Busting the Merkel Myth

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — In an age of us-versus-them politics, soon-to-be ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel might be the only prominent international leader the global demos can actually agree on. From Poland to Peru, clear majorities profess a favorable view of the East German physicist-turned-politician, whose 16-year tenure running Europe’s largest … Read more

22 pieces of jewelry that are absolutely worth the splurge, according to experts | CNN Underscored

CNN —   There are certain items that have an intrinsically low cost per wear — like, say, your favorite pair of workout sneakers, or the tote bag you never leave home without. But jewelry isn’t too far down the list: Save for a few special occasions, most people wear the same necklaces, bracelets or … Read more

Hundreds Of FedEx Packages Found Dumped In Ravine

Alabama police are investigating after an estimated 300 to 400 FedEx packages of various sizes were found dumped in a ravine north of Birmingham. What do you think? “I knew I should have left a forwarding address after moving out of that ravine.” Anthony Pepperack • Balalaika Player “I hate to see so much useless … Read more

Serta Recalls 200,000 Mercy Killing Pillows

DORAVILLE, GA—Acknowledging its culpability in a recent series of botched euthanasia attempts, international bedding giant Serta expressed remorse Wednesday and issued a recall for 200,000 of the company’s mercy killing pillows. “We wish to apologize to customers who were unable to put a loved one out of their misery due to defects in the craftsmanship … Read more