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Can Tylenol Ease the Pain of a Home Sale? - WSJ - WSJ

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When it was Legal to Mail a Baby

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: History

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On January 1, 1913, the then Cabinet-level U.S. Post Office Department first started delivering packages. Americans instantly fell in love with the new service and were soon mailing each other all sorts of items, like parasols, pitchforks and… babies.

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What do animals see in the mirror? Self-recognition and social behavior (VIDEO).

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Science

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The six horses in a 2002 study were “known weavers.” When stabled alone, they swayed their heads, necks, forequarters, and sometimes their whole bodies from side to side. The behavior is thought to stem from the social frustration brought on by isolation.

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Vomitoriums: Fact or Fiction? -- Hungry History -- Food & Culinary History

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It’s been reported as true by legends, textbooks and history teachers who just want to get kids interested in Tacitus. In fact, it might be the only thing you know about eating habits in ancient Rome.

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The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D – Health Affairs Blog

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Health

From healthaffairs.org

A great deal of analysis has been published on the causes of the health care spending slowdown system-wide — including in the pages of Health Affairs. Much attention in particular has focused on the remarkable slowdown in Medicare spending over the past few years, and rightfully so: Spending per beneficiary actually shrank (!) by one percent this year (or grew only one percent if one removes the effects of temporary policy changes).

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns - The Washington Post

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Education

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Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days  and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in  following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of "Understanding by Design" and the author of "Educative Assessment" and numerous articles on education.

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The effect of temporal information among event... [Front Psychol. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Behavior

From www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

A temporal relationship between events of potential cause and effect is critical to generate a causal relationship because the cause has to be followed by the effect. The present study investigated the role of temporal relationships between events in causal inference in rats via Pavlovian pairings.

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Existential Depression in Gifted Individuals « SENG

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
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From www.sengifted.org

It has been my experience that gifted and talented persons are more likely to experience a type of depression referred to as existential depression. Although an episode of existential depression may be precipitated in anyone by a major loss or the threat of a loss which highlights the transient nature of life, persons of higher intellectual ability are more prone to experience existential depression spontaneously.

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What Having An Abortion In 1959 Was Like

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Society

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Weird Gambling: The 6 Most Bizarre Bets - Velocity

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From blogs.discovery.com

By Doris MolenaarPeople do crazy things for money, like work or go to school, but some people get much crazier than that. Especially the gamblers among us know how to top silly things like careers or education.

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