Plain Talk About How Ebola Spreads

October 19, 2014
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Plain Talk About How Ebola Spreads

The entire country is worried about the Ebola epidemic. There are less than a handful of cases with Ebola symptoms in the U.S. They are all in Texas. The only person who died of the disease got it in Liberia. He was treated in a Texas hospital.

A big question is how do you get Ebola? It usually comes through close and direct physical contact with the person who has...

Danger in Putting Your Baby to Sleep on a Sofa

October 19, 2014
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Danger in Putting Your Baby to Sleep on a Sofa

About one in eight cases of so­ called crib death happen among infants who have been put on sofas to sleep.

Research had shown that couches are hazardous for infants. In a new study, researchers compared deaths that occurred on sofas with those that happened...

Beginners’ Guide to Baseball and the 2014 World Series

October 19, 2014
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Beginners’ Guide to Baseball and the 2014 World Series

Most Americans are born to baseball. The rest of the world has fotbol. Soccer, American football, basketball and hockey all have two things in common. They are all games of territory. Scoring takes place when you reach deep into your opponent’s territory and make...

More Fleeing Cuba to Get to America

October 12, 2014
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More Fleeing Cuba to Get to America

By land and sea, but especially by sea, a new exodus of Cubans to the United States is underway.

Economic conditions in Cuba are getting worse. Also, it is easier...

Workers Want Pay While Coming to, Leaving Work

October 12, 2014
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Workers Want Pay While Coming to, Leaving Work

Employees driving buses at big hi-tech firms are waiting long hours between shifts. They are not paid for the waiting time. Employees at other companies are waiting in lines...

Peace Between India and Pakistan – In Nobel Prizes

October 12, 2014
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Peace Between India and Pakistan – In Nobel Prizes

India and Pakistan are trading gunfire in Kashmir. There have been casualties on both sides. The situation is tense.

Peace broke out elsewhere, in Oslo, Norway. In Oslo the Nobel...

Hong Kong Protesters Want More Democracy

October 5, 2014
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Hong Kong Protesters Want More Democracy

Hong Kong is a city with a long history. It is located in China. Hong Kong is one of the world’s great commercial cities. It is also one of the...

Deportation Up, State and Local Governments Taking Action

October 5, 2014
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Deportation Up, State and Local Governments Taking Action

The United States deported nearly 450,000 people in 2013. This is a record-high number. Most of the deportations are taking place at the borders. Nearly half were...

How Does Exercise Fight Depression?

October 5, 2014
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How Does Exercise Fight Depression?

Experts say even mild stress can lead to depression. 

Scientists also say that exercise is a cushion against depression. Working out makes people, and animals feel better.

Even...

In Brief

Seniors are Targets of Scammers

Older adults are targets for swindlers. There are good reasons. They often have sizable retirement savings. They have established credit.

Because they may not monitor...

Exercise Makes Kids Smarter

Exercise seems to do everything. A recent article showed how it beat back depression.

A new study shows it makes kids smarter.

Scientists divided 8- and...

Good Reason to Look at Your Credit Card Statement

Banks are always looking for ways to make more money. When people get new credit cards, some banks add fees without telling the customer....

My Car Won’t Start – I Must Owe Money

 

Auto dealers are making more loans to buyers with poor credit records. The lenders who make the loans resell them into securities’ markets. It...

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