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Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, and of course, also back to school season. While school supply lists seem to grow, there are smart ways to save money on back to school shopping, especially on and just after the Labor Day weekend.

Antibiotic clarithromycin and heart attack risk

The commonly prescribed antibiotic drug clarithromycin has been linked to a heightened cardiac events risk, according to the British Medical Journal's newly-published study.

Op-Ed: Save or spend? The recovery dilemma

Over the last few years we've all been faced with a financial dilemma: save or spend? There's widespread awareness that debt caused the financial crash and if we don’t change our ways we could well be condemned to a life of poverty.

Interview with new Vinistra President Nikola Benvenuti in Croatia Special

The association of winemakers in Istria, Croatia has a new president. Digital Journal went to meet him in Pula to learn more of his plans.

Study suggests correlation between finger ratio and testes in men

A new report published on August 12th, 2014 suggests a correlation may exist between finger-digit ratios and male reproductive function.

Op-Ed: Mindless learning — Student lack of critical thinking major issue

An English professor in Nebraska recently made statements which go to the core of basic learning. She says her students will simply accept any information they’re given without question. This is "mindless education" at its worst.

A Croatian airport with a vision: interview with Pula director Special

The Istrian airport of Pula is adapting to life after Russian visas in Croatia with an impressive diversification of routes and strategy.

New cardiac drug shows real, life-saving promise

A new drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis could turn the world of cardiovascular medicine on its head in less than 12 months.

World financial teen literacy assessed: U.S. ranks only average Special

Paul Golden, of the National Endowment for Financial Education, speaks with Carol Ruth Weber about the importance of teaching teens to be financially literate. Read the full interview for Golden's tips on how to educate children to be money-wise.

Op-Ed: California sex consent law a positive step

Why shouldn’t a man be certain that a woman he is about to have sex with is ready and willing? California’s consent law is a good step forward.

Review: Photo essay: Visiting the coastal village of Charlestown, England Special

Charlestown is a charming village and port on the south coast of Cornwall, England. It lies in the parish of St Austell Bay.

Indian scientists may have found 'wonder herb' in Himalayas

Indian scientists may have found a multi-functional "wonder herb" that can regulate the immunity system, adapt to challenging environmental situations and help people stay protected from radiation.

Foul-smelling beer withdrawn from sale in Norway

The smell of the beer was compared by consumers to, well, human flatulence, to put it politely. Customers complained about the foul odor and Mack brewers was forced to withdraw the brew from stock.

New tanning bed cancer risk study

According to a new study from Dundee University, tanning bed (sunbed) users remain at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin when using sunbeds.

A maiden flight on Europe's 1st modern scheduled hydroplane route Special

As Europe's first modern scheduled sea plane operation finally gets underway in Croatia, Digital Journal takes to the skies to check out the opening route from Split Airport to Jelsa on Hvar.

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Changing the face of fast food

Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of the largest, most popular restaurants around, intending to offer an authentic Mexican experience with open kitchens and attractive design. Its no surprise then that the company is thriving.

Op-Ed: Narcissism as a Modern Necessity?

Narcissism has been in the news lately, and may be on the rise. Having an inflated view of yourself is typically seen as negative by others, but is it becoming a necessity in modern society?

Review: Neraki Greek Mediterranean Grill is an exceptional eatery Special

The Neraki Greek Mediterranean Grill continues to be my favorite Greek restaurant in Long Island, New York, and rightfully so.

Ebola extends to fifth African country

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two first cases of Ebola. This means that the cases of infection have now been recorded in five African countries.

Ebola crisis strikes healthcare workers at unprecedented levels

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are an "unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola.”

Ebola cure confirmed in monkeys

Scientists have confirmed that the new Ebola cure used to save two American doctors is 100 percent effective in monkeys.

Porn stars allowing men to fondle breasts for charity at Boob-Aid

For 24 consecutive hours, 10 female Japanese porn actresses will allow men to fondle their boobs. The boob gropers must first make a donation to the fight against AIDS, however, and while they're doing it they'll be on TV.

