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Bald Spots Are in Now, Right? A Detroit barber wants to set a Guinness World Record for completing the most male haircuts in an hour. The record is 34, but Bryan “B-Dogg” Price, 46, says his personal goal is 40. Price plans to use two cordless clippers during the April 6 record attempt and move back and forth between men in two chairs. The cuts will be recorded on video. (AP) HERE HE GOES AGAIN ON HIS OWN

Man: ‘Like a Drifter I Was Born to Walk Alone …’ He wasn’t asked to play a few licks on the drums, but police in Gloucester, Mass., quickly determined that the homeless man they found at a city business wasn’t who he claimed to be — the drummer for the 1980sera rock band Whitesnake. A quick check of records indicated that was not true. The unnamed man was taken to a hospital for evaluation. (AP) FOOD FIGHT

He Even Ate the Crusts! Jerome Davis was arrested Friday after he pulled a knife on his brother over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, said police in Des Moines, Iowa. Both men are in their 50s. Davis’ accuser told police he was angry because he believed his brother was overeating. Davis allegedly ate three sandwiches and made another less than an hour later, which caused the fight between the brothers, said police. (AP)

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High Court Blocks Utah Gay Marriages Same-sex couples given right to wed just weeks earlier Salt Lake City Gay couples in Utah were thrust into legal limbo Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to samesex marriages in the state, turning jubilation to doubt just weeks after a judge’s ruling sent people rushing to get married. The justices did not rule on the merits of the case or on same-sex marriage bans in general. The deci-

sion stays in effect while the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers the long-term question of whether gay couples have a right to wed in Utah. For those couples who just got married — or were planning their nuptials — the latest twist in the legal battle clouds what was seen as a cause for celebration. “It feels like we are secondclass citizens during the stay,” said Moudi Sbeity, who is waiting to get married until the legal process plays out. “There’s also the fear of the unknown of what might come next.”

Sbeity and partner Derek Kitchen are among three couples who brought the Utah lawsuit that led to the surprise Dec. 20 ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby, who said the state’s ban on samesex marriage violated gay and lesbian couples’ constitutional rights. State officials praised Monday’s decision to put a hold on things, saying it should have come earlier. Two previous courts turned down their request for a stay. Many believe the Supreme Court will settle the issue for good. Others doubt the high court will step in any time soon. In June, the jus-

Utah is trying to determine whether the marriages that have already taken place are still valid. Marriage licenses issued in 2008 in California prior to the passage of the state’s same-sex marriage ban were eventually upheld by the state supreme court. But marriage licenses issued in San Francisco in 2004 after Mayor Gavin Newsom told city officials to grant them were later invalidated by the state supreme court. That leads some to believe a court will need to rule on Utah’s marriages.(AP)

Senate Confirms Yellen as Head of Federal Reserve

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Washington The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank’s efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases. Yellen, 67, will replace Ben BerYellen n a n ke , w ho i s stepping down after serving as chairman for eight years dominated by the Great Recession and the Fed’s efforts to combat it. Senators confirmed her by 56-26, with numerous absences caused by airline flight delays forced by arctic temperatures around much of the country. All 45 voting Democrats were joined by 11 Republicans in supporting Yellen, while 26 Republicans voted “no.” Vice chair of the Fed since 2010, Yellen begins her four-year term as leader of the century-old bank on Feb. 1. AL AN FR AM (AP)

tices decided not to weigh in on the constitutionality of defining marriage as being between a man and woman, relying instead on a technical legal argument to resolve the issue in California and clear the way for same-sex marriage in the state. The ruling Monday doesn’t necessarily give any indication of how the justices would rule on the issue, said Douglas NeJaime, a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine. He believes justices want the issue to work its way through normal legal channels before they weigh in.

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‘It’s Not Cold; It’s Painful’ Most dangerous temps in decades push across the U.S. Minneapolis The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite. Many across the nation’s midsection went into virtual hibernation, while others dared to venture

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out in temperatures that plunged well below zero. “I’m going to try to make it two blocks without turning into crying man,” said Brooks Grace of Minneapolis, where temperatures reached 20 below, with wind chills of minus50. “It’s not cold; it’s painful.” The mercury also dropped into negative territory in Milwaukee,

St. Louis and Chicago, which set a record for the date at minus-16. Wind chills across the region were 40 below and colder. Record lows were possible in the East and South today, with highs in the single digits expected in Georgia and Alabama. Below-zero wind chills were forecast up and down the coast, including minus-12 in Baltimore. For a big swath of the Midwest, the subzero cold moved in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds. Nearly 3,200 flights — one out of every 10 domestic departures — were canceled Monday morning. RICK CALLAHAN AND STEVE KARNOWSKI (AP)

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Cheney Drops Senate Bid Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, on Monday abandoned her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Cheney cited “serious health issues” that “have recently arisen in our family” as the reason. Her candidacy had caused a public rift with her sister, Mary, a lesbian, over Liz Cheney’s opposition to gay marriage. (AP) SAN FRANCISCO

Brain-Dead Girl Is Moved Jahi McMath, 13, the California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery, is being cared for at a facility that shares her family’s belief that she still is alive, her uncle said Monday. The family would not disclose where she was taken. (AP) CHICAGO

Judge: Chicago’s Ban on Gun Sales Goes Too Far A federal judge has ruled that Chicago’s ban on the sale of firearms is unconstitutional. Judge Edmond E. Chang issued his ruling Monday, saying the ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and sales of firearms. (AP)

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When you have 400,000 men come to one part of the nation, “you’re invariably going to have more people try to take advantage … by providing prostitutes.” — JOHN MOLINELLI, PROSECUTOR IN BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.

