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Good day, bad day: May 17, 2012
Java addicts celebrate new coffee research, while the graffiti world loses a beloved piece of street art — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Don't put down that cup o' joe just yet: A new study shows that drinking coffee can prevent certain diseases and may also be good for the brain.
Don't put down that cup o' joe just yet: A new study shows that drinking coffee can prevent certain diseases and may also be good for the brain.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Pinning
Pinterest's valuation jumps from $200 million to $1.5 billion thanks to a new round of financing. [Newser]

Coffee fiends
The most comprehensive study to date finds that drinking coffee may decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes — and help you live longer. [Discovery News

Fairy-tale weddings
Disneyland Tokyo announces that it will allow same-sex couples to get married in the theme park. [Death & Taxes

BAD DAY FOR:

Guerilla graffiti
Banksy's famous "parachuting rat" street art is destroyed by workers doing construction on a cafe in Melbourne, Australia. [The Daily What

Occupy TED
TED organizers, who sponsor brainy conferences on everything from climate change to innovation, earn criticism for failing to publish video of a TED talk about income inequality. [The Billfold

Wrong numbers
Two Alaska women face possible charges after they accidentally texted a state trooper about their plans to buy alcohol in a town where it's illegal. [Huffington Post]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: May 16, 2012

 

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