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We stand in the sun and look back in our tracks
An image of self in grays and in blacks
Laughter and joy hold us in their sweet thrall
But even in wonderland shadows must fall

Rescuers pull 13th body from the snow after Everest’s most deadly avalanche

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Random Shadows, Selected Reposts

Rescuers pull 13th body from the snow after Everest’s most deadly avalanche (via GlobalPost)

Rescuers on Mount Everest Saturday found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide buried under snow as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world’s highest peak. Three sherpas remain missing from…

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Effects of Bullying Last into Middle-Age (or longer)

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Random Shadows, Selected Reposts

This won’t be much of a surprise to anyone who has been bullied, but maybe having more scientific evidence that it can bring about life-long harm will open up a few more eyes to the serious problem it truly is.

( Newser) – It’s not a revelation that bullying takes a toll—mental, physical, or both—on kids who are victims. But a major new British study suggests that the ill effects are still evident right through age 50, reports Reuters. Middle-aged adults who were bullied as kids tend to be in worst physical and psychological shape than their peers, according to findings from the British National Child Development Study. Its researchers have tracked 8,000 babies born in 1958 over the course of their lives.

The research shows that kids who were bullied frequently were twice as likely to be suffering from depression at age 45, reports the Independent. They were also more likely to be unemployed, less likely to be in a relationship, and generally prone to a lower quality of life. “Teachers, parents and policy-makers should be aware that what happens in the school playground can have long-term repercussions,” says one psychiatry professor involved with the research.
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Ebola virus circulating in Guinea is new strain

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Health, Vaccination / Disease Eradication

Ebola virus circulating in Guinea is new strain (via AFP)

The virus that has caused a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea is a new strain that emerged locally, possibly transmitted by fruit bats, virologists have said. The outbreak is the first to be recorded in west Africa, but researchers said the virus causing…

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‘Liking’ companies on Facebook could give away your right to sue them

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Random Shadows, Selected Reposts

&Liking companies on Facebook could give away your right to sue them (via Raw Story )

Be careful what you like online, Facebookers. General Mills has quietly added fine print alerting consumers that they give up their right to sue the food manufacturer when they download coupons, interact with the company on social media, or enter company…

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3 things I learned in eastern Ukraine

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Politics, Security, Selected Reposts, War and Rumors of War

3 things I learned in eastern #ukraine (via GlobalPost)

Editor’s note: Dan Peleschuk is GlobalPost’s senior correspondent based in Moscow. SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — With the pro-#russian uprising in eastern Ukraine spiraling further out of the government’s control every day, it’s becoming clear there’s…

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