Law enforcement agents in New Jersey have redoubled efforts to fight what they worry could be one of the biggest menaces to come with next month’s Super Bowl: sex trafficking. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on New Jersey for the Feb. 2 football game. Some believe the state’s sprawling highway system, proximity to New York City and diverse population make it an attractive base of operations for traffickers. And while there are scant stats and much debate over how much sex trafficking increases during a large sporting event, it’s been enough of a

concern to prompt New Jersey and previous host cities to take notice. “The Super Bowl is a huge, huge arena for sex trafficking,” said Danielle Douglas, who identifies herself as a sex-trafficking survivor. Some visitors “are coming to the Super Bowl not even to watch football — they are coming to the Super Bowl to have sex with women, and/or men or children.” Soon after the announcement that the 2014 Super Bowl would be held at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey officials set up training for law

enforcement personnel, hospitality workers and others on identifying signs of sex trafficking. Houses of worship are handing out fliers to help spot warning signs, and truckers are being trained to look for people being held against their will. Jane Wells, who recently released “Tricked,” a documentary about human trafficking, said she wants a focus on the crime all the time, not just around sporting events. “This is a 365-day-a-year problem,” Wells said. K AT IE Z E Z IM A A ND SAMANTHA HENRY (AP)

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China Destroys 6 Tons of Ivory in Landmark Move China destroyed about 6 tons of illegal ivory from its stockpile Monday in an unprecedented move wildlife groups say shows growing concern about the black market trade by the world’s biggest market for elephant tusks. (AP) SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

S. Korea Urges Reunions Of War-Split Families South Korea’s president on Monday called for the resumption of reunions of families separated by war with North Korea, expressing hope that the program would improve ties between the rivals. The two countries had planned reunions in September for the first time in three years but Pyongyang canceled at the last minute. (AP)

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying — doggedly, relentlessly, exhaustingly — to make peace in the Middle East. And as he has shown over the past week on this, his 10th round of shuttle diplomacy to the region, he has become part broker, part bulldozer. In hours of meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Kerry laid out what he calls a framework for a peace deal that would establish an independent Palestinian state and end a conflict dating to Israel’s creation as a nation. He has tried to get each side to drop petty politicking and look to

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history. And he has made pit stops across the region — paying calls on Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday — to rally support for the peace project. Since he began his peacemaking bid, Kerry has bet that a combination of attractive proposals for each side, support and pressure from the United States and other nations, and the sheer force of his will can help make a deal that eluded past Middle East leaders and U.S. envoys.

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WAVES UP TO 27 FEET HIGH slammed into Britain’s southwest coast Monday — including above at Porthcawl harbour, South Wales — as lashing winds and heavy rain battered parts of the U.K. Britain’s weather forecasting body said the storm is loosely connected to the system that caused the U.S. winter storm.

“Now is not the time to get trapped in the sort of up and down of the day-to-day challenges,” Kerry said Sunday. “What we need to do is lift our sights and look ahead, and keep in mind the vision of what can come if we can move forward.” ANNE GEAR AN (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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On Monday, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Awami League party won one of the most violent elections in the country’s history, marred by an opposition boycott that made the results a foregone conclusion. The result plunges Bangladesh deeper into economic stagnation and could lead to more violence in the deeply impoverished country. (AP)

But six months into the process, there are doubts. Netanyahu and Abbas have yet to meet face to face since Kerry wheedled and pushed them to renew stalled negotiations. Teams of negotiators have met about 20 times, keeping at it in the face of public frustration and finger-pointing. With the stated aim of a deal by the end of April, it’s crunch time — a reality the secretary of state is trying to impress on others.

Israel charged Monday that media messages from Palestinian leaders are creating “a culture of hate” that could undermine peace talks. The Israeli government, which tracks social and news media websites in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, says incitement against Israel and its Jewish majority has intensified in the past five months. Palestinian officials said the Israelis were recycling old claims to stall the peace process. Read the full story at washingtonpost.com. (T WP)

Iraq’s prime minister urged Fallujah residents Monday to expel al-Qaeda militants to avoid all-out battle in the besieged city, a sign that the government could be paving the way for a military push in an effort to rout hard-line Sunni insurgents challenging its control over the western approaches to Baghdad. The militants’ seizure of Fallujah and parts of nearby Ramadi, once bloody battlegrounds for U.S. troops, has marked the most direct challenge to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government since the departure of American forces two years ago. Both the U.S. and Iran view the escalating conflict with alarm, with neither want-

Meanwhile … The White House is pushing back against critics who argue that the U.S. pullout from Iraq is to blame for escalating sectarian violence. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the violence existed even when there were 150,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. (AP)

ing to see al-Qaeda take firmer root inside Iraq. Washington has ruled out sending American troops but recently delivered dozens of Hellfire missiles to help Iraqi forces. Tehran signaled Monday that it is willing to follow suit, saying it may help Iraq by sending military equipment and advisers should Baghdad ask for it. (AP)

Merkel Hurt While Skiing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 59, cracked her pelvis during a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work for the next three weeks, her spokesman said Monday. (AP)

British Lawyers Wig Out: Hundreds of British lawyers — many dressed in traditional white curled wigs and black gowns — swapped courtrooms for picket lines Monday to protest planned cuts to legal aid. Cases were disrupted at courts including London’s famous Old Bailey criminal court as barristers in England and Wales staged their first national walkout. Only one of 18 courts at the Old Bailey held a sitting during the half-day strike. (AP)

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Beyond the Comedy Act French soccer star Nicolas Anelka, right, used the “quenelle” recently to celebrate a goal, and NBA star Tony Parker did it years ago. Both said they didn’t know the gesture was anti-Semitic. Parker said in a mea culpa released by the San Antonio Spurs last week that he “thought it was part of a comedy act.” (AP)

Comic’s Gesture Spurs Crackdown France decries trendy move, calling it an ‘inverted Nazi salute’ Paris It’s caught on like a dance move — one hand pointing downward, the other touching the shoulder with an arm across the chest. But for many, the gesture popularized by a French comic is hateful and anti-Semitic. On Monday, France’s interior minister said local officials have the right to ban shows on the comic’s national tour. Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala has a small but faithful following of fans from disparate walks of life. But his profile has soared since the gesture, dubbed the “quenelle,” went viral in recent months. It has even been used by such sports stars as soccer player Nicolas Anelka. To Interior Minister Manuel Valls, it is an “inverted Nazi salute.” Valls notified regional prefects Monday that they, along with mayors, can close Dieudonne’s shows based on a potential risk to pub-

