Facts & Trends

To Delay Aging, Spend More Time Standing Up

To delay aging, spend more time standing up. That’s the surprising conclusion of a new study by Swedish scientists, reports The Daily Telegraph (U.K.). Researchers at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm took blood samples from a group of sedentary, overweight ...
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CANNABIS CONSUMERS

In 2012, some 2.9 million adults and teens tried an illicit drug for the first time. More than 80% of them used pot. Among all pot users, 40% take the drug 20 or more days a month. Two states have ...
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The Surest Way To Destruction

"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic.  But will they keep it?  Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom?  Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction." - Thomas Jefferson ...
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Helping Out Our Neighbors

Homeowners in Centennial, Colo., woke up to a pleasant surprise last Sunday morning: a group of teens who went around shoveling their neighbors' sidewalks and driveways free of charge. "They did everything: the whole driveway, the stoop, the whole sidewalk," ...
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Odds Of Being Killed At School

Yearly odds of a U.S. student being killed at school: 1 in 3 million ...
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SANITATION

Human waste from the roughly 700 climbers who scale Mount Everest every year poses a serious health issue on the slopes, the head of Nepal’s mountaineering association warned on March 3. He urged the government to push climbers to dispose ...
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Armed Robberies

Percent increase in armed robberies at pharmacies since 2006: 81 ...
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Building a wall

To keep out foreign extremists and refugees seeking work, Saudi Arabia is now building a 600-mile wall along its border with Iraq, and is strengthening fortifications along its 1,060- mile border with Yemen ...
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Bad week for:

Self-awareness, after Donald Trump attacked conservative pundits George Will, Jonah Goldberg, and Stephen Hayes for mocking his Republican presidential candidacy, calling them “boring” and “dumb as a rock” and their publications “dying.”  Said Trump: “The weakness of conservatives is that ...
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Trying anything to find water

A growing numbers of drought-afflicted California farmers began hiring dowsers to locate underground water.  “Scientists don’t believe in it,” said vintner Marc Mondavi, “but I do and most of the farmers in the [Napa] Valley do.” ...
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