Debbie Rockenbach

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Obama Climate Change Proposals Won't Be Job-Killers, Experts Say

Even before President Barack Obama unveiled his sweeping climate change plan on Tuesday, Republican leaders were denouncing the effort as a job-killer. Any move to restrict polluting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, they maintained, would send energy costs up and lead to mass layoffs in …

New York's Stop-and-Frisk War Has Reached the Breaking Point

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At about the moment that New York City marks the five millionth recorded time that its police have …

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …

Food Stamps Might Get Removed From House Farm Bill

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives might move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, a move that would split the trillion dollar legislation known as the farm bill.<p>For decades, urban and rural lawmakers have relied on each other to pass five-year farm …

Things I Would Like to Say to the Half-Empty Bottle of NyQuil on My Nightstand

I want to go to sleep. Leave me alone.<p><i>[Lies on bed; sleeps for three hours; wakes up drenched in sweat with covers twisted around body.]</i><p>GODDAM IT, WHAT PART OF “LEAVE ME ALONE” DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND? I’M FREEZING.<p><i>[Flings twisted covers aside; sleeps for twenty more minutes.]</i><p>All right, look: it’s …

What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep when the brain filled with blood and awakened once it drained back out. Nineteenth-century philosophers contended that sleep happened when the brain was emptied of ambitions and stimulating thoughts. <i>“If sleep doesn’t serve an absolutely vital</i> …

Sleep is More Important than Food

Let’s cut to the chase.<p>Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You’d probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But basically you’d be fine.<p>Now let’s say you deprive …

Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories

Staying awake after disturbing event weakened emotional response upon recall, study found.<p>By Robert Preidt, HealthDay News<p><b>WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2012</b> …

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Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways

These deadly invaders from the deep are showing up in surprising locations<p>It’s a fatal infection without an effective treatment, and one that strikes in a decidedly gruesome manner: An amoebic organism lurking in water is inadvertently inhaled during a swim on a hot summer’s day. From there, it …

UK government backs three-person IVF

<b>The UK looks set to become the first country to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people, after the government backed the IVF technique.</b><p>It will produce draft regulations later this year and the procedure could be offered within two years.<p>Experts say three-person IVF could eliminate …

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