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56 min ago | Globe Catholic Newspaper

Heelan alum visits Rwanda

By RENEE WEBB, Globe senior reporter Virtues a Bishop Heelan High School graduate learned while attending Catholic school in Sioux City influenced him to help others.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Jackson, NE, South Sioux City, NE

5 hrs ago | Mail on Sunday

Evangelical virgin men who pledge abstinence 'are left alone and...

America's FAILED raid to rescue James Foley: White House reveals how US special forces stormed ISIS camp just a month ago - only to find hostages weren't there .


Related Topix: Wedding

9 hrs ago | Child Up

Baby Talk Is Good for your Baby

Until then, it was believed that only the parts of the brain involved in "listening" to speech would be stimulated when you speak to your baby.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Study: Celibate before marriage, sex troubles after

"These men have gotten so used to thinking about sex as something negative that they bring those concerns with them to the marriage bed."



Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation

Scientists at Seattle Children's Research Institute have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person's motivation to exercise and participate in other rewarding activities - potentially leading to improved treatments for depression.


Religion News Service

A bride and groom place their hands on a Bible during a wedding ceremony. Photo by Greg Kendall-Ball

For decades, evangelical leaders have touted "virginity pledges" as a way for teens and young adults to "save themselves for marriage."


Related Topix: Wedding, Christian Music, RNS, Human Sexuality, National Mall, US National Parks


How Virginity Pledges Can End Up Undermining Sexual Health

Although the United States has slowly started to move away from abstinence-only education in the years since George W. Bush left the White House, purity culture remains deeply entrenched in our national society.


Related Topix: George Bush, Human Sexuality, US News, Liberal Political News

US News & World Report

5 Things People Who are Colorblind (and Their Doctors) Want You to Know

If you've seen "The Giver," you've gotten a glimpse of what it might be like to live in a black and white world.


Related Topix: Color Blindness, Health, Journalism, Genetics, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Washington DC

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Sharon Huff

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Accused 'Felony Lane Gang' leader wanted in Washington

A gang of Florida-based identity thieves known as the "Felony Lane Gang" is now targeting victims in the Pacific Northwest, and police are desperate to find the gang's leader.


Related Topix: Ronald, WA, Gig Harbor, WA, Issaquah, WA

Medical News Today

Prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 decreases among pregnant women in the Pacific Northwest

In a study that included approximately 15,000 pregnant women, seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 decreased substantially between 1989 and 2010 while there was no overall decrease for HSV type 1, but a slight increase among black women, according to a study in the August 20 issue of JAMA.


Religion News Service

Hooking up to getting hitched: Yes, it can happen

Purposely ambiguous and definitely provocative, the term "hookup" has gotten plenty of attention from researchers analyzing this sexual behavior that can range from kissing to sexual intercourse.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, University of Denver, University of Virginia, Deer Harbor, WA

The Washington Post


Three former executives - all of them among the world's richest men - and their spouses have all contributed more than $1.1 million Washington state to adopt universal background checks for all gun sales.


Related Topix: Bill Gates, US Politics, US News


Like a Virgin: Chaste Men Sexually Confused After Marriage

Men who make virginity pledges get strong social support to abstain from sex before the wedding night, but that backing disappears soon after they tie the knot, new research suggests.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Wedding, The River, Christian Music


Personal, Public Costs Of Scientific Misconduct...

Much has been assumed about the private and public damage of scientific misconduct .


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania

Clarksville Online

NASA's Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes' data used to...

Barely 30 years ago, the only planets astronomers had found were located right here in our own solar system.


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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

International Business Times

HIV Breakthrough: Tampon With An Anti-HIV Drug For Women

Researchers from the University of Washington came up with a new product, which is similar to that of a tampon and contains an anti-HIV drugs to help protect against HIV.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

University of Washington ranked among world's top 20 schools

Starting out the list is University College London. Photo: Multiple 15. University of Washington.



StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for blind riders

It's a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to sprint to the bus stop or can afford that last sip of coffee.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Valley Girls' Choir hosts welcome picnic Tuesday

The Snoqualmie Valley Girls' Choir hosts a picnic meet-and-greet, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at E.J. Roberts Park in North Bend.


Related Topix: North Bend, WA, Snoqualmie, WA, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Entertainment