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