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State plans to cull stray dogs

CNN World - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:33am
A state in India has announced drastic action to deal with its problem of dangerous stray dogs with rabies: culling. But the Animal Welfare Board of India, a statutory board that advises the government, urged the state of Kerala to hold off on euthanizing any dogs.
Categories: International News

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' escapes

CNN World - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:30am
Categories: International News

Growing up in darkness

CNN World - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:29am
Some children in Maputo, Mozambique, are forced to literally grow up in darkness as they find themselves seeking refuge in places without electricity.
Categories: International News

Wild animals make themselves at home

CNN World - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:28am
An alligator on a couch. An armadillo in a desk drawer. A tortoise on a bed. Those are just some of the sights in photographer Joao Castilho's "Zoo."
Categories: International News

8 quotes to remember Nintendo president Satoru Iwata by

CNN World - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:28am
Satoru Iwata, who passed away Sunday at the age of 55, wasn't just your regular, buttoned-up corporate executive. Here are 8 quotes to remember the visionary Nintendo president by.
Categories: International News

How to Make Dating Less Difficult Than It Has to Be

Lifestyles - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:26am
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(NewsUSA) - Dating has never been easy, but it only gets more difficult with age. Never mind the whole getting-to-know-you thing, the Internet has created a world where every foible, every flaw, every thing (literally and figuratively) is on display for the world to nitpick, including potential dating partners, to see.

"Surviving any worst-case scenario comes down to not panicking, having a plan and ultimately being prepared," David Borgenicht, author of The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Sur-vival Handbook: Dating & Sex, told the Chicago Tribune in an interview. "And this applies to the realm of dating."

That is why you need to be prepared for any dating scene so you don't find yourself wondering whether leaving by the bathroom window is actually an option.

The following tips will help you avoid the potential pitfalls of dating.

* You're running late. It happens -- traffic, work runs over, mistiming on how long it takes to get ready -- and all of a sudden you've kept your date waiting. In this case, take a few minutes to send a text message or a quick call and let them know you've run into a snag, but will be there as soon as possible. Better yet, giving them a timeframe. One caveat: try to keep it light. If you sound stressed about being late, they'll be stressed about waiting.

* You spill wine all over the table, on yourself, or on your date. At best, you and your date can laugh it off. And if you like one another, it's an easy way to ask them out for a second one --to a dry cleaners, where you'll foot the bill. At worst, if the sparks aren't there, you have an easy out.

* You're a smokeless tobacco user. For smokeless tobacco users, the thought of taking a spit cup or bottle on a date is horrific, and of course, an absolute no-no. So, what to do? You might want to consider a portable spittoon made by FLASR, an Atlanta-based company that specializes in creating smokeless tobacco accessories.

To avoid the messiness that can go along with using smokeless tobacco, the FLASR flask has an advanced closing mechanism, ensuring that it stays securely closed when not in use, thus eliminating the risk of spills and leaks often found with cups and bottles. In addition, the small size of the FLASR flask allows users to enjoy smokeless tobacco unobtrusively while in public.

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Don't Let Father Time Take Your Independence

Lifestyles - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:13am
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(NewsUSA) - When most people are envisioning their retirement, they picture themselves doing things they love, like dancing, playing tennis, or running around the playground with their grandchildren. Unfortunately, retirement isn't always as great as hoped. These days, too many seniors find themselves losing their independence due to the natural aging process.

According to Marketing Charts, 26 percent of seniors surveyed said that losing their independence was their biggest fear. That's higher than the 13 percent of seniors who feared moving into a nursing home or 3 percent fearing death. Instead of seniors fearing a loss of independence, let's look at some ways they can regain it and start making all of their retirement dreams come true.

Invest in a Power Wheelchair

Power wheelchairs provide seniors with independence and comfort beyond a traditional manual wheelchair. Seniors can stay independent thanks to joystick movement, letting them choose speed and direction they are comfortable with. Power wheelchairs also allow seniors to recline and tilt, helping them raise their legs if they need to.

Attach Bathroom Aids

Installing grab bars or safety handles on tubs and walls, along with bath and shower chairs, can help seniors regain their independence by giving them the confidence they need to safely bath themselves, even if they have a home health aide helping them.

Install a Stairlift

Seniors looking to recapture their independence, especially when they can't make it up the stairs anymore, can install an Acorn Stairlift. Seniors with arthritis don't have to worry, because it's the only approved starlift, with the Ease-of-Use commendation by the Arthritis Foundation.

Available for straight or curved stairs, Acorn Stairlifts provides seniors with a safe and secure movement from sitting down to stepping off through its swivel seat and safety belt. With this stairlift, seniors also don't have to worry about malfunctions with its built-in safety sensors that prevent it from running into something it shouldn't. It also features an easy-to-read numerical display notifying seniors if it needs servicing -- preventing it from malfunctioning with someone on it.

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Sam Zell makes $60M bet on entrepreneurs

Business News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:05am
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How did Greece get into this mess?

CNN World - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:04am
Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. But then it all went terribly wrong.
Categories: International News

54 stingrays die at Chicago zoo

CNN - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:52am
Chicago's Brookfield Zoo is trying to figure out why 54 stringrays died Friday. Veterinary staff said there was a drop in oxygen level at the zoo's Stingray Bay habitat, according to a statement posted Sunday on the zoo's Facebook page.
Categories: National News

Scientist who studied 9/11 dust dies

CNN - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:50am
Paul James Lioy, an environmental scientist known for his analysis of the health effects of the dust produced by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, died this week after collapsing at Newark Liberty International Airport. He was 68.
Categories: National News

Detroit's 'Zombieland' goes boom

CNN - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:49am
Categories: National News

Big winner in Greece deal? The U.S. dollar

Business News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:48am
Time to book a trip to Paris, Rome or Athens? The U.S. dollar rallied on the news of the "Agreekment" Monday -- and some experts think the greenback should strengthen even further.

Oh, Atticus Finch, how could you?

CNN - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:47am
Categories: National News

Football Takes Its Turn at #SECMD15 Tuesday, Watch on SEC Network

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:47am
HOOVER, Ala. – Mississippi State takes its turn at 2015 Southeastern Conference Football Media Day on Tuesday and will be represented by head coach Dan Mullen, defensive end Ryan Brown, cornerback Taveze Calhoun and quarterback Dak Prescott.

Facebook goes after Facegloria

Business News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:04am
Some folks find a lot of Facebook posts offensive, so a group of evangelical Christians in Brazil have put together a good-news-only Facebook copycat called Facegloria.

Starbucks, other companies to hire 100K young people

Business News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 9:58am
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Trial of journalist Jason Rezaian resumes in Iran; editor renews call for release

Business News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 9:55am
Iran's secret trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian resumed Monday, after a month-long pause, and there was no immediate word on any new developments.

What Comcast's new streaming TV service is all about

Business News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 9:34am
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