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"Friday's the much-anticipated opening of the new Star Trek movie. It's expected to rake in $100 million this weekend. That's a whole lot — but just imagine how much more it could make if the people buying tickets were going with dates." — Jimmy Kimmel
A new study finds that nicotine residue and other chemical traces end up in hallways and other rooms, including smoke-free rooms. Read
Surprisingly, older boomers may be the last demographic to retire with enough savings to live comfortably. Younger boomers and Gen-Xers will be the first two generations not to do better than the ones before. Read
For years we've been warned to cut our sodium consumption to protect against strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. New research finds that not getting enough salt can actually increase one's risk. Read
Congressional committees are far apart on how much our $80 billion-a- year food stamp program should be cut, reflecting a wide ideological and emotional schism on the government's role in helping the poor. Read
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1873: San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno tailor Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent entitled "Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings," for their design of work pants with metal rivets — now known the world over as blue jeans.
1916: Norman Rockwell's first cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post is published, depicting two boys laughing at a friend dressed in his Sunday clothes and pushing a baby carriage. The celebrated illustrator would draw more than 300 covers for the publication over the next 47 years.
1939: Pan American Airways begins regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic mail service flights when the Boeing 314 Yankee Clipper departs Port Washington, New York, bound for Lisbon, Portugal. Pan Am would inaugurate regular passenger service a month later.
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