Sharon Barry

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British girls have almost worst drinking habits in Western world

British girls are among the most likely to get drunk in the Western world<p>British girls are more likely to get drunk than those in almost any country in the Western world, international research has found.<p>Only in Denmark is binge-drinking more common among 15-year-old girls, the analysis of …

17 Wonderfully Warm And Cozy Mulled Drinks

Mull the wine! Mull the cider! MULL IT ALL.

James Howells: Pity the Bitcoin miner dumped on by fate

It’s hard not to feel for the IT worker who foolishly slung away an outrageous fortune<p>The timing may strike you as another informal application to be sectioned, coming in the week the Government performed its latest nimble U-turn over plain packaging for cigarettes. None the less, allow me to …

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

It's movie time! All the films to look forward to this holiday season, from ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel to Scorsese’s latest.

The Pain Is Not the Problem: How to Fix America’s Health-Care Crisis

Lost in the Obamacare uproar is the fact that America still isn’t as healthy as it should be. That’s because we’re more focused on the pain than the …

Speculators pay attention to bitcoin virtual money

The price of bitcoin surpassed $1,000 on the Mt.Gox online exchange Wednesday, fueled by speculators snapping up the virtual currency as it gains wider acceptance.<p>Bitcoins, which exist as software and aren't regulated by any country or banking authority, surged to a record $1,073, up more than …

The Key To Dressing Comfortably: Go 'Fake Fancy'

Our longterm love-hate relationship with sweatpants and Uggs stems from a sad but everlasting fact: We prefer to be comfortable than stylish.<p>Yes, it's true. Comfort and ease are key when getting dressed, meaning we like wearing clothes that don't limit our abilities to, say, bend down to tie our …

11 Models Reveal Their Beauty and Fitness Secrets

The supes on what keeps them at their best, from tap-dancing to that occasional cheeseburger<p>They may have won the gene-pool lottery with their lithe figures and natural good looks. But it takes more than just birthright to maintain a runway-worthy face and frame. Here, we asked today's supes for …

Top 10 film noir

Guns, dames and hats: you can't have a film noir without them, can you? Take a look at the Guardian and Observer critics list of the best 10 noirs and you'll realise things aren't that simple …<p>• Top 10 westerns • Top 10 documentaries • Top 10 movie adaptations • Top 10 animated movies • Top 10 …

Wal-Mart arrests could fuel “a new political movement of the disenfranchised,” Grayson tells Salon

Florida Congressman questions Obama’s praise for Wal-Mart: “What has Wal-Mart given the president in return?”<p>Firebrand Congressman Alan Grayson hailed Black Friday civil disobedience in an afternoon interview, saying the protests by Wal-Mart workers and supporters show “the dissatisfaction of the …

Shutdown prevention talks begin

A bipartisan group of senators may serve as a last-minute lifeline if the government faces another shutdown at the start of next year.<p>Led by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and launched during the government shutdown as a springboard for bipartisan negotiations, the “common …

Wealth And Income Inequality In America

Monty Python And The Holy Grail<p>One of the most disturbing trends in this country is the rise of extreme wealth and income inequality.<p>As the following charts show, America is rapidly becoming a country of a few million overlords and 300 million serfs.<p>Unfortunately, this issue has been politicized, …

Income Inequality

15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

Skin Care

Pecan Pie Good Enough to Convert Haters

Had enough pie at Thanksgiving? No such thing. Try the exemplary slice of pecan tart prepared by the café at Spruce; one ‘hound praises the …

Six amazing birds

Crows, falcons. gannets, hummingbirds, macaws …. and turkeys. Here’s what makes these six birds so cool<p>Scientists study birds for many reasons—to …

Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?

It’s actually one of science’s big mysteries, but Greg Foot explains what a sneeze is and why your eyelids shut down in response.<p>Sneezes are involuntary. Small particles like pollen or dust float up your nose and irritate your membrane and it triggers a whole series of reactions. Or more …

Particles

Video: Which is healthier, fresh or frozen?

You assume that fresh vegetables are more nutritious than frozen, right? Maybe not …<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She …

Finding Friends In Primate Places

Humans aren't the only ones who like companionship.<p>Just like the human versions, nonhuman primates are social creatures. They clean each other, cooperate with each other, help each other with eating. This year, a few studies added even more to what we know about primate relationships, and indeed, …

Eating 'Wilder' Foods for a Healthier Diet

In <i>Eating on the Wild Side</i>, author Jo Robinson reveals how the nutrition and flavor has been bred out of supermarket fruits and vegetables. Robinson tells us what we can do to reclaim our wild roots and the nutrition from our foods.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, HOST:<p>This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. …

Nutrition

Spiders In Your Fruit: A Good Thing

As a courtesy to bug-phobes, some of the more lurid images in this post will be hidden until and unless you press this button.<br>SHOW<p>Last month, at a grocery store five minutes from my house, a TV reporter bought a container of red grapes that also held a black widow spider. It became local and then …

Insects

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