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Parasite alert issued for salads, U.K. blamed for crippling donkeys, teen ripped out relative's eyes and more

• Aug 1, 2018 at 12:37 PM

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THE DAILY BEAST: Parasite alert issued for salads sold by Krogers, Walgreens and Trader Joe's

Maybe the healthy choice might not be so healthy? Federal officials are warning American consumers not to buy more than two dozen types of salad and wraps sold by the Kroger supermarket chain, Trader Joe’s, and Walgreens because of concerns about a possible parasite contamination.

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THE BIG THINK: Trump’s not the problem. He’s a symbol of 4 bigger issues.

If the problem was just Trump it wouldn’t be happening in other places around the world, says political scientist Ian Bremmer. All sorts of advanced industrial democracies have people getting angrier and voting more and more against the establishment.

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NATURE: How the evidence stacks up for preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease has long been considered an inevitable consequence of ageing that is exacerbated by a genetic predisposition. Increasingly, however, it is thought to be influenced by modifiable lifestyle behaviours that might enable a person’s risk of developing the condition to be controlled.

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USA TODAY: Teen ripped out relative's eyes with his bare hands, police say

A 74-year-old man's eyes were gouged out during a Friday assault in Rochester, Minnesota, according to local media reports.

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ONE COOL THING: Obese tourists from U.S., U.K. blamed for crippling donkeys in Greece, activists say

A representative for the animal rights group Help the Santorini Donkeys recently told the Mirror that locals have been forced to begin breeding their donkeys with stronger mules to make it easier for them to carry what the Mirror calls “fatter tourists..”

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