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3 New Species Discovered in Australia's 'Lost World'

3 New Species Discovered in Australia's 'Lost World' | Current Events | Scoop.it
During an expedition last March to a remote part of northeastern Australia, where few humans have tread, scientists discovered three unique species of vertebrates: an impressively camouflaged leaf-tail gecko, a golden-colored skink and a...
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Have you ever thought about all the animal species around the world. I can’t wrap my head around the multiple creatures that roam our planet other than the humans. Researchers always discover new things on a daily basis. What happens when you go to a continent to explore the rainforest’s coordination? Well, in the northeastern part of Australia, scientists' have discovered three new unique amphibians on their journey. They discovered a camouflaged leaf-tail gecko, golden-colored skink, and rock-loving frog. These new species developed strange features to adapt to their remote environment. One interesting fact would be, the frogs do not need a pond of water for their tadpoles. The mother lays her eggs in moist rock cracks. The tadpoles develop inside the egg as froglets then hatch out. It is extremely interesting how you develop new ways to adapt over time in your environment. All the creatures that we have yet to discover. 

Source: Yahoo!News

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Want a Piece of a Star Athlete? Now, You Really Can Buy One.

Want a Piece of a Star Athlete? Now, You Really Can Buy One. | Current Events | Scoop.it
Fantex Holdings, a start-up backed by prominent investors, is creating stocks tied to the value and performance of an athlete’s brand. First up: Arian Foster of the Houston Texans.
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When society takes Fantasy Football to a whole other level. According to New York Times, Fantex Holding will be starting stock on athletes. The stock will be based upon performance, games time, endorsements, and economic success. The first athlete to start the stock will be Arian Foster he plays for the Houston Texans. There will be $10.5 million stock in Foster’s brand. The minimum you can invest in his brand $50. Can you just imagine all the other top athletes having stock. I am all for stock shares, but i warn people to be careful in stock shares with athletes. Mainly because they frequently catch cases such as Kobe Byrant, Tiger Woods ect. When their endorsements are taken away from them so is your investment in them. This is stock brand is reality  Fantasy Football for the elite class.

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Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law

Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law | Current Events | Scoop.it
Because some states are not expanding Medicaid, two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and a majority of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance will not benefit from the new health law.
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America is considered the land of the free, but not for medical insurance. In America medical insurance is normally seen starting in middle social class. Most people just understood that is the norm of living in America. Until 2008, when president Obama started promoting extended (free) health care. I feel that it is a bad idea due to the impaction. This plan would cause middle class families to have impacted doctor appointments. Not to mention they pay a certain amount out of their paycheck for the benefits. I just feel that you should earn your health care. Although, this article is about the poor being left out. There is a saying that goes, “if you want something bad enough you will go the extra mile to make it happen.”

Source: New York Times

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6 Ways to Overcome Anxiety and Talk Money With Your Children

6 Ways to Overcome Anxiety and Talk Money With Your Children | Current Events | Scoop.it
Many parents would rather talk to their children about sex than about money, but far too few have stopped to figure out why — and how to get over it.
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As I was reading New York Times early this morning. I found this article and thought it was great. I feel that talking to your children about finances is extremely important for your children. Children grow up quickly, the earlier you start the more than understand. If you were not around you would want them to know how to budget, pay bills, start your 401k, and save. You would want them to be knowledgeable on having a good credit score and having just $30,000 in your savings. I feel that educating your children on money will let them have much better understandings on their future.

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Crackdown on Bloggers Is Mounted by China

Crackdown on Bloggers Is Mounted by China | Current Events | Scoop.it
Hundreds of microblog users across the country have been arrested for what Communist Party officials call malicious rumor-mongering online.
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In this millennium society we are constantly advertised by the media. We hear rumors, facts, and gossip about politics, celebrities, and upcoming theories. In China they are starting to have a massive crack down with bloggers. The first example on cracking down is “Big V.” In America Big V can be related to TMZ and Perez Hilton. China is fed up with the false information the bloggers are giving. There can possibly be jail time due to false advertisement. How many times have you witness a false rumor or cyber bullying? Will China be the country to teach us how to properly regulate bloggers and social media through their trails and errors?

