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Nikia WadeNikia Wade

, Technology Correspondent


Is Coca-Cola Killing Thousands of Indians?

The rural village of Mehdiganj has had enough. Located near the Indian city of Varanasi, the community depends on a local supply of groundwater to meet its cooking, drinking, washing, and farming needs. But it’s running desperately short. Now, it’s no secret that many parts of India are short of water anyway… but since Coca-Cola...

Expanding Facebook Loses Its “Cool Kid” Status

Over the past five years, Facebook (FB) has maneuvered its way into just about everyone’s lives. It’s rare for someone not to have a Facebook account these days. What started as a college-student-only website has evolved into a massive dumping ground for the world to vent its opinions and share anything and everything. In fact,...

Breast Milk: The New Steroid for Body Builders

Staying fit comes with a price: Eat right, exercise on a regular basis, drink plenty of water, and don’t drink too much alcohol (if any). The list of dos and don’ts is infinite… But as we know, not everyone shares the same fitness goals. For some, being fit means running a marathon – while for others, the...

Put Cash in Your Pocket With Paleo

As one of the most popular diets this year, Paleo’s followers are getting shocking results. The diet is often referred to as the “Caveman Diet,” because its principles are founded in the eating habits of men who roamed the Earth tens of thousands of years ago. The lifestyle primarily consists of grass-fed, organic meat; wild-caught...

Is It Time for Laissez-Faire Immigration?

As the economy continues to suffer, Americans are hungry for two things – more jobs, and a scapegoat on which they can pin their struggles. When it comes to a lack of jobs, one of the oft-blamed groups is illegal immigrants. But are they really responsible for manipulating the U.S. job market? Politicians have convinced...

Can Congress Prevent Another Shutdown?

Here we are, a week after the government shutdown finally ended. By now, government employees have returned to work and everyone is back to feeling a sense of normalcy. But there’s just one problem… This solution is only temporary. And we need to face the facts: Congress has to do more than just raise the...

Don’t Bite the Taxpayer’s Hand That Feeds You

As Floyd pointed out recently, a welfare system glitch blew up in our faces earlier this month. An EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card glitch prompted Wal-Mart (WMT) shopping sprees in two Louisiana towns: Springhill and Mansfield. During a routine upgrade, the systems at both Wal-Mart locations gave all EBT cardholders an unlimited balance. The news...