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5 Things You Need to Know Today: February 27, 2014

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Looking for a good debate to get your blood flowing before you sink into your sad office cubicle? Throw out one of these topics and see if you can get any bites.


Mayim Bialik Defends Breastfeeding (But Who Was Attacking It?)
Mayim Bialik, former child actress and star of The Big Bang Theory, apparently had
a little something to say about breastfeeding in a recent interview to promote her show. In short: Breastfeeding is not sexual–and it’s none of your business! Unless you were one of her fans who were treated to this photo (below) posted on her website. Photo: Bialik via Kveller


8 out of 10 Democrats Want Hillary to Run for Prez
Democrats spoke loud and clear recently in this new poll, saying overwhelmingly that they wanted to see Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2016. The response in favor of Hillary was more than it was for any other candidate–even compared to the Republican side, which not surprisingly has tamed its love affair with Chris Christie, according to the numbers.

Ben & Jerry’s Now Stuffing Their Pints with Something Special
Mark today as the beginning of the rest of your life. Ben & Jerry’s just came out with “Cores,” their new line of ice cream flavors that come with a fat center of hot fudge, caramel, or raspberry jam running straight down the middle. Choose from Hazed & Confused, Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter Fudge, and That’s My Jam. Brilliant!


More Than Half of U.S. States Are Considering Legalizing Pot
The money that Colorado’s raking in from pot legalization seems to have caught the attention of hungry politicians nationwide. According to The New York Times, more than half of U.S. states are now considering putting legalization on the ballot. Most likely to succeed? Hippyish Oregon and libertarian-leaning Alaska.


Delta Airlines Caters to Highest Priced Ticket Buyers
Oh, so you’re used to getting Delta SkyMiles for being a frequent flier? Yeah, about that… starting next year, Delta’s SkyMiles program will instead reward those who buy the most expensive tickets, and not who flies most often. Granted, this shouldn’t be too much of a shock. They already implemented a $2,500 minimum spend this year to even be eligible as a frequent flier. Nevertheless, we’re likely to see more carnage as U.S. airlines continue their desperate clawing for cash.

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