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Illustration on the hyperloop by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Tunnel vision

Elon Musk is more like "The Music Man" con artist Professor Harold Hill than inventive genius Thomas Edison. As Gertrude Stein said of Oakland, "There is no there there."

Avoid burning out. (Associated Press)

Go-go-go leads to burnout

Do you ever feel you need to work extra hours just to get "what you need to" accomplished? Or, perhaps you complete a full day at work and then shift into 5th gear to meet the deadlines and needs in your home, at school, or in your personal life?

Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded the West a couple of weeks ago, in effect, "We have weapons that you can't defend against." (Associated Press/File)

Tit for tat from Russia's potential president for life

The most striking comment to come out of Russia since the election of Vladimir Putin to a fourth term Sunday just may have come from well-known firebrand, nationalist and perennial losing presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who declared that the presidential election this year would be Russia's last.

In this July 28, 2010 photo, Sharon Osbourne, a colon cancer survivor, arrives at the CBS CW Showtime press tour party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mrs. Osbourne and a former contestant on her VH1 show "Rock of Love Charm School" have settled a battery and negligence lawsuit on the eve of trial. The case was about to begin on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

Colorectal screenings save lives

While colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, it is not on most people's list of great conversation topics - and yet discussing screenings is a lifesaving measure. Testing can detect precancerous growths, or polyps, which doctors can remove.

Seal of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

When personnel is policy

When President Andrew Jackson failed to convince his Secretary of Treasury William Duane to withdraw funds from the hated Second Bank of the United States to deposit in private institutions, he fired him in favor of Attorney General Roger B. Taney, who did the dirty work with alacrity.