Friday, February 28, 2014

THE LAST five stand-alone diners in Manhattan.

BREAST-FEEDING BENEFITS appear to be overstated, according to study of siblings;
advantages of women who choose breast-feeding likely bias findings in previous research.

More here.

BRAIN HACKS top founders use to get the job done.

8 RIDICULOUS MYTHS about eating meat.

HOMPHOBIA IS not just from white Southerners: “Harlem Church Blasts Obama for Unleashing ‘Homo Demons’

And not just from Republicans, either: “Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Segregation Bill Got Unanimous Bipartisan Support”.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

15 UNEXPECTEDLY BARBARIC ORIGINS of modern wedding traditions.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WOW: Inside The Army’s Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room.

Friday, February 21, 2014

FROM CARACAS CHRONICLES: “The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch”.

THIS KID WILL GET FAR: “Smartest Girl Scout Ever Selling Cookies Outside a Medical Marijuana Dispensary.

SAY IT BY SPRAYING IT: What your perfume says about you.

WELL, THEY HAD A CEASEFIRE THE DAY BEFORE AND SEE HOW FAR IT GOT: “Negotiators reach deal to end Ukraine crisis.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

7 OTHER THINGS Facebook could have bought for $16 Billion.

NO MÁS DEMOCRACIA: “The arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez exposes Venezuela’s Potemkin democracy and Hugo Chavez’s poisonous legacy.”

LIKE WHEN SYRIA CROSSED THE RED LINE? Obama on Ukraine: ‘There will be consequences if people step over the line’

SITUATION NOT CALMING DOWN: “Despite truce, more fighting reported in Kiev”.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

VHS vs. COMMUNISM: “In Communist Romania in the 1980s, a young translator became an unlikely voice of freedom. She illicitly dubbed thousands of foreign films, distributed on VHS tapes, turning B-movie stars into heroes.”

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTACK SWITZERLAND, do so before business hours:
On the early morning of Feb. 17, the copilot of an Ethiopian Boeing 767 airliner flying from Addis Ababa to Rome hijacked the plane and its 202 passengers while the pilot was in the toilet.

Italian jet fighters intercepted the airliner and, later, French jets followed it until it landed in Geneva. The Swiss air force was unable to send its own F-18 fighters to help with the aerial policing … because Switzerland’s flying branch wasn’t yet open for business.

Most of the world’s air forces, it’s worth pointing out, work around the clock. But not the Swiss.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FOR THE ANNALS OF PUBLIC HEALTHCARE: “Too old to get lifesaving drugs: Anger at plan to deny elderly treatment if you've had a 'fair innings'”

Not too far off from Logan's Run

Monday, February 17, 2014

GREAT: Scientists grow a human lung in a lab.

THE HORRIBLE ABBA OUTFITS, EXPLAINED: “According to Abba: The Official Photo Book, published to mark 40 years since they won Eurovision with Waterloo, the band's style was influenced in part by laws that allowed the cost of outfits to be deducted against tax – so long as the costumes were so outrageous they could not possibly be worn on the street.”

All of a sudden they don't seem so horrible…

Saturday, February 15, 2014

14 WAYS an Economist Says 'I Love You'.

A COUPLE breaks up with a conversation in which they only use the titles of 154 movies.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

MADRID seen from a drone. Great video.

Friday, February 07, 2014

JANUARY: another mediocre jobs report.

THESE MAPS prove Americans speak totally different versions of the english language.

5 HIGH-FAT FOODS you should be eating more.

EVEN SPANISH NUNS are feeling the bank cutbacks. Sad, and yet fascinating story.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES: France and Italy should learn from Spain and Portugal.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

AND WE EUROPEANS have been giving lessons to others: “Despite its relatively clean image, the European Union is losing at least 120 billion euros a year to corruption, and more than three-quarters of citizens believe that the problem is widespread in their countries, the bloc’s home affairs commissioner said on Monday.”

Monday, February 03, 2014

SAY WHAT? EU said to be developing system for police to remotely disable any car.

BETTER THAN NOTHING: “Spanish Manufacturing Just Hit A 41-Month High And Employment Is Starting To Pick Up

SO, MAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FREE and people will leave their cars at home and hop on buses, trams and so forth, right?


Estonia's capital Tallin did it — and public transportation users grew a paltry 1.2%. Here's why.