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Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen The impoverished country of Yemen is facing a terrifying cholera outbreak. Since late April, at least 269,608 people have become infected with the disease, and at least 1,614 have died of it. In other words, there have been more cholera deaths in Yemen in the past 2 ½ months than there […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Town Hall Meetings Stir Up the United States Across the country, citizens are voicing their objections to President Donald Trump’s agenda using a method as old as our nation itself: by participating in town hall meetings. These meetings take place in churches, theaters, high school auditoriums, and many other venues, and give people a chance […]

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Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Bilingual Education Returning to California In 1998, 61 percent of California voters passed Proposition 227, which limited bilingual education in California schools by requiring parents to sign a waiver if they wanted their child to participate in a bilingual program. Next month, however, bilingual education will be back on the ballot again. If Proposition 58 passes, […]

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chile Uses Labels to Combat Obesity Despite its reputation, the U.S. is not the only country struggling with obesity. The availability of highly-processed, convenient foods worldwide has significantly changed how its people all over the world eat. In Chile, an estimated 67 percent of adults are obese or overweight. This phenomenon affects those across geographic […]

Zika: A Closer Look

Zika: A Closer Look

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

A few years ago, after the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, btw brought you a story that gave you the basics of the virus news. With more news reports of the Zika virus in Miami, Florida and a number of cases in Puerto Rico, we offer you information that will help you better understand […]

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Meet the New VP Candidates Shortly before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, Donald Trump officially announced his running mate. After much speculation that included such high-profile Republicans as New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Mike Pence was selected as the GOP vice presidential running mate. Currently the governor […]

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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

British MP Killed Over Brexit Back in April, btw brought you news of a possible “Brexit”. Last month, the British parliament suffered a personal casualty. Jo Cox, a member of the left-leaning Labour Party, who was particularly vocal about the United Kingdom remaining as part of the European Union (EU) was killed. Her attacker reportedly […]

Get in the Park!

Get in the Park!

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

Parks have been around for as long as people have thought to designate some green space for tossing around a ball or spreading out a picnic blanket. With obesity rates on the rise and a continued stress-equals-success attitude, these havens of leisure are more important than ever. A new study conducted by the RAND corporation […]

Your Brain in a Digital World

Your Brain in a Digital World

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Health, Science and Technology | No Comments

Last week, btw brought you a story about what happens to the brain when you do more than one thing at a time. This week we go further, looking at the ways your brain responds to some of the things you are likely to be engaged in every day. Your Brain on Music Listening to […]

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Prince Dies If you are on social media, or simply paying attention at all in the past couple of weeks, you are likely quite aware that the musician named Prince died. Tributes to the musician in the shape of massive dance parties across the country, cover songs by famous musicians on tours, and clips of the […]