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End of the world? Not on my watch!

(5) Comments | Posted November 19, 2009 | 8:39 AM

First published at washingtontimes.com

Apparently, we were warned. The world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012.

We know this because a new movie points out that's when the Mayan calendar ends.

I don't know about you, but that's not much of a "warning" to me.

The Mayans...

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Foods That Might Kill Libido

(5) Comments | Posted October 16, 2009 | 12:48 PM

First published at washingtontimes.com

From oysters to chili peppers, everybody has their own ideas about what constitutes an aphrodisiac -- food that increases sexual desire.

But 11Points.com has noted foods that might dampen the libido and has assembled a list of "anaphrodisiacs" that could cause a chill in the...

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Arnold to Maria: Drop the Cell Phone!

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 2:45 PM

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to speak to his wife, Maria Shriver, for apparently violating a state law he signed last year -- holding her cell phone while driving, the AP is reporting.

The celebrity Web site TMZ.com posted two photos showing Shriver holding a phone to...

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NASA bombs the moon

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 12:06 PM

NASA has intentionally crashed two spacecraft into the moon's south pole in a search for hidden ice, the AP is reporting.

The crashes had been expected to kick up miles of lunar dust, which NASA scientists would analyze for traces of ice.

NASA hopes to find some lunar water...

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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 11:59 AM

First published at washingtontimes.com

The Nobel Committee in Oslo has stunned the world by awarding President Obama its prize for peace, citing his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," Joseph Weber and Matthew Mosk are reporting.

The announcement was unexpected considering Mr. Obama received the...

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French angry over McDonald's at Louvre

(3) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 8:25 AM

First published at washingtontimes.com

French lovers of fine dining and fine art are upset over plans to open a McDonald's restaurant at the Louvre museum next month, the Telegraph is reporting.

The fast-food franchise plans to open its 1,142 restaurant in France -- just a few yards from the...

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Blueberries aid brain power

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 8:21 AM

First published at washingtontimes.com

A recent study shows that a blueberry smoothie in the morning is good for your brain in the afternoon, the Daily Telegraph is reporting.

British scientists have found that a blueberry smoothie increased concentration by as much as 20 percent in a single day. Eating...

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Obamas Celebrate Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2009 | 11:37 AM

First published at washingtontimes.com

President and first lady Michelle Obama went out on another date the other night, this time to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

They dined at the Blue Duck Tavern in Northwest Washington, between Dupont Circle and Georgetown.

You know, I...

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Scientists Find Mini-Stonehenge

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2009 | 11:34 AM

Archeologists have found a smaller version of Stonehenge about a mile from the larger circle of rocks in Wiltshire, England, the BBC is reporting.

Dubbed "Bluehenge," the site has no rocks. But scientists say that, based on holes in the earth, 27 gigantic stones once formed a circle there...

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Zapping Size Zero: An Open Letter To 'Average' Women

(10) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 11:50 AM

First published in The Washington Times.

I recently read an article about the uproar over a photo in September's issue of Glamour magazine.

The photo shows a pretty woman sitting demurely on the edge of a bathtub with her arm across her chest and a big smile on her face.

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