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Sunday November 2, 2014

Return to Standard Time

5 Weird Effects of Daylight Saving Time   Live Science - November 3, 2013
1. More car accidents?     2. Increased workplace injuries    
3. More heart attacks     4. Longer cyberloafing     5. Increased cluster headaches

November 1, 2014

Day of the Dead

November 1, 2014

All Saints Day - All Hallows - Hallowmas

October 31, 2014

Halloween Files



Magic Day

Harry Houdini Died October 31, 1926

My brain is the key that sets my mind free.

Harry Houdini Quotes

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you!

Grayson Dodd

I have recently been examining all the known superstitions
of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition
(Christianity) one redeeming feature.
They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.

Thomas Jefferson

When the human race has once acquired a superstition
nothing short of death is ever likely to remove it.

Allow me to make the superstitions of a nation and
I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.
Mark Twain


Thursday October 30, 2014     9:30 AM ET

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When Spirits 'Dictate' Books: What's to Believe?   Epoch Times - October 30, 2014
Just in time for Halloween, there are several recent books out that are claimed to have been written by dead people through living writers. One is by musician David Young called "Channeling Harrison," in which he claims that the spirit of ex-Beatle George Harrison is in contact with him, guiding his songwriting and teaching him life lessons. There is nothing new about this; so-called channeled books were very popular in New Age circles in the 1970s and 1980s. Among the most popular was the 1970s book series "Seth Speaks," dictated by Jane Roberts, who claimed that an energy named Seth possessed her body and dictated esoteric information through her about the soul, the nature of consciousness, spiritual truths, higher planes of reality, and so on. Channeling remains immensely popular among New Agers; hundreds of books, audiotapes, seminars, and DVDs are devoted to the practice. Channeling

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

October 30, 1938

Orson Wells broadcasts H. G. Welles' War of the Worlds.

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

Orson Welles Quotes 1

Orson Welles Quotes 2

Orson Welles Quotes 3

October 30, 1978

Matthew Morrison

  Matthew Morrison Google Videos

Matthew Morrison is an award winning American
musical theater and television actor. Filmography

The cars we drive say a lot about us.

Matthew Morrison Quotes

October 30, 1945

Henry Winkler

  Henry Winkler Google Videos

Henry Winkler is an award winning American actor,
director, producer, and author. Filmography

A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.

Henry Winkler Quotes 1

Henry Winkler Quotes 2

October 30, 1981

Ivanka Trump

  Ivanka Trump Google Videos

IvankaTrump is an American businesswoman,
socialite, heiress, and fashion model.

Of the many things I've experiencing, nothing is as rewarding as being a mom.

Ivanka Trump Quotes 1

Ivanka Trump Quotes 2

October 30, 1980

Sarah Carter

  Sarah Carter Google Videos

Sarah Carter is a Canadian actress. Filmography

Trick or Treat ... There's nothing like shooting a few aliens on Halloween.

Sarah Carter Quotes

October 30, 1970

Tory Belleci

  Tory Belleci Google Videos

Tory Belleci is a filmmaker and model maker. Filmography

Would you call using gunpowder cheating?

October 30, 1953

Charles Martin Smith

  Charles Martin Smith Google Videos

Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor,
writer, and director who co-starred in Starman.

Inside the crashed ship we found evidence of an alien visitor from another world.

Charles Martin Smith

October 30, 1957

Kevin Pollak

  Kevin Pollak Google Videos

Kevin Pollak is an award winning American impressionist,
actor, game show host, and comedian Filmography

As rewarding as a good film role can be, there is just nothing
like getting up on a stage and taking an audience for a ride.

Kevin Pollak Quotes 1

Kevin Pollak Quotes 2

Kevin Pollak Quotes 3

October 30, 1951

Harry Hamlin

  Harry Hamlin Google Videos

Harry Hamlin is an American film and television actor. Filmography

On Halloween Lisa and I raised money for children affected by AIDS.

Harry Hamlin Quotes

October 30, 1981

Joshua Jay

  Joshua Jay Google Videos

Joshua Jay is an award winning magician, author, and
lecturer who has performed his show in over 59 countries.

The reason magic hooked me wasn't so much the trick itself but the process.

