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Thanksgiving 2014


November 26, 2014     7:48 AM ET


On Thanksgiving as people travel, plans are made, reunions are had, people deal with the weather, holiday bargains are everywhere, and the fight for freedom and civil liberties continues.


There's celebrations, entertainment, football, and hopefully something for each Crystalinks' reader to be thankful for. Thanksgiving



Self-Help Lists November 2014


November 26, 2014     8:08 AM ET


5 Things That Don't Belong In Your Bed
10 Tips For Healthier Grocery Shopping, From The Nutrition Experts Who Know Best
3 Simple Tricks To Improve Running Form (And Have The Best Run Ever)
7 Signs You Own Way Too Much Clothing
5 rules to make your diet stick for good
5 Things That Highly Productive People Do
7 Reasons Why To Care About Your Posture
7 Things You Should Never Apologize For
6 Morning Habits You Need to Dig Into
8 Healthy Habits to Adopt Now
9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Body's Internal Clock


I find lists make my life easier and more efficient. Read More ...



Diet Suggestions - November 2014


November 19, 2014     3:22 PM ET


Various articles about health and fitness as we move into holiday season.


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Rock Art in Southeast Asia


November 26, 2014     1:47 PM ET


The latest research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows that the region's first people, hunter-gatherers who arrived over 50,000 years ago, brought with them a rich art practice. Besides these countries, early sites were also recorded in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia. Read More ...



Ruins Thought to Be Port Actually Buried Greek City


November 25, 2014     4:00 PM ET


The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is a tragic story - destroyed in 79 AD by an eruption from Mount Vesuvius killing an estimated 16,000 people. Now, scientists are saying they've found an 'underwater Pompeii,' although no one is sure what caused this city's demise. The settlement sank to the bottom of the Aegean Sea where archaeologists have now found pottery remains and collapsed buildings in the water. Read More ...



Reading and the Brain


November 26, 2014     2:46 PM ET


Researchers performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of eight people as they read a chapter of a Potter book. They then analyzed the scans, cubic millimeter by cubic millimeter, for every four-word segment of that chapter. The result was the first integrated computational model of reading, identifying which parts of the brain are responsible for such subprocesses as parsing sentences, determining the meaning of words and understanding relationships between characters. Exactly how the brain creates these neural encodings is still a mystery but it is the beginning of understanding what the brain is doing when a person reads. Read More ...



Van Allen Radiation Belt


November 26, 2014     2:22 PM ET


New discovery - Star Trek-like invisible shield found some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called "killer electrons," which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms. The barrier to the particle motion was discovered in the Van Allen radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped rings above Earth that are filled with high-energy electrons and protons. The latest mystery revolves around an "extremely sharp" boundary at the inner edge of the outer belt at roughly 7,200 miles in altitude that appears to block the ultrafast electrons from breeching the shield and moving deeper towards Earth's atmosphere. Read More ...



How can we search for life on icy moons such as Europa?


November 25, 2014     7:00 AM ET


Our solar system is host to a wealth of icy worlds that may have water beneath the surface.


The Cassini spacecraft recently uncovered evidence of a possible ocean under the surface of Saturn's moon, Mimas. Mimas is not alone in the possibility of having a global ocean, which would potentially provide a foothold for life to exist. Read More ...














Enduring Symbols as Meaningful Gifts

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Art by Judy Joy Jones