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Monthly Archive:: March 2011

Pack Mentality: Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking?

With more than 5 million people dying each year from its effects, tobacco smoking is one of the leading causes of death around the world. Even with the Surgeon General’s warnings, the number of smokers remains high, and according to the FDA, 50 percent of the people who recover from lung cancer surgery start smoking again afterwards. Here, we explore exactly what causes the difference between one puff and a habitual post-dessert drag.

Diddy is world’s richest rapper

If you need to borrow some money, we suggest asking Diddy. Forbes Magazine just released their latest list of the wealthiest hip-hop stars and Diddy claimed the Number One slot with a net worth of $475 million. Yes, you read that right, Diddy is reportedly worth almost half a billion dollars.

How did Forbes determine this? Well, Diddy has stake in Bad Boy Records and Sean John clothing as well as a portion of Ciroc Vodka. Jay-Z is right behind him with a net worth of $450 million; Hova sold his stake in Rocawear clothing in 2007 for $204 million and three years ago he signed a ten-year $150 million deal with Live Nation. Oh, and Jay also owns part of the New Jersey Nets and a line of nightclubs.