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Shark Cartilage May Contain Toxin

Shark cartilage, hyped as a cancer preventive and joint-health supplement, may contain a neurotoxin that has been linked with Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease, a new study suggests.
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Private Sector Jobs Grew By 233,000 in February | I Acknowledge Class Warfare Exists

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Private Sector Jobs Grew By 233,000 in February

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Stop 'Dreaming,' America: Why Rent is a Better Deal than a Mortgage - DailyFinance

Stop 'Dreaming,' America: Why Rent is a Better Deal than a Mortgage - DailyFinance | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Becoming a homeowner is a rite of passage in America, while renting gets no respect.
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Are You Being Honest With Yourself? : Starts With A Bang

Are You Being Honest With Yourself? : Starts With A Bang | DansWorld | Scoop.it
"Be careful. People like to be told what they already know. Remember that. They get uncomfortable when you tell them new things. New things...well, new things aren't what they expect. They like to know that, say, a dog will bite...
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Putin Opponents Pick Up Moscow District Council Seats

Putin Opponents Pick Up Moscow District Council Seats | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Inspired by protests against President Vladimir V. Putin, hundreds of young Muscovites for the first time ran in municipal elections. To the shock of many, dozens won.
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Joseph Kony 2012: growing outrage in Uganda over film - Telegraph

Joseph Kony 2012: growing outrage in Uganda over film - Telegraph | DansWorld | Scoop.it
There is growing outrage in Uganda over a viral internet film viewed by more
than 32 million people in four days that suggests Africa’s longest-running
conflict is still raging in the country’s north.
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In Service to FBI, Informant Publicly Advocates Theft, Conspiracy | Disinformation

In Service to FBI, Informant Publicly Advocates Theft, Conspiracy | Disinformation | DansWorld | Scoop.it
A week ago, Spanish-speaking hacktivists chatting with the Associated Press revealed their suspicions that recent prosecutions of hackers in Europe and Latin...
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New Voting Method Would Solve the Republican Primary Drama @PolicyMic | Daniel Kamerling

New Voting Method Would Solve the Republican Primary Drama @PolicyMic | Daniel Kamerling | DansWorld | Scoop.it
This Republican primary season is proving why the idea of "one man, one vote" is broken. A simple change in voting procedures would make the election more representative.
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Forger faked 'about 50' artists

Forger faked 'about 50' artists | DansWorld | Scoop.it
A German convicted for his role in an art forgery scandal says he faked works by "about 50" artists over the course of his career.
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The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS)

The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS) | DansWorld | Scoop.it
After millennia of research, experts still don't know very much about the human brain. As such, most of what you have picked up on the subject from pop culture is just laughably wrong.
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Dexter's Killer Commentary On Science And Religion : NPR

Dexter's Killer Commentary On Science And Religion : NPR | DansWorld | Scoop.it
In the Showtime series Dexter, an atheist serial killer confronts other killers who believe themselves to be following God's plan. In the midst of much blood, the plot offers a meditation on science and religion.
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Former NJ Governor Goes Undercover as Homeless Man

Former NJ Governor Goes Undercover as Homeless Man | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Former New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey went undercover Monday night and disguised himself as a homeless person on the streets of Newark, New Jersey's largest city, to try and get a different perspective.
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10 Facts You Should Know About Multiple Sclerosis - Multiple Sclerosis Center - EverydayHealth.com

10 Facts You Should Know About Multiple Sclerosis - Multiple Sclerosis Center - EverydayHealth.com | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, affects about 1 out of every 1,000 Americans. Get the facts about multiple sclerosis to better understand and treat MS symptoms.
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Cutting the Cord on Cable TV's Pricey Monthly Bill -- Savings Experiment - DailyFinance

Cutting the Cord on Cable TV's Pricey Monthly Bill -- Savings Experiment - DailyFinance | DansWorld | Scoop.it
We experiment with all the other options for Cable TV to find out if you still need it in this day and age.
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the visible problem with invisible children

EDIT ON MARCH 7, 2012: This post was originally written in 2006.  As you read and comment, please consider that it has been over 5 years since I wrote my thoughts here.  I personally still have t...
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Oz is no wizard - The Daily Princetonian

Oz is no wizard - The Daily Princetonian | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Looking over the schedule for Mental Health Awareness Week, the event sponsored by the USG and Sustained Dialogue in collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services ...
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Real Wages for American Workers Increases To Best Result Since Pre-Economic Crisis | I Acknowledge Class Warfare Exists

Real Wages for American Workers Increases To Best Result Since Pre-Economic Crisis | I Acknowledge Class Warfare Exists | DansWorld | Scoop.it

Wages for American workers oupacing inflation for the first time since '08.

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3 Problems With the Viral Film "Kony 2012" | AlterNet

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3 Problems With the Viral Film "Kony 2012" by Lauren Kelley on Alternet.

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Unverified Results: The History of Scientific Research into ESP

Unverified Results: The History of Scientific Research into ESP | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Today's mediums and psychic detectives are nothing new – people have been claiming the ability to see the future, speak with the dead or read minds since antiquity.
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Poor and Elderly: The 5 Worst States to Grow Old In - DailyFinance

Poor and Elderly: The 5 Worst States to Grow Old In - DailyFinance | DansWorld | Scoop.it
It's a tough time to be old in America, and it's worse than you may realize: According to a recent report, on average, if government benefits were taken out of the equation, the elderly would have far less income than they'd need to survive.
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5 Ridiculous Cold War Myths You Learned in History Class

5 Ridiculous Cold War Myths You Learned in History Class | DansWorld | Scoop.it
During the Cold War there were good guys and bad guys.
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‘Illegal To Be Gay’ In Mississippi, Police Shut Down An LGBT March

‘Illegal To Be Gay’ In Mississippi, Police Shut Down An LGBT March | DansWorld | Scoop.it
A LGBT march in Mississippi was abruptly shut down, with Police reportedly telling LGBT Mississippians that it's 'illegal to be openly gay in the state.'...
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Somali residents welcome Ethiopian troops after rebel rout

Somali residents welcome Ethiopian troops after rebel rout | DansWorld | Scoop.it
BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - After three years of killings and violence under the rule of al Shabaab rebels, residents of the Somali city of Baidoa said they were happy to see the arrival of Ethiopian soldiers,...
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