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Seth's Blog: Tattoo thinking

A tattoo is basically forever. You should think pretty hard before you get one, because it's largely an irreversible decision. Just about every choice you make with your project and your career, though, doesn't last forever.
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Feds wrongly paid out $106 billion in 2013

Feds wrongly paid out $106 billion in 2013 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In the bureaucratic lexicon of Washington, D.C., they are known as
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One of many reasons as to why I despise paying federal income taxes...

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Hillary Clinton says a Hobby Lobby salesclerk 'is not going to get' contraception

Hillary Clinton says a Hobby Lobby salesclerk 'is not going to get' contraception | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By now, lots of major political figures have weighed in on the decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, a landmark Supreme Court case. A 5-4 majority ruled that a closely held, private corporation, such as the craft retailer Hobby Lobby, could decline on religious grounds to pay for certain kinds of contraceptives otherwise mandated in employee health coverage by the Affordable Care Act. One of the most closely watched responses was by Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State who is the presumptive frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton addressed the case during a question-and-answer session at the ...
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Business: New Atlanta jobs tied to "servant economy"

Business: New Atlanta jobs tied to "servant economy" | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
jobs Instacart Atlanta grocery delivery servant economy
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David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This center counts as its mission to improve the lives of patients with pancreatic malignancies through bold, innovative, multidisciplinary research.
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Halozyme Attracting Attention With Upcoming Adcom And Potential Blockbuster Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Halozyme Attracting Attention With Upcoming Adcom And Potential Blockbuster Pancreatic Cancer Treatment | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Written by Scott Matusow and Kyle DennisLast year, Halozyme (HALO) was one of the high flying biotech stocks, increasing in value four-fold. Much of the big run occurred when we wrote that a company director bought 50,000 sha
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Atlanta leads nation in foreclosures

Atlanta leads nation in foreclosures | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Americans have continued to lose their homes to foreclosure, but at a slower pace than in the past few years, according to a report this morning from CoreLogic.
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Smallpox Virus Found In Unsecured NIH Lab

Smallpox Virus Found In Unsecured NIH Lab | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Sure, we all forget stuff. But federal researchers apparently forgot vials of smallpox virus, perhaps for 60 years. The vials were rushed to a secure lab in Atlanta.
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Whistleblowers paint dark picture of VA

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In a hearing that stretched to midnight Tuesday night, the VA faced more bipartisan Congressional criticism as a group of four whistleblowers detailed how they spoke up about internal problems only to be subjected to personal attacks and retaliation from supervisors and top officials in the VA.
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The creative process of an Oscar-winning screenwriter

The creative process of an Oscar-winning screenwriter | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The creative processes involved in writing a screenplay are as varied as the writers who work on them. In this video Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black—Milk, J. Edgar—takes us through his own process, from how he goes about researching to how he lays out scenes written on hundreds of index cards.
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Health applications from veterans languished, whistleblower says

Health applications from veterans languished, whistleblower says | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A VA whistleblower from Atlanta plans to tell Congress tonight that thousands of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan had their applications for VA health care access languish at the national Health Eligibility Center (HEC) in DeKalb County, according to a copy of his testimony obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.
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The Hardest Part of Teaching

The Hardest Part of Teaching | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate....
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"If you are going to take any control of your professional life, you have to make some hard, conscious decisions. What is it that I know I should be doing that I am not going to do?

Every year you get better. You get faster, you learn tricks, you learn which corners can more safely be cut, you get better at predicting where the student-based bumps in the road will appear. A good administrative team can provide a great deal of help.

But every day is still educational triage. You will pick and choose your battles, and you will always be at best bothered, at worst haunted, by the things you know you should have done but didn't. Show me a teacher who thinks she's got everything all under control and doesn't need to fix a thing for next year, and I will show you a lousy teacher. The best teachers I've ever known can give you a list of exactly what they don't do well enough yet."

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At Sea in a Deluge of Data

At Sea in a Deluge of Data | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Skill in finding useful information and a sense of what to trust will prove essential in the 21st-century workplace. Librarians can play a crucial role in training students accordingly.
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Survey says residents favor alternative route north of Highway 20 - As many as 1 200 residents weighed in on a survey about a proposed overhaul to Highway 20 and results show 60 percent liked the i...

Survey says residents favor alternative route north of Highway 20 - As many as 1 200 residents weighed in on a survey about a proposed overhaul to Highway 20 and results show 60 percent liked the i... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Survey says residents favor alternative route north of Highway 20 - As many as 1 200 residents weighed in on a survey about a proposed overhaul to Highway 20 and results show 60 percent liked the idea of a new alternate route between Interstate 57...
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Deal’s power of incumbency isn’t enough to beat Carter in...

Deal’s power of incumbency isn’t enough to beat Carter in... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Gov. Nathan Deal’s re-election campaign raised far less cash in the past three months than his Democratic rival, a rarity for a sitting governor in a state where incumbency generally translates into big war chests.
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Ohio has not recovered 120,000 jobs lost since the recession: some say number higher

Ohio has not recovered 120,000 jobs lost since the recession: some say number higher | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ohio has not recovered 120,000 jobs lost since the recession. Some place number at nearly 140,000. In May, the U.S.economy recovered all the jobs lost during the recession.
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Center News Magazine: Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Takes Transformative Approach

Center News Magazine: Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Takes Transformative Approach | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Our new David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research is an ambitious initiative to solve a difficult and complex disease.
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'Doctors missed my terminal cancer 19 TIMES': NHS probe launched after woman with pancreatic tumour was sent home with painkillers

'Doctors missed my terminal cancer 19 TIMES': NHS probe launched after woman with pancreatic tumour was sent home with painkillers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Julia Rogers, 58, from Newton Abbot in Devon, first visited a doctor in September with back pain and was diagnosed with cancer after paying for a scan at a private hospital.
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HPV Vaccine Doesn't Raise Risk Of Blood Clots, Study Finds

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Raise Risk Of Blood Clots, Study Finds | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Earlier safety studies of the vaccine for human papillomavirus found a higher risk of dangerous blood clots. But a study of 500,000 women and girls finds that the vaccine doesn't raise risk.
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Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Some insurance companies charge the highest copays for HIV/AIDS drugs, even generics, the civil rights complaint alleges. This could discourage high-cost patients from enrolling in the plans.
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Gwinnett teen succumbs to cancer

Gwinnett teen succumbs to cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An upcoming freshman at North Gwinnett High School has lost his battle with an extremely rare form of cancer.
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Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress

Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
People under stress are more likely to have health problems, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. That's true for caregivers, too.
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With Gene Disorders, The Mother's Age Matters, Not the Egg's

With Gene Disorders, The Mother's Age Matters, Not the Egg's | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For a long while doctors thought that an egg's age relative to others explained why older women are more likely to produce eggs with genetic abnormalities. But a study finds that's not really true.
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Republican National Committee's site selection committee to announce recommendation on Tuesday

Republican National Committee's site selection committee to announce recommendation on Tuesday | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The RNC's site selection committee is expected to make a recommendation on the location of 2016's convention Tuesday.
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Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control."

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