Day: November 19, 2013

Russia To Release 7 Foreign Greenpeace Activists


Spain Issues Arrest Order for China’s Ex-Leader


Take A Double Shot of Aspirin: Hangovers Only Get Worse as You Age


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If you thought hangovers in your 20s and 30s were bad, then you better start stocking up on Aspirin and Gatorade now.

The WSJ reports that the repercussions of drinking only get amplified in people’s 40s and 50s due to everything from body composition to lifestyle choices.

“You’re becoming more work-oriented, more family-oriented,” Rutgers director of the Center of Alcohol Studies Robert Pandina said. “You might have a more sensitive response to alcohol because you’ve lowered your exposure to alcohol overall.”

In other words, they have lower tolerances. The CDC measured that 52% of 45-64 year olds are “regular” drinkers having at least 12 drinks a year. Hold up: having a drink a month makes you a regular drinker? A drink a week seems more reasonable but hey, we’re not doctors.

So is the answer to avoiding nasty hangovers asking for smaller glasses, or ordering out of fishbowls with a…

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Watch: Thousands Cheer Newly Arrived Ambassador Caroline Kennedy in Japan


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Caroline Kennedy presented Emperor Akihito with her credentials to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan on Tuesday, following a traditional procession aired live on national television.

Thousands of onlookers cheered the ambassador — the first female ambassador from the U.S. — as she rode up to the Imperial Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, a custom for newly arrived ambassadors.

Kennedy, whose father President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago this week, has drawn stardom attention. Her father, who fought in the Pacific during WWII, had planned to be the first sitting president to visit the country before his death.

[CNN]

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Turns to YouTube to Defend Tehran’s Nuclear Program


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Without quite saying what he’s talking about — it’s the right to enrich uranium on Iranian soil — Iran’s Foreign Minister talks for nearly five minutes in a new YouTube video about everything that’s wrapped up in that highly technical issue, which coincidentally is one that can produce fuel for a nuclear weapon.

“What is dignity?” Mohammad Javad Zarif asks, peering at the camera through rimless spectacles. “What is respect? Are they negotiable? Is there a price tag? Imagine being told that you cannot do what everyone else is doing, what everyone else is allowed to do. Do you back down? Would you relent? Or would you stand your ground?”

The video, titled “Iran’s Message: There Is a Way Forward,” was released on the eve of the scheduled resumption of talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva on Wednesday. It’s the latest bit of public diplomacy from the Islamic…

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Husband of Former Fla. Official Katherine Harris Commits Suicide


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Former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris’ husband reportedly committed suicide Tuesday.

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Kim Kardashian Goes Topless in New Kanye Video That Looks Like Something Crafted in Windows Movie Maker


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In Kanye West’s new video for “Bound 2,” his underexposed fiancée Kim Kardashian goes topless (though her nipples are mysteriously absent). But what we really want to talk about is all of that America the Beautiful-style ’90s CGI that looks like something your pervy little cousin crafted in Windows Movie Maker.

Bald eagles soaring over amber plains of grain? Check. White wild stallions majestically charging towards the camera lens? Check. Beautiful people simulating sex on a motorcycle? CHECK, Y’ALL. God bless America.

We’re sure your weird aunt who peddles turquoise jewelry out of her stucco house in Santa Fe really enjoyed this vid.

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