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California Bans Use of Plastic Bags Statewide [Video]

California Bans Use of Plastic Bags Statewide [Video]

On Friday the state of California passed a bill to ban the use of plastic bags. The bill must be signed into law by September 30 and was supported with a 22 – 15 vote. The new law was passed in an effort to cut down on waste and is the first of its kind […]

Russia and Ukraine Schools Open

Russia and Ukraine Schools Open

Russia and Ukraine’s schools are open for 2014, bring summer holidays to a close. The first of September heralds the opening of the school year in nations like Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Bulgaria, Georgia and many other parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Uniquely, this day has several concurrent titles: 1 сентября (Sept. […]

Coffee Nap More Effective at Increasing Alertness Than Coffee or Sleep

Coffee Nap More Effective at Increasing Alertness Than Coffee or Sleep

A study conducted at Loughborough University demonstrated that the “Coffee Nap,” which consists of a strong cup of coffee followed by at 15-20 minute sleep period, is more effective in increasing levels of alertness than either coffee or sleep alone. The study was published almost 20 years ago, but has recently hit the headlines again. Similar studies have been conducted since, […]

Dallas Teenager Allegedly Strangles Young Cousin

Dallas Teenager Allegedly Strangles Young Cousin

In Texas, a Dallas teenager allegedly strangled his young cousin, age five, on Sunday and then discarded her body in an empty, ground floor apartment which was close by to his own, stated Texas State Police. Angel Sanches-Zenteno, age 17, was arrested on Monday morning, about 12 hours after law enforcement discovered the dead body […]

Bad Weather for Labor Day Weekend

Bad Weather for Labor Day Weekend

Happy Labor Day, unless it included bad weather for the holiday weekend. Though some may like the early fall season type of weather, others may have found it a bit dampening to such events as the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, any outdoor music festival, and even a trip to the beach. Bad weather arrived for much […]

Manchester United Agree On Radamel Falcao Deal

Manchester United Agree On Radamel Falcao Deal

Manchester United will bring Monaco striker Radamel Falcao to Old Trafford on season-long loan, subject to the Colombian passing a medical. The 28-year-old has been linked with an exit from the principality and it was thought Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Chelsea were leading the chase for him. However, Falcao, who joined Monaco from Atlético Madrid in […]

Eating Disorder Advocates Join Forces to Raise Awareness [Video]

Eating Disorder Advocates Join Forces to Raise Awareness [Video]

On September 30th, mothers of eating disorder patients, healthcare professionals and survivors will be joining together in Washington. The idea behind the inaugural M.O.M. (Mothers and Others) March at the nation’s capital this month is to raise awareness about the prevalence and the implications of diseases such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and […]

Boulder: Former Officer Avoids Jail in Killing of Elk

Boulder: Former Officer Avoids Jail in Killing of Elk

Sam Carter, the ex-Boulder, Colorado police officer who was found guilty of multiple felony counts related to his killing of an elk, walked away from a courtroom a free man, receiving four years probation in lieu of prison time. Carter is also obligated to serve 200 hours of community service, 30 days on a work […]

Facebook Taking on Google in Search Results?

Facebook Taking on Google in Search Results?

It seems like Facebook is planning on taking on Google when it comes to search results. The social media site is improving its search posts function for mobile users, and asking a select few to try it out. The search function will work similarly to Google’s search engine, by searching for keywords. It could mean […]

Multiple Sclerosis: Common Signs and Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis: Common Signs and Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a progressive autoimmune disorder that destroys the myelin sheaths that protect and cover the nerve cells. The disease affects nearly 3 million people around the world. It affects twice as many women as it does men, and heredity is a key component in vulnerability to this chronic disease and its […]

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