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Changing The Way We Think Of Deadlines

Sep 01, 14 Changing The Way We Think Of Deadlines

Posted by in Science

There are some people who love deadlines. Then there are those people who completely freak at the thought of deadlines. Regardless of whether we love the deadline, hate it, or simply live with it, how we think about deadlines actually may help us to better and more effectively reach our goals.

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World Alzheimer’s Month: 5 Brain-Health Tips From Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

Sep 01, 14 World Alzheimer’s Month: 5 Brain-Health Tips From Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

During World Alzheimer’s Month, take steps to care for your most vital organ. As a fitness expert and neurosurgeon, Dr. Brett Osborn says he appreciates the growing public interest in general health and fitness. Now, he says, that attention needs to extend to arguably our most essential organ – the brain.

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We’re Not Data, We’re Just Friends

Sep 01, 14 We’re Not Data, We’re Just Friends

Posted by in Technology

Seventy-five years ago, on August 26, 1939, an experimental New York TV station for the first time broadcast a professional baseball game. The Brooklyn Dodgers, playing at Ebbets Field, split a double-header with the Cincinnati Reds. In the stands, 33,000 people cheered. A paltry 3,000 early-TV geeks watched at home, peering into screens the width of a toaster.

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Fickle Ice May Explain Franklin Ghost Ship Mystery

Sep 01, 14 Fickle Ice May Explain Franklin Ghost Ship Mystery

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One of the many mysteries of the lost Franklin expedition is the story of a three-masted ghost ship that Inuit hunters saw drifting southward in deadly silence. Before the last of Sir John Franklin’s 128 men died on their ill-fated mid-19th century mission to navigate the entire Northwest Passage, one of his officers wrote a brief note describing where they had abandoned their ships.

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Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

Sep 01, 14 Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

Posted by in Education, Health

Cardiovascular disease is not shared equally across socioeconomic classes, as wealthier people are less prone to poor heart health. Some studies of cholesterol, one of the risk factors for heart disease, have linked higher cholesterol levels to lower socio-economic status, yet other studies have come to the opposite conclusion. What’s the truth?

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, But Is It Stronger?

Aug 31, 14 Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, But Is It Stronger?

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

Mark Twain said, "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." In the US, the movie industry is a multi-billion dollar business. In fact, according to The Numbers, 2013 saw a total revenue of $10.68 billion. We like going to the movies. They let us escape our own lives, become part of something larger, or connect with other people. But what kind of movies do we prefer?

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Experimental Ebola Drugs Raising Ethics Questions

Aug 31, 14 Experimental Ebola Drugs Raising Ethics Questions

Posted by in Health

As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra Leone, stricken as he led his country's fight against the virus, decided against giving him the same medicine. He has since died.

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Modern Technology Is Fast Bringing An End To The Era Of The Fighter Jet

Aug 31, 14 Modern Technology Is Fast Bringing An End To The Era Of The Fighter Jet

Posted by in Space, Technology

On Aug. 25, 1914, Lieutenant Euan Rebagliati of Britain's Royal Flying Corps climbed into the observer's seat of an Avro biplane with a rifle in the crook of his arm - not that he had realistic hopes of scoring a hit on a German. Previous attempts to pioneer aerial warfare, during the Italo-Turkish War of 1912 and the first weeks of the First World War, proved to be inept, sometimes comically so.

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A New Yacht, Or A Whole Ecosystem

Aug 31, 14 A New Yacht, Or A Whole Ecosystem

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The forests surrounding some of Brazil’s biggest cities are home to a dizzying variety of life. A total of 2,200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are found in Brazil’s Atlantic forests, and nearly 200 types of birds live there and nowhere else. But these forests are disappearing as farmers clear them for agriculture and as towns spread outward.

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Business Keeping You Awake At Night? Time To Better Manage Your Sleep

Aug 31, 14 Business Keeping You Awake At Night? Time To Better Manage Your Sleep

Posted by in Health

Let's face it, sleep is one of those things entrepreneurs take for granted. We hardly think about it until we find ourselves sleep deprived and unable to properly manage our businesses. Think of your body as an amusement park: During the day it's open to the public, but when the park closes the night shift steps up and goes to work preparing for the next day of operation.

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