Shows by Dieudonne, who popularized the “quenelle,” can be banned by local officials, says France’s interior minister.

lic order and instructed them how to proceed. That point of view is contested by Dieudonne’s lawyer. “We are not at all worried,” Sanjay Mirabeau said. He contended that officials would have to show that the “risk is real.” He said if the show is shut down, the comic’s lawyers will demand an urgent judicial review of the matter. But Dieudonne, who goes only by his first name, is adamant the quenelle — named for a fish dumpling eaten in some parts of the country — is an anti-establishment sign meaning “shove it” and is not anti-Semitic. However, he has been convicted more than a half-dozen times for inciting racial hatred or anti-Semitism over the years. EL AINE GANLEY (AP)

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standing room, digital information displays and enhanced audio systems, the cars are a radical departure from the brushed-aluminum, earth-toned, less technologically advanced subway cars that Washington-area commuters have long been accustomed to. At a ceremony attended by an array of elected officials, including Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, the four cars rolled out of a rail yard and into the nearby Greenbelt Metro station, where the officials were given a tour. The cars will be tested on Metro’s track for several months before being put into service. PAUL DUGGAN (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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The Advocate’s list of the gayest cities in the country is online. This year, D.C. took the top spot, edging out San Francisco (No. 11), Oakland (No. 9) and Atlanta (No. 5), among others. (Last year, the D.C. placed fourth and Tacoma, Wash., was No. 1.) And D.C. wasn’t the only city in the region to appear on the list: Arlington came in at No. 10, owing to the presence of the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance as well as bars like Freddie’s in Crystal City and Galaxy Hut in Clarendon. So how did The Advocate come up with its list? They looked at such

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Bao Bao, left, makes her media debut alongside her mother at the National Zoo.

National Zoo Prepares Bao Bao for Public Debut Washington Bao Bao, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is getting used to seeing fans outside her enclosure as she prepares for her public debut this month. Bao Bao had a tryout Monday in front of the media. After waking up in her exhibit around 8 a.m., she spent the morning crawling, climbing, following mother Mei Xiang and poking her head over rocks to a chorus of camera clicks. For the most part, Bao Bao is oblivious to all the commotion but aware people are around. “She’s got a great disposition,” panda curator Brandie Smith said. Bao Bao will make her public debut Jan. 18 and may be visible inside or outside, depending on the weather and her mother’s choices. Zoo members will have an early preview beginning Saturday. By the time she goes on public display, Bao Bao will be nearly 5 months old. She sleeps about half the day and plays while she’s awake, rolling and tumbling, gnawing on bamboo and poking at her mother. That routine will continue when people are allowed to stream through the panda house. The zoo will bring her out into the enclosure for viewing, conduct some training sessions with her and sometimes weigh her in public view. “But if the cub chooses to go back into the den, or if mom choos-

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Panda Personality Bao Bao has turned out to be calm and more subdued than older brother Tai Shan, said biologist Laurie Thompson. “Tai Shan was a little more vocal when we did things like weigh him, where she seems kind of relaxed about it,” she said. “She’s like her dad. Tian Tian is very relaxed and kind of goes with the flow. So I’m thinking she got that from him.” (AP)

es to take her back into the den, we won’t force her to be out on display,” Smith said. If Bao Bao is distressed or hungry, she will make a contact call for her mother, and the cub will huff or honk if the humans take too much of her time, Smith said. In recent months, Bao Bao has become more active, moving around on her own and exploring the environment. Now she’s working on climbing, but some rocks are still too big for her tiny frame. And Bao Bao has been spending more time in her exhibit area — a good sign for visitors who want a chance to see her. BRETT ZONGKER (AP)

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Gizmos Get Personal A crop of new gadgets and tools respond to users’ needs and desires

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Tablets that measure pupil dilation to determine whether you’re in the mood to watch a horror movie or a comedy. Headbands, socks and bras that analyze brain waves, heart rates and sweat levels. Cars that recognize their owner’s voice to start engines. At the annual International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, which officially opens today and runs through Friday in Las Vegas, personal technology will get much more personal, with the proliferation of biometric tools to create morecustomized online experiences. Once just a niche for fitness buffs and law enforcement officials, the use of biometrics has made its way into mainstream consumer devices. “Literally, this is where things get into ‘Minority Report’ territory,” said Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Arlington, Va.based Consumer Electronics Association. “We can embed sensors into so many aspects of our lives.” As technology moves deeper into the habits — and the biology — of Internet users, the collection and analysis of everything from iris patterns to the unique qualities of a person’s walking style raise fresh questions about privacy. “There is much incentive to get this valuable information,” said Jeramie Scott, national security counsel for the Washingtonbased Electronic Privacy Information Center. “You can identify an individual with a remarkable level of accuracy just by their gait. And that’s just one example.” The commercial use of biometrics comes as the FBI and other agencies ramp up collection of bio-

On Monday, Panasonic introduced the HX-A100 wearable camera at CES in Las Vegas.

These range from fitness trackers that let users know how their workouts are going to a full-body gaming harness from PrioVR that lets users wave and kick their way through games on screen and in real life. There’s also a lot of wearables interest in the wrist, especially watches.

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Jeff Noce, president of i4C Innovations, poses with his dog, Scout. Scout is wearing the Voyce collar, which monitors his heart rate and vital signs.

TELCARE Bethesda-based Telcare’s blood-glucose monitor sends a patient’s data into the cloud, accessible through an app. With the meter, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, users can grant access to their physicians, who can check on their progress.

