Archive | July 2014

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Responds Perfectly to Fan’s Wedding Invite


Inviting celebrities to your wedding is nothing new—Peyton Manning and the Obamas seem to be popular choices. But Staci Zaretsky, editor at Above the Law, took it to the next level by asking if Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would attend her nuptials.

Justice Ginsburg—or as Zaretsky and her fiancé affectionately call her, “The Notorious R.B.G.”— has long been an idol of Zaretsky.

“My fiancé and I decided to invite everyone who had ever made an impact on our lives, big or small,” Zaretsky wrote in an article for Above the Law. “To stay true to the way we invited all of our guests, I wanted to invite the justice who made the biggest impact on my life.”

But when she sent a handwritten letter and wedding invitation to Ginsburg, she didn’t anticipate a response, let alone a personal note.

This is the letter Staci Zaretsky received from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg responding to Zaretsky's wedding invitation.This is the letter Staci Zaretsky received…

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Those Dreadful Fees Just Became A Little Less Dreadful


I’m not really one to announce things like this but since you people have been wishing me well and good luck in my search for financial help for tuition fees, I thought I’d share with you some good news.

I have managed to secure a £3,000 grant for the first year of my university fees to study English Language and Literature. This is quite relieving as it means now I only have to borrow £6,000 from family and friends. It is still quite a large number but hopefully it should be fine.

Thanks for all the words of encouragement!

Until Next Time

A Worried Student

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Felger & Mazz: MLB’s Unwritten Rules Need To Go

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – When your favorite team is nine games under .500, dead last in the division and possess less than a two percent chance of making the playoffs, you are left with no choice but to discuss trivial matters, like “bat flipping,” “Cadillac-ing” around the bases and the unwritten rules of baseball.

The Red Sox ended a five game losing streak Sunday afternoon thanks in large part to David Ortiz’s three-run home run to right field in the top of the third inning off Rays pitcher Chris Archer.

Big Papi put his exuberance on display by flipping his bat and “hotdogging” around the bases — two big no-no’s in the long list of baseball’s unwritten rules, although common behavior for the 38-year-old slugger.

Watch the video below:

Rays pitcher Chris Archer took exception to Ortiz and instead of sending a message during the game, he delivered a statement following…

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Why Your Bottled Water Contains Four Different Ingredients


Next time you reach for a bottle of water on store shelves, take a look at the ingredient list. You’re likely to find that it includes more than just water.

Popular bottled water brand Dasani, for example, lists magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, and salt alongside purified water on its Nutrition Facts label. SmartWater contains calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium bicarbonate. Nestle Pure Life’s list includes calcium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and magnesium sulfate. And these are just a few brands. Bottled water companies are purifying water, but then they’re adding extra ingredients back.

None of this should be cause for health concerns, says Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University. The additives being put into water are those naturally found in water and the quantities of these additives are likely too small to be of much significance. “If you…

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: 2 ‘Freedom Riders’ Discuss Movement

CBS New York

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Over the next few weeks, WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot will take a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

It is all part of the event CBS News 50 Years Later – Civil Rights, powered by Microsoft Bing Pulse.

America’s Deep South chose to ignore Supreme Court rulings as far back as the 1940s that said “separate but equal” was unconstitutional.

Cabot says that all changed when 13 people tested it and highlights the story of two “Freedom Riders.”

Take a listen below:

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