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Life and Other Matters – Presidential Scandals: February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012 by  
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This week the girls talk about Presidential scandals, data mining and sharing calendars. The proliferation of hacking on Facebook is also up for discussion, in addition to ad targeting and cookies. Plus… who was the drunkest president? We’ll let you know! And is there a difference between having an affair, and being felt up by […]

Freeze-Dried Dog – Part Two

February 28, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith When last we left Renie, she had just found out that a colleague was waiting for her freeze-dried dog.. It took a supreme effort not to expel my bite of food with the guffaw that threatened to explode from me. I choked instead, and tears of laughter began falling from my […]

Freeze-Dried Dog – Part One

February 21, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith The A-lunch teachers bustled around the rectangular table in the middle of the small, austere teacher’s lounge, jostling for their regular seats while at the same time opening lunch boxes, microwaving leftovers, plopping coins into the vending machines. In between wolfing down bites during the twenty-minute lunch, they caught up on […]

Life and Other Matters – President’s Day Special with James L. Swanson and Dr. Don Elder: February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012 by  
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Yesterday was President’s Day and we’re continuing the celebration with some facts about Washington and two GREAT interviews about Lincoln.  Dr. Don Elder joins us to talk about Lincoln and the Civil War, and James L. Swanson talks about the Manhunt for Lincoln’s Killer.  Fascinating stuff on Life and Other Matters! Click 0n the player […]

Life and Other Matters – Love, Sex and the Brain with Scientific American’s Judith Horstman: February 14, 2012

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We welcomed back Scientific American editor Judith Horstman to talk about love, sex and the brain. Can love be an addiction? Is there a difference between the brains of men and women? Why DO we fall in love! And is do men REALLY have a second brain? The answers will surprise you! Click on the […]

4.74 Degrees of Separation

February 14, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith Did you ever wonder how obscure you truly are when you are out and about people? When my children were young, I told them that since we lived in a small town of about 37,000, they had to be very careful about what they did in public, as it would always […]

Planned Obsolescence is All Washed Up

February 7, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith The last load of clothes that I had put into the washing machine to cycle through the numerous rotations of wash, rinse, repeat were ready to get plucked out of the drum and dumped into the dryer to finish the weekly, monotonous task of doing the laundry. But as I reached […]

Life and Other Matters – What Really Matters In Your Life? February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012 by  
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A recent fire that destroyed the homes of 12 families got the girls to thinking about what really matters.  What would you take if you could only take one thing from your house as it burned?  What items could you live without on a regular basis?  And is it time to purge things that are […]