You Call it Fashion, I Call it Flashin' (Pics)
What appeared to be a fashion trend, a dress that leaves one breast exposed, so the woman has to cover it with her hand turns out to be an underwear oversight and now a new trend. The problem was, an undergarment that was meant to go with it somehow didnt make it to the show, so they had to go with what they had on hand, so to speak. Link:...
Obamas Paying for White House Renovations...
Integrity in action: Barack and Michelle Obama have decided not to use taxpayers money to renovate the White House. They are not using public funds or accepting donations of goods for redecorating their private quarters, says Camille Johnston, director of communications for the First Lady. From: http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/55679/
Study:Anorexia Risk 'Could Be Predicted'
Thousands of girls are predisposed to develop anorexia because of the way their brains developed in the womb, says a major new study. Read the full story here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/mar/29/anorexia-study
Is a one-time flu shot on the horizon? | Bad...
The Boston Globe is reporting that scientists may have found an Achilles heel for the flu virus, one that would allow a vaccine to be prepared that need only be given once, not once every season! Check it out here: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/03/29/is-a-one-time-flu-shot-on-the-horizon/
Worlds Largest Battery-Powered Truck Comes to U.S.
Company officials at Smith Electric Vehicles announced on Friday that they will begin manufacturing The worlds largest battery-electric-powered truck at a new plant in in Kansas City, Missouri. The battery-powered Smith Newton will be built in collaboration with Ford Motor Co. The full story is here: http://gas2.org/2009/03/28/worlds-largest-battery-powered-truck-comes-to-us/
Drew Carey Responds to Obama About Marijuana
Recently, President Obama was asked by an audience member about legalizing marijuana, so that it could be regulated and taxed. The Presidents response was unsupportive of marijuana legalization, although the Obama administrations Attorney General Holder has signaled an end to DEA raids on medical marijuana dispensaries. Source:...
Watching mum die from HIV/Aids
Only half of those infected in South Africa by HIV - the virus that causes Aids - have access to life-saving medicines and as Claudia Hammond found out, the care for those dying can still fall on children. This article details the plight of the children who are caring for their dying parents, and all-to-often catching HIV themselves. Link:...
The Craziest Space Racists Of All Time
In the distant future, most our problems will be solved - except racism. Science fiction is full of crazy bigots, who hate aliens, robots and mutants. Here are some of science fiction’s most monstrous racism allegories. The full story is here: http://io9.com/5187619/the-craziest-space-racists-of-all-time
A Lesson in Hanging Toilet Paper
Next time you have to hang toilet paper, just remember this handy lesson. You dont want to look like an idiot when company comes over. The full story is here: http://www.gunaxin.com/a-lesson-in-hanging-toilet-paper/15802
Art Made With Old Cassette Tapes
Art Made With Old Cassette Tapes Check it: http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/celebrity-art-made-with-cassette-tapes/
1920s Skyscraper - Past to Present [Pics]
The progression of a 1920s skyscraper, the Shelton Hotel, to its present state as the Marriot The full story is here: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/03/26/realestate/0329-scapes-slideshow_index.html
50 Beautiful Long Exposure Photos
Here are extremely gorgeous pictures of photos taken with a very slow shutter speed. Very artistic. Source: http://www.pxlshots.com/blog/2009/03/50-beautiful-long-exposure-photos/
Americans are Most Missed by Italy's Tourism
Tourism in Italy dropped 25% in 2008 from the previous year and forecasts are even worse for 2009. The decline is not only affecting hotels and restaurants, but is also having an indirect impact on many other industries. American tourists are still considered the biggest spenders & their absence is noticeable. Experts say it’s just the beginning. Link source:...
Sleep and Diet: Eating to Sleep Well
Do you dream of a good night’s sleep? Try these tips tonight and learn how your diet may affect your sleep patterns. Read the full story here: http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/sleep-and-diet-eating-to-sleep-well/article29172.html
Tesla Model S Sedan Concept: First Official...
Digg co-founder Kevin Rose has accidentally broken the embargo on the Tesla Model S Sedan concept set to be revealed in Los Angeles in mere hours on his flickr account. We’ve got the full scoop!! Link source: http://jalopnik.com/5185534/tesla-model-s-sedan-concept-first-official-pictures
1000s of GM Workers Get Company Cars & Gas
General Motors continues to slash costs. But even as the company asks for more taxpayer loans, there’s one perk GM refuses to give up: a company car and company-paid gas for about 8,000 white-collar employees. A former GM economist estimates that last year alone, the automaker spent nearly $12 million on fuel for its staff. By all accounts… Source:...
