ALISAN PORTER WINS TENTH SEASON OF THE VOICE

Alisan Porter, a former child star, beat out Adam Wakefield, Hannah Huston and Laith Al-Saadi, who placed second, third and fourth. She performed “Somewhere” from “West Side Story” for her finale. Alisan Ann (born June 20, 1981) is an American singer, blogger, and former actress and dancer. She is known for her lead role in … Continue reading ALISAN PORTER WINS TENTH SEASON OF THE VOICE

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What The Amish Can Teach Us About Modern Medicine

by Sarah Talpos When healthcare is expensive, the Amish culture of autonomy and thrift may be a way to balance communal support and individual responsibility. Sara Talpos finds out more. The Allegheny Plateau, sprawling across northern Pennsylvania and beyond, is an ecosystem of forested hills, with land that supports black bears, bald eagles and wandering … Continue reading What The Amish Can Teach Us About Modern Medicine

MEDICAL POT FOR MILITARY PASSES CONGRESS

http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2016/05/congress-oks-medical-marijuana-for-military-veterans/   Congress OKs Medical Marijuana for Military Veterans   By Tom Angell on MAY 19, 2016Health & Medicine, Law & Politics The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives both took action to increase military veterans’ access to medical marijuana on Thursday. By a vote of 89-8, senators approved a bill containing language preventing the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) from spending money … Continue reading MEDICAL POT FOR MILITARY PASSES CONGRESS

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/theres-no-such-thing-as-free-will/480750/ bt Stephen Cave There’s No Such Thing as Free Will But we’re better off believing in it anyway. For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

How should Ancient One’s story end?

By Chip Colwell Guest Commentary The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn.   The story’s beginning is now near myth: In 1996, human remains were accidentally discovered along the Columbia River, near Kennewick, Wash. Scientists determined the remains … Continue reading How should Ancient One’s story end?