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I’ve always considered cooking to be quite the art form.

It’s a perfect way to express one’s creativity, while at the same time, pleasing all five senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste). Best of all, cooks come in all colors, shapes and sizes.

They say “never trust a thin chef”. However, that tired edict has been proven wrong time and time again.

As noted chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain states in his book, “So You Wanna Be A Chef”:

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Obesity is a huge problem in America.

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Animal cloning.

Nothing new, right?

At this point nobody is going to throw a party for the scientist who cloned another sheep (yawn). Maybe if the sheep could pantomime a Swedish waterskier while hopping around like a kangaroo at a German bar at 2:36 in the morning we would be impressed. But until then, let’s hold off on handing out Nobel Prizes.

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With the annual Spring ritual of daylight saving time now upon us (thank goodness), I thought it would be an interesting discourse to revisit an article written in 2010 by Dustin Buehler, assistant professor of law at the University of Arkansas.

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On the heels of a drug bust that yielded $10,000 worth of narcotics, the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Tulane University – or more specifically, two Kappa Sigma pledges at Tulane – found themselves on the wrong side of the law once again.

On Feb. 28 the Tulane student newspaper, The Hullabaloo, ran a front-page article documenting the Feb. 22 drug raid of the Kappa Sigma house and the arrest of two Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers; sophomores Wyatt Silverman and Jules Staib.

Silverman and Staib, both 19 and Tulane students, were arrested after they accepted a package containing 107 grams of ecstasy (MDMA) from undercover state police officers. The other drugs seized included 57 dosage units of LSD, 69 grams of psilocybin Mushrooms, 48 grams of opium, 22 grams of marijuana, .80 grams of Cocaine and .91 grams of DMT.

All told, the drug bust totaled $10,000.

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It’s been said before that people have their best and most creative ideas in the shower. But have you ever stopped for a moment and wondered why that is the case?

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A group of 11 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral students at the University of Vermont each majoring in sociology, nonlinear dynamics, networks, ecology, and physics recently wrote a blog that determined the happiest city in America according to how each city tweets.

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According to a recent study by the World Health Organization, the largest number of overweight or obese people currently reside in the United States, making it the most obese nation in the world. Increased sedentary behavior, the prevalence of novel food additives and poor genetics have all led to a huge (pardon the pun) spike in America’s obesity rates over the past decade, which are now nearing epidemic levels.

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Fad diet.

These days, those two words have become so synonymous with each other that it seems almost impossible to write one without having to write the other. Fad and diet it appears, are about as inseperable as a newlywed couple on their honeymoon.

But why is that?

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By now everyone has either seen, or is at least aware of, the 1998 motion picture Armageddon.

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