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You Will Still Die, Even if You Quit Smoking

You Will Still Die, Even if You Quit Smoking

Consider all the things out there that you could possibly die from. Smoking is one single thing, that might kill you somewhere down the line, among a million other things that might kill you right this second.

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Job Seekers’ Most Overused Buzzwords

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Job Seekers’ Most Overused Buzzwords Revealed

Job seekers aim to stand out in a crowded pool of applicants, but according to a new survey released on Tuesday (Dec. 14) by the professional networking site LinkedIn, many people are using the same overused buzzwords to describe themselves.

The most overused phrase found in U.S. professionals’ profiles is “extensive research.” Rounding out the top ten are the following: “innovative” (No. 2), “motivated” (No. 3), “results-oriented” (No. 4), “dynamic” (No. 5), “proven track record” (No. 6), “team player” (No. 7), “fast-paced” (No. 8), “problem solver” (No. 9) and “entrepreneurial” (No. 10).

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Sleepy bees slur their waggle dance moves

Middle TN woman freezes to death after locking her self out

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Middle TN woman freezes to death after locking her self out

A 73-year-old woman from Columbia was found dead Monday morning from apparently freezing to death, according to the Maury County Sheriff’s Department.

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The Real, Ugly Reasons for Racism in America

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The Real, Ugly Reasons for Racism in America

Self-loathing
I am sure that there are wealthy, successful, smart, good-looking, confident, young bigots, but I have yet to encounter these. Usually, the aforementioned people are too busy with getting something done to fixate on how they are being screwed by some ethnic group that is not like them. The common kind of bigot is, in my experience, pretty miserable, pretty bitter, and often a failure for some pretty good, usually quite-obvious reasons.

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Diary of a hunger striker: Waiting on the DREAM Act

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Social Justice

Diary of a hunger striker: Waiting on the DREAM Act (Day 11)

Today at 5 p.m. we started day 11th of our hunger strike.
I thought today was going to be the last day since we had calculated that the Senate was going to vote. But we were wrong. It was for the better though, since the vote was postponed.

This means that we are buying some time to get the rest of the Senators that we need so that the Dream Act passes. This also means that for about 5 more days we are going to have to endure dizziness, confusion, lack of concentration and, more than anything, the invisible force of hunger combined with our imagination — which, together, start to create all sorts of scary scenarios on when our organs will start to shut down.

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Health Care Judge’s Interest In Anti-Health Care PR Shop Raises Questions

Health Care Judge’s Interest In Anti-Health Care PR Shop Raises Questions

Federal judge Henry E. Hudson’s ownership of a stake worth between $15,000 and $50,000 in a GOP political consulting firm that worked against health care reform — the very law against which he ruled today — raises some ethics questions for some of the nation’s top judicial ethics experts. It isn’t that Hudson’s decision would have necessarily been influenced by his ownership in the company, given his established track record as a judicial conservative. But his ownership stake does create, at the very least, a perception problem for Hudson that could affect the case.

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How Glenn Beck’s Twisted Worldview Goads Disturbed People into Acts of Violence

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How Glenn Beck’s Twisted Worldview Goads Disturbed People into Acts of Violence

Glenn Beck’s inflammatory rhetoric has been tied to a number of violent attacks and threats against Beck’s targets and other public figures.
Radio and TV personality Glenn Beck plays a unique and extraordinary role in our political discourse. He’s an entertainer who once referred to himself as a “rodeo clown.” He’s a self-appointed “educator” whose books and “university” are miseducating millions of Americans with false claims about American history and a distorted view of our Constitution.

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BBC showcases decade of wildlife discovery

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BBC showcases decade of wildlife discovery

Decade Of Discovery: : Lemur
A brand new species of lemur is believed to have been discovered during the making of the programme. The phaner lemur – nocturnal with forked markings – was discovered by Russ Mittermeier, the president of Conservation International, who already has two lemurs named after him. Scientists are conducting a genetic analysis to determine whether the species is new

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Video: Navy Railgun Sets New Record, Launching A Metal Bullet To Mach 7 Speeds

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The Navy just broke its own record for an awesomely powerful railgun, which can hurl a projectile hundreds of miles at superfast speeds without using explosives.

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