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Nothing says "Happy Thanksgiving" in America than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. If you're not one of the 3.5 million New Yorkers lining the streets to watch the parade, then you're one of over 50 million people viewing it on TV.

Restaurant apologizes for naming dessert 'Roofie Colada'

A Staten Island gastropub is apologizing after it drew some controversy over the name of one of its dessert choices: the "Roofie Colada."

Op-Ed: America the beautiful has wrinkles

America has squandered the good will generated by the World Trade Center attacks. The Nobel prize President Obama got as a freshman president is a distant dream.

Major international wine trip in Dalmatia ahead of Zagreb Vinocom Special

Ahead of Zagreb Vinocom, some 30 wine journalists from 18 countries embark on a tour of the vineyards of Dalmatia, Croatia.

Is the Peach State about to become the Pot State?

A marijuana legalization bill has been pre-filed in Georgia by Democratic State Senator, Curt Thompson. The measure would allow medical marijuana to become legal and would also regulate and legalize retail sales to adults.

Op-Ed: Docent at Jack London State Park says why Jack remains so popular Special

At the Day of the Dead memorial earlier this month, there was a photo of Jack London. While his death was almost 100 years ago,

World's first Yak museum opened in Lhasa, Tibet

On a high plateau in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, in China, you will find the homeland of the Tibetan people. The Tibetan plateau is also home to a bovine-like animal called the Yak. The Yak has always played an important role in Tibetan culture.

Central Dalmatia Tourist Board promotes interior and culture

Famed for its sunshine and beaches, the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board promotes the interior and culture in a double video release.

An ancient health food is making a ridiculous comeback

America's newest health trend is really an ancient one: Bone broth. Proponents of the savory solution say it does everything from draw out toxins to sooth digestion and erase wrinkles. New Yorkers are shelling out up to $9 for to-go cups of the stuff.

Review: Kick the grain save the brain

Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain, provides abundant evidence for the direct correlation between diet and brain health. He supports a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates.

Mali confirms eighth Ebola case

A Mali government spokesman on Monday night confirmed the country's eighth case of Ebola, and said health officials are currently monitoring an additional 271 people for the disease. Mali is now the sixth West African country to be dealing with the virus.

Botox parties rising in popularity Special

Although the internet has now moved on to a new cause célèbre, Renee Zellweger’s appearance on the red carpet at an Elle magazine event last month brought Botox back under the spotlight.

Still hope: Treatment funding sought for Delta boy with leukemia

A young man in Tsawwassen near Vancouver is sick with leukemia and conventional treatment options have not helped. His family hopes to take him to Seattle for experimental treatment that has shown results but need funding to get him there.

MN company recalls 1,200 pounds of ground beef over E. coli fears

More than 1,200 pounds of ground beef is being recalled due possible E. coli contamination. The suspected contamination was discovered during a routine inspection by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

How and where to volunteer at Thanksgiving or all year round

As Thanksgiving approaches are you thankful you can pay all your bills and buy groceries? Are you glad you can choose your leaders, have a free press and worship God freely? Want to volunteer to help others at Thanksgiving? Here are some ways.

Op-Ed: Let's talk turkey about your Thanksgiving turkey

Butterball has been a brand name associated with Thanksgiving since the 1940s, when one Ada Walker of Wyoming, Ohio trademarked the brand that was to become an American icon. As you sit down to eat it on Thursday, think about what you're doing first.

Victims of 1960s Thalidomide seek Canadian justice Special

Over fifty years after the drug, Thalidomide, was prescribed as a morning sickness treatment for pregnant women, their surviving children are campaigning for financial support from Canada's federal government.

New reports suggest that the rich are getting richer

According to recent data and news reports, it’s true that the rich are getting richer. While that revelation may not surprise many, the reason why could.

Op-Ed: Chiropractor College is ready once again for annual Turkey Trot Special

As families and friends prepare to gather for a meal on Thanksgiving Day, the students and faculty of Palmer Chiropractic College in San Jose will be busy helping to provide meals through the annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot fundraiser.