Joshua Jay

October 30, 1871 - July 20, 1945

Paul Valery

Paul Valery was a French poet, essayist, philosopher and polymath.

My hand feels touched as well as it touches;

reality says this, and nothing more.

Paul Valery Quotes 1

Paul Valery Quotes 2

Paul Valery Quotes 3

Wednesday October 29, 2014     9:45 AM ET

  Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch   BBC - October 29, 2014
An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded shortly after its launch from the US state of Virginia.

  South Korea: Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery to remove cyst   CNN - October 29, 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his left ankle, a lawmaker told CNN.

Black Republicans put most faith in US government   PhysOrg - October 29, 2014
Using election data from 1958 – 2012, the study measures the role race plays in determining levels of government trust for black and white Americans. While both groups show similar levels of political trust, when party lines are factored in, black Republicans are revealed to be the most faithful.

  Poll: Americans grim on economy ahead of midterms   CNN - October 29, 2014
Just 38% of Americans believe the economy is in good shape, a CNN/ORC International poll of 1,018 adults, conducted Oct. 24-26, found. That's down from 42% in September -- and it could hurt Democrats' chances of holding onto the Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

  The issue with ousted CBC host Jian Ghomeshi's 'kinky defense'   CNN - October 29, 2014
His CBC Radio show, "Q with Jian Ghomeshi," is one of the most popular in the network's history, making him a bona fide celebrity in a country that takes pride in its public radio. It aired on more than 180 public radio stations in the United States, prompting the Washington Post to call it "the most popular new arts and culture radio show in America" in 2013.

NY woman beheaded in what horrified witnesses first thought a Halloween prank   FOX - October 29, 2014
A man beheaded a woman in her Long Island, N.Y., apartment late Tuesday and then dragged the body and head out onto a street, where onlookers initially thought they were witnessing a macabre Halloween prank, police and witnesses said.

2,500-Year-Old Siberian Princess Mummy Used Cannabis to Treat Breast Cancer?   Epoch Times - October 29, 2014
Studies of the mummified Ukok "princess" - named after the permafrost plateau in the Altai Mountains where her remains were found - have already brought extraordinary advances in our understanding of the rich and ingenious Pazyryk culture.

5 Science 'Facts' You Learned in School That Are Wrong   Live Science - October 29, 2014
How many senses do you have?
Which of the following are magnetic: a tomato, you, paperclips?
What are the primary colors of pigments and paints?
What region of the tongue is responsible for sensing bitter tastes?
What are the states of matter?

The Future of Surgery is Now: Smaller Scars, Fewer Complications   Live Science - October 29, 2014
Having surgery today is a vastly different experience than it was just a few decades ago. As recently as the 1990s, undergoing an operation of any kind would entail a large incision necessitating an arduous recovery that could take months. Today, doctors routinely perform even complex surgeries using a few small incisions, requiring only a day or two in the hospital for post-operative recovery. Physicians can perform many procedures as "day surgeries," in which the patient can return home the same day.

Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain   Live Science - October 29, 2014
Magic mushrooms may give users trippy experiences by creating a hyperconnected brain. The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting brain regions that don't normally talk together.

Joan Rivers' daughter hires firm to investigate death   BBC - October 29, 2014
Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa, has hired a legal firm to investigate the circumstances around her mother's death.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy - Ellie Reporting From Brooklyn, New York

Hurricane Sandy 2 years later   Google News

October 29, 1980

Ben Foster

  Ben Foster Google Videos

Ben Foster is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

When you can't LOL, just smirk to yourself and cover your expression.

Ben Foster Quotes

October 29, 1971

Winona Ryder

  Winona Ryder Google Videos

Winona Ryder is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people.

Winona Ryder Quotes 1

Winona Ryder Quotes 2

October 29, 1977

Brendan Fehr

  Brendan Fehr Google Videos

Brendan Fehr is an award winning
Canadian actor.Filmography

The best roles have risks and those are the parts I'm interested in.

Brendan Fehr Quotes

October 29, 1973

Gabrielle Union

  Gabrielle Union Google Videos

Gabrielle Union is an award winning American
actress and former model. Filmography

I'm just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I'm having fun,
I'll do it. When it stops being fun, I'll try something else.

