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Well Book Club

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Rocco DiSpirito will join us Wednesday, May 6, to answer your kitchen questions. What are low calorie substitutes for your favorite recipe ingredients? Is there a trick to making delicious ...

These Photos of the Vegas Fight and the Baltimore Protests Perfectly Sum Up Inequality in America

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On Saturday night, the biggest news story in America was the welterweight championship fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, in Las Vegas (Mayweather won). The second biggest was ...

87 Reasons To Rethink the Death Penalty

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Stanley Griffin was deemed intellectually disabled when he was 16. He scored an abysmal 65 on an IQ test, which put him among the lowest 1 percent of Americans in ...

The Shale Boom Has Already Gone Bust

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The meteoric rise in U.S. oil production has ended, easing a global glut and driving a rebound in crude prices from below $50 a barrel, according to crude trader and ...

Ben Carson Is Running for President. Read These 6 Stories About Him Now.

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The doctor is in: Conservative darling Dr. Ben Carson officially announced that he's running for president on Sunday in interviews with TV stations in Ohio and Florida. On Monday, he's ...

Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley VCs Invest $100 Million in a Startup Elementary School

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Add an elementary school to the list of ventures attracting nine-figure sums from Silicon Valley investors. AltSchool, a chain of technology-centric private schools in San Francisco, has raised $100 million ...

One Disease Hits Mostly People of Color. One Mostly Whites. Which One Gets Billions In Funding?

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February 12, 2009, was supposed to be a big day for Carlton Haywood Jr.: The newly minted Johns Hopkins professor was set to travel from Baltimore to New York City ...

Cisco names Chuck Robbins as its next CEO

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Cisco just named Chuck Robbins as its next CEO effective July 26, 2015. He was formerly Cisco's senior vice president of worldwide operations. John Chambers, who has lead Cisco as ...

Bill Gross: The Bull Market 'Super-Cycle' Is Nearing Its End

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Bill Gross said the bull market “supercycle” for stocks and bonds is approaching its end, as the unconventional monetary policies that have kept it alive since the financial crisis are ...

Horror stories from Boko Haram prisoners

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Prisoners freed from a Boko Haram stronghold in Northern Nigeria share tales of terror from their time in captivity. Your news when you want it, straight from the source and ...

Microsoft Wants To Bring Azure To Your Data Center

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Microsoft has always been big on the hybrid cloud, which is no surprise given its focus on enterprise customers. This week, however, it’s taking this idea even further with the ...

No, Carly Fiorina's Candidacy Doesn't Negate The 'War On Women'

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"No, Carly Fiorina’s Candidacy Doesn’t Negate The ‘War On Women’" On Monday, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina joined the growing roster of Republicans running for President in 2016, and is ...

Our Tomorrow Landing

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Thanks for your interest in partnering with Our Tomorrow, a campaign to engage LGBTQ people across the country in a conversation to shape the future of a bigger, bolder movement ...

Ask Well: Is Golf With a Cart Exercise?

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Unfortunately, golf does not provide much of a workout, especially if you use a cart to transport yourself around the course. According to estimates by Stanford researchers and other groups,

This Trilogy is the Best Binge-Viewing Experience of the

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By Shelley Farmer | Indiewire Mon May 04 10:32:46 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Janus Films Announces Major 4k Restoration of Satyajit Ray's 'The Apu Trilogy' This is a fantastic ...

Greece Aid Talks Gain Urgency as Breakthrough Remains Elusive

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Talks between Greece and its international creditors gained in urgency as the two sides remained apart on key elements of the country’s bailout agenda after four days of intensive negotiations.

Buffett Says Minimum Wage Increase Isn’t Answer to Income Gulf

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Billionaire Warren Buffett said the level of income inequality in the U.S. is “extraordinary” but that raising the minimum wage isn’t the best solution. “I don’t have anything against raising ...

Why Congress Keeps Wasting Taxpayer Dollars On Abstinence-Only Education

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"Why Congress Keeps Wasting Taxpayer Dollars On Abstinence-Only Education" Protesters demonstrate against abstinence-only funding outside Philadelphia’s City Hall It didn’t take more than a series of tweets to ignite a ...

“We need to talk about this as terrorism”: The war against abortion providers

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Last year, Dr. Stacy De-Lin told me about the time an antiabortion protester followed her down an isolated Manhattan street as she left work at Planned Parenthood one snowy evening,

Brazil and UNDP announce the first "World Games of Indigenous Peoples" during the UN Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York

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For the first time in history, nearly 50 ethnic groups from all regions will gather in October to celebrate their traditional sports, culture and diversityNew York, April 24 – During ...

8 Great Documentary Discoveries from Hot Docs 2015

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By Anthony Kaufman | Indiewire Mon May 04 15:24:00 EDT 2015 READ MORE: How Hot Docs Helps Underappreciated Documentaries Find Life The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which ...

“I just don’t believe this anymore”: Why I abandoned my faith

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Americans are leaving their religions at a faster rate than ever before, and that means more are looking for help with the transition. People who are casually religious may walk ...

Investment Giant KKR Leads Rare $15M Early Stage Round For Fundraising Platform Artivest

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In what may be one of its first investments in a Series A round, the investment firm KKR has pulled from its $98.6 billion in assets under management to lead ...

