Huffington Post Launches in U.K.
To celebrate the opening of a Huffington Post outpost in England, Arriana Huffington hosted a conference where she promoted, then defended, the operations of her infamous site.
What's the Latest Development?
"To celebrate the launch of the Huffington Post in Britain, Arianna Huffington organised a debate with Kelly Osbourne, one of the magazine's many unpaid celebrity bloggers; Jon Gaunt, a former journalist for the Sun and Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former press secretary... All were invited to discuss blogging, or rather the "Self-Expression Revolution", as the Huffington team called it." Other topics discussed that evening were the influence of Twitter on society on the recent scandal over Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.
What's the Big Idea?
"Huffington neatly encapsulated the event in saying there were no differences between bloggers and journalists, except that the latter have more training. She then encouraged everyone to write for the Huffington Post United Kingdom—for free of course. By the evening's end, Huffington seemed to be defending her website more than promoting it. Indeed, journalists are largely angry at—and a bit scared of—people like Arianna Huffington. She may be revolutionising self-expression, but she is also using her strong brand to get people to work for free."
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
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