Bill Cosby has taken acupuncture for 20 years. He says he knows for certain it works well for him. But 40 years after the practice arrived in the United States, many U.S. insurers still refuse to cover the procedure, and sometimes even the ones who do will try to avoid paying the bill, acupuncturists say.
What do the NYC 2011 Comic Con conference, an atomic cockroach and high school students have in common? Together, they can improve literacy in high schools nationwide, says Prof. Michael Bitz, who thinks of himself as an entrepreneurial type of comic nerd.
Although 1,400 insect species are consumed in 13 different countries in the world, western populations shy away from insect- based delicacies – except for people like amateur chef Marc Dennis and Toloache Restaurant owner Julian Medina, who whips up a tangy cricket taco at his restaurant in midtown Manhattan.