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You'd think running a farm and supplying CSA boxes to 500 people would be enough to keep you busy. It is. But Lindsey Shute realized that other young people were encountering the same difficulties she and her husband were as beginning farmers, so she...
From: Epicurious | By: Joanne Camas | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Codes of ethical journalism aren't one-size-fits-all. The Online News Association is creating guidelines to help new journalism projects and journalists find what works best.
From: Global Voices | By: Laura Morris | Monday, August 18, 2014
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In centuries gone by the best you could hope for in the case of an aching tooth would be that someone would yank it out, but thanks to modern medicine we can detect cavities and fill them before they start to cause any pain at all. Of course, the drilling...
From: Times and Seasons | By: Nathaniel Givens | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Can’t take a selfie with a big cat, due to bans on the practice or the unavailability of an obliging lion? Wildlife fans with deep pockets were able to get perhaps the next best thing to a photo, after one animal fundraising group auctioned off jeans...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Monday, August 18, 2014
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The World Well-Being Project uses Facebook updates to correlate language with personality traits...
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Police came under “heavy gunfire” and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. “Not...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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When Kim Goodsell discovered that she had two extremely rare genetic diseases, she taught herself genetics to help find out why....
From: Miller McCune | By: Ed Yong | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."...
From: The Atlantic | By: Elizabeth Limbach | Monday, August 18, 2014
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NORFOLK Her dark hair is pulled back in a tight ponytail. She's wearing a black tank top, black running shoes and a white visor. On the brick steps next to the American flag in front of her house in West Ghent, she switches on her iPod, slips her earphones...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Polls show that most Israelis supported the launch of Operation Protective Edge
From: Time | By: Claire McCormack | Monday, August 18, 2014
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We were having small talk when a scruffy-looking man with baggy jeans walked through the door. “Hey Té!” he chimed through crooked teeth. It was the slick-talking 30-something-year-old from around the way. He was jobless, and seemingly unmotivated....
From: Clutch Magazine | By: Shanté Booker | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange is a notorious figure even now, two years after he disappeared through the doors of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He’s been living inside its building ever since, granted diplomatic immunity by Ecuador in August...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Echo Fain | Monday, August 18, 2014
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The following lesson was adapted for a small group of children age 5-10.  The students discover that Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous and blameless before God in a time that God had been silent for 400 years.  Believers can trust God to keep...
From: Ministry to Children | By: Kelly Henderson | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Dennis and Danielle McClung have turned is broken swimming pool into a self-contained ecosystem that pumps out veggies and fish. Beat that!...
From: Grist | By: Sara Bernard | Monday, August 18, 2014
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The gun control movement has made significant gains in recent years, but the NRA remains king of the hill
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Justine McDaniel | Monday, August 18, 2014
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At a hospice in Nashville, volunteers sing hymns and lullabies to the dying. They're part of a national organization that uses music to soothe life's final passage.
From: NPR | By: Emily Siner | Sunday, August 17, 2014
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The situation in Ferguson seemed briefly like it was getting better last Thursday, but that didn't last long. Over the weekend, the militarized and threatening police fired tear gas at protestors and continued to escalate the situation, rather than de-escalate...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Some of the best analyses lie not in the field of economics, but in books like The Giver—dystopian tales sitting on shelves marked Young Adult....
From: The Atlantic | By: Shannon Chamberlain | Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Some of the best analyses lie not in the field of economics, but in books like The Giver—dystopian tales sitting on shelves marked Young Adult....
From: The Atlantic | By: Shannon Chamberlain | Sunday, August 17, 2014
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 RI PHILHARMONIC MUSIC TOGETHER CLASSES Monday, September 9, 9:30am or 10:30am @ WEAVER Our East Providence neighbor, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, is offering this early childhood music and movement program for children birth through age 5 and the...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Pullers wanted for the MS Jet Pull at T.F. Green Airport   WARWICK, R.I., July 21, 2014 - The MS Jet Pull will be held Sept. 27, 2014, at T.F. Green Airport. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this unique event as teams of 25 people pull an...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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From commentor Original Lee: Here is a photo of our two rescue dogs, Layla (left) and Lucky (right). We are dormant volunteers with Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue. These two and their issues are part of the reason why we’re dormant! After a lot of...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Jason Kottke of the always informative and entertaining kottke.org just posted a very interesting look at the genesis of UK law enforcement. In 1829, the UK government shifted policing from a paramilitary force comprised mainly of volunteers to an organized...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave
From: Taiwan News | By: By JIM SALTERAssociated Press | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves....
