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How Music Can Boost Our Workouts

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Making music — and not just listening to it — while exercising makes the exercise easier, a remarkable new experiment finds, suggesting that the human love of music may have evolved, in part, to ease physical effort.
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I thought this article was really interesting and was exciting to read in regards to future.  As many are already aware, listening to music  while working out does in fact alter the performance of your workout.  What makes this article different is its research on how making music while working out is actually beneficial to your workout.  Though machines used in the experient aren't for commercial retaill today, we may be seeing some for often in the futurw.  This article came from the New York Times.

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The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible "Fitspiration" Photos

The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible "Fitspiration" Photos | Hey world, what's going on? | Scoop.it
One of these photos is an expertly lit, no doubt digitally enhanced image of a girl in her mid-twenties presented here as the definition of what a woman is allowed to be proud of; "until you are proud" seems to mean "until you have six pack abs, perky,...
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I was reluctant to scoop this article originally because of the use of profanity and the tone throughout the piece is very angry and even immature in the sense that he isnt arguining in a civil or respectful manner but the main message is important.  The author acknoledges that posters of this new "fitspiration" trend "prey upon your insecurites in an attempt to manipulate or even harm you" to the point of getting you to be healthy.  He basically takes on 6 fitspiration posts and decifers what the intended message is compared to the message most of the audience is getting. This came from the huffingtonpost.

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Global economic crisis spurred 5,000 additional suicides, study says

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The global economic crisis that has come to be known as the Great Recession appears to have fueled an increase in suicides, including an estimated 5,000 additional deaths in 2009, a new study says.
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This article quickly got my attention right from reading the title.  However, this article does require throughough reading before jumping to conclusions.  For example as quoted "This type of observational study can’t prove that higher unemployment caused the additional suicides" so though this doesnt exactly prove that unemployment leads to more suicides the background information and other studies relating to depression highly support the theory. 

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Mental Health Again an Issue in Gun Debate

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Efforts to improve the country’s fraying mental health system to help prevent mass shootings have stalled on Capitol Hill, tied up in the broader fight on gun control.
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This artcile does a good job in linking the lack of resources the united states provides for mentally unstable people to the recent shootings.  As clearly mentioned by Senator Debbie Stabenow '“People are losing their lives,” she said. “And we are seeing this pattern of it being tied to lack of treatment, lack of resources. We need action now.”'  It is time to make some changes to prevent another catasphophe from occuring.  How many more innocent citizens have to  be killed for us to finally make that change and provide better resources for the mentally unstable, to inform ourselves on red flags or general knowledge of mental illnesses, to provide a safer country.

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Vanessa Andrea Lopez's comment, September 19, 2013 10:14 AM
This is credible because it came from the New York Times.
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Online doctor visits offer convenience and often lower costs

Online doctor visits offer convenience and often lower costs | Hey world, what's going on? | Scoop.it
Victoria Barzilai opened her mouth wide so the doctor could look at her sore throat. Not exactly a remarkable event, except that Barzilai was at home and the doctor was hundreds of miles away.
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Karen Ravn's piece on online doctors was very intriguing.  Though our world is continuoiusly advancing technologically, for some reason I had never thought of having "online doctors" it just always seemed like a meeting that should be face to face.  Being skeptical I read the article and after a few reasons and feedback of how and why an online doctor visit could be beneficial, my stubborn mind started to change.  There are some flukes or problems involved, but with more research and experience I can see patients using online doctors more and more often.  This article is credible because it came from LA Times.

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Should Medical School Last Just 3 Years?

Should Medical School Last Just 3 Years? | Hey world, what's going on? | Scoop.it
For several years, medical educators have been engaged in an increasingly heated, and occasionally cantankerous, debate about streamlining medical education and training.
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This article was very interesting and really relevant to what's been going through my head this whole day.  This article does a good job of  showing the pros and cons of medical schools adapting to a 3 year rather than 4 year program specifically with personal quotes.  This article came from the New York Times.

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Is ‘Fitspiration’ Ruining Our Health?

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In the modern world, 'fitness' has become less about being healthy, more about pursuing unrealistic body ideals.
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This article was a very interesting one that has alot of relevance to my topic for the research assignment.   It basically summarizes the argument that "fitness" has become more of a popular trend to attain unrealistic body ideals rather than simply being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle.  The author makes certain connections like what someone would wear to the gym to draw a parallel to the fact that nowadays fitness is more ego driven for control.  This article is from the urbantimes.

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‘Ladies, it’s your fault’: Viral video calls out India’s culture of victim-blaming

‘Ladies, it’s your fault’: Viral video calls out India’s culture of victim-blaming | Hey world, what's going on? | Scoop.it
Indian women are increasingly questioning the culture of blaming victims for sexual assault.
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This article does a good job of summarizing the video that two ladies from India made called "Ladies, its your fault".  The video is a sarcastic take on "they're asking for it" assumption and really just shows how ignorant some people can be in regards to thinking that a womans actions determine whether she deserves to be raped or not.

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Vanessa Andrea Lopez's comment, September 26, 2013 4:38 PM
This is credible because it came from the Washington Post.
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Ma'Lik Richmond, second teen in Steubenville rape case, set for hearing

Ma'Lik Richmond, second teen in Steubenville rape case, set for hearing | Hey world, what's going on? | Scoop.it
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This piece captured my attention because its a follow up to a case that hit me somewhat personally.  Though I didn't know the victim in the rape case that took place in Stuebenville, and thankfully didn't know the people that thought it was acceptable to gang rape and then video tape the incident and post it on social media to publicly humiliate her, I am friends with a lot of people from Steubenville that knew and interacted with the teens charged with rape.  How I personally know them is a completely different story but I met a lot of them last summer at a church retreat.  What frustrates me about this case is the lack of attention or nurture that the victim needs to recover from such a traumatic event.  Perhaps I am overlooking the support shes getting and I may be too greedy or bias to say that she needs more and that the guys should be punished harder.  I agree completely with Judge Lipps oppositions to Richmond's attorneys requests because if it were up to me he would stay in jail for a longer amount of time to teach others around him that taking advantage of a girl whether shes intoxicated or not is NEVER okay.  Richmond is subject to at least a year spent in a juvenile facility while the victim gets to live with the emotional trauma and the internet abuse for the rest of her life.  Richmond's attorney requested that the court hearings be closed to the media and though I can see why this would seem fair as far as protecting Richmond from internet abuse it is important that others are aware of the severity and consequences this type of immature and unacceptable behavior has.  I got this article from post-gazette.com, it seems credible because I had put into google "Stuebenville rape" and came across a lot of blogs but this one seemed the most fact based in regards to the most recent updates with the people involved in such a tragedy.

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