Gabrielle Union Quotes

October 29, 1947

Richard Dreyfuss

  Richard Dreyfuss Google Videos

Richard Dreyfuss is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

I really think that living is the process of going
from complete certainty to complete ignorance.

Richard Dreyfuss Quotes 1

Richard Dreyfuss Quotes 2

October 29, 1957

Dan Castellaneta

  Dan Castellaneta Google Videos

Dan Castellaneta is an award winning American award winning actor, singer,
voice actor (Homer Simpson), comedian, and screenwriter. Filmography

Do you want the job done right, or do you want it done fast?

Dan Castellaneta Quotes 1

Dan Castellaneta Quotes 2

Dan Castellaneta Quotes 3

October 29, 1948

Kate Jackson

  Kate Jackson Google Videos

Kate Jackson is an award winning American
actress, director, and producer. Filmography

I always felt very lucky.

Kate Jackson Quotes

October 29, 1981

Amanda Beard

  Amanda Beard Google Videos

Amanda Beard is an American swimmer
and a seven-time Olympic medalist.

I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the

other swimmers think about me, not me about them.

Amanda Beard Quotes 1

Amanda Beard Quotes 2

October 29, 1971

Daniel J. Bernstein

  Daniel J. Bernstein Google Videos

Daniel Bernstein is a mathematician, cryptologist, programmer, and
professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

I'm interested in what works, not in philosophical bullshit.

Daniel J. Bernstein Quotes 1

Daniel J. Bernstein Quotes 2

October 29, 1656 - January 14, 1742

Edmond Halley

  Edmond Halley Google Videos

Edmond Halley was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. Together with William Stukeley he participated in the first attempt to scientifically date Stonehenge. In 1692 Halley put forth the idea of a hollow Earth. Halley's Comet

In his biography, Mark Twain wrote:

I came in with Halley's comet in 1835.
It's coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it.

Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910, the day after the comet's subsequent perihelion.

Edmond Halley Quotes 1

Edmond Halley Quotes 2

Interesting photo of Mark Twain in Nikola Tesla's laboratory.

October 29, 1885 - June 11, 1963

Alfred V. Kidder

Alfred Vincent Kidder was considered the foremost archaeologist of the
southwestern US and Mesoamerica during the first half of the 20th century.

If you think your work, or message is important,
write a book about it.

Alfred V. Kidder

Tuesday October 28, 2014     7:00 PM ET

Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified   Discovery - October 28, 2014
A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector   BBC - October 28, 2014
Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.

  Hawaiian village Pahoa evacuates as Kilauea lava threatens   BBC - October 28, 2014
Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by lava have begun evacuating as the flow threatens the first house in its path.

How did complex life evolve? The answer could be inside out   Science Daily - October 28, 2014
A new idea about the origin of complex life turns current theories inside out. Scientists explain their 'inside-out' theory of how eukaryotic cells, which all multicellular life -- including us -- are formed of, might have evolved.

Evidence Builds for Dark Matter Explosions at the Milky Way’s Core   Scientific American - October 28, 2014
So far, dark matter has evaded scientists’ best attempts to find it. Astronomers know the invisible stuff dominates our universe and tugs gravitationally on regular matter, but they do not know what it is made of.

Two genes linked with violent crime   BBC - October 28, 2014
A genetic analysis of almost 900 offenders in Finland has revealed two genes associated with violent crime.

Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?   Science Daily - October 28, 2014
Some of humankind's earliest and most mysterious artistic achievements -- including prehistoric cave paintings, canyon petroglyphs and megalithic structures such as Stonehenge -- may have been inspired by the behaviors of sound waves being misinterpreted as "supernatural."

Pair bonding reinforced in the brain   PhysOrg - October 28, 2014
In addition to their song, songbirds also have an extensive repertoire of calls.

Photos: Ice Age Mammoth Unearthed in Idaho   Live Science - October 28, 2014
Mammoth bones more than 70,000 years old emerged from the eroded river banks of a reservoir in Idaho this month. Paleontologists and students raced to rescue part of the beast's skull and a tusk, but they suspect more lies below the surface, perhaps a full skeleton.

