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Study links early drinking to watching R-rated films

Apr 26, 2010
Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School have found that middle-school children who are forbidden to watch R-rated movies are less likely to start...
Posted In: drinking, r-rated movies

Issues with debt for some college grads

Apr 26, 2010
A study released by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center says almost 17 percent of 2008 graduates borrowed $30,500 or more to get their...
Posted In: graduate debt

Court to hear video game case

Apr 26, 2010
Video game legislation is heading to the High Court. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether a California law that bans the sale...
Posted In: Supreme Court, video games

New study to track impact of cell phones on health

Apr 23, 2010
Five European countries are launching a new long-term study on the effects of cell phone usage on one's health. The study will follow at least 250...
Posted In: cell phones

Redbox reaches deal with Fox, Universal

Apr 22, 2010
Cheap DVD kiosk company Redbox has reached a deal on legal disputes with Universal Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. Under the distribution...
Posted In: DVDs, Redbox

Target to sell Kindle, B&N's ad campaign for Nook

Apr 22, 2010
If you're thinking of purchasing a Kindle, you can head on over to your nearest Target soon. Target will begin selling Amazon's Kindle beginning...
Posted In: e-reader, Kindle, Nook

Obama makes push for financial reform in speech

Apr 22, 2010
President Obama moved forward with a push for financial regulation during a speech Thursday at Cooper Union in Lower Manhattan. With some of Wall...
Posted In: Obama financial reform speech

Greece's troubles look worse on debt revision

Apr 22, 2010
The European Union came out with a revision of Greece's budget deficit which was worse than previously expected: Greece's deficit was 13.6 percent...
Posted In: Greece

Financial woes put Bond film on hold

Apr 21, 2010
What does it take to stop James Bond? Money woes at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The studio, which is home to the James Bond franchise, is $3.7 billion in...
Posted In: James Bond

Brain-training games may not make you smarter

Apr 21, 2010
If you've spent some time using computer games and websites to become smarter, well, you may be out of luck. A new study published by the journal...
Posted In: brain-training games



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