This Absurd Study Shows Everything Wrong With the U.S. Health Care System
tom.leo.mckay@gmail.com (Tom McKay), mic.com

The news: Welcome to America, where health care spending is so screwed up a blood test could run you $10 at one California hospital and $10,000 at another.
A research team led by University of California, San Francisco researcher Renee Hsia…

A War that Will Never End: An Israel/Palestine analysis
Renan Schiavetto, wordpress.com

Hello again readers! Recently I was watching the news and apparently Israel and Palestine seem to be the focus of the national news shows. Since I live in St. Louis, most of the regional news are towards the shooting of the African American young…

“A WAR THAT WILL NEVER END: AN ISRAEL/PALESTINE ANALYSIS”

Gazans say they live in world’s biggest prison
By John Reed in Rafah, ft.com

About 100 anxious people are lined up at a window in the southern end of the Gaza Strip at the Rafah border crossing to Egypt. Jostling and …

“Gazans say they live in world’s biggest prison”

By Ishaan Tharoor, washingtonpost.com

All signs indicate that the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prepared to wage a protracted battle in the battered Gaza Strip as it seeks to crush the capabilities of the Islamist militant group Hamas. The ongoing conflict…

70 Reasons to Quit a Heavy Marijuana Habit
choosehelp.com

Thinking about giving up marijuana but not sure you’re ready to take the plunge? Well, here are 70 benefits of quitting – all first-hand accounts from previously heavy users about how life changes for …

Artist Launches Bonsai Trees And Other Lovely Plant Arrangements Into Space
Priscilla Frank, huffingtonpost.com

We’ve heard that outer space is, visu­al­ly speak­ing, a pret­ty majes­tic expe­ri­ence. Yet although the galaxy beyond is undoubt­ed­ly filled with stars and misty clouds for days, there aren’t any dec­o­ra­tive touch­es around to spruce up the…

Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is
By Alistair Barr, wsj.com

Called Base­line Study, Google’s project will gath­er anony­mous genet­ic and mol­e­c­u­lar infor­ma­tion to cre­ate a full pic­ture of what a healthy human is.