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Gut microbes need fiber or diversity suffers. (And when diversity in our microbiome suffers, we suffer.) 

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/45069/title/Gut-Microbes-Need-Fiber--Too/
A low-fiber diet decimated the diversity of bacterial species in mice colonized with human gut microbes in a recent study.
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Just curious. How many of you are learning a language on Duolingo? What language are you learning? Did you know it before you started? How far have you gotten. And what is your longest streak?
 
With every new course, more people around the world gain access to free language education. This means more friendships, more job opportunities, more travel, and better communication across borders.

We know there are languages important to our community that we haven't yet been able to add, and we're working hard to make them possible. 

Thank you to the volunteers who collaborate with Duolingo and give their love, attention and time so that everyone has the chance to learn a language they care about. 
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How does that help? Do you speak Russian? 

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I haven't had a chance to watch all of this yet. But so far it's awesome.

https://youtu.be/_jWb9Z2k20M
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Hi Meg. It was pretty good.

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Oh joy. Google has screwed up business pages even further. It might be time to delete them all and call it a wash. 
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If I opened pages in new tabs, I'd have 8 or 9 tabs just for Google+ pages. 

I did delete one of my pages. I'll probably delete more. But for now I've just been ignoring. I'm too ticked to deal with it yet. 

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We had a lovely walk this morning in #StupidUglyColorado. 
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ah! an inside joke. I like :)

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Has Google gone sans serif? Is that what's going on here? 
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+barefootmeg exactly :(
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Sometimes when people are talking to me, it seems like there's no logic in what they're saying. I don't mean that they saying something I don't agree with. I mean they're saying something and then they're saying something else and the two things don't seem to go together, but they're acting like they do. And I'm left not having any clue how to respond because I can't make heads nor tails of what they're talking about. 

Then I wonder, is it my brain that doesn't work right? or theirs? 

Please tell me I'm not the only person that experiences this. 
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+barefootmeg I've found myself saying that to people online often enough: sorry, what you're saying makes no sense to me.

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I almost always have a camera with me, wherever I go. And as I walk the dogs in the morning, or pedal through town in the afternoon, I'll often stop to snap photos. 

The camera is my third eye. It focuses my attention to see things I might otherwise have missed. And when I get home and look back through the photos, I find that it's captured details that I hadn't noticed before. 

+Meirav M. , I suspect the same is true for you as you snap photos when you're out and about. 

This is a neat video about a guy that's legally blind, but who captures the world really beautifully through a camera lens. 
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+Meirav M. Supercool, love it, thanks for sharing +barefootmeg :)

I suppose I often miss details in a larger scope photo because of the rather small phone screen or when I'm focused on something in the middle. Having the phone with me makes me look instead of being stuck inside my head and miss all sorts of things so in complete agreement there :)

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This is a pretty interesting study on the importance of diversity in achieving better outcomes (whether you're trying to make predictions, generate innovative ideas, or improve performance). The article takes a mathematical/logical approach to the topic of diversity.

The author goes so far as to say that a group of diverse non-experts will out perform a group of experts, assessing a situation more thoroughly and producing fewer errors. (The experts might be faster, but they're more likely to miss things.)  

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lsa/archives/ci.thecasefordiversity_ci.detail
Diversity is good for you. Not just in a warm and fuzzy way, and not just for select groups of people. Diversity creates better outcomes for everybody, as LSA professor Scott Page (A.B. '85) has shown to be mathematically true.
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I like to talk by email. I'm not a big fan of using the phone. So when I begin a discussion with an email and the response is "Let's talk" it leaves me wondering what they thought I was doing in the first place. 
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+barefootmeg ugh. yes :/

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continuing to read and giggle. "I have to be somewhere in 6 hours. Time to start psyching myself up." yes, definitely :D

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I'm the ForgottenFortCollins.com blogger with the Scoop Blogs Network.
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  • Forgotten Fort Collins
    Blogger, 2014 - present
    I write the Forgotten Fort Collins blog which is a part of the Scoop Blog Network.
  • CFHL
    Office Manager, 2003 - present
  • Detroit Public Schools
    Math Teacher, 1991 - 1995
  • Bridgemont High School
    Teacher, 1996 - 2001
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I'm not trying to be disagreeable. I just want to get at the truth.
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Xian, INTJ, usually barefoot, brown is my black, currently on the GAPS diet, concerned with issues of poverty, education, and preserving our history in order that we know the story in which we are a part. 
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I'm not afraid of a little kombucha scoby in my drink.
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  • University of Michigan
    Math, 1987 - 1991
  • University of San Francisco
    Teaching ESL, 1995 - 1996