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Thu May 17, 2012

Diagnosing Yourself With Dr. Google? Get A Second Opinion

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Victor1558

Women are twice as likely to consult Google for a health diagnosis as opposed to a real doctor — but apparently one in four women end up misdiagnosing themselves from the information they get on the Internet.

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Wed May 16, 2012

Gas, Break, Pedal: A New Way To Cycle

With just a ten millimeter wrench and a screwdriver, Brian Simmons has built and sold more than 100 motorized bicycles in Oakland, CA, under the label Rebelbikes. The company has been around for three years. The two-man shop based out of the comfort of his living room.

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Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

What’s really going on? Youth Radio reinvents Marvin Gaye


Marvin Gaye’s album, What’s Going On, has been called one of the great soul music records of all time. The album was showcased at a 1972 concert at the Kennedy Center in Marvin’s hometown of Washington DC. Last Thursday, the Kennedy Center commemorated that performance with a concert. They also gave one musician the original recording of the song "What's Going On," to re-imagine it in a modern context. That musician was Youth Radio's Brandon McFarland.

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Tue May 15, 2012

The Word (and Elbows and Knees) of God: Fight Church

Image courtesy of Daniel Junge & Bryan Storkel

It’s hard to imagine two parts of American culture – mixed martial arts and Christianity – that on the surface are more incompatible. Jesus is known for telling his followers to turn the other cheek. MMA fighters are known for turning their opponents’ cheeks for them, with their fists, elbows, and knees. If there’s one existential truth it’s this: humans, especially American humans, are hideously complex. Yet the existence of ministries that embrace MMA still surprises.

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Wed May 2, 2012

Webby Awards Recognize Outstanding Internet Presence

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 5:04 pm

It may be an old-school brand, but the Volkswagon Beetle was one of the winners of the still-new-feeling Webby Awards, the 16th annual results of which were announced today.  The awards recognize excellence on the Internet and are sponsored by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

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