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The Cost of Meat—The Public Health Argument

This continues from "The Cost of Meat—Too High To Pay." The Public Health Argument covers the methods used by factory farms to boost production and profits at the cost of public health. [more]

The Cost of Meat—The Cruelty Argument

This continues from "The Cost of Meat—Too High To Pay." The Cruelty Argument addresses the horrible conditions and treatment the animals in factory farms are subjected to, and unnecessarily so. [more]

The Cost of Meat—The Environment Argument

This continues from "The Cost of Meat—Too High To Pay." The Environment Argument addresses the toll intensive factory farming has on our environment. This topic will include water usage, waste contamination, and rainforest destruction. [more]

The Cost of Meat—The Market Demand Argument

This continues from "The Cost of Meat—Too High To Pay." The Market Demand Argument describes the power consumers have to change policies. [more]

How George Washington dealt with British bioterrorism

Over 130,000 Americans died from smallpox during the War of Independence. Documents released by the National Archives show evidence that the British may have used smallpox as an insidious biological weapon against the colonists. [more]

"Nowhere are we commissioned to reform the externals."

Can you guess who is responsible for the following quote? [more]

Baby carrots the frugal idea thats isnt

If you are a health-oriented kind of person, and you need a quick, nutritious snack that doesn't require lots of slurping, what do you reach for? [more]

Thanks, Mom

My mom is awesome. There, I've said it. My mom is really one of the best moms that anyone could ever hope for. She's always there to talk, she's fun to have around, and my whole family is really good about helping each other out. [more]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Co-op Blogger

With 86,400 blogs being created everyday, a problogger needs to be more than just a good writer if he wants to succeed. To stand out from the crowd, he also has to be a great mar

And the winners are...(drum roll please)

Hey folks. Sorry it's taken me a while to post the results of my two little competitions, I have been on a well-earned vacation. [more]

Microsoft Office for $3? Third World Perks

Microsoft is going to be giving away selling their software bundles for $3. Three freaking dollars! From the Seattle PI (via Seattlest): [more]

Do you write like a girl?

Based on some of the comments we get around here, it's safe to say that some of you might suspect me of possessing my very own pair of cajones. Attached ones, that is. Not, like, in a jar or something. [more]

Ask the readers: What charities do you give to?

My last post on giving made me think a bit about... well, giving. [more]

Money Metaphors (You wouldn't punch a kitten, would you?)

Equating my money, emotionally, with something that I find dear and worthy of protection, may force me to treat my money with the respect it deserves.

20% drop in US CD sales shows the power of the music fan

I don't like buying albums, for one reason. Most of the time, they're a mixed bag. Some great tunes, some good tunes, some poor tunes. That's why I love ITunes. I can cherry-pick the songs I like and leave the rest behind. [more]

The Secret to Larger Breasts

Thanks for the mammaries! [more]

Malaria-Resistant Mosquito: Frugal Research or Future Pox?

File this one under "Wow, that's a great idea... or is it?" Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have developed a mosquito containing a gene that makes it resistant to the malaria virus. [more]

Is this the end of YouTube?

GoogleWatch , one of my fav blogs about one of my fav resources, reported today on the $1billion lawsuit served to Google by Viacom . And so did almost every other news network around. I found over 1400 stories on it...this one is big it seems. [more]

Man drives SUV through mall

Warning: While no one appears to be injured, the last part of the video does show the suspect resisting arrest and getting subdued by the police with pepper spray and a baton. Viewer discretion is advised. [more]