What will it take to stop cycle of escalation in the South China Sea?

An analysis of the blog originally posted at http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/what-will-it-take-to-stop-cycle-of-escalation-in-the-south-china-sea/ Date of publication: March 2, 2016 Abstract Through Reuters’ blog page, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael H. Fuchs wrote his thoughts on the rising tension in Asia. He shared his views on the disputed South China Sea. In addition, he mentioned how his country…

Worked Up (Warriors 96, Thunder 88): A Look Back at GSW’s Reign

Analysis of the blog originally posted at http://blogs.mercurynews.com/warriors/2016/05/31/worked-warriors-96-thunder-88/#more-6406 Abstract A Golden State Warriors fan himself, Adam Lauridsen shared his thoughts about the team’s incredible win during the do-or-die game exactly a month ago. He discussed the highlights of the team’s most crucial match against Oklahoma City Thunder. Further, he gave overviews on earlier games in…

Explainer: is it really OK to eat food that’s fallen on the floor?

Author: Paul Dawson Published: September 10, 2015 Abstract: Dr. Paul L. Dawson, professor of Food Science at Clemson University, conducted research on how contact surfaces can contaminate food. He studied the underlying causes and bases for the “five-second rule”, the myth that shaped our beliefs on when food is safe to eat. So is the…

Why do women have a harder time sleeping than men?

Author: Susan Rinkunas, Science of Us Published: January 4, 2016 Abstract: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests insomnia is more common in women than men. Experts believe that hormones, period, pregnancy, children, menopause, stress, anxiety and depression, partners, and poor sleep hygiene are a few of the reasons this sad truth exists….

Forget ‘Sit down!’ Students now standing up to learn

Author: Kelly Wallace Date Published: December 10, 2015 Abstract: Studies say standing desks can help boost students’ engagement and burn calories. Researchers have done a little study on their effectiveness on children, but early researches were promising. While still new in education, examples across the country of schools moving away from the traditional “sitting all…

The Healthiest Ways to Cook Veggies and Boost Nutrition

Author: Sandee LaMotte Published: May 5, 2016 Abstract: Vegetables are good for the body. Yet experts say you can make them even healthier if you prepare them through ways that maximize their benefits. A few says veggies are best when you eat them raw. Studies, however, show that cooking breaks down the tough outer layers…

China Cancer Villages Caused by Same Heavy Metal Once Sprayed on US Crops

Ethan A. Huff Staff Writer, Natural News Abstract Reuters, a news agency in England, reported that most folks living in China’s “cancer villages” (places near local mines) are suffering from skin lesions and cancer. The cause, based on the report, is industrial pollution from years of chemical mining. Constant exposure to arsenic has harmed people….

Eight ways to tell a real New Yorker from a fake New Yorker

Blog from http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/eight-ways-to-tell-a-real-new-yorker-from-a-fake-new-yorker-052016 Abstract At first, guest blogger Jonathan Millstein acknowledges that New York City (NYC) is a place where transplants transpire and many tourists stay. To help people distinguish “real” New Yorkers from “fake” ones, he lists eight things that separate them. Jonathan points to their reaction, behavior, and way of thinking that set “real”…