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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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Study deflates notion that pear-shaped bodies more healthy than apples: Abnormal proteins from buttock fat linked to metabolic syndrome

Study deflates notion that pear-shaped bodies more healthy than apples: Abnormal proteins from buttock fat linked to metabolic syndrome | this curious life | Scoop.it
People who are "apple-shaped" -- with fat more concentrated around the abdomen -- have long been considered more at risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes than those who are "pear-shaped" and carry weight more in the buttocks, hips...
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Americans Under 50 Fare Poorly on Health Measures, New Report Says

Americans Under 50 Fare Poorly on Health Measures, New Report Says | this curious life | Scoop.it
Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in 16 other developed countries, according to a new analysis of health and longevity in the United States.
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Drug Helps Deafened Mice Hear Again | Wired Science | Wired.com

Drug Helps Deafened Mice Hear Again | Wired Science | Wired.com | this curious life | Scoop.it
All you graying, half-deaf Def Leppard fans, listen up. A drug applied to the ears of mice deafened by noise can restore some hearing in the animals. By blocking a key protein, the drug allows sound-sensing cells that are damaged by noise to regrow.
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Psychological common ground could ease tensions among those with different religious beliefs

Psychological common ground could ease tensions among those with different religious beliefs | this curious life | Scoop.it
A new study found that thoughts of death increased atheists, Christians, Muslims and agnostics conviction in their own world views.
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Monday's medical myth: dairy products exacerbate asthma

Monday's medical myth: dairy products exacerbate asthma | this curious life | Scoop.it
Dairy products are good for the bones, so we’re encouraged to have regular serves of (reduced-fat) milk cheese and yogurt. But can they make asthma and allergies worse?
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Pesticides and Parkinson's: Further proof of a link uncovered

Pesticides and Parkinson's: Further proof of a link uncovered | this curious life | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a link between Parkinson's disease and the pesticide Benomyl, whose toxicological effects still linger in the environment, 10 years after it was banned by the EPA.
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Pronunciation of 's' sounds impacts perception of gender, researcher finds

Pronunciation of 's' sounds impacts perception of gender, researcher finds | this curious life | Scoop.it
A person's style of speech -- not just the pitch of his or her voice -- may help determine whether the listener perceives the speaker to be male or female, according to a researcher who studied transgender people transitioning from female to male.
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Gene variant linked to active personality traits also linked to human longevity

Gene variant linked to active personality traits also linked to human longevity | this curious life | Scoop.it
A variant of a gene associated with active personality traits in humans seems to also be involved with living a longer life, researchers have found.
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Scientific American Staff Picks: 10 Apps for Your Smart Phone or Tablet: Scientific American

Scientific American Staff Picks: 10 Apps for Your Smart Phone or Tablet: Scientific American | this curious life | Scoop.it
Load up your new device with these geek-centric apps
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How Corn Syrup Might Be Making Us Hungry–and Fat | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

How Corn Syrup Might Be Making Us Hungry–and Fat | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | this curious life | Scoop.it
Grocery store aisles are awash in foods and beverages that contain high-fructose corn syrup. It is common in sodas and crops up in everything from ketchup ...
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Trojan horse 'eliminates' cancer

Trojan horse 'eliminates' cancer | this curious life | Scoop.it
An experimental 'Trojan-horse' cancer therapy has completely eliminated prostate cancer in experiments on mice, according to UK researchers.
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The prettification of gun culture

The prettification of gun culture | this curious life | Scoop.it
The pro-gun world is aggressively exploiting female fears to grow their base -- and it's been working
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Video: Top Chef Traci Des Jardins Thinks You Probably Eat Too Much

Video: Top Chef Traci Des Jardins Thinks You Probably Eat Too Much | this curious life | Scoop.it
A classically trained French chef on rethinking portion size, the beauty of small fish, and what to drink over the holidays.
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The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts (Part 2)

The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts (Part 2) | this curious life | Scoop.it
If you examine the rise of a typical leader, the ability to look and listen decreases as power increases. That's a trend you need to be aware of. At the outset, a future leader often rises out of a
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Chemical Helps Blind Mice See Again | Wired Science | Wired.com

Chemical Helps Blind Mice See Again | Wired Science | Wired.com | this curious life | Scoop.it
Injections of a recently discovered chemical into the eyes of blind lab mice has restored at least part of the rodents' vision.
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Why We Blab Our Intimate Secrets on Facebook — HBS Working Knowledge

Why We Blab Our Intimate Secrets on Facebook — HBS Working Knowledge | this curious life | Scoop.it
Leslie K. John and colleagues set out to discover the reason behind a common discrepancy: While many of us purport to be concerned about Internet privacy, we seem to have no worries about sharing our most intimate details on Facebook.
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A Tiny City Built to be Destroyed by Cyber Terrorists, So Real Cities Know What's Coming: Scientific American

CyberCity takes up a mere 48 square feet, but it has a working electric grid, transportation system, and banking network
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Under the weather, literally: More rainfall and bigger storms may lead to more stomach upsets

Under the weather, literally: More rainfall and bigger storms may lead to more stomach upsets | this curious life | Scoop.it
We can blame all sorts of things on the weather. But a stomach bug? It seems unlikely. Yet, scientists say greater quantities of rainfall and bigger storms will lead to more stomach upsets in parts of Europe.
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Express Gratitude and Reduce Bullying Complaints

Express Gratitude and Reduce Bullying Complaints | this curious life | Scoop.it
Janet Devlin's insight:

'In my last blog I discussed Manipulative Leaders (ML’s) and how they seem to thrive on withholding kudos and expressions of gratitude. This blog is to help you, the Manipulative Leader, and those around you to profit from a new management style: saying thanks.'

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Itchiness explained: Specific set of nerve cells signal itch but not pain, researchers find

Itchiness explained: Specific set of nerve cells signal itch but not pain, researchers find | this curious life | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered strong evidence that mice have a specific set of nerve cells that signal itch but not pain, a finding that may settle a decades-long debate about these sensations, and, if confirmed in humans, help in developing...
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Sleep apnea may offer unusual protection for heart attack patients

Researchers at the Technion have found that heart attack patients with breathing disorders such as sleep apnea may benefit from mild-moderate sleep-disordered breathing. The findings could suggest ways to rebuild damaged heart tissue.
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Tea Party Leader Reportedly Made Coup Attempt

Tea Party Leader Reportedly Made Coup Attempt | this curious life | Scoop.it
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), who abruptly resigned as head of Tea Party group FreedomWorks, brought in an assistant with a gun in an apparent coup attempt at the group, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Janet Devlin's insight:

Dick Armey - nominative determinism?? Pop will eat itself!!  

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Documentary- A Silent Forest. The Growing Threat, Genetically Engineered Trees- Full Movie

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