Day: March 4, 2012

TOP STORY Study: Exotic African Fruit Extract Melts Away Pounds, Inches — And Weight Loss Isn’t the Best Part, Say Doctors

Move Over Weight Watchers, an exotic super fruit called ‘African Mango’ is quickly becoming America’s hottest new way to lose weight. And much to the chagrin of the nation’s $40 billion-dollar diet industry, which sells outrageously expensive surgical procedures and drugs that have done little, if anything, to trim America’s ever-growing collective waistline.  Indeed, interest […]

Interesting and Fun Facts

There are times when you’re walking that the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight, and when you’re running, it can be three or four times your weight. Pure water (H2O) does not conduct electricity on its own. You forget 90% of your dreams. The Queen of England, who […]

The 10 Companies That Profit Most From War

This post originally appeared at 24/7 Wall St. Global sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest defense contractors increased in 2010 to $411.1 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The increase reflects a decade-long trend of growing military spending. Since 2002, total arms sales among the 100 […]

PAKISTAN: More Muslim than the Muslims

By Rabab Fizah and Anna Thorning The persecution of Ahmadis, a black listed minority sect of Islam, continues and during the first two months of this year three members from the minority sect, the Ahmadis, were murdered in target killings. In response to the persecutions in an effort to prove […]

The Holy Teaching Power of Laughter

Source: The Huffington Post Author: Homayra Ziad When I was young, a teacher came regularly to my home to teach me Quranic Arabic. Almost every kid in my community had a religious teacher or went to a Muslim Sunday school — and frankly, most of my friends couldn’t wait to […]

Hamas rattles the Resistance Axis

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star The decision last week by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas to abandon its external headquarters in Damascus and support Syrians demonstrating for the removal of Bashar Assad’s regime is noteworthy on several levels. All of them affirm the vulnerable and changing nature of […]