This article is from New York Times.

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Kim Kardashian Is Engaged to Kanye West!

Kim Kardashian Is Engaged to Kanye West! | Current Events | Scoop.it
Kim Kardashian got the birthday surprise of a lifetime tonight. The E! star is engaged to longtim...
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Congratulations to Kim and Kanye! Who would have ever thought these long time friends would ever have a child then marriage. Kayne west sure does know how to propose. Prior the engagement he asked Kris Jenner for permission t to take her daughter’s hand in marriage. Mr. West rented out the AT&T ballpark stadium in San Francisco, orchestrated performance to play her two favorite songs “the young and beautiful” and “knock you down.” He invited the people who meant the world to her to watch the proposal. The engagement ring was 15 karats. Of course Kimmy K said,“yes!” I can’t wait to see this wedding knowing Kim and Kayne its going to be beyond anyones imagination. Again, congratulations to the lovely couple!

Source: E!

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Advice About Sleep Deficiency in Midlife, Part 3

Advice About Sleep Deficiency in Midlife, Part 3 | Current Events | Scoop.it
Orfeu Marcello Buxton, a neuroscientist, addresses questions about the effects of sleep deprivation, whether damage can be reversed, sleep apnea and the impact of alcohol.
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This article is about “Sleep Deficiency” posted by New York Times. I believe that everyone has issues going to sleep. Especially, people in the U.S due to we do not have siesta, like other countries do. We are often always so busy! Rather it is education, career, or family. There just are not enough of hours in a day to complete all the tasks we have. As I was reading this article I saw that research is being processed on how your lack of sleep can affect you. Did you know deficiency of sleep can contribute to disorders like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease! Dr. Buxton is giving out tips to have better sleep, such as creating more balance and consistency in our life. Why not get better sleep to have a more healthy, successful, and productive day!

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Step Away From the Phone!

Step Away From the Phone! | Current Events | Scoop.it
Smartphone addicts are starting to curb the habit.
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Numerous people in society are starting to feel overwhelmed with notifications from their smartphones. Although we love how swift are smartphones work. They are often a huge distraction when at dinner. It’s highly common to see everyone on their phones. For some people it is expectable, and for others it isn’t. There are ups and downs to this technology. I believe everyone become frequently annoyed when hearing the “ding noise” when sleeping in the middle of the night. What is more truly a pest are the phantoms phone calls. This occurs when your engaging in an activity, and you think your cellphone is ringing. So you rush to go get it. Then you realize no one has contacting you. Numerous citizens all across America are starting to have “no disturbance.” To gain a peace of mind.

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JPMorgan Agrees to Pay $920 Million in Fines Over Trading Loss

JPMorgan Agrees to Pay $920 Million in Fines Over Trading Loss | Current Events | Scoop.it
More than a year after a group of traders at JPMorgan Chase caused a multibillion-dollar loss, government authorities on Thursday imposed a $920 million fine on the bank and shifted scrutiny to its senior management.
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I read upon this article on New York Times. I am highly shocked with JPMorgan. Especially, because I am a proud member of Chase bank. I am more stunned with how America only wants to give a penalty without imprisonment. Even though, the fine is $920 million. This is considered chump change for them. They have enough money to pay for that easily. I feel that they should suffer imprisonment. This just shows you that if you a part of Corporate America. You can be considered above the law, as long as you have the funds to pay. I often see this situation a lot with white collared jobs. This is just outrageous!

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A New Span for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

A New Span for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge | Current Events | Scoop.it
With little fanfare, the newly built $6.4-billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public after more than a decade of construction delays.
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I am orginally from the Bay area, Oakland, Ca. to be exact. It gives me somuch joy and excitement to see the bridge is finally up. It took them long enough they have been attempting to achieve this bridge for over serval years. I can remeber being a child wondering what were they doing. I am super happy its accomplished. It looks so beautiful at night.

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