Boo the Moo

Scientists at the University of Oxford recently recommended a new way for the UK to raise £700m ($920m USD) for their healthcare system: a meat tax. Precisely, they recommend a 14% tax on red meat and 79% of processed meat. Researchers believe the meat tax could prevent 6,000 deaths per

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Adventist Day

A few weeks ago, the Brazilian state of Pará passed a law declaring October 22 to be “Adventist Day,” after Sao Paulo did the same last year. Both states together represent 52 million people, or 25% of the entire nation. This allows the Adventist church to use public spaces to

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French Freedom

I want Freedom (Maine, that is). There you’ll find a restaurant-in-a-watermill called The Lost Kitchen. It seats 45 people, and is only open 4 days a week for 9 months each year. The menu changes each night and everyone gets the same food. Erin French, the owner, began 2017 reservations

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CINNAMOM

Kat Cole is in great shape. That’s the problem. You see, because Cole is the CEO of Cinnabon. Cole is careful to atone for her 880-calorie “gut bomb” cinnamon roll (as the Dallas Observer calls it) by warning her customers about eating too much fat and sugar. “We don’t want

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Mollie’s Sermon

1,200 people showed up at the memorial service for Mollie Tibbetts, the murdered Iowa college student. When politicians began to use her death to drum up support for their policies, the family shot back: “You do not have permission to callously use this tragedy… No, we reclaim our Mollie” And

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Pastor Plagiarizer

A “mega” church in Woodland Park, Colorado, is looking for a pastor, so I checked out the ad. It read: “This post is going to be nothing like any other church job post.” OK, I’m listening. “People are hungry but the spiritual food in the churches here are without flavor

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Going Dutch

The Dutch are famously blunt. One Christmas, a daughter gave her Dutch father a gift of expensive soap–the kind that uses words like “extract” or “essence.” Seeing the soap he asked: “Do you think I smell?” When you sit down for a meal in Amsterdam, chances are the waiter will

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