Can Money Fix It?

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Iran’s central bank must pay nearly $2 billion to victims of terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court ruled in April this year. And as the legal system works towards getting payment for the victims. Will the payment be an incentive to curtail terrorism? And now the families of 4 Americans who were killed or wounded in the Israel’s West Bank in 2014 during the attack by Hamas.

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National Watermelon Day

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Can you eat too much watermelon? Actually you can but it would be like eating 3 big watermelons a day for a week… So here’s the good news! Watermelon is a fat-free fruit rich in Vitamins A, B6, C and is loaded with Potassium and the antioxidant phytochemicals lycopene and citruline Lycopene is a super strong antioxidant known to prevent various types of cancers and improve heart and circulation… It has a “Viagra-like” effect on men, Reduces Blood Pressure, Reduces Blood Sugar… Whoa, sign me up right! Head on to the local store and get some now!!

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Should we Torture Suspected Terrorists?

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Should We Torture Suspected Terrorists? Dr. Paul Ekman poses some very interesting things to ponder on this subject. Torture violates the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. While there’s been much argument about whether non-citizens are entitled to the protection our Constitution affords us. The bigger question is what has tortured gained us? Have so-called “harsh” interrogation methods protected us from attacks on homeland since 9/11? Or do we owe our safety to more traditional human intelligence, non-coercive interrogations, and cyber intelligence? This article from Ekman is worth the time

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Admit You’re Happy Month

The world’s in turmoil, life is hard, people let you down, BUT, there some really basic things to be HAPPY about. Here’s a hint from16 year old Haley Bruckner.. her 50 Things to be happy about – the top of her list? The first warm day of the year (she’s a Mid Westerner), laughing so hard your abs ache (old Eddie Murphy or Robin Williams skits do it for me), freshly washed sheets, looking through old pictures (especially the ‘70’s), the smell of a coffee shop (or my Nutty Roman from Giacomo’s), eating cookie dough ( I never do that-dooh)…READ MORE

Mutt’s Day

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Heard the numbers lately? Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal
shelters nationwide each year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.Approximately 2.7 million are euthanized each year and approximately 2.7million are adopted. Between 37-47% of households in the U.S. have a dog and 30-37% have a cat. How difficult is it to adopt a pet and what’s involved?

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The Effects of Hormones on Memory; Cognitive Function

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Many naturally occurring hormones can affect memory and overall cognitive function. Three of these hormones – estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormone – have been widely studied with regard to their effects on memory. Learn what each of these hormones effect and change your quality of life… And what you can do organically to improve or get your levels right… from Harvard Medical School

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