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More Kids Accidentally Ingesting Marijuana Following New Drug Policies | TIME.com

More Kids Accidentally Ingesting Marijuana Following New Drug Policies | TIME.com | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Thanks to more relaxed laws for medical marijuana users — and with the first states legalizing recreational pot — Junior may be more likely to ingest marijuana in dangerously high doses.
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This is an example of a negative implication of legalizing marijuana that could have been identified using an implications wheel.

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WISN 12 News investigates retailer marking up prices, advertising sale

WISN 12 News investigates retailer marking up prices, advertising sale | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
WISN 12 News goes undercover to investigate suspicious department store markups.
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Department stores should have thought of the implications of marking up their prices.

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NYC Proposes New Minimum Age for Cigarette Sales

NYC Proposes New Minimum Age for Cigarette Sales | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
From 18 to 21.
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What are the possible implications of raising the age of cigarette purchase to 21?

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Toddlers Addicted To Tablets, As Experts Warn Of Long-Term Implications

Toddlers Addicted To Tablets, As Experts Warn Of Long-Term Implications | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Though research has yet to be written, some clinicians worry that iPads and iPhones might carry long-term effects for toddlers and babies.
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Parents should have thought of the implications of letting their toddlers play with tablets... Experts warn of long-term implications and addiction.

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$700 Million in Katrina Relief Missing, Report Shows

$700 Million in Katrina Relief Missing, Report Shows | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Lost Funds Cited as a Warning in Superstorm Sandy Cleanup Efforts
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How long ago was Hurricane Katrina?  The ripples of implications continue to unravel.

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Andrew Schreier's curator insight, April 4, 2013 6:35 AM

This article immediately discusses the impact the loss of $700 million from Katrina Relief may have on the Superstorm Sandy Cleanup.

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Alzheimer’s Disease population to triple: We need smarter research, public health initiatives and lifestyles

Alzheimer’s Disease population to triple: We need smarter research, public health initiatives and lifestyles | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
According to a new study, the population with Alzheimer’s Disease in the US will triple by 2050: from 4.7 millions in 2010 to 13.8 millions.
Andrew Schreier's insight:

What might happen as a direct result of alzheimer's disease population tripling?

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Andrew Schreier's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:36 AM

The trend of Alzheimer's growing in the U.S.

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Lehigh University student sues over grade, seeks $1.3 million

Lehigh University student sues over grade, seeks $1.3 million | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Megan Thode isn't the first Lehigh University student who was unhappy with the grade she received in a course. But she may be the first to sue to get it changed.
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A student sues a univeristy over a grade change?

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New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin

New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Some family members of victims killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks said Wednesday that they are outraged by the Transportation Security Administration's decision to let passengers carry pocketknives on planes.
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What are the possible implications of TSA allowing passengers to carry knvies on planes?

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Government seeks changes for malt liquor Four Loko | Yahoo! Health

Government seeks changes for malt liquor Four Loko | Yahoo! Health | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The makers of a popular carbonated alcoholic drink guzzled on college campuses are going to be changing the look of its Four Loko cans to settle the government's charges of deceptive marketing.
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Makers of Four Loko should have thought of the implications of their product when first introduced; may have been able to avoid some of these issues they are facing right now.

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Rodney Harrison says he’s ‘scared to death’ after a career filled with concussions

Rodney Harrison says he’s ‘scared to death’ after a career filled with concussions | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
After suffering an estimated 20 concussions over his 15-year pro career, Rodney Harrison now says he's "scared to death" about the future of his health in upcoming years.
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This is an example of a player now looking back at the impact of playing football has on their future when they retire.  The impact of concussions was something that definitely needed exploring; but can still benefit from implications wheels.

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ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007

ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007 | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years.
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Energy drinks have definitely become a "hot topic" to explore.  This could have been discovered when energy drinks were first introduced.

