The Week: What You Missed

Oakland residents rallied, a new study linked too much booze to breast cancer, and Jessica Simpson announced she’s got a bun in the oven via Twitter, naturally.

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Sunday, October 30| A state of emergency was declared in 13 New York counties as the wrath of winter storm Alfred paralyzed transportation, while Syracuse didn’t receive a single flake. Enjoy it now kids, because that probably won’t be the case ever again.

And just when you thought Americans couldn’t get any fatter, the National Confectioner’s Association stated that candy sales in America hit a new record this Halloween.

Monday, October 31| To celebrate Halloween, Google’s doodle featured a time-lapse pumpkin carving video. Some of the pumpkins carved weighed over 1,000 pounds. We get it, Google, you’re huge.

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Kim Kardashian not only filed for divorce from husband Kris Humphries, she did the unthinkable and unfollowed him on Twitter. The nerve. This clearly is serious now.

Tuesday, November 1| In other superficial celebrity news, Jessica Simpson announced via Twitter she was going to be a “mummy.”

A couple of banks have been dropping debit card purchasing fees. Finally, they realize people don’t like to pay to spend their own money.

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Wednesday, November 2| People of Oakland, CA traveled back in time to the site of the general strikes of 1946. Thousands of residents, students, and professionals rallied with Occupy Oakland against the transit of cargo.

Ever have a hard time finding that one email you sent? Google revamped its mail homepage this week allowing users to manage chain messages more easily.

Thursday, November 3| Lady Gaga announced the birth of her Born This Way Foundation. Gaga hopes this organization will “lead youth into a braver new society where each individual is accepted and loved as the person they were born to be.”

A new study released states that high alcohol intake might cause breast cancer. As if that report will stop you from taking an extra shot at Chuck’s tonight…

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