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TLC cancels "19 Kids and Counting"

Business News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:17pm
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The iPod is outperforming the Apple Watch

Business News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:12pm
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How do screams scare us?

Health - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:08pm
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Gadgets to Make Your Commute More Comfortable

Lifestyles - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:34am
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(NewsUSA) - Americans spend a lot of time on the road and getting to work, be it in a car, on a train or on a bus.

In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average commute for Americans is 25 minutes. However, other studies peg higher-profile cities such as Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Atlanta and San Francisco at almost 60 hours per year.

If you're not one of the lucky few who work from home, but instead log considerable hours getting from point A to point B for your job, the following accessories may help make your commute more productive, if not downright enjoyable.

Portable Brewing Mug

The coffee industry is being turned on its ear by companies coming out with battery-powered portable brewing systems. One current system holds 14 ounces of java and is temperature controlled by pushing a button on the cup. Coffee is brewed in three minutes and the mug can also be charged in your car by USB.

Handbag and Charger

In order to sustain an all-day charge without taking along a chunky block, portable battery packs are all the rage. For women, there are now purses and handbags that come equipped with a place to store a small charger that will keep your phone, tablet or e-reader charged all the day long.

Screen Glasses

According to a recent report by Kleiner Perkins analyst Mary Meeker, Americans spend 444 minutes each day staring at screens. This means that 95 percent of Americans are at risk for digital eye strain that causes dryness, itchiness and fuzzy vision, according to a recent report released by The Vision Council. To prevent further eye strain, commuters who use their laptop, smartphone or tablet in transit (or e-reader for that matter), might want to consider purchasing protective glasses that are engineered to block out the damaging high-energy, UV and artificial blue light that screens omit. These high-tech glasses can also be outfitted with your current prescription lens.

Smokeless Tobacco Accessories

For smokeless tobacco users, one of the more inconvenient aspects to enjoying your product of choice is the unsightly spit cup or bottle that you must carry around. To that end, FLASR (OTCQB: FLASR) has created a pocket-sized spittoon designed to allow users to open and shut it with just one hand, making it easy to use even while driving. The small size of the FLASR portable tobacco flask allows users to dip unobtrusively in public. It also fits in a cup holder.

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Train like a lady lumberjack

Health - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:16am
Categories: Health

Uber faces $7.3M fine or California suspension

Business News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:12am
Labor issues aren't the only regulatory battle Uber is fighting.

Lasers pointed at 11 airliners

CNN - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:02am
Eleven commercial flights reported lasers pointed at them Wednesday night as they flew over New Jersey, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.
Categories: National News

Nazi war criminals: Justice done?

CNN World - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:02am
Categories: International News

Austerity on Wall Street: Banker pay is down

Business News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:58am
Forget about Greece. It looks like bankers may have to get used to austerity.

Wife of American detainee reacts to Iran deal

CNN World - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:56am
Nagmeh Abedini, whose husband has been detained in Iran since 2012, speaks to CNN's Pam Brown about the news that her husband's release is not part of the Iranian nuclear agreement.
Categories: International News

Bill Nye: Lack of craters on Pluto 'a mystery'

CNN World - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:46am
CNN's Pamela Brown speaks with Bill Nye, "The Science Guy", about the new high-resolution image of Pluto's surface taken by NASA's New Horizons probe.
Categories: International News

The F-35: Is the world's most expensive weapons program worth it?

CNN - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:43am
Three years behind schedule and some $200 billion over its original budget, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is finally set to become operational this month.
Categories: National News

Extreme Weather

CNN - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:34am
What will the weather be like tomorrow where you are? Check your weather forecast
Categories: National News

Joyful reunions of people and pets

CNN - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:34am
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India awaits windfall from Iran nuclear deal

Business News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:26am
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Drone strike may have killed Kenya university attack mastermind

CNN World - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:24am
"Initial information indicates" that a drone strike has killed the suspected mastermind of this spring's deadly Garissa University College attack, a Kenyan official said Thursday.
Categories: International News

Robber taken down by former Marine

CNN - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:12am
A former Marine takes down a robber armed with a knife at a convenience store in Texas. CNN affiliate KTVT reports.
Categories: National News
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