A group of seniors at Santa Monica High School think it would be cool to have President Obama at their graduation Friday. So they started a campaign hash-tagged "Get Obama to the Greek" by making a video. Two seniors at SaMoHi, Sam Modabber and Nikki Bell, both 17, cajoled the President to come to ... More >>
With tomato season just around the corner, a new study gives you permission to pig out on the ruby-colored fruit. Scientists have discovered that eating foods that contain traces of nicotine, such as tomatoes and peppers, helps lower the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, Science World News rep ... More >>
Put something in your hand that allows you to puff-puff and all of a sudden you're a drug user? Maybe. New research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting over the weekend says smoking cigarettes appears to be a gateway to marijuana use among college-age Americans:
Eating fish could reduce your risk of dying by more than 25%, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington. Scientists found that older adults with the highest levels of fatty acids found in fish lived 2.2 years longer on average than those wit ... More >>
Walking across the Macalester College campus, Chris Kluwe passes unnoticed. As usual, the 30-year-old Vikings punter is dressed down: a pair of brown flip-flops, black basketball shorts, and a baggy zip-up sweatshirt. A backward World of Warcraft hat pins back his shaggy brown surfer haircut, a give ... More >>
T. NguyenA buck buys you a whole lot of calories, sugar, and sodium.Way back in 2004, University of Washington researcher Adam Drewnowski explored the relationship between poverty and obesity, finding that foods in supermarket middle aisles - mostly processed junk - delivered the most calorie ... More >>
â€‹To get drunk or not to get drunk? That be the question. On one hand, there's the vomiting, blackouts and hangovers. On the other hand, there's that shot of courage only booze can deliver, the euphoric drunken chattiness and other social benefits. Guess which one wins.
How Feinberg got $1.3 million amid tuition hikes, budget cuts and a recession
In her November 22 Newsweek article "The Dinner Divide," Lisa Miller dissects the latest Barneys ad campaign, writing that "food is no longer trendy or fashionable," but instead simply "fashion." As evidence, she cites one ad for an $80,000 diamond pendant garnished with octopus tentacles. ... More >>
Microstipends for parentless youths got slashed by Arnold. Will kids fight back?
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Edward Yang, 1947–2007
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George Bush and his influence on the Republic
The trials of Elizabeth Loftus, defender of the wrongly accused
Harry Smith’s magical mystery tour de force
The rude, obnoxious and inaccurate coverage of a childcare report
And other questions about the meaning of Seattle answered here!
World-class protest at trade summit may be turning point in fight against right-wing economics
Mark Worth's diatribe against journalists who have gone over to the "dark side" left me wondering if he isn't perhaps the one who is in the wrong profession...