Oil from BP Spill Coats Miles of Gulf Seafloor   Live Science - October 28, 2014
A significant portion of the remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sitting on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, within 25 miles (40 kilometers) of the well, a new study finds. The BP-operated Macondo well exploded in April 2010, and gushed an estimated 5 million barrels of oil into the ocean before engineers finally capped the well in July 2010. Since that time, research has suggested that the spilled oil has affected wildlife ranging from dolphins to corals. In 2014, researchers at Pennsylvania State University reported that coral communities up to 13.7 miles (22 km) from the spill site showed damage.

Clonycavan Man: A 2,300-Year-Old Murder Mystery   Epoch Times - October 28, 2014

In March 2003, the body of a man who lived during the Iron Age was discovered in a peat bog in Ireland. Known as the Clonycavan Man, the well-preserved remains indicate that the body was not that of a man who died a natural or honorable death, but one who was brutally murdered. The mysteries surrounding his death are plentiful. Who was this man? Why was he so brutally murdered? How was his body so well preserved for so many years? And what is the significance of his highly groomed hair?
Bog Bodies

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

October 28, 2014

National Chocolate Day. Are you a Chocoholic?

October 28, 1955

Bill Gates

  Bill Gates Google Videos

Bill Gates is an award winning American business magnate,
investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist.
Former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires List,
Gates was the world's richest person in 2013,

Information technology and business are inextricably interwoven.

21 Quotes From Bill Gates That Take You Inside The Mind Of The World's Richest Man

Bill Gates Quotes 1

Bill Gates Quotes 2

Bill Gates Quotes 3

October 28, 1967

Julia Roberts

  Julia Roberts Google Videos

Julia Roberts is an award winning
American film actress. Filmography

I believe that two people are connected at the heart,
and it doesn't matter what you do,
or who you are or where you live;
there are no boundaries or barriers if
two people are destined to be together.

Julia Roberts Quotes 1

Julia Roberts Quotes 2

Julia Roberts Quotes 3

October 28, 1963

Sheryl Underwood

  Sheryl Underwood Google Videos

Sheryl Underwood is an award winning American
comedian, actress, and talk show host. Filmography

You can do something that you love and become successful.

Sheryl Underwood

October 28, 1952

Annie Potts

  Annie Potts Google Videos

Annie Potts is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science,
deals with the evolution of humanity.

Annie Potts Quotes

October 28, 1939

Jane Alexander

  Jane Alexander Google Videos

Jane Alexander is an award winning American actress, author, and
former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. Filmography

When I was young I wanted to fly like a bird and be free.

Jane Alexander Quotes

October 28, 1963

Lauren Holly

  Lauren Holly Google Videos

Lauren Holly is an award winning
American-Canadian actress. Filmography

A person's kiss is their signature. How do you sign your name?

Lauren Holly Quotes

October 28, 1965

Jami Gertz

  Jami Gertz Google Videos

Jami Gertz is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

If you reflect alone on the beach, your answers will come.

Jami Gertz Quotes

October 28, 1966

Andy Richter

  Andy Richter Google Videos

Andy Richter is an award winning American actor, writer,
comedian, and late night talk show announcer. Filmography

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

Andy Richter Quotes

October 28, 1974

Joaquin Phoenix

  Joaquin Phoenix Google Videos

Joaquin Phoenix is an award winning American actor, music video
director, producer, musician, and social activist. Filmography

Sometimes it's hard for me to put my feelings into words.

Joaquin Phoenix Quotes 1

Joaquin Phoenix Quotes 2

October 28, 1914 - June 23, 1995

Jonas Salk

  Jonas Salk Google Videos

Jonas Salk was an award winning American biologist and
physician best known for the development of the polio vaccine.

Nothing happens quite by chance.

It's a question of accretion of information and experience.

Jonas Salk Quotes 1

Jonas Salk Quotes 2

Jonas Salk Quotes 3

October 28, 1855 - June 5, 1912

Francis James Gillen

Francis James Gillen was an early Australian anthropologist and ethnologist.
During his time at Alice Springs he became involved with Aboriginal Australians
and in 1894 assisted the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia.

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.

Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, then to return home.

Francis James Gillen

October 28, 1897 - October 24, 1981

Edith Head

Edith Head was an award winning
American Hollywood costume designer.

Google Doodle - October 28, 2013

  Edith Head Google Videos

You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.

Edith Head Quotes 1

Edith Head Quotes 2

Monday October 27, 2014     6:00 PM ET

  Hawaii lava flow speeds up, threatens small town   CNN - October 27, 2014
Lava flowing toward the village of Pahoa from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano picked up speed over the weekend, prompting emergency officials to close part of the main road through town and tell residents to be prepared to evacuate.

Inside Kobani: Kurds Defend Ghost Town Besieged by ISIS   NBC - October 27, 2014
Iraqi-Kurdish journalist Shirwan Qasim spent three days inside the besieged Syrian city last week after making a perilous journey across the border from Turkey. A fierce battle has raged for the strategically-important city over the past 40 days, with Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led airstrikes attempting to slow the advance of ISIS.

Scientists identify lesion-healing mechanism in psoriasis   PhysOrg - October 27, 2014
Dr. Bogi Andersen, professor of biological chemistry and endocrinology at UCI, and colleagues discovered that a gene called grainyhead – known to be important in epidermal development and wound healing – triggers a repair pathway for psoriasis lesions. Conversely, they found that deletion of this gene increased the severity and longevity of the disfiguring patches.

Whites of their eyes: Study finds infants respond to social cues from sclera   PhysOrg - October 27, 2014
Infants at 7 months old are able to unconsciously pick up on eye cues, based on the size of the whites of a person's eyes -- a vital foundation for the development of social interactive skills.

Discovery of how newborn mice repair bone fractures could improve treatments   PhysOrg - October 27, 2014
If you've ever broken a bone, there's a good chance you needed surgery, braces, or splints to realign the bone. Severe fractures in infants, on the other hand, can heal on their own through a process that has eluded scientists. A study published by Cell Press on October 27 in Developmental Cell reveals that a fractured arm bone in newborn mice can rapidly realign through a previously unknown mechanism involving bone growth and muscle contraction.

Universe older than it looks   PhysOrg - October 27, 2014
When astronomers (Bond 2013) first dated the star HD 140283, which lies a mere 190 lightyears from Earth in the constellation of Libra, they were puzzled. This rare, star appeared to be rather ancient and was quickly nicknamed the Methuselah star.

Marysville shooting: Second girl dies in Washington state   BBC - October 27, 2014
A second girl has died of wounds she suffered in a US school shooting in Washington state which ended when a boy aged 14 fatally shot himself in the neck.

Forgetting Your Keys May Be a Stomach Problem   Epoch Times - October 27, 2014
Do you suffer from a sore mouth, fatigue, anemia, constipation, loss of appetite, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, depression, confusion, and poor memory? If so, a report from Tufts University School of Nutrition says there’s a possibility you may have a deficiency of vitamin B12, which is essential for neurological function. Moreover, recent studies show this is not just a senior problem.

Astronomical Find: One of the Earliest Greek Depictions of Constellations   Live Science - October 27, 2014

A 2,600-year-old two-handled wine cup currently on display at the Lamia Archaeological Museum in Greece has long been thought to depict a random assortment of animals. But the piece of ancient pottery, called a skyphos,may actually contain one of the earliest Greek depictions of the constellations, a new analysis shows. The study researchers suggested that other ancient artistic representations of animals may also portray constellations, and hold clues to what the early Greeks knew about astronomy, said study researcher John Barnes, a classical archaeology doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri.

What Do I Eat? Clean Snack Ideas   Epoch Times - October 27, 2014

The Snacking Dilemma: To Snack or Not to Snack Experiment with Snack Portions and Timing Plan Your Snacks Clean Snack Ideas: Crackers and Guacamole, Veggies and Hummus, Hard-boiled Eggs, Fruit and Nuts, Shake

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

October 27, 1984

Kelly Osbourne

  Kelly Osbourne Google Videos

Kelly Osbourne is an award winning English singer,
fashion designer and actress. Filmography

Pilates is amazing, my posture is so much better and I'm
even starting to get muscles on my tummy - it's incredible.

