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Sara Anderson
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Attended University of Idaho
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Our waiter looks precisely like this picture. It's nigh-photographic.
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I've decided to turn a corner on things, and stop being such a layabout.  In accordance, I am going to post something at least once a week.  Here's what's been on my mind: Infant bones will straighten themselves out as they heal .   A new chemical bond has ...
I've decided to turn a corner on things, and stop being such a layabout.  In accordance, I am going to post something at least once a week.  Here's what's been on my mind: Infant bones will straighten themselves out as the...
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I always thought it was weird when coal miners claimed that they were the ones disregarding safety rules and not using equipment by their own judgment, not under the orders of supervisors requiring unsafe work practices to help the bottom line.  But in this article, it says, 

Coal workers are supposed to be offered masks to wear, Smiddy said, but “for a 12-hour shift in a coal mine, there's almost nobody who can wear a mask. They say, ‘It's heavy on my face, I can't breathe with it on.’”

That got me to thinking about how many news stories I ran into this summer about the difficulty of dealing with PPE in the ebola outbreak, and how no one says, "The gowns were just too uncomfortable, so we just took them off."  In fact, I spent a lot of time last summer wondering at how people seemed to be transmitting ebola so easily.  I've used BSL 3 PPE in a relatively low-pressure environment and it didn't strike me as a particularly big deal.  Ebola is the next step up, but it still seemed like people who should know better were getting sick all the time.  

Then again, from the sounds of it, health workers were doing their work without the aid of gowns and masks quite a lot as the outbreak spun up.  I'd really love to hear from someone who's been there about how that comes to pass, and whether it rests on ignorance or a mixture of carelessness and bravery.  I wonder what the difference is between health care workers and their PPE, and coal miners and theirs.  Ebola kills you quicker than black lung, but still.  

Even if this tangential thought isn't all that interesting to you, read this article.  It does a good job of showing the intersections between poverty and disability and how our country's safety net isn't constructed in a way that can quite handle those complications.   
I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least-healthy, both in the same state. Here’s what I learned about work, well-being, and happiness.
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If workers choose danger over protective gear, the appropriate topic for discussion is the protective gear. It's just like in any design area. If users don't use your design, your design is flawed. Or they're stupid. But it's always a good bet it's bad design.

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This sucks, and it seems super-irresponsible to use it as proof of anything other than the fact that she was depressed.  
Audrey Conn founded Moderation Management as an alternative to A.A. In December, almost 15 years after killing a father and daughter while drunk driving, Conn killed herself.
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Blerg.  This is a website a little too liberal for me to trust it, but it's eerie nonetheless.  
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I heard about this on Snap Judgment this weekend.  It's one of the most bizarre things I've ever heard of.  
Five years ago, a relatively unknown (and unhinged) director began one of the wildest experiments in film history. Armed with total creative control, he invaded a Ukrainian city, marshaled a cast of thousands and thousands, and constructed a totalitarian society in which the cameras are always rolli
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Who let her title this Ghettoside and not Ghettocide?  This book sounds fascinating.  
Los Angeles Times reporter Jill Leovy reflects on the history of homicide in the U.S. and how it disproportionately affects African American communities in "Ghettoside."
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I wonder if this has anything to do with whales not liking sonar.  
(Phys.org)—Neurons might not be able to send signals as fast as electrons in wires or photons in fiber, but what if they can communicate using miniature sonic booms? That would be quite a revolutionary discovery. A group of mechanical engineers at Boston University have recently found that two-dimensional ...
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I'd like to see how this works out.
Distillery is feeding pigs mash hoping to infuse the pork with the taste of rye as orders have poured in from four different countries.
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Just unlocked the David achievement in #QuizUp https://www.quizup.com/en/achievements/53?source=share
Sometimes we have to stand up to giants. Challenge and defeat a player over level 60 in a topic in which you are level 10 or under.
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A chaplain on her work with pediatric oncology patients and families at the children's hospital.
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  • being a human
    2009 - present
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Mountain View, CA 94040
Previously
Boise, ID 83712
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de facto housewife, scientist at heart
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Idaho Democrat with a little bit of hope yet, Troy's Junior Miss 1999. I get to feed giraffes and a sloth bear.
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  • University of Idaho
    molecular biology and biochemistry, 2001 - 2004
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