“Biometric data is personally identifiable information, and the question is how will it be stored and who has access to it.” — JER A MIE SCOT T, NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL FOR THE ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER

VOYCE i4C Innovations, of Chantilly, Va., plans to show off a collar that can monitor a dog’s health and vital signs, collect analytics about the animal’s behavior and store it as digital health records. Called “Voyce,” it uses sensors to monitor breathing, heart rate and location.

metric information such as fingerprints and facial and voice data. And as more Web-based firms such as Instagram, Apple, Google and Yahoo collect similar data, privacy advocates say consumers may never realize how much sensitive information they are disclosing. At CES, much of the biometric technology is meant to pique consumers’ imaginations. Voice-guided driverless cars won’t be available for several years. And Microsoft’s stress-detection bras and moodsensing ear buds are still being nurtured in labs. But biometrics are catching on more quickly in security. Dozens of companies will show-

XOWI XOWi is a speech-recognition device that users can wear as a badge, translating spoken commands into virtual ones. A user might tell XOWi to send a text, look up an address or make a call. McLean, Va.-based XOWi’s platform is open, meaning independent developers can use it to integrate with other apps.

case technology this week that uses fingerprint, palm-print and iris scanners, and voice-recognition software to replace passwords. And Fast IDentity Online (FIDO), an alliance of technology firms, will also announce new standards this week for using biometrics for security. “Up until now, everyone thought the smartphone was the key to the cloud, but everyone was wrong. The smartphone is a … very smart lock with lots of sensors,” said FIDO member Sebastien Taveau. “Your human body will be your own key, and you will get an extremely customized experience on your device.” CECILIA K ANG (THE WASHINGTON POST )

The Jetsons-like dream that our homes will someday be able to respond to our every whim — and even anticipate what we want — is out in full force at this year’s show, with home automation systems and smart appliances that can keep track of energy or water use.

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The future is here, and it’s adorable. Robotics products are all over CES this year, though often in the form of smart toys that are meant (right now) purely for play or education. These include the smart, circular toy ball Sphero from Orbotix and jumping robots from Parrot, which users can control with their mobile devices.

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The world of health tech has exploded with a huge line of fitness trackers, heartrate monitors and other exercise tools. But the broader world of health technology is also rapidly growing, particularly as more consumers age and face chronic ailments. Products such as a smart pillbox from French firm 2im helps get physicians, pharmacists and patients on the same page.

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Thousands of square feet of exhibition space at CES 2014 are devoted to autos, showcasing tech that brings the Web to the dashboard, as well as products aimed solely at keeping road warriors entertained. NPR has announced that it’s working to put a news app directly onto GM’s AppShop. (TWP)

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Playing the Field With the Redskins, nothing is ever simple. General manager Bruce Allen has interviewed five candidates to replace fired coach Mike Shanahan. He has gained permission to interview another six and counting. Is there a punch card of candidates so the Redskins get the next one free? Allen pledged to search extensively for the next coach, but the only guy overlooked so far is D.C. United futbol coach Ben Olsen. No word on wheth- By Rick Snider er Allen will also interview Centreville High coach Chris Haddock. This is getting out of hand. Either the Redskins are simply gaining roster evaluations from coaches leaguewide under the pretense of hiring them or Allen wants to use excessive research as a public-relations excuse should the new coach not work. Either way, get on with it. There are not 11 real candi-

dates for this job. There are a handful. The rest are window dressing to show fans how much the team cares. Maybe Allen is gathering info for the 2016 search? Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was interviewed. So were Dallas special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Baltimore offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. The Redskins have requested permission to interview San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike

Zimmer, San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman, San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, who was supposed to be Maryland’s coach rather than Randy Edsall. This quixotic quest doesn’t even include well-worn names like Bill Cowher, Jon Gruden, Art Briles, Russ Grimm, Hue Jackson and Danny Wright. Oh Pepper Rodgers, where are you? The Redskins are scattershooting the board, which is scary because it means they don’t have a real target. Well, Lovie Smith might have been it, but Tampa Bay beat Washington to him. And if the Redskins don’t

The Redskins are scattershooting the board, which is scary because it means they don’t have a real target.

stop this never-ending nonsense, a couple more top names may vanish, too. This isn’t saying the Redskins shouldn’t do their homework, but it’s reaching the limits of diminishing returns. Five other teams need coaches. The Redskins are burning time looking at anyone and everyone available. Who is the real target? Interview, investigate and invest in him without the sideshow of looking like Perry Mason and the Case of Due Diligence. Owner Dan Snyder thrives on marquee coaching hires. Marty Schottenheimer, Joe Gibbs, Steve Spurrier and Shanahan were blockbusters. The one time Snyder wasn’t prepared netted Jim Zorn, after the owner waited too long to make a choice. The Redskins just can’t perform without turning everything into drama. The only surprise is no big name is behind the curtain. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks

Former NFL coach Jon Gruden said that he hasn’t had any talks with Redskins officials regarding their head coaching vacancy. Gruden’s name has been mentioned as a potential replacement for Mike Shanahan, whom Redskins owner Daniel Snyder fired following the completion of the 3-13 2013 campaign. Gruden said late last month that he was returning to “Monday Night Football” for another season, but he still seemed to carry appeal because of his track record with quarterbacks and the success he had as a head coach. Reached by phone on Monday, Gruden said nothing has changed on his end, and that he hadn’t had any communication with the Redskins regarding the job. “No, we haven’t. But I wish them luck in their search,” said Gruden, who maintained that he is content with his job at ESPN. MIKE JONES (THE WASHINGTON POST )

TV Lineup WIZARDS (7 P.M., CSN) After reaching .500, the Wizards (14-17) lost three straight games at home. They head back on the road to face the Bobcats (15-20). COLLEGE BASKETBALL (9 P.M., ESPN) Aaron Craft and undefeated No. 3 Ohio State (15-0) head to East Lansing to take on Gary Harris and No. 5 Michigan State (13-1).

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Why this time could be different: San Francisco’s versatility and experience showed at Green Bay on Sunday. Teams that win in the worst conditions while not playing close to their best are particularly dangerous. The 49ers won’t need to worry about wind chill at Carolina. They will need to find a way to move the ball against a Panthers defense that shut them down two months ago. “Colin Kaepernick, I think we can all agree, is a clutch performer,” coach Jim Harbaugh said of his quarterback, who is 3-1 in the postseason (his lone loss came in last year’s Super Bowl).

