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Bullying seems to be another buzzword these days, but when we think of bullying, often we think of bullying in high school or middle school. Certainly not about bullying in the workplace.

Recent studies show that 72 percent of the time bosses react in a way that is unhelpful to the victim of bullying and only 12 percent leads to the actual elimination of bullying from the workplace.

We all seem to have heard the phrase about sticks and stones, but studies are increasingly showing that bullying has a longlasting effect on victims.

Victims have increased risk of sucidality, depression, and mistrust of their peers. 

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Certain neurologists have now taken scans of the brain showing that obesity like drug addiction can shrink the brain.

In past years, brain scans have shown that drug addictions shrink the brain. Scientists are now showing that obesity behaves in similar ways.

Obesity seems to be a buzzword as people grow increasingly concerned over the rates of obese individuals in the world. According to the CDC, over one third of United States adults are obese.

Obesity leads to severe health problems, but now scientists claim it leads to a shrunken brain. What do you think? 

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Three years ago, James Holmes walked into the Aurora Colorado shooting and killed 12 people and injured 70 more. Now, he's finally going to receive his punishment.

The jury is meeting to make their final deliberations on whether he will be sentenced to life in prison or receive the death penalty.

The District Attorney is pushing for the death penalty, claiming that it is the only thing that is just after Holmes' actions. However, unless the jurors reach a unanimous decision, he will be sentenced for life.

According to Fox News, it was an emotional day for families of the deceases victims. Unintentionally, all of them walked out before the defense finished its case. The emotions of all those involved are boiling high as this case finally comes to a close.  

 

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Hello crow;

I want to see you walk,

I want to hear you talk.

I know you can do this;

I know who you are.

 

I am the crow.

I can hear

When you ask me,

But you won’t get an answer.

The long years have tired me,

And now I am gone.

 

Stay in the light; do not stray into darkness.

I am still with you -

I inhabit your heart, so stay

With the crows

And remember.

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According to a BBC article, Britishims are invading American English. Have any of these words snuck into your vocab?

Apparently the word "cheeky" comes from Britain and has snuck its way into American’s speech.

Another one is using cheers to say goodbye.

The use of the word “flat” for apartment is apparently another British term that has snuck its way into American English.

Used the word “loo” lately? This word for “bathroom is another Britishism that has snuck into American vernacular.

Oftentimes, people think of Americanism spreading, but rarely do people think about how Britain influences America. The amount of magazines that have Kate Middleton’s face on them ought to be an indication at the very least. When it comes down to language, royalty, and looks, there’s evidence that America looks to Britain, for at least one of its sources. 

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According to a Gallup Poll referenced in The Atalantic, 23% of Americans said they didn't read a book in the past year. This is up from the 8% who didn't read a book in 1978. However, the increase isn't as high as one might think. 

From 1990 to current day it's consistently stayed around the percentage of non-readers as hovered in the upper teens and lower twenties.

According to Quora, the average user reads about 15 books a year which breaks down to little over a book a month. People cite many reasons as to why people are no longer reading. Ideas range from people caliming it has to do with the culture of instant gratification. Others claim it is becaue people watch too much television.

Nobody has a consensus, but the reports show that Americans aren’t reading.

One business insider claimed that CEOs should read four to five books a month. The dichotomy from the average to the ideal CEO is drastic, but trends show that the nonreaders will continue. Newspapers are already suffering the consequences, and everybody has their eye on the book industry. The only question is what the longlasting consequences will be.

 

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