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17 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

At Home Living: Masters Gardeners program yields green-thumb grads

"Everything I grew was by trial and error. Now I can intentionally grow and maintain a good garden.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Kansas

22 hrs ago | OttawaHerald.com

LOOMIS: Ambition: An unlikely gift to voters

In the summer of an even-numbered year, you can smell political ambition in the air.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, US Governors, Opinion

Yesterday | Manhattan Mercury

Understanding Ukraine's conflict

Leo Rosenberg is a graduate student in political science at Kansas State University and a board member of the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice.

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Yesterday | Hays Daily News

China's research trumps teaching

In education, the road to disaster usually is paved with good intentions. In the mid-1990s, China's Ministry of Education decided to use the American research university criteria for faculty promotion.

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Related Topix: Hays, KS, University of Kansas, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Newswise

Drought and Poor Wheat Harvest in Kansas Has Effects on National Economy, Says Climatologist

The Kansas wheat harvest may be one of the worst on record - and the loss doesn't just hurt Kansas, according to a Kansas State University expert.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Wichita Eagle

Drought before rains will have long-lasting effects, K-State climatologist says

The drought that preceded recent rains has led to one of the worst wheat harvests on record – and will end up diminishing things for many people besides state wheat farmers, a Kansas State University climatologist says.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Psychology Today

How Stable Is Your On-Again/Off-Again Relationship?

This last option - when individuals sever their relationship but then recommit to it - becomes particularly intriguing when couples break-up and make-up again, and again, and again.

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The Wichita Eagle

5 questions with Roger Mericle

"Ask a lot of questions. Take a lot of notes. And come back to the bank to kick things around the table with 15 other experienced lenders," he said.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Wellington, KS, Mayfield, KS, Health

Ubergizmo

Smartphone Addicts Reportedly Have Better Job Satisfaction

Surveys do provide a general idea on the behavior and thought process of the masses, although it is not exactly downright accurate at times, but is still a good way to get a "feeling" about a particular situation.

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Related Topix: Gadgets

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Texomaland

Austin College Gateways Initiative Guides Students to Future Goals

Austin College President Marjorie Hass announces the launch of the Austin College Gateways initiative, with phase one of the program focused on students interested in law medicine, healthcare, accounting, and other professions.

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Related Topix: Austin College, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Texas at Tyler, Texas, University of Texas at Arlington

Great Bend Tribune

Former 4-H champion leads next generation

Five years ago, JJ Meier was winning all kinds of ribbons at the Barton County Fair.

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Related Topix: Barton County, KS, Agriculture, Science

Great Bend Tribune

Stoneridge owners raising the bar

Both had careers on the east coast, Angela in New York and Jerry in Connecticut, but the two-hour plus commutes to work were beginning to weigh on them, and they longed to be closer to family.

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Related Topix: New York

The Wichita Eagle

K-State researcher has spent years studying latest mosquito-borne virus

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the chikungunya virus is most often spread to people by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sedgwick County, KS, Health

Business Journal

Kansas State researcher: Smartphone breaks can improve worker morale

Allowing workers to take a brief break to play "Angry Birds" or engage on social media could improve workers' perceived happiness and well-being.

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WMDT

Study: Cellphone breaks make your employees more productive

It's probably best to encourage your employees to keep their cellphones by their side during work hours, according to a recent study.

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Related Topix: Cellphones

KMAN-AM Manhattan

Fulbright Scholars Named

Kansas State University is continuing its legacy of producing Fulbright award winners to represent the United States.

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Related Topix: Overland Park, KS, Silver Lake, KS, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

WIBW-TV Topeka

Beach Museum Of Art Hosts New Artist Exhibit

A new program at Kansas State University's Beach Museum of Art will allow visitors to interact socially with art this week.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

CNN

Flint Hills Breadbasket Relieving Hunger In Manhattan, Kans.

In 2013, Flint Hills Breadbasket Community Food Network delivered 25,000 packages of groceries to people and families in need in Manhattan, Kans.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, KS, Riley County, KS

News 4 Jax

It's not too early to think about 'open enrollment'

If you were overwhelmed by the open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, experts say you should use the summer to start preparing for the next open enrollment.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

PsychCentral

Short Smartphone Breaks May Improve Employee Mood

Investigators from Kansas State University found that allowing employees to take smartphone microbreaks may be a benefit rather than a disruption for businesses.

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