Daily Archives: August 9, 2013

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Oprah gets Swiss apologies for ‘racist’ encounter

By: John Heilprin

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GENEVA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland — and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologized.

The billionaire media mogul told the U.S. program “Entertainment Tonight” that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a black handbag priced at $38,000 because “you will not be able to afford that.” Continue reading

Stephen Curry Battles Malaria

The NBA star is a champion of “Nothing But Nets”—a program providing  anti-malaria bed nets to children in Africa


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After his electrifying run in the NBA  playoffs, Warriors guard Stephen Curry became an authentic national  sports figure. Accordingly, the endorsement and public appearance deals poured  in. But Curry had a different idea.

He built his summer schedule around a trip 8,000 miles away to a refugee  camp in Tanzania. There Curry helped hang mosquito netting for African  refugees. Continue reading

Is Diet Soda Bad for You?


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Diet drinks are carbonated beverages that are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame, or saccharin. These low calorie and low carb drinks are available so soda lovers feel that they are making a healthy choice when they choose a diet soda over a regular soda.

Recent research and studies show that diet drinks are not good for you, and should be avoided because of the artificial sweeteners that are used in the product’s creation. The main reason that diet soda is bad for you is because of the aspartame. There are an abundance of negative side effects associated with aspartame consumption. Continue reading

U.S. Pot Growers Competing with Mexican Drug Cartels, Drug Enforcement Official Says

By Penny Starr

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A Houston television station reported in May that the legalization of marijuana in some states has created more pot growers in the U.S. – and new competition for Mexican drug cartels.“Mexican drug cartels fighting each other for smuggling routes face increasing competition in the U.S., where legalization in some states has increased the amount of marijuana available,” the May 15 report by KHOU stated. Continue reading