Five freeware gems for Windows

SoftMaker Office 2008 may be a couple years old, but it’s still an excellent substitute for Microsoft Office. And it’s free! (Credit: SoftMaker) Wow. You people know your freeware! A few weeks ago, when I asked you to name your freeware favorites, I never dreamed I’d get more than 400 responses–some of which listed programs […]

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ADHD in Children Is on the Rise

ADHD in Children Is on the Rise Aug. 18, 2011 — The percentage of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen from 6.9% to 9% in the past decade, a CDC study shows. The study suggests the increase may be influenced by racial, ethnic, and economic factors. The report is published in […]

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Obama Administration Misrepresents Timing of Sanctions on Syria

In this photo taken during a government-organized tour, a Syrian man shouts in support of President Bashar Assad, in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi) (CNSNews.com) – As the Obama administration Thursday defended itself against criticism that it took too long to call for Syrian President Bashar […]

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World Stocks Plunge on Growing Recession Fears

A woman walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Asian stock markets were sharply lower Friday amid signs of a possible U.S. recession and renewed worries over the health of Europe’s banks. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index dropped 2.2 percent to 8,751.67 in the morning […]

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Get a 4.3-inch TomTom GPS for $49.99

For just $50 (after rebate), the TomTom XL 325S gets you where you’re going. (Credit: TomTom) Much as I like some of the nav apps available on smartphones, I’m not really a fan of using my phone as a GPS. You have to buy a special windshield or dashboard mount for it, and it’s harder […]

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Body Wraps: Do They Live up to Weight Loss and Detox Claims?

Body Wraps: What to Expect Some of the ingredients used sound like they belong more in a kitchen or a garden rather than a spa — rosemary, honey, butter, clay, chocolate, and eucalyptus. But these are used in various types of body wraps — a service that spa owners say is growing in popularity. Look […]

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Ken Blackwell: President Obama an Uncertain Trumpet on Terror

“George W. Bush, forty-third president—forty-third president to not kill bin Laden, that is.” That’s the way the funsters on Saturday Night Live lampooned President Obama’s imaginary victory lap after Osama bin Laden was taken out by U.S. forces last May. It was a made-for-Hollywood moment for the president. But it was curiously empty. No one […]

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Rate on 30-year mortgage falls to lowest on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has fallen to its lowest level on records dating to 1971. The rate on the most popular mortgage dipped to 4.15 percent from 4.32 percent a week ago, Freddie Mac said Thursday. Its previous low of 4.17 percent was reached in November. The last […]

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Interracial Dating

Interracial Dating – Credit: Getty Images What You Need To Know Interracial couples are becoming completely commonplace, especially in cities. Some women’s reactions to men of different races differ at different times. Whether or not she’s ovulating can have an impact on how she reacts to you. “Women demonstrate more fear and avoidance of men […]

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Ultrasound of Neck Predicts Who Will Have a Stroke

Ultrasound of Neck Predicts Who Will Have a Stroke Aug. 17, 2011 — Two noninvasive imaging tests may help determine which people with a narrowing of arteries in the neck will need surgery to reduce their future risk of stroke, a study suggests. A narrowing of the carotid arteries in the neck is known as […]

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