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How smartphone addicts slow down restaurant service

How smartphone addicts slow down restaurant service

A man takes a picture of his meal with his mobile phone to share it on the “Food Reporters” network on July 19, 2012 during his lunch in a restaurant in Paris.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Smartphones at restaurants can be both a help and a hindrance to their business owners. On the one hand, customers [...]

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

American League All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images); Credit: Elsa/Getty Images Summertime means baseball season is well underway. One [...]

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

American League All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images); Credit: Elsa/Getty Images Summertime means baseball season is well underway. One [...]

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

American League All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images); Credit: Elsa/Getty Images Summertime means baseball season is well underway. One [...]

Should the Supreme Court take up California’s foie gras ban?

Should the Supreme Court take up California’s foie gras ban?

Foie gras dishes are prepared at Hot’s Kitchen during a “Farewell Fois Gras” event on June 29, 2012 in Hermosa Beach, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The Supreme Court may consider California’s ban on foie gras after thirteen states banded together to urge a review of the law. Opponents of the law argue that [...]

Should the Supreme Court take up California’s foie gras ban?

Should the Supreme Court take up California’s foie gras ban?

Foie gras dishes are prepared at Hot’s Kitchen during a “Farewell Fois Gras” event on June 29, 2012 in Hermosa Beach, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The Supreme Court may consider California’s ban on foie gras after thirteen states banded together to urge a review of the law. Opponents of the law argue that [...]

LA Court halts Boyle Heights pot farmers market just weeks after opening

LA Court halts Boyle Heights pot farmers market just weeks after opening

Anthony Guillen, left, shows a sample of a marijuana bud to a patient at the California Heritage Market, the first-ever cannabis farmers market in Los Angeles. The event drew more than a thousand people to an industrial area of Boyle Heights where all types and forms of marijuana were for sale to medical marijuana patients.; [...]

Learning ability largely forged in DNA, study says

Learning ability largely forged in DNA, study says

Twin sisters Lisa and Julie York pose for a picture during the final day of Twins Days August 5, 2007 in Twinsburg, Ohio. ; Credit: Rick Gershon/Getty Images While the best teachers, motivated parents and flourishing schools can bolster a child’s education, genetics are responsible for half of learning ability, according to a new study. [...]

Is Amazon responsible for the charges kids rack up making in-app purchases?

Is Amazon responsible for the charges kids rack up making in-app purchases?

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. ; Credit: David Ryder/Getty Images The FTC is suing Amazon over in-app purchases in children’s gaming apps. In-app purchases have frequently been a frustrating issue for parents, many of whom see hundreds of dollars [...]

Is Amazon responsible for the charges kids rack up making in-app purchases?

Is Amazon responsible for the charges kids rack up making in-app purchases?

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. ; Credit: David Ryder/Getty Images The FTC is suing Amazon over in-app purchases in children’s gaming apps. In-app purchases have frequently been a frustrating issue for parents, many of whom see hundreds of dollars [...]