Thursday, February 17

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> CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION, DOWN-AGING ~ via

> ZINC YOUR COLD:
Scientists still haven’t discovered a cure for the common cold, but researchers now say zinc may be the next best thing. 
A sweeping new review of the medical research on zinc shows that sniffing, sneezing, coughing and stuffy-headed cold sufferers finally have a better option than just tissue and chicken soup. When taken within 24 hours of the first runny nose or sore throat, zinc lozenges, tablets or syrups can cut colds short by an average of a day or more and sharply reduce the severity of symptoms, according to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, a respected medical clearinghouse. ~ NY Times
> WILL TWITTER break the 140 character barrier? ~ link

> TODAY'S LIST of new Facebook competitors ~ link

> SEWANEE cuts tuition by 10%. Counter intuitive move. ~ WSJ

> ASU is dropping 29 degree programs -- mostly in the sciences and engineering. But the PhD in philosophy is included on the drop list. ~ link

> SEVEN BORDERS stores in the Phoenix area, including the one I most often frequent, will close during the reorganization. ~ KPHO

> "MARICOPA COUNTY Sheriff Joe Arpaio's re-election campaign has been fined almost $77,000 for a mailer it sent to voters last fall." ~ KPHO

> I STILL DON'T understand how red light cameras endanger people ~ KPHO

> SCOOPTACULAR, my favorite ice cream place, on TV ~ ABC15

> "A TYPICAL VS. MISSIONAL church foundation" -- interesting chart ~ link

> CYBERMISSIONS.ORG articles on ministry through the internet ~ link
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