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May 20, 2011


1. Forget Judgment Day: 5 Religion Stories Actually Worth Your Time
Sensational Rapture headlines have dominated the media recently, but is that what you really should be paying attention to?

2. Forget Judgment Day: 5 Religion Stories Actually Worth Your Time
NewsFeed's Feifei Sun rounds up the brilliant and bizarre from this week in fashion. Self Censorship. These "Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses" let you look like those tacky women who have their eyes blacked out in magazines. For those of you who want to label yourself a loser. [BoingBoing] Talented and Thoughtful. Justin Bieber says his [...]

3. German Restaurants to Display Health-Code Ratings With Traffic Lights
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant? If you're in Germany, your restaurant will tell you with a traffic light. The hope is the fear of earning a red light will encourage restaurant managers and chefs to ensure their kitchens are spotless. If they're held accountable with yellow or red [...]

4. United's Rough Week: Insensitive Ad Removed from Ground Zero Area
First they accidentally reinstate two 9/11 flight numbers, then this. United Airlines, this is not your best week ever. United Airlines and New York City's MTA removed an advertisement that appeared above ground at the Cortlandt Street R subway stop â€" right across from Ground Zero â€" after people complained that its message was insensitive. [...]

5. From the Archives: TIME Covers the End of the World
NewsFeed has been watching the predicted impending Rapture, scheduled for Saturday evening. But the truth is TIME has had its eye on the End of Days for quite a while. Through the years, we've provided lots of coverage of those who say they've got a lock on when the world goes belly up. Here are [...]

6. Pro Wrestler 'Macho Man' Randy Savage Dies in Car Accident
"Macho Man" Randy Savage, a pro-wrestling legend, died Friday morning in a car accident in Tampa, Florida, TMZ reports. Savage, 58, reportedly suffered a heart attack while driving and lost control of the car, eventually colliding with a tree. He was moved to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Savage's wife, Lynn, [...]

7. Straight Out of the Movies: World's Greatest Marriage Proposal
Good thing she wasn't out getting popcorn while the movie trailers played. Trailers â€" we love to hate them. Just get to our regularly scheduled programming, okay? But it's pretty impossible to hate this one. (WATCH: Wedding Proposals on YouTube) One Georgia couple will always hold a special affinity for the movie pre-roll â€" because [...]

8. Brazil 's Amazon Deforestation Prompts 'Crisis Cabinet'
Not even Brazil's environmental minister can explain the cause of a sudden and unexpected surge in deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. All Izabella Teixeira could say was that the 27% spike between August 2010 and this year was "alarming." Indeeed, the news came as a shock to Texeira, who was probably celebrating with caiprinhas and [...]

9. Is the Age-Old 'Elevator Pitch' On Its Way Out?
For those unfamiliar, an elevator pitch is a short, snappy, attention-grabbing presentation of an idea that anyone looking to climb the ranks has ready for any chance meeting with a head honcho, well, in an elevator. More sophisticated elevator technology might render this classic move in its traditional form obsolete.The new technology also kind of [...]

10. Reading While Eating for May 20: Rapture Eve
Read these links before the world ends. A Logical Approach: Use this flow chart to see if you'll be raptured tomorrow. (The Daily What) Past Precedent: See pictures of other judgment days. (LIFE) After-Party: Check out some events atheists have planned to "celebrate" the rapture. (BBC News) Repeat Offender: Harold Camping has predicted the rapture [...]


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