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

Bed bugs can transmit Chagas disease

Disturbingly, a new study suggests that bed bugs (such as triatomines) can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease.

100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the first time in her life

Just a few weeks before turning 101, Ruby Holt took a trip to the beach and saw the ocean for the first time in her life.

Op-Ed: The millions of polio sufferers who never existed

If you have heard that millions of people suffered from polio at any time in human history, you need to ask for a reliable source that could be verified on this claim.

Starbucks pumpkin Spice Latte: No spice or pumpkin?

A recent investigation led by Vani Har of Food Babe revealed that your favorite pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks aren’t made with spices or pumpkin, but a food scientist thinks you might want to keep it that way.

Op-Ed: Starting Holidays early with Tea — it's not just a Dickens thing Special

As the morning rain gave way to sunshine this afternoon, the organizers and staff of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair opening today were pleased to host their annual 'High Tea' for members of the press and their guests at 2 PM.

Op-Ed: Sergeant’s wife surprises him on the other side of the country

A military couple’s surprise reunion will leave you crying happy tears of joy right along with them, when you see what this wife did to her husband.

Madagascar plague kills 40 since August

A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed 40 people on the island, with 119 more people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since early August.

How cannabis will survive an apocalypse

Locked deep in an underground, insulated vault in a mountain on a remote Norwegian island lays the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV), whose sole purpose is to preserve genetic material, should an apocalyptic situation occur here on earth.

Op-Ed: Thanksgiving Dinner — Tips for safety in the kitchen

The holidays are a time of family get-togethers and sharing food and fun with loved ones. Basic safety practices can ensure that your holiday festivities will be accident free and safe for everyone involved.

Second successful face transplant performed at Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic has successfully transplanted 90 percent of an automobile accident victim’s face. The announcement came via twitter and then details of the 24 and a half hour long procedure were posted on the Clinic’s website.

Chicken juice helps pathogens to flourish

The food poisoning bacterium Campylobacter is relatively hardy in many kitchens. New research shows that the robustness is boosted by "chicken juice."

Op-Ed: San Francisco Sheriff determined to withstand 'shunning' by Mayor Special

City politics, especially in San Francisco has a reputation for sometimes being like a small town, intense, rudimentary and seemingly personal.

Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 40, WHO reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday a plague outbreak in Madagascar has infected 119 people so far, killing 40. The bacterial disease, transmitted by fleas, started in a village in Soamahatamana in August, and has now spread.

Supernova’s spectacular New Year’s Eve 2015 Party

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Novotel New York Times Square, featuring direct views of the midnight Ball Drop. With a heated terrace, private booths, open bar and great entertainment, it is the one place you want to be to ring in the new year.

Suspected Ebola blood vials stolen in Guinea robbery

A highway robbery in Guinea may have netted bandits more than they bargained for. The armed bandits stopped a minibus transporting nine passengers, taking a sealed container with blood vials from suspected Ebola patients.

Dealing with infertility Special

The holiday period can awkward for couples attempting to overcome infertility. To help families over this period, top specialist Dr. Marie Davidson, who is a fertility counselor, provides Digital Journal readers with some advice.

Affordable Care Act says 'quit smoking' Special

With the “Great American Smoke Out on November 20”, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine calls on insurers across the U.S. to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Digital Journal finds out more.

Gay gene discovered in controversial new study

The discovery of a gay gene or number of gay genes is giving more weight to the idea that people are born gay, rather than it being a lifestyle choice.

Op-Ed: Losing the war against obesity with bickering and bull

A combination of “issues” with body image, obesity, and truly grotesque nutritional issues are costing a fantastic amount of money. The health impact is colossal and no progress is being made in solving any of these issues.

Graco recalls 5 million strollers after baby finger amputations

Manufacturer of baby products, Graco, has recalled nearly 5 million strollers after reports of 11 full or partial finger tip amputations in toddlers.

U.K. couple together 70 years die side by side, ten minutes apart

A couple in the U.K. who were in love for 70 years, married for 65, died side by side at an old folks home in the U.K. this month. She was sick, he was not, but when she died he lay next to her and was gone, too, just 10 minutes later.
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