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Profiting From Pain

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Narcotic painkillers can be helpful, but they can also have serious consequences.
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In the short run, treating a patient with an opioid like OxyContin, which costs about $6,000 a year, is less expensive than putting a patient through a pain-treatment program that emphasizes physical therapy and behavior modification. But over time, such programs, which run from $15,000 to $25,000, might yield far lower costs.

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Scientists create high-resolution 3-D atlas of human brain

Scientists create high-resolution 3-D atlas of human brain | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The brain of a 65-year-old woman was used to create the atlas.
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We all have one and it's good to know something of how it works. A step in the direction of better neuroscience.

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Six Rules for Dining Out

Six Rules for Dining Out | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
How a frugal economist finds the perfect lunch
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As a foodie, and yes I am a foodie, I found this informative and a good read.

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Blood, spit and cops: Nationwide drug roadblocks raise eyebrows

Blood, spit and cops: Nationwide drug roadblocks raise eyebrows | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration program includes police roadblocks asking for blood samples.
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I suppose the idea behind this makes sense, but there is something not quite kosher. I wonder if they have tried using a simple anonymous questionnaire and compared the results to a stuck and poked group to see if they are getting more information in this intrusive manner.

 

Is this perhaps another example of the buraucratic mentality just expanding its ambit?

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WOW: 3-D Map Of Universe Shows Galaxies In Unprecedented Detail

WOW: 3-D Map Of Universe Shows Galaxies In Unprecedented Detail | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Still trying to find your place in the world? How about the universe?
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For the science geeks among us and for the astronomy lovers in particular.

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The Forgotten Uprising in Eastern Saudi Arabia

The Forgotten Uprising in Eastern Saudi Arabia | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
To achieve lasting peace in Saudi Arabia’s restive Eastern Province, the regime must address the deep-rooted sectarian, political, and socioeconomic drivers of dissent.
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This is potentially of great importance as Sunni and Shia join together to redefine what a modern Islamic state should be. I am sure that the Prophet would smile on this.

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Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
New research says reading literary fiction helps people embrace ambiguous ideas and avoid snap judgments
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Another reason you should be reading my books. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and YOU'LL THINK.

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Romance Ramble and Book Babble: First Page - Flashing my Shorts

Romance Ramble and Book Babble: First Page - Flashing my Shorts | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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It is always a pleasure to share something by my friend and fellow All Things That Matter Press author, Sal Buttaci.

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Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s

Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
What America can learn from one of the most sustainable food nations on Earth.
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The modern world still intrudes and the diet isn't perfect, but at least Bolivia is trying to hold on to its traditional way of life.

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Welcome Actress Robin Weigert & Joe Symes & the Loving Kind

Welcome Actress Robin Weigert & Joe Symes & the Loving Kind | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
It Matters Radio will be starting this broadcast off with a real treat - the music of a new and upcoming band, Joe Symes and the Loving Kind.
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Don't miss tonight's great show. It Matters Radio is on a great roll.

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The 25 Least Visited Countries in the World

The 25 Least Visited Countries in the World | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Are you up for going on that unique trip that almost no one has done before you? The problem might just be finding the right destination. The least visited country in the world may not be the one you would think...
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Loving to travel as I do, I thought this a great contribution to my day.

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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies | Video on TED.com

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong.
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This is an incredibly powerful TED discussion, especially if you think about how society is organized.

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Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.

Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
This is one massive reality check, folks.
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Racism in America? Come on, don't be realistic.

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TIME Presents the 12 All-Time Great Summer Reads | TIME.com

TIME Presents the 12 All-Time Great Summer Reads | TIME.com | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Factoring in raw data, cultural impact, and a bit of sentimentality, we've come up with a list of our favorite seasonal tomes. Which books did you love—and which have we left off?
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We are not amused. A few good books but lots of fluff. Might I suggest "Memoirs From the Asylum" or if you want light go with "Tales From the Dew Drop Inne."

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6 Bizarre Court Cases That Had A Surprising Impact

6 Bizarre Court Cases That Had A Surprising Impact | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on some landmark decisions in the coming weeks, we thought we should take a look at some of the world's most unusual cases which also had an unexpected impact. Judge for yourself!
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This is off to a fun news sharing day. This is serious stuff about law, even about suing God and parents' rights versus kids'. But it is a good read. Enjoy.

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Proposal would allow more women to come to U.S. under immigration bill

Senate’s emerging bloc of women plans to introduce the proposal.
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This is going to be a real hurdle especially in the House. The GOP's future hangs on how they as a party handle immigration reform and now a women's issue is added.

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The secret history of the Bill of Rights

The secret history of the Bill of Rights | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Activists today invoke the 2nd and 4th Amendments as if they're kindred spirits with Madison. Here's the real story
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A good article for history buffs and for those who need to be reminded that government and the American Constitution are grounded in the real process of politics rather than hanging suspended from Heaven by the silver chain of reason.

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Guy rescues baby hummingbird after it was attacked.

Guy rescues baby hummingbird after it was attacked. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Guy rescues baby hummingbird after it was attacked.
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Here is a great dose of happy. Really heartwarming video.

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How we do it: Maybe monogamy isn’t natural!

How we do it: Maybe monogamy isn’t natural! | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
From incest to sperm competition and polyamory, anatomy -- not social arrangements -- explain how a species mates
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I love physical anthropology and ethnology.

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Love lift us up where we belong, where the eagles fly..

Love lift us up where we belong, where the eagles fly.. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

If this ain't loverly I got no clue what is. From my wing man, Sal Butacci and a funny one it is.

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Sal is one of my favorites authors of short fiction. This one had be laughing.

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Monica Brinkman's comment, June 15, 2013 9:32 AM
Must say I chuckled a bit also.
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Awakenings: The Ford and the Year 1910

Awakenings: The Ford and the Year 1910 | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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I love history and old cars so I certainly enjoyed this piece.

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Amazon.com: El Catrin eBook: Kenneth Weene: Kindle Store

El Catrin - Kindle edition by Kenneth Weene. -- A short story of faith, family conflict, and El Diablo. Magical Realism. 

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I am delighted to have authored this first in the new All Things That Matter Press shorts series available exclusively on Kindle.

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Sleep mechanism identified that plays role in emotional memory

Sleep mechanism identified that plays role in emotional memory | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Sleep researchers have identified the sleep mechanism that enables the brain to consolidate emotional memory and found that a popular prescription sleep aid heightens the recollection of and response to negative memories.
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Fascinating as we move into the world of sleep, dreams, and emotionality, we find a tangled web that is human.

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95 percent of people wash their hands wrong

95 percent of people wash their hands wrong | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Scientists camped out in public restrooms to observe hand-washing, and found men were worse offenders than women
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Corporate Cleaning Concepts, Inc.'s curator insight, July 1, 2013 9:26 PM

How long do you scrub when you wash your hands?

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Welcome Actress Robin Weigert & Joe Symes & the Loving Kind

Welcome Actress Robin Weigert & Joe Symes & the Loving Kind | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
It Matters Radio will be starting this broadcast off with a real treat - the music of a new and upcoming band, Joe Symes and the Loving Kind.
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Thursday 6/13 - Another great show from It Matters Radio. Actress Robin Weigert and music from Joe Symes.

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