Dara Mohammadi: You can't detox your body. It's a myth. So how do you get healthy? (Guardian)
If toxins did build up in a way your body couldn't excrete, he says, you'd likely be dead or in need of serious medical intervention. "The healthy body has kidneys, a liver, skin, even lungs that are detoxifying as we speak," he says. "There is no known way - certainly not through detox treatments - to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work better."
J.F. Sargent, Kyle, Melinda, Rhys: 5 Surprising Insider Facts About Welfare (Cracked)
In a perfect world, this wouldn't be a political subject -- but this is not a perfect world, judging by the trending hashtags we're seeing. So when everyone hates taxes and budget deficits, people getting "welfare" (the generic term for government assistance, food stamps, etc for the poor) become political footballs. And that is a polite way of saying that they get treated like shit to serve somebody else's agenda.
French professional wrestler and actor, André the Giant, was 6'3" and 240 pounds by the age of 12. Unable to fit on the school bus, he was driven to school by a kind neighbor. Who was his kind neighbor and chauffeur?
A barber's pole is a type of sign used by barbers to signify the place or shop where they perform their craft. The trade sign is, by a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, a staff or pole with a helix of colored stripes (often red and white in many countries, but usually red, white, and blue in the United States). The pole may be stationary or may revolve, often with the aid of an electric motor.
Prior to 1950, there were four manufacturers of barber poles in the United States. In 1950, William Marvy of St. Paul, Minnesota, started manufacturing barber poles. Marvy made his 50,000th barber pole in 1967, and, by 2010, over 82,000 had been produced. The William Marvy Company is now the sole manufacturer of barber poles in North America, and sells only 500 per year (compared to 5,100 in the 1960s). In recent years, the sale of spinning barber poles has dropped considerably, since few barber shops are opening, and many jurisdictions prohibit moving signs.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
One, William Marvy Company
The one remaining is the William Marvy Company in St. Paul, MN.
I should have realized that wasn't the rabbit's actual name.
I looked this up, because I had no idea, and had never pondered the barber's pole. The William Marvy Company is now the sole manufacturer of barber poles in North America, and sells only 500 per year (compared to 5,100 in the 1960s).
Another fact with which to crush my Trivial Pursuit competitors. Thanks, Marty!
You got me, Marty - I haven't a clue how many companies make barber poles anymore.
I know you sure don't see them around as much as one used to.
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CBS opens the night with a FRESH'2 Broke Girls', followed by a FRESH'Mike & Molly', then a FRESH'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Joaquin Phoenix, Cristela Alonzo, and Al Green.
Scheduled on a FRESHCraig are Carrie Fisher and Dave Attell.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'State Of Affairs'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Chris Rock and Carrie Underwood.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Eliza Coupe, the Eeries, and Bob Mould.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Kurt Sutter, Shannon & the Clams, and Tiffany Haddish.
ABC starts the night with the FRESH'The Great Christmas Light Fight', followed by a FRESH'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter, and Bobby Shmurda.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Originals', followed by a FRESH'Jane The Virgin'.
Faux has a RERUN'Gotham', followed by a RERUN'Sleepy Hollow'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.
AMC offers the movie '101 Dalmatians', followed by the movie "The Santa Clause 2', then the movie 'The Santa Clause 2', again.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 5 - The Rebel Flesh
[9:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 6 - The Almost People
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 19 - Lessons
[11:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 20 - The Chase
[12:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 7 - Six Degrees of Separation
[1:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 8 - Flesh and Bone
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited UK - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Revisited: Momma Cherri's
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 7 - Kingston Cafe
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 1
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 2
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 5
[7:00PM] Top Gear: Top Fails-Volume 1
[8:00PM] Top Gear: Top Fails-Volume 2
[9:00PM] Top Gear: Best of British-Episode 1 NEW
[10:00PM] Top Gear: The Worst Car in the History of the World
[11:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 3
[12:00AM] Top Gear: Best of British-Episode 1
[1:00AM] Top Gear: Top Fails-Volume 1
[2:00AM] Top Gear: Top Fails-Volume 2
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 5
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 1
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 2 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens: Live'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', still another 'Futurama', yet another 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and yet another 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Norman Lear.
Scheduled on a FRESHColbert Report is President Barack Obama.
