Daily Archive: July 29, 2013

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Sports

Steelers ready for football after bumpy offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds greets a group of youth football players as he goes to practice during NFL football training camp at the team training facility in Latrobe, Pa. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maurkice Pouncey is eager to talk about something other than his questionable choices in headwear. Like his job, mostly. The Pittsburgh Steelers center began training camp by apologizing again on Friday for being pictured wearing a baseball cap earlier this month supporting former college teammate Aaron Hernandez. Pouncey and twin brother Mike — who played with Hernandez at Florida — wore hats that read “Free Hernandez” during their co-birthday party in Miami. Hernandez is currently in jail in Massachusetts facing a murder charge in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. He has pleaded not guilty. No matter the context of the picture, Pouncey understands it was a poor choice.

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Lifestyle

Skip breakfast, lose weight? Not so fast

IHOP’s country fried steak and eggs comes with two eggs, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes for a total calorie count of 1,760. It also has 3,720 milligrams of sodium. (Photo IHOP/CSPI) (CNN) — Skipping breakfast doesn’t mean you’ll consume more calories later in the day, according to a new report from Cornell University. Researchers split 400 college-age students into two groups; they fed one group breakfast and the other no breakfast. They then tracked their eating habits throughout the day and measured the amount of calories they were consuming.

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People

DMX arrested, accused of driving under the influence   

DMX talks with FOX Carolina after he’s released from jail. (CNN Photo/WHNS) (CNN) — Rapper DMX has found himself behind bars again, this time with a DUI charge. Police in Greenville, South Carolina, pulled DMX over in a 1978 Plymouth station wagon on Thursday as he was driving erratically. DMX was given a field sobriety test and failed.

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Generation Y

Why millennials are leaving the church

(CNN) — At 32, I barely qualify as a millennial. I wrote my first essay with a pen and paper, but by the time I graduated from college, I owned a cell phone and used Google as a verb. I still remember the home phone numbers of my old high school friends, but don’t ask me to recite my husband’s without checking my contacts first. I own mix tapes that include selections from Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but I’ve never planned a trip without Travelocity. Despite having one foot in Generation X, I tend to identify most strongly with the attitudes and the ethos of the millennial generation, and because of this, I’m often asked to speak to my fellow evangelical leaders about why millennials are leaving the church.