MEMORY IS OFTEN NOT ACCURATE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED by Maria Konnikova, 2/4/15 R. T. first heard about the Challenger explosion as she and her roommate sat watching television in their Emory University dorm room. A news flash came across the screen, shocking them both. R. T., visibly upset, raced upstairs to tell another friend the news. Then she called … Continue reading MEMORY IS OFTEN NOT ACCURATE

SHIGELLOSIS Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella (shih-GEHL-uh). Most who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. Shigellosis usually resolves in 5 to 7 days. Feb 10, 2016 Six confirmed cases of shigellosis … Continue reading SHIGELLOSIS

BLOOD PRESSURE: 100 + YOUR AGE? Quote: "A former NASA astronaut and family doctor, says the 100+ age guideline for "normal" blood pressure was around for decades." Everyone has different blood pressure readings, some are high, some low and most are in the middle. Many doctors have long held the belief that an acceptable systolic reading of blood pressure is 100 … Continue reading BLOOD PRESSURE: 100 + YOUR AGE?

Poor at 20, Poor for Life A new study indicates that from the 1980s to the 2000s, it became less likely that a worker could move up the income ladder. Jeff Topping / Reutersby ALANA SEMUELS It’s not an exaggeration: It really is getting harder to move up in America. Those who make very little money in their first jobs will … Continue reading Poor at 20, Poor for Life

CLEAN ENERGY WON’T SAVE US Only a new economic system can save us.  ‘That 30% chunk of greenhouse gases that comes from non-fossil fuel sources isn’t static. It is adding more to the atmosphere each year.’ Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Global Warming Images/Alamy   By Jason Hickel Friday 15 July 2016 07.00 EDTLast modified on Friday 15 July 2016 07.01 EDT It’s time to pour our … Continue reading CLEAN ENERGY WON’T SAVE US

The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery Tuesday, 15 January 2013 00:00 By Thom Hartmann, Truthout | News Analysis (Photo: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the framers knew the difference -- see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which … Continue reading The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery