The Listening Project The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio and the British Library that invites people to share an intimate conversation, to be recorded and broadcast by the BBC and, if suitable, curated and archived by the British Library. These conversations will form a unique picture of our lives today, preserved for future generations. Visit The Listening Project website (BBC) and get involved.
Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women: MedlinePlus THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could eating foods rich in potassium, such as bananas and potatoes, help lower the risk of stroke and an earlier death for older women? Possibly, suggest the findings from a new study. But the research is too preliminary to confirm that potassium alone -- and not a better overall diet -- actually plays a major role in helping women avoid strokes and live longer. However, the study's findings were significant enough for one of the study's co-authors to make this recommendation: "Postmenopausal women should eat more potassium-rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, milk and unprocessed meats in order to lower their risk of stroke and death," said Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, professor emerita with the department of epidemiology & population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Most Americans don't get enough potassium in their diets. A 2012 study led by the U.S.
The State of Fine Dining - Lucky Peach We struggled from the beginning to define fine dining. Even the French, who essentially invented the thing, don’t really have a term for it. It’s much easier to make declarations about its condition—Fine dining is dead! Fine dining has changed! Fine dining is taking a nap! United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Propaganda Exhibit Explore the Nazis' sophisticated propaganda campaigns and their legacy. Features What Is Propaganda? Today, the word sounds ominous, conjuring up images of falsehood and manipulation, brainwashing and servility. It stands as the antithesis of objectivity, rationality, and truthfulness. But what is propaganda?
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says: MedlinePlus Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even if their cholesterol is low and they appear otherwise healthy. Results of the new study suggest that people with diabetes and pre-diabetes may be suffering undetectable -- but potentially dangerous -- heart muscle damage, the researchers concluded. This heart damage is occurring regardless of a diabetic's cholesterol levels, which had no effect on test results, said lead author Elizabeth Selvin.
ACTIVITES ENFANTS Make a stone age necklace Fabulous jewellery has been found at stone age sites such as this one at Skara Brae, a Neolithic site in Orkney in Scotland. It is made from bone and tusks – they used many kinds of bones including tusks from wild boar which they would have hunted. Here is how to make your very own Stone Age Necklace: San Diego State’s downtown gallery opens exhibit featuring top political cartoonists. People seem drawn to editorial cartoons, even though these works have a tendency to raise our blood pressure. “Cartoonists generally don’t set out to offend people,” said Liz Benson, a conservative syndicated cartoonist, “but in today’s world it’s hard to avoid.” That’s especially true during presidential campaigns, when cartoonists turn candidates into caricatures. Hillary’s pantsuits and pearls, Trump’s hair and squint — this year, they’ll make regular appearances on newspaper editorial pages.
Stand Still. Stay Silent - webcomic, page 196 Page 19614 October. 2014 Language trees for the language lovers! I've gathered pretty much all the data for this from ethnologue.com, which is an awesome well of information about language families. Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above. Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves. Creating a better world really does start with an informed citizenry, and there's lots of subject matter to cover.
Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC: MedlinePlus MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Three-quarters of those children were just 1 or 2 years old," said Dr.
ACTIVITES ENFANTS Make stone age paint Cave Lions from Chauvet Cave [Disclaimer: OK this is a bit of a messy one! You have been warned. It might be a good idea to do it outside.] Exploring STEM Subjects: 15 Awesome Instructional Resources STEM learning is an interesting adventure. It’s a thrilling and fascinating study for many curious students. This area of learning has some of the most important digital-age skills modern learners can master. The Web is alive with some of the best tools for exploring STEM subjects.