Your Two Favorite Things, Pop Culture and Food, Are Joining Up for an Art Show

We rarely think about the role food plays in our favorite TV shows or movies, but damned if it hasn’t been crucial. But what would Ghostbusters be without Twinkies? Twin Peaks without pie? Goonies without Baby Ruth? Pixar without Pizza Planet? One artist has decided to celebrate this crucial link in a very unique way. That artist is named Joshua Budich and on January 27, he’s opening Fictional Food 2, an art show focusing on your favorite food moments from TV and movies. Here are just a few of our…

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An Obamacare Repeal Could Hurt You Even If You Get Insurance Through Work. Here’s How

If you get your health insurance at work, you may have brushed off the fight over Obamacare as someone else’s problem. What you may not realize, though, is that the law added new benefits and protections to employer-based health insurance that you may have come to rely on. President Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare, and both have made moves to begin unraveling significant parts of the law. The path forward is far from clear, but the GOP-controlled Congress is expected to go about dismantling portions of…

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George Soros: Trump is an imposter

“An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator,” is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump. Speaking to a packed audience at his annual dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Soros said he was confident Mr Trump’s powers would be limited by Congress. “He won’t be able to get away [with being a dictator],” he added. Ultimately, Mr Soros said he expected Mr Trump to fail. “The ideas that guide him are fundamentally contradictory. He has three chiefs of staff instead of one…

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A Muslim Teacher Receives An Anonymous Note About Her Headscarf: ‘Hang Yourself With It’

A Muslim teacher in a Georgia high school said someone left her an anonymous note in her classroom on Friday, telling her that her “headscarf isn’t allowed anymore.” The note, scribbled in black ink, also told her to “tie” her headscarf around her neck and “hang yourself with it.” The note ended with the word “America” along with a drawing of the American flag. Mairah Teli, a teacher at Dacula High School in Gwinnett County, located outside Atlanta, posted a picture of the note to her Facebook page Friday. “As…

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Sony’s weird Future Lab Program N prototype gadget gets an Android companion app

Never let it be said that Android Police discourages innovation. Even so, the “N” device from Sony’s Future Lab Program is a little hard to wrap your head around. At first glance it looks like one of those neckband-style Bluetooth headphones, and indeed, it does fulfill that function (with a pair of “open ear headphones” that are similar to, but not the same as, bone conduction buds). But it also has a pair of open-air speakers on the neckband, like a tiny little boombox. It isn’t limited to music, either:…

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Kitchen gadgets review: Banana Surprise Yumstation – an insult to God

What? Banana Surprise Yum Station (coolshop.co.uk, £18.99). Fruit secured in a cradle is hollowed by an annular cannula, with fillings injected via pipette. Why? Bananas aren’t stupid enough.   Well? This week, a machine that lets you impregnate a banana – and this sentence is the least worst thing about it. To clarify, it burrows a hole through one, so you can pump it full of bespoke filling like you’ve always wanted. Mmmm. As with the best products, I can’t figure out its name: Banana Surprise? Banana Yumstation? They’re both…

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Why milk and honey isn’t just an old wives tale: Revealed, the 7 food pairings that could boost your health

You may know what nutrients are present in the foods you are buying but do you know how well they are being absorbed by the body? Understanding how to pair certain foods with others can help to increase the absorption of nutrients – preventing a host of diseases. London-based nutritionist Rob Hobson says experimenting with food mixology can help ramp up the nutritional value of your meals. Here, in a piece for Healthista, he reveals seven combinations that can help your body get the most from the foods you eat….

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Put an end to rumours on Jayalalithaa’s health: Karunanidhi

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi on Friday urged the Tamil Nadu government to “put an end to rumours” regarding the health of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by providing proper information to the people, while wishing his arch rival a speedy recovery. “As I had already mentioned, though I differ with her ideologically, it is my desire that she recovers soon and take up official duties as usual,” he said and wished her a speedy recovery. Mr. Karunanidhi said although Apollo Hospitals, where the Chief Minister is recuperating from fever and dehydration, was…

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In ‘Scopes Monkey Trial’ Home, An Evolution Debate Rages On

DAYTON:  In 1925, two of America’s most renowned figures faced off in the southeast Tennessee town of Dayton to debate a burning issue – whether man evolved over millions of years or was created by God in his present form. Today, only one of the two, the Christian orator William Jennings Bryan, is commemorated with a statue on the courthouse lawn. A group of atheists hopes to change that. Bryan defended the Biblical account while trial lawyer and skeptic Clarence Darrow defended evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial” – formally,…

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Major and Blair say an EU exit could split the UK

Sir John Major and Tony Blair warned a vote to leave the EU will “jeopardise the unity” of the UK as they campaigned together in Northern Ireland. They suggested a Leave vote may re-open Scotland’s independence issue and put Northern Ireland’s “future at risk” by threatening its current stability. But Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said support for the peace process there was “rock solid”. She said it would be “highly irresponsible” to suggest otherwise. Northern Ireland first minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster said she found the intervention “rather…

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