From: Denver Post | By: Jim Salter Associated Press | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Four Georgia lawyers who have represented protesters affiliated with Atlanta's Occupy movements were headed to Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday as volunteer legal observers. Mawuli Davis of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, who describes himself as an activist attorney,...
From: Free Republic | By: The Daily Report | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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WEST BARNSTABLE — Volunteers to help the Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team are being sought for all type of jobs, from board members to photography to Web design, according to a statement from the team.
From: Cape Cod Times | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Do what you’re good at. Using your “signature strengths” — those qualities you are uniquely best at, the talents that set you apart from others — makes you stress less: The more hours per day Americans get to use their strengths to do what...
From: Time | By: jakeomansoor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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I have recently been asked to look after the books temporily for a small not for profit sports club in Christchurch New Zealand. I noticed that they had entered transferring of money from the current account into a investment account (fixed term bank...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: nicola | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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More than a dozen shivering members and officers of the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp took the Ice Bucket Challenge today and challenged Hoboken firefighters and police, as well as Stevens Institute of Technology police.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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by Benjamin Wachs On the first Tuesday in August, the staff and volunteers of Burning Man's media team come together to prep for the big event. It is 20 days out, close enough that they are already worried about staying hydrated.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe...
From: SF Weekly | By: Benjamin Wachs | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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San Diego Charger players' tweets and Instagram photos showcase how they engage with fans and give back to the community. If you find the time -- or the need -- to relax your brain and step away from pre-season analyzing and speculating, scroll on down....
From: Bolts from the Blue | By: Jenna Little | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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SEE Turtles, a non-profit wildlife conservation travel operator, is teaming up with leading organic cereal company Nature’s Path to bring families to Costa Rica to volunteer with a sea turtle conservation project in 2015. Six winners (3 in Canada...
From: Adventure Travel News | By: ATN Editor | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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The National Teen Library Lock-in grew out of an event coordinated by Jennifer Lawson from San Diego County Library in 2011 and has become a popular celebration that connects teens and librarians across the country. Youth services librarian Claudia Haines...
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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The year-end layoffs that Cisco confirmed last week should not have shocked anyone. Although the layoff will be big, 8% of the workforce or 6,000 people, this was the fourth year in a row that Cisco ended its fiscal year by telling employees to watch...
From: Business Insider | By: Julie Bort | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Mexico is upset that Governor Rick Perry sent the National Guard to the border to stop illegal immigrants from crossing. A statement from Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in no uncertain terms, that the country “rejects” tactics being used to secure...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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As access to medical information becomes more democratized, patients have new power to investigate their problems....
From: The Atlantic | By: Ed Yong | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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High radiation levels mean there aren't many places you can dump your Marcellus shale fracking waste. Michigan, residents discover, is one of them....
From: Grist | By: Heather Smith | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Provocative commentary sparked by Ferguson
From: ColorLines | By: Carla Murphy | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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If you're looking for a leisurely afternoon read, check out this article on a woman who taught herself genetics to understand two rare diseases she'd been diagnosed with, and then used her newfound knowledge to link the two: Kim was convinced that she...
From: The Stranger | By: Cienna Madrid | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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In the wake of last Saturday’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, there have been repeated demands for the release of the name of the police officer who fatally shot the unarmed man.  No investigation of the shooting has taken...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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The biggest complaint about the U.S. tax system is that it gives Uncle Sam too much of our money. There are lots of contenders for the next biggest tax complaint. One, however, is getting special attention right now. It's the dissatisfaction with the...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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A daylight murder and a spate of anti-Semitic incidents have the North Miami Beach community on edge.
From: JTA | By: Anthony Weiss | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is It's the excessive force, stupid: Tonight, Republicans in Alaska head to the polls to select a nominee to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, in one of the key races that will determine who wins a majority in the Senate...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Volunteers help set up shows featuring African crafts
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Janice De JesusCorrespondent | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Sacramento Stand Down, a three-day effort to help homeless veterans, needs volunteers.
From: Sacramento Bee | By: Bill Lindelof | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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August 20, 2014 1:00 AMFISHING parrot fish out of the waters near southern Singapore's Pulau Seringat is a memory that Mr Richard Kuah deeply cherishes....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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