Archive | November 2013

Ways To Volunteer That Really Show Your Thanks

It’s strange how on Thanksgiving we spend so much time thinking about what we are thankful for, only to seemingly forget most of the other 364 days a year.
We feel an overwhelming gratefulness for the blessings of our lives, and if we stayed in tune with that sentiment year round, surely we…
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Just A Reminder: You’re Not Crazy for Being an Introvert

I remember taking one of those “introduce yourself” icebreaker surveys back in middle school and one of the questions read, “Are you an introvert or extrovert?” I circled “extrovert” fully knowing that it was untrue, yet out of middle school naiveté and a…
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Obamacare website faces crucial weekend after technology overhaul

By Roberta Rampton and Sharon Begley
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans are getting their first look on Saturday at whether a five-week, round-the-clock technology overhaul has made it easier to use the troubled website that is the backbone of President Barack Obama’s…
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New report of oldest known brown dwarfs in our galaxy

WISE 0013+0634 – One of the new brown dwarfs in our galaxy. (Image credit: Pinfield DJ et al.)
Main Point:
Astronomers have reported two of the newly discovered yet oldest known brown dwarfs in our Milky Way Galaxy moving at speeds of 100-200 km/sec.
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Innovative Coatings Make Hydrogen Fuel Production Easier

Hydrogen fuel production is a promising way to achieve carbon-neutral fuels to power the transportation infrastructure including automobiles and especially planes. Now, a team of scientists at the North Carolina State University has shown that a specialized coating…
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Risk Factors May Point to Less-Safe Senior Drivers

By Allison Bond
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tests of physical abilities, such as balance and strength, may reveal how well an elderly driver will perform on the road, according to a new study.
Trouble with balance, weak lower limbs and poor neck flexibility were among the attributes…
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Childhood TV Exposure Tied to Lower Understanding of Others

Television is a powerful agent of development for children, particularly those in preschool. But when could too much TV be detrimental to a young child’s mind? A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that preschoolers who have a TV in their bedroom and are…
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