Author Archives: Christina

Groupon’s Swearing Off Alcohol (In Some States)

Groupon is getting in trouble with state liquor laws. At least it is with Massachusetts’ Alcohol Beverage Control Board, citing violations of various liquor laws in the state, but mostly regarding discounted drinks. However, Groupon appears to be the only … Continue reading

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Coffee Break: Remains of the Day

Is this really Crayola’s latest product? Volokh says it best: “I think such a set of markers could be quite useful — but “multicultural” and “ethnic-sensitive” are ridiculous circumlocutions.” States Ask Apple, Google to Ban DUI Checkpoint Apps “Google said … Continue reading

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Remains of the Day

So I’ve come out of hibernation… that’s the best excuse I could come up with for my extended absence. And with that, I’ve got some findings to share: Negative externalities: DC students are noisy, must reduce nighttime volume to sound … Continue reading

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She Blinded Me with Monday Links

Take More Vitamin D… Wait! Don’t Take the Vitamin D! The biggest kicker is that they’re likely referencing the same report. iPhone adds $1.9 billion to the trade deficit… but wait, not “Made in China”?: “The researchers say traditional ways … Continue reading

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Links: It’s Just Another Manic Monday Edition

The Odds of That Classic: Hiding Fail Post-Turkey Day: The Claim: Drink water before a meal to lose weight Yeah. I thought so. We looked at this study in Russ’ class and found their conclusions omitted a subset of individuals (nondrinkers, … Continue reading

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(T)olerated (S)exual (A)ssault

Yep, they’ve gone too far. You could face an $11,000 fine for refusing the body scanner and the enhanced pat-down on the grounds of disrupting the security process. They’ve prompted complaints. Today, the day before Thanksgiving, is now National Opt-Out … Continue reading

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Fine, Donate to the IRS

Some millionaires are asking to be taxed more by letting the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire, and increasing rates across the board: from individual income tax to estate tax. Some say they should be paying more; others think it’s … Continue reading

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You Can Regulate the Product, but You Can’t Regulate the Stupidity Out of the Individual

    It’s official: they’ve been warned. And now it’s prompted a buying binge. The discussion surrounding Four Loko and products like it has created something of a hyperbole of the product’s potency. A can of Four Loko comparatively only … Continue reading

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Links: Cool Stuff Edition

Introducing eLegs D.I.Y. Foreign Aid Revolution Goodbye Basil, Hello Pumpkin Seeds Lungs Can ‘Taste’ Dangerous Bacteria, Researchers Say I’m Very, Very, Very Sorry … Really? (I think the one thing this article fails to mention is that when men do … Continue reading

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The Sister Wives

I’ve been watching Sister Wives with my roommates every Sunday evening the past few weeks, and instead of solving all of the questions that I had about that lifestyle, it’s opened up even more questions. I’m sure if I did … Continue reading

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