Starbucks eyes booze, food and technology to boost U.S. growth

(Reuters) – Starbucks Corp, aiming to give cooling U.S. traffic a jolt, on Thursday announced it will add beer, wine, and evening snacks to thousands of domestic cafes, widen lunch offerings and roll out mobile ordering. Such efforts are part of the world’s biggest coffee chain’s plan to broaden its appeal as a destination with consumers who are spending more time shopping online rather than in malls and Main Street stores. The company, which is […]

American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing

(Reuters) – A U.S. healthcare worker who may have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta early on Thursday for testing and observation, the hospital said. The patient, who has not been identified, was flown from West Africa and will be monitored to see if he or she has been infected with the virus, the hospital said. U.S. health officials this week designated 35 hospitals nationwide, including Emory, […]

Bill would cap Russian engines on U.S. satellite launches

(Reuters) – A compromise defense policy in Congress would bar the purchase of more Russian-made rocket engines to launch U.S. military satellites, clearing the way for competitive bids for 14 future launches, senior congressional aides said on Tuesday. The proposal is one of several new agreements included in a compromise version of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) filed in the House of Representatives and expected to be debated as early as this week. […]

Sony Pictures struggles to recover eight days after cyber attack

(Reuters) – Eight days after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio was still struggling to restore some systems on Tuesday evening as investigators combed for evidence to identify the culprit. Some employees at the Sony Corp entertainment unit were given new computers to replace ones that had been attacked with the rare data-wiping virus, which had made their machines unable to operate, according to a person with knowledge of Sony’s […]

Top Senate Republican sees possible major healthcare legislation

(Reuters) – The senior Senate Republican on Tuesday raised the possibility of Congress writing comprehensive if the Supreme Court next year strikes down a subsidy provision of Obamacare. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who will lead the chamber starting in January, told reporters: “If the court would rule the way they might, we could be in a very large comprehensive revisitation” of U.S. healthcare policy. The nation’s highest court is expected to rule by the […]

Andres Bonifacio’s Untold Stories

There is more to the man who was known to be a grotesque fighter who’d choose bolo over pen, wearing kamisa de tsino and red pants, the Father of Katipunan, named Andres Bonifacio, than what we have learned during our school days when we were studying Araling Panlipunan.  Let us review and study his life once more to understand better that the stereotyped Katipunero was not actually how he was portrayed to be.  We have […]

Studies Show Lungs of Smokers Similar to Those With Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels of an individual. According to Medical News Today, over 382 million people are diagnosed to be suffering from it. Some 10% are Type1 (those whose cells can’t produce insulin) and 90% are Type2 (those whose cells are producing insulin but are not functioning).  Recently, an online article by, suggested that people with diabetes have impaired lung function similar to that of  smokers. It concluded that diabetes […]

Ways on How A Non-Enthusiast of Book Develops Reading

Students are more likely to be obliged and encouraged to read books, unlike adults who prioritize work most of the time that they no longer have the chance to read. Most are also losing interest because of various emerging technologies that grab their attention.   But are these emerging technologies really causing improvement? Or is there a downside to it? How can we possibly improve our reading?  Or mabe, how can we renew our interest in […]