March 2012 Rants and Raves (12)

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Eggs: Unhealthy to Healthy

Are eggs good or bad for you? Most studies regarding the healthfulness of eggs have concluded that they’re soundly nutritious; however that notion does come with a couple of caveats. Citing a 2008 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that observed 21,300 men over a 20-year period, Web MD writes, "After adjusting for other risk factors, men…

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Added by Shelly Rivera on March 28, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bee in the Moment

Bumble Bee: Bee is the ancient symbol of good fortune, joy and harmony. In the dream world, bee comes as a gift from Spirit. He buzzes about in order to awaken us into the moment. Alert and aware, we see that life is sweet and filled with brightness, color and light. Bee also teaches us to engage fully…

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Added by Kevanesce on March 23, 2012 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment


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Wis. town longs for relief from mysterious booms

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Sleepless families in a small Wisconsin town longed for quiet Wednesday after mysterious booming noises over the past few nights roused them from bed and sent residents into the street - sometimes still in pajamas.

The strange disturbance sounds like distant thunder, fireworks or someone slamming a heavy door. At first, many people were amused or merely curious. But after three restless nights, aggravation is mounting.…

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Added by General on March 21, 2012 at 8:05pm — 2 Comments


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Dangerously High’ Tree Pollen Makes For Miserable Allergies

Having summer suddenly make an appearance in mid-March is causing an ugly dark side for some people.

Because of the heat wave, plants are budding early and causing “dangerously high” tree pollen levels that could make allergy sufferers miserable, officials say.

The tree pollen count for Wednesday, was 1,600, more than the 1,500 threshold that signals a dangerous air quality warning, said Dr. Joseph…

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Added by General on March 21, 2012 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment


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Sweden moving towards cashless economy

AP) STOCKHOLM - Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661. Now it's come farther than most on the path toward getting rid of them.

"I can't see why we should be printing bank notes at all anymore," says Bjoern Ulvaeus, former member of 1970's pop group ABBA, and a vocal proponent for a world without cash.

The contours of such a society are starting to take shape in this high-tech nation, frustrating those who prefer coins and bills…

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Added by General on March 20, 2012 at 10:51am — 1 Comment


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Resistance to antibiotics could bring "the end of modern medicine as we know it", WHO claim

Resistance to antibiotics could bring "the end of modern medicine as we know it", WHO claim

The world is entering an antibiotic crisis which could make routine operations impossible and a scratched knee potentially fatal, the head of the World Health Organisation has claimed.…

Bacteria carried by humans are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics
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Added by General on March 19, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments


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Honeybee die-offs linked to insecticide, study says

A newly published study draws a stronger link between mass die-offs of honeybees and an insecticide widely used on corn.

The study sheds more light on the worrisome phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of crops, and thus a threat to bee colonies can potentially affect entire ecosystems.

The latest study, conducted by Italian researchers at the University of Padova and published in…

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Added by General on March 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Children whose minds wander 'have sharper brains'

A study has found that people who appear to be constantly distracted have more “working memory”, giving them the ability to hold a lot of information in their heads and manipulate it mentally.

Children at school need this type of memory on a daily basis for a variety of tasks, such as following teachers’ instructions or remembering dictated sentences.

During the study, volunteers were asked to perform one of two simple tasks…

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Added by General on March 18, 2012 at 9:36am — 3 Comments

Early retirement without a fortune

By Michael Foster • Bankrate.com

How 4 people retired early

For many people who suffered lackluster investment returns after enduring a highly volatile stock market, retirement has become an elusive goal. Some financial experts recommend that workers postpone retirement as wages stagnate, 401(k) portfolios underperform and pension plans go the way of the rotary phone.

However, some people have discovered that retirement is not as hard as it looks. With a bit of careful…

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Added by Shelly Rivera on March 15, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment


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Greek Students Fight Stray Dogs and Despair Amid College Cuts

Greek Students Fight Stray Dogs and Despair Amid College Cuts

In the universities of Athens, the city where Plato taught and Cicero studied, campuses are covered in anarchist graffiti, stray dogs run through buildings and students take lessons in Swedish with the aim of emigrating.

Higher…

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Added by General on March 13, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments


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The Ultimate Doomsday Scenario

Fed Unveils Doomsday Scenario for Banks

FINANCIAL SERVICES, CNBC, BANKS, US ECONOMY, LOANS, BANKS, BUSINESS NEWS, REGULATION, STRESS TEST, WORST CASE SCENARIO
CNBC.com
| 12 Mar 2012 | 05:37 PM ET

The Federal Reserve released its "worst-case scenario" bank stress test criteria Monday…

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Added by General on March 13, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

Planning for home health care services

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  • Depending on how much  care you need, it can be cheaper to hire home health aides.
  • At-home medical  equipment can make it safer for seniors to age in…
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Added by Shelly Rivera on March 6, 2012 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

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