Why this time could be different: These two original AFL franchises have met 108 times, but never in the postseason. Denver won at San Diego in November by eight points, then lost at home a month later to the Chargers by seven. San Diego controlled the clock in that win in Denver. “We will be confident,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. “We’ve got to be careful we’re not overconfident, which we won’t be.” Denver is not going to forget the Dec. 12 game or how the team posted the AFC’s best record a year ago only to flop against Baltimore in its first postseason chance. (AP/Express)

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Guinea Pig | Payoff A new year is all about reinvention, which is why the app GymPact is now just Pact. But it’s still free for iTunes and Google Play, and it works the same way: Users commit to a weekly goal and set a penalty ($5-$50) for not meeting it. Successful? You’ll earn a little money. In this new incarnation, there’s a wider array of resolution choices. In addition to gym visits (checked by GPS or a compatible fitness tracker), it accepts diet tweaks (verified by photos).

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Do’s and Don’ts Stylist Lauren A. Rothman would want to establish ground rules for Workout Wear Friday: Nothing ripped, faded or stained. And over tight pants or excess skin, you’ll need a cover-up, such as a jacket or sweater.

the early ’90s, when he was doing public relations work for Levi’s, he and his team championed a wacky idea called Casual Friday. One secret to their success? Loosening up the dress code was a nocost benefit to offer employees. The timing is even better now, Miller adds. Companies are once again pinching pennies, and they’re

more concerned than ever about rising health-care costs. Plus, social media could help spread the trend faster than you can say “selfie.” John Porcari, program director of the clinical exercise physiology program at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, has some stats to bolster this pitch. Back in 2004, Porcari helped lead a study on the benefits of wearing casual clothes to work. A group of 53 subjects wore pedometers both on typical days in the office and on days when they wore jeans. On average, participants took an extra 491 steps — an 8 percent increase — on the casual days. “People tend to be sedentary. If we force them into high heels and ties, we are reinforcing that,” says Porcari, who sees the influence even in his own life. “If I’m teaching a class across campus and I have a jacket and tie on, I’ll take my car. If I don’t, I’ll walk.” And when he can get away with wearing exercise attire all day, he does.

“People tend to be sedentary. If we force them into high heels and ties, we are reinforcing that.” — JOHN PORCA RI, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT LA CROSSE

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There’s dressing for success. There’s dressing for the gym. And then there’s Dress Pant Yoga Pants. The $88 trousers with belt loops, faux pockets and sunsalutation-ready stretch are the creation of Betabrand, an apparel company that also produces the similar Dress Pant Sweatpants for men. Although they might sound like novelty items, clothes that can go straight from your work to your workout are key to my idea of “Workout Wear Friday.” People in fitness gear are more likely to exercise — or at least to think about it. So let’s get everyone in moisture-wicking outfits once a week to demonstrate our commitment to physical activity. “This has legs,” says Rick Miller, who has experience changing the fabric of American society. Back in

equivalent to a suit. Don’t just hodgepodge it,” Rothman decrees. A factor in my favor, Rothman says, is that activewear has gotten a major upgrade in recent years as brands have focused on fit and style. So even though there aren’t many places out there selling Dress Pant Yoga Pants, it’s not such a stretch to find articles of clothing that serve the same dual purpose. A d a m s Mor g a n r e s i d e nt Rachael Siefert, 28, works at a communications firm in the District.

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Among certain populations — exercise science researchers, personal trainers, fitness writers — there’s nothing eyebrow-raising about stretchy fabrics in the workplace. But in most offices, gym clothes are expressly verboten, says Lauren A. Rothman, a fashion consultant and author of the new book “Style Bible: What to Wear to Work.”

That’s especially true in Washington, where “K Street suits” rule. “In politics, the dress code will never change,” Rothman says. But if Workout Wear Friday catches on, she’d insist that exercise attire for the office be an upgrade from what you’d throw on to go to cycling class. “Match your shoes to the outfit. It should almost be

She’s also an instructor at the Bar Method, a downtown fitness studio. One day, she tried pairing her black workout pants with a skirt and boots in the office. “Every woman hates wearing tights, so I went for it,” Siefert says. “Nobody noticed.” Now Siefert blends her wardrobes as much as possible. It’s made her more comfortable in the office — and much more likely to pop over to the studio to take a lunchtime class. “I only have that hour. Work will notice if I’m gone for longer than that,” says Siefert, who saves time by changing only her top. “It’s one less step stopping you from working out.” And it’s one step closer to more of the kind that can be counted with a pedometer. VICK Y HALLETT (EXPRESS)

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I’m still grieving the loss of my fiance, who died in a car accident two years ago. Recently my family staged an intervention about how I need to start dating again, and how they’re all worried that I’m giving up my dream of having a family. (I’m 37 and they’re obsessing about my fertility.) My life has changed enough that I don’t even know if I see myself having children anymore. I need my family to back off. WANT TO BE LEF T ALONE

Clash Is Now in Session I’m a freshman in college who is considering majoring in economics after having been much more artsy in high school. My parents value “the creative life” and are disappointed that I’m pursuing something that seems like “selling out.” I think I can still be an artistic person while doing something more guaranteed for employment. But I can tell they look down on it. I know, funny problem to have. Advice please! COOL PARENTS, BUT … So, why econ? Is it truly of interest, or is it just what you view as the safest bet to avoid ramen dinners stretching into your 40s? Here’s my view: College should be a time where you explore and discover your passions. And, ideally, those passions inform a realistic plan for housing and feeding yourself for the next couple of decades.

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Don’t squander one of life’s very best chances to soak up enrichment. You haven’t even finished your freshman year. Why lock yourself in so soon? Choose a diversity of classes, and let your major — or perhaps a double-major or a minor — find you, rather than forcing yourself to go by some “safe-for-future-employment” calculus.

