With the first wave of teams on bye coming up in Week 4, you may be looking at your roster wondering how to plug some of the holes in your lineup. Let's take a look at the best available players who could help you put up points while some of your top guns take the week off: Kirk Cousins (QB - WAS): He was my top quarterback add last week, and I guess I hit that nail on the head (of course, I'm sur
By Matthew Shovlin on Sep 23, 2014
These new findings support other epidemiological studies pointing to a link between the development of asthma and stress, particularly work related stress, say the researchers. Job insecurity has been identified as a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. Perceptions of job insecurity steeply increased during Europe's recent economic downturn, which commenced in 2008. A team of researchers from
By Debbie Nicholson on Sep 23, 2014
New Zealand is a fascinating destination, with many interesting cities to visit, both on North and South Island. However, the country also has some pretty unusual and odd places to visit, a little off the beaten tourist track. One such place is the little town of Tirau, which has only 800 inhabitants, and is located in the Waikato region on North Island. The town’s name translated from Maori is “p
By Anne Sewell on Sep 23, 2014
It only took decades of the women’s movement for brands to hop on the female empowerment bandwagon. Yes, it’s disheartening that the word “feminism” has become akin to a curse word in our world today. Still, it’s refreshing to see companies promote strong and confident women across the advertising landscape. Better late than never, marketers. Under Armour, Always, Athleta, Verizon and Pantene are
By Christa Avampato on Sep 23, 2014
Have you ever wondered if “witches fly on brooms?” Or ask, “can one witch undo another witch’s spell?” Maybe contemplate if, “witches have power over one another?” Answers to these questions and more will be revealed in “The Bewitched Continuum: The Ultimate Linear Guide To The Classic TV Series,” a fun, entertaining book by Adam-Michael James that looks at all the details, discrepancies, magic, a
By Debbie L. Sklar on Sep 22, 2014
News analysis Weeks after United States District Court Judge Martin Feldman’s decision to uphold Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage snapped a 21-decision winning streak for advocates of marriage, another judge in the state invalidated the same ban. The grounds Judge Edward Rubin used to strike down Louisiana’s ban so soon after Feldman’s decision upheld it were that the ban violates the “equal p
By Mike Sarzo on Sep 22, 2014
Science & Tech
The new iPhones arrived in stores Friday and the iFaithful dutifully lined up and opened their wallets for the latest offering from Apple. The company is claiming it sold over 10 million phones over the weekend. That sales figure breaks the previous record set last year, when Apple moved 9 million iPhones in the same period. The new phones were available worldwide, with some notable exceptions. “S
By Barry Eitel on Sep 22, 2014
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By Christa Avampato on Sep 23, 2014
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