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The wispy, smoke-like fog that hangs over the Smoky Mountains in the United States comes from rain and evaporation from trees.
Top Toys of 2013 - After rigorous review by families from across the country, this year's top 30 toys have been selected by FamilyFun magazine for its 22nd annual Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Awards. The 30 winning toys deliver child-tested play value and fun factor, along with innovation, durability, and safety, after being selected from more than 300 contenders.
What is Energy Star and why does it matter? - Years ago, you'd buy an appliance and think nothing of plugging it into your wall and turning it on. You didn't worry about how much energy it used or where that energy came from. Energy was cheap and most of us had never heard of global warming. Times have changed!
Can You Be Vegetarian And Healthy? - A certain well-known actress reportedly stated that she was a vegan for a long time but that the diet nearly killed her because she wasn't getting enough nutrition. Yet, there are many people who don't eat meat and who enjoy health most of us would envy. What's their secret? What's the key to a healthy vegetarian lifestyle?
Who's Watching You? - Are you concerned about your online privacy? Some people feel they have nothing to hide so there's nothing to worry about. Others feel that any invasion of our privacy damages us, whether we have something to hide or not. Who worries you the most? Let us know in our latest poll.
Look Both Ways Before You Cross The Street - You'd think everyone would know how to cross the street. Unfortunately, the rise of smartphones seems to have given rise to some foolish behavior. Proof: 60 percent of pedestrians walk while texting, emailing, talking on the phone, or listening to music, leading to an increase in pedestrian fatalities.
Groovik's Cube - The World's Largest Rubik's Cube - Liberty Science Center, on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty, is endeavoring to build Groovik's Cube -- a 1.5-story high Rubik's Cube that can be controlled via the Web from anywhere in the world.
How Will You Make A Difference On Earth Day? - April 22, 2013 is Earth Day. It's a day when we reflect on the challenges our shared home is facing and hopefully take action to correct them. Is Earth Day really necessary? And if it is, what can we do to make our planet a cleaner place?
Poll: Internet Connections - Remember way back when you'd connect to the Internet -- or maybe a BBS -- through a modem connected to your phone? When you made the switch from a 300 baud modem to a 1200 baud? Then 2400? Then 14.4? 56k? How do you connect today? Tell us in our latest poll.
Cheese - As Good For You As It Is Good - If names like Emmental, Roquefort, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar get your mouth watering, you're obviously a cheese lover. Cheese has been around for centuries and can be a part of a healthy diet. But how can that be? Isn't cheese one of those guilty pleasures, something that tastes good but isn't good for you?
The Garden - The Garden - A comic strip set in a garden populated by intelligent plants and insects. This week, Daisy recruits a reluctant cheerleader for her sports team.
Pass The Salt - But Don't Overdo It - Salt, or more accurately sodium, is essential in maintaining good health. Unfortunately, too much sodium and we run the risk of kidney damage, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and death. The question is, how much sodium is enough and how much is too much?
Covert Maneuvers - Episode One, Part Eight - Meet the Starfleet Intelligence team as they rescue their companion from the clutches of a corrupt Ferengi. They're a tough group who do things their own way. How will they ever get along with the crew of the Symphony?