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Lawmakers pass ethics law, then hit the beach

Less than three months after they passed historic ethics reform in March, dozens of Georgia legislators headed to the beach for summer conventions — sun, surf, golf and cocktails, most of it paid for by lobbyists.
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Device delivers toxic chemo cocktail to pancreatic tumor, spares body

Device delivers toxic chemo cocktail to pancreatic tumor, spares body | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Using a new device to deliver a particularly toxic mix of four chemotherapy drugs halts - and in some cases shrinks - pancreatic tumors in mice while sparing the rest of the body.
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How not to say the wrong thing

How not to say the wrong thing | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It works in all kinds of crises -- medical, legal, even existential. It's the 'Ring Theory' of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out.
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College student goes blind after tonsil surgery

College student goes blind after tonsil surgery | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A 21-year-old Berry College student went blind hours after getting surgery on her tonsils.
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Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School

I know that I'll be sparking quite a bit of controversy in this post, but I feel that in light of recent budget cuts and a general misunderstanding about what
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School Adopts 4-Day Week—And It Doesn't Hurt Working Parents

School Adopts 4-Day Week—And It Doesn't Hurt Working Parents | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
School says parents who depend on a regular school week as a form of childcare won't be affected by the new schedule.
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Delve Deeper This President’s Day: Comparing Perspectives to Explore Historical Figures - Heinemann

Delve Deeper This President’s Day: Comparing Perspectives to Explore Historical Figures - Heinemann | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
“There is often more than meets the eye regarding the actions and decisions of famous people, including the founding fathers, such as Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and others. They have untold stories, too…” —Anne Goudvis and Stephanie Harvey Delve Deeper This President's Day: Comparing Perspectives to Explore Historical Figures By Anne Goudvis and Stephanie Harvey We …
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The unwieldy Republican race for president heads South | Political Insider blog

The unwieldy Republican race for president heads South | Political Insider blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Concord, N.H. – The New Hampshire primary was supposed to narrow the crowded Republican field. Instead, it remains as jumbled as ever when it arrives Wednesday squarely in the South.
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Wild, wild Will: Shakespeare in the Old West

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In the southwest corner of New Mexico, three miles below the sleepy little city of Lordsburg, sits what remains of the town of Shakespeare. 
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Click here to support Sgt. Cain diagnosed with cancer by Shania Cain

Click here to support Sgt. Cain diagnosed with cancer by Shania Cain | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Sgt. Cain diagnosed with cancer by Shania Cain - My name is Shania Cain. My father was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and its really taking a toll on our lives... A few days before Christmas I got a phone call from my father telling me I needed to come home because he needed to talk to me.  When I got there he told me he had a very aggre...
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New Hampshire readies 2016 verdict | Jamie Dupree - WSB Radio

New Hampshire readies 2016 verdict | Jamie Dupree - WSB Radio | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
From Nashua, New Hampshire In a last series of rallies, Democrats and Republicans running for President issued final pleas for support in a snowy New Hampshire, as voters in the Granite State will take the second big step on the road to the White House in 2016.
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Study examines evolution of cancer

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A novel Yale study answers age-old questions about how cancers spread by applying tools from evolutionary biology. The new insights will help scientists better understand the genetic origins of tumor metastases, and lead ...
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Notes from New Hampshire, Day 4 | Jamie Dupree - WSB Radio

Notes from New Hampshire, Day 4 | Jamie Dupree - WSB Radio | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
From Henniker, New Hampshire - There are little moments on the campaign trail that sometimes make you wonder if you are seeing the seeds of something that will grow later into a bigger election story, and that was the case at two events that I covered on Saturday.
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Folio lowdown

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Of the 750 copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio printed in 1623, only 233 remain accounted for — a few dozen more than could be tracked down in 1902, when the existence of just 160 could be verified. Fourteen of those were subsequently stolen, and only two were recovered. Eric Rasmussen has dedicated a significant portion of his academic life to tracking them all down.
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On Cumberland Island, you don’t have to choose between roughing it and pampering yourself

On Cumberland Island, you don’t have to choose between roughing it and pampering yourself | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Wild to mild: On a pristine barrier island off of Georgia, a family ends a camping trip with a stay at a luxury inn.
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Author discusses his new book on historians

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Author discusses his new book, explaining his discipline and the work professors do.
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The Varsity, Atlanta's chili dog palace, considers its future

The Varsity, Atlanta's chili dog palace, considers its future | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Is The Varsity OK?
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10th Grade English Students Take on the CRAAP Test Rumble

10th Grade English Students Take on the CRAAP Test Rumble | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, I did a new twist on the write-around written conversation strategies by using it as a learning structure for students to evaluate different sources of information. This entry, originally posted today on my media center blog, shares our learning experience with the CRAAP Test Rumble!
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Poor REM sleep may be linked to higher risk for anxiety, depression

Poor REM sleep may be linked to higher risk for anxiety, depression | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia.
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Savannah-Chatham police sergeant who helped marathoner finish now facing cancer fight

Local news in Savannah, Ga.
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Police officer who helped bloodied marathon runner diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

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Stress could help activate brown fat

Stress could help activate brown fat | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Mild stress stimulates the activity and heat production by brown fat associated with raised cortisol, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology.
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6 Things No One Told Us About Being a Caregiver

6 Things No One Told Us About Being a Caregiver | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An honest look at the challenges of being a caregiver for an elderly parent....and, with the benefit of hindsight, what we could've done differently to make things easier.
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Shakespeare's First Folios come to Santa Fe

Shakespeare's First Folios come to Santa Fe | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The New Mexico Museum of Art hosts the First Folio from Friday, Feb. 5, through Feb. 28, as the centerpiece of a show titled "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare."
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