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November 18, 2018

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November 18, 2018



*US Military Advantage Has Eroded, Study Says:

The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according to a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission that Congress created to evaluate the Trump administration’s defense strategy.

The National Defense Strategy Commission, comprised of former top Republican and Democratic officials selected by Congress, evaluated the Trump administration’s 2018National Defense Strategy, which ordered a vast reshaping of the U.S. military to compete with Beijing and Moscow in an era of renewed great-power competition.

While endorsing the strategy’s aims, the commission warned that Washington isn’t moving fast enough or investing sufficiently to put the vision into practice, risking a further erosion of American military dominance that could become a national security emergency.

30+ People Didn’t Report
Nikolas Cruz’s Disturbing Behavior
Before Parkland Shooting:

Dozens of people failed to report disturbing behavior byNikolas Cruz before he committed the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. TheSun Sentinel reports that more than 30 people knew about his troubling actions—such as killing animals or threatening to murder his mother—but only reported it after he killed 17 people on Valentine’s Day this year.

“It’s very troubling behavior, and in many cases it probably should have caused them to report what they heard, saw or learned,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, chairman of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. “But for a variety of reasons they did not.”

Before the massacre, Cruz reportedly killed a duck with a tire iron, shot squirrels, and decapitated a bird. However, two students who did report Cruz’s behavior say they were brushed off by the school’s administration and a tip to the FBI reportedly went unheeded. The parents of one Parkland student who was killed are suing the FBI for negligence, saying Cruz could have been stopped.

‘Long Time, No See,’ ‘You Guys,’
‘Freshman’ to Long List of
Politically Incorrect Words:


Students at Colorado State University (CSU), apparently, should no longer say “long time, no see,” “you guys” or “freshman,” because those terms are not considered “inclusive language.”

In an opinion piece for the Rocky Mountain Collegiantitled “CSU has gone too far with inclusive language,” CSU studentKatrina Leibee said she was told to use “y’all” and “first-year” instead, in order to be “inclusive of all genders.”
“A countless amount of words and phrases have been marked with a big, red X and defined as non-inclusive,” Leibee wrote, describing her frustration with the university’s penchant for political correctness.. “It has gotten to the point where students should carry around a dictionary of words they cannot say.”

Inclusive language is language that “is free from words, phrases or tones that reflect prejudiced, stereotyped or discriminatory views of particular people or groups,” as well as language that “doesn’t deliberately or inadvertently exclude people from being seen as part of a group,” according to theU.S. Department of Education.
Leibee said she met with the CSU Director of Diversity and InclusionZahra Al-Saloom, who showed her an “entire packet” of words and phrases that are not considered “inclusive” at CSU. The common greeting “long time, no see,” for example, is verboten because it is apparently “derogatory towards those of Asian descent.”

“We have been asked to get rid of the language we have been using for as long as we have known the English language,” Leibee said.

*37.8 Percent in Generation That
Starts Turning 21 Next Year Was
Born to Unwed Moms:

In the 20-year cohort of American young people who were born in the years from 1998 through 2017 — and will start turning 21 next year — 37.8 percent were born to unmarried mothers, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

80,913,887 children were born during that two-decade stretch; 30,611,650 did not have a father who was married to their mother.

To put that in perspective, the CDC data shows that among the 20-year cohort of Americans born from 1940 through 1959 — who started turning 21 in 1961 — only 4.1 percent were born to unmarried mothers.

70,257,595 babies were born in those two decades, but only 2,905,000 did not have a father who was married to their mother.

In 1947, two years after World War II ended, 3,669,940 babies were born in the United States, according to the CDC. Only 131,900 — or 3.6 percent — were born to unmarried mothers.


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Immunity tends to wane by 20 percent a month, leaving those who got their Flu shot in August or September with less than desirable protection by the time they’re exposed.


Manhattan judge has ended a family feud between the owners of the legendary Palm Steakhouses by granting a late founder’s grandkids $120 million. Italian immigrants Pio Bozziand John Ganzi opened La Parma restaurant at Second Avenue and 45th Street in 1926.

