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The British TV psychic Uri Geller was much mocked for his claims of paranormal powers. But CIA experiments in 1973 proved his abilities ‘unambiguously.’
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They were once a huge investment for the family home and a vital part of any school library, but encyclopaedias have now passed into history and can barely be given away. "Modern, 20th-century encyclopaedias really aren't worth anything at all now," rare book dealer Derek McDonnell told ABC Radio ...
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+Travis Bird hehe - i confess i have not opened my Encyclopaedia Britannica for 10 years :/
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After 200 years of changing the landscape of the world's most distinctive continent we are only just beginning to understand how European settlers and their successors have vitally affected its ecology, its diversity and its climate. And while those effects pervade much of our island continent, they are ...
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by Liz Walter Some and any are extremely useful and frequent words in English, but they are also the source of many learner errors. This post looks at how to use them correctly. The first thing to …
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So what do we actually know, scientifically, about marijuana?

Based on an overall look at a broad range of research, the scientific conclusions are pretty inescapable:

1. It has definite medical uses for pain alleviation in some conditions, and in reducing nausea and loss of appetite for chemo patients.

2. It drives some people crazy that other people use it.

No, but seriously, folks -- there seems to be plenty of evidence to indicate that the continued classification of pot as a Schedule 1 federal drug -- something super-scary without any medical benefit -- is both untrue and a continued source of conflict. And while there are other potential applications (and dangers) of marijuana and THC, further scientific research continues to be hampered by, ironically, the laws that would ostensibly keep us safe from Reefer Madness.

It's going to be interesting (again, that word) to see how things change over the next few years. Jeff Sessions, our (sigh) likely next US Attorney General, has a long record as a fierce opponent of legalizing pot, but struck a bit more level a tone while testifying before the Senate at his truncated confirmation hearings. Donald Trump, our (sigh) next President, has not been nearly as adamant against Demon Weed as some Republicans, but who knows where his mind will go on the issue (perhaps if we start a Grow American campaign ...).

I've never used marijuana myself, but as an observer here in Colorado, I can't say the state has been adversely affected by either medical marijuana or by legalized recreational use. And the science seems to back me up on that.
Effective pain treatment is a top conclusion, but risks and unanswered questions remain.
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Via: +DL Keur​
 
SO, YOU WANT TO BE A SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR?

This is a round up of the current situation by the highly successful self-published author +Lindsay Buroker.

I strongly recommend you read it all, carefully,
2016 was a tough year for a lot of indie authors, with people reporting everything from flawed reporting and not getting credit for page reads in Amazon's
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This week's business blog looks at 2016 and gives some suggestions for 2017. Enjoy!


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Cámara fotos. Lienzo. Dibujo
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