Archive | November, 2017

How Social Media Is Leveling the Playing Field Between Governments, Militants, and Ordinary People

November 25, 2017

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https://theintercept.com/2017/11/25/information-warfare-social-media-book-review-gaza/ Decades before smartphones, the internet, and social media, the philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who worked on media theory, predicted a future world war fought using information. While World War I and World War II were waged using armies and mobilized economies, “World War III [will be] a guerrilla information war with no division between military […]

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The difference between night and day is disappearing, scientists warn

November 23, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/22/the-difference-between-night-and-day-is-disappearing-scientists-warn/ We’re lighting up the Earth at night, and we have no idea what it’s doing to us.

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Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop

November 17, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/health/soda-pop-sugary-drinks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Children and adults are downing sugary drinks far less often than they used to, a new study finds.

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Personal Health: The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines

November 13, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/well/eat/the-growing-toll-of-our-ever-expanding-waistlines.html?partner=rss&emc=rss As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity.

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Gallup study confirms that 2017 really is worse than 2016

November 11, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/10/gallup-study-confirms-that-2017-really-is-worse-than-2016/ The drop in well-being is largest among women, minorities, Democrats and low-income Americans.

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