Because of a language barrier, it became The Palm and eventually grew to a mini-empire of 21 locations serving Italian classics like veal marsala and 36-ounce New York strip steaks sliced tableside. Nearly a century later, John Ganzi’s grankids — Garry Ganzi and his sister, Claire Breen — sued their cousin Walter Ganzi Jr. and his partner, Bruce Bozzi Sr., Pio Bozzi’s grandson, for unpaid royalties.

The siblings control a 20 percent stake in the restaurant chain while the partners own the remaining 80 percent. Late Tuesday, Justice Andrea Masley released a ruling finding that the partners cheated the siblings out of millions in royalties by paying them an annual $6,000 licensing fee for each restaurant instead of a percentage of sales.


Shields and Brooks on midterm results and GOP ‘lockstep loyalty’ to Trump —

Kent Moyer, Acclaimed Security Expert, Weighs in on the
Use of Drones in Executive Protection,
Estate Protection & Investigations

Kent Moyer, CEO and President of the World Protection Group, is head of the only security firm currently using drones and supporting law enforcement in the use of drones. In this day and age, this can be seen as shock to some, with the usage of drones for public safety on a steady incline for the last couple of years.

“There are a number of alerts from various intel sources and they’re not going to stop,” said Kent Moyer on amped-up security at events like the recent Emmy Awards. His firm was involved with security at one the prolific parties that night. “I doubt any security budgets are being cut this year. One thing we’re thinking about this year that we didn’t a year ago at the Emmys is the use of drones.”

“The World Protection Group has been at the forefront of innovation in the executive protection industry for the past twenty years.” concludes Moyer.  “We have never had a security breach or unresolved security incident.”

Advanced Nutrients Founder and CEO Discusses
First FDA-Approved Cannabis-Based Drug
Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by theFood and Drug Administration, will now be sold in all 50 states. It has been approved to treat Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes, two conditions that cause patients over the age of two to suffer seizures. Epidiolex will be listed at about $32,500 per year, and will be covered by most insurance plans once it hits the market.

BigMike Straumietis, founder and CEO of Advanced Nutrients, isn’t surprised at all by this news: “This is what I’ve been saying for years — that Big Pharma will only continue to lobby against cannabis reform until they figure out a way to get their hands in it. This is only the first step in that direction, and you can expect to see major changes coming very soon.”

Epidiolex was first recommended for approval in April 2018, then approved by the FDA two months later. In September of this year, it was classified as a Schedule V controlled substance as per the Controlled Substances Act. This classification made it possible for doctors in the United States to prescribe the drug.

BigMike, who recently won the Best of Los Angeles Award forBest Cannabis Fertilizer, believes that new public awareness of the medical benefits of cannabis will bring favorable attention to companies like Advanced Nutrients. “Being close to our clients matters, and providing the best quality nutrients is, above all, the most important thing we do,” says BigMike in recognition of his recent award.


Kathy Hourigan, vice president, managing editor of Knopf Doubleday along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.
One of the pleasures and challenges of this job is you do a lot of traveling. I’ve been in 23 states over the last three months. The general impression I get is that I’m not covering a midterm election campaign. I’m covering two separate electorates.

The biggest difference is atmospheric. In urban and suburban America, Donald Trump’s outrage du jour is on everybody’s lips: Did you see what he tweeted now? Did you see his racist ad? Where will the Mueller investigation go?

In rural America, by contrast, all that stuff is like a thunderstorm in Inner Mongolia. It’s something happening very far away with no particular relevance here, and so no one’s paying much attention.

In urban America people talk about Trump constantly. In rural America people generally avoid the subject. Even if 80 percent of the locals support Trump, you never know how somebody will react if you mention his name — they might call you a racist — so it’s not a safe topic of conversation.

The 28-seat swing that gave Democrats control of the House wasn’t even half the 63 seats Republicans won in 2010. Yet even that shellacking (to use Barack Obama’s word) did nothing to help Mitt Romney’s chances two years later. The Republican gain in the Senate (the result in Arizona isn’t clear at this writing) was more predictable in a year when so many red-state Democrats were up for re-election. But it underscores what a non-wave election this was.

