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  • Men and older Americans were strongest voters for Republicans in 2014 mid-term
    Men and older Americans were strongest voters for Republicans in 2014 mid-term
    Men and older Americans were particularly helpful for the Republican win in Tuesday’s mid-term elections, according to the Pew Research Center polls yesterday.With a 16-point margin, 57 percent of men voted for Republicans, with 41 percent...
  • Two presidents
    “The Times They Are A-Changin’”*
    First, a quiz.Two presidents. The first left office with the economy shattered, unemployment mushrooming, and the stock market in free fall. He presided over two undeclared and unnecessary wars that were paid for on a credit card. His tenure saw...
  • Which way to go?
    Looking at social media from another angle
    “Knowing when you’re licked is half of the battle”“If you can’t beat them, join them”“You either roll with it or get run over by it”Take your pick from any of the old adages above and check for the...
  • UPMC
    UPMC among hospitals collecting more personal information on patients
    People don't think about it, as they surf the web, or hand over a bar coded keyring card when checking out in stores to get discounts. The amount of information being collected about a person just from keeping track of what they buy is...
  • Virginia District 7
    Virginia District 7 voters failed again
    Resting comfortably in the Virginia countryside, the majority of Virginia District 7 voters are living pretty well if not high on the hog. In their minds, they don’t want the federal government messing with their wealth-fed independence....
  • Ireland has an extremely well-educated youth, over 30% of people have at least a Bachelors degree.
    Facts about Ireland’s demographics
    Ireland is a country that has made rapid progress over the past century. What was once a poor third-world-nation is now a thriving land with a higher quality of life than many places in the United States. Ireland experienced a financial boom in...
  • Dancing with the Stars
    ‘Dancing with the Stars’ may be ditching the big band for season 18
    There are many things that fans have come to expect from “Dancing with the Stars, The dance routines, the spray tans, the sequins notwithstanding, the music is also a tremendous part of the show. On Feb. 2, Matt Carter made a post about how...
  • Map of the Internet 1.0
    "Internet Map" is telling of the status of gaming
    Maps are beautiful works of art in and of themselves. Cartographers worked tirelessly to hand-draw the maps of old, and game designers do the same with the creation of huge virtual worlds inside of detailed games. Some maps are more interesting...
  • Seasonally adjusted unemployment claims up 10,000 jobs
    Seasonally adjusted unemployment claims up 10,000 jobs
    In the week ending last Friday, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims increased to 379,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor release today. Washington had an increase of 4,383 due to layoffs in agriculture...
  • The increasing rate of childhood obesity
    Childhood obesity: Genetic or influenced?
    The rate of obesity in children is skyrocketing and there seems to be no end in sight. Type 2 diabetes is becoming more frequent in the population among younger ages than ever before. This increase in obesity is parallel to the decrease in...
  • Top Five Most Populous Muslim Countries
    Who are the world’s Muslims?
    Perhaps surprisingly to a casual observer, there are not any Arab nations in the top five in a list of the world’s most populous Muslim countries. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, The Global Religious Landscape, the list is...
  • "Just Divorced!" hand-written on an automobile's rear window.
    There is no longer any such thing as a typical American family
    “There is no longer any such thing as a typical American family” is the conclusion Zhenchao Qian professor of sociology at Ohio State University, reached based on his analysis of the changing patterns of family in the United States in...
  • New potential enrollees covered under expansion include: Younger people, more white men, less likely to have chronic conditions like obesity and depression but more likely to smoke and be heavy drinkers.
    Research finds Medicaid changes for ACA
    Dr. Tammy Chang, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, presented an analysis of the new population...
  • Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
    U. Va. releases projections showing uneven trends in future U.S. population
    The first projections to result from the 2010 census data were released yesterday by the Demographics & Workforce Group at UVa’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.These projections focus in greater detail the demographic that are...
  • Edison had an idea
    The national karma of abortion
    Everyone knows and acknowledges the natural law of karma, even those who profess not to believe in it. Saint Paul stated it in Galatians 6:7: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Job...