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Mars travel possible with hibernation

CNN - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:44pm
Six astronauts lie motionless in a row of compartments with medical monitoring cables connected to their bodies, as their space ship cuts through the silent blackness that separates Earth from Mars.
Categories: National News

Hands-free phone calls are distracting too

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:28pm
If you think making hands-free phone calls while driving makes you safer, think again.

Is your city the next Portlandia?

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:21pm
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Why would a U.S. teen want to join ISIS?

CNN - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:50am
The arrest of an American teenager for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic militant group ISIS has stunned people in the working-class Chicago suburb where he lives.
Categories: National News

UK police arrest 4 men suspected of terror plot

CNN World - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:43am
Four men were arrested Tuesday in London on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist plot, the city's Metropolitan Police said
Categories: International News

Loans empower immigrant entrepreneurs

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:25am
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How startups are tackling D.C.'s poverty problem

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:22am
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San Francisco's million-dollar bet on education

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:18am
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Amazon's taxes draw Europe's scrutiny

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:10am
Amazon is the latest big-name company that's facing a major tax probe in Europe.

Hong Kong protesters' challenge: Crowds shrinking, frustration rising

CNN World - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:02am
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong are clinging on to their protest sites in key areas of the tightly packed city, but their numbers are waning along with the patience of some of their fellow citizens.
Categories: International News

ISIS: The street gang on steroids

CNN World - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:59am
As we well know, ISIS is recruiting angry young men as far afield as Minneapolis and London. The allure is much like the allure of a street gang -- in part, because ISIS looks an awful lot like a street gang.
Categories: International News

The future of tech: Your local library

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:51am
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'I bought a house for $1,000'

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:43am
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How Philadelphia's prisons are embracing technology

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:39am
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In Cleveland, sheep could be key to city's renewal

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:32am
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Why cities matter

Business News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:29am
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London's red phone boxes go green

CNN World - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:16am
Next time you're on the go and your phone is running out of juice, try a phone box. No, not for calling, you silly. To charge your phone.
Categories: International News

'The Carlton' makes a comeback

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:12am
Alfonso Ribeiro revived the famous dance that he did on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" for "Dancing With The Stars."
Categories: Entertainment News

Straighten Up if You Want to Help Avoid Back Problems

Lifestyles - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:00am
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Remember how mom always reminded you about your posture? Turns out she was right.

Years of poor posture, we now know, puts undue pressure on the spine and supporting muscles and ligaments that can result in everything from back pain to muscle strain to degenerative arthritis. And many of us make things worse on a daily basis.

How so?

Research has found that common things like stress, obesity, incorrect posture while sleeping, walking and working, and -- yes, all you fashionistas out there -- wearing high-heeled shoes can contribute to poor posture.

And the back pain alone that often follows hurts us in more ways than one. "Americans spend at least $50 billion each year (seeking relief from) back pain," notes the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. "And it's one of the most common reasons for missed work."

If you just read those stats while seated, here's a quick checklist to see if you're maintaining the correct posture:

* Relax shoulders and keep forearms parallel to the ground when working at a keyboard.

* Don't cross your legs.

* Use a footrest if your feet don't reach the floor.

For those who are past the checklist stage, know that the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research almost twenty years ago recommended spinal manipulation provided by a doctor of chiropractic as a "safe and effective, drugless" treatment for sufferers of low back pain.

"Old habits die hard," says Ron Kirk, DC, an avid supporter of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and founder of Straighten Up America ( "But a doctor of chiropractic can recommend exercises to strengthen core postural muscles and can help you choose proper postures to reduce your risk of injury during activities."

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