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November 14, 2018

*The Welfare Generation: 51.7%
Kids in 2017 Lived in Households Getting Govt Assistance:

The Census Bureau has released new data that strengthens the case for calling the current generation of American children “The Welfare Generation.”

Among American residents under 18 years of age in 2017, according to the Census Bureau, 51.7 percent lived in households in which one or more persons received benefits from a means-tested government program.

That was down slightly from the 52.1 percent of Americans under 18 in 2016 who lived in households receiving means-tested government assistance. (Also, because this new Census Bureau estimate is for 2017, it predates the significant economic and job growth the United States has seen in 2018).

But in each of the last five years on record (2013 through 2017), according to the Census Bureau, at least 51 percent of Americans under 18 have lived in households receiving means-tested government assistance.

*Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs:

Workers at a Chinese home renovation company who failed to complete their tasks had to drink urine, eat cockroaches or get whipped by a belt.

Others had to shave their heads or drink water from a toilet bowl and had their salaries withheld by a month, according to images and videos on Chinese social media cited by state media.

The punishments were all publicly meted out in the presence of other staff, state media said, citing workers who had quit the company in the southwestern province of Guizhou.

Forgetful staff who did not wear leather shoes to work or failed to turn up in formal attire were given 50 yuan (US$7.20) fines.

*Accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz reportedly registered to vote:


The Parkland gunman who allegedly shot and killed 17 people registered to vote while behind bars — a move the dad of one of the slain teens blasted as “despicable,” according to reports. Nikolas Cruz, 20, registered on July 25 while locked up at Broward County Jail, the Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale reported.

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was among those gunned down in the Valentine’s Day massacre, said he was “sick to my stomach” over the revelation. “[He] murdered 17 students & staff, including my daughter Meadow,” Pollack tweeted Saturday. “Yet in July, Broward Sheriff @ScottJIsraellet people into the jail to get him & other animals registered to vote.”
In another post, he wrote, “My daughter was murdered and buried. She can’t vote.” Michael Udine, the commissioner ofBroward County, also slammed Cruz’s registration as “outrageous and so hurtful” to the families of the victims.

*2018 DEA Report: Mexico Poses the ‘Greatest Criminal Drug Threat to the United States’:

Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs)“remain the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group is currently positioned to challenge them,” according to the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, released today by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“The Sinaloa Cartel maintains the most expansive footprint in the United States, while Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion’s (CJNG) domestic presence has significantly expanded in the past few years.”

In speeches, in tweets and at campaign rallies, President Trump continues to warn about the danger of drugs and traffickers flowing across the unsecured Southwest border.

Among the key 2018 NDTA findings:

— Controlled prescription drugs remain responsible for the largest number of overdose deaths of any illicit drug class since 2001. These drugs are the second most commonly abused substance. Traffickers are now disguising other opioids as controlled prescription drugs to gain access to this market.

— Heroin-related drug-poisoning deaths almost doubled between 2013 and 2016. This has been exacerbated by the increased adulteration of heroin with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Heroin available in U.S. markets is primarily sourced from Mexico, where opium poppy cultivation and heroin production have both increased significantly in recent years.

— Of all opioids, the abuse of illicit fentanyl and other synthetic opioids has led to the greatest number of deaths in the United States. Fentanyl is increasingly available in the form of counterfeit prescription pills marketed for illicit street sales, and also sold by traffickers on its own, without the presence of other drugs.

— In 2017, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl were involved in nearly 30,000 deaths, and from 2016-2017, Mexican heroin production grew by 37 percent. Mexican cartels continue to make large quantities of cheap methamphetamine and deliver it to the United States through the Southern border. Seizures at the border increased from 8,900 pounds in 2010 to nearly 82,000 pounds thus far in 2018.

— Mexican transnational criminal organizations, including the Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco New Generation Cartel, remain the greatest criminal drug threat in the United States. The cartels are the principal wholesale drug sources for domestic gangs responsible for street-level distribution.

— National and neighborhood-based street gangs and prison gangs continue to dominate the market for the street-sales and distribution of illicit drugs in their respective territories throughout the country. Struggle for control of these lucrative drug trafficking territories continues to be the largest factor fueling the street-gang violence facing local communities.


