August 23, 2005 |
He went to prison for fraud and was ordered by the U.S. government to stop touting health products on infomercials, but Kevin Trudeau's book "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" is a bestseller. Trudeau, who for years sold snoring remedies and memory enhancers through long-format commercials dressed up as talk shows, says he is a consumer advocate battling the "unholy alliance" of drug companies and government regulators. "It's all about money.
November 3, 1988 |
The Minnesota Twins traded veteran pitcher Bert Blyleven to the California Angels today in a five-player deal. The Twins acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Cook, who spent parts of the last three seasons with the Angels, minor league pitcher Rob Wassenaar and minor league first baseman-outfielder Paul Sorento. The Twins also gave up minor league pitcher Kevin Trudeau. Blyleven, 37, was 10-17 with a 5.43 earned run average last season.
October 12, 2008 |
The ban: The court order Kevin Trudeau doesn't what you to know about. The judgment: Trudeau, who has made a fortune from health cures, weight-loss plans and other controversial regimens, has been banned from infomercials for three years. The Federal Trade Commission announced last week that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that Trudeau -- whose bestselling books typically have ". . . They Don't Want You to Know About" in their titles -- was in contempt of an earlier order that found he had made false claims about his weight-loss book.
March 20, 2014 |
George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" -- known to longtime fans as the "Song of Ice and Fire" book series -- is enjoying big success on television screens. But it might also be destined for something bigger: the movies. Martin told the Hollywood Reporter that a big-screen feature -- with a hefty budget -- might be what it takes to bring the story to its grand conclusion. "It all depends on how long the main series runs," Martin said. "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight?
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January 21, 2000 |
Memory is the retention of information. It is closely associated with learning, which experts say is the ability to change behavior through the acquisition of new knowledge. Memory allows us to retain what we've learned. There are different types of memory. * Short-term memory is a temporary retention of information, while long-term memory can be permanent. Memory experts say new information can be converted into long-term memory through attention and repetition, a process called consolidation.
December 22, 1993 |
Knowledge is a blessing only if it's shared. Thus, getting into the holiday spirit of giving, the Answermaven has graciously agreed to respond to questions that you haven't asked but should have. DEAR ANSWERMAVEN: Frequently, we speak of "the networks" as if they were a monolith. However, don't they have distinct personalities? For example, which of the Big Three networks has the most violence-minded schedule? --TERRIFIED DEAR TERRIFIED: Compared to ABC and CBS, NBC is Mayhem Inc.