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151 Days Of Blackouts

May Wilkerson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
May Wilkerson

In college and throughout my early twenties, my friends and peers would often regale me with stories of things I had done during blackouts. No one seemed to find it strange that I would forget so much, and so often.

The Writers Workbench: The Flashlight Edition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

New flashlights use what calls Light Fusion Technology. Honestly, I have no idea what that means -- companies all have their priority descriptions, and my experience is that sometimes they have meaning, and sometimes they don't.

Energy Industry: Here Is Your Mission for 2014

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Peter Gardett

One area of the sector, however, has yet to feel the impact of this technology revolution. In 2014, the energy business needs to turn its attention to transportation, transmission and storage.

Solar Storm Warnings To Get Big Boost

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 12.28.2013 | Science

Christmas dinner by candlelight might seem quaint and appealing, but the possibility of days without satellite communications and power — let alone ...

Ed Koch Documentary and Plenty More at the New York Jewish Film Festival

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The 22nd Annual New York Jewish Film Festival offers yet another dazzling year of films including Neal Barsky's documentary, Koch -- a wonderful retrospective of the political life of a quintessential son of New York City.

Alice Hines

In The Wake Of Sandy, A Black Market For Candles And Batteries In Chinatown

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

Less than 48 hours after Hurricane Sandy wiped out all power in lower Manhattan, batteries, candles and flashlights have become as valuable to gold to...

In Tyler Durden We Trust

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Detroit
Jeff Sorensen

The great Tyler Durden stated, "The things you own will end up owning you." If that wasn't the case over 10 years ago when Fight Club came out, it sure is now. Do not be owned by your devices. You are not your smart phone!

SCORE! Following Noise From Fans, NFL Changes Blackout Policy

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Professional football has been blacking out games since 1953. And for nearly just as long, fans have opposed the practice and have sought ways around blackouts.

Now Power Traders Are Halting Electricity Exports To Greece

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

* Greek power prices double due to lower imports, hot weather * Tourism season coming By Karolin Schaps and Tsvetelia T...

Could TV Blackouts Be Looming?

www.politico.com | Posted 12.06.2011 | Media

By BROOKS BOLIEK | 10/5/11 10:25 PM EDT A battle royale is brewing between two entrenched lobbies — the broadcasting and pay-TV industries — ov...

Extreme Weather Makes Portable Generators A Hit

AP | By MICHAEL HILL | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

-- Alex Iwashyna didn't realize how many of her neighbors in Richmond, Va., had backup generators until her own family bought one in the dark days af...

2011: The Year Of The U.S. Natural Disaster

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tor...

What Won't Be Included in New NFL Labor Agreement

Brian Frederick | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

With the NFL and NFLPA on the verge of reaching an agreement, do you think that new agreement will include an end to the blackout rule? ...Yeah, me neither.

Drunken Blackouts Lead To Future Injuries

Posted 08.31.2011 | College

One or two blackouts from drinking make it much more likely a student will suffer an alcohol related injury in the future, according to a new study. ...

Fans' List of Demands for New NFL Labor Agreement

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Since the NFL doesn't feel that fans should have their own representatives and the NFLPA is unwilling to respond, it's up to us to let them know what we would like to see in a new collective bargaining agreement.

Delirious: Debut of a Second Generation Writer

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Delirious is the first novel authored by Daniel Palmer, son of famed mystery/thriller writer Michael Palmer. It is evident the son inherited some of his father's talent.

Charger Fans Fight Back Against Blackouts

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Thanks to the NFL's blackout rule requiring home games to be sold out at least 72 hours before kickoff, the rest of the Chargers' games this season are expected to be blacked out.

It's Time to End All Blackouts

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

It's time to put and end to the practice of using blackouts as leverage once and for all. But that's why it's all the more important to have someone representing the interests of sports fans here in Washington.

10 Ways to Prepare for a New York City Blackout

Runnin' Scared | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

​It's now 102 degrees in Central Park, and since every other word right about now seems to involve "heat," or "hot," or "OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IT'S...

State Of Emergency Declared In 5 Counties

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. — Hours of heavy rain fell Thursday on saturated Southern California as the fourth Pacific storm in a week came ash...

Blackout in Brazil: Hydropower and Our Climate Conundrum

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

In addition to sparking problems in public transport, the blackout or apagao led to hospital emergencies and the shutting down of several airports.

The Ghost of Power Cuts Past Returns to Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Cuba can no longer resell a portion of the barrels that come from Caracas and this -- along with the international financial problems -- has forced it to re-impose the cuts.