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LOOK: How Your Job Is Slowly Killing You

LOOK: How Your Job Is Slowly Killing You | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
More than eight in 10 Americans are stressed about their jobs.
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Report documents how higher education exacerbates racial inequities | Inside Higher Ed

Report documents how higher education exacerbates racial inequities | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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FCC Steps Up Efforts to Boost Schools’ Online Access

FCC Steps Up Efforts to Boost Schools’ Online Access | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The FCC is rewriting the E-rate program guidelines after more than 15 years to better suit the needs of today’s schools.
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Udacity & San Jose U Halt Online Course Experiment: Lack of Instructional Strategy Undermines Courses

Udacity & San Jose U Halt Online Course Experiment: Lack of Instructional Strategy Undermines Courses | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
“We want to fail fast, learn from it and move on.” Mohammad Qayoumi, San Jose State University President (San Jose Mercury News) In his statement [above], San Jose State University's President, Moh...
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Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of cancer

Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The former Fukushima supervisor of damage control works at the tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant has died of cancer. His decision not to follow a corporate order prevented Chernobyl-like explosions of overheated Fukushima reactors.
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Fukushima leaking radioactive water into sea?

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Comments by the head of Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority indicate the Fukushima nuclear plant may have leaked contaminated water into the sea for two years.
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Braves complete impressive sweep

Braves complete impressive sweep | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If baseball isn’t supposed to be overly emotional and “rah rah” doesn’t really have a place over the course of a 162-game grind, then how to explain the Braves’ weekend sweep over St.
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"The St. Louis Cardinals, who haven’t been swept on the road all season, lose a series 0-3 in Atlanta for the first time in a decade."

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80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds

80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The American dream is elusive as ever, with widening rich-poor gap and loss of manufacturing jobs tearing at country's fabric
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Dining boom: Georgia-based chains spreading wings

Dining boom: Georgia-based chains spreading wings | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If you’ve noticed Zaxby’s or Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants popping up faster than the weeds in your backyard due to our over abundance of rainfall lately, your eyes are not deceiving you.
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Bacteria And Blood Type Inexplicably Linked To Pancreatic Cancer, Researchers Continue To Investigate

Bacteria And Blood Type Inexplicably Linked To Pancreatic Cancer, Researchers Continue To Investigate | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly of cancers, has been linked to different strains of bacteria found within the stomach and mouth, though blood type may also play a role in terms of risk.
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New plan of attack in cancer fight

New research by Harvard scientists shows that, under certain conditions, using two drugs in a "targeted therapy" -- a treatment approach designed to interrupt cancer's ability to grow and spread -- nearly all cancers could be effectively cured.
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Are bacterial infections and pancreatic cancer connected?

Are bacterial infections and pancreatic cancer connected? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The bacteria may cause either body-wide inflammation or they may alter the immune system in some way. Either one can lead to increased cancer risk.
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Worse than death: Critical illness money fears

Worse than death: Critical illness money fears | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Middle-age workers fear the big bills from a critical illness more than than dying from that illness, a survey finds.
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35 Signs You Grew Up in Atlanta -- Maybe

35 Signs You Grew Up in Atlanta -- Maybe | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Buzzfeed -- the arbiter of all things list-worthy -- has compiled a list of
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State school chief responds to US DOE plans to withhold $10...

State school chief responds to US DOE plans to withhold $10... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Here is a statement from State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge on the U.S. Education Department initiating procedures to withhold $9.
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re-mediating assessment: Purdue Veterinary Medicine Digital Badges Aim to Excite Youth and Expand Their Knowledge

re-mediating assessment: Purdue Veterinary Medicine Digital Badges Aim to Excite Youth and Expand Their Knowledge | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Woman Dies From Fire Ant Sting

Woman Dies From Fire Ant Sting | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The unexpected death of a Georgia woman is being blamed on a tiny ant.

Jenny Pomeroy, 65, died Monday after having a severe allergic reaction to the fire ant's painful sting, ABC affiliate WSBTV reported.
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Fukushima radiation levels as high as 2011

Fukushima radiation levels as high as 2011 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Water samples taken at an underground passage below the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contain alarming levels of radiation which are comparable to those taken immediately after the catastrophe.
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A Look Around the Ruins of Fukushima, Where Radiation Still Poses Danger | PBS NewsHour | July 26, 2013

A Look Around the Ruins of Fukushima, Where Radiation Still Poses Danger | PBS NewsHour | July 26, 2013 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Luck has not turned around for now-deserted Fukushima, Japan. Two years after enduring an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, the area is still radioactive and leaking contaminated water into the sea.
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Poverty in the suburbs: Hidden and growing

Poverty in the suburbs: Hidden and growing | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There was a time when the communities surrounding city lines were havens from urban life for the well-off. No more
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Exclusive: 4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no work

Exclusive: 4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no work | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.Survey data exclusive to The...
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As school budgets shrink, so does the school year

Grappling with steep budget cuts, school districts throughout Georgia are slashing days — and in some cases full weeks — from their school calendars to keep costs down.
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The Science of Pancreatic Cancer Advances

The Science of Pancreatic Cancer Advances | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
With the knowledge we now have in hand, the collaborations underway through this consortium and other initiatives, and the outstanding scientific capabilities of these world-class institutions, there is reason for great optimism in the face of...
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New treatment protocol extends survival in some cases of once inoperable pancreatic cancer

A Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports on a
comprehensive treatment strategy that increases long-term survival in some patients with a formerly inoperable pancreatic cancer.
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Doctors are skeptical and confused about Obamacare, survey finds

Doctors are skeptical and confused about Obamacare, survey finds | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A poll of doctors finds huge skepticism that Obamacare insurance exchanges will open by fall, and mostly don't know how new health law will affect them.
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