As the latest round of talks on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership continue in Australia this week, the main purpose of the deal has become painfully obvious: TPP is really about giving corporations the right to sue sovereign governments for profit. In the TPP, corporations are called “investor states” with their own set of rules. “Investor-state” provisions allow corporations to sue gove
By Maryann Tobin on Oct 20, 2014
If the college football regular season ended today, we would have some major controversy to which teams would be invited to the first CFB playoff. As it stands right now, according to the latest AP Top 25, Mississippi State (1) would be playing Alabama (4), and Florida State (2) would get Ole Miss (3). I also have three SEC West in my Top 4, and though it might be an accurate statement to say that
By Tyler Waddell on Oct 20, 2014
Erectile dysfunction appears to protect the heart For many years, the use of selective phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, the main ingredient in Viagra and other common drugs, have been limited to on-demand administration for erectile dysfunction. These drugs have recently been shown to affect the physical factors that govern blood flow, right heart performance and oxygenation in patients with p
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 20, 2014
Did you happen to catch the remake of American Beauty starring Adam Sandler? He played the existentially awakening suburbanite, Lester Burnham. Rosemarie DeWitt played Burnham’s uptight wife, Carolyn, while Kaitlyn Dever played their daughter Jane. The production also starred Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris, Rescue Me’s Olivia Crocicchia, and Boardwalk Empire’s Travis Tope. It was a one-night showing o
By Jordan Lints on Oct 18, 2014
When visiting South Africa, if you happen to be down in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg area, you can take your vacation to new heights by daring to drive the incredible Sani Pass into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. The only safe way to drive it is in a 4x4, this incredibly winding and bumpy road takes you to 9,429 feet above sea level, with heart-stopping turns and incredible views on t
By Anne Sewell on Oct 18, 2014
Science & Tech
In today’s digital environment, a picture is not worth just a thousand words. It’s worth far more—one image can inflame millions of people and potentially earn piles of cash. Ad:tech New York is exploring this phenomenon in one of its keynote addresses, bringing some of the most important industry experts to talk about visuals. The keynote is entitled “Caption This: Storytelling Visually” and will
By Barry Eitel on Oct 17, 2014
There are only a few weeks left for ad:tech New York 2014 to open its doors, which means time is running out for those of you who haven’t yet registered and started making plans for attending this event. After all, tickets for the event are being sold at a discounted rate right now, alongside special offers with respect to rates on accommodation options in New York. Keeping the above in mind, we c
By Aby Sam Thomas on Oct 17, 2014
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