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Two Excedrin Migraine tablets have 130 mg of caffeine, the same as a Starbucks Light Frappuccino with espresso.


“Without Notes” with Acclaimed Attorney Robert Shapiro – Episode 1: The Early Years —


Tito Ortiz, Legendary MMA Fight Champion, Ready to “Wage War” on Chuck Liddell

“On November 24th, I will show my fans my skill and ferocity in the cage once again,” claims Tito Ortiz.

Tito Ortiz (19-21-1), former light heavyweight champion, is preparing with an unmatched ferocity for his upcoming fight with Chuck Lidell (21-8) on November 24th, 2018. The fight will be their third fight since 2004, and a chance at redemption that Ortiz has been dying to get.

“I have been waiting a long time to get redemption against Chuck Liddell,” states Ortiz, “and now I finally have that chance. The last 12 weeks I have been working 3 times a day, 6 days a week. I have 4 more weeks to go and I can’t wait to get my chance to shine.”

In a story that seems fit for a Hollywood biopic, Ortiz and Liddell, long-time rivals, had their first match in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2004. Liddell defeated Ortiz with a knockout punch in round two of the fight. Their second match took place again in Las Vegas, Nevada in December 2006. This time, Liddell beat Ortiz in round three with a technical knockout (TKO). The upcoming match on November 24th will be the first time Liddell steps into the ring in eight years. As for Ortiz, this will be his first fight in nearly two years, but the mixed martial arts fighter says that he feels ready for the challenge.

“This will be a war,” predicts Ortiz. “and I’m ready for anything that Chuck Liddell throws my way.”


Restaurants are recruiting in senior centers and churches. They’re placing want ads on the website of AARP, an advocacy group for Americans over 50. Recruiters say older workers have soft skills—a friendly demeanor, punctuality—that their younger cohorts sometimes lack.


Actor Jay O. Sanders  along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.

by Nina Bahadur:

Crying is entirely normal and healthy, but many of us don’t want to cry in front of other people. When we don’t want to cry in front of other people, is there anything we can do to save face?

Ad Vingerhoets, the author of “Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the Mysteries of Tears,” said that there are two distinct components to crying: sounds of vocal distress and the production of tears. Dr. Vingerhoets, a professor of clinical psychology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, said that distress calls are common among human and animal infants, a product of evolution alerting parents to their offspring’s location and discomfort. But vocal distress noises can also attract predators. Humans have a prolonged childhood compared to other animals, so perhaps as a protective mechanism, he theorized, we developed tears as a visible way to signal suffering.
When we cry, an emotional stimulus kick-starts a process in the brain and triggers tear release from the lacrimal glands right above your eyes. Dr. Vingerhoets said that our reasons for crying change as we age. Children and infants will cry from physical pain, but adults rarely do. After adolescence, human empathy matures, and adults might cry in reaction to the suffering of others (both in reality and on a screen). Strong positive emotions from a reunion, team victory or moving artistic performance might cause adults to cry, too. But according to Dr. Vingerhoets, there are two major consistent triggers for adult crying. “The first is helplessness and powerlessness,” he said. “The second, separation and loss.”

            *EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Roni Caryn Rabin:

In recent years, many Americans have embraced vitamin D and fish oil pills, their enthusiasm fueled by a steady trickle of suggestive research studies linking higher levels of vitamin D with lower rates of cancer and other ills, and fish consumption with reduced heart disease.

Now a large and rigorous government-funded randomized trial — the only such study of omega-3 fish oils ever carried out in healthy adults, and the largest trial ever done of high-dose vitamin D — has found the supplements do not lower cancer rates in healthy adults. Nor do they reduce the rate of major cardiovascular events, a composite of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from cardiovascular disease. The trial is of the kind considered the gold standard in medicine.

“It’s disappointing, but there have always been such high expectations that vitamin D can do all these different things,” said Dr. Clifford J. Rosen of the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough, who was a co-author of an editorial on the studies in The New England Journal of Medicine. He said doctors had engaged in “magical thinking about vitamin D,” often testing their patients’ blood levels and advising them to take supplements.


