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Sometimes you just have to put people in a smog chamber and dose them with diesel. For science.
From: Grist | By: Amelia Urry | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Yesterday was the first day in a month that I handled cash. For weeks everything I’ve purchased and paid for has been handled by digital means. Debit cards, direct debits and deposits, internet purchases – it’s all 1′s and 0′s … Continue...
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Ernesto Ramirez | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Our contributor in Mexico, Juan Tadeo, tells us how he became involved in Global Voices, what he likes to write about, and what he's learned of citizen journalism.
From: Global Voices | By: Diana Navarrete | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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How do I remain impartial between two warring factions? A few years ago I joined my workplace union. As I have worked my way into HQ, I have discovered two distinct factions. I have made many good friends on either side but it's getting difficult to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: krisb1701d | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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This post first appeared on TomDispatch.  En route back to Washington at the tail end of his most recent overseas trip, John Kerry, America’s peripatetic secretary of state, stopped off in France “to share a hug with all of Paris.” Whether Paris...
From: In These Times | By: Andrew J. Bacevich | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The spokesperson for Eastern District of Virginia has confirmed that the United States Justice Department's investigation into WikiLeaks continues. The confirmation came when asked to comment on search warrants that were served against Google for data...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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En route back to Washington at the tail end of his most recent overseas trip, John Kerry, America’s peripatetic secretary of state, stopped off in France “to share a hug with all of Paris.” Whether Paris reciprocated the secretary’s embrace went...
From: Truthout | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The strategists of the future are veterans, theologians, and entrepreneurs—but if we can't have them, better mediocrities than Cold War relics.
From: The American Conservative | By: Andrew J. Bacevich | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The Boy Scouts of America have agreed to settle a lawsuit by a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007.
From: Fox News | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The science behind what makes people scratch...
From: The Atlantic | By: David Linden | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Secrets tax preparers won't admit up frontGettyFrom fraud to ripoffs, the field of tax preparation is a magnet for some of the worst consumer abuses. Ways to protect yourself -- and your moneyMore on tax seasonWhich tax forms should you file?Overlooked...
From: Good News Now | Friday, January 30, 2015
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In monitoring the activities of foreign organizations, the DOJ often gives powerful political lobbies a pass.
From: The American Conservative | By: Philip Giraldi | Friday, January 30, 2015
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I spent last week in Cebu, the second largest city in T […]
From: Ethan Zuckerman | By: Ethan | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Like an all-night rager in the apartment upstairs or a crying infant on a red-eye, the Super Bowl is one of those ineluctable public occurrences that’s seemingly impossible to stop and difficult to ignore.
From: The Rumpus | By: J. Ryan Stradal | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Back in the 1980s, when I was working at The Rocky Mountain News (RIP, maybe) in Denver, I was in regular contact with press officials in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints both locally, especially during the building of the Colorado temple,...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The Community Advocate running features on Southborough residents, employees and the schools is nothing new. But, in the past three days, the website has posted a dozen new ones.
From: My Southborough | By: beth | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision prompted a week of stark contradictions. Thousands of anti-choice protesters descended on Washington while the House of Representatives passed HR7, a bill limiting insurance coverage...
From: Truthout | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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At some point, you may become involved in a school or community event. As part of the planning team, you have a say in the small details of planning for the big day, naturally. Even for an established event, there are so many areas in which you can green...
From: Offbeat Home | By: Leanne | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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We used to build things by Tom Sullivan As The Wire's Frank Sobotka once said, "We used to make shit in this country, build shit." But not lately. In a country whose population has grown by 235 million and where vehicle travel has increased by 2.2 trillion...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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You've committed to squeezing in a workout between your commute and your desk job, but before you embark on this new regimen, you want to know: when's the best time to exercise to ensure you're getting the most out of it? New research, recently covered...
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Brodwin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Insurgents are increasingly targeting local police and Afghan forces after most foreign troops withdrew at the end of last month...
From: Time | By: Naina Bajekal | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram's electric-shock studies showed that people will obey even the most abhorrent of orders. But recently, researchers have begin to question his conclusions—and offer some of their own....
From: The Atlantic | By: Cari Romm | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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I'm in grad school for a masters in counseling, and our teachers are telling us we need to join listservs and professional organizations, so we know what's happening in our field right now. My issue is this: I have limited time every day, and I'm ADHD....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: aaxelrod | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Many people in the Northeast are getting a rare work-from-home day Tuesday because of snow-related road and transit closures. Technology has made it easier for people in many sectors to work from home, and therefore has made it harder for them to enjoy...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Carl Bialik | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Netta Elzie unwittingly found herself a black female activist after Ferguson....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Berlatsky | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Would you walk up to a gallery wall made entirely of sweet-smelling dark chocolate and lick it, Willy Wonka style? These 13 (more!) edible art creations use ......
