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What Putin Really Wants

The Atlantic has a cover story What Putin Really Wants by reporter Julia Ioffe reporting that this “was a very emotional, tactical decision. People were very upset about the Panama Papers.” Very interesting read!

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#MeeToo – 2017 Times Person of the Year

Times magazine’s 2017 person of the year is ‘The Silence Breakers’ —women whose individual acts of courage have led to the biggest cultural reckoning we’ve seen in decades. A social media campaign started with tweet with #MeToo after Harvey Weinstein. It is powerful story of power of social media for social reform.

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Rising Conservative Anger to American Universities

The Washington Post reporters, Kevin Sullivan And Mary Jordan have a news post On elitists, ‘crybabies’ and ‘junky’ degrees on The Forgotten America series. Their report explains why most conservatives, who think Universities should be more practical,  and express their anger with current American Universities. Change is always hard!

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Allowing #MeeToo Was the Biggest Mistake ..

Journalist Caitlin Johnstone writes in the Medium that  Allowing #MeToo To Go Viral Is The Biggest Mistake The Establishment Ever Made. Indeed this could a watershade moment for the 50% of the populations as Cecily Strong of SNL puts its.

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General Technology Watch

A Story about NSA’s Cyberweapons

The New York Times” reporters Scott Shane & others have a post Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shakenthe N.S.A. to Its Core which details NSA’s struggle to recover from exposure of its cyber weapons.

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Healthy Life Style

Exercise is Key to Loosing Weight

The New York times post A Lesson From the Biggest Losers: Exercise Keeps Off the Weight, result of a study from “Biggest Looser”  television show suggest that exercise is key to loosing weight. Very important lesson for us all!

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Opioids Addiction Watch

Empire of Pain: Story Behind Prescription Opioids Overdose Epidemic

The New Yorker has a very detailed investigative article The Family That Built an Empire of Pain. From the article, it appears that The Sackler family which owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin (active ingredient oxycodone, a chemical cousin of heroine). Since 1999, over two hundred thousands Americans have died because of OxyContin & […]

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MN Weather Watch

Why We Sleep?

Very interesting book “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” by Matthew Walker, PhD, Drector of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley. In an interview, Dr Mathews warns that most of us don’t get enough good sleep offers strategies for getting enough sleep.

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Healthy Life Style

Simple Ways to Be Better at Remembering

Adam Popescu‘s Simple Ways to Be Better at Remembering in the New York Times is highlights how our brain processes information and suggests simple ways to better remember them.

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General

Why Onions Makes Us Cry?

There is a brief note in The New York Times explaining Why Onions Make Us Cry? It turns out that when we cut onions it releases  a chemical called lachrymatory factor (LF) which irritates our eyes. LF is by product of two molecules located in cells: sulfenic acid precursor floating around and a protein called […]