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Text messages increase second dose influenza vaccination for kids

Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center studied the impact of text message reminders for the second dose of influenza vaccine required for many young children to protect them against the virus. read more

World Cup Material Here, For Sure

Spotted this video on Tastefully Offensive. They say this is Tsubasa-kun The Penguin, showing off some mad soccer skillz at the Matsue Vogel Aviary Park in Shimane, Japan. And that’s fine. But..we ran the YouTube text through the trusty Google Translate, and got: It was held the football World Cup Brazil tournament. In order to […]

I Thought We Were Dating (But Now I See We Obviously Weren’t)

13 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

It started with the casual, occasional texting and soon morphed into incessant texting. We practically knew each other’s every move.

Intimate Photos of People Looking at Art

Art theoretical texts about looking at art and the dynamic of the white cube abound, but London-based photographer … Read More

Papyri on the Market - Telegraph

Philip Sherwell ('The online battle for papyrus texts', Telegraph, 28 Dec 2014) writes of how ancient papyri are "now increasingly hot items in the distinctly 21st Century world of the online auction trade". A rectangular scrap measuring...Show More Summary

Darnell Dockett is not impressed with Miami's Dunkin' Donuts Bowl loss

There is no Dunkin' Donuts Bowl, but Miami did lose the Duck Commander Independence Bowl, which is equally as prestigious. This guy texting me about UM "miami" football won today. I told I have never watched the dunkin doughnut bowl,...Show More Summary

On Being Accused of Confessing to Awful Things

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

(Note: Folks who get triggery about discussions of rape should tread carefully here, both in the text and the links.) Got a concerned email this morning from someone who saw online an assertion that I was a “self-confessed rapist.” I...Show More Summary

Grateful for snoozing and taking it Big Easy

I asked some buddies at dinner the other night what time they get up, for I sense from early morning emails and texts that I am the last man in America to get out of bed.

Invasive fungal infections following natural disasters

Clusters of unusual fungal infections in the aftermath of natural disasters are increasingly being reported. Here is a free full text review describing some of the outbreaks and speculating on the reasons. Of regional interest to me was the cluster of invasive mucormycosis soft tissue infections following the Joplin MO tornado in 2011.

The Hippocratic oath and the terminally ill

The Hippocratic oath, a roughly 2,000-year-old text with only marginal relevance to medicine today, continues to have an outsize influence on us.

Video: TED Curator Chris Anderson on the "TED-ification" of Education

2 days agoNews : Reason

"TED Curator Chris Anderson on the "TED-ification" of Education" is the latest video from ReasonTV. Watch above or click on the link below for video, full text, supporting links, downloadable versions, and more Reason TV clips. View this article.

Best photo extension apps for iPhone: All your edits and filters in one place!

iOS 8 added a new photo extension feature that lets you access lots of your favorite edits right inside the Photos app. That means you can not only correct red eye but add your favorite filters, apply text overlays, and lots more all in one place. Show More Summary

Here Are 10 Of The Best Political Quotes Of 2014

Whether it was dropping f-bombs on HuffPost Live or confusing texting with sexting, politicians said some pretty memorable things in 2014. Hopefully in 2015 we will continue to see New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "calmly" tell protesters to quiet down, and maybe we'll finally see some Washington politicians squeal. We've compiled the top political quotes of 2014. Watch above.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez: Justin Wants to Get Back Together?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still broken up for now, but new reports claim that the "Girlfriend" singer is sending Gomez text messages and is begging her to reconcile.

The holiday cheer of Jews

To the editor: The author's implication is that the only valid holiday traditions are those explicitly prescribed by an ancient religious text. I don't believe the New Testament directs Christians to display decorated conifers in their homes. ("It's beginning to look a lot like 24 hours of...

Social Business in a Mobile World

You’re not imagining it, mobile devices really are everywhere. Statistics show that 90 percent of American adults own a cell phone and 58 percent of them are smartphones. When people aren’t texting or checking email, they’re surfing the internet or checking their social networks. Sometimes even while they’re in the shower!

Superheroes Texting about Christmas

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Diana McCallum and Andrew Ivimey write Texts from Superheroes, a funny blog consisting of screenshots of text messages between superheroes. It's the Christmas season, so your friends in the DC universe are decorating, sharing presents, and planning Christmas parties. They suffer a lot of the same stresses and problems that we ordinary people do.

In Chinese Characters, Designers Seek to Marry Text and Image

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

BEIJING — Senior designers from the Dutch design agency LAVA Céline Lamée and Johan Nijhoff explored the origins of visual communication by designing a new set of symbols.

This cool GIF shows the inside of the human body from head to toe

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

You’ve most likely seen X-rays of the human body to get a view of what our interior looks like, or illustrations of organs in text books — but you probably haven’t seen what the entire body looks like in cross-section. The GIF below offers a new view on how we see the human body in three…...

Pope slams “contemporary Herods” – full text of Pope Francis’s Christmas Message 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Jesus, the Son of God, the Savior of the world, is born for us, born in Bethlehem of a Virgin, fulfilling the ancient prophecies.… Continue reading The post Pope slams “contemporary Herods” – full text of Pope Francis’s Christmas Message 2014 appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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