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How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading?

How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading? | current events |
Reading a good book can be a rewarding experience, but it can be frustrating when the information just floats through your head without sticking in your memory. Luckily there are a few methods that can really make a difference in retaining information. The bookworms at Stack Exchange provide some tips to help your Jeopardy game.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
tania molina's insight:

it is interesting because at times when i am reading it feels difficult for me to get information stored in my head. this are some strategies that i may try to help me out in the future. biology is one of the classes i am struggling because the reading is so difficult to me.

Ula Rutter's curator insight, March 9, 2014 6:27 PM

This article is topical to my students and to myself!

Adrianna Castelo's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:53 PM

I think this is a very informative article that can help some people out. They give tips on how to make reading more interesting and how to keep it stuck in your memory after reading it instead of just forgetting all about it after the first time. 

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Happiness Of Marriage Thrives On Calm Attitude Of Wives During Arguments

Happiness Of Marriage Thrives On Calm Attitude Of Wives During Arguments | current events |

Maintaining your composure while having a heated argument with your spouse might be a difficult one. However, a recent study that was published in the Emotion journals reveals that the couple can remain in a long-term marital relationship when the wives and not husbands know how to regulate their emotions.

Via themedguru
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wives manipulate everything instead of husband

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As doctors grow older, hospitals begin requiring them to prove they’re still fit

As doctors grow older, hospitals begin requiring them to prove they’re still fit | current events |

Many doctors practice into their 70s and beyond. Hospitals are starting to require them to prove they’re still fit.
A distinguished vascular specialist in his 80s performs surgery, then goes on vacation, forgetting he has patients in the hospital; one subsequently dies because no doctor was overseeing his care. An internist who suffered a stroke gets lost going from one exam room to another in his own office. A beloved general surgeon with Alzheimer’s disease continues to assist in operations because hospital officials don’t have the heart to tell him to retire.

These real-life examples, provided by an expert who evaluates impaired physicians, exemplify an emotionally charged issue that is attracting the attention of patient safety experts and hospital administrators: how to ensure that older doctors are competent to treat patients.

Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:14 PM

Seems like a reasonable expectation for safety that doctors - both physicians and surgeons have basic evaluation as physicians ages advance.  It works with pilots and with driver's licenses.

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New Mexico groups promote same-sex “marriage” as a benefit to kids, ignoring the evidence |

New Mexico groups promote same-sex “marriage” as a benefit to kids, ignoring the evidence | | current events |
The largest and most comprehensive study to date found that homosexual homes sets kids up for a host of problems later on.

Via Christopher Pearsall
Christopher Pearsall's curator insight, December 14, 2013 9:36 PM

The pros and cons of same-sex marriages continue to be debated. In New Mexico it seems that there are those who tout homosexual homes and marriages as being a more stable environment for children. Or perhaps the position is better stated that they believe it would create greater stability in various households by allowing same-sex marriages.


In this particular article it is debated that in fact what is being ignored are the facts as set forth in what is touted to be the most prominent study on the subject. Particularly it is argued that same sex marriages set children of for a host of problems later on in their lives.


This commentor not having read the particular study that is the subject of this article I'm not in a position to comment regarding whether it would or would not cause problems for children based upon whether or not the studies were competently conducted or whether or not there was some indicated bias in the performance of the studies.


What is most certain though is that states continue to join the ever-growing populace of other states that seem to be willing to accept same-sex marriages as something that should be allowable under the law.


No doubt for many this is a legal issue well for others this tends to be a moral issue. The question of "normality" aside and whether or not the definition of  "normality" is an ever-changing tide having to do with law, religion, morality and various other topics which need not be named is one of great debate in many circles, including those of a personal nature.


Ultimately, it cannot be denied that there is a trend toward more states accepting same-sex marriages. This may be true as a result of ever-growing lobbying, or it may be true simply because by failing to accept same-sex marriages from one state to another  it creates an incongruity  of legal decision-making from one state to another and at the federal level.


 Only the future will tell.


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The Surprising Truth About Cousins And Marriage

The Surprising Truth About Cousins And Marriage | current events |
In modern western society, marrying your cousin is not well accepted, particularly in the United States.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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this article is interesting. i have never heard of famous people getting married with there cousin which it is weird in some religions. i thought it was weird but interesting because i have family that are married to their my own cousins which we are all related. I am one of the few that talk to them seen other relatives don't talk to them because they say that its not right and it is nothing big. they now have children no birth defects and are still living life in good conditions.

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How to Overcome Your Worst Fears - Lifehacker

How to Overcome Your Worst Fears - Lifehacker | current events |
How to Overcome Your Worst FearsLifehackerVisualization and gradual exposure are techniques often recommended for tackling fears. Imagine yourself in a situation confidently facing your fear, whatever it is.

