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Microsoft's most boneheaded product is about to be killed off

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:04
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Colbert 'Late Show' staying in New York

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:57
The host of CBS' "Late Show" may be changing, but the location is staying the same. Colbert version is staying in New York.
Categories: Entertainment News

Overweight kids don't see it

Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:35
CNN's Andy Rose tells us that most overweight children don't perceive themselves that way.
Categories: Health

Stay Cool With a Ceiling Fan as Stylish as It Is Functional

Lifestyles - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:30
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(NewsUSA) - No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today's ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents.

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), ceiling fans are a unique home cooling option, as they blend aspects of both form and function to improve comfort while enhancing home décor. Indeed, there are many ceiling fan models available that can serve as an eclectic centerpiece for any room, without sacrificing cooling air movement.

Modern features, such as single-blade fans, allow homeowners to get the necessary performance while having style options that seamlessly entwine with a home's interior design. Whether modern with clean lines, traditional with classic features or something in between, the newest, most popular fans apply technology that moves the maximum amount of air.

"The better fans are quieter, more efficient and have better airflow," says Sean Lavin, chief design officer for Generation Brands, parent company of Monte Carlo Fan Co. "Most popular with consumers are hugger fans, which are mounted close to the ceiling, as eight-foot ceilings become more of the standard ceiling height."

"Whether a fan is simple or more ornamental, consumers are looking to fans for comfort," adds Joe Rey-Barreau, education consultant for ALA and associate professor at the University of Kentucky's School of Interior Design. "The functionality of a fan is not affected by its style, but there are other factors to consider."

Room size is key to selecting the right-size ceiling fan. An ALA-trained professional can determine the perfect-size fan to move the maximum amount of air in a particular space. Also important is the type of light needed.

In addition to offering a wide array of choices for aesthetic tastes, ceiling fans provide significant energy savings. "Ceiling fans use less power to deliver a localized wind chill effect, allowing you to turn your thermostat up while remaining cool," says Nathan Frampton, president of Fanimation.

In fact, running a ceiling fan can reduce how cool you feel by as much as eight degrees. Conversely, in the wintertime, a ceiling fan can be reversed to move warm air downward, making you feel warmer.

To find the perfect ceiling fan, talk to a professional at an ALA-member retailer, or visit www.americanlightingassoc.com.

US aims to make oil transport safer

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:24
When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47, destroyed 40 buildings and sent thousands fleeing from their homes.

Joko elected Indonesian president

CNN World - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:16
Joko Widodo won Indonesia's hard-fought presidential race. CNN's Anna Coren reports.
Categories: International News

Children kept in squalor in refuge

CNN World - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:11
Mexican authorities found nearly 500 children living in squalor at a refuge in Michoacan state.
Categories: International News

Brazil names new soccer coach

CNN World - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:11
There is a new man tasked with fulfilling Brazil's World Cup destiny.
Categories: International News

9/11 Commission a decade later: 'Terrorism not going away'

CNN - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:57
America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies. Long security lines at airports.
Categories: National News

Nothing can ground Delta. Earnings fly

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:56
It seems like nothing can stop the aviation industry from its jet fueled joy ride.

Chocolate, waffles and... U.S. bonds?

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:36
There's a big mystery in the bond market. Solving it could be the key to figuring out why U.S. government bond yields have remained so low.

Israeli investors unshaken by Gaza conflict

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:22
The bloodshed in Gaza has captured the world's attention, but Israeli investors don't seem too nervous. They've been through this before.

GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:20
In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones.

Recall on peaches, plums

Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:06
Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Walmart recall recalls peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots.
Categories: Health

'Glee's' Naya Rivera is married

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:04
"Glee" star Naya Rivera is now Mrs. Ryan Dorsey.
Categories: Entertainment News

Bulldogs' Announce Non-Conference Schedule

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:56
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Rick Ray officially begins his third season at Mississippi State when the Bulldogs open the 2014-15 campaign at home against Western Carolina on Nov. 14.

CDC lab director resigns after anthrax incident

CNN - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:55
The head of the bioterror lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.
Categories: National News

CDC lab director resigns after anthrax incident

Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:55
The head of the bioterror lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.
Categories: Health

Dwayne Johnson maybe playing a superhero

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:54
Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to play a character in Warner Bros' rapidly expanding DC movie universe.
Categories: Entertainment News

Hollywood's highest-paid actor

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:54
Robert Downey Jr. is once again the most highly paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.
Categories: Entertainment News
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