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Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Fifty years ago this month, Berkeley, Calif., was the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement. Now, Berkeley is moving against Big Soda.

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Google Wants to Give You a Ring

The Internet giant is seeking to replace your memorized passwords with jewelry; the tobacco and soda industries share more in common than you think; and is there such a thing as an ethical smartphone? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Romney’s Tax Discrepancy, Bachmann’s Election Troubles, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the 21st-century version of prohibition and Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s comment about women that sounds like it’s straight out of the 1950s.

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 READ MORE



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Bloomberg Decides What the Poor Can Drink

To combat obesity, New York City’s “miniscule megalomaniacal martinet” mayor (in the words of one New York Post commenter) has proposed a citywide ban on the sale of sodas over 16 ounces almost everywhere sugary drinks are sold. Guess who’s going to be affected.

Posted on May 31, 2012 READ MORE


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Obama Avoids Alignment With Israel Against Iran

Obama dodges Netanyahu’s attempts to suck the U.S. into a war against Iran; Stephen Colbert’s many fictional faces are interfering with real world politics; meanwhile, the Argentine LGBT community is combatting the country’s deep-rooted stereotypes. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Marketing Masculinity in an Age of Male Anxiety

What better way to jack up men’s flagging sense of masculine prowess in these times of economic instability, with gender roles shifting by the minute, than by introducing a line of house paints that includes the colors “Bro Code” and “Zombie Apocalypse”? (more)

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Doctors Issue Cola Warning

Forget about cavities. Doctors report in the International Journal of Clinical Practice that excessive cola drinking can cause paralysis and a host of other serious health problems. Extreme symptoms were suffered by people who drank as much as three liters of cola a day. That kind of soda binging is becoming less rare, says one doctor.

Posted on May 25, 2009 READ MORE


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Soda, Fat and You

New York Health Commissioner and aspiring prop comic Richard Daines, M.D., defends his governor’s proposed obesity tax with this hokey yet alarming demonstration.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008 READ MORE


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N.Y. Governor Gets Tough on Soft Drinks

Want a soda with that? It’ll cost you, if what you’re after is a non-diet drink and you happen to be in New York, thanks to a controversial tax plan that Gov. David Paterson has cooked up to combat rising obesity rates in his home state.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008 READ MORE


Obesity Epidemic Linked to Soda, Study Says

An extra can of soda a day can add 15 pounds a year, according to a report in a prestigious journal. And this kind of consumption may be the prime mover behind this nation’s apocalyptically expanding waistlines.

Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


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Doctors Call for Fat Tax

Members of the American Medical Association’s annual conference will call for a levy on the sweeteners put in sugary drinks to pay for a massive health education campaign.

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Diet Soda Drinkers Rejoice: No Cancer Link to Aspartame

The results of a big European study of the artificial sweetener confirm those of a huge U.S. study released last month, which found no link to cancer.
Go ahead, pop that Diet. Mr Pibbs.

Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


Soda Sales Will Stop in Most Public Schools

The nation’s largest beverage distributors have agreed to remove the sugary drinks from school vending machines and cafeterias. Bill Clinton brokered the deal.

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