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Fighting Violence With Music At Brooklyn High Schools

Brooklyn high-school students rehearse on stage before a talent show on April 17. The students are participants in the program ‘My School Has Rhythm Not Violence,’ an initiative by the New York Police Department’s school safety division./ MARK ABRAMSON

On a single day in January, two students were shot outside the Grand Street campus of high schools in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and another student was charged with assaulting a peer with a loaded .38 caliber firearm. The alarming incidents prompted ...

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Man Holds Patent That Could Destroy Monsanto & Change The World

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If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways. And as Monsanto would love for this article to not go ...

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Phone Surveillance Revelation Should Prompt Review Of NSA Spying

Surveillance Reform Movement Rallies Ahead Of June 1 Deadline/ Imgur

Does evidence of a decades-old surveillance program throw out the case many public officials have made for the modern surveillance state? Since Edward Snowden first leaked documents about secret National Security Agency (NSA) programs, government officials have defended them in ...

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Become Instantaneously Smarter

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There might not be a worse feeling than when you have some kind of huge project due and the creative part of your brain just slowly comes to a grinding halt. Some people have daily rituals they go through to try ...

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Anorexia Nervosa: France Taking A Stand Against ‘Too Thin’ Models

Too-Thin/ Photo: Flickr

The government of France has announced that it’s looking to pass a bill that will ban super-skinny (anorexic nervosa) fashion models, as well the agencies that allow and promote such unrealistic and unhealthy beauty standards. “Extreme action like this may be what’s ...

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Disappearance Of World’s Giraffes Is Making Them Silently Extinct

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Many of Africa’s majestic creatures are threatened by humans eager to kill them for their prized furs and other materials. Much attention has been given to the African Elephant, the Lion, the Rhino and other well known creatures but it ...

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