I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through. Your family is obviously pushing too hard, but that doesn’t mean a little nudge couldn’t be helpful. Not a nudge to your ovaries, of course, but a nudge toward seeking a fulfilling life. I’m less interested in whether you’ve seen someone romantically as whether you’ve seen someone professionally. Everyone deserves extra support when going through such a staggering loss. If you’re making progress in ways that feel meaningful to you, that’s all that matters. Let your relatives know how alienating it is that they’re concerned with their own ideas of what your life should look like, rather than what you feel is the right path for you.

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Alton Marsh has lost more than 40 pounds working out with personal trainer Jenny Foit.

say, ‘Can you do eight?’ And I’d say, ‘Of course not,’ ” he says. But he did intervals at 8 mph.) Then came situps, pushups, assisted pullups, moves on exercise balls and so on. When Marsh had knee surgery shortly after they started training together, Foit switched to mostly upper-body exercises. The weight kept coming off, which Marsh attributes to Foit’s nutrition advice. The hardest food to give up? The mint ice cream sandwiches that had become part

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of Marsh’s daily diet. “I had to forget them now and forever,” Marsh says. And that didn’t change when he reached his goal of getting under 200 pounds this fall. He knew he’d need to maintain through the hol-

idays in order to get on that plane in January. And Marsh recently got word that his flight has been pushed back until April, so he has to keep it up even longer. His strategy is to change things up while still pushing himself. He’s

switched from personal training to TRX group training with Foit, so she can monitor his progress. “Al has followed me through everything. If I had a class called jumping off a bridge, he’d do it,” Foit says. He’s her assistant in the sessions, gathering mats for the other students before class and demonstrating plank variations with his impeccable form. Marsh may be the oldest person in the room, but that doesn’t stop him from holding the positions longer and pounding out more reps than anyone else. “One of my goals was to humiliate others,” jokes Marsh, who can list other perks that have accompanied his 40-pound (and counting) weight loss. Tests from a recent doctor’s appointment show that his cholesterol levels have plummeted, which means he no longer needs medications he’d been taking for a decade. He’d developed a waddle to counterbalance his extra weight, but he can walk normally again. And he’s shopping for slim-fit pants. He’s ready to turn 70 in February (“I’m up there, and my weight is down there,” he says), and then finally take that long-awaited plane ride. He’s nervous, however, about what will happen once he lands. “After April, it’s uncharted territory,” Marsh says. But he has an idea for how to keep his resolution going in 2014: Zumba. VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)

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my first half marathon. Another goal of mine is to stick to the [online] training program so I don’t pass out during the race.”

RESTAURATEUR “I want to focus on getting my life a little more leveled out — having a better schedule. I want to spend more time with my wife, be home at night for some dinners with her.” SHRINK

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Your Secret Home Gym Put together a fitness routine with stairs, sofas and counters

Countertop-Ups A standard pushup will strengthen your chest — as well as your arms and back — but if you do it on an incline, your core muscles will get a workout too, Parsons Allwein says. So place your hands at the edge of your kitchen counter. As in a standard pushup, you want to make sure that when you bend your arms and lower down, your shoulders line up directly over your hands, “like you have T. rex arms,” she says. This angle requires less chest and arm strength than a standard pushup, which also makes it great for newbies. For more of a challenge, incline in the opposite direction by putting your hands on the floor and elevating your feet on a chair or a sofa.

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Can’t stand the thought of battling the bulge — and the New Year’s resolution crowd — at your gym? There’s another option: stay home. “I have a very demanding job, and it’s very difficult for me to get to a gym,” says Michael Shumsky, 35. “But having [a personal trainer] come to my house, where we have a gym set up, makes it a lot easier for me to work out regularly.” What he describes as a “gym” is actually a 6-by-8-foot nook in his Clarendon, Va., basement that his wife has stocked with weights and a couple of resistance bands. While that equipment is convenient, it isn’t necessary to build muscle and boost heart rates. All anyone really needs is at home already, says their trainer, Daffney Parsons Allwein. Chris Jones, another local personal trainer accustomed to making house calls, has devised entire routines around a single staircase. So go ahead. Try this at home:

Everyday workout routines can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Sofa Squats “A lot of people, as they get tired, want to cheat a little bit on their squats,” says Jones, who has found a solution to that problem. Position yourself in front of a sofa or chair so that each time you squat, your bottom lightly touches the seat, ensuring that your legs and glutes get the full workout, he says.

Step-Ups It’s almost as if stairs were designed for working out — there’s even a rail for balance, Parsons Allwein says. Stand with your left foot on the landing and place your right foot on a step so that your right knee is bent at a 90-degree angle. Keep your chest lifted and press your weight into the heel of the right foot, so your right leg straightens out and your left leg is in the air. Do a set for 30 seconds, catch your breath, and then switch legs. Then, she suggests, face sideways and do another set on each leg. You could also just run the stairs. That’s what Jones has client Jennifer Possenriede, 53, do for a “burnout” exercise to end her workouts. “You can absolutely get an amazing workout,” she says, between breaths, after a training session, “without having to go to a gym.” TRACY KRULIK (FOR EXPRESS)

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TV TONIGHT 8 P.M.

‘The Biggest Loser’ (NBC) The

10 P.M.

‘100 Days of Summer’ (BRAVO) It’s another docu-series about the lives and loves of urban professionals, but this new entry is set in Chicago, and includes veterinarian Tara Clack, above, former NFL player Ray Austin and jewelry entrepreneur Pascale Wellin.

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‘Cougar Town’ (TBS) Jules (Courteney Cox) tries to be cool with the fact that Travis and Laurie are dating, although the rest of the gang admits to feeling weird about it.

