Yearly Archives: 2012

Unlucky In Shove

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“In love, it’s the little things that count, like keeping your boyfriend’s food warm while he’s in your closet talking to another woman.” By Amy Alkon My husband was a heavy-drinking, drug-taking, skirt-chaser who worked only sporadically, so I divorced him three years ago. He quit drinking and doing drugs, renounced skirt chasing and was…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Cash Grab

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By Christopher Lawrence Sure, producers split the final “Harry Potter” novel into two movies. But that book weighed more than many healthy newborns. And the “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” franchises followed suit. Because, hey, money! But carving the roughly 300 pages of “The Hobbit” into three movies — the first of which clocks in at…

Walmart Responds to Concerns of Sustainability

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By Mason Carr A University of Arkansas research organization that gathers information on consumer goods’ sustainability has been ranked as one of the top 10 world-changing ideas of 2012. Scientific American recognized the Sustainability Consortium in their December issue as one of the potential “game changers” that are “not pie-in-the-sky notions but practical breakthroughs that…

Healthy Vending Spreading In NWA

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Healthy Vending

Staff Report Fresh Healthy Vending has launched in Northwest Arkansas through franchise owners Dennis and Carla Laing. The Laings currently have 20 Fresh Healthy Vending machines installed throughout the area, and wish to expand by installing additional machines, which offer the option of healthy, natural snacks and beverages such as smoothies, soymilk, fruit, vegetables, yogurt,…

Slow Food? Chances Are You’re Already A Fan!

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Slow Food

By Quinn Montana ’Tis the season for … food! The winter holidays of every sort are upon us. Did you eat a traditional family meal at Thanksgiving with grandma’s family-legacy stuffing or Auntie Mame’s made-from-scratch chocolate cream pie? Would it just not be the holidays without Uncle Joe’s famous gumbo? If you’re like most Americans,…

Call to the End-of-the-World-as-We-Know-It Order

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Drop Quote: “Bureaucratic committees cannot match the capabilities of enlightened, determined individuals. … You know who you are. Don’t wait to be called to order. “ Dear Editor: The Human Condition over its history has been measured by the threat of catastrophes and or the redemption therefrom. Of late, the Mayan calendar has morphed into…