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Well this is depressing: The Exercise Cost of Soda and Juice

The Atlantic has the bad news. What if nutrition labels told people exactly what calories meant, in practical terms? A bottle of Coke could dole out specific exercise requirements. The calories herein, it might say,... Read More
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Art comes to life in Andalusian paradise

‘The mayor who dares to dream’ by Glyn Strong A state of the art cemetery with no bodies, a body of art that is augmented annually at no cost and a view to die for... Read More
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America’s Worst Colleges

Washington Monthly sets out the ranking of Universities n the USA. We set out to make a list of the poorest-performing colleges. What we found is that, while good schools are basically all alike, every... Read More
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How Apple Gets You To Buy New iPhones Over And Over Again

Huffington Post unlocks the secret… Ever wonder why your iPhone seems to slow down after a few years? Why the once-amazing device gets cranky and struggles to perform basic tasks or load apps? The answer... Read More
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Can I hasz job? Tax returns show Chris Christie and his wife made $698,838 last year, paid $193,510 in taxes

Not bad work if you can make that kind of money part-time and conflict free? Oh no wait, that is New Jersey. The Star Tribune reports. NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and... Read More
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Everyone In What Looks Like A Group Photo On GOP Governor’s Website Is Photoshopped

Tom Corbett of Ohio hits a new low as Buzzfeed busts him… A black woman smiling in the background of a group picture that appears at the bottom of every page of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom... Read More
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When Sam Wang speaks, I listen: Midterm National Senate Polling Error Is Five Times Larger Than In Presidential Years

Sam Wang of Princeton speaks… everybody listen. Yesterday, Nate Silver and I both examined Senate polling errors. He saw no overall bias; I pointed out that recent bias has been unusually large. Both statements are... Read More
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The Media’s Ebola Coverage: The More You Watch, The Less You Know?

It has been a disgusting spectacle… Alternet explains… The fact that Americans have such a weak grasp on the facts doesn’t speak well for the quality of coverage to date. A new poll last week... Read More
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EPA: Those Bee-Killing Pesticides? They’re Actually Pretty Useless

Now they tell us? Mother Jones explains… So, there’s this widely used class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, marketed by chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta, that have emerged as a prime suspect in honeybee collapse,... Read More

(Our 6,000 post!) Inside The Sleazy Business Of Cashing In On Americans’ Ebola Fears

Aside from the subject matter, try to imagine an 8 year old publication producing 6,000 posts in such short order. 4,000 in May. Revamp, relaunch and 6,000 by September. We’re growing thanks to you. Now... Read More
John Oliver explains the strange American pumpkin latte phenomenon…

John Oliver explains the strange American pumpkin latte phenomenon…

You’re welcome.
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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist

Wired Magazine explains. Are Americans getting dumber? Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in many developed countries. But the crisis in American education... Read More
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Drama. Ego. Protocol: Washington dinners have it all — and that’s just the seating chart

The Washington Post should know… You walk into a fancy dinner and pick up the little envelope that reveals your fate: the seat assignment for the evening. Did you score a prized spot at the... Read More
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Just wrong! Chicago Quietly Allows .1 Second Shorter Yellow Lights, Makes $8M Off 77,000 New Tickets

Double take much. Slate exlains. How long is a yellow light? Most people would—reasonably—have no idea the exact length of time before a traffic light goes from yellow to red. The answer is: A minimum... Read More
Bill Maher teaches Democrats how to win the whitey vote.

Bill Maher teaches Democrats how to win the whitey vote.

Sad, but true…
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Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

by Rev. Irene Monroe Have you ever wondered what unseen photos, faux pas, untold stories, and unfinished works surviving partners of famous people are left with? Dr. Gloria I. Joseph has a treasure trove of memories... Read More
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How Old People Will Decide Your Future

The Daily Beast analysis shows: Older voters are the electorate’s fastest-growing demographic—and a major reason Republicans can win big in 2016. The political impact of shifting demographics is a hot topic. Judging from the coverage,... Read More
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Syracuse University disinvites Washington Post photographer because he was in Liberia 3 weeks ago

GET OVER YOURSELVES PEOPLE! The Washington Post photojournalist Michel du Cille took this photo Sept. 13 of a sick child that health workers called Cynthia in Monrovia, Liberia. Du Cille, who has returned from Liberia, was... Read More
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(Best headline this week…) Vandals deflate ‘sex toy’ sculpture in Paris

The Guardian has the story. Paul McCarthy artwork inspired by a butt plug and Christmas tree lies slumped on pavement after cables holding it up were cut. Vandals have attacked a large inflatable sculpture that... Read More

GOP and the talking thing? Ebola fearmongering is the GOP’s new crazy, racist dog whistle

Raw Story explains. With revelations of contagion among health care workers in Dallas, including one who traveled cross country by plane after being infected, Ebola panic is rising. While the chance of a significant domestic... Read More

GOP and the talking thing? Not so good. GOP Congressman: Hamas Could Infect Themselves With Ebola And Come To America

BuzzFeed has the story and VIDEO. A Republican congressman says terrorists from Hamas could purposely infect themselves with the Ebola virus and then travel to America. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina was asked Thursday, during... Read More
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Is sex only for rich people?

Interesting question Washington Post. America has decided: Sex is for rich people. Non-procreative sex in particular. How else would you explain the trap we’re laying for poor people who deign to get it on? Our... Read More

How The Writer’s 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

Buzzfeed reports… Hi, Another mystery for me. Do I have Twitter ? Should I have this account ? If so what is it for ? How do I set it up ? Thanks Grandpa That... Read More
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Is 21 Days Long Enough for Ebola Quarantine?

Oh good grief people, relax! The National Journal scares even more. Two to 21 days. If a person is exposed to the Ebola virus, that’s the timeframe in which the symptoms of the disease can... Read More
Wonder how a healthcare worker contracted ebola?

Wonder how a healthcare worker contracted ebola?

One mistake and it’s game over. These people are the true heroes.
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Warren Buffett dumps Tesco stock in massive fire sale as supermarket branded ‘laughing stock’ by suppliers

London Loves Business reports… Tesco has been branded “leaderless” and unable to run its commercial operations properly, according to some of its biggest suppliers. In the wake of the £250m accounting blackhole, the UK’s largest... Read More

Despicable! Why the Poor Pay $1,400 for Old iPads

These will turn your stomach! From Slate and ProPublica Here are this week’s top must-read stories from #MuckReads, ProPublica’s ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story and... Read More
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Ideal weather brings bumper English apple harvest

Sorry California. The Guardian explains. “Using only your fingers makes bruises on the apples,” explains Dominic Pasek, as he wraps his palm around the rosy fruit. A deft twist of the Polish student’s wrist follows... Read More
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Labour to boycott ‘stitch-up’ on English votes for English laws

The Guardian reports. Party refuses William Hague’s invitation to contribute to committee on consequences of no vote in Scottish referendum. Britain’s main political parties are heading for a pre-election clash over the introduction of English votes... Read More
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Please politicize ebola

by Tina Dupuy Politicize” is a jab meaning the other side is trying to capitalize on a news topic. “The Republicans have tried to politicize the border crisis,” says Nancy Pelosi. Reince Priebus says Democrats... Read More