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24
Apr
2012

On The Cost of Smurfberries...

Written by FM Staff  |  Found in: Dinner Dialogue
On The Cost of Smurfberries...

Have you ever bought a smurfberry? Has your child ever bought a smurfberry? Well, if they've ever played "The Smurfs" game for iPhone or iPad then they may have. The game is so-called "freemium"; it costs nothing buy and play, but offers upgrades and expansions to the game which can incur costs. The Smurfs, for example is geared toward young children, but offers "smurfberries"(the game's currency) in packs which can cost up to $100.

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20
Mar
2012

From Here to Fraternity

Written by FM Staff  |  Found in: Dinner Dialogue
From Here to Fraternity

Alpha Delta Chi will not receive it's day in court. Not the highest court in the land anyway. The San Diego State sorority, and it's fraternity counterpart, Alpha Gamma Omega, had hoped the Supreme Court would hear their argument and over-rule an appeals court ruling that the organizations could not exclude atheist and homosexuals from membership and still receive normal funding from the school.

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08
Mar
2012

The Placebo Effect

Written by FM Staff  |  Found in: Dinner Dialogue
The Placebo Effect

One Florida Elementary School has devised a novel way to boost test scores on their student's annual state exams: a specially formulated snack which will increase the students brain power. What is the secret ingredient of this wonder bar? Nothing. The school is relying on the placebo effect to improve student's performance.

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11
Nov
2011

How to Tear Down a Statue

Written by FM Staff  |  Found in: Dinner Dialogue
How to Tear Down a Statue

After 44 years as the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, winning 24 bowl games and two national championships, many see Joe Paterno as a hero -- a legend. After revelations about Paterno's handling of alleged sexual abuse on the Penn State campus by a football assistant, many see Joe Paterno as a disgrace, a moral failure -- more willing to protect the image of his football program than to protect innocent children from abuse...

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21
Jul
2011

Bubble-Wrapping the World

Written by FM Staff  |  Found in: Dinner Dialogue
Bubble-Wrapping the World

What was your favorite childhood playground activity? The jungle gym? Merry-go-round? There's a good chance that the playground features you loved as a kid aren't even available for the current generation of park-goers. Many playground elements have been deemed "too dangerous" and been replaced by shorter slides and lower bars...

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13
Jul
2011

Banned Babies

Written by FM Staff  |  Found in: Dinner Dialogue
Banned Babies

Never mind ordering off the kids menu! McDain's, a Pittsburg area restaurant, has completely banned children from the dining area. The policy, which starts this week and bans all children under 6 years of age, was designed to ensure a peaceful environment for the establishment's mostly older clientele...

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