Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier

Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier

by Nancy Shute Losing your sense of smell may not sound like a big deal, but it can increase your risk of injury, researchers say. Without the ...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Love Unlimited Orchestra performing High Steppin' Hip Dressin' Fella only on McQsJazz.com...

New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

by Eric Deggans When it comes to original TV series, it's tough to understand exactly where Amazon is going. At first, their strategy seemed...

Ledisi Steals The Show

Ledisi Steals The Show

by FRANNIE KELLEY There's too much happening in New Orleans' French Quarter — especially on a holiday weekend, and especially when hundre...

Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

by Pam Fessler The ALS ice bucket challenge continues to bring in huge donations this summer for efforts to cure and treat what's commonly know...

At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose

At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose

by ANNE NOYES SAINI AND RAMAA REDDY RAGHAVAN Behind the scenes of the feasts and meals at houses of worship, there's almost always an army of w...

Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

by Nancy Shute Tobacco control advocates disagree on whether e-cigarettes are a useful tool to get smokers off tobacco, or just a sleeker form ...

High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

High Prices Aren’t Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

by Amy Mayer   You may have noticed when grilling steaks or hot dogs this summer that they cost more than they did last year. According...

In Michael Brown's Memory, Pleas For Justice And Calm

In Michael Brown’s Memory, Pleas For Justice And Calm

by Martin Kaste It was 80 degrees before 8 a.m. in St. Louis, but hundreds of people still lined up early to attend Michael Brown's funeral ser...

Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior

Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior

by NPR Staff In the pilot episode of Jersey Shore, we're introduced in the first minute to the "new family": Snooki, JWoww, Vinny and the rest ...

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In 'The Congress,' An Animated Future Where Movie Studios Are Villains

In ‘The Congress,’ An Animated Future Where Movie Studios Are Villains

by Tomas Hachard The most interesting but remarkably understated aspect of The Congress, a half-live-action, half-animated trip of a film from Israeli director Ari Folman, is the increasing power accrued by the fake movie studio in i...

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Arts

A Surge Of Scarlatti Sonatas

A Surge Of Scarlatti Sonatas

by Tom Huizenga Three centuries ago a man named Domenico Scarlatti churned out an enormous number of keyboard sonatas — more than 550. Pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can't get enough these inventive, bite-si...

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Setting Your Movie In Boston? Bettah Get The Accent Right

Setting Your Movie In Boston? Bettah Get The Accent Right

by Anne Mostue The Hollywood movie about mobster Whitey Bulger has been filming in and around Boston for months, with a list of high-profile actors. That means getting Johnny Depp and the others to sound like they're from Boston. And...

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Television

Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The 'Strong Black Woman' In White Women

Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The ‘Strong Black Woman’ In White Women

by Linda Holmes Lifetime's new show Girlfriend Intervention is not subtle about its message. Its premise is four black women giving a makeover to a white woman on the theory that, as they put it, "Trapped inside of every white girl i...

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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

There’s A Big Leak In America’s Water Tower

by Christopher Joyce The northern arm of the Rocky Mountains is sometimes called "the crown of the continent," and its jewels are glaciers and snowfields that irrigate large parts of North America during spring thaw. But the regio...

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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

by Juana Summers Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles. The study, publi ...

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‘We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet’ On Islamic State, Obama Says

by Krishnadev Calamur President Obama says the U.S. doesn't "have a strategy yet" on how to deal with Islamic State militants who now control vast swaths of territory across Iraq and Syria, but he added that the militant group was contin ...

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Are You Enough?

Fear. We question ourselves if we are worthy enough for what we dream of. We ask ourselves if we are indeed capable of such an accomplishment. We measure ourselves against other "great" people, and we do not see any comparison. It is ea ...

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Fatal Shooting At Firing Range Sparks Debate About Safety

by Eyder Peralta   A 9-year-old girl in Arizona on Monday accidentally killed her firing-range instructor when she lost control of an Uzi submachine gun. The news has ignited a debate in the country about access to guns an ...

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Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

by Martin Kaste   The protests that followed the shooting death this month of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing, especially in the St Louis area. Many male Africa ...

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The Universe Is Still Dark After All These Years

by Marcelo Gleiser Well into the 21st century, it is indisputable that we know more about the universe than ever before. So that we don't get lulled into a false sense of confidence, today I provide a short list of open questions ...

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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

by Don Gonyea Democrats are bracing for the 2014 election, now fewer than 10 weeks away. What has them worried this year? There's the president's slumping approval scores, the public view that the country is on the wrong track, and ...

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Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

by Martin Kaste The members of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge near downtown Seattle are on the young side. The guy in charge is 26. Danny Done, the lodge's worshipful master, is lounging on his designated chair in the room reserved for ...

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Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

by Sean Carberry Sgt. 1st Class Tom Albert is with the Army's 2nd Engineers at the massive Bagram Air Field north of Kabul, and he's overseeing operation Clean Sweep here. It's a huge job, because American troops and equipment are sc ...

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Emmy Awards 2014: Safe Choices In A Time Of Groundbreaking TV

by Eric Deggans For TV critics, last night's Emmy Awards show was a bit like seeing an old flame promise to treat you better, only to slide right back into the same old disappointing behavior. After nominating a slate of performers an ...

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