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Who is Binge Drinking?

Of all the alcohol-related deaths in the United States, more than 50% were caused by binge drinking, which is currently defined as consuming five or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion for men and four for women. The U.S. Centers for Disease Con...   read more

Facebook 5th Largest Nation in the World

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that the social network has welcomed its 200 millionth user. That means that Facebook Nation now has a larger population than Brazil, and trails only China, India, The United States and Indon...   read more

Is Smoking Good for the Nation’s Economy?

Congress never makes a move regarding health care without first considering the financial costs involved. But the latest twist on the cost-benefit question raises the point of whether the nation would be better off—from a purely bottom-line perspe...   read more

Bright Side of Economic Downturn…Highway Deaths Plunge

While every indicator about the economy continues to look dreary, one set of statistics is downright life-preserving, thanks in large part to the recession. Last year, the fewest motorists in almost 50 years died on the nation’s highway—37, 313—re...   read more

Creating Peace between Wild Animals and Cattle

Because the federal government leases public lands to ranchers to graze livestock, conflicts often develop between wild animals and domesticated cattle and sheep. Grazing leases have economic value and ranchers often sell them to one another, and ...   read more

Cattle Rustlers Return

In recent years, the world has had to come to terms with the fact that pirates are not just a romantic phenomenon of another era, but still exist today. Now Americans are seeing the return of another lost category of criminals: cattle rustlers. Ca...   read more

What if They Gave an Execution and No One Came?

The state of Washington now finds itself without an executioner, following the abrupt resignation of its lethal injection team. The four volunteers who administer lethal injections to death-row inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla...   read more

Native American Tribe Closer to Full Recognition

After a century of controversy, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi, with 55,000 members, is on the verge of complete federal recognition. A hearing on the matter was held on March 18th in ...   read more

American Way of Life Clashes with Brits in Iraq and Russians in Space

From Iraq to outer space, America’s soldiers and astronauts are having a tough time co-existing with their British and Russian counterparts. In Basra, where U.S. troops have been slowly taking over fro withdrawing British units, American GIs have ...   read more

Stranded Seal Shipped Home by FedEx

A stranded young Atlantic Harbour Seal was sent from Bermuda to Newark, New Jersey, via FedEx last week. The young male seal, starving and suffering from a laceration in his neck, was found washed up on a beach in Bermuda on February 15. He was on...   read more

Talk about Entourage—Obama Does the UK

President Barack Obama arrives in Great Britain today, bringing with him the customary—and gargantuan—entourage that recent U.S. presidents have been known to tow along on overseas junkets. No less than 500 officials and staff are accompanying Oba...   read more

Idaho Teacher Sells Pizza Ads on High School Tests

President Barack Obama has vowed to spend more money on education, but the promised dollars have not yet trickled down to schools across the United States. In the meantime, one high school teacher in Pocatello, Idaho, has come up with a creative, ...   read more

Replacing Government-Speak with Clear Words

Americans might like to take a cue from their British cousins in urging their government to replace technically correct government phraseology with words that normal people can understand. The Local Government Association (LGA) is a group that lob...   read more

Junking Junk Mail to Help the Environment

Annoyed by the useless junk mail that arrives at your home? You’re not alone. About 44% of junk mail ends up in landfills without even being opened. It is hard to convince the senders of junk mail to stop because, although it may be bad for the en...   read more

North Dakota Call Center Closes Because It Can’t Find Enough Workers

Tampa-based Sykes Enterprises, which provides customer support for corporations, opened a call center in Minot, North Dakota in 1996. Sykes hoped to expand the center this year from 200 employees to 450, but was unable to find takers for the new p...   read more

Islamic Mortgages Approved in Minnesota

Because many Muslims interpret the Quran as forbidding taking or paying interest on loans, the Islamic world has developed a different system of mortgages. Last month, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency became the first government entity in the ...   read more
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Unusual News

1777 to 1792 of about 1844 News
Prev 1 ... 110 111 112 113 114 ... 116 Next

Who is Binge Drinking?

