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In the News 17.04.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 17.04.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

 

1. Binge Reading Disorder

“If you’re like me, you make a plan to go to sleep at a reasonable hour only to find that it’s 3:30 a.m. and you’re in bed reading articles on your phone, about topics ranging from racially motivated inequality to why writers like to stay hush about their sources of income, to Taylor Swift’s rumored lack of a belly button. Then you wake up, a few or many hours later, and don’t remember a single thing you read.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The Morning News

 

 


 

 

2. Yes, You Can Catch Insanity

“A host of recent genetic and epidemiological studies ‘have shown that when people are depressed or have psychotic episodes, inflammatory markers are found in their blood,’ says Golam Khandaker, a senior clinical research associate at the University of Cambridge, in England, who studies inflammation and the brain.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Nautilus

 

 


 

 

3. Taking Back Detroit

“Hear from the die-hard natives and upbeat newcomers who are reimagining Detroit, playing out their dreams, or reveling in the once neglected city’s revival.

 
Read the rest of this article at National Geographic

 

 


 

 

4. Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

“Death by heartbreak is a literary staple; even Shakespeare wrote of ‘deadly grief.’ The emotional devastation of losing a loved one can certainly feel like physical pain. But can you really die from a broken heart? As it turns out, you can, from ‘broken-heart syndrome,’ also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Studies of bereavement, in fact, provide another harsh indictment of the effects of stress on human health. But deadly grief is not about stress alone, scientists say. It shines a light on the physiological bonds of love, ceded to us by evolution, so often best understood when broken.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Nautilus

 

 


 

 

5. Can money buy your kids a bigger brain?

“Since buying the Utah backwater two years ago, Powder’s owners — a group of entrepreneurs, most of them around 30 years old with no experience in resort development — have hosted several of these salon-inspired ‘weekend jams’ on the mountain they plan to develop, as well as a Pay for Success symposium with the White House, off-site retreats for Patagonia and the Knight Foundation, and the country’s first fat-biking national championships.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The LA Times

 

 


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

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  • Your images are gorgeous! Interesting list of articles. I have the read the one about dying from a broken heart. I always suspected it was possible and now it’s conclusive. Back to happy thoughts-it’s the weekend! Enjoy!
    Cheers, Heather

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