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Study: Air Dryers More Unsanitary than Paper Towels

Air Dryers

A study by Leeds University paid for by the paper industry (hmmmm) indicates that the air around air dryers is 27 times more saturated with bacteria than the air around paper towel dispensers. Apparently, if this study is to be

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Brittany Maynard vs Lauren Hill: One is Campaigning for Death the other for Life

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Oregon calls their assisted suicide law the Death with Dignity Act, but is it really dignity or the coward’s way out? Before you get your panties in a bunch, I understand why people don’t want to suffer through horrible diseases

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Study: Twitter Has Made Journalists Rude

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Apparently journalists used to be very polite and respectful toward politicians and celebrities. And now, apparently thanks to Twitter, they feel free to be short and rude: The study from the University of Texas looked at 5,700 tweets from the

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Meet Generation Z … and Weep for the Future

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The reproduction rate for Millennials is pretty low. We’re not even replacing ourselves in the United States. But that’s not the worst news for the future. The worst news is that the children we are having are … well, they’re

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Drive Thru Funerals Are Apparently a Thing Now

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The latest casualty (pun intended) in the long march of commoditization, convenience, and instant gratification is giving honor to the dead. Apparently, we just don’t have time even to get out of our cars to pay our respects. Behold, drive

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New Study: Multitasking is Bad for Your Brain

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According to a new study, multitasking is bad for your brain—inhibiting your performance, and lowering both your IQ and EQ (a measure of emotional intelligence): Research also shows that, in addition to slowing you down, multitasking lowers your IQ. A

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Majority of Americans Don’t Trust the Media

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Gallup just released a poll that shows America’s distrust of media is yet again at an all time high. Sixty percent of those surveyed said that they have little or no trust in the media to report news fully, accurately

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Robin Williams and the Tears of a Clown

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I remember the first time I was exposed to Robin Williams. I was nine, and I was seeing Aladdin in the theater with my parents and five sisters. Robin Williams voiced the Genie, and he was brilliant. In fact, the

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Obama Doesn’t Want to Punish Whistleblowers?

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In a recent speech regarding a $16 billion shot in the arm to the VA, Obama recently had these words to say about whistleblowers: If you blow the whistle, you should be thanked. You should be protected for doing the

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New Dating Site Uses DNA to Make Matches

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A new dating site, SingldOut, is using DNA samples from subscribers to create “genetic matches”: The two markers tested for are the serotonin uptake controller, which is involved in how people handle positive and negative emotions. The second marker tested

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Many Millennials Claim to be Socialist … But Don’t Know What that Means

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When I appropriate a label for myself, I generally attempt to know what it means first. Not so, with most Millennials. According to a recent poll, almost half of Millennials claim to be socialist, but very few of them can

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Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunch Program is Feeding Mercury Laden Fish to Maine Students

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For a couple of years now, Michelle Obama has been on a health kick. She’s followed the food czar ways of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in pushing schools to serve healthier lunches with more vegetables, fruit and fish.

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