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Facebook vs Face-to-Face: How Technology Threatens Parent-Child Interaction

Lauren Lowry hanen.org “We have to learn to live with [technology] in a healthy way, according to our human values. And our human values are not to put our kids fifth, after texts, e-mail, Twitter, and everything else” I’ve done … Continue reading

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Facebook use leads to depression? No, says Wisconsin study

Tim Morrissey EurekAlert MADISON- A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social-media sites. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and … Continue reading

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Sell the farm to buy a future as China’s food bowl

Lauren Quaintance Sydney Morning Herald PLANS to seek billions of dollars in Chinese investment to transform vast tracts of undeveloped land in northern Australia for farming would come at the expense of giving Australians access to affordable, good quality food, … Continue reading

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Pinterest: Just what exactly is on it?

Lauren Everitt BBC News Hype is growing about the social media website Pinterest, with much fanfare after it passed 10 million users in record time. But what is actually on this online pinboard? There’s still a healthily high percentage of … Continue reading

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Study: A powerful member of congress can have a negative effect on a state’s economy

Kevin Stacey EurekAlert CHICAGO — Having a powerful member of congress could have unintended consequences for a state’s economy, according to a study published today (February 28, 2012) in the Journal of Political Economy. Researchers from Harvard Business School found … Continue reading

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Rice products may be source of high arsenic levels

Lauren Keiper Baltimore Sun/Reuters Significant levels of arsenic may be found in some prepared food products listing organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener and main ingredient, including some cereal bars and infant formulas, according to findings from a study … Continue reading

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Zinc supplements ‘can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia’

Lauren Paxman Daily Mail Zinc supplements can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia who are deficient in the mineral, a study has found. Taking zinc had a dramatic effect on death rates – even though it did … Continue reading

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