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Fortune, Sept. 29
A majority of Americans think they’re paying too much for
medications, a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation study shows.
Seventy-seven percent of 1,204 American adults said prescription
drug costs are unreasonable, up from 72 percent in 2015. “There
is widespread support for a variety of actions in order to keep costs
down,” the study’s authors wrote.
GET YOUR HUSTLE ON
BBC, Jan. 10
More and more people are finding a new career on the side, experts
say, and women in particular may benefit from the additional stability
and control side ventures can provide. “We’re not making strides
for women,” said Nely Galan, a former president of Telemundo and
author of Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in
Phys.org, Oct. 13
Using a mouthful of a technique called synchrotron X-ray fluorescence,
a team of researchers discovered that Greek pottery actually contains
layers of paintings. The effort, which combines art history and
science, is hailed as a model collaboration in the fields. “You can’t do
science, art history or conservation in isolation,” says Susan Roberts-Manganelli, director of the Cantor Arts Center’s Art + Science
Learning Lab. “We all thought we could at one time, but now we
realize we are stronger and better as a group.”
LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER?
NPR, Dec. 7
Taken with a hefty dose of caution, evidence is emerging that
Neanderthals, our cave-dwelling cousins, may have been religious.
Or, at the very least, buried their dead with care. That discussion,
undertaken for NPR by Barbara J. King, anthropology professor
emerita at the College of William and Mary, leads to some interesting
questions about what makes religion.
The Japan Times, Sept. 26
Coins from third- and fourth-century Rome have been found in
the ruins of a castle in Okinawa, Japan. The four copper coins, and
one believed to be from the Ottoman Empire, were displayed at a
museum in Uruma. They may be the first from either empire to be
found in Japanese ruins.
ZZZS = TDS
Bleacher Report, Oct. 5
Sleep science is the next big thing in the NFL. “You’ve always heard
you need eight hours of sleep, but you don’t know the science behind
it all,” Malcolm Jenkins, safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, told
Bleacher Report. “You don’t know until you’re taught the effect lack of
sleep has upon your brain and its functionality. It changes completely
when you’re sleep-deprived.”