From: WebUrbanist | By: Steph | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A daring boy, he became an Olympic canoeist and a passionate teacher. A serious brain injury didn’t diminish his love of life.The post John Leslie Beedell, 1933-2014 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Rachel Browne | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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I have a child who is saying other kids are starting to bully him/her - what should I do? originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below is a response from Jon Davis, an educator and former Marine, on Quora. I teach middle and high school. I deal...
From: LilSugar | By: Quora | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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If sitting in a room full of people chanting the syllable "om" sounds a little too New Agey for your taste, here's some good news: There's a simple, practical alternative that can give you some of the same health benefits as yoga or meditation. Making...
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Brodwin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Nature and investing. On the surface, these things do not sound like they have a lot to do with each other. But to TEDster Katherine Collins, the two are intrinsically linked. After 18 years at Fidelity Investments, and while enrolled at Harvard Divinity...
From: TED Blog | By: Kate Torgovnick May | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up....
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Up next week: The President’s Budget. President Obama will release his budget  for fiscal year 2016 on Monday. The plan would increase spending above the sequester limits of  the Budget Control Act of 2011. Steep cuts were triggered in 2013 when...
From: TaxVox | By: Renu Zaretsky | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Your daily news update of the Cardinals and NFL Cardinals: Patriots Become Cardinals' HouseguestFor Super Bowl week, AFC champions practicing at Cards' Tempe facility Cardinals Blogs | Cards will take Washington absence into accountTeam is planning for...
From: Revenge of the Birds | By: Robert Norman | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual’s genetic make-up. At the heart of the...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Friday, January 30, 2015
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An Obama initiative seeks to channel a torrent of gene information into treatments for cancer, other diseases.U.S. President Barack Obama is proposing to spend $215 million on a “precision medicine” initiative the centerpiece of which will be a national...
From: MIT Technology Review | Friday, January 30, 2015
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President Obama’s precision medicine plan just got a bit more precise, and it has a $215 million price tag. Starting with that cash, his administration wants to build a massive national database to study long-term public health trends, gathering head-to-toe...
From: Xconomy | By: Alex Lash | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Executives from a handful of Bay State biotech firms will be in attendance this morning as President Barack Obama announces a $215 million plan to vastly expand efforts to personalize new cancer treatments to fit patients based on their genetics. The...
From: Boston Business Journal | By: Don Seiffert | Friday, January 30, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up....
From: Reuters | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Initiative to include cancer genomics, 1 million volunteer cohort study
From: Science Magazine | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Two bomb blasts target volunteer forces fighting ISIL in Iraq's Samarra.
From: Press TV | Friday, January 30, 2015
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We aren’t evaluated in a vacuum. We don’t encounter people in a vacuum, but in the midst of their lives, when they’ve had experiences we can only guess at. Whatever interactions we have with them they compare against those they’ve had with others....
From: Work Awesome | By: Jeff Maehre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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[Updated 1/30 2pm] Congratulations to Daniel Uribe, who won the Beijinger contest for a table of 10 at the official NFL Super Bowl party at Kerry Hotel Beijing! The NFL Super Bowl will be played Monday, February 2 at 7.30am Beijing time, with the NFC...
From: The Beijinger | By: Steven Schwankert | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Before your eyes glaze over, consider the following: The IRS might be hanging onto some of your money simply because you haven't asked for it yet. If you earned less than $52,427 last year, take the time this year to figure out whether you qualify for...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, January 30, 2015
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More than 90 volunteers assist Hunterdon Helpline’s various programs and services for seniors, low-income residents, ESL adult learners and at-risk populations. A new volunteer campaign is underway to add to those who already, unselfishly, give of...
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Hunterdon County Democrat | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Hundreds of volunteers, from social workers to elected officials, visited Pinellas' parks, day-labor agencies, soup kitchens and wooded campsites Thursday for the annual "Point in Time" homeless survey. The one-day snapshot provides an estimate of how...
From: Tampa Tribune | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Ukrainians Fighting UkrainiansForced military conscription (slavery is a better word) imposed on citizens of Ukraine has reached new heights recently. The government in Kiev now demands those forced into slavery to hand over their cars for military use....
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The grass isn’t always greener in the SEC. North Carolina State offensive coordinator Matt Canada was among three finalists to replace Mike Bajakian as the Tennessee Volunteers next offensive player-caller. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that Canada...
From: College Football Talk | By: Brent Sobleski | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Through Sunday San Antonio Boat & Travel Trailer Show: More than 300 watercraft including canoes and kayaks and 100 recreational vehicles and fishing gear vendors, Alamodome. Highlights include kids catfish tank, tackle workshops and boater educa......
From: San Antonio Express-News | By: John Goodspeed, For the Express-News | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Former Dallas Cowboys receiver and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin recently offered the New York Giants a little unsolicited advice regarding their rookie phenomenon, Odell Beckham Jr: Leave Beckham alone. Irvin, who got to work a bit with Beckham before...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Patricia Traina | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Vatican will offer homeless people in Rome not only showers but also haircuts and shaves when new facilities open next month, the head of Pope Francis' charity office said. The Vatican announced last year that it would provide shower facilities in...
From: Free Republic | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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