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Vitamin B? Why beer is good for your health

<b>(<strong>upwave.com</strong>) —</b> <b>What it is</b><p>I do likes me a cold one on a hot summer day, and a fall ball game just isn't the same without an ale in my hand. Fear of the great beer belly has kept suds out of the refrigerators and hands of beer enthusiasts all over the land, but is it possible that one …

The 1 percent’s Ivy League loophole

<b>(AP/Jessica Hill)</b><p>Not only do children of rich alumni get admission preferences, now they can get taxpayers to help them, too!<p>Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig • Matthew Bruenig<p>September 9, 2013 3:12pm (UTC)<p>Legacy preference in college admission, or the practice of selecting the offspring of alumni over …

Study reveals 'true' material cost of development say researchers

<b>Current methods of measuring the full material cost of imported goods are highly inaccurate say researchers.</b><p>In a new study, they found that three times as many raw materials are used to process and export traded goods than are used in their manufacture.<p>Richer countries who believe they have …

Sustainability

The 6 Commandments Of Buying Gadgets

<b>1) Spend The Most Money On The Items You Use The Most</b> <br>So simple, yet so often overlooked: It’s smart shopping to splurge on the items you spend a lot of time with, and skimp on the ones you don’t.<p>“Don’t worry about the price,” says Brian Lam, founder of gadget decision-making site The Wirecutter. …

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

<b>(AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>Noam Chomsky<p>August 17, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>The following is a transcript of a recent speech delivered Noam Chomsky in Bonn, Germany, at DW Global Media Forum, Bonn, Germany. …

In Iowa, Donald Trump warns Republicans about Hillary, immigration

AMES, Iowa -- Donald Trump on Saturday made his first-ever political visit to Iowa, speaking to conservative Christians, stoking speculation about his political plans and labeling the United States a "laughingstock" during an interview with NBC News.<p>He warned the Family Leadership Summit in an …

Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels

For years she was a symbol of a new country rising from the ashes of Taliban rule, as one of the women whose voices were finally being heard after a decade of brutal oppression in Afghanistan.<p>Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country’s first woman MPs, travelled the world with …

DEA reportedly covering up its use of NSA surveillance data to prosecute Americans

Lies and blurred lines may be compromising justice at home<p>Despite assurances from top intelligence officials that the National Security Agency only conducts certain surveillance operations to pursue suspected terrorists, a report from <i>Reuters</i> alleges that a secretive Drug Enforcement Administration …

Sealing the Wal-Mart borders

No longer will our homeland’s security be threatened by mop-wielding undocumented workers!<p>Robert Scheer<p>October 29, 2003 2:42pm (UTC)<p>Let's hear it for those gonzo immigration cops from the Department of Homeland Security who so heroically swooped down on illegal Wal-Mart janitors last week. No …

FBI can remotely activate Android and laptop microphones, reports WSJ

Last month, we discussed whether the new Microsoft Kinect could be used as an NSA spying tool. When it comes to the microphones in Android cell phones and laptop computers, though, surveillance might not be a theoretical question. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the FBI can already remotely …

Glenn Beck Connects "Phony Muslim" Reza Aslan To George Soros

Glenn Beck whipped out his chalkboard to connect Reza Aslan, the author who achieved internet fame this week for keeping his cool during a hostile and uninformed interview on Fox News that focused on his Muslim faith, to billionaire and Beck-villain George Soros. Beck added, "Forget about this guy …