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE Full Story: ...


The tone of your tweets can predict diet success:


Researchers predicted dieting success--or failure--with an accuracy rate of 77 percent based on the sentiment of the words and phrases people used on Twitter. Posted by Ben Snedecker Full Story: ...

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