Opinion Reports of hazing certainly are nothing new in sports or in the history of the fraternity or sorority systems. Anything from the prototypical paddle and the victim being required to say, “thank you, sir, may I please have another?” to far worse incidents has often been swept under the category of “boys will be boys” or dismissed as a rite of passage. However, the arrest of seven Sayreville
By Mike Sarzo on Oct 30, 2014
Science & Tech
With each day that passes, across the world, huge areas of what was formerly fertile soil are being lost due to salt-induced degradation. To date, worldwide, salt-spoiled soils that are now useless for growing crops now account for 20% of all irrigated lands, an area equal to the size of France. Not only are the annual costs associated with the loss of land that was once fertile enormous — estimat
By Robert Myles on Oct 30, 2014
Recently, leading toy store 'Toys R Us', removed the line of Breaking Bad action figures from their shelves. This was due to a petition filed on Change.org by a mom from Florida, Susan Schrijver. The petition read - “Toys R Us is well known around the world for their vast selection of toys for children of all ages. However their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack
By Preetam Kaushik on Oct 30, 2014
Now that the San Francisco Giants have won their third World Championship in five seasons and November is almost upon us, my television won’t be getting nearly as much use as it did in October. Come to think of it, I haven’t watched this much television since last October, and I probably won’t watch this much TV again until next October. If it were “Always October,” as the MLB gear says, I wouldn’
By Darren Richardson on Oct 30, 2014
The impact of different dietary flavonoid subclasses on risk of epithelial ovarian cancer is unclear with limited previous studies that have focused on only a few compounds. Professor Aedin Cassidy, PhD, from the Department of Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom and lead researcher of this study along with colleagues examined associations between h
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 29, 2014
What’s next? What’s new? Where can I get it? And what can I do with it? Marketers have a difficult time staying satisfied. But who can blame them? They live and breathe customer engagement, and if there’s a new, more effective way to reach these people, then they’ll chase after it with ardor. Some are satisfied with their current business strategies and marketing campaigns. But most have recently
By Ashtyn Douglas on Oct 29, 2014
Pack your bags for Charleston, South Carolina. All of the media hype about the city’s charm, culture and friendliness is true. Condé Nast Traveler named Charleston as “the most polite and hospitable city in America” in 2013 and 2014. Here’s a guide of top picks to stay, dine, shop and play in this quintessential gem of a southern city. Stay Charleston is home to several luxury hotels that vary in
By Christa Avampato on Oct 29, 2014
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By Ashtyn Douglas on Oct 29, 2014
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