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eliminated contestants are brought back and given a chance to vie for reinstatement in the competition. Fan favorite Abby Rike from the eighth season visits the ranch to share her inspiring story, and a trip to a racetrack brings more encouraging words from NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

Louis C.K., left, steps into a 1959 Fiat Jolly with Jerry Seinfeld for the most enviable car ride ever in the premiere of the third season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

A Cup of Joe With Jerry Seinfeld logs more miles — and laughs — in the third season of his popular Web show Streaming

10 P.M.

‘Person of Interest’ (CBS) The remaining members of the POI team try to protect a dying man as they struggle to keep their enemies at bay. This is easier said than done since Reese (Jim Caviezel, below) has left them; in fact, his absence could have catastrophic consequences. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)

Jerry Seinfeld loves cars. He’s fond of coffee. And, of course, he’s a comedian who loves to talk comedy. “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” launched on the Crackle digital network in 2012, and its third season hit the road last week with Seinfeld joining Louis C.K. for a cup of joe after a zany ride in a clown-car-scale 1959 Fiat Jolly. “I wanted to make a show that people would like to be on, instead of groaning and going, ‘Yeah, all

right, I’ll do it,’ ” Seinfeld says. Future ride-alongs include Patton Oswalt, Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Todd Barry and Jay Leno. Each show is meticulously crafted. But that’s no surprise, considering how, at age 59 with nothing left to prove, Seinfeld continues to revise and refine his stand-up act. Even so, the flavor of each episode is insistently no-frills, candid and off-the-cuff. Seinfeld says he never prepares for a taping. “Things just occur to me,” he says. “Like asking Howard Stern to tell me how his life ends, what he’s doing in that last moment. It just occurred to me as we were driving. He seemed like a guy who’s really afraid of death. So I wanted to ask him about it.”

Inspiration

Blame George Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” was inspired by an episode of his eponymous sitcom. In that memorable installment, Jerry’s sad-sack pal, George, decided success might await him if he lived his failed life in the opposite manner. “That,” Seinfeld says, “gave me the idea to create a talk show that was the opposite of the typical show. I thought, maybe there’s a different way than being stuck on a couch: Outside and moving is the opposite of inside and still.” (AP)

As for Oswalt, “he seemed very comic-book geeky, so I asked him, ‘What’s your favorite superhero?’ And he froze. That was like the worst thing I could ask him. He couldn’t commit to one comic book superhero being his favorite!” Needless to say, Seinfeld mostly focuses on comedy with each guest. Welcome to his world. “This show is a little bit of a valentine to a certain subset of humanity,” he says. “I wanted to put a few comedians into this one petri dish — that’s what this show is — ’cause you got to get them in the wild. If you’re going to study a species, you got to study them in the wild, otherwise the experiment is tainted! The evidence is tainted!” FR A ZIER MOORE (AP)

Finally, a Real Variety Show: “Saturday Night Live,” criticized recently for a lack of diversity, said on Monday that it was adding a black woman to its cast. Sasheer Zamata, a recent University of Virginia graduate who has worked with the New York Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, will join for the Jan. 18 episode, for which Drake is host and musical guest. Zamata is the first black woman cast since Maya Rudolph left “SNL” in 2007. (AP)

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Beloved fiction author Gary Shteyngart pokes fun at himself with ‘Little Failure’ Like Nikolai Gogol, the best-selling Russian-born American novelist Gary Shteyngart delights in raining misfortune on his antiheroes’ heads as they navigate the farcical obstacle courses of their lives. In his memoir “Little Failure,” ($27, Random House) the pathetic dweeb is Shteyngart himself. Shteyngart, appearing at Politics and Prose Thursday to discuss his memoir, was 7 when he and his family emigrated to the United States from Leningrad, but he claims to remember every detail of his early childhood, from playing hide-and-seek with his father in Moscow Square to the omnipresent smell of cabbage. His early career goal was to become a cosmonaut, but given that skinny, wheezing Shteyngart was afraid of practically everything, becoming a writer seemed a better fit. His grandmother gave him a bite of cheese for each page he penned, and a writ-

Gary Shteyngart tells his own story in the memoir “Little Failure.”

“Little Failure” is a more straightforward and soulful account than his readers might expect.

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Book Review

er was born — one whose goal is always to win love and approval. There are plenty of laugh-outloud passages in “Little Failure,” out today, the kind of cultural criticism that Shteyngart’s fans will recognize and appreciate. See, for instance, young Gary’s befuddlement about “Gilligan’s Island”: “Is it really possible that a country as powerful as the United States would not be able to locate two of its best citizens lost at sea, to wit, the millionaire and his wife?”

However, in the memoir he attempts to stop using humor as a crutch. “On so many occasions in my novels I have approached a certain truth … only to point my finger and laugh at it and then scurry back to safety. In this book, I promised myself … there would be no safety.” Indeed, “L ittle Failure,” which follows the author through his postcollege years, is a more straightforwardly soulful account than many of his readers might expect. In particular, he comes to terms with his family’s dynamic: his parents’ bickering and their wonky parenting style of both over- and under-attentiveness. Any memoirist will attest that it takes a lot of courage to present people close to you in this way — especially if you still love them. Shteyngart nimbly achieves the noble Nabokovian goal of letting sentiment in without ever becoming sentimental. LISA ZEIDNER (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; Thu., 7 p.m., free; 202-3641919, politics-prose.com. (Van Ness)

Washington Post television critic Hank Stuever reviews and rates the new mid-season TV shows.

CBS

This Time It’s Personal

WINTER TV PREMIERES

‘Intelligence’ 9 p.m. Tuesdays, CBS “Lost’s” Josh Holloway, above left, returns to series TV in this espionage drama as Gabriel, an intelligence agent who is also the first human to have a supercomputer implanted in his brain. He can mentally sort through heaps of data with a wink-blink of his pretty eyes. “CSI’s” Marg Helgenberger stars as his boss at a clandestine government cybersecurity agency; Meghan Ory, above right, plays a tough Secret Service agent assigned to protect Gabriel from an array of foreign bad guys who want the billion-dollar science project inside his head. Holloway is pretty much his usual simmering self, as is Helgenberger. “Intelligence” traffics in the usual request to suspend your disbelief and then some, but it’s also mildly intriguing — especially in the idea that its macho lead character is also treated as a vulnerable prize who needs to be protected at all costs. Grade: C+

‘Killer Women’

Sounds Like a Fairy Tale Amanda Shires spins twisted stories into country-folk gold Like Alison Krauss, Amanda Shires was a teenage fiddle prodigy before folks realized she was a special singer, too. Shires’ voice may not match Krauss’ soprano, but unlike her predecessor, Shires also is a terrific songwriter, and that’s the key to the triumph of her new album, “Down Fell the Doves.”

