“Do you have a facebook?” reads this artistic Facebook ad that depicts an strangely sad face.

Report suggests Facebook is outing gay users to sponsors

According to online security researcher Christopher Soghoian’s blog Slight Paranoia, Facebook may be in hot water again. A paper by a Microsoft researcher and two fellows from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems entitled “Challenges in Measuring Online Advertising Systems” includes troubling findings about Facebook. Specifically, the paper implies that via a loophole, Facebook
Celebrating Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in the 21st Century

The drinking of alcoholic substances has persisted for millennia as a social practice. In almost every culture in the world, the consumption of libations, as they are often called, is extensive. Nevertheless, what inherent social value does the drinking of alcohol possess if done in groups or in a community setting? The most notable aspect

Time Change 2010 | Fall back on November 7

The time change for the 2010 fall season this year is slated for Nov. 7. This year’s “fall back” will change time for a four-and-a-half month period of time. In 2005, the Energy Policy Act adjusted Daylight Saving Time, meaning the time change for 2010’s fall was pushed back. Time change 2010 for fall The
Man standing on a scale.

Tips to help in your battle for weight loss

There are so many books and videos to help you in your efforts to lose weight. But for those of us who have not conquered the battle and are still carrying around excessive weight, we just can’t settle on the first try. We are still reading and wanting to learn new ways and find out
Fish Oil

Fish oil taken during pregnancy has questionable effect

In a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the correlation of fish oil with smarter babies is questioned. The study of almost 2,400 women lasted for more than four years. The results suggested some positive effects of fish oil but nothing conclusive. The hypothesis of fish oil Some observational studies of
Bydureon is an extended-release version of byetta

Bydureon | FDA holds off on approving extended-release Byetta

Today, the FDA announced that Eli Lilly’s extended-release diabetes drug Bydureon would not yet be approved.Bydureon is a long-release form of Byetta,  and the FDA says it needs more data about the effect on heart rates. This FDA report sent Eli Lilly and Co. stocks down, while boosting competitors’ shares. Bydureon’s uses Bydureon is the
Three pregnant women looking forward to the benefits of maternity leave.

EU parliament extends maternity leave to 20 weeks with full pay

The Guardian reports that after a prolonged political battle, the European Union has voted in favor of extending maternity leave benefits to 20 weeks with full pay for new mothers. While several EU member nations fought bitterly against the change – most notably Britain and Germany – a majority voted in favor of the legislation
Baby Strollers

Deaths lead to massive Graco recall of strollers

A massive Graco recall of baby strollers has been prompted by several deaths reported because of a manufacturing defect. The company has received other reports of injuries to infants caused by the same defect. Graco is recalling more than 2 million units of the Quattro and MetroLite stroller units. The strollers in question were made
Basketball vertical leap

Athletic Propulsion Labs markets new shoe with NBA ban

A small shoe-design company in Los Angeles, Athletic Propulsion Labs, has propelled itself into the spotlight. The year-old company has created a shoe – the Concept 1 – that has been banned by the NBA. Some say this may be a genius marketing move, while others claim it is a true technology breakthrough. The Athletic
Jimmy McMillan

Rent is Too Damn High party candidate Jimmy McMillan steals show

Jimmy McMillan is creating an online sensation. Last night, at the New York governor debate he upstaged front runners Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino. McMillan is running on the Rent is Too Damn High party ticket. Though Cuomo and Paladino are the most likely candidates to make it to office, the spotlight was stolen at
German Chancellor Angel Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy appear to be near kissing.

Merkel-Sarkozy-Medvedev meeting suggests new Atlantic order

Europe is searching for ways to piece together a lasting model for economic prosperity and national security. According to the Atlantic Sentinel, Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Dmitry Medvedev are meeting before the upcoming European G20 meeting in order to cement what could be a lasting partnership that would signify a “new Atlantic order.” No
A woman sitting on a pink exercise ball.

The importance of exercise, then and now

There is much advice given on how to exercise, how much time is needed, how many days a week you should dedicate to exercising, and so on. Often people become confused by all the information when it comes to what is best. There are a lot of health experts who disagree on fitness and nutrition,
A girl at a 2006 French labor strike makes a cell phone call.

France strikes against pension reform cripple work, travel

France’s pension strikes are significant news on the world stage of late. According to sources, the French senate is preparing to vote on Wednesday on a bill that would raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. A massive protest strike has ensued, which has disrupted industry and transportation, crippling production and making it extremely

Rand Paul and Aqua Buddha | Sacrilegious crime or college prank?

In attack ads and during a debate last night, Rand Paul has been fighting the specter of Aqua Buddha. While he was in college at conservative Baylor University, Paul a the member of NoZe Brotherhood. Some stories include Rand Paul and his friends trying to get a woman to worship “Aqua Buddha.” Rand Paul’s Aqua
a demo of archimedes death ray using magnifying glass

Obama challenges Mythbusters to debunk the Archimedes death ray

President Obama’s “Mythbusters” appearance may seem like an ideal forum to debunk the Republican Pledge to America. Instead, Obama has challenged the Mythbusters to revisit the Archimedes death ray, a legend the Discovery Channel show busted in 2006. Obama’s “Mythbusters” appearance will air Dec. 8 as part of the president’s STEM education campaign to inspire
A sad woman with clinical depression, mood disorders.

What causes mood disorders?

There are many people who suffer from some form of mood disorder such as clinical depression or bipolar disorders. It can make everyday tasks seem daunting and affect the way one perceives all the different facets of life. It could be as simple as thinking people are talking about you or taking advantage of you
New homeowners

Buying a home: How payday loans can help

Are you trying to buy a home and need some extra cash to do it? The last thing you want to do is get a personal loan from a banking institution because every time your credit is checked, it affects your credit score. And anyone working toward repaired credit knows very well to avoid anything