FX has the movie 'Knight & Day', followed by the movie 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', then a FRESH'Anger Management', followed by another FRESH'Anger Management'.
History has 'Swamp People', another 'Swamp People', still another 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH'Swamp People'.
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[3:45PM] KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
[9:00PM] BOOGIE NIGHTS
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[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-STEVEN YEUN WEARS ROLLED UP BLACK JEANS & NO SOCKS (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Rectify-Running With the Bull
[7:00AM] Dream School-50 Cent, Chuck D, The Young Turks, & Cliff Dorfman
[8:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Heels
[10:45AM] The Dead Zone
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[3:00PM] Law & Order-Entrapment
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[11:00PM] Law & Order-Showtime
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[2:00AM] Law & Order-We Like Mike
[3:00AM] The Red Road-Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream
[4:00AM] The Red Road-The Wolf and the Dog
[5:00AM] The Red Road-The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Scorpion King', followed by the movie 'Resident Evil: Extinction'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Evangeline Lilly and Jackson Browne.
2014 Kennedy Center Honorees (seated L-R) ballerina Patricia McBride, actress Lily Tomlin, (standing L-R) actor Tom Hanks and recording artists Sting and Al Green pose for a group photo at the conclusion of the 37th Annual Kennedy Center gala dinner at the U.S. State Department in Washington December 6, 2014. The Honorees were toasted "for their lifetime contributions to American culture."
Photo by Mike Theiler
"CitizenFour," filmmaker Laura Poitras's documentary about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, was given the top award for best feature by the International Documentary Association on Friday.
The IDA award for "CitizenFour" follows the film's best documentary win at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards this week. It was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award last month and is among 15 films advancing in the Oscars best documentary race.
U.S. filmmaker Poitras shared a Pulitzer Prize this year for her role in publicizing the Snowden documents. She was awarded IDA's Courage Under Fire award last year for her "conspicuous bravery in the pursuit of truth."
The IDA, a 30-year-old non-profit organization that aims to support documentary films and culture, also bestowed honors on veteran actor-filmmaker and Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford, who was given the career achievement award.
Singer Kris Kristofferson (L) winks as he and his wife Lisa pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive ahead of the 37th Annual Kennedy Center gala dinner at the U.S. State Department in Washington December 6, 2014. This year's show will toast actor Tom Hanks, recording artists Sting and Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, and actress Lily Tomlin, "for their lifetime contributions to American culture."
Photo by Mike Theiler
The age of forest landowners across the country is increasing and the size of parcels they own is shrinking - and that has state, federal and private experts fearing for the long-term health of millions of acres of American woodlands.
The concerns of forestry professionals are more subtle than the typical worries over large-scale development: as the parcels of land get smaller the people who own them might not have the same commitment to the forests as the previous landowners.
"Our alarm bells are starting to go off, not because landowners are suddenly older, but because it's been going on long enough now that we are really beginning to see the impacts," said Mary Sisock, an assistant professor of extension forestry at the University of Vermont, who has worked on the issue across the country.
Brett Butler, the coordinator of the U.S. Forest Service's National Woodland Survey, says there's a common misconception that the majority of forest land is owned by the government. Nationally, more than half of the 766 million acres of forest land is owned privately by proprietors whose average age is 62.5.
Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday, including many dressed in cartoonish animal costumes for an annual furries convention who were ushered across the street to a convention center hosting a dog show.
Nineteen people who became nauseous or dizzy were treated at local hospitals, and at least 18 were released shortly thereafter. Within hours, emergency workers decontaminated the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and allowed people back inside. Six-foot-tall rabbits, foxes and dragons poured into the lobby, chatting and giving each other high paws.
"I think we'll recover from this," said Kit McCreedy, a 28-year-old from Madison, Wisconsin, his fox tail swinging behind him as he headed back inside for the last day of the Midwest FurFest. "People are tired but they're still full of energy."
McCreedy was one of a few thousand attendees for the FurFest, in which attendees celebrate animals that are anthropomorphic - meaning they've been given human characteristics - through art, literature and performance. Many of the attendees, who refer to themselves as "furries," wore cartoonish animal outfits.
While authorities conducted their investigation, organizers tried to assure the participants that the evacuation would not overshadow the convention. But attendees seemed to think the evacuation was part of the fun - particularly those who recalled being herded into the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center as it was hosting a dog show.
