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3 hrs ago | Merinews

Hindu religious leader urges Vatican Synod for sympathetic look at marriage laws

Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed is urging upcoming October Synod of Bishops at Vatican to exhaustively relook into the Church marriage laws to make these more relevant to the contemporary society.


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6 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Memory boosted by electric current to brain: finding has implications ...

Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Symphony, Arts

10 hrs ago |

Undergraduate Grades Are The Most Important Factors In Your Future Academic Life: Get Them Right

I was treating a former Eagle Academy For Young Men mentee - and co-star of the Crotty's Kids debate documentary - and his mom to lunch at Balthazar a few weeks back when I found myself pontificating, as I am wont to do, about the importance of strong undergraduate grades.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Saint John's College-Santa Fe, Standardized Testing, Education

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Peninsula

Qatari students earn prestigious IB diplomas

DOHA: ISL Qatar congratulated Qatari students, Alaa Abdeen, Rola Al Hamad and Nayla Al Naimi, who performed extremely well in rigorous International Baccalaureate examinations.


Related Topix: Qatar, Middle East, World News

FAA Grounds University Plan To Educate Students With Drones

I write about law and public policy, focusing mostly on security, technology and crime.


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law, University, FL, University of South Florida

Hampton Roads Daily Press

McDonnell trial: Jury instructions can affect the outcome | With Video & Photo Gallery

In a way, what Judge James Spencer is going to ask jurors in the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell to do will be to read the minds of the former governor and first lady of Virginia.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia, Virginia Government, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia Commonwealth University

Workzone: Working without windows is bad for your health

Lab rats already knew it. Now a new field study supports it: Working in dark, dingy offices with no natural light is not just bad for your mood - it's bad for your health.


Related Topix: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Evans Scholars volunteer at Hotel Fitness Championship

Three Purdue students are spending the weekend in some of the best seats at the PGA Tour's Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills.


ABC News

Study: Novel Heart Failure Drug Shows Big Promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.


Michael Kass's CEREMONY Comes to 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival This Weekend

Ceremony, an award winning, critically acclaimed solo show about love, fear and Ayahuasca, written & performed by Michael Kass & directed by Diana Wyenn, is coming to the Chicago Fringe Festival for three performances only: today, August 30 at 4 PM; August 31 at 10 PM; and September 1 at 7 PM.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Theater, Arts

Fri Aug 29, 2014

She Knows

How to get your kids back into the school routine

Carolyn Rahaman is a professional SSAT tutor and contributing writer for Varsity Tutors.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing, Education

Live Science

The Scientific Secret to Strong Relationships

Many people say they live happy and healthy lives when they are involved in meaningful relationships, but it's unclear how people achieve these close and caring relationships, and how such bonds promote well-being.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Evanston, IL

News Max

Terror 'Chatter' on Rise as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches

In the lead up to the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, intelligence officials are seeing a significant rise in "chatter" among terror groups, The Washington Times reported.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Twitter, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers

Chicago Tribune

Cause of ALS is found, Northwestern team says

Researchers at Northwestern University say they have discovered a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, that could open the door to an effective treatment.


CBS News

Electric pulses could restore brain connections, jolt memory

Northwestern University researchers say they can enhance memory by applying an electrical current to the outside of the skull.


Report: China Announces Timeline Of Reforming State-owned Enterprises

I am a researcher at Forbes Beijing bureau. I also cover under-the-radar investment opportunities in China for Monitor Global Outlook, the Christian Science Monitor's research service.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Dispatches from The Tonight Show: Dave Berg on 'Behind the Curtain'

Dave Berg is the author of Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno 's Tonight Show and has served as a writer and co-producer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno , The Jay Leno Show , The O'Reilly Factor , and NBC News.


Related Topix: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, The Tonight Show, The Jay Leno Show, The O'Reilly Factor

WILX-TV Lansing

New Non-Profit Promoting Women's Access To Health Care

Susan joined News 10 as a reporter in April 2014. She is no stranger to the Midwest, having earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.


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Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day.


Related Topix: Depression

Washington Times

Manipulating memory through a reconsolidationa could help PTSD patients, scientists say

Scientists believe that memory is capable of being molded like hot metal, and new techniques for altering recall may benefit individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.