The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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  • How the U.S. government spends millions to get people to eat more pizza

    WASHINGTON - It all adds up to a lot of calories: On an average day, the report notes, pizza provides 6 percent of the total caloric intake for American children and 4 percent for American adults.

    February 18, 2014

  • Mazda3Int.jpg Redesigned Mazda3 among best new small cars

    Mazda must be dabbling in black magic.
    How else can you explain the fact that this relatively small Japanese company is doing what no one else in the car industry seems to have figured out? They’re building cars that get amazing gas mileage and are exhilarating to drive at the same time.

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SoulExt.jpg Soul is still stylin’

    Starting under $15,000, the Soul has always pegged its success on buyers who want a trendy, contemporary, eye-catching car without spending a ton of cash. And now that an all-new Soul is out for 2014, it shows that Kia is doubling down on this recipe of combining funky looks and an affordable price.

    February 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • 01.jpg US News names its 'Best Cars for the Money'

    WASHINGTON - U.S. News & World Report Wednesday announced its annual Best Cars for the Money list on its Best Cars website.

    February 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • You're doing it wrong: how to make better ramen

    NEW YORK — The finer points of instant ramen preparation may be up for debate, but the noodle cakes and flavor packets bequeathed to the world by Momofuku Ando are un-mess-up-able.

    February 10, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-01-29 at 1.36.23 PM.png 5 things you probably didn't know about the Sochi Olympics

    Even with heavy media coverage, there are still a few interesting (and weird) things you might not know about the upcoming Olympic games in Russia.

    February 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Journalists in Sochi share hilarious and horrifying hotel experiences

    Journalists covering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia are tweeting photos about their horrible hotel conditions. Yellow water, unfinished construction, broken doors and stray dogs characterize the scene in Sochi.

    February 7, 2014

  • ent_olympics.jpg Olympics on TV

    NBC plans to air more than 500 hours of Winter Olympics coverage across six networks, plus hundreds more hours online. Here are our daily picks for what to watch from Sochi.

    February 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meet 2014's Olympic carpetbaggers

    At the Winter Olympics in Sochi this February, a German prince will represent Mexico. A South Korea native will represent Russia. And a Singapore-born, London-raised violinist will ski for Thailand.

    February 6, 2014

  • Why marrying your equal can boost inequality

    Rich and poor Americans are slowly but surely staking out separate lives. Increasingly, they have been moving to different communities, and more frequently they are also marrying people of similar income and educational backgrounds. This is a phenomenon social scientists call assortative mating.

    February 6, 2014

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