Wednesday, December 31, 2008

America Needs a Makeover

Let’s face it; America isn’t what it used to be. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The problem lies with America’s image crisis. “Since 2000, the United States' standing has deteriorated in all parts of the world, and anti-Americanism has grown intense.” This creates all kinds of issues other than the obvious complications. There are global problems that need to be addressed by the international community. America cannot tackle these alone. Without help from other nations things can potentially get complicated very fast. Therefore, this is the time for change. Not campaign talk change, but real policy change.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Facebook Bans Breast-feeding?

The social network giant Facebook is making some mothers very unhappy. In an effort to protect its 120 million members, Facebook has made the choice to remove photos that expose too much of a mother's breast. This has sparked a huge online debate of whether photographs of a mother breast-feeding are indecent. This debate has spilled out of the online world and into reality. Protesters even went as far as holding “a small demonstration outside Facebook's office in Palo Alto, California.”
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Forget the Vitamin C

It’s cold outside. The wind is blowing. You step into the office and everyone is sick. Doesn’t this seem to be a reoccurring theme every year? What do you do to avoid getting sick? Like most Americans you’ve been told the usual – “eat right, rest and drink plenty of fluids.” However, if you’re one of those that trust in vitamin c tablets and zinc to help you heal think again. “Numerous studies over the last few years have shown that some of the so-called immune-boosting supplements, such as echinacea or high doses of vitamin c, really don't do much good.”
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tina Fey Wins AP Entertainer of the Year

If you don’t know who Tina Fey is you may have mistaked her for the real Sarah Palin. The SNL veteran and star of NBC’s hit show 30 Rock is now getting more then just laughs. Tina Fey was voted The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year, an annual honor chosen by newspaper editors and broadcast producers across the country. “Fey was selected by AP members as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008.” This notorety came mostly due to Fey’s amazing impression of Govenor Palin.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Love Has Gone Hathaway

Actress Anne Hathaway is opening up about her breakup with ex Raffaello Follieri. Follieri was convicted for conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. Anne is moving on with her love life and looking for another guy to fill the void. Ms. Hathaway “has recently been linked to little-known actor Adam Shulman,” and is ready for another shot at love.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Face Off

What used to be science fiction and the focus of the blockbuster Face Off is now reality. A few weeks ago the first face transplant was successfully performed on a woman at the Cleveland Clinic. “Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow replaced nearly all of the woman’s face – 80 percent – with that of a dead female donor.” “The world’s first partial face transplant occurred in France three years ago on a woman who had been mauled by her dog. Two others have been announced since then – a Chinese farmer attacked by a bear and a European man disfigured by a genetic condition”
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Let’s Talk Babies!

Why is it always interesting when celebrities get knocked up? Or even might be knocked up. The latest celebrity with baby rumors is the diva of meltdown Mariah Carey. It all started two weeks ago when Mariah “told Ellen DeGeneres that she wasn't baking a Nick Cannon-beget bun in her oven even as she turned down a proffered glass of champagne.” Who wouldn’t sip the bubbly – someone who is pregnant.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Addicted to Sugar?

The sweetness may have a real darker side. A recent study shows sugar may actually be addictive. This has long been joked about but now there is scientific data to back it up. Lead researcher Bart Hoebel, a professor of psychology at Princeton University, said "evidence from an animal model suggests that bingeing on sugar can act in the brain in ways very similar to drugs of abuse.” A "sugar addiction" may even act as a "gateway" to later abuse of drugs such as alcohol, Hoebel said
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oprah is Setting the Scale Straight

It’s no secret. The woman known for fluctuating her weight has an admission to make. However, this time she’s not celebrating weight loss like in 1988 when “she wore a slim pair of Calvin Klein jeans as she wheeled a wagon loaded with fat onto her set to show the 67 pounds that she had lost.” This time Oprah is talking about gaining weight – yes, again. The most powerful woman in the world can get anything she wants except a slim waste.
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Monday, December 8, 2008

Madonna Wins in Court

She always seems to be everywhere. Madonna, recently rumored to be hanging with New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, has fought and won in British court. The ageless star won a judgment against a British tabloid that she accused of breaching her privacy and copyright by publishing pictures of her 2000 wedding to soon-to-be ex Guy Ritchie. Madonna, who says “the pictures were stolen by an interior decorator from her home in Beverly Hills, California, is seeking damages in excess of 5 million pounds ($7.5 million) from the publishers of the Mail on Sunday newspaper.”

Friday, December 5, 2008

Make Money the Good Ole Fashioned Way

When all else fails, sell your body. No, not all your body – just part of it. With the economy in uncertain times people are resorting to unusual methods to collect extra cash. Donate plasma $20-50, let loose at the sperm bank $60-100, chop off that oversized ponytail $150-200, and for just one fertile egg $7,000. At first the may seem appalling, but the prospect of making quick cash for basically no work can be appealing when money is tight.
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Scammers Hit Facebook

The internet is an amazing tool and its power is shocking. However, in this technological age scammers spammers and hooligans are doing whatever they can to pull a fast one over unsuspecting individuals. In fact, these scams are spreading and becoming more prevalent. Facebook is the latest target of Nigerian scams aimed at leading people into believing their friends are in danger.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lamest Blogs

Hopefully your blog (or this one) never ends up on this list. In shocking fashion, PC World has unveiled their Top 11 Lamest Blogs. “Let's face it, though: The blogosphere isn't all brilliance. For every innovative and inspiring site, there are at least a dozen downright dreadful alternatives.” These lackluster blogs are broken down into categories and their lameness is humorously pointed out.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stop Stress in Seconds

“Did you know that the holiday season is the time of the year when you're most likely to die from a heart attack?” Stress is everywhere in our lives but there are easy things you can do to lower your stress level in just seconds. Utilizing these easy to follow quick stress reducers can be just what you need this holiday season and will definitely make you feel a whole lot better.
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Add a Warning Label to Bikini Pics

In the December issue of Shape magazine 41-year-old Faith Hill will appear on the cover in a bikini. The problem with this is that Faith Hill is 41, has had two kids, and still she looks fantastic. Although she looks fabulous, it’s easy to see why people may be skeptical of her “natural” body. It is suggested that photographs such as these should include this label: “WARNING! ARTICLE CLAIMS DIET AND EXERCISE GAVE 41-YEAR-OLD CELEBRITY A BODY THIS SPECTACULAR. SHE'S ACTUALLY PROBABLY HAD PLASTIC SURGERY, A PERSONAL CHEF, HOURS WITH A TRAINER, AND A LITTLE HELP FROM PHOTOSHOP, SO BEFORE YOU START FEELING GLUM, JUST REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IS AN ILLUSION, A MANUFACTURED IMAGE TO SELL MAGAZINES DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU FEEL BEASTLY SO THAT YOU SPEND MONEY TO IMPROVE YOUR LOOKS DESPITE THE CRAPPY ECONOMY.”
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