Of all the alcohol-related deaths in the United States, more than 50% were caused by binge drinking, which is currently defined as consuming five or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion for men and four for women. The U.S. Centers for Disease Con...   read more

Facebook 5th Largest Nation in the World

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that the social network has welcomed its 200 millionth user. That means that Facebook Nation now has a larger population than Brazil, and trails only China, India, The United States and Indon...   read more

Is Smoking Good for the Nation’s Economy?

Congress never makes a move regarding health care without first considering the financial costs involved. But the latest twist on the cost-benefit question raises the point of whether the nation would be better off—from a purely bottom-line perspe...   read more

Bright Side of Economic Downturn…Highway Deaths Plunge

While every indicator about the economy continues to look dreary, one set of statistics is downright life-preserving, thanks in large part to the recession. Last year, the fewest motorists in almost 50 years died on the nation’s highway—37, 313—re...   read more

Creating Peace between Wild Animals and Cattle

Because the federal government leases public lands to ranchers to graze livestock, conflicts often develop between wild animals and domesticated cattle and sheep. Grazing leases have economic value and ranchers often sell them to one another, and ...   read more

Cattle Rustlers Return

In recent years, the world has had to come to terms with the fact that pirates are not just a romantic phenomenon of another era, but still exist today. Now Americans are seeing the return of another lost category of criminals: cattle rustlers. Ca...   read more

What if They Gave an Execution and No One Came?

The state of Washington now finds itself without an executioner, following the abrupt resignation of its lethal injection team. The four volunteers who administer lethal injections to death-row inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla...   read more

Native American Tribe Closer to Full Recognition

After a century of controversy, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi, with 55,000 members, is on the verge of complete federal recognition. A hearing on the matter was held on March 18th in ...   read more

American Way of Life Clashes with Brits in Iraq and Russians in Space

From Iraq to outer space, America’s soldiers and astronauts are having a tough time co-existing with their British and Russian counterparts. In Basra, where U.S. troops have been slowly taking over fro withdrawing British units, American GIs have ...   read more

Stranded Seal Shipped Home by FedEx

A stranded young Atlantic Harbour Seal was sent from Bermuda to Newark, New Jersey, via FedEx last week. The young male seal, starving and suffering from a laceration in his neck, was found washed up on a beach in Bermuda on February 15. He was on...   read more

Talk about Entourage—Obama Does the UK

President Barack Obama arrives in Great Britain today, bringing with him the customary—and gargantuan—entourage that recent U.S. presidents have been known to tow along on overseas junkets. No less than 500 officials and staff are accompanying Oba...   read more

Idaho Teacher Sells Pizza Ads on High School Tests

President Barack Obama has vowed to spend more money on education, but the promised dollars have not yet trickled down to schools across the United States. In the meantime, one high school teacher in Pocatello, Idaho, has come up with a creative, ...   read more

Replacing Government-Speak with Clear Words

Americans might like to take a cue from their British cousins in urging their government to replace technically correct government phraseology with words that normal people can understand. The Local Government Association (LGA) is a group that lob...   read more

Junking Junk Mail to Help the Environment

Annoyed by the useless junk mail that arrives at your home? You’re not alone. About 44% of junk mail ends up in landfills without even being opened. It is hard to convince the senders of junk mail to stop because, although it may be bad for the en...   read more

North Dakota Call Center Closes Because It Can’t Find Enough Workers

Tampa-based Sykes Enterprises, which provides customer support for corporations, opened a call center in Minot, North Dakota in 1996. Sykes hoped to expand the center this year from 200 employees to 450, but was unable to find takers for the new p...   read more

Islamic Mortgages Approved in Minnesota

Because many Muslims interpret the Quran as forbidding taking or paying interest on loans, the Islamic world has developed a different system of mortgages. Last month, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency became the first government entity in the ...   read more
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