Alexander M. Spring
Alexander M. Spring
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Scientists Develop Enzyme That Could Lead to Miracle "Sober Up" Pill

Worried about the tail end of your binge-drinking night out? A team of scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles may have found an answer to many drinking dilemmas.

Harlem Shake Video: So, What Exactly is the Harlem Shake?

The "shake" is not just a person flailing their body around. The actual Harlem Shake is a dance that originated in Harlem, New York in 1981.
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Adam Lanza and James Holmes Copycat Shooters Are the Result of One Thing: The Media

The country’s problem is not video games, movies, or flimsy gun laws. The problem is the media hype.

Thanksgiving 2012: 248 Million Turkeys, 4,500 Calories

If the average turkey is one foot in length and we put all the turkeys the United States produces in one year, end-to-end, we could circle the globe not once, but twice.
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NYC Soda Ban is A Ridiculous Prohibition: Why the Obscene New Law Will Not Fight Obesity

Open up the speakeasies, because the bubbly is now illegal. After a unanimous vote from the city's Board of Health, the ban on all sugary beverages over 16 ounces in New York is now official.
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The Major Scientific Discovery You Probably Did Not Hear About: The Life Saving Oxygen Particle

It’s the year 2012 and by now many would have expected there to be hovercrafts and teleportation.

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Obesity Crisis in America is Not Your Fault

I have lost weight and gained weight and lost it again just to gain it back. With a plethora of weight loss magazines, tips and a nationwide obsession with dieting, why don’t diets work?
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Climate Change Debate Has Cooled, But Earth's Temperature Has Not

The conversation about climate change seems to have taken the back burner, but it needs to be in the forefront of all of our minds.
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Stress Awareness Month: The Scary Side Effects of Stress And 5 Tips to Relax (+video)

Now where did I put that practice test…
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Kony and Millennials: Know What the Movement Really Is Before You 'Like' It

Social media brings out an immediate visceral response, not necessarily an educated one. People need to think before they “like.”
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Whitney Houston's Death Highlights the Dangers of Xanax, a Drug That Really Isn't Worth It

Xanax, the nation’s ninth highest-earning drug, is a psychoactive drug that helps calm panic attacks. But is Xanax calming or a killer?

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Should I Drink Coffee? Health Risks Associated With Caffeine Addiction

Research shows that over half of American adults have at least one cup o’ joe a day. But is all this Joe a no-no?
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Thanksgiving: It’s Only One Meal

Today, most people sit down together at the Thanksgiving table expecting to overeat. And what’s wrong with that?
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The Unconstitutionality of Obamacare

Obama's landmark health care law doesn't stand a chance in the conservative-leaning Supreme Court.