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Invisible plastic particles from tires and clothing are polluting our oceans

Tiny plastic particles from car tires and even clothing fabrics could be responsible for up to 30 percent of the plastic polluting our oceans, …

Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Improbably Running out of Water

Earlier this year, an obscure United Nations document, the <i>World Water Development Report</i>, unexpectedly made headlines around the world. The report …

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

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Who Decides What You’re Allowed to Learn? Our Knowledge Economy Sellout

Too much of what we read in the literature for educators is over-determined by the use knowledge has for our pocketbooks or for the nation-state or …

Models: Attract Women Through Honesty

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Manson<p>Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and …

The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep

• <b>Author:</b> Lawrence Epstein & Steven Mardon<p><b>Put your sleep problems to rest with this proven six-step plan</b><p>How many times have you heard it's important to get a good night's sleep? It sounds simple, but it isn't always easy. Now one of the nation's leading sleep experts gives you a step-by-step program …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

The Great Decoupling: An Interview with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

Machines, it seems, can do almost anything human beings can. Now cars are even starting to drive themselves. What does that mean for business and employment? Will any jobs be left for people? Will machines take over not just low-skilled tasks but high-skilled ones too? If a man and a machine work …

Police Release Chilling Details on High School Stabbing

An X-Box, a Nintendo Wii and a Sony Playstation, along with dozens of games and gaming paraphernalia, an iPod, an iPad and three computers were taken from the home of the Pennsylvania high school stabbing suspect, according to an affidavit released Monday.<p>But the most ominous thing on the list is a …

Missing Malaysia Plane: Lots of Leads and No Clue

The six-day-old search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been marked by confusion, conflicting information and a lack of hard data about where and why it vanished on its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>Each new lead has given the families of the 239 on board and the rest of the public new …

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