Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Roundup

Here are a list of articles/videos published within the last 7-10 days:

1. Home temperature, sleep loss tied to obesity, Reuters/Yahoo News, February 23, 2011
Brief Intro:"When the researchers looked at a number of environmental factors, they found that sleep habits were related to the risk of becoming obese. For each hour of sleep people typically got each day, the odds of their becoming obese declined by 30 percent -- even with other factors like physical activity level and TV watching taken into account. "

1. Say goodbye to textbooks in schools?, February 21, 2011 (Video)
Brief Intro: "The iSchool initiative is hoping to spur a digital movement that could revolutionize the American education system."

1. Bill seeks to drug test food stamp those receiving food stamps, WMUR9, February 23, 2011
Brief Intro:"A bill under debate in Concord would force recipients of food stamps to be subject to drug testing."

1. Indiana lawmakers pass immigration curbs like Arizona, Reuters/Yahoo News, February 23, 2011
Brief Intro: "The measure, passed on Tuesday night by a vote of 31-18, would allow state and local police to ask a person stopped for infractions like traffic violations for proof of legal residency if the officer has a "reasonable suspicion" they may be in the country illegally.

Another provision would call for, with some exceptions, the use of English only in public meetings, on Web sites and in documents. The bill still needs to be adopted by the state's House of Representatives, where opponents say they will now turn."

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