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  • What Adele Dazeem and John Travolta wrought after his Oscars flub

    What Adele Dazeem and John Travolta wrought after his Oscars flub
    It's been a few days since John Travolta's "Adele Dazeem" flub, but the Internet, celebrity news outlets and late-night television couldn't seem to get enough of it. On Tuesday, the actor finallly copped to the blunder. Of course, we're speaking of...
  • Let's get flashy with film fest names

    Let's get flashy with film fest names
    A few days ago I mentioned the Peace on Earth Film Festival to someone whose eyes glazed over so fast I might as well have said I was planning to stare at the wall for the next hour. Who doesn't like peace? Honestly, now. And yet there's something...
  • Animated map: How the West was won, in one GIF

    Animated map: How the West was won, in one GIF
    Attention AP U.S. history students: An animated map resurfaced this week that provides a dynamic illustration of how the country expanded -- showing in seconds the volatility of nearly two centuries of history. Even in 1783, when the Treaty of Paris...
  • Bitcoin is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try

    Bitcoin is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try
    I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is. Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me. If you're also confused about the...
  • Siri finally exits beta; you could also use Google Voice Search

    Siri finally exits beta; you could also use Google Voice Search
    Two years after launching, it appears Siri has finally exited beta mode. The Apple voice assistant's beta label was removed from the company's website in preparation for its next update, which comes Wednesday as part of the iOS 7 software release....
  • Some iPhone 5s users seeing 'blue screen of death' common to Windows

    Some iPhone 5s users seeing 'blue screen of death' common to Windows
    There have already been numerous issues reported with Apple's iOS 7, but a new error that's starting to be reported is reminiscent of a common problem Windows users are all too familiar with: the blue screen of death. Users are taking to Apple's...
  • Shaq meets Gov. Jerry Brown, hoists first lady overhead

    The newest partial owner of the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O’Neal, met with Gov. Jerry Brown in the state Capitol on Monday, a meeting that ended with the former Lakers star hoisting the governor’s wife above his head. But more on that...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airlines schlep your bags -- for a price

    Seniors on the Go: Airlines schlep your bags -- for a price
    United Airlines is emulating rival American in featuring a baggage-delivery service at your arrival airport. Although you have to get your bags to the departure airport and check them by yourself, when you arrive at your destination airport, you hand your...
  • Seniors on the Go: Beware: Hotel gotchas

    Seniors on the Go: Beware: Hotel gotchas
    Booking a hotel you haven't previously visited is always something of a gamble. Sure, "star" ratings and user reviews can reduce your risk, but despite your best efforts, hotels have a way of coming up with nasty surprises. Resort fees. This mandatory...
  • Good answers to why you've been jobless

    DEAR JOYCE: What should I say, other than "duh," when an interviewer asks why I've been out of work for so long? Is this question even legal? -- J.R. An interviewer uses the legal why-jobless-so-long question as a time-saver to quickly uncover what's...
  • New careers for teachers

    DEAR JOYCE: I have been a high school teacher for six years and had expected to continue for many years more. But the budget problems of public education have caused me to consider a career move. I have strong managerial skills, computer competence and an...