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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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New warning: Morning-after pill doesn't work for women over 176 pounds:

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The European manufacturer of a pill identical to Plan B says its pill won't work for women who weigh over 176 pounds.
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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.
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Kimsooja’s Room of Rainbows, Crystal Palace, Madrid

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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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" . . . the big difference between the current technological revolution and the Industrial Revolution is that the initial technological advances of the 18th century created jobs for unskilled workers, while today’s robot armies are increasingly replacing the jobs of unskilled workers."

"as the robots get smarter, they’ll fit into their world better and better. In this future, we’re all drones."
 
"Whether this transition is driven because it delivers true convenience for consumers, or whether it simply makes economic sense for the masters of capital, the logic of this technological evolution is inexorable: We are doing everything in our power to take humans out of the equation."
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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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Would you eat that APPLE ??? 
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And the answer is YES, I would.
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Why are American doctors paid so damn much?

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"This is yet another reason not to shed too many tears for doctors. They've basically brought this on themselves. If the market were allowed to produce as many doctors as there's demand for, they'd already be getting paid less. Right now they're enjoying the substantial rents that come from squeezing their own supply, and they've fought like lemmings for decades to keep it that way. You can hardly blame them for that, but there's no reason the rest of us should put up with it. It's time to fight back." -- Kevin Drum
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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.