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VPN – A Very Precarious Narrative

2019-04-08 2019-04-22 privacy, security I just watched a great YouTube video, touching technical, political, and philosophical questions around the whole “who controls the algorithm” topic, from one of those multi-million subscriber channels, spending lots and lots of time and resources on researching and producing. The video was perfect, but the end did upset me slightly.…

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Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill booked for UFC Fight Night on Oct. 2

Light heavyweight prospects Jimmy Crute and Jamahal Hill will battle to get back on track. After suffering setbacks in their most recent outings (and in gruesome fashion), the promotion has paired Crute (12-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Hill (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) to clash at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 2. The event does not…

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Science & Nature
Quantifying host-microbiota interactions

The human microbiota is a complex microbial community living on and in our bodies. Its impact on a host’s health is immense, affecting digestion (1), the immune system (2), behavior (3), metabolic diseases (4), and responses to drugs (5–7). Rapid advances in experimental and computational methods have moved the human microbiome field from identifying associations…

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Spokane Valley, WA Author Publishes Book on American’s Interpersonal Relationships

Olive Branches: A Hope for Peace for All Americans, a new book by Stan E. Hughes aka Ha-Gue-A-Dees-Sas, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Olive Branches: A Hope for Peace for All Americans seeks to provide ways for people in the United States to become a little kinder and patient towards the many…

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China’s Cosmetic Surgery Trends Are Getting Riskier — and Weirder

SHANGHAI — The surgery had a few downsides: It was expensive, borderline illegal, and in some cases left patients permanently unable to run or jump. But Kaola still thought it was worth a shot.The 30-year-old tech worker has always been insecure about her legs. In her 20s, she tried nearly everything to make them slimmer…

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Best cash-back credit cards for July 2021

A cash-back credit card is an easy way to earn extra cash on everyday purchases without dealing with a hard-to-redeem rewards system. If you’re already regularly using a credit card at the grocery store or gas station, you can earn quite a bit of bonus cash with a cash-back credit card. The cash back you earn is then…

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‘Go start your own MMA league’

Jake Paul has reignited one of MMA’s long running debates, and one of the principal points of fan and media criticism of the UFC: fighter pay. At various points, fighters themselves have brought the discussion to the forefront. Former UFC vet Leslie Smith was notably active in looking to organize the UFC roster during her…

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Science & Nature
Rose Quartz Is the Real Love Stone, Not the Diamond

When it comes to stones and relationships, it’s rose quartz that is officially known as the “love stone,” not the diamond. This soft pink crystal is abundant in several parts of the world, so despite its beauty, its lack of rarity keeps it from being highly valued as a gem.Nevertheless, rose quartz has been used…

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Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for Flu

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your job may significantly increase your risk of catching the flu, with potential implications for the spread of other infectious diseases including COVID-19, according to new research.On average, working folks are 35% more likely to get the flu than those without jobs, but an analysis…

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Eric Garcetti to be ambassador to India

President Biden plans to nominate Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as ambassador to India and Denise Bauer, a former ambassador to Belgium and prominent Biden donor, to serve as ambassador to France, the White House announced Friday.Garcetti, who has been mayor since 2013, was a prominent surrogate for Biden during his presidential campaign,…