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Don't Freak Out, But CFLs Might Not Be Great for Your Skin

Studies show CFLs emit some UV radiation, but claims of skin cancer you may have heard on Fox News are wildly overblown.


We're guessing you long ago swapped out those old incandescent light bulbs for power conserving compact florescent ones. The energy and overall cost savings are massive: CFLs burn 75 percent less energy and last 6 times as long.

New research out of Stony Brook University though raises some concerns about their impact on our skin—it seems CFLs emit ultraviolet radiation that damages human skin cells. So, while CFLs are certainly the green choice, users should take some precautions, says Dr. Miriam Rafailovich.

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Media Matters to Lunch with Rupert Murdoch: Will a Food Fight Erupt?

Liberal media watch dog Media Matters for America paid $86,000 in a charity action for its CEO to lunch with Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America followed the wisdom of that age-old adage when they paid $86,000 on a charity auction website to win a lunch with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (pictured above).

According to a press release on MMA's website, the nonprofit's founder David Brock and five invited guests will sit down for a "friendly lunch" with Murdoch, the conservative billionaire who owns Fox News. No date or restaurant has been set yet, nor has Brock announced which guests he'll bring or what he hopes they'll discuss.

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