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Britain flooded with ‘brand police’ to protect sponsors

Martin Hickman The Independent “Olympics organisers have warned businesses that during London 2012 their advertising should not include a list of banned words….” Hundreds of uniformed Olympics officers will begin touring the country today enforcing sponsors’ multimillion-pound marketing deals, in … Continue reading

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To understand childhood obesity, researchers look to inactive, fat rats

Donna Krupa EurekAlert BETHESDA, Md. (July 24, 2012)—Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take … Continue reading

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Theater shooting highlights difficulties with lone offenders and ‘soft targets,’ said NJ fusion center

Mark Rockwell gsnmagazine.com An incident assessment issued by the New Jersey intelligence fusion center in the hours after the mass shooting in Colorado showed that although law enforcement didn’t believe terrorism was involved, it illustrated the pernicious security difficulties with … Continue reading

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Maurice Strong Interview (BBC, 1972)

Today, Maurice Strong sits atop the global environmental movement headed by the United Nations and its interlocking NGO’s and tax-exempt foundations. Strong is considered to be the person behind the globalization of the foundation-funded environmental movement, and was the Secretary-General … Continue reading

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Ways to empower kids to take charge of their health

Source: USA Today Sure, you can stock your fridge with nutritious snacks and offer a good example when it comes to exercise, but recent studies suggest that, just like grown-ups, kids need strong internal motivation (not micromanagement) in order to … Continue reading

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Could a larger waistline be a result of too much TV as a child?

Hilary Glover EurekAlert As a youngster, remember your mother warning you that watching too much television would give you square eyes? That might not be true, but a new study, published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal International Journal … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Dangerous Idea – Body and Soul

In the first episode of the three-part series, Andrew Marr explores how Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science. He argues that Darwin’s theory has transformed … Continue reading

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Fracking forces eviction of entire Pennsylvania trailer park

RT.com An entire community in central Pennsylvania is being ordered to find new homes after a fracking operation has forced dozens of low-income earning residents to try to relocate from a local trailer park. Nearly three-dozen families lived in Jersey … 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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Exclusive: Barclays insider lifts lid on bank’s toxic culture

James Moore The Independent A former senior Barclays employee today exposes the “culture of fear” that operated at the bank and claims Bob Diamond would have been aware of his traders’ activities. Speaking exclusively to The Independent, the banker alleges … Continue reading

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