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November 12, 2018


*Survey- Majority of Americans
Oppose Ban on ‘Assault Rifles’:

A recent survey shows that a strong majority of Americans, 57%, oppose banning semi-automatic guns, specifically semi-automatic rifles that the media often label “assault rifles.” A semi-automatic rifle (or pistol) is a gun that fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled.

In the poll, Gallup asked, “Are you for or against a law which would make it illegal to manufacture, sell or possess semi-automatic guns, known as assault rifles?” Forty percent said they were “for” a ban and 57% said they were “against” a ban.

*Iranian Regime Defiant As Sanctions Return on Crucial Oil Exports:

Amid a show of Iranian defiance, the most significant set of U.S. sanctions that were eased as a result of the 2015 nuclear deal were being put back into place on Monday, a key piece in the Trump administration’s policy to diminish the threat posed by the regime.

Targeting the crucial energy and banking sectors, the restrictions will see the Treasury name 700 Iranian entities to be blocked – 400 that had been removed from the blocked entity list under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA), plus 300 newcomers.

“Any financial institution, company, or individual who evades our sanctions risks losing access to the U.S. financial system and the ability to do business with the United States or U.S. companies,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a briefing Friday.

*Eric Garner Died in a Police Chokehold. Why Has the Inquiry Taken So Long?:

Eric Garner died on July 17, 2014, when a New York City police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, wrapped his arm around Mr. Garner’s neck and, along with other officers, wrestled him to the ground during an arrest after he was seen selling untaxed cigarettes on a Staten Island street. Officer Pantaleo’s actions were captured on video and seen around the world, and calls for his indictment immediately followed. Many assumed he would be fired quickly.

Neither of those things happened.

On the criminal track, Officer Pantaleo, who is white, faced a Staten Island grand jury in 2014, but was not indicted. The decision sparked waves of protests in the early months of theBlack Lives Matter movement. Federal prosecutors, for their part, spent years weighing whether to bring charges against the officer. They failed to reach a decision during former PresidentBarack Obama’s term. After President Trump took office, the stalemate remained.

Some wanted charges; others did not. The delay has meant that Officer Pantaleo remains on the force. The New York Police Department had said it would not try to discipline him — the internal process can involve a public trial — until federal prosecutors made a decision.

But four years after Mr. Garner’s death, the Police Department said over the summer that it would no longer wait. Now the arcane police disciplinary process can begin.

*In China, Bill Gates Encourages the World to Build a Better Toilet:

Bill Gates believes the world needs better toilets.

Specifically, toilets that improve hygiene, don’t have to connect to sewage systems at all and can break down human waste into fertilizer.

So on Tuesday in Beijing, Mr. Gates held the Reinvented Toilet Expo, a chance for companies to showcase their takes on the simple bathroom fixture. Companies showed toilets that could separate urine from other waste for more efficient treatment, that recycled water for hand washing and that sported solar roofs.

It’s no laughing matter. About 4.5 billion people — more than half the world’s population — live without access to safe sanitation. Globally, Mr. Gates told attendees, unsafe sanitation costs an estimated $223 billion a year in the form of higher health costs and lost productivity and wages.

*Biggest Midterm House Losses Since WWII: Obama (-63), Truman (-55), Clinton (-54):

In the post-World War II era, Presidents Barack ObamaHarry Truman and Bill Clinton saw the three biggest midterm election losses for their party in the House of Representatives, according to historical data published by theClerk of the House.

In 2010, when Obama was in his first term and had signed theObamacare law, the Democrats lost a net of 63 House seats. In 1946, after Truman had succeeded the late Franklin Roosevelt (who died in April 1945) and the nation was in a deep post-war recession, the Democrats lost 55 seats. In 1994, when Clinton was in his first term in which his signature proposal was Hillarycare (a “universal healthcare plan”), the Democrats lost 54 seats.

These losses exceeded the 48 seats the Republicans lost in the 1974 midterm, which took place three months after President Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergatescandal and in a year when real GDP contracted by 0.5 percent.

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1. At any given time, approximately 4% of women in the United States are pregnant.

2. The word “pregnant” is from the Latin praegnantem, which combines prae– (“before”) and gnasci– (“be born”).

3. The first recorded woman to survive a C-section lived in 16th-century Switzerland. Her husband, who was a pig castrator, performed the operation.