"Let me give you a hug!"
Photographer: Jorge Guillen Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotolandia/3196745599/sizes/o/
Top 5 Hotels that Will Scare the Daylights Out of...
"­All w­or­k and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull­ boy." This scenario is familiar to anyone who’s seen Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film "The Shining." This list contains five hotels that are sure to scare the daylights out of you. The full story is here:...
Eating red meat increases death risk by 30%
Before you dig into another hamburger, consider this: Americans who ate the most red meat boosted their overall risk of death by 30% during a 10-year period compared to those who ate the least, according to a new study. Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/03/killer-meat.html
Screw South by Southwest. Bacon Camp Was the Best.
(Pictured: Bacon Eggs.) People were greeted at the door with free stickers and buttons with great slogans like "I’d kill a petite beagle for a bacon sandwich" and "If God didn’t want us to eat bacon, why did he make it out of bacon?" Read the full story here: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2009/03/last_saturday_baconcamp.php
Amazing Places Every Man Should Visit
Being able to see Russia from your house doesn’t count - 23 places you need to see before death- upload your own suggestions. From: http://www.asylum.com/pictures/amazing-places-every-man-should-visit/26?/photo/?filter=p&sort=asc&n=1
Bratz Dolls: Enormous melons no match for Barbie...
In a cage match between Bratz and Barbie - Bratz took a beating in Dec. The fate of Bratz remains unclear in the wake of a federal court order that handed the rights to the dolls and the Bratz name to the biggest toy maker of them all: Mattel Inc. This is the story about the original ruling, leaving Bratz dolls clinging for life on the ropes. Read the full story here:...
50 Stunning Examples Of Architecture Photography
Architectural photography can be broadly considered to encompass views of the exteriors and interiors of domestic, commercial, religious, institutional, and engineering structures, as well as records of the evolution of towns and cities. Source: http://www.smashingapps.com/2009/03/22/50-stunning-examples-of-architecture-photography.html
Last M&M Standing [Pic]
A bullet through M&M’s Link source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8763834@N02/2964475355/in/photostream/
Washington State Medical Marijuana Trial On...
The majority of Washingtonians voted in 1998 for the health and safety of its ill residents. Supporting the medical use of marijuana was not a hard choice for most, and the state has adjusted very well overall to bringing these sick patients into the fold. Contrary to these ideals seems to be one particular man: Kitsap Co. Prosecutor Russ Hauge. Check it out here:...
Pimpin' On The Real East Side
Pimpin’ On The Real East Side The full story is here: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=8749451
10 Surprising Things That Affect Memory: photos
Maintaining mental acuity is a major concern for aging Americans—they want to make the most of their golden years rather than have to struggle through them. In fact, adults are more than twice as likely to fear losing their mental capacity as their physical capacity, Link source: http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/04/aging-memory-health-forbeslife-cx_avd_0804health_slide_4.html?thisSpeed=20000
Crane Collapse Blamed on Workers
A report commissioned by NY city’s Buildings Department blames the crane collapse that killed seven people last March on workers, who didn’t use the right equipment or procedures to raise the crane. Source: http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/126043
Legal pot debuts in Midwest
They’ve been smoking or eating marijuana for years”privately and illegally. And now, because Michigan voters approved marijuana use for the treatment of certain serious maladies, Bob White soon will be able to get himself together in his Three Rivers home "without having to draw the shades." Link:...
Tips For Reducing Stress
Four easy ways to stay cool, calm and collected Read the full story here: http://www.mensfitness.com/advice/career_advice/197
(Very Gradual) Change We Can Believe In (Pic)
(Very Gradual) Change We Can Believe In (Pic) The full story is here: http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1220/darwin1sm.gif
A Grenade Embedded In The Forehead
A Grenade Embedded In The Forehead Source: http://flickr.com/photos/medicalmuseum/255076065/sizes/l/
Construction Worker Falls to Death From 10th Floor...
Officials said that the dead man was not wearing a safety harness, which was required, as he worked on columns for the new building. From: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/nyregion/19fall.html
Would You Wear This? Bizarre Fashion Pics
Would You Wear This? Bizarre Fashion Pics Read the full story here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/chi-bizarre-fashion-pg,0,4337095.photogallery
Are the Religious More Afraid of Death?
