Black Hills of South Dakota
I have never been on a drive more beautiful than Needles Highway on the southern edge of the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Poll: Religiously unaffiliated less likely to vote
The recent boom in religiously unaffiliated Americans may ultimately help explain the results of the upcoming 2012 presidential election, according to a new poll that shows such voters lean heavily toward President Barack Obama but are less likely than the religiously affiliated to turn out.
Survey: Consumers trust Internet more than pharmacists
Consumers are more likely to turn to the Internet for prescription drug information than their pharmacists, according to a survey commission by RxAlly, a network of community pharmacies.
Slate: Twitter for people who don't like Twitter
Did you watch Tuesday night's presidential debate on one screen or two? If you answered "Why the heck would I need two screens to watch TV?," then you missed half the show.
Redbud leaffolder appearing again
Those leaffolding caterpillars are at it again. This spring I think every tree in Oklahoma had the problem. But additional generations of the pesky caterpillars are back for a second act this fall.
Slate's Explainer: Why isn't Big Bird on a major network?
Big Bird has emerged as the surprise star of the 2012 campaign. Mitt Romney says he likes Big Bird but wants to cut federal funding to PBS, while the big yellow bird has appeared in an ad made by President Obama's campaign. Why is "Sesame Street" on public television, anyway?
Slate: Why the Taliban fears teen-age girls
A teen-age girl speaking out for girls' education is just about the most terrifying thing in the world for the Taliban.
Spin predictable following veep debate
An aggressive, self-assured Democratic Vice President Joe Biden responded to last week’s poor debate performance by President Barack Obama by repeatedly challenging Republican challenger Paul Ryan on taxes, plans to cut entitlement and on foreign policy.
Vaccine program adds value to beef cattle
Successful cow-calf producers strive to receive the highest possible value for their calves at sale date.
Slate: Why Lena Dunham's book is worth $3.5 million
When word came down this week that "Girls" creator and "Tiny Furniture" director Lena Dunham had sold a book of essays for more than $3.5 million, I braced myself for a resurgence of the Dunham haters.
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