1. IMF Global Economic Outlook Solid as Growth Diverges

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    April 14, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    The International Monetary Fund highlighted an increasing divergence in the growth paths of the world’s major economies this year, as a pick-up in the euro zone and India is expected to be offset by diminished prospects in other key emerging markets.

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  2. Sex Education in Europe Turns to Urging More Births

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    April 8, 2015 by Bill Johnson



    COPENHAGEN — Twenty-five Danish 13- and 14-year-olds gathered in a circle to talk about sex. This was going to be awkward.

    One student surveyed her red nails while a classmate checked his cellphone. When the discussion turned to masturbation, a girl pointed across the room toward a boy who was already chortling, and then she started to cover her own giggles by cupping a hand over her mouth.

  3. This Is the Real Reason Furious 7 Is a Box Office Smash

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    April 6, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    Film Title: Furious 775% of the record-breaking film’s North American audience was non-white

    Given how white-washed this summer’s blockbusters look—from The Avengers to Jurassic World—it’s no surprise that audiences rushed to see Furious 7 this weekend, which grossed a whopping $385 million internationally. People want to see characters who look like them represented in the movies, and Fast and Furious is currently the only major action franchise that boasts a truly diverse cast.

  4. Alabama Baby Born Without a Nose, Mom Says He’s Perfect

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    April 1, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    PHOTO: Eli Thompson was born March 4 without a nose.Eli Thompson came into this world in the late afternoon of March 4, perfectly healthy, but with one distinction — he didn’t have a nose.

    “The day I delivered, everything went fine,” mom Brandi McGlathery told ABC News today. “At 4:42 when he was born, he came out and the doctor put him on my chest. When I took a closer look at him, I said, ‘He doesn’t have a nose,’ and they took him out of the room.”

  5. Social media is protecting men from periods, breast milk and body hair

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    March 30, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    periodThere’s a predictable social media formula for what women’s pictures online should look like. Breasts in barely-there bikinis are good (thumbs-up emoji, even), but breasts with babies attached them are questionable. Women wearing next to nothing is commonplace, but if you’re over a size 10 your account may be banned. Close-up shots of women’s asses and hardly-covered vaginas are fine, so long as said body parts are hairless.

  6. How Zuckerberg Is Feeding His Facebook Conglomerate

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    March 27, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    It should be pretty clear to everyone now: Facebook is no longer a single social entity out to conquer the world.

    “Facebook is a family of apps,” Mark Zuckerberg said at the company’s F8 developers conference on Wednesday. A further description might be conglomerate, giant squid or anything else denoting a large, multi-tentacled entity.

  7. Hints of huge buried impact craters reported in Australia

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    March 24, 2015 by Bill Johnson


    Each measuring 200 kilometres across, two mysterious natural structures buried deep in central Australia could be some of the world’s biggest impact craters, a team of Australian geologists says.