4. “Pica” is a disorder in which pregnant women crave non-food items, such as ice, hair, paper, drywall or paint, metal, glass, or feces. The word pica is Latin for magpie, which is a bird known for eating anything. 


Willie McCovey, the Hall of Fame first baseman who hit 521 home runs in 22 major league seasons, almost all of them with the Giants, and remained a beloved figure in San Francisco into his final years, died on Wednesday at Stanford Hospital in California. He was 80.

The Giants, who announced his death, said he had been dealing with “ongoing health issues.” He lived in nearby Woodside, Calif.



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Money Doctor Neil “Doc” Gallagher makes
Fox Business News Debut

The founder, president, and CEO of Gallagher Financial Group Inc., will be having his first Fox Business News interview on Monday, November 5th.

Money Doctor Neil Gallagher, founder, president, and CEO of Gallagher Financial Group Inc., as well as successful entrepreneur, investment counselor, and financial retirement planning specialist, will be making his Fox Business NewsDebut on Monday, November 5th. The interview, which focuses on the release of Gallagher’s newest edition of his book Jesus Christ Money Master: Four Eternal Truths that Deliver Personal Power and Profit, will play the first Saturday in December.

In his book, Dr. Gallagher discusses the advantages of someone putting Christ in the center of spending habits. “If the whole world is His, including our money, it just makes sense to look to the owner of all wealth for direction on how to use it,” states Dr. Gallagher. His book seeks to guide readers towards finding profitable solutions that are in line with God’s plan.

Neil Gallagher has worked in the financial field for more than two decades, managing over one billion in assets and serving over one thousand clients world-wide. In addition, he also hosts weekly radio programs covering financial communication, the psychology of investing, wealth creation, family enrichment, and the importance of estate planning. Through it all, faith has always been one of his most important values.

“Our decisions with money impact countless other aspects of our lives,” explains Gallagher, “We need direction in this critical area, and the perfect model to follow is Jesus Christ, the greatest teacher of finance and everything else that has ever lived.”

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Veteran Associated Press writer John Rogers along with along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.
Confused about what to eat and drink to protect your health? I’m not surprised.

For example, after decades of research-supported dietary advice to reduce saturated fats to minimize the risk of heart disease and stroke, along comes a new observational study of 136,384 people in 21 countries linking consumption of full-fat (read saturated) dairy foods to a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

But without dissecting each study included in this meta-analysis, it is not possible to say what might be behind this surprising result and whether you should now resume putting cream in your coffee and whole milk in your cereal bowl. The study may simply mean that consuming the equivalent of three servings of dairy products a day is healthful, not saturated fat per se.

Caution is in order, especially since another new study, this one a randomly assigned clinical trial, found that three weeks on a diet rich in saturated fat caused liver fat and insulin resistance to rise far higher than diets high in sugar or unsaturated fat.

I disagree with academic feminism a lot — with those vague oppressor stories about the patriarchy, with the strange unwillingness to admit inherited-gender differences and with the tone of faculty lounge militancy. But academic feminism is right about the big thing.

The big thing is that for thousands of years social thinking has been dominated by men — usually alpha men — who saw life as a place where warriors and traders went out and competed for wealth and power. These male writers were largely blind to the systems of care that undergirded everything else.

These male-dominated narratives created a tunnel. Everything that extolled competition, self-interest and independence was celebrated, and everything that celebrated relation and intimacy was diminished. As Niobe Way, Alisha Ali, Carol Gilligan andPedro Noguera argue in the introduction of “The Crisis of Connection,” a new anthology they edited, the stereotypical masculine culture values “self over relationships, individual success over the common good, the mind over the body, and thinking over feeling.”



Breaking Bad” may have had its finale in 2013, but Varietyhas confirmed that series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a new film with ties to the beloved series. Gilligan is working on a two-hour film, though whether it’s destined for multiplexes or television is unclear.

Details are sparse, with no information on what shape the movie would take — a prequel like “Better Call Saul” or something else — or whether any of “Breaking Bad‘s” stars will return. The Albuquerque Journal includes a logline stating the film “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

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