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Happiness is Real. So Why Do We Pretend It's Not? Rob McCready/CC BY 2.0 Yesterday I hosted a live chat with Annie Leonard, a master communicator and story teller, and creator of the wildly popular Story of Stuff.

Happiness is Real. So Why Do We Pretend It's Not?

NONZERO. Introduction A great many internal and external portents (political and social upheaval, moral and religious unease) have caused us all to feel, more or less confusedly, that something tremendous is at present taking place in the world.


Dr Pepper Recipes - Cooking with Dr. Pepper. 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 cup cocoa 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup Dr Pepper 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 2 cup canola oil 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350°F.

Dr Pepper Recipes - Cooking with Dr. Pepper

Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. Sift together the sifted flour, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa and baking soda and set aside. Heat the Dr Pepper in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted. With an electric mixer, beat the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla for 2 minutes. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Favorite Seth Godin Quips. Snyderman Returns.

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Bill Snyder’s effect on K-State football extended beyond the field. All befitting the worst program in college football history, then the only one with more than 500 losses. “I found out we were in some serious trouble,” Snyder said Monday. Nothing told him that, though, like the session he soon scheduled with the 22 departing players … and the unscheduled emergency meeting he would have with one in particular. U.S. Gamers Crack Puzzle In AIDS Research That Stumped Scientists For Years. Foldit is an experimental video game about protein folding that produces real-world results.University of Washington In just three weeks, online gamers deciphered the structure of a retrovirus protein that has stumped scientists for over a decade, and a study out Sunday says their breakthrough opens doors for a new AIDS drug design.

U.S. Gamers Crack Puzzle In AIDS Research That Stumped Scientists For Years

The protein, called a protease, plays a critical role in how some viruses, including HIV, multiply. Intensive research has been underway to find AIDS drugs that can deactivate proteases, but scientists were hampered by their inability to crack the enzyme's structure. Looking for a solution, researchers at the University of Washington turned to Foldit, a program created by the university a few years ago that transforms problems of science into competitive computer games, and challenged players to use their three-dimensional problem-solving skills to build accurate models of the protein. Felicia Day is Just What Gaming Needs. Why Congress won't stop hurting you. A joint session of Congress listens to President Obama speak on September 8.

Why Congress won't stop hurting you

Congress is threatening the third potential government shutdown this yearThe political turmoil may be contributing to the country's economic problemsCongressmen believe they may benefit from the repeated showdowns, analysts sayCongressmen feel less guilt when they act as part of a group, one analyst argues. Politics as ideological blood sport. President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on September 8.

Politics as ideological blood sport

John Avlon: Once rare, tthreats of shutdown, filibusters are now routineAvlon: Parties are willing to politicize disaster relief, bring nation to the brink of default All or nothing mindset of Congress defeats coalition building, he saysParties need to remember that they are not the purpose of our politics Editor's note: John Avlon is a CNN contributor and senior political columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

He is the co-author of the new book "Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns. " (CNN) -- They just don't get it. Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race. The U.S. poverty rate has risen to 15.1%, its highest level in nearly 20 years.

Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race

Roland Martin says new poverty numbers an expression of a recession that started in 2007He says of 10 poorest states, most have voted Republican in presidential electionsMartin says poverty issue should have come up in GOP presidential debates but hasn'tMartin: GOP agenda fails to face complex issue of poverty; voters in poor states should take heed Editor's note: Roland S. Martin is a syndicated columnist and author of "The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House. " Internet Ethics. Scientists Reconstruct Video Clips From Brain Activity In Historic Experiment.

Amazing smartphone strategy. There’s a lot to like about a smartphone — voice and text, together with Internet access and email and apps. But the service is so expensive every month. Is there any way around it? Yes, there is. Here is how I have smartphone service for under $10 per month: I bought a new, unlocked LG Optimus T for $185 from a well-regarded eBay vendor. Learning And Study.

How Business School Killed the Entrepreneur (and some worthy alternatives. “Don’t use graduate school, or any other course of study, as a form of life avoidance.

How Business School Killed the Entrepreneur (and some worthy alternatives

Pursue the course only if there’s a good reason.”