Via Will
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i thought this article was interesting since we all have fears. this article give techniques that make help overcome some fears.  Every single one of us have fears and don't know how to react to them or deal with them.

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Brokerage CEO Accused of Spending $590K of the Firm's Money on Firearms, Tattoos and Petcare

Brokerage CEO Accused of Spending $590K of the Firm's Money on Firearms, Tattoos and Petcare | current events |

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a temporary cease-and-desist order against Wall Street brokerage firm John Carris Investments and its CEO George Carris for allegedly fraudulently selling stock to customers earlier this year. [via NYPost] FINRA, the self regulatory organization for the financial services community, also accused the CEO of improperly spending the broker-dealer's money on tattoos, pet care, motorcycle expenses and firearms. FINRA alleges that John Carris Investments paid over $590,000 for personal expenses of the CEO. The expenses were classified as business expenses, the complaint said. According to FINRA's complaint [.PDF], come of the expenses included $10,554 at a tattoo parlor, $5,987 for pet care and $5,317 for motorcycle expenses. The complaint also alleges that $6,790 was spent on "firearms related expenses." Here's the full release (emphasis ours): WASHINGTON — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has filed for a Temporary Cease-and-Desist Order against John Carris Investments, LLC (JCI) and its CEO, George Carris, to immediately halt solicitations of its customers to purchase Fibrocell Science, Inc. stock without making proper disclosures. FINRA alleges that during May 2013, JCI fraudulently solicited its customers to buy Fibrocell stock, without disclosing that during the same time period, Carris and another firm principal were selling their shares. FINRA also issued an amended complaint against JCI, Carris, and five other firm principals alleging additional fraudulent activity and securities violations. In the complaint, FINRA alleges that while JCI acted as a placement agent for Fibrocell, Carris and the firm artificially inflated the price of Fibrocell stock by engaging in pre-arranged trading and by making unauthorized purchases of Fibrocell stock in customers' accounts. FINRA also alleges that Carris and JCI fraudulently sold stock and notes in its parent company, Invictus Capital, Inc., by not disclosing its poor financial condition. In the complaint, FINRA states that JCI and Carris misled Invictus investors by paying dividends to Invictus' early investors with funds that were, in fact, generated by new sales of Invictus securities. JCI and Carris did not have any reasonable grounds to expect economic gains for Invictus investors. As of March 2013, Invictus Capital had defaulted on $2 million of Invictus notes sold to earlier John Carris Investments customers, did not have funds to repay them, and has stated that it may be required to use proceeds from its ongoing offering to make repayments. JCI continues to solicit new investments in Invictus – an investment that FINRA alleges is wholly unsuitable. In addition, FINRA alleges that JCI issued false documentation that failed to reflect the firm's payments for Carris' personal expenses (such as tattoos, pet care and a motorcycle), and failed to remit hundreds of thousands of dollars in employee payroll taxes to the United States Treasury. Under FINRA rules, the individuals and firms named in a complaint can file a response and request a hearing before a FINRA disciplinary panel. Possible sanctions include a fine, an order to pay restitution, censure, suspension or bar from the securities industry. The issuance of a disciplinary complaint represents FINRA's initiation of a formal proceeding, in which findings as to the allegations in the complaint have not been made, and does not represent a decision as to any of the allegations contained in the complaint. Investors can obtain more information about, and the disciplinary record of, any FINRA-registered broker or brokerage firm by using FINRA's BrokerCheck. FINRA makes BrokerCheck available at no charge. In 2012, members of the public used this service to conduct about 14.6 million reviews of broker or firm records. Investors can access BrokerCheck at or by calling (800) 289-9999. Investors may find copies of this disciplinary action as well as other disciplinary documents in FINRA's Disciplinary Actions Online database. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complimentary compliance and technology-based services. FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business – from registering and educating all industry participants to examining securities firms, writing rules, enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws, informing and educating the investing public, providing trade reporting and other industry utilities, and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and firms. For more information, please visit

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Reading diet articles linked to eating disorders

Reading diet articles linked to eating disorders | current events |
Magazine headlines entice teenage girls with promises like, “Get the body you want!” or “Hit your dream weight now!” But a new study suggests reading articles about diet and weight loss could have unhealthy consequences later.

Via Cara Turney
Cara Turney's comment, October 29, 2012 5:48 PM
This article is about an increase of girls wanting to lose weight once they have read articles showcasing 'the ideal weight'. Even if these girls have not previously given it any thought they now felt inclined to lose weight. The media has twisted words around to make girls feel as though they need to lose weight. I think it is bad that society and the media pressure girls into being a certain way even when they don't need to change their body.