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Wish this had been available a few years ago, before my surgery.
Researchers in the US have developed a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye via an eye dropper to shrink down and dissolve cataracts - the leading cause of blindness in humans. While the effects have yet to be tested on humans, the...
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Very powerful.  Read the linked article.
 
Just a fantastic, thoughtful piece that I plan to re-read regularly as  a reminder that the world I live in is very different from that of a black person. Because it's so very easy to forget. https://thsppl.com/i-racist-538512462265

"White people and Black people are not having a discussion about race. Black people, thinking as a group, are talking about living in a racist system. White people, thinking as individuals, refuse to talk about “I, racist” and instead protect their own individual and personal goodness. In doing so, they reject the existence of racism.

"But arguing about personal non-racism is missing the point."
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Beautiful!  Be sure to pan and zoom in to see all the detail.
 
Dive Into ‘Infinity’ With Dizzying Views of A Colossal Cave. A series of 360° panoramas allows anyone with an Internet connection to experience Vietnam's Son Doong cave http://on.natgeo.com/1QfuEg0 
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"In this moral universe, real people count more than potential people, hypothetical people or corporate people."

h/t +Tony Sidaway 
 
I'm pro abortion as well as pro choice.
I believe that abortion care is a positive social good -- and I think it’s time people said so
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"If you were airdropped, blindfolded, into a strange town and given nothing but a bus ticket, to where would you ride that bus? You might be surprised to learn that there’s only one good answer, and that’s the public library. The library is the public living room, and if ever you are stripped of everything private—money, friends and orientation—you can go there and become a human again."
A review of James Palfrey's new book 'BiblioTech,' and the culturally critical role libraries play.
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"...this campaign is a more elaborate bluff than he’s run in previous years, but it’s still a bluff. Look for him to find an exit sometime in December."
Whether you love him or hate him, it doesn't matter. He's bluffing. After John McCain showed the bad judgment to make Sarah Palin a national figure in 2008, every few months a flurry of excitement/...
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"The birthrate for teenagers across the state plunged by 40 percent from 2009 to 2013, while their rate of abortions fell by 42 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. There was a similar decline in births for another group particularly vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies: unmarried women under 25 who have not finished high school."

I don't understand why lawmakers can't see how much sense this makes. Instead, Republicans are still trying to prevent birth control.
A program to offer long-acting birth control, like free IUDs and implants, has helped reduce teenage pregnancies by 40 percent and abortions by 42 percent.
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Absolutely agree.
 
“We need to build a social movement devoted to the simple proposition that owning handguns makes us less safe, not more,” he told me. “The evidence is overwhelming that having a gun in your home increases the risks of suicide, domestic violence, and fatal accidents, and yet the number one reason given for gun purchases is ‘personal safety.’ We need a public health campaign on the dangers of gun ownership, similar to the successful efforts against smoking and drunk driving.”

Which is precisely why the CDC is hamstrung on research into gun ownership's effects on public health. If it was a public health issue, if a verifiable number of suicides or accidental or even deliberate shootings could be attributed to guns in the home, legally purchased or not, it would be a different conversation. 
What's needed is a long-term national effort to protect the rights of Americans who do not want to be anywhere near guns.
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Food cops bust Whole Foods for shady prices http://bit.ly/1fCBMrR
A sting operation checking out if Whole Foods prices are really supposed to be that high found that “every label was inaccurate."
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"But education policies in Finland concentrate more on school effectiveness than on teacher effectiveness. This indicates that what schools are expected to do is an effort of everyone in a school, working together, rather than teachers working  individually."
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1/25/2013 Noise starts around 7 pm, so my friend and I went at 5 pm when the noise level was not so bad. I started with an excellent sour cherry cocktail -- a good balance between tart and sweet -- and my friend had an excellent chardonnay from Coeur d'Alene. Service was good. And our meals were very good. There were plenty of choices for a person who can't eat wheat. We started with excellent caesar salad. I had the crab cakes with remoulade sauce, and my friend had the black cod special. The vegetables were perfectly cooked, but I would have welcomed more of them.
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