When my ex-boyfriend lived with me, he got a subscription to Arthur Magazine. I had never heard of this magazine before Adam, but judging from the cover, I thought it seemed like a real new-age hippie kind of thing. I was right. It is. And it just keeps coming to my house because he never changed the address.
With Greater Cincinnati’s worst storm of the season fast approaching and much of the nation already covered in snow, PETA is offering tips about how to keep animals safe in cold weather — along with a little help from Country singer Loretta Lynn.
Although they are naturally equipped with fur coats, dogs and other animals still can suffer from frostbite and exposure, and they can become dehydrated when water sources freeze.
Jacques Cousteau described then Antikythera mechanism, a First Century B.C. computer, as being more valuable than the Mona Lisa. The device has been reconstructed a number of times. This video is the latest and illustrates the device's gearing and clockwork that was more than a millennium ahead of its time.
NYT: Texas evangelicals realize that sex is a good idea.
WSJ Health Blog: Reading side effects on drug labels can make you sick.
Two local animal welfare groups are joining forces to commemorate International Homeless Animals Day on Aug. 21.
The United Coalition for Animals and Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry will hold an event at Twin Lakes in Eden Park. It will include music, a blessing of the animals and a candlelight vigil at dusk.
If your yard could use a little more greenery or you're interested in helping people in the urban core breath a little easier, the Cincinnati Park Board has a deal for you.
Christian Science Monitor: The Supreme Court is considering whether smokers in Maine can sue Philip Morris USA for marketing "light" and "low tar" cigarettes. At issue is whether these descriptions are misleading and fraudulent, indicating these cigarettes are healthier than regular smokes. (Hopefully PM will be sued out of existence.)
The Enquirer: Prosthetics improve the lives of vets injured in the Iraq War. (How long until they ask for people with prosthetic limbs to go back onto the battlefield?)
The Simple Dollar: How you can become a millionaire by 30. (Which, of course, we already all are here at CityBeat.)
Live Green Cincinnati: 10 ways to go green. (More important now than ever.)
Wall Street Journal: Smokers may benefit from CT scans for lung cancer. (They might also benefit from a smoking cessation program.)
New York Times: Fat acceptance folks challenge the health risks of obesity. (Which is insane.)
— Stephen Carter-Novotni