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Problem Solving / Fishing Promise Fulfilled: the FoodSaver®
Disclosure: I was not asked to write a product review. I purchased the foodsaver with my own funds and came up with the idea of a product review on my own. I was not compensated for my time. Opinions are … X

Locavorism Isn’t Sustainable
In my latest column in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review I explore the mistaken notion, held by many locavores, that eating greater amounts of locally grown foods is good for the environment (link added): Consider a favorite cause of the sustainability X

Weigh In: What's the Next Revolution for Medicine?
Medicine looks incredibly different than it did a century ago (which I think we can all say thank goodness for that). From new technology such as MRI scanners and antibiotics, to improvements in logistics, such as widespread immunization programs and X

A Free Offer to Help You Get Rich Slowly
Most people who read this blog aren’t poor. Some are relatively poor, in the sense that other people around them have more money—but that’s different from being really poor. Nevertheless, in offering a personal finance guide, neither J.D. nor a X

There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower
Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people. X

The Item of Clothing That Can Help People Feel Less Angry
The Item of Clothing That Can Help People Feel Less Angry X

Finally! Secret of Death Valley's "Sailing Stones" Is Solved
The Racetrack Playa — a barren lakebed in Death Valley National Park — is home to one of the world's natural wonders: "sailing stones" that mysteriously meander across the dried mud, leaving tracks in their wake. Since the 1940s, these rocks hav X

Ignore IQ Tests: Your Level of Intelligence Is Not Fixed for Life
This article was originally published on The Conversation. We’re getting more stupid. That’s one point made in a recent article in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in developed countries such as the UK, Australia and the N X

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Mites That Live On Your Face
This post originally appeared at The Abstract. You are not alone. Your body is a collection of microbes, fungi, viruses... and even other animals. In fact, you aren’t even the only animal using your face. Right now, in the general vicinity of your X

Researchers “Copy and Paste” Fear From One Memory to Another
We tend to think of our memories as dependable guides to the past — but the truth is, many studies have found that our memories change over time. Our brains constantly edit our memories to rearrange events and change dialogue; and our emotional me X

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