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Friday Talking Points -- Obama Earning His Nobel

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A few months back, he announced a major shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba, ending a half-century of frostiness, and this week the outlines of a deal to avoid a war with Iran were unveiled, thawing a relationship that froze over back in 1979.

The Creator Of The Pet Rock Has Died

AP | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. Dahl's w...

Better Selfies Through Chemistry

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
James Marshall Crotty

The selfie is here to stay, despite reports of its demise. Love it or loathe it, the self-portraits snapped with handheld devices that Ellen DeGe...

GRAPHIC: 10 Simple Products That Made People Billions

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

It feels like everyone is the country has some overly complicated and obviously harebrained get-rich scheme in their back pocket. But more often than ...


Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

Early in 1975, Gary Dahl a California advertising executive came up with the idea of the "Pet Rock" which quickly became a pop culture phenomenon and ...