New study shows wine glasses affect your pour

Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 11:43 AM
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 11:43 AM

Had too much to drink last night? Don’t blame yourself. Blame the wine glass.

"Researchers say people who hold the glass while they pour and those who pick white wine will drink more. Also, the wider the glass, the more you’ll end up pouring." (Via Bay News 9

The new study by researchers at Iowa State and Cornell Universities found simply holding your wine glass while you pour leads to a 12 percent larger pour. (Via The Daily Meal)

I knew I was getting a little heavy-handed.

And it’s not just the type of wine or the way you hold your glass, but the glass itself. (Via The Today Show)

An Iowa State researcher told the Pentagon Post, “People have trouble assessing volumes… They tend to focus more on the vertical than the horizontal measures. That’s why people tend to drink less when they drink from a narrow glass, because they think they’re drinking more.”

There you have it. The extra calories, the extra headache, all of it the wine glass’ fault.

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Winning Powerball ticket for $435M jackpot sold in Indiana

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 2:58 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 3:33 AM

Did you buy your Powerball ticket in Indiana? If so, check those numbers: You might have won the $435 million jackpot.

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The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 10, 13, 28, 52 and 61, with 2 as the Powerball. 

Powerball's website early Thursday said the winning ticket was sold in Indiana. One ticket sold in New Jersey matched five numbers with Power Play to win $2 million, while tickets sold in Kansas, Massachusetts, New York and Texas matched five numbers to win $1 million.

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The jackpot for Saturday's drawing is $40 million.


What is the Powerball jackpot; where can you play?

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 6:48 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 10:58 PM

            What is the Powerball jackpot; where can you play?

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball lottery grew to $403 million dollars after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

>> UPDATE: Winning Powerball ticket for $435M jackpot sold in Indiana

Wednesday night's numbers were  — 10-13-28-52-61 and the Powerball, 2. 

For the Wednesday drawing, the one-time cash payoff is estimated to be at $243.9 million. The $403 million jackpot is the 10th largest in the history of the game.

The game, played in 44 states, cost $2 for a ticket. You can purchase a ticket for $3 that allows you the chance to win an extra $1 million or $2 million prize. Players choose the five numbers from a set of 69 white balls and the Powerball number from a set of 26 red balls.

You can win prizes if you match various combinations of the numbers. To win the jackpot, your ticket must match all five white ball numbers drawn, in addition to the red Powerball.

Trump administration lifts Obama protections for transgender students

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 2:09 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 2:09 AM

On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump's administration officially withdrew protections for transgender students instituted by former President Barack Obama's administration. The move came after days of speculation.

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Under the Obama administration’s Department of Education and Department of Justice, public schools across the country were ordered to allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room that aligned with their gender identity rather than their sex at birth, citing Title IX.

The “dear colleague” letter from the Trump administration does not set forth any new guidance but rather rolls back the previous instructions, insisting that they did not “contain extensive legal analysis or explain how the position is consistent with the express language of Title IX, nor did they undergo any formal public process.”

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The Trump administration argued that the federal government has a responsibility to enforce the law and that the Obama administration’s protections lacked sufficient legal basis. The Department of Justice and Department of Education wrote that there must be “due regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts in establishing educational policy” and that this is an issue that would be better solved at the state and local levels so communities and families can determine what best meets their needs.

While the memo offers no specific instructions on how schools should deal with the issue, it did add that “schools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment.”

Bill Maher takes credit for Milo Yiannopoulos' downfall

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 1:25 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 1:25 AM

            Bill Maher takes credit for Milo Yiannopoulos' downfall

After booking Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO program last week, TV personality Bill Maher was openly criticized for giving the alt-right provocateur a large platform.

Since Yiannopoulos' appearance, a video in which he seemed to condone men having sex with boys circulated online.

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In the days that followed, Yiannopoulos was removed from the lineup of a conservative conference in Maryland, his book deal with Simon & Schuster was canceled, and he resigned from his position at Breitbart News.

And Maher is taking all the credit.

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“What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe, trying to make a buck off of the left’s propensity for outrage,” Maher told the New York Times. “And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, he’s dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then he’s dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You’re welcome.”

Maher also responded to criticism that he went easy on Yiannopoulos during their segment.

>> Milo Yiannopoulos book deal canceled following remarks on pedophilia 

“It’s not my job to hold him accountable to everything he’s ever said or done,” Maher said. “I had eight minutes with him on the show itself. Sorry I don’t have time to go over everything everybody else would want to do.”

Though Yiannopoulos' interview with Maher seemed cordial, his panel appearance later in the program was not. After insulting the other people on the panel, Yiannopoulos was hit by big criticism from writer and former "Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore.

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