‘Chacarero’ — Probably the best sandwich you may ever eat

The Spanish word “Chacarero” means “small-scale farmer,” but it also stands for the name of a sandwich Chileans enjoy in restaurants or at home, and that surprises foreign visitors who describe it as "the best darn sandwich" they have ever had.

Konark Temple heritage site set to get interpretation center

The Indian Oil Foundation Trust (IOF) is working to finish the state-of-the-art "Interpretation Centre" project at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sun Temple of Konark in Odisha. IOF plans to be done by April 2015.

Indian government unveils 'Universal Health Assurance' scheme

India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan gave the media its first glimpse of what his government plans with the "Universal Health Assurance" (UHA) scheme.

Op-Ed: Breakthrough — MIT finds new way of managing memories for PTSD

A new MIT study has found that it’s actually possible to manage bad memories using the mechanics of a process called “reconsolidation.”The process involves re-configuring memories, using the mechanics of reconsolidation to change them.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Writers Group has the 'Write Stuff' for over 15 years Special

Perhaps their longevity as a group is a generational thing? Yet, if that were so, then the group would be simply social and not an outpouring of literary treasures. The moods can vary as do the styles, but each month the group presents original work.

U.K. imposes Ebola travel ban

All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned British nationals.

Op-Ed: Funemployed — The rising cost of higher education and unemployment

Unemployment rates are higher in the U.S. than depicted in the media, and recent graduates (with excessive student loans) are struggling to find jobs in their fields.

Op-Ed: Wounded vets need universal health care, not 'separate but equal'

The VA scandal has shocked America to its core and exposed a bloated bureaucracy run amok. What veterans, and all Americans, need is universal health care with equitable access to all citizens. Playing "separate but equal" will no longer work.

Several foods contain bacteria risk to unborn children

A survey has found that around 10 percent of the fresh cheese, sausages and meats sold in markets and on the street may be contaminated with types of bacteria that can pose a risk to unborn children.

WHO and Canada pull Ebola health teams out of Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced the closing of one of its labs in Sierra Leone after a health care worker became infected with Ebola. At the same time, Canada announced they were recalling their three-member lab team.

Modern European hydroplane history as ECA touches down in Jelsa

Aviation history is made as the first scheduled commercial sea plane flight lands on the island of Hvar from Split Airport.

Op-Ed: Bullets and burgers: make mine an Uzi

Most vacation trips to the southwest end up in Vegas for gambling or Los Angeles for rides at Disneyland. In gun-happy America add stopping at a gun range.

WHO calls for a ban of e-cigarettes indoors

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on e-cigarettes to be banned from indoor public spaces. Furthermore, the United Nations Agency has said that the devices pose a risk to adolescents and the fetuses of pregnant women.

Study: Medical marijuana can lead to fewer opioid overdose deaths

According to a new study, chronic pain suffers living in states where medical marijuana use has been legalized are less likely to die from prescription opioid overdose.

Op-Ed: This fall, students should set a good first impression and write!

Millions of kids, teenagers, and even adults are heading back to classrooms as the fall semester begins. Here is what you should do to start off on the right foot.

One-third of British students have tried 'legal highs'

A new report suggests that around on third of students in the U.K. have used so-termed “legal highs.” These are products manufactured from the herb Salvia. The report suggests that the students under appreciate the potential harm.

E-cigarettes could be tempting youths into smoking

A new report has indicated that the electronic cigarettes currently flooding the smoking market could be proving tempting to youngsters looking to start the practice, lending evidence to the argument that "e-cigs" encourage youth smoking.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.

Visitors to Minnesota State Fair warned to wash hands regularly

Visitors to this year's Minnesota State Fair are being warned by organisers to wash their hands regularly to prevent outbreaks of disease, contracted from the abundance of farm animals at the event.
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