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—Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher, believed will to live is fundamental reality

 

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Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:43:00 -0400
A recent study from researchers at UCLA found that kids who spent a week at outdoor camp — away from all electronic devices — got a lot better at picking up emotion in other people's faces. 
Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:36 -0400
Going into Julia Pierson's hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, President Obama has expressed confidence in her and the agency she leads. Will that change? 
Putting Caffeine In Your Underwear Won't Make You Slimmer, Alas  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:43:00 -0400
Here's a government service: The Federal Trade Commission has told two companies to quit selling caffeinated women's undergarments because they don't actually slim your nether regions as advertised. 
In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And Clarification  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:55:00 -0400
The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night. 
Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:36:00 -0400
The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year. 
Secret Service Chief Grilled Over White House Security Failures  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:11:00 -0400
Lawmakers on the House oversight committee ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years. 
Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:34:00 -0400
The former homeland security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate. 
Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:03:00 -0400
One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls. 
European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:37:00 -0400
Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal. 
Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:35:00 -0400
In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government. 
White House Fence Jumper Made It Farther Into Building Than Reported  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:01:00 -0400
Rachel Martin speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who found that the recent fence jumper at the White House, Omar Gonzalez, got much farther into the building than previously reported. 
Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:26:00 -0400
If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series. 
Modi Galvanizes Indian Diaspora On U.S. Visit  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:58 -0400
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rock star's welcome at Madison Square Garden over the weekend. Journalist Mitra Kalita is following his visit and speaks with Rachel Martin. 
Calif. Law Requires 'Affirmative Consent' To Combat Sexual Assault  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:58 -0400
The new law requires all California colleges and universities to have policies about consent during sex, saying a student needs "affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement" from their partner. 
Tensions Flare Again Between Police, Protestors In Ferguson  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:00 -0400
A protest on Sunday night in Ferguson, Mo., led to a tense confrontation. Earlier in the weekend, two officers were shot. Police insist the shootings had nothing to do with Michael Brown's death. 
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