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Horrific murder leaves questions about what happened | The NC Triad's altweekly

by Eric Ginsburg<p><i>After a gay veteran Stephen White passed away from his injuries sustained in a violent attack, residents are left with many</i> …

Crime

Koko The Gorilla Misses Robin Williams (So Do We, Koko)

When news of Robin Williams' death spread this week, fans and friends of the beloved comedian were unrestrained in their grief. And photographs released by The Gorilla Foundation remind us that Williams' impact on the world was so profound that it wasn't just humans whose lives he changed.<p>In 2001, …

Drunk Dial Congress website thrives as government shutdown drags on

Website set up by mobile advertising company connects callers, sober or not, with congressmen's essential employees<p>"Mad at Congress over the shutdown? Have a drink and tell them."<p>This is the simple recommendation put forward by the website Drunk Dial Congress, which provides a service to connect …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

Do You Have Friends of a Different Race? Many Americans Don’t

Matt Vasilogambros @MattVas<p>Aug. 8, 2013, 9:53 a.m.<p>The United States still re­mains widely se­greg­ated — not by law, but by who people call friends.<p>A …

Donald Trump

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …

BeerSci: How Beer Gets Its Color

Meet the two chemical reactions that most influence the malt character and color of your brew.<p>Before you read this column, I urge you to pop open a belated birthday beer. Pour that beer into a clear glass (pint or tulip, your choice), hold it up to the light, and take a good look at the color.<p>Two …

FYI: Could I Have Prevented My Nearsightedness If I'd Just Spent More Time Outside As A Kid?

Yes, you could have, you little bookworm.<p>My parents were right!! A spate of studies over the past decade has found that kids who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop near-sightedness. Outdoor time seems to protect kids even if they do a lot of "near work" (e.g., reading Goosebumps …

What's New in Beer at the Great American Beer Fest

<b>I could hear the horror</b> in my mother's voice when I told her I drank 49 beers the previous night. "How is that possible?" she gasped. "Are you all right?" She calmed down when I explained that they were 1-ounce pours, so that's only, like, four beers. Still, after four days at the 31st annual Great …

Beer Festivals

The Belly Fat Diet Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> John Chatham<p>Getting rid of belly fat is not about doing hundreds of crunches; it's about what you eat.<p>In THE BELLY FAT DIET COOKBOOK, best-selling health and nutrition author John Chatham blasts the myths surrounding belly fat, and shows you how to finally get a flat stomach. The …

The Five Coolest Production Subarus of All Time – Feature

Subaru—both the name and the company—has been around for decades, but it’s slightly outlasted by its parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, which is celebrating 60 years of business. Created from the pieces of several Japanese companies that survived World War II, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) …

Memory Suitcases, Paintings on Old Luggage

In the nostalgic photo series “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli artist Yuval Yairi painted faraway destinations on to old suitcases and then photographed …

Caroline Kennedy Through the Years (Photos)

From a White House childhood to a nomination for ambassador, a look at a first daughter’s life in public.

Chinatown, then and now

For decades, the historic district north of downtown has declined as booming Chinese enclaves in the San Gabriel Valley monopolized flows of new immigrants and investment. Today, the aging community can sometimes have the feel of a museum, with only a few second- and third-generation locals staying …

Sunday Supper: Cuban Beef Casserole with Black Beans and Cumin Rice

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>Ropa vieja—literally, "old clothes"—is a humble dish at heart, typically served alongside Cuban-style black beans and rice. Here, the flavors of beef and …

In China, 93% of dementia cases go undetected

By some estimates, China has the largest population of people suffering dementia—9.2 million people, as of 2010. That stands to reason given that China has the largest population on earth.<p>What’s alarming, though, is that only a tiny fraction of those people have been diagnosed. Some 93% of cases of …

Mental Health