Contrary to what Vice Media
says in a post that's resurfaced online of late, drinking IPAs isn't going to give you "man boobs."
Other than the extra calories consumed from drinking beer, you probably don't have to worry too much as the level of phytoestrogen, found in hops and lots of other plants, is not enough to cause much concern.
Controversial former bar owner Jamie Pendleton, who recently won an appeal for being wrongfully evicted from his Daiquiri Factory bar space in downtown Spokane last year, won't back down. But even though he won the recent appeal over the eviction, and has been incredibly vocal on social media that he'll reopen the club/bar of "Date Grape Kool-Aid" infamy, Pendleton is also accused of stealing a bank card from a mailbox in Kootenai County and spending $1,000 with it. That pending trial could put a damper on things ... Oh yeah, and even though he's complained about lack of media coverage, he still refused to talk to KXLY for their story
Outdoor retailer REI is closing all its stores on Black Friday
this year, telling people to get outside and do something instead of hitting the mall. It also plans to pay its employees for the day, but they're not expected to come in to work. (Washington Post)
The U.S. literally tested the waters by sending a destroyer into the contested waters off China's manmade island chain
in the South China Sea. Dredging of the three islands being built atop reefs there has been going on since last year. The project has caused controversy as the sovereignty of the islands and waters are often disputed by multiple South Asian nations. (CNN)
The discovery of a rich grave of a warrior buried at the crux of European civilization, found on the southwest coast of Greece, could provide invaluable clues to how ancient civilizations, like the Greeks, came to the continent in the beginning. The rich artifacts of gold, silver and bronze indicate the warrior — dubbed the "Griffin Warrior" — was a decorated and revered subject in his time. Read all about the fascinating discovery on the New York Times' site