North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader.
While denying responsibility for an attack last week that disrupted Sony's computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet, an unidentified spokesman for the North's powerful National Defense Commission acknowledged that it "might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers" of the North's call for the world to turn out in a "just struggle" against U.S. imperialism.
"We do not know where in America the Sony Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack, nor (do) we feel the need to know about it," the statement carried in state media said. "But what we clearly know is that the Sony Pictures is the very one which was going to produce a film abetting a terrorist act while hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of" North Korea.
Some cybersecurity experts say they've found striking similarities between the code used in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and attacks blamed on North Korea that targeted South Korean companies and government agencies last year.
Experts are divided, however, over the likelihood that North Korea or independent hackers were involved.
Comedian Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive ahead of the 37th Annual Kennedy Center gala dinner at the U.S. State Department in Washington December 6, 2014. This year's show will toast actor Tom Hanks, recording artists Sting and Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, and actress Lily Tomlin, "for their lifetime contributions to American culture."
Photo by Mike Theiler
Two Saudi women detained nearly a week ago for violating the kingdom's female driving ban were ordered held for 25 more days on Sunday, a relative told The Associated Press.
The women, who were arrested Dec. 1 after driving into Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates, are supporters of a grassroots campaign launched last year to oppose the ban. The two women have a combined Twitter following of more than 355,000.
Organizers behind the Oct. 26 campaign say the ban on women driving underpins wider issues regarding guardianship laws in Saudi Arabia that give men powerful sway over women's lives.
The kingdom's hardline interpretation of Islam holds that allowing women to drive encourages licentiousness. No such ban exists in the rest of the Muslim world, including Saudi Arabia's conservative Gulf neighbors.
A proposal to double the cost to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming is drawing resistance.
The town of Jackson, fishing guides and wildlife safari companies are among those speaking out against a plan that calls for increasing entrance fees for the two neighboring parks.
Under the National Park Service plan, a 7-day pass good for both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks would increase from $25 to $50. An annual $50 pass good for both parks would be discontinued in favor of each park having its own $60 annual pass.
"We're pricing people out of our public lands, our national heritage," Jackson Town Councilor Jim Stanford told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. "Public lands are not supposed to be managed like a business."
Rose Schlossberg (L) and her sister Tatiana, daughters of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive ahead of the 37th Annual Kennedy Center gala dinner at the U.S. State Department in Washington December 6, 2014. This year's show will toast actor Tom Hanks, recording artists Sting and Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, and actress Lily Tomlin, "for their lifetime contributions to American culture."
Photo by Mike Theiler
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" continues to dominate the domestic box office, but awards season hopefuls "Wild" and "The Imitation Game" proved their might with impressive limited release showings on this sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend.
In its third weekend in release, "Mockingjay - Part 1" earned an estimated $21.6 million. Lionsgate's penultimate chapter in the massively successful franchise has now earned $257.7 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday.
While audiences wait for that fresh fare, some still turned out to catch up with the leftovers. DreamWorks Animation's "Penguins of Madagascar" took second place with $11.1 million in its second weekend, while the raunchy Warner Bros. comedy "Horrible Bosses 2" claimed third place with $8.6 million. The fourth and fifth place spots went to Disney's animated "Big Hero 6" and Paramount's space odyssey "Interstellar," which earned $8.13 million and $8.0 million respectively.
The biggest success story of the weekend is The Weinstein Company's Alan Turing biopic "The Imitation Game," which took in an estimated $402,000 from eight locations for a stunning $50,250 per-theater average. Star Benedict Cumberbatch is also expected to be a major contender on the awards circuit this season.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," $21.6 million ($31.6 million international).
2. "Penguins of Madagascar," $11.1 million ($23.5 million international).
3. "Horrible Bosses 2," $8.6 million ($7.1 million international).
4. "Big Hero 6," $8.13 million ($4 million international).
5. "Interstellar," $8 million ($22.8 million international).
6. "Dumb and Dumber To," $4.17 million ($3.7 million international).
7. "The Theory of Everything," $2.67 million ($282,000 international).
8. "Gone Girl," $1.5 million.
9. "The Pyramid," $1.35 million ($3.8 million international).
10. "Birdman," $1.15 million.
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