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In school shootings, patterns and warning signs

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Katherine Newman says most rampages are long planned by attackers longing to fit in, gain acceptance. And many hint at plans.
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Health care plan for teachers, state employees face shortfalls

Two weeks after being told their premiums would decline, more than 600,000 teachers, state employees, retirees and their dependents found out Thursday their health care plan faces a major shortfall that could have major consequences.
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MI in a Young Female?

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Heart attack in a young woman can be caused by sudden coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition associated with several underlying pathologies.
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Wondering If I Hastened a Patient's Death

Wondering If I Hastened a Patient's Death | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
At the very least, I was guilty of that act of hubris of which oncologists are often accused: giving chemotherapy to a person only days before his death.
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Katrina Survivor Clung to Trees as Husband Was Swept Away

Katrina Survivor Clung to Trees as Husband Was Swept Away | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Diane Brugger lost her husband, her home and her business to Katrina.
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Why Windows 95 Was a Game-Changer for Computer Users

Why Windows 95 Was a Game-Changer for Computer Users | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Windows 95, the operating system update that changed the way millions of people interacted with their computers, was released 20 years ago today.
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Georgian killed in suicide bombing was ‘father of the year’

Georgian killed in suicide bombing was ‘father of the year’ | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The former Floyd County deputy killed Saturday in a suicide car bombing worked a dangerous job in Afghanistan to provide for his three daughters, Sheriff Tim Burkhalter said.
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​A tale of two cities

​A tale of two cities | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Two Southern gems - Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga. - struggle to preserve their historic charms without turning their backs on progress
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Turns Out a Majority of Americans Want Standardizing Testing to Stay and Opt-Outs to Go

Turns Out a Majority of Americans Want Standardizing Testing to Stay and Opt-Outs to Go | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new poll suggests that a majority of adults think annual standardized testing is a good thing. They’re not as fond of the opt-out movement.
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Jimmy Carter Cancer

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When that day comes, and it will, you are not to shed a tear for Jimmy Carter.
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 Carter begins treatment for cancer in the brain, liver

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent a dose of radiation treatment Thursday to battle the cancer doctors have already found in his liver and brain and believe originated somewhere else, saying he was “surprisingly at ease” with the challenge ahead.
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A peculiar American notion that’s also pernicious: Learning should always be fun | Get Schooled

A peculiar American notion that’s also pernicious: Learning should always be fun | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Dr. Angelika Pohl of Atlanta is founder and principal consultant at Better Testing & Evaluations. She wrote this essay in response to a recent blog about the trend to make learning fun for students.

By Dr. Angelika Pohl

I think it's a peculiar American notion that learning should always be fun. Ask anyone who mastered a skill, whether writer, musician, carpenter, painter, or bus driver whether every step in their learning process was fun. Of course it...
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Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Longhand note-takng results in a better conceptual understanding of the material and is easier to recall later.
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How bad traffic really is in Atlanta and the costs - Atlanta Business Chronicle

How bad traffic really is in Atlanta and the costs - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Atlanta drivers must add 52 hours each year to rush-hour commutes due to traffic.
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What's Wrong With a Little Free Library?

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All over America, people have put small "give one, take one" book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.
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The New York Times Ponders An Emerging Teacher Shortage

The New York Times Ponders An Emerging Teacher Shortage | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Motoko Rich of The New York Times wrote a feature article for today's print edition on the looming teacher shortage and the nationwide scramble to fill available teaching positions.  Predictions of...
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Mother With Advanced Cancer Finds Hope in New Kind of Trial

Mother With Advanced Cancer Finds Hope in New Kind of Trial | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
"Basket studies" can look at treatment for multiple different kinds of cancer.
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Second Cancers Are on the Rise; 1 in 5 US Cases Is a Repeat

Second Cancers Are on the Rise; 1 in 5 US Cases Is a Repeat | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor. Judith Bernstein of...
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New poll on public schools: Americans wary of testing, vouchers and Common Core | Get Schooled

New poll on public schools: Americans wary of testing, vouchers and Common Core | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In its 47th Annual Poll of Public Attitudes toward Public Schools, the PDK/Gallup Poll released today found the recurring contradiction that while Americans harbor misgivings about public education in general, they give their local schools high marks.

The poll found other contradictions; Americans are skeptical of Common Core at the same time they cite academic standards as one of the five biggest problems facing schools in their community.

While respondents agree there is too much focus...
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​Designs for better living

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Some of today's top designers are creating practical items to improve the quality of life for the world's poorest people
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Nature: Wildflowers

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We leave you this morning among the wildflowers of Catskill, New York.
Videographer: Bob Caccamise
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TGen finds genes linked to pancreatic cancer survival -

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TGen study finds genes associated with improved survival for pancreatic cancer patients
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Wellbeing, a Bottom Line Issue - YouTube

How feeling good at work drives business performance. CEOs value employees who are collaborative, communicative, creative, and flexible. But only recently ar...
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