In the latest battle of America’s obesity epidemic, the Food and Drug Administration today announced sweeping new rules that would require calorie counts to be posted at chain restaurants, pizza parlors and cinema concession stands across the country. “Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home and people today expect clear information about the products they consume,
By Barry Eitel on Nov 25, 2014
The capital city of the biggest presidential battleground state of them all was named Monday as one of three cities short-listed to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016. The DNC's technical advisory group announced that Columbus has been selected for the final level of bidding to host it's 2016 national event, from which will emerge the presidential ticket that wants to continue to cont
By John Michael Spinelli on Nov 24, 2014
President Barack Obama may be right in saying that voters want “that new car smell” in the person who gets elected president in 2016, but with Hillary Clinton on track to be the Democratic nominee and Jeb Bush well-positioned to secure the Republican nod, is that even possible? Could it be that the president was subliminally sending the message that he believes American voters would be receptive t
By Darren Richardson on Nov 24, 2014
After a slew of sexual assault cases at colleges nationwide that were handled less than gracefully, many campuses are stepping up to try to figure out how to do something about it – and are finding a number of new problems along the way. The new “It’s On Us” campaign hopes to encourage bystanders to be more vocal and to step in when they see a problem. Hundreds of campuses signed on to run student
By Kay Solo on Nov 23, 2014
The United States may be the land of the free and the home of the brave, but don’t kid yourself – it’s not the land of the happy. Happy Planet’s Happiness Index for 2012, featured Wednesday in a Time magazine article, puts the United States at No. 105 out of 151 countries. Costa Rica ranked No. 1, Vietnam ranked No. 2 and Colombia ranked No. 3. The bottom three countries on the list were Qatar, Ch
By Darren Richardson on Nov 23, 2014
Gosh, I wish I were a woman so I could become a bride of Islam, recruited with love by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Don’t you? Think of the opportunity to be treated like dirt, used to create babies for the cause, cover yourself so no peeping tom can see anything but your eyes, and be beaten on a regular basis with the possibility of death by stoning. It is the stuff of dreams or –
By Barry Ellsworth on Nov 22, 2014
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By Aaron Lanton on Nov 26, 2014
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