EIRCA SHIRES

Music Amanda Shires tells tall tales in “Down Fell the Doves.”

Her songs often resemble twisted fairy tales for adults, where devils inhabit the weak-minded and a woman can fly to the top of a tree like a bird. Shires — performing

Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW; Wed., 8 p.m., $8 -$10 ; 202-333-7700, gypsysallys.com.

at Gyspy Sally’s in Georgetown Wednesday — makes us believe these tall tales. Her short, concise lines are bolstered by a few eyeopening metaphors and simple, ear-opening melodies, as if these were folk songs from an alternate universe. Backed by a band led by her husband, Jason Isbell, Shires uses her other worldly stories to deliver insights into our very real world of jealousy, elation, insecurity and despair. GEOFFREY HIMES (THE WASHINGTON POST )

10 p.m. Tuesdays, ABC This ladycop drama (co-produced by “Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara) is a fairly straightforward affair about a gutsy Texas Ranger named Molly (Tricia Helfer, left) who chases after criminals while trying to put her own life back together. She wants a divorce from her politician husband and she’s having secret trysts with a handsome DEA agent. Like all shows set in Texas, “Killer Women” is cooked through with too much yee-haw sauce, but the show is one belt notch better than some of ABC’s already-forgotten fall dramas. Grade: B-

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“As far as I can tell, this is the first example of a brick and mortar business run by children to accept bitcoin.” — MAX CHERNEY AT MOTHERBOARD .VICE.COM helps publicize a very

21st-century coffee shop in San Francisco. Run by two Girl Scouts, Mia and Taylor, the pop-up stand sells coffee along with cookies for $1 each. But unlike most shops, the girls accept both cash and Bitcoin, an unregulated “cryptocurrency” that’s soared in value over the past few months.

“Clealry [sic], Siri agrees with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that Scarlett Johansson shouldn’t be eligible for a Golden Globe for her performance in ‘Her.’ ” — JORDAN ZAKARIN AT BUZZFEED .COM reacts to a response from

Siri after he asked the iPhone program, “Are you Her?” in reference to the recently released film “Her” that stars Scarlett Johansson as the voice of a Siri-like operating system. Siri replied to Zakarin: “No. Her portrayal of an intelligent agent is beyond artificial.” Ouch.

Are ALCOHOL and ANXIETY taking over your life? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A RESEARCH STUDY testing whether an investigational drug compared to a placebo can help reduce your cravings for alcohol. You may be eligible for the study if you: • Are a woman 21–65 years of age • Use alcohol on a regular basis • Often feel anxious • Have tried to stop drinking alcohol but can’t

“We have that in my local mall too. We call it GameStop though.” — COMMENTER FRUITJUICE617 AT KOTAKU.COM riffs on a story

about a service some malls in China offer called “husband cloakrooms.” Not for coats, these rooms store husbands. More accurately, the “cloakrooms” are a place set aside for men shopping with their wives, where they can smoke, check their email, read a book or grab something to drink.

“We can finally declare the first meme of the year: Selfie Olympics aka extreme selfies aka #And1SelfieLeague, in which kids take increasingly absurd bathroom selfies.” — JORDAN SARGENT AT GAWKER .COM describes a new trend.

Gone are the days of snapping mundane selfies. Today, “Olympians” snap their selfies with a little something extra. One of these gold-medal selfies, dubbed “Selfieception,” shows a guy holding several devices that capture him from multiple angles in a single shot.

“In the TV series Revolution (series 1, episode 6) some of the source code of the Apple II version of Prince of Persia is shown.” — JOHN GRAHAM-CUMMING AT MOVIECODE .TUMBLR.COM decodes the letters

and numbers shown on a computer screen on the NBC drama. Besides various television programs, the new blog, which appeared on the Web this month, has a single mission: to decode source code shown on computer screens in movies and TV.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The first real transition of the year is upon you; you may have to work harder than expected to make adjustments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You may be thinking you can do more than possible within a given time frame. Having set priorities will be quite important. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) It’s a good day to trim back a bit and do a little less than usual. You’ll want to pay attention to how things feel — inside and out. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Progress is made in increments; you mustn’t expect things to happen in a dramatic or farreaching manner. Small is big!

Monday’s Solution

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You may not have time for last-minute preparations. When the time comes to get going, you must drop everything and get on the road! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) That good news you’ve been waiting for is likely to come to you from a surprising source. You’ll breathe easier. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You may not be able to connect with an old friend the way you had planned, but an alternative can provide you with a way to communicate. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Effectiveness depends in large part upon your ability to adjust to changing circumstances. Don’t be so set in your ways that you sabotage yourself.

Monday’s Solution

FOUR RACK TOTAL Make a 2-7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word using scoring directions at right. Seven-letter words get a 50-point bonus. Blank tiles used as any letter have no point value. Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada.

Comics

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) It doesn’t matter whether you are the first, second or third recipient of important news; what matters is what you do with it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You have a chance to show others what you’re made of. Even the experts will have to acknowledge your abilities.

DAILY CODE

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Today: Sunny, brisk and much colder today. Bitterly cold tonight.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You may have been out of touch with someone for quite a while, but today’s events give you a chance to reconnect in a meaningful way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You’re exploring all kinds of interesting options, but one stands out as having more potential than the rest. Are there hidden dangers?

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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America holds its first presidential election as voters choose electors who, a month later, select George Washington.

1953

President Harry S. Truman announces in his State of the Union message to Congress that the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb.

1979

Vietnamese forces capture the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge.

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