Kelly Osbourne Quotes 1

Kelly Osbourne Quotes 2

Kelly Osbourne Quotes 3

October 27, 1953

Robert Picardo

  Robert Picardo Google Videos

Robert Picardo is an American actor. Filmography

From traveling through time and space

to making archaeological discoveries

my life has been an amazing journey where

science and science fiction meet on the bridge of time.

Robert Picardo Quotes

What profession did these two actors share at some point on their sci fi journeys?

Robert Picardo played an Emergency Medical Hologram in Star Trek Voyager.

Paul McGillion played doctor Carson Beckett on Stargate Atlantis.

October 27, 1939

John Cleese

  John Cleese Google Videos

John Cleese is an award winning English actor,
comedian, writer, and film producer. Filmography

He who laughs most, learns best.

A man will give up almost anything except his suffering.

John Cleese Quotes 1

John Cleese Quotes 2

John Cleese Quotes 3

October 27, 1953

Peter Firth

  Peter Firth Google Videos

Peter Firth is an award winning
English actor. Filmography

The plot takes second place to flair and style.

Peter Firth

Sunday October 26, 2014     8:23 PM ET

Worldwide Surge in 'Great' Earthquakes Seen in Past 10 Years   NBC - October 26, 2014

The annual number of 'great' earthquakes nearly tripled over the last decade, providing a reminder to Americans that unruptured faults like those in the northwest United States might be due for a Big One.

Ebola tracking system for Sierra Leone offered by IBM   BBC - October 26, 2014

Twenty-four European banks fail EBA stress test   BBC - October 26, 2014
Twenty-four European banks have failed stress tests of their finances, the European Banking Authority has announced. The banks now have nine months to shore up their finances or risk being shut down.

SpaceX returns to Earth loaded with lab results   PhysOrg - October 26, 2014
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that experts hope could yield significant results.

'Earth-size' UFO spotted orbiting the sun in NASA Images - October 26, 2014

Scott Warring posted images on UFO Sightings Daily on October 25 and suggested that what he observed from NASA photos was evidence of a UFO that rivals the size of Earth. Reportedly, it's not the first time the unidentified flying object was seen orbiting the sun. Apparently, astronomers and officials in Russia warned about spotting UFOs of this size in the Solar System back in 2009.

Mysterious 4,000-Year-Old 'CD-ROM' Code Cracked   Discovery - October 26, 2014

A fired-clay disk from the Second Millenium B.C. may finally have had some of its markings decoded. The mysterious "Phaistos disk," found in 1908 in a palace called Phaistos on the island of Crete, contains symbols on both sides, in a spiral configuration meant to be read from the outside toward the center. It is estimated to date from about 1,700 B.C. For better than a century, scientists have been trying to decode the meaning behind the symbols, and now Dr. Gareth Owens, of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, says he has figured out some of its keywords and the general message it conveys. Using specific groups of symbols Owens says one side of the disk contains the translated wording "great lady of importance" while the other uses the expression "pregnant mother." One side, Owens says, is dedicated to a pregnant woman and the other to a woman giving birth.

Can Subliminal Messages Improve Old Age?   Epoch Times - October 26, 2014
Subliminal messages containing positive stereotypes about aging can improve older adults' physical functioning for several weeks, according to a new study. Researchers used a new intervention method to examine for the first time whether exposure to positive age stereotypes could weaken negative age stereotypes and their effects over time, and lead to healthier outcomes.

Make tough tasks seem easier by zapping the brain   New Scientist - October 26, 2014
We know pupils dilate with mental effort, when we think about a difficult maths problem, for example. To see if this was also true of physical exertion, Alexandre Zenon at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, measured the pupils of 18 volunteers as they squeezed a device which reads grip strength. Sure enough, the more force they exerted, the larger their pupils.

Bluelight Sets Off ‘Battle' in Your Eyeball   Epoch Times - October 26, 2014
Researchers have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control. Their work addresses the properties of melanopsin, a light-sensitive protein in the eye that establishes the rhythm of our day-night cycle and the familiar constriction of the pupil to bright light. They measured the pupil response to stimulation of melanopsin and of short-wave-sensitive (S) cones, the other blue light-sensing cells that operate in daylight. Surprisingly, they found that melanopsin and S-cones have opposite effects and compete for control of the pupil in blue light.

