<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/chris-christie-marijuana-colorado_n_5200414.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Nobody Tell Chris Christie, But Colorado Might Have A Better 'Quality Of Life' Than New Jersey</a>

Nobody Tell Chris Christie, But Colorado Might Have A Better 'Quality Of Life' Than New Jersey

On a recent radio program, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) slammed Colorado’s recreational marijuana laws, which was not a surprise — Christie has long been a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization in New Jersey. What was surprising was the governor’s take that the new Colorado pot laws have ushered in a “quality of life” problem that New Jersey doesn’t want.

“See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado, where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport just to come and get high,” Christie said during his monthly …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/things-older-than-you-think_n_5161776.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">7 Things That Have Been Around A Lot Longer Than You Think</a>

7 Things That Have Been Around A Lot Longer Than You Think

Did you know selfies are older than sliced bread?

With talk of a 366-year-old emoticon surfacing, it seemed like a good time to round up other “Internet things” that have been around for a surprisingly long time. It’s a bit tricky to pinpoint cultural phenomena to exact dates, but basically, they’ve been around longer than you think. If you thought Drake invented YOLO or that BuzzFeed created the listicle, then you need to keep reading because EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG.

1. Selfies

It is believed that Robert Cornelius …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/bangladesh-factory-workers_n_5200427.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">A Year After Deadly Collapse, Bangladesh's Garment Industry Remains Broken</a>

A Year After Deadly Collapse, Bangladesh's Garment Industry Remains Broken

NEW YORK — A year after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 people at a factory in Bangladesh, the country’s garment workers remain exposed to dangerous work conditions, untouched by widely publicized reform efforts from major retailers, according to a new report.

Released Monday by New York University’s Center of Business and Human Rights, the report found that the two major safety plans launched by coalitions of international retailers in the past year — though unprecedented in size and scope — fail to address the “greatest risks” facing millions of workers.

Less than …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/portland-cathedral-park_n_5198998.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Portland's Cathedral Park Is The Perfect Place To Soak Up Spring</a>

Portland's Cathedral Park Is The Perfect Place To Soak Up Spring

It’s springtime and that means everyone’s looking for a little green space to soak up some much-needed sun. Why not try Cathedral Park in Portland?

Cathedral Park sits underneath the St. Johns Bridge, which crosses the Willamette River. The bridge’s arches and architecture resemble a Gothic cathedral, hence the name of the park.

The park has a rich history and is believed to date back to the days of Lewis and Clark, when the park is said to have been a camp site for the explorers in 1806. The bridge …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/trans-pacific-partnership-companies-tpp_n_5202060.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Why Corporations Are Freaking Out About Obama's Big Trade Deal</a>

Why Corporations Are Freaking Out About Obama's Big Trade Deal

WASHINGTON — Steve Biegun is not exactly a left-wing radical. During the Bush years, he served as an adviser to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Republican from Tennessee. When John McCain named Sarah Palin as his presidential running mate in 2008, the campaign brought on Biegun to help the new vice presidential contender bone up on conservative foreign policy.

But as the current head of Ford Motor Co.’s international lobbying operations, Biegun now finds himself allied with environmental activists, labor unions, and some of the most progressive Democrats in Congress — all …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/ukraine-separatists-killed_n_5204212.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Ukraine Forces Kill Several Separatists In Slaviansk Operation</a>

Ukraine Forces Kill Several Separatists In Slaviansk Operation

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces clashed with pro-Russian militants as they closed in on the separatist-held city of Slaviansk on Thursday, seizing rebel checkpoints and setting up roadblocks as helicopters circled overhead.

Reuters journalists saw a Ukrainian military detachment with five armoured personnel carriers take over a checkpoint on a road north of the city in late morning after it was abandoned by separatists who set tyres alight to cover their retreat.

No shots were heard during that takeover but the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that its forces and troops from the Defence Ministry had …read more

Source: World News


The 4 Laziest Ways to Improve Your Credit

There are people out there who expend a lot of energy in the quest for a totally meaningless perfect credit score, which I’ve written about elsewhere. Most people know it’s important to have good credit, but they don’t want to spend too much time worrying about it. The good news is that you can be pretty lazy and still improve your credit.

The difference between having good credit (generally from 700-749) and bad credit (anything below 620) can mean …read more

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Science Graphic of the Week: 19th Century Shipwreck Found Near the Golden Gate Bridge

By Greg Miller On a foggy night in 1888, the passenger steamer City of Chester was headed out of San Francisco Bay when disaster struck. The 202-foot boat was rammed by a much larger steamer, the Oceanic, coming into the bay from Asia. Sixteen people died in the accident, and the City of Chester quickly sank to the bottom. This multibeam sonar image from NOAA is the first look at the steamer in well over a century.

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