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The most nightmarish scenarios of California's dry future are unlikely to happen. Still, the state must use the crisis as a wakeup call to use water more smartly....
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A major river in Miaoli, bone dry after three years of drought.In case you were wondering about the effect of Chinese tourism on Taiwan, wonder no more. This edition of our regularly irregular feature, Paper on Parade, takes a look at The Economic, Carbon...
From: The View from Taiwan | By: Michael Turton | Monday, April 27, 2015
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It's not just corporations responding to pressure to disclose the carbon footprint of their supply chains; WRI, the U.S. GSA, and the EICC have agreed to disclose supply chain emissions, as well....
From: GreenBiz | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Ever since Evo Morales took office nine years ago, becoming Bolivia’s first indigenous president, he has been celebrated worldwide as a beacon of social and economic justice. The spectacular success of his “process of change” in reducing poverty...
From: In These Times | By: Linda Farthing | Monday, April 27, 2015
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* **Tim Worstall**: We Really, Seriously, Don't Want Currency Manipulation Provisions In Trade Deals * **Dan Drezner**: This Wasn’t the PhD Advice You Were Looking for * **Philip Sandifer**: Guided by the Beauty of Their Weapons: An Analysis of Theodore...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A Burbank doctor, with support from the AMA, says the Medical Board of California violated his patients’ privacy by checking his prescription practices in a state database without a court order. The board says it needs the ready access to protect patients...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jodie Tillman | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Although it was nearly a year in the making, the largest collapse in U.S. higher education finally occurred Sunday, as embattled for-profit education chain Corinthian Colleges Inc. – the operator of Everest University, Heald College and WyoTech –...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Most Consumerist readers consider themselves savvy and resistant to marketing messages and sales pitches. Even then, be cautious when accepting free stuff or cash in exchange for sitting through a time-share presentation. One couple received such an...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, April 24, 2015
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As consumers slowly lose interest in diet beverages and in sodas overall, PepsiCo is out to follow changes in consumers’ sweetener tastes. One change is that people just aren’t into aspartame as much as they used to be, due to a combination of flavor...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, April 24, 2015
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While the common hormonal disorder polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can inhibit pregnancy, one of the most underestimated obstacles in fertility is inflammation— specifically the type that results from diet....
From: Fox News | By: Jennifer Landa | Monday, April 27, 2015
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An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.
From: Fox News | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.
From: Fox News | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I'm finally emotionally ready to date with the aim of starting an actual relationship, but my life situation isn't there yet. How can I plan my life for a solid, equitable relationship, and how should I approach dating?I haven't been in a serious relationship...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cotton dress sock | Monday, April 27, 2015
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My old computer died. How do I sync my iPhone to a new computer without losing all of my new photos and videos?My old computer died and you all helped me figure out how to obtain my data from cloud backup. It took me a long time to get it and I now have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: anya32 | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I've been in software for about two decades. It's been a depressing ride. How can I find a better place?My history includes the company where the owner beat his wife. The place where I got a 7 cent raise after two years because "We learned long ago not...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: porkpop | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Alain meditates on the navel It was the month of June, the morning sun was emerging from the clouds, and Alain was walking slowly down a Paris street. He observed the young girls: every one of them showed her naked navel between trousers belted very...
From: New Yorker | By: Milan Kundera | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Few phrases are duller than “corporate restructuring.” So you can be forgiven if your eyes glazed over when, two weeks ago, Jeff Immelt, G.E.’s C.E.O., announced that the company was going to sell off most of G.E. Capital, its financial-services...
From: New Yorker | By: James Surowiecki | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Once upon a time, before “The Sopranos” broke the monopoly, PBS was America’s primary source for prestige television. With little competition, the network perfected that brand, as exemplified by “Masterpiece Theatre,” an oracular phrase used...
From: New Yorker | By: Emily Nussbaum | Monday, April 27, 2015
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ColumnYou can’t outrun a bad diet, but big food companies want you to think you can. A healthy lifestyle is one that involves eating well and getting regular physical activity. You don’t need to be a scientist to know that. But are we sold a myth...
From: EcoSalon | By: Anna Brones | Monday, April 27, 2015
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by Frederic Filloux At last October’s introduction of the new iPad Air, the creators of a clever iOS app named Replay were invited on stage. To get there, they went through a selection process that illustrates Apple’s perfectionism — and hidden...
From: Monday Note | By: Frédéric Filloux | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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After a cold week that brought rain, sleet and a little snow we finally have sunshine. It was sunny but …Continue reading →...
