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Short on Sleep? Eat More Spinach and Peanut Butter to Improve Your Memory

huffingtonpost.com — Women who are short on sleep may perform better the next day if they eat more peanut butter and spinach, according to a University of Pennsylvania study that shows Vitamin E and antioxidants can improve spatial memory in the sleep-deprived.

Hoarders Can't Hoard Sleep, Study Shows

huffingtonpost.com — All that stuff hoarders keep in their bedrooms may be keeping them from sleeping properly, aggravating the problems that fuel their hoarding in the first place. This makes it harder for those afflicted to function during the day, according to a new study, although sleep researchers caution it's hard to separate cause from effect.

Hoarders Can't Hoard Sleep, Study Shows

The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle

bloomberg.com — The plastic containers water comes in accumulate each year in such volume that they litter beaches, foul seas and carpet landfills

Trading game: how to fix The Newsroom with The West Wing’s cast

dailyreview.crikey.com.au — Mobility of talent is one of the best things about sport. It provides endless reassurance that no matter how terrible or disappointing your team was this year, with the right changes to the line up you'll be right back where you deserve to be by the end of next season.

Vladimir Putin's Natural Gas Deal Weakens Russia's Hand in Ukraine

thestreet.com — KiEV, Ukraine ( TheStreet) -- Falling global energy prices have turned Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine from an imperial Russian triumph into a potentially significant setback for his country's economy. Hard currency reserves are evaporating while western financial sanctions sap the ruble and Ukraine's government continues to turn the country away from Russia and toward Western Europe.

Liberia Braces for Next National Crisis: A Crude Oil Boom

thestreet.com — NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Forget Ebola. The next big thing to come out of Liberia may be crude oil. Since 2010, the government has awarded exploration rights for eight offshore blocks to bidders including Exxon Mobil , Chevron and Anadarko Petroleum . In addition, four new blocks are scheduled to conclude bidding this week.

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Grandparents Can Make Early ‘529’ Gifts

online.wsj.com — So you just threw your daughter a big wedding. Now comes the not-so-obvious next step: setting up "529" plans for the future grandchildren. If that seems like rushing things, think again. With the average four-year price of a private college nearing $165,000 and rising 3.7% a year, anxious families are looking at lots of strategies for helping future grandchildren get a college education.

Energy, Politics and Putin: Russia's Gas Power Play Traps Europe

thestreet.com — NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Over the past two decades, as Russia grew to provide more than one-third of the European Union's natural gas, state-controlled OAO Gazprom has assembled a network of holding companies, ownership stakes in energy and finance firms, and the support of friendly politicians across both continents that has allowed President Vladimir Putin to use the mammoth energy company's web of influence as a tool of Russian statecraft.
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Jun 29, 2015

RT @rwehrspann: Fmr Cyprus Bank Gov Orphanides: Stop the Madness! Capital Controls Are Terrible bloom.bg/1LDGEu0 @tomkeene pic.twitter.com/UAu2TZvfBj

Jun 26, 2015

Is it true Scalia's phone is ringing off the hook with requests to officiate at same-sex marriages? #scotus #scaliamarriedme #onionwannabe

Jun 16, 2015

Dear God, What did I do in a past life to warrant spening an entire hour with TimeWarner Cable's help line? #twcFail #timewarnercable

Jun 15, 2015

Seriously, MTA? 10 minute wait for an uptown 1 at rush hour? #mtafail #mta

Jun 09, 2015

Mattress Company Casper Launches Sleep-Focused Publication ‘Van Winkle’s’ on.wsj.com/1HXtJwl via @WSJ

May 30, 2015

@eyadnour Hi Eyad - I loved your post about the repairman. Can you email me at petergreen@pobox.com? I have a proposition for you. Thanks



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