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Dry, Scratchy Eyes? Staring At Screens Is Driving This Trend

It used to be that dry eye syndrome was considered a problem for middle-aged women. But with all those screens we're staring at, that nasty sandy feeling is becoming much more common.
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The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?

Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.
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Glenn Gould In Rapture

You don't get to see this too often: a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call "a flow state."
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Judge Cracks Down On Sockless Attorney

In Indiana, a judge told one lawyer that he could be fined if he doesn't start wearing socks in court. The lawyer has been admonished for this before, and reportedly responded, "I hate socks."
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Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava

A Spanish court named Calatrava, designer of New York's Ground Zero transport hub, a suspect in alleged contract fraud. Prosecutors say he got $3.6 million for a convention center that wasn't built.
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Surprise Contenders In The Running For U.S. Open Title

At the U.S. Open, two female tennis players have reached their first Grand Slam semifinals. David Greene talks to Courtney Nguyen, a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated.
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Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

The decision marks the first time a federal court has upheld a gay marriage ban since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.
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Nevada Likely To Become Home To Tesla's Battery Factory

Several states, including California and Texas, are in competition for the so-called Gigafactory, which is expected to employ as many as 6,500 workers. They will make lithium ion batteries.
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Gentlemen, Preschool Is Calling

New York City is scrambling to make good on its promise to provide preschool for all. That means hiring roughly 1,000 new teachers. But few will likely be men.
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Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in Northern California.

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