Fat Food Chains Stimulating Jobs, Waistlines

Just as obesity rates in the countries reach new highs, Americans and Britons are cutting back on healthier and more expensive foods in  favor of cheap, fast food alternatives.


Domino's Pizza in the United Kingdom added 52 news stores in the last 12 months adding 1,800 jobs. McDonald's and other fast food franchises are seeing similar growth. McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner commented "today's market conditions play to our strengths." Coffee giant Starbucks, by contrast, are seeing their profits slump, and have even introduced breakfast deals for $3.95.

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Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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China’s artificial sun reaches fusion temperature: 100 million degrees

In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.

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  • The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
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Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.

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  • The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
  • One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
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