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The down side of school board meetings as pro-wrestling matches

The down side of school board meetings as pro-wrestling matches | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As a spectacle, Wednesday night’s meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Education landed somewhere between bad theater and a decent pro-wrestling match.
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Researchers learn to measure aging process in young adults

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Looking around at a 20th high school reunion, you might notice something puzzling about your classmates. Although they were all born within months of each other, these 38-year-olds appear to be aging at different rates.
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Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions

Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Dr. Ken Murray wrote an essay a decade ago about how the gentler care doctors choose at the end of life stands apart. His work still shapes how some doctors talk to patients about death.
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5 tragic fireworks accidents that show how dangerous they can be

5 tragic fireworks accidents that show how dangerous they can be | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Fireworks can be beautiful, but if something goes wrong, celebrations can go horribly wrong.
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Fred Hutch president: Cancer cure could come in 10 years

The head of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center says it's possible there will be cures and new therapies for every kind of cancer within 10 years.
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Incident of AV Inattention Blindness | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd

Incident of AV Inattention Blindness | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Outgoing national PTA president on privatization of schools, funding and future | Get Schooled

Outgoing national PTA president on privatization of schools, funding and future | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
My AJC colleague Ty Tagami interviewed outgoing national PTA President and Georgia native Otha Thornton, a retired Army Lt. Colonel who won a Bronze Star Medal in Iraq.

Thornton has to be a brave man to answer Tagami's questions so frankly, given the political climate in Georgia.

By Ty Tagami

For the past two years, Otha Thornton represented parents across the country as president of the U.S. PTA. The native Georgian — he was...
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Research reveals how the human brain might reconstruct past events

Research reveals how the human brain might reconstruct past events | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When remembering something from our past, we often vividly re-experience the whole episode in which it occurred. New UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has now revealed how this might happen in the brain.
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Art Museum Teaching Mashup - Cleveland

Art Museum Teaching Mashup - Cleveland | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Do you want to try something fun while stepping outside of your comfort zone? Join us this summer for the first Northeast Ohio Museum Teaching Mash-up! Inspired by the NAEA Museum Teaching Mash-up ...
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A Possibly Lifesaving Guide to Heart Attacks

A Possibly Lifesaving Guide to Heart Attacks | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Some signs that you may be having a heart attack, and what you should do.
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Ohio picks AIR to replace just-ousted PARCC for Common Core tests

Ohio picks AIR to replace just-ousted PARCC for Common Core tests | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Ohio Department of Education moved quickly to replace PARCC as the state's Common Core testing provider, naming the American Institutes of Technology the day after PARCC was ousted.
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50 teens bent on destruction swarm Georgia Wal-Mart | News To Me Blog

50 teens bent on destruction swarm Georgia Wal-Mart | News To Me Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When I was growing up, kids spent their summers fishing, working in tobacco, visiting boring relatives or maybe even reading a book.



Much of that still happens, except for maybe the book thing.

What's new is the urge of youngsters to gather in large destructive swarms and make life miserable for the rest of humanity.

The Macon Telegraph reports a group of about 50 teens swarmed a...
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New compound shrinks pancreatic cancer tumours, according to new study | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

New compound shrinks pancreatic cancer tumours, according to new study | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
New compound shrinks pancreatic cancer tumours, according to new study - Scientists have designed a new chemical compound that has reduced the growth of pancreatic cancer tumours by 80% in treated mice.
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People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving

People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Doctors tell surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as possible, but people with brain injuries are encouraged to rest. Now it looks like activity can benefit brain injured patients, too.
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The "Jennifer Aniston" Neuron Could Help Scientists Decode Memory Formation — NOVA Next | PBS

The "Jennifer Aniston" Neuron Could Help Scientists Decode Memory Formation — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There's a neuron named after Jennifer Aniston, and it could be the key to someday relieving memory loss in sufferers of brain injury or Alzheimer's.
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Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new study finds teachers and state workers in Georgia are paying more for their health care than others covered by public-sector insurance plans.
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How Can We Measure High Value Care? Consider the Patient Point of View

How Can We Measure High Value Care? Consider the Patient Point of View | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Health care is centered around human relationships, which is why it is so important the voices of the people the system is designed to help—patients and their families—are heard by those defining and measuring care.
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PharmaCyte Biotech is Still the Pancreatic Cancer Showstopper (HALO, PMCB) : Discovering Small Cap Stocks

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO) and non-profit researchers are admittedly finding worthy ideas, but PharmaCyte Biotech Inc. (OTCMKTS:PMCB) is much closer, and in a much better position, to monetize its R&D.
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Testing and technology in Georgia schools: Who will watch the watchers? | Get Schooled

Testing and technology in Georgia schools: Who will watch the watchers? | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
University of Georgia professor Peter Smagorinsky takes on the testing industry and the inaugural run of Georgia's latest remake of its state exams, the Georgia Milestones. The Milestones came under heavy criticism this year for serious technology glitches that led the manufacturer to compensate the state.

Smagorinsky hits upon the main problem with the new tests in Georgia -- the lack of time to pilot the tests before rolling them out...
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Australia | First Peoples | PBS

Australia | First Peoples | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
First Peoples: Australia premieres July 8 at 10/9c on PBS. Learn how Homo sapiens, newly arrived in Australia — where they were truly alone for the first time, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna — survived and populated a continent.
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How Luther Vandross Turned His "A House Is Not a Home" Into the Standard

How Luther Vandross Turned His "A House Is Not a Home" Into the Standard | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Today, July 1, marks the 1o-year anniversary of the death of Luther Vandross, who passed away in 2005 after suffering a heart attack. An unparalleled singer, songwriter, and producer, Vandross released 13 albums, recorded hundreds of songs, and won eight Grammy Awards in his lifetime. He was the rare artist who had it all: the voice, the stage presence, and countless hits. But whether you were Team Big Luther or Team Slim-Down Luther, we must all agree that no other song better captures the glor
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Ohio dumps the PARCC Common Core tests after woeful first year

Ohio dumps the PARCC Common Core tests after woeful first year | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ohio pulled out of the PARCC Common Core testing consortium officially tonight as Gov. John Kasich signed the state's budget bill that bans any more spending on tests from PARCC.
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Isakson: ‘Incomprehensible’ that Georgia VA clinics turned...

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Georgia Republican U.
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Officials: Cutting Atlanta commute will take vision, funding

Officials: Cutting Atlanta commute will take vision, funding | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The sprawling Atlanta metro area’s commuters navigate some of the longest trips to work in large U.
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