2:00pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Parenting

Where Do Dads Go For Parenting Advice?

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2:00pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Parenting

After 7 Years, Moms Panelists Share How They've Changed

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2:00pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Arts & Life

Poet Nikki Giovanni On Change: 'Approach It With A Smile'

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1:57pm

Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

This One Is Worth Watching: New Zealand Retirees Join 'Happy' Meme

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:35 pm

Senior citizens dance to "Happy."
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At this point, you've surely decided that you've watched more than enough Internet remakes of Pharrell's infectious anthem to felicity, "Happy."

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1:11pm

Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

Obama Announces New Sanctions On Russia

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:19 pm

Obama, shown here on July 16, warned Tuesday that costs for Russia will continue to grow as it aids Ukrainian separatists
Jacquelyn Martin AP

This post was updated at 4 p.m. ET:

President Obama announced a new round of economic sanctions against Russia's banking, energy and defense sectors on Tuesday.

"Because we're closely coordinating our actions with Europe, the sanctions we're announcing today will have an even bigger bite," Obama said on the South Lawn of the White House.

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12:45pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Books

Do You Dare To Venture Through These Tangled 'Woods'?

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:08 pm

I am not a trained reader of horror. Usually whenever I encounter horror stories, I'm left feeling dissatisfied with the quality of my unsettlement; I think "oh, that was gratuitous" or "eh, was that necessary?" With very few exceptions, I tend not to seek out horror.

Emily Carroll's Through the Woods is so thoroughly an exception that I have to revise my stance on the whole genre.

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12:24pm

Tue July 29, 2014
WVAS Local

Cool July Temperatures

Temperatures have cooled off to near record territory for this time of year again.  Because of the cooler than usual July, many people are thinking Alabama will experience an especially hot August.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Holly Allen says that's not necessarily so, she says a massive weather system in Southeastern Canada and the Great Lakes region is causing the cooler air to push farther south.  She predicts a return to more normal temperatures by early next week, if not sooner. 

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12:01pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Shots - Health News

Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 2:31 pm

Patients who get the comforts of palliative care as well as disease treatment live longer, studies show, than those who only get treatment for the disease.
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It's a painful dilemma for seriously ill Medicare patients: To receive the extra support, counseling and care provided by the program's hospice benefit, they have to agree to stop receiving curative treatment for their disease.

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11:54am

Tue July 29, 2014
All Tech Considered

Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:06 pm

SpeedSpot is a free app that lets you test the speed of Wi-Fi networks in hotels and share the test results instantly.
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You know how it feels. You're a moderately frequent business traveler and trying to get some work done from your hotel. But you're slowed — and sometimes stalled — by an intermittent Internet connection. Your hotel Wi-Fi has the download speeds of an early 1990s dial-up connection.

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11:22am

Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 11:40 am

Penn State running back Evan Royster eludes a tackle by Eastern Illinois' Adrian Arrington during a 2009 NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. Arrington was one of the athletes who sued the NCAA over concussions.
Carolyn Kaster AP

The NCAA has reached a settlement with former athletes that provides $75 million for medical monitoring and research into head injuries. The settlement also calls for a change in the way schools handle head trauma.

As USA Today explains, the NCAA currently requires that member schools only have a concussion management plan. The settlement would require schools to make changes to their policies and "institute return-to-play guidelines."

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