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Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights - OakRidger
FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
Five Ways to Make Math Fun - OakRidger
As kids head back to school, the thought of math may send shivers down their spines. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “Kids should love math like they love dessert,” says Laura Overdeck, a Short Hills, N.J., mother of three with degrees in ...
The Talker: Lose weight now, with the Amazing Pageant Mom Tapeworm Diet - OakRidger
Pageant Moms often get a bad rap. They’re truly not all the ultra-competitive, live-vicariously-through-your-daughter type that’s so often played up in stereotypes. But then there’s this story of a mother who totally lost perspective, and her jar of ...
So-called pro-lifer says ice-bucket challenge raises money for embryonic stem-cell research - OakRidger
The notion that embryonic stem-cell research amounts to the killing of babies has always struck me as a pseudo-moralistic falsehood having no relationship with science. A human embryo is not a baby. It’s not even a fetus, which is defined by Webster’s ...
A defense of political correctness regarding Washington’s NFL team - OakRidger
Legendary football player and coach Mike Ditka declared the other day that the fuss over the name of the Washington franchise in the NFL is just so much political correctness — a point with which I fully agree. You see, political correctness (or PC ...
Investors Just Poured A Ton Of Money Into US Stocks (HYG, DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, IWM) - OakRidger
A ton of money just piled into U.S. stocks. After 16 straight weekly outflows, U.S. equity mutual funds saw inflows of $5.2 billion, according to Morgan Stanley. Year-to-date, however, U.S. equity mutual funds have seen net outflows of $22 billion.
Oregon Attorney General Sues Oracle Over Dysfunctional Obamacare Website - OakRidger
Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has filed a lawsuit against Oracle for failing to build a functional Affordable Care Act website. In the 126-page complaint, Rosenblum wrote that “today’s lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has ...
This Is Our Best Look Yet At Motorola's Next Smartphone — And It Looks Just Like The Moto X - OakRidger
Motorola is expected to take the wraps off its next flagship smartphone in just a few weeks, and based on early leaks, it seems like the new handset will look almost exactly like the Moto X. Reliable Twitter leaker Evan Blass, better known by his handle @ ...
Secret CEO: Well...You're Not ALWAYS Completely Anonymous Or Untraceable On Our App - OakRidger
The CEO of anonymous sharing app "Secret" wants users to know that they're not guaranteed anonymity. "We do not say that you will be completely safe at all times and be completely anonymous," CEO David Byttow told Wired's Kevin Poulsen. Poulsen talked to ...
Silicon Valley Tech Salaries Will Make You Want To Quit Your Job And Learn To Code - OakRidger
It should come as no surprise that tech employees in Silicon Valley make boatloads. We learned just how many boatloads they make in a recent post by SFGate. The average tech worker in San Francisco made $156,518 in 2013, a gain of roughly 19% from 2012.