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Former Police Chief Takes On New Role | Pro Bono Australia

Former Police Chief Takes On New Role | Pro Bono Australia | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Christine Nixon has been appointed inaugural Chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance, a community organisation that offers microfinance programs to people on low and limited incomes.
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CPUC Judges Recommend Largest Fine Ever for PG&E

CPUC Judges Recommend Largest Fine Ever for PG&E | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In four decisions that could go through a still-lengthy review process, two California regulatory commission judges on Tuesday recommended $1.4 billion in penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) for the fatal San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion four years ago (see Daily GPI,Sept. 13, 2010).
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Bone appétit

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Who let the dogs in? RESTAURANTS in California are at last going to the dogs. For years the state banned man’s best friend from dining out with his owners. Some...
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More bang for your buck

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WARNING: We rarely feel the need to alert readers to explicit content. But our discussion of the online sex trade requires frank language, and some may find the...
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Comparing the five major world religions

"It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."


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8th grade World History Teachers in AL - What do you think?

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perfect for Culture Unit

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APHG-Unit 3

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Speed up DNA testing - Chicago Sun-Times

Speed up DNA testing - Chicago Sun-Times | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the Illinois State Police crime lab has a backlog. What does surprise us is that no priority label was attached to testing in the case of Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who is charged with shoving his gun deep into the throat of a man he thought had been carrying a gun, while also holding a Taser to the man’s groin and threatening to kill him if he didn’t say where the gun was.

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Did This Teacher's Novel Cause Craziest Police Overreaction Ever? - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Did This Teacher's Novel Cause Craziest Police Overreaction Ever? - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Dorchester County, Maryland, teacher was taken in for an "emergency medical evaluation," suspended from his job, and barred from setting foot on another
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Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea?

Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Unsung heroes of the seas-how pirates, slaves, and motley crews shaped the modern world.
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Tenth Circle Added To Rapidly Growing Hell

Tenth Circle Added To Rapidly Growing Hell | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
CITY OF DIS, NETHER HELL—After years of construction, Corpadverticus, the new circle of Hell, finally opened its doors Monday.
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Even in large cities, we build TIGHTLY-KNIT communities

Even in large cities, we build TIGHTLY-KNIT communities | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

A study of group clustering--do your friends know each other?--shows that it does not change with city size. [via Flowing Data]


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The criminalisation of American business

The criminalisation of American business | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WHO runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? The Sicilian mafia? The People’s Liberation Army in China? The kleptocracy in the Kremlin? If you are a...
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Why BMI is a big fat scam

Why BMI is a big fat scam | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Body mass index is used to sell weight loss drugs, set insurance premiums, and counsel patients. There's just one little problem.
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BMI was arbitrarily lowered by a committee funded by weight loss drug companies...is this white collar crime or just rent-seeking behavior?

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An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals | Al Jazeera America

An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals | Al Jazeera America | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Shedding the stigma and reducing recidivism through support, education and therapy – not prison time

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Do gut bacteria control your mind? | KurzweilAI

Do gut bacteria control your mind? | KurzweilAI | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

Bacteria within you — which outnumber your own cells about 100 times — may be affecting both your cravings and moods to get you to eat what they want, and may be driving you toward obesity.

 

That’s the conclusion of an article published this week in the journal BioEssays by researchers from UC San Francisco,Arizona State University and University of New Mexico from a review of the recent scientific literature.

 

How your gut microbiome may control you

The diverse community of microbes, collectively known as the gut microbiome, influence human eating behavior and dietary choices to favor consumption of the particular nutrients they grow best on, rather than simply passively living off whatever nutrients we choose to send their way.Some bacterial species prefer fat, and others sugar, for instance. They vie with each other for food and to retain a niche within their ecosystem — your digestive tract — and they also often have different aims than you do when it comes to your own actions.Bacteria may influence your decisions by releasing signaling molecules into your gut. Because the gut is linked to the immune system, the endocrine system, and the nervous system, those signals could influence your physiologic and behavioral responses — and health.Bacteria may be acting through the vagus nerve, which connects 100 million nerve cells from the digestive tract to the base of the brain, changing taste receptors, producing toxins to make you feel bad, and releasing chemical rewards to make you feel good.Certain strains of bacteria increase anxious behavior (in mice).Some strains of bacteria cause stomach cancer and perhaps other cancers. 

What you can do (with medical guidance)

Make changes in what you eat. There are measurable changes in the microbiome within 24 hours of diet change, evolving on the time scale of minutes.Take appropriate probiotics. One study showed a drink containing Lactobacillus casei improved mood in those who were feeling the lowest.Kill targeted species with specific antibiotics.Acquire specialized bacteria that digest your favorite foods. (Bacteria that digest seaweed are found in humans in Japan, where seaweed is popular in the diet.)See previous KurzweilAI posts on gut bacteria

 

The co-authors’ study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Bonnie D. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin.

 

 


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On our trip to Korea two years ago, I started eating Kimchi regularly.  (There are hundreds of varieties of Kimchi consumed there other than the cabbage Kimchi commonly found in some US grocery stores.)  

 

I noticed an almost immediate positive effect on my digestive process as I increased the probiotic supply.  Now, I wonder what other effects the members of my "biome" may be influencing.  And I am grateful that we have learned to make our own kimchi, and our refrigerator has an abundance in the moment!

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Violence Among the Amish

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On Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2013 hate-crime conviction against 15 members of an Amish separatist group who forcibly cut the beards of others in their faith. The ruling has re-opened a question: How could this happen?
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Guilt edged

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America’s regulators are increasingly assertive IN THE past firms feared their rivals. Now they need to beware of regulators too. American companies have been...
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Handsome ransoms

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IT IS never about the money, at least not to start with. For the jihadist groups that have, in the past decade, pocketed several hundred million dollars in ransom...
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This is why it feels like the recession never ended

This is why it feels like the recession never ended | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Take a look at this chart. It shows everything you need to know about why Americans are still so down on the economy.

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The Changing Face of Temporary Employment

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The number of temps has reached a new high, and many are working in more dangerous situations than full-time workers.

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business uncertainty and suspecting government numbers altogether..what a tragedy?
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High Times Challenges Colorado's Restrictions on Pot-Related Speech - Reason.com

High Times Challenges Colorado's Restrictions on Pot-Related Speech - Reason.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Why wouldn't a marijuana business advertise in the flagship magazine of the cannabis counterculture?
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Money can buy happiness

Money can buy happiness | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A new study examines the relationship between income and well-beingTHE Easterlin paradox, named for economist Richard Easterlin, reckons that higher incomes do not...
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California Supreme Court rules that silence can be evidence of guilt - Police State USA

California Supreme Court rules that silence can be evidence of guilt - Police State USA | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
CALIFORNIA -- The Supreme Court of California has ruled that a suspect's silence can be used as evidence of guilt during trial.
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Revisiting Ricardo

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DEFENDERS of globalisation often say that, whatever distress it may cause for rich-world workers, it has been good for poor countries. Between 1988 and 2008, global...
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Exiled Tanana man argues for return to jail

Exiled Tanana man argues for return to jail | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS — One of the men banished by the Tanana tribal government this spring is suing in federal court for the right to return. 
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To have and have not

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“POVERTY”, wrote Aristotle, “is the parent of crime.” But was he right? Certainly, poverty and crime are associated. And the idea that a lack of income might...
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Justice Ginsburg: America Has A ‘Real Racial Problem’

Justice Ginsburg: America Has A ‘Real Racial Problem’ | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court was "once a leader in the world" in combating racial discrimination, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “What’s amazing," she added, "is how things have changed.”

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