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‘Colbert Report’: This Is How We Do It

Faced with the happy prospect of describing what one MSNBC reporter could not—the 41 combinations of sex that Americans are having, according to a new survey—Stephen Colbert breaks it down with the help of his articulated friends Not Barbie and Samwise Gamgee.

Posted on Oct 6, 2010 READ MORE


sleeping man
Flickr / Scott McLeod

Study: Older People Need Fewer Zzzs

Here’s another reason why baby boomers are still running various sectors of society: They need less sleep. According to a new study published, fittingly, in the journal Sleep, people in their 60s don’t need to snooze for quite as long as their younger counterparts. This may partly explain why Jay Leno is still on the air.

Posted on Feb 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Flickr / abardwell

Couch Potatoes Beware: Too Much Sitting Could Be Deadly

An excessively sedentary lifestyle could spell heart disease or even cause premature death, according to a new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, which gauged health (or issues therewith) according to the amount of time subjects spent sitting and watching television. However, TV isn’t the decisive factor in the mix—sitting for long stretches of time at work can also be hazardous to your health, the study found.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Norman Birnbaum on Susan Sontag

The publication of Sontag’s early diaries provides a revelatory look at the self-inventions of the late writer.

Posted on Mar 6, 2009 READ MORE


Bardot
AP photo / Nicholas Ratzenboeck

Bardot in Hot Water for Anti-Muslim Statements

Erstwhile bombshell Brigitte Bardot is being tried on racism charges for her controversial stance against Muslims in France. She communicated her position last year to now-President Nicholas Sarkozy and publish her letter to Sarkozy in her own foundation’s journal.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008 READ MORE


Ritalin
reversespins.com

Study: Scientists Taking Brain-Boosting Drugs

Call them the steroids of the scientific set: A British journal found that drugs like Ritalin and Provigil are popular among some scientists, mostly under 35, to enhance focus and ward off fatigue. A full 80 percent of the 1,258 respondents in the Nature survey believed “healthy humans” had the right to use performance-boosting drugs to give them an edge in their work.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008 READ MORE


Couric
nwitimes.com

Journal: Couric Likely to Leave CBS

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that CBS News is likely to part ways with its evening news anchor, Katie Couric, who earns about $15 million a year. Consistently in last place among the networks, CBS has been under pressure to right the ship, and was even reported to have considered outsourcing some news operations to CNN. CBS says no such plan is in the works.

Posted on Apr 9, 2008 READ MORE


chatty gents
lajerga.com

So Much for the Motormouth Myth

Finally, a gender-focused study that doesn’t fall prey to the hidden gender biases of its research team (a phenomenon that occurs all too frequently in concordance with a little-known, but often operative, adjunct to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle).

Posted on Jul 6, 2007 READ MORE


Why Danes Are So Happy

Multiple studies have suggested that Danes are the happiest people on the planet, but an article in the medical journal bmj.com goes one step further and attempts to understand why. Most likely reason they’re so satisfied: low expectations. (h/t boingboing.net)

Posted on Jan 22, 2007 READ MORE


The Fertility Gap

Liberals will continue to lose ground in American politics as long as conservatives continue to outbreed them, argues a Syracus University professor in the Wall Street Journal. (The blue/red baby gap is much bigger than you’d imagine.)

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


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From the WSJ

Meet the Moguls of New Media

A guy delivering satiric “ninja” riffs in a $6 Lycra ski mask; a sultry woman with nearly 1 million “friends” on Myspace; a guy who has performed corny dancing shuffles in 38 countries. ... What do all these people have in common? Absurdly low-budget, Internet-based origins and, now, high-budget traditional production deals. Read about the new rules of the game.

Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE


Stop the Presses! WSJ Flip-Flops on Iraq!

After spending years blasting the idea that the U.S. is “bogged down” in Iraq, the Wall Street Journal editorial page did just that—saying that the Israel-Lebanon situation stems from a worldwide perception that America is so “bogged down” in Iraq that it can’t flex any muscle in the Middle East.

Posted on Jul 15, 2006 READ MORE


Brangelina
From univision.com

Brangelina’s Next Project: Mariane Pearl Movie

Angelina Jolie will star as the wife of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in an adaptation of her book “A Mighty Heart.” Jolie’s husband Brad Pitt will produce the film, and Michael Winterbottom (whose “The Road to Guantanamo” is in theaters now) will direct.

Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


WSJ editor Dan Henninger

A WSJ Editor Compares Gay Marriage to Animal Marriage

Stephen Colbert highlights a clip of an editor from the Wall Street Journal saying that in the wake of a woman in India supposedly marrying a snake, gay-marriage supporters in America should now be required to guarantee that animal marriage is not around the corner.

Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


Dems’ Young Guns Launch Journal of Ideas

Two young Democratic intellectuals have founded Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, a quarterly publication modeled after conservative publications like Commentary and The National Interest. Sen. Barack Obama is already lined up to write.

  • This comes on the heels of Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg’s new publication.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


  • Pollster Greenberg Launches Political Journal

    Democratic powerhouse pollster Stan Greenberg has launched The Democratic Strategist, a publication that “brings together the latest solid research on public attitudes and social trends with extended, ongoing discussion of long-range Democratic political strategy.”

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush: Sept. 11 ‘Ended on a Relatively Humorous Note’

    In a 2003 interview with Ladies Home Journal, Bush told Peggy Noonan that during the late-night hours of Sept. 11, he and wife Laura were hustled around the White House in their bedtime clothes because it was thought a jet was going to crash into the building. “[T]he day ended on a relatively humorous note,” he said. “We got a laugh out of it.”
    “Bad taste” doesn’t really seem to do this justice.
    (h/t: Daou Report. Also: full-text interview.)

    Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


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    alt-f4.org

    Report: Feds Suspect Novak Promised to Cover Up for Rove

    Muckraking journalist extraordinaire Murray Waas reports that investigators suspect that columnist Robert Novak called Karl Rove to concoct a cover story that would protect Rove in the Valerie Plame leak investigation.

    Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Authorities Mining More Corporate Data for Personal Information

    We learn from the Wall Street Journal that banks, Internet service providers and other companies are being besieged by law enforcement authorities who want to pore over their corporate data in hunting for clues in criminal cases.
    Just another example of how the government is going through personal records.

    Posted on May 20, 2006 READ MORE


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