AP Newsbreak: Brown to seek sweeping pension cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown will propose sweeping rollbacks to public employee pension benefits in California, including raising the retirement age to 67 for new employees who are not public safety workers and requiring state and local employees to pay more toward their retirement and health care, according to a draft of the […]

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Average Penis Size

Thinkstock “You are normal if you’re between 3.5 to 3.7 inches when soft“ Get your measuring tape out. The definitive study on average penis size is in. Research by the French medical organization the National Academy of Surgery was conducted to ease men’s feelings of inadequacy and dissuade them from this crazy fad of penis-enlargement surgery. […]

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How to get the Steve Jobs bio (audiobook) for free

(Credit: Amazon) I’ve always been a big fan of biographies. Recent favorites include Simon Pegg’s “Nerd Do Well” and Rob Lowe’s “Stories I Only Tell My Friends.” My wife picked out the latter for a car trip, and while I wasn’t terribly enthused at the time, it turns out Lowe’s autobiography is relentlessly entertaining–especially the […]

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Weight Regain May Not Be Due to Lack of Willpower

Weight Regain May Not Be Due to Lack of Willpower Oct. 26, 2011 — Just ask anyone who has ever tried to shed extra pounds: Losing weight can be hard, but it’s keeping this extra weight off that is often most daunting. Now new research in the New England Journal of Medicine sheds some light […]

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State Dept. Considering 9,036 ‘Diversity Visa’ Applicants from ‘Countries of Interest’–Whose Citizens Pose Higher Terror Risk

Yemenis celebrate the Muslim celebration of Ramadan. (AP Photo.) (CNSNews.com) —  As part of its 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery, the U.S. State Department is considering 9,036 applicants from nations that have been designated as “countries of interest” by the Obama administration because their citizens, and people travelling from them or through them are deemed a heightened terrorist risk to […]

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Sprint posts smallest quarterly loss in 4 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is reporting its smallest quarterly loss in four years, as it’s continuing a turnaround and getting better at keeping and attracting customers. The country’s No. 3 wireless carrier added a net 1.3 million subscribers in the July to September period, the best result since 2006. It continued to lose subscribers […]

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Get a 25-inch LCD HDTV for $179.99 shipped

The Hannspree ST259MUB 25-inch HDTV/monitor is a steal at $179.99. (Credit: TigerDirect) It’s been a while since my last “oh my god can you believe how cheap monitors have gotten?!” post, and today’s deal definitely fits the mold. (Huh. Deja vu. Oh, right, yesterday.) While supplies last, TigerDirect has the Hannspree ST259MUB 25-inch LCD HDTV for $179.99. […]

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Erectile Dysfunction And Porn

Thinkstock “With a buffet including live sex chat, new naked chicks with every click, multiple windows, and escalating levels of hardcore, what actually happens inside the brain is a form of overdosing.“ Porn is so readily available now that it’s hard to say no. According to Psychology Today, though, there’s a very good reason to […]

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Autism Linked to Unusual Shapes in Lungs

Autism Linked to Unusual Shapes in Lungs Oct. 25, 2011 (Honolulu) — Children born with a certain shape in their airways — the tubes that take air to the lungs — all have autism or autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study. The study is one of the few to show a strong link […]

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Obama: My ‘Drawdown in Iraq Allowed Us’ to Get Bin Laden

President Barack Obama, speaking at the White House, announces that he will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (CNSNews.com) – In statements delivered Friday and Saturday, President Barack Obama said it was his drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq that allowed the U.S. to “refocus” on al Qaeda and get Osama bin […]

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