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Obesity linked to not enough exercise

The Los Angeles Times has reported that obesity is linked to lack of exercise. A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Fourth neurosurgeon to join FirstHealth practice12:26 am | 0

He had always known his career path would take him toward surgery, but he hadn't decided on a specialty.


Related Topix: Pinehurst, NC, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

US News & World Report

Activists Take Teacher Tenure Battle to More States

Groups in other states are beginning to mimic a California lawsuit that succeeded in declaring the state's teacher tenure laws unconstitutional.


Bangor Daily News

Senate confirms former Colby president as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. William "Bro" Adams, who served as president of Colby College from 2000 until he retired in June, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Related Topix: Colby College, Falmouth, ME, Colorado College, Santa Clara University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Senate confirms Castro as HUD secretary

Castro, 39, is seen as a rising Democratic party star. He was the keynote speaker at the party's 2012 national convention.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Business Wire

Cogswell College Launches a oeThe Silicon Valley Immersion Experiencea ...

Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell's Silicon Valley Immersion Experience just hosted its first group of participants - a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey.


Related Topix: Sunnyvale, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Center for American Progress

Educational Equity and Effectiveness: The Need for Fiscal Fairness and Fiscal Productivity

School finance reformers have long divided themselves into two camps. On one side, there are the advocates who argue for increased fiscal equity.


Related Topix: Education Etc., US News, Liberal Political News

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Alert: Gambling opposition group warns of Indian casino expansion

A proposal from two Central Valley tribes to build casinos away from their existing land was approved by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown last year, but it will ultimately be up to voters whether that agreement sticks.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Sacramento, CA

The Citizens' Voice

Mystery disease' program grows

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable.


Related Topix: Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, UC Los Angeles, Harvard University

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Experts Discuss Exoplanet Hunt Wednesday: How to Watch Live

Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its star, is just one of the many potentially habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Astronomy, Science

Business Wire

CORRECTING and REPLACING 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacista Finalists Announced

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacista awards.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Is A Summer Of College Prep Worth The Price?

What's the price of a winning college application? According to Harvard College, it's $11,250 .


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc., Cambridge, MA, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, National University

St.Petersburg Times

A Phenomenal Debut

Anthony Marra is no literary wimp. In his powerful and tender first novel he fearlessly accounts for a pocket of the war-torn world that is usually entirely unknown, or grossly misunderstood, by illuminating the intimate and heart-breaking lives of two doctors and their families during the most recent Chechen conflicts.


Medical Daily

Obesity In America Comes From Inactivity, Not Too Many Calories: How...

Calorie intake might not be the cause of the rising obesity rate in America. It could be something that we use in our everyday lives: technology.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

The Highwood Theatre presents, as part of its Mainstage Season, Crazy Runs in the Family

The play explores the anxiety of twenty-something Ellie Wheeler as she brings her straightlaced boyfriend home to meet her wacky family.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

The Winnipeg Free Press

Missing data hurting education of children born into poverty, educators told

The absence of a national long-form census, the inability and unwillingness of education and health and child-welfare systems to collect and share information, all of that hurts the uphill battle to ensure that children born into poverty get an equal education, Santos told the Canadian Teachers Federation today.


Related Topix: Kids, Family


Adult Friend Finder.... an Expose'

People, sometimes 40,000-50,000 on any given day spend hours and hours searching for other adults to have spontaneous random unprotected sex with others.


Related Topix: Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, UC Santa Cruz

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Deseret News

John Hoffmire: Why do countries with oil reserves often do worse than they should?

In this Dec. 13, 2009 file photo, Iraqi workers are seen at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Lottery

Star Tribune

New director hired by Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis

The Museum of Russian Art in south Minneapolis has hired a new director, Vladimir von Tsurikov, a German-born scholar and museum director with deep Russian ties.


Related Topix: Jordanville, NY, Middlebury College, Painting, Arts, Entertainment

Work in Progress: Computer History Museum, Mountainview, CA

Silicon Valley was once the fertile ground for a multitude of Californian farms.


Related Topix: Computers, Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing