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Brian Powell is a contract writer for WebProNews. In his day job, he is a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. He also serves as an assistant coach to Transylvania University's Speech and Debate team.
Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention
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It is no longer a disputed fact as to whether or not obesity is an epidemic, especially here in the United States. Obesity rates in children have doubled over the past 30 years, while obesity rates in adolescents have tripled. …

U.S. GDP Increases 3.2% in 4th Quarter U.S. GDP Increases 3.2% in 4th Quarter
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Ever since the government shutdown occurred in October last year, economists and consumers alike have been worried about the future state of the United States economy. Thanks to the latest reports from the Commerce Department, however, those fears should be …

Greta Van Susteren Slams Fellow Fox Anchor Greta Van Susteren Slams Fellow Fox Anchor
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With today’s 24/7 news media, Americans have become used to the constant bickering between networks. Those at Fox News hate MSNBC and CNN, and vice versa. The fighting is almost always directed at someone from another network or other political …

Auschwitz Visited by Knesset to Mark Liberation Auschwitz Visited by Knesset to Mark Liberation

On June 14, 1940, the first Jewish prisoners were transported to Auschwitz, a concentration camp constructed by the Nazis. As these 20 Jews, along with 708 other prisoners, walked through the entrance gates of the facility, they were greeted by …

Propane Shortage Leads to Price Surge in Midwest US Propane Shortage Leads to Price Surge in Midwest US
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Much fuss has been made about the polar vortex that swept across the US this winter, bringing with it the lowest temperatures the United States has seen in decades. The Midwest, Northeast, South are the areas which have been hit …

Rafael Nadal Loses to Wawrinka in Australian Open Rafael Nadal Loses to Wawrinka in Australian Open

Following his victory over Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals, most tennis pundits went ahead and pegged Rafael Nadal as the 2014 Australian Open Champion, despite the fact that he still had one match to win. And in his …

Brian Schweitzer Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid Brian Schweitzer Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid

President Barack Obama would be the first to admit that he is not America’s favorite person. The current president has faced his fair share of criticism during his 6 years as president, most of which has stemmed from the right …

Chen Guangbiao Now Trying to Buy Wall Street Journal Chen Guangbiao Now Trying to Buy Wall Street Journal

Chen Guangbiao, a Chinese businessman and philanthropist completely unknown in the United States before this month, first made news in the United States through his proposal to purchase the New York Times. On January 5, Chen published an opinion piece …

MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans
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Last night, an MC-12 military plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan, claiming the lives of three victims. “International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today,” NATO released in a statement. …

Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt
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On December 20, Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the world (or at least Utah) when he ruled that Utah’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and thus opened the floodgates for same-sex couples to file …

Penn State Coach Likely to be Vandy’s James Franklin Penn State Coach Likely to be Vandy’s James Franklin

Now that the college football season is officially over until the fall, it is time to start the roller-coaster that is the coaching rumor mill. The NFL has already seen its fair share of firings and hirings, and now it …

Ayatollah Khamenei Discusses US Enmity Toward Iran Ayatollah Khamenei Discusses US Enmity Toward Iran
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In November, Iran, led by current president Hassan Rouhani, and the P5+1, comprised of the 5 permanent members on the UN Security Council (United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom, France) and Germany, came to terms regarding the cessation of certain …

Lane Kiffin to Interview for Alabama OC Position Lane Kiffin to Interview for Alabama OC Position

And the coaching carousel continues. While much clamor has been made concerning the massive amount of firings and hirings occurring in the NFL, coaching changes have been relatively quiet on the college side of the equation. Cue Lane Kiffin. Wednesday, …

Emily Blunt Splurges on Yet-to-be-Born Baby Emily Blunt Splurges on Yet-to-be-Born Baby

When Emily Blunt, star of The Devil Wears Prada, and John Krasinski, Jim on NBC’s The Office, married in the summer of 2010, one could have predicted that the internet would potentially explode due to fan boys and girls of …

Gabrielle Giffords May Run For Office in the Future Gabrielle Giffords May Run For Office in the Future

In an interview with NBC’s Today show on Thursday, former Arizona Senator Gabrielle Giffords stated that she may consider running for office “…a little later” down the road. Leaving the potential open for a return to political office is a …

Alexander Skarsgard Poses Nude in Antarctica Alexander Skarsgard Poses Nude in Antarctica

With the polar vortex recently hitting the US, much talk has surrounded the insanely cold temperatures and its effects. Unfortunately for the male gender, the extra cold weather has one devastating effect, leading many men to stay clothed during these …

Last DC-9 Retired by Delta Airlines Last DC-9 Retired by Delta Airlines
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Following a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on Monday, Delta retired the last of its DC-9 aircrafts after nearly 50 years of use. The DC-9 was the oldest passenger plane left in service in the United States. It was originally …

Alex Trebek Rapping Sets Internet Afire Alex Trebek Rapping Sets Internet Afire

When Alex Trebek started trending on Twitter last night, everyone thought the worst – that is, that the host of Jeopardy, and one of Canada’s greatest, was dead. Fortunately for trivia and mustache fans across the world, Trebek is still …

Luol Deng Acquired by Cleveland Cavaliers in Trade Luol Deng Acquired by Cleveland Cavaliers in Trade

Ever since LeBron James left the city of Cleveland, Cavaliers fans have been bitterly disappointed. The team tried to resurrect its franchise by drafting point guard Kyrie Irving but has failed to add the necessary pieces to create a playoff-caliber …

Janet Yellen Confirmed as Next Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed as Next Federal Reserve Chair

Yesterday, the Senate voted 56-26 to usher in Janet Yellen as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. Yellen’s acceptance came as no surprise, especially seeing as she was easily approved by the Senate Banking Committee in November. Yellen is …

Sharp 85-Inch TV Unveiled at CES 2014 Sharp 85-Inch TV Unveiled at CES 2014
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Early reports from CES 2014 showed that this year might be the year of the humongously-big TV, with Samsung and Vizio both unveiling TV’s topping the 100-inch milestone. Of course, both TV’s feature the newest 4k technology, allowing one to …

iPad Pro Potentially Hitting Markets in 2014 iPad Pro Potentially Hitting Markets in 2014
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With the dawn of a new year comes ever-constant speculation from tech websites about what the newest gizmos and gadgets will be for the upcoming year. Thus far, most rumors point toward the excitement of a potential iPad Pro, rumored …

De’Anthony Thomas Declares for 2014 NFL Draft De’Anthony Thomas Declares for 2014 NFL Draft

This Sunday, Oregon Duck star running back and all-purpose player De’Anthony Thomas declared for the 2014 NFL Draft, making him the second Duck to forego the rest of his collegiate career. “I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon …

Rupert Grint Scared Away From Drugs by Shia LaBeouf Rupert Grint Scared Away From Drugs by Shia LaBeouf

One would think that filming 7 (officially 8) Harry Potter movies would make Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley, a more open-minded individual, receptive to fantastical ideas and alternate realities. While that may be true, apparently Grint is not …