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news of the weird 7/14/15

By Chuck Shepherd Update California inventor Matt McMullen, who makes the world’s most realistic life-sized female doll, the RealDoll (with exquisite skin texture and facial and body architecture, sells for $5,000 to $10,000, depending on customization), is working with engineers experienced in robotics to add animation—but according to a June New York Times report, faces […]

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Run for the Rosés

Pink picks from Italy to South Africa By Mike Rosenberg Photo: South Africa’s De Morgenzon “DMZ” 2013 Cabernet Rosé Many countries’ lesser-known indigenous red grapes produce highly tannic wines that are sometimes a little difficult to approach. Faced with such a situation, some producers are augmenting the production of these wines in a way that makes […]

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Chew on this: 07/14

Bad egg… or good egg? By Jayne Powers   Back in the day, when my mom reached for a carton of eggs at the grocery store, she only had one option: white eggs. OK, and maybe brown eggs. But except for size—medium, large and jumbo—there weren’t any other choices. It was just a quick peek […]

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What do you see?

Monday Morning Artists ‘reflect’ on inspiration By John Hamilton Photo: Yuki Hall, Grinnell Mill In the small village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, there is a library. As you go through the main entrance, you’ll notice a display case full of miscellaneous little pieces of arts and crafts, each created by someone in Yellow Springs, a […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/7

By Amy Alkon Dork Matter  I’m just out of a bad relationship and ready to start dating. I recently met a guy I liked at the mall. There was definitely a physical attraction, and we had a lot in common, but not an hour after we met, he sent me a text that said, “Miss […]

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The Docket: 07/07

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   The cops tho An officer responded to a report of a stolen cell phone. The victim said her boyfriend last used her cell phone in May, right before he was arrested. Since the arrest, the phone was in the custody of the […]

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Chew on this: 07/07

Hide the sugar By Jayne Powers   We eat it. Drink it. Sing about it. Scrub ourselves with it and find industrial uses for it. The all-around substance I’m referring to is the white stuff we know as sugar, or sucrose—a molecule responsible for wreaking havoc on the American diet. The average person, for example, […]

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Food for the soul

Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry marks 50 years of service By Jim Hannah Photo: The Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry was awarded the first ever area Hunger Heroes award; photo: Ken Standifer The year was 1968. Joyce Dauby, a volunteer with the Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry, found himself in a gritty section of the […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported in a June journal article that they have identified the specific prion resistance gene that appears to offer complete protection against mad cow disease and perhaps other neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s. The […]

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Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her groceries and paying to have her car fixed, and then I discovered by accident that she’d recently paid hundreds of dollars for hair extensions, beauty products and a facial. She isn’t the first girlfriend I’ve […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]