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Why boredom is anything but boring : Nature News & Comment

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Health

From www.nature.com

The recovery proved difficult. Paul had been a drummer, but even after a broken wrist had healed, drumming no longer made him happy. Over and over, Danckert remembers, Paul complained bitterly that he was just â€" bored.

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The Weak Spot in China's $3.3 Trillion Foreign Reserve Stockpile - Bloomberg Business

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Economics

From www.bloomberg.com

Compared with the amount of yuan sloshing around in the economy, a proxy for potential capital outflows, Chinaâ€s firepower seems limited. The dollar reserves account for 15.5 percent of M2, a broad measure of money in circulation.

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Guns And States

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: America

From slatestarcodex.com

[Epistemic status: I think I probably wrung the right conclusions out of this evidence, but this isn’t the only line of evidence bearing on the broader gun control issue and all I can say is what it’s consistent with.

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Hindbærsnitter

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Food

From mydanishkitchen.com

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Israeli parents wondered why school trips to Auschwitz cost so much. The answer may be price-fixing. - The Washington Post

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From www.washingtonpost.com

For an Israeli schoolchild, a trip to Poland to see World War II Nazi death camps can be a vital part of their education about the history of the Jewish faith and the Israeli state. For parents, however, it can be an expensive burden.

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How many Calories does Fidgeting Burn? Fidgeting for Weight Loss

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Health

From www.fitnessblender.com

It seems that Fidgeters might have an advantage over the general population when it comes to fending off weight gain, thanks to their extra movements all throughout the day. Fidgeting burns a great deal of calories! Even the most avid gym fanatics who are otherwise sedentary wont burn as many calories as the individuals who tend to have constant and steady movement throughout all of their waking hours.

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Links 1/16: Link A Thief In The Night

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Odd

From slatestarcodex.com

Ancient Greek naval combat sometimes involved hurling snakes onto your enemies’ ships to cause panic and confusion. Sounds ilke a pretty good plan! The Samuel L. Jackson Award For Excellence In Vehicular Herpetology goes to Hannibal Barca, who had catapults which hurled entire pots full of venomous snakes onto the enemy deck.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Policy Standards and Procedures for the Use of Force in Counterterrorism Operations Outside the United States a

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From www.whitehouse.gov

Since his first day in office, President Obama has been clear that the United States will use all available tools of national power to protect the American people from the terrorist threat posed by al-Qa’ida and its associated forces.

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Remarks of President Barack Obama â€" State of the Union Address As Delivered

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Politics

From www.whitehouse.gov

The White House is once again making the full text of the State of the Union widely available online. The text, as prepared for delivery, is also available on Medium and Facebook notes, continuing efforts to meet people where they are and make the speech as accessible as possible.

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Phase Contrast

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: History

From www.nikonsmallworld.com

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