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"Truly a miracle": Family spots missing man in news photo

"Truly a miracle": Family spots missing man in news photo | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Homeless man seeking warmth on D.C. grate turns out to be man who disappeared in upstate New York
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Indifferent, distracted students. Frustrated and disengaged...

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The Wall Street Journal featured a provocative essay by a South Carolina State University professor on the degradation of a college degree.
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Metro Atlanta prepping for dangerously cold temperatures

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Crews in metro Atlanta are prepping for the possibility of ice and dangerously cold weather at the beginning of next week.
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How to Deal With Your 5 Most Negative Co-workers

How to Deal With Your 5 Most Negative Co-workers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I used to work with a colleague on the opposite coast, so her day started three hours before mine. And so, it was quite typical to check my voicemail first thing in the morning ...
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Teachers rally against state insurance changes - The wife of a Cherokee County teacher is leading a statewide group against changes to the state employee health insurance plans that took effect Wed...

Teachers rally against state insurance changes - The wife of a Cherokee County teacher is leading a statewide group against changes to the state employee health insurance plans that took effect Wed... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Teachers rally against state insurance changes - The wife of a Cherokee County teacher is leading a statewide group against changes to the state employee health insurance plans that took effect Wednesday.
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Prominent Medicaid cost-savings claim takes a hit

Prominent Medicaid cost-savings claim takes a hit | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It's early -- we have 362 days to go -- and so there will undoubtedly be competition. But as of Jan.
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Pancreatic cancer patients forced to seek life-saving surgery in Germany

Pancreatic cancer patients forced to seek life-saving surgery in Germany | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Dozens of British sufferers refused operation on the NHS travel abroad for treatment
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Even Google Employees Are Giving Up On Google Glass

Even Google Employees Are Giving Up On Google Glass | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Google employees are not wearing Google Glass anymore.
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Arthur “Buck” Brown, 103: Age was just a number

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Age was always just a number to Buck Brown, who never let it slow him down. He took pride in his independence, shocking many by working hard and driving fast all through his elder years.
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Snowstorm left downtown Cleveland's streets a slushy mess. Who do drivers blame?

Snowstorm left downtown Cleveland's streets a slushy mess. Who do drivers blame? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
How was your drive out of downtown Cleveland Thursday during the snowstorm? Cleveland's Director of Streets said a full fleet plow drivers did their best to keep up with terrible weather conditions.
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Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study

Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Rising medical bills are likely to force many people to file for bankruptcy—making it the single biggest cause of such filings, according to new data from NerdWallet. Even those with health insurance are buckling under mounting bills.
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The Social Relevance of Public Writing | DMLcentral

The Social Relevance of Public Writing | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I want to talk about the nature of writing in today's age of participatory media. In particular, I want to talk about how writing within my classroom has helped foster community amongst the students.
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Atlanta weather | Dangerous wind chills, ice headed for metro...

Atlanta weather | Dangerous wind chills, ice headed for metro... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Single-digit temperatures, black ice patches and bone-chilling winds will blanket much of north Georgia and metro Atlanta by Monday morning and only worsen through Tuesday.
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Why Non-Tech People Should Apply for Tech Jobs

Why Non-Tech People Should Apply for Tech Jobs | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Why you should seriously consider tech jobs, even if you have no current skills in the field.
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Cleveland: Snow removal crews will be working around the clock Friday

Cleveland: Snow removal crews will be working around the clock Friday | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO)- The City of Cleveland currently has 55 pieces of equipment on the street working to clear residential zones of snow.
Crews will be working around the clock Friday.
The pieces of equipment include 43 snow plows, 6 ...
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Chicago School Rations Bathroom Visits to Help Prepare for Common Core Tests

How far will schools go to prepare for Common Core tests? From a teacher in Chicago, I received the following memo, delivered to faculty this week.
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Can you lose weight on McDonalds? This man did

Can you lose weight on McDonalds? This man did | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Big Macs, fries and ice cream — sound like good ideas for a diet to lose weight?
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Teachers turn to Facebook to protest state health insurance

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Teachers turn to Facebook to protest state health insurance
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Thousands of books, manuscripts torched in fire at historic Lebanese library (PHOTOS)

Thousands of books, manuscripts torched in fire at historic Lebanese library (PHOTOS) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of a historic collection of 80,000 books have gone up in smoke after a library was torched in the Lebanese city of Tripoli amid sectarian tensions. The blaze was started after a pamphlet insulting Islam was reportedly found inside a book.
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Special dog being used to help children read

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Special dog being used to help children read
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ER waits can be dangerously long

Grady Memorial Hospital’s ER has rows and rows of chairs in its waiting room for good reason: emergency room patients at Grady face some of the longest waits in the nation before seeing a doctor, according to federal statistics.
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Improve the vocational track in Georgia high schools

Improve the vocational track in Georgia high schools | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cherokee businessman and education observer John Konop has some suggestions for improving high school education in Georgia that are worth sharing: By John Konop Georgia needs to increase education quality and decrease costs in light of flat tax...
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From Predator to Pet: Three Techniques for Taming Your Writing Project

Does your dissertation feel like a wild beast lurking in the jungle, ready to attack? Don’t fear. Here are a few ways to bring it back under control.
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