"Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down"

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Green Nail Salons Smell a Trend

Workers suffer through long exposure to toxic chemicals, carcinogens

(Newser) - The booming nail salon business has a booming subcategory: green salons. Besides helping the planet, the ecofriendly establishments are healthier than traditional salons for manicurists and other workers, who are exposed to a multitude of toxic chemicals used in their work. “The cost of course is more,” says... More »

McCain, Palin Both Oppose Teen Pregnancy Programs

Both support abstinence-only sex ed

(Newser) - Pregnancies in 17-year-olds like Bristol Palin are something John McCain and his running mate, her mother, agree on: neither believes the government should support sex education and pregnancy-prevention programs, other than encouraging abstinence, in schools. "The explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support," Sarah Palin wrote in... More »

Sarah Bio an Instant Bestseller

Obscure book by Fairbanks journalist leaps into Amazon Top 20

(Newser) - An obscure biography of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin by a Fairbanks author has rocketed to the bestseller list. Now the media is scrambling for interviews with Alaska author and journalist Kaylene Johnson, reports the Fairbanks Daily News Miner. "It's been a wild ride," said Johnson, who met with... More »

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