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Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.

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Gorman: Don't want to make a decision? There's an app for that

New York City police said last year that

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What if you never had to make a decision ever again? What if all your choices were made by picking up your phone?

Now there’s an app for that.

Seesaw, a new smartphone application, allows users to post questions and let their friends and followers decide. The design resembles Instagram, encouraging users to post photos along with each post. After a query goes out, people tap the screen...

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Gorman: SUNY rap video surprisingly white

Brendan Martin

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As part of a new marketing strategy, the State University of New York released a rap anthem on YouTube Wednesday. “The SUNY Anthem,” which had more than 43,000 views and 300 comments by midday Friday, puts a positive spin on the educational, financial and social quality of attending one of the 64 SUNY schools.

The star is Brendan Martin, a 2010 SUNY Albany graduate, who also wrote and produced...

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Filler: Mediterranean diet can be tasty and health, study says

A woman buys fruit at a market in

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So here comes another study making the point that if you eat right, there’s a much better chance you won’t die, or rather not as soon and not of the same things.

Regardless of what headlines often claim, no diet or safety initiative or smoking reduction can “prevent deaths.” They can only postpone them. The fatality rate of living is 100 percent.

The source of the good news this time...

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