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Homemade orange holiday ornaments make great-looking and pungent additions to your tree. Courtesy of our sister publication, MOTHER EARTH LIVING: http://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-health/diy-decorations-orange-holiday-ornaments.aspx#axzz2md6iL0MP
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Would you eat that APPLE ??? 
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And the answer is YES, I would.
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Study finds potential key to learning a new language

The researchers found that half the bilinguals and monolinguals could learn the sounds and half the bilinguals and monolinguals could not. When the researchers looked at the "good perceivers" (those people who could learn the sound the first time they heard it), they discovered that they used speech areas of the brain to process sounds. And, those who were "bad receivers" did not. This suggested that "good perceivers" are better at perceiving speech, even speech they've never heard before.

"In our study, we found people that seem to be intuitive about the sounds, independently of how many languages they speak," Hernandez said. "That could serve as a predictor of whether someone could learn another language more easily or not. That was an eye opener for me because I feel like now we are starting to find different factors that predict the ability to learn different things. Now, the question is how we put this together."

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"It helps to remember that almost every time you use the verb “need,” the word “prefer” is more accurate." 

From the most current entry in the blog, Raptitude, one of my very favorites.
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+David Formosa I think you are right, but I have often found that those are the very people who have difficulty distinguishing need from want :-D.
  Indeed, I have noticed that privilege and entitlement walk hand in hand :-).
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As cameras become smaller, more powerful and ubiquitous, new laws may be needed to preserve liberty. Governments should be granted the right to use face-recognition technology only where there is a clear public good (identifying a bank robber for instance). When the would-be identifiers are companies or strangers in the street, the starting-point should be that you have the right not to have your identity automatically revealed http://econ.st/1hJfvI1
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With schools spending $13 billion each year on healthier food, how can we guarantee that the new school lunches make the grade? Weigh in and watch +The Stream - Al Jazeera America at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT. 
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Honey Bees Trained to Detect Cancer on Patients' Breath?

Thanks to their super-sensitive sense of smell, bees can detect odors that a human nose can't, Soares explains on her website. Biomarkers associated with tuberculosis, lung cancer, skin cancer and diabetes, which can all be detected through smell, are present on a patient's breath.

Soares designed a glass objects with two enclosures: a small chamber that the patient breathes into and a larger chamber where trained bees are kept. If the bees detect the odor they where trained to pinpoint - in this case that of disease biomarkers - they'll rush into the smaller chamber where the breath is.
New research suggests that honey bees can be trained to detect certain early-stage cancers in humans.
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Kimsooja’s Room of Rainbows, Crystal Palace, Madrid

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    Okay, it may not be the prettiest thing in the world, but this ground breaking invention may be about to revolutionise commuter cycl
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Swarms of earthquakes beneath the Antarctic  ice could be signs of an impending volcanic eruption.
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I am a political theorist who explores the intersection of religion, sociology and psychology. (not original but it fits me to a tee). Discussing/arguing about such matters is one of the joys of my life.

I love learning, thinking, reading, spending time with friends; listening to live music; television dramas; movies; photography; gluten-free and low-sodium cooking; and home improvement projects.  Not necessarily in that order nor is the list inclusive.

 
A few years ago, after reviewing other HVAC contractors, we chose Estes to replace our HVAC system. Since that time, they have been doing our seasonal maintenance as well. Today, the service man, Michael Smith, did a good job of informing me of some of Estes other services that may be of interest to us in the future. We've always experienced excellent customer service from Estes and would recommend them to friends and family.
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