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Fired Wells Fargo employee rejects reinstatement

Fired Wells Fargo employee rejects reinstatement | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A man who was fired over a 49-year-old arrest for putting a cardboard dime in a laundry machine, has turned down an offer from Wells Fargo to return to his job.

 

OOPS -- the consequences of consequences....

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Flight attendant out of job after Facebook remark

Flight attendant out of job after Facebook remark | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
BANGKOK (AP) — A Cathay Pacific flight attendant is out of a job after writing on her Facebook page that she wanted to throw coffee in a passenger's face because she happened to be the daughter of someone she dislikes intensely: ousted Thai Prime...
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3D-printed 'Liberator' gun fires first successful shot

3D-printed 'Liberator' gun fires first successful shot | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
The gun debate expands to include plastic firearms that can be printed at home, with lawmakers expressing concerns about new technology. Read this article by Chenda Ngak on CNET.
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3D printing should have thought of the implications of being able to create plastic firearms that can be printed at home.

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MDs warn teens: Don't take the cinnamon challenge

MDs warn teens: Don't take the cinnamon challenge | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
The fad involves daring someone to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without water.
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The cinnamon challenge is raising multiple concerns and implications among users.

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Health Chaos Ahead

Health Chaos Ahead | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
The implementation of Obamacare is off to a rough start. Even the law’s fervent supporters admit that things are going worse than expected.
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"ObamaCare" definitely could have used an Implications Wheel.

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Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
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We scooped an article when this intially happened and said it was an issue that currently needed exploring.  Now this is scooped again because it was an issue the post office should have explored.

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Ohio teens to be in court in Twitter threat case

Ohio teens to be in court in Twitter threat case | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
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These girls really should have thought of the implications of threatening a rape victim through Twitter...now they are in juvenile detention and facing charges.

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Has Victoria's Secret Already Pulled Controversial Teen-Targeted Collection?

Has Victoria's Secret Already Pulled Controversial Teen-Targeted Collection? | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Victoria's Secret launched an ad campaign featuring the slogan "Bright Young Things" for its Spring Break collection. Included in this collection were items like panties with "c...
Andrew Schreier's insight:

Victoria's secret should have thought of the implications of launching an ad campaign for Spring Break that is under fire for targeting teens.

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Brain Researchers Can Detect Who We Are Thinking About: Scientific American

Brain Researchers Can Detect Who We Are Thinking About: Scientific American | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
FMRI scans of volunteers' media prefrontal cortexes revealed unique brain activity patterns associated with individual characters or personalities as subjects thought about them
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What are the possible implications of brain researchers having the ability to detect who we are thinking about?

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Kids' suspensions renew debate over zero tolerance

Kids' suspensions renew debate over zero tolerance | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she's going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles.
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The Sandy Hook tragedy should have been explored immediately; in implication like this most likely would have been identified.

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Lance Armstrong Under Criminal Investigation

Lance Armstrong Under Criminal Investigation | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Federal Investigators Are in the Midst of an Active Criminal Investigation
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Lance clearly should've thought of the implications of deciding to use performance enhancing drugs.  Even further, he should have thought of the implications of being accused or caught using them as well.

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Basketball dad calls for school shooting after altercation at son’s game

Basketball dad calls for school shooting after altercation at son’s game | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
The ability to vent one’s emotions almost immediately is both the great advantage and drawback of modern social media.
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This father really should have thought of the implications of posting such a remark on social media.

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Amsterdam to Ban School Pot Smoking

Amsterdam to Ban School Pot Smoking | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Amsterdam bans smoking marijuana in school; after years of debate, pragmatic solutions prevail
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This issue should have been explored when possession of marijuana in Amsterdam became legal. "But it has also had the unwanted side effect that Dutch children are frequently exposed to the drug in public areas."

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Teachers accused in test-taking fraud that spans three states, 15 years

Teachers accused in test-taking fraud that spans three states, 15 years | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Should have thought of the implications of planning and carrying out this test-taking fraud that went ongoing for 15 years.

 

It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms.

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