The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco

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After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly superior, but there are some distinct differences… I post new articles, videos ...

O'Malley MTP

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Is Bulgaria’s border wall forcing migrants to risk deadly crossings?

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Exclusive: Europe-bound migrants are being forced to try the world’s deadliest sea crossing because of tighter security at other land borders, latest figures suggest. Migrants arriving in Italy via the ...

Israeli soldiers ordered to kill civilians in Gaza, says Breaking the Silence

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Thousands of buildings were destroyed by Israel in Gaza last summer. Israeli soldiers were under orders to shoot civilians dead while attacking Gaza last summer, according to testimonies published today ...

Plastic Pollution = Cancer of Our Oceans: What Is the Cure?

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By now, many people know that the ocean is filled with plastic debris. A recent study estimates that the amount of plastic waste that washes off land into the ocean ...

I watched the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight on Periscope and saw the future

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Like millions of others across the world, I watched the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in a living room surrounded by other boxing fans. Except, the living room wasn't mine and my co-watchers ...

Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean

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Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists. A switch from a permanent cover of ...

Yemen: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Used Cluster Munitions

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An expended BLU-108 canister from a CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon found in the al-Amar area of al-Safraa, Saada governorate, in northern Yemen on April 17, 2015. A BLU-108 canister with ...

How shark 'penises' evolved

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How did animals like sharks and skates evolve claspers—paired penislike organs found on male pelvic fins—like the ones seen on the male skate on the left? For years, their origin ...

Obama Administration Gives Rail Companies Three Years to Fix Their Most Explosive Oil Cars

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Trains hauling crude oil have continued to explode across the United States and Canada this year as oil production booms in North Dakota and Alberta. Nearly two dozen oil trains ...

Happy Birthday Jane Jacobs! (Now Let’s Have A Debate)

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1. This week I wrote three articles: one for Governing Magazine about how to make pedestrian malls successful; and two for Forbes—about how Syracuse is squelching a driveway-sharing app, and ...

Transgender Equality Is Not the Post-Marriage Fight of the LGBT Movement

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The past few weeks have been pivotal for conversations about LGBT people in the public discourse. Just days after Olympian Bruce Jenner announced to Diane Sawyer and 17 million viewers ...

ZPM Espresso and the Rage of the Jilted Crowdfunder

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“Thank you all very much,” Update 57 concluded, by way of goodbye. “Working on this project was the most ambitious and meaningful undertaking any of us have ever attempted. Getting ...

Texas Republican Wants Women to Carry Deceased Fetuses to Full Term

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Last week in Texas, a Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment so outrageous, that even some of his own GOP colleagues were repulsed. Andrea Grimes, with RH Reality, reports:. What would ...

Ocean Health Index - Conservation International

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The Ocean Health Index identifies people as part of a human-ocean ecosystem. The Index is the first assessment tool that scientifically measures key elements from all dimensions of the ocean’s ...

Eyewitness debunks claim of “attack” on Paris Jews by BDS activists

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Ligue de Defense Juive members near Boulevard Voltaire in Paris on 1 May. The anti-Palestinian Jewish extremists provoked alteractions with participants in Paris’ traditional May Day march. An eyewitness account ...

Michigan Hit With Its Second-Largest Earthquake Ever Recorded

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"Michigan Hit With Its Second-Largest Earthquake Ever Recorded" The star marks the epicenter of Friday’s earthquake — the second-biggest in Michigan’s history — which was felt in at least four ...

Good Public Buses Can Dramatically Reduce Employee Turnover for Local Business

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Jobs are moving back into city centers, but there's still an awful lot of them in the urban fringes and the suburbs—places typically hard for public transportation to serve. That's ...

Clara Heyworth Memorial

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Yesterday, Right of Way installed a memorial for Clara Heyworth at Dekalb and Vanderbilt, the spot she was killed by a drunk, unlicensed driver on July 11, 2011. Her husband,

PHOTOS: Several Arrests After Peaceful Protests In Baltimore

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"PHOTOS: Several Arrests After Peaceful Protests In Baltimore" Demonstrators cheer in the intersection of West North and Pennsylvania Avenues in Baltimore on Saturday. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Baltimore on ...

World Press Freedom Day 2015

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Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their ...

Love in the Time of Curfew

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Being from and living in Baltimore, it has been hard to process exactly how the events following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray have appeared to the outside world.

Ask DAG!

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Disclaimer: Questions are answered by Library staff. Answers are current at the time published and as complete as our resources allow. Links and references to third-party resources do not imply ...

Two Largest States Consider Payday Lending Crackdown

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Predatory lenders thrive in Texas, where regulations are scarce on stores that offer payday advance loans and allow borrowers to put their cars up as collateral for high-cost, short-term credit.

United Nations and Government of Nepal launch 415 million dollar appeal for relief following earthquake

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The UN including the UN Development Programme and the Nepali Government made an appeal today for financial aid to provide urgent relief for people affected by the earthquake that struck ...

Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?

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Without any effort at all, Hawa Saidi Ibura crushes dried beans, one at a time, between her fingers outside her home in Endagaw, a village in northern Tanzania. She’s holding ...
 

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