Shaq: Heat will be back, LeBron hate was fair

Shaquille O’Neal guarantees that the Miami Heat will return to the NBA Finals and says the harsh treatment of LeBron James was fair. The last time the Miami Heat won a title, Shaquille O’Neal was playing alongside Dwyane Wade. The next time the Heat compete for a ring? O’Neal will be weighing in from the studio. And one of O’Neal’s first acts after officially signing up to join the TNT crew, the Sun-Sentinelreports, was to…

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Menu descriptions that make me salivate

I study menus every night, so I should be immune to their literary charms. However, a few well chosen words can hook me like a fish going after a brightly colored lure. Menus that merely list ingredients, and that seems to be a growing trend, are missing out on prime marketing opportunities. The right adjectives can create positive enticements for diners to order a particular dish. Here are some of the words that make me…

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What to Eat to Beat Skin Cancer

You got the pale-is-the-new-tan memo years ago and have the sun smarts to prove it. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and women age 39 and under have a higher probability of developing its most serious form, melanoma, than they do any other invasive cancer except breast cancer. Yep; knew that. Slather on waterproof sunscreen before you exercise, sport floppy broad-brimmed hats at the beach, stay out of midday rays,…

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Review

After he’s cleared of sexual harassment at the end of the classic Simpsons episode, Homer Badman, Homer J. Simpson turns to his wife, and gleefully announces, “Marge, my friend, I haven’t learned a thing.” Michael Bay is Homer Simpson. Not superficially, of course – he has a gorgeous head of lovely, flowing hair, and he’s not yellow. But when it comes to avoiding the same mistakes that beset 2009’s Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen for…

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Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi set to resign after losing confidence

ITALIAN Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will resign after passage of a key budget bill. The announcement capped a tumultuous day that saw the crucial budget vote pass parliament but fail to win the support of an absolute majority and thus maintain Mr Berlusconi’s legitimacy as leader. It also followed weeks of political and legal tumult for Mr Berlusconi, leader of a center-right coalition and a prominent figure on the world stage. The Italian President’s office…

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Unnatural selection: Zoo splits up gay penguins

A SAME-SEX relationship between two African penguins at a Canadian zoo is to be broken up by keepers who want them to breed. Pedro, 10, and Buddy, 20, have formed a close bond since their arrival at Toronto Zoo in May as part of a breeding program, the National Post reported. “The two girls have been following them, we just have to get the boys interested in looking at them,” Tom Mason, curator of birds…

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UN atomic agency has ‘serious concerns’ on Iran’s nuclear activities

THE UN atomic agency has “serious concerns” about Iran’s nuclear activities amid “credible” information Tehran may have worked on developing nuclear weapons. “The agency has serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program,” the keenly awaited International Atomic Energy Agency report said. “After assessing carefully and critically the extensive information available to it, the agency finds the information to be, overall, credible. “This information indicates that Iran has carried out activities relevant to…

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December interest rate cut odds-on as more lose jobs

ANOTHER interest-rate cut in December is at “odds on” after an influential report showed the number of people out of work surged. The report, by Roy Morgan Research, found unemployment is now running at 8.6 per cent, up a whopping 0.9 per cent in October and suggesting more than one million Australians are out of work for the first time since 2002. A further 848,000 people are also classified as “under-employed”, defined as part-time workers…

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