This is what brain cell conversations look like

Inside the Blood Factory: What Happens to Your Donated Blood?   Epoch Times - October 26, 2014
Every day of the week, bags of donated blood collected throughout southwest England, the Midlands and part of the South-east start arriving here just after midday, until 11 p.m. By 7 a.m., row upon row of them are hanging from hooks, blood creeping slowly down the plastic tubes. Red blood cells and plasma pass through the filters, which remove the larger white blood cells, and collect in the bags below.

Mindfulness: How to Be in the Moment ... Right Here, Right Now   Epoch Times - October 26, 2014

You might begin to notice the variety of sights and sounds in your environment. Within your space you can then become aware of your body, its posture and all of its sensations such as those coming from skin, muscles, organs and so on. Mindfulness


8 Things to know about osteoarthritis   Epoch Times - October 26, 2014

Painkillers and NSAIDs
Secondary causes
Smart testing

5 Secrets Of People With Lifelong Friends   Huffington Post - October 15, 2014

They keep their expectations in check.
They're adaptable.
They make time for each other.
They appreciate just how unusual it is to have a lifelong bond.
They know not to hold on to a friendship just for the sake of it.

5 Cool Ways to Send Text Messages Without Using Your Phone   Epoch Times - October 26, 2014
1. Email
2. Your Carrier's Website
3. Apple iMessage
4. SMS Websites
5. Google Voice

5 reasons you smell bad and fast fixes that can help   NBC - October 25, 2014
1. Your breath is going south in the middle of a date.
2. You'll be shaking lots of hands tonight, but your fingers still smell like grease and gasoline from working in the garage.
3. You're worried that your coworkers might smell your foul feet.
4. You smell like a Monday-morning hangover.
5. You reek of secondhand cigarette smoke.

8 things I wish I'd known before freezing my eggs   NBC - October 25, 2014

1. I was able to overcome my fear of needles
2. It took pressure off dating
3. Guys think it's a great idea
4. Even though I had bought time, I wanted to have a baby as soon as possible
5. I didn't realize all the work it would take to put them back in
6. It takes a lot of eggs to make one baby
7. I wish I had frozen more eggs
8. I never forget what a miracle my little girl is

8 Impossible Choices People Who Can't Afford Food Make Every Day   Huffington Post - October 25, 2014

Feel Hungry or Fill up on Cheap Fatty Foods
Go to the Doctor or Fill the Fridge
Enjoy a Meal or Water it Down to Make it Last
Eat Food That's Expired or Nothing at All
Pay Utility Bills or Put Food on the Table
Pay for Housing or Ease Hunger Pangs
Get an Education or Eat
Pay for Transportation or Some Food

Bring These Sandwiches To Work, Save Tons Of Money   Huffington Post - October 25, 2014

Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches
Tomato Chutney And Brie Sandwich
Loaded Italian Chicken Sub Sandwiches
Deviled Ham With Pickled Jalapenos
Curried Chicken And Lentil Pita Pockets
Roasted Red Pepper, Arugula And Mozzarella Sandwich
Avocado And Marinated Kale Salad Sandwich
Cobb Salad Sandwich
Sirloin Steak Sandwiches With Horseradish Sauce
Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
Loaded Italian Chicken Sub Sandwich
Tomato Chutney And Brie Sandwich
Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich
Chicken Tikka Sandwiches
Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwich
Tuna Nicoise Sandwich
Cottage Cheese Sandwich
Smashed Chickpea Greek Salad Sandwich

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

October 26, 1973

Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane is an award winning American actor,
voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer,
director and singer. Filmography

You gotta keep the humor intact.

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October 26, 1967

Keith Urban

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Keith Urban is an award winning New Zealand-born Australian,
country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. Discography

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

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October 26, 1947

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Hillary Clinton is is a former United States Secretary of State,
U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of
making what appears to be impossible, possible.

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October 26, 1961

Dylan McDermott

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Dylan McDermott is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

The Victorian era is the sexiest age for me, but I also like a woman in a pair of jeans.

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