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Confused man killed by a taser

By Kristance Harlow | November 15, 2007 | 0 Comments
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Image diagram from BBC.com’s article on this same story. A man in a Canadian airport was distraught because the person he was waiting for didn’t show up at baggage claim. The Russian man spoke no English, he threw a computer and a chair. Bystanders told security that they needed a translator, before a translator arrived…

Trigger happy police

By Kristance Harlow | November 13, 2007 | 0 Comments
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Coming on the heels of the Italian police shooting of an unarmed man before a soccer game, police shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old New Yorker, Khiel Coppin. According to CNN, Coppin had a history of mental illness and was freaking out at his mom after she tried to have him hospitalized. It was the…

Walking sexy and reproduction

By Kristance Harlow | November 12, 2007 | Comments Off on Walking sexy and reproduction
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According to a BBC News article: “A sexy swing of the hips may attract admiring glances, but it is not a covert sign a woman is ready to breed, according to researchers.” A Queen’s University, Ontario, team examined volunteers’ walks and the levels of sex hormones in their saliva. They found those with alluring walks…

Smart babies watch TV? I don’t think so.

By Kristance Harlow | November 10, 2007 | Comments Off on Smart babies watch TV? I don’t think so.
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Baby Einstein, a sub-company of Disney, created a lot of buzz when it came out with DVDs meant to boost your child’s intelligence. Really, just a way to take advantage of America’s TV addicted population, Baby Einstein creates DVDs for different stages of a child’s development. Parents just park their kids in front of the…

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Ready to Be Green!

By Kristance Harlow | November 5, 2007 | Comments Off on Ready to Be Green!
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According to BBC.com, the world is ready to make sacrifices for eco-friendly living. “Overall, 83% of respondents throughout the world agreed that individuals would definitely or probably have to make lifestyle changes to reduce the amount of climate-changing gases they produce.” Ya think? Human caused pollution and climate change isn’t about to slow down if…

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