Consuming tea can lower non-heart disease deaths by 24 percent Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, and can be found in almost 80 percent of US households. On any given day, over 158 million Americans are drinking tea. In 2012, Americans consumed well over 79 billion servings of tea, or over 3.60 billion gallons. In a new study Professor Nicolas Danchin, MD, FECS, U
By Debbie Nicholson on Sep 01, 2014
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy became the highest-grossing movie of 2014 over the weekend by winning a slow Labor Day box office. The film made another $17 million in its fifth week of release and managed to pass Marvel’s other hit of the summer, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as the highest-grossing movie of the year. The Captain America sequel brought in $262 million during its domestic
By George Monroy on Sep 01, 2014
Normally, when talking of vacations in Italy, the magnificent cities of Rome, Florence and Venice immediately spring to mind, along with Naples, the amazing Pompeii, Sicily and other great locations. If it's a case of been there, done that, why not head on different and less traveled roads to see equally fascinating and beautiful locations in Italy. One such lovely location is the town of Riomaggi
By Anne Sewell on Sep 01, 2014
A&E Networks, owned by Hearst and Disney, has finally emerged as the buyer for Vice Media. It will purchase a 10 percent stake at a price of US$250 million for a $2.5 billion valuation. Vice earlier tried to raise funds from several parties for its heavy investment in video programming and worldwide expansion program. Vice negotiated with Glenn Beck’s media entity, Blaze, then with Time Warner, w
By Preetam Kaushik on Sep 01, 2014
According to the World Health Organization, for well over a century humans have associated the rise of diseases with certain weather patterns, which caused Roman aristocrats to move into hilltop resorts during the summer to avoid malaria-carrying mosquitos and South Asians would season their food heavily with curry in summer to avoid diarrhea. Ebola, which has killed over 1,000 people across West
By Delilah Jean Williams on Aug 18, 2014
In appreciation Former US Sen. Jim Jeffords (I-VT), who died Monday at 80 in Washington, may be best remembered for staging a so-called “coup of one” when he defected from the Republican Party in 2001 to become an independent and caucus with the Democratic Party. He also was described as “a Vermonter through and through” and lived a simple life even during his tenure in the halls of Congress. Jeff
By Mike Sarzo on Aug 18, 2014
Would you be more likely to vote if it meant you could win a cash prize for casting your ballot? Officials in Los Angeles think so. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted 3-0 to recommend that the City Council consider using cash prizes as a way of luring more people to the polls, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. "Maybe it's $25,000, maybe it's $50,000," said Commission Preside
By Darren Richardson on Aug 18, 2014
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