Back in March, the New York Times put a short question to its readers: Is it ethical to eat meat? Yesterday, the newspaper produced an answer.
Generally, the veggie-vs.-omnivore debate circles three areas of discussion: environmentalism, human health, and the farming of animals for slaughter. But the Times asked that only the ethical issues implicit in each be addressed, and invited readers to compose short essays with a morally defensible position.
They had expected a few dozen entrants. The newspaper received 3,000 essays.
While plumes of smoke and ash rise from the majestic Popocatépetl volcano, the city in its shadow will this weekend be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla — the historic show of resistance that became a focus of Mexican pride and helped Abraham Lincoln keep the Confederacy at bay during the American Civil War.
And you thought Cinco de Mayo was just a good excuse to eat guacamole.
And guess what? It’s a lollipop
Mother of invention, meet your daughter. Mallory Kievman may be on the cusp of resolving one of life’s most stubborn mysteries, right up there with black holes, Stonehenge, and what that thing is on top of Donald Trump’s head. The 13-year-old has cooked up a cure for the hiccups.
Want to outlaw cursing? How about you shut the front door.
Watch your language if you find yourself in Middleborough, Mass., anytime soon. The town’s police chief wants to curb public cursing by slapping your foul mouth with a $20 fine for swearing.
Tennessee lawmakers say kissing and holding hands are "gateway sexual activities"
Tennessee lawmakers don’t want teenagers having sex, which is why Sex Education courses in Tennessee public schools teach kids that abstinence is the way to go. Concerned that telling teens to draw the line at sexual intercourse might not be getting the job done, however, the Tennessee State Senate recently voted 28-1 to prohibit Sex-Ed instructors, including any outside individuals or groups invited to address the students, from demonstrating or promoting “gateway sexual activity.”
Philippe Croizon, a quadruple amputee, will swim between the world’s continents
Now imagine that you are 44-year-old Philippe Croizon, and you’re going to swim the straits separating five of the world’s continents. You can expect to be in the water for more than 45 hours. You’ll be swimming in all conditions, and in waters where you are a potential snack for killer whales and sharks. You’ll be stung by jellyfish. Oh, and one more thing: you have no arms or legs.
Mirror, mirror, on the app, who do you think is such a sap?
Just last week we ran a piece here at the Daily Dose about women understimating their attractiveness. For those readers brazen enough to have some self-confidence, though, there’s an app out there to set you straight.