Patients were asked about how much they relied upon religion to cope with illness, and researchers found that nearly 80 percent used it at least a moderate amount…it is important to let doctors and nurses know about your religious beliefs in a nice way, and to ensure that if a patient’s and a doctor’s ethical beliefs conflict Get the low-down here:...
Fractal Snowflake Cupcakes
The Koch Snowflake is a neat fractal shape… that you can make in your kitchen. Check it out here: http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/fractalsnowflake
Mindblowing Graffiti Animation
Graffiti brought to life on a street wall. Check it: http://www.soulpancake.com/view_post/210246/just-remember-this-word-muto.html
Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foods
Since we could all use a little help, The Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foods. Enjoy! Get the low-down here: http://www.sessionmagazine.com//top-10-aphrodisiac-foods/
The 8 Healthiest Breakfast Cereals
Did your favorite cereal earned a spot on the list? Check it: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/262
LAPD Cop Shop (1896-2009): Dynamite sticks to...
The LAPD has dwelt in only two HQs in the last 113 years. That number will rise to three in Nov. when LAPD opens its new 11-story, 500,000-square-foot building featuring "a window arrangement…meant to thwart snipers." It’s a long way from the days o’ horse-pulled wagons, hand-cranked sirens and "Dragnet." Source:...
Debunking 10 Myths About Guinness Stout
Guinness has become an icon of the Emerald Isle, known around the world for its impenetrable color,its complex pouring ritual & its ability to balance well on a toucan’s beak. It’s also known for the wild rumors associated with it, from the common barfly’s claim of better-tasting pints in the old country to conspiracy theories of secret ingredients Link:...
Happiness is contagious, research finds
In a study published online today scientists showed that happiness spreads readily through social networks of family members, friends and neighbors. Knowing someone who is happy makes you 15.3% more likely to be happy yourself, the study found. Get the low-down here: http://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/05/science/sci-happy5
Arrr! Pirate Class Coming to University of Chicago
To avoid sinking students’ dreams of learning about pirates, Dawdy increased the size of her class to 150 students, up from the original maximum of 90. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-talk-piratesmar18,0,6132052.story
$8 billion in economic stimulus helps revive...
Americans started falling out of love with trains 50 years ago, when thrilling silver airliners left locomotives far behind. They’re betting billions of federal and state dollars that high-speed railroads can someday move travelers between major U.S. cities within two or three hours just as they do in Western Europe and Japan. Source:...
New England Surpasses West Coast as Least...
New England, where the Puritans and others sought religious freedom, has surpassed the West Coast as the least religious region in America, according to a new major national survey. The study, released last week, showed that since 1990, the percentage of Americans claiming no religion has nearly doubled, growing to 15% last year. Get the low-down here:...
How Bad is Beer?
Drinking more than one or two beers a day puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers. The full story is here: http://www.lvh.org/lvh/Your_LVH/Healthy_You/Healthy_You_Tip/Healthy_Eating|2225
The World's Languages Are Rapidly Disappearing...
AROUND a quarter of the world’s population speaks just three languages: Mandarin, English and Spanish. But out of the 6,700 of the world’s identified languages, nearly 2,500 are deemed at risk according to UNESCO, the UN’s cultural body. In America, 53 languages have become extinct since 1950, more than in any other country. From:...
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About...
In honor of St. Patricks Day, here are some really cool facts about the little green men (who used to wear red). Link source: http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/special_feature_250/268_5-things-you-didnt-know-leprechauns.html
GM Aims to Wow With Chevy Volt Driving Experience
Jon Lauckner is GMs VP of global program management and co-creator of the Chevy Volt. Lauckner feels it is imperative GM makes this car absolutely perfect. He said we need an experience where people say Wow this is really something special. Check it: http://gm-volt.com/2009/03/16/gm-aims-to-wow-customers-with-seemless-and-intuitive-chevy-volt-driving-experience/
Are Girls Who Think They're Fat More Suicidal?
The researchers found the perception of being overweight among girls raised the probability of suicidal thoughts by 5.6 percent, the probability of a suicide attempts by 3.2 percent and the probability of injury causing suicide attempts by 0.6 percent. Link source: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/03/16/Girls_who_think_theyre_fat_more_suicidal/UPI-42621237253031/