From: So Many Books | By: Stefanie | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Why the Missouri city—despite hosting a multinational corporation—relied on municipal fees and fines to extract revenue from its poorest residents...
From: The Atlantic | By: Walter Johnson | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Our roundtable discusses 'High Sparrow,' the third episode of the fifth season...
From: The Atlantic | By: Christopher Orr | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Loretta Lynch's confirmation as U.S attorney general was a crucial victory for a group of women whose influence is seldom appreciated....
From: The Atlantic | By: Theodore R. Johnson | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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"The satire is quite soft," Mar says of his new work
From: People | By: Caris Davis | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Macklemore's pregnant love shared insight into her birthing process
From: People | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The former governor has cut down on carbs prior to an anticipated White House run
From: People | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Jessica Simpson is a new godmother to Cacee Cobb’s newest addition. Cobb and Simpson are close, and Simpson shared the news on her Instagram page on Friday, according to Hello Magazine. The singer showed off the new arrival, Wilder Frances Faison,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Regina Avalos | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A British newly-wed couple have told how they ran for their lives and clung desperately to ice axes rammed in to the ground to survive a terrifying wall of snow on Mount Everest in the wake of the Nepal earthquake. Alex Schneider and Sam Chappatte, both...
From: Free Republic | By: Telegraph | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The UN Children's Fund has opened a first of its kind Children and Youth Zone in Bulgaria's Sliven. Activities of the new center will be mainly aimed at helping children that have had problems with authorities, vulnerable youth and children at risk....
From: Novinite | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Hello! Here's what you need to know for Monday. 1. The death toll from Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years, which struck on Saturday, has now climbed above 3,200. 2. A new video from Mount Everest shows what a deadly avalanche triggered by Saturday's...
From: Business Insider | By: Dina Spector | Monday, April 27, 2015
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We talk to professional photographer Julian Calverley about making art with a phone -- and the importance of Instagram. See the photo on the linked site: Julian Calverley Taking photos has long been one of the main selling points of the iPhone, but mobile...
From: Free Republic | By: C-Net | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A new video from Mount Everest base camp shows people fleeing from Saturday's deadly avalanche that left at least 17 dead and 61 injured. "The ground is shaking," one man says as the avalanche approaches. Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years — which...
From: Business Insider | By: Peter Jacobs | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Researchers from three US national labs—Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)—have performed the first, fully integrated assessment of the quality and yield...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, April 27, 2015
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By Ralph Nader The pro-big business President Barack Obama and his corporate allies are starting their campaign to manipulate and pressure Congress to ram through the “pull-down-on-America” Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and foreign investment...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is no stranger to the real estate market — he’s been called “the nation’s most avid trophy-home buyer” and has all but taken over entire neighborhoods in Malibu and the Lake Tahoe area. When asked by CNBC in...
From: The Real Deal | By: ChrisC | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Magical, brave, eccentric, adventurous -- these are the words friends of Dan Fredinburg used to describe the adventurer killed while hiking Mt. Everest during the Nepal earthquake Saturday....
From: CNN | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Rescue crews airlifted survivors from the Mount Everest base camp on Sunday after Nepal’s worst earthquake in 81 years triggered a series of avalanches....
From: New York Times | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Aftershocks hinder rescue efforts in the Himalayan nation after a devastating 7.8 magnitude quake near KathmanduThousands need shelter in country little able to copeAftershocks hinder rescue effortsEverest base camp looked like it had been ‘flattened...
From: The Guardian | By: Bridie Jabour | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The same-sex marriage case being heard by the Supreme Court raises political questions. Public opinion on the subject has changed dramatically, and it will be interesting to see how the Republican presidential contenders come down on the issue.
From: NPR | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Public opinion on the subject of gay marriage has changed dramatically, and it will be interesting to see how the Republican presidential contenders come down on the issue.
From: NPR | By: Cokie Roberts | Monday, April 27, 2015
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People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A key to fighting off debilitation is to find activities you can do when ones you have done become difficult or impossible. Weight loss helps, too....
From: New York Times | By: JANE E. BRODY | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The state’s reasoning applies to four cases that the Supreme Court will take up on Tuesday....
From: New York Times | By: JESSE WEGMAN | Monday, April 27, 2015
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For children who are American citizens, the threat of mom or dad’s deportation exacts a terrible price....
From: New York Times | By: ROBERTO SURO and MARCELO M. SUÁREZ-OROZCO | Monday, April 27, 2015
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