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30/09/2010
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Why Americans are fat

When you look at the breakdown of breakfast (and the many meals that follow), it’s obvious why. The average American ingests 1,996.3 pounds of food per year. That includes the sweetly sickening statistic that we annually swallow 141.6 pounds of sweeteners (42 of them from corn syrup). We eat a lot of animal products—62.4 pounds of beef, 46.5 pounds of pork, and 73.6 pounds of poultry, mostly chicken—and 600.5 pounds of dairy products other than cheese (an additional 31.4 pounds). And we go for the Big Gulp, downing a gallon of soda a week. Continue reading

29/09/2010
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Tigers in the Clouds

It appears the two wild tigers might have taken a head for the mountains approach to find refuge from poachers and human encroachment into wild lands at lower levels. BBC wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan said, “The fact they can live here is just so important, for tigers in the wild, for their future.” Continue reading

27/09/2010
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Muslims Report Rising Discrimination at Work

Polls have shown that many Americans feel a growing wariness toward Muslims after the 9/11 attacks and after years of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mosques and Islamic community centers in the United States — most prominently one proposed near ground zero in Manhattan — have faced substantial opposition. And a Florida pastor received national attention this month for threatening to burn the Koran on Sept. 11. Continue reading

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