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  • Maryland leans toward approval of same-sex marriage

    Maryland voters are leaning toward legalizing same-sex marriage next month, something that has never happened at the ballot box anywhere in the nation, a new Washington Post poll finds.

    October 19, 2012

  • 592429_39450908.jpg With juices, calories can outweigh benefits for children

    One glass of orange juice — even if it's 100 percent fruit juice — is loaded with unnecessary calories.

    October 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • KIDSPOST WORLDRECORDS171.jpg World records are serious business at Guinness

    The "Guinness World Records" book, which is updated every year, is filled with the biggest, fastest, oldest and some of the strangest things people have done to get attention.

    October 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • Slate's Explainer: Do candidates color coordinate?

    Many astute readers have noticed that President Obama wore a blue tie in the first debate and a red tie in the second debate. Mitt Romney did the opposite, wearing a red tie in the first encounter and a blue tie in the second. Do the candidates communicate before the debate to make sure they're not wearing the same thing?

    October 18, 2012

  • Slate: Should we screen kids' brains and genes to ID future criminals?

    If you read judicial opinions in serious crime cases, which always seem to describe every gruesome and salacious detail, you will almost surely reach two conclusions. First, no "normal" person could ever commit many of the horrific acts described in those cases.

    October 18, 2012

  • 183681_5310.jpg In hard times, hungry consumers still flock to the Golden Arches

    In late September 2008, when global stock markets fell off a cliff, a funny thing happened to McDonald's. While the financial industry and consumer goods were cratering, same-store sales rose 8.2 percent the next month.

    October 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • g1900000000000000007ab7404d7607295b2b21dfbb91234015f4f44430.jpg Obama leads Romney in Halloween mask polls

    With Halloween approaching, there may be another way to predict the election outcome: the popularity of Democrat President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney masks.

    October 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • image_preview.jpeg SOCIAL: Tweeting the second Presidential debate

    This collection of Tweets spans some of the biggest moments from last Tuesday's second Presidential debate. The debate, a town meeting, covered foreign and domestic issues and was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • 1361061_26986297.jpg Why working harder doesn't make you richer

    Working 24/7 isn't the road to prosperity, much less happiness, and there are numbers to prove it.

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • IPhone_5.png How to stop Apple's iOS6 from tracking your activity for advertisers

    The new iPhone 5 swept you off your feet in September. It dazzled you with sapphire crystals and diamond-cut edges; vibrant, kaleidoscopic Retinas that seemed to peer straight into your soul; and longer battery life - when you were awake, so was it.
    But something didn't feel quite right. You couldn't put your finger on it - but it was as if the iPhone didn't trust you. As if it felt the need to track your every move.

    October 16, 2012 1 Photo

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