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Maine Ranks 20th On List Of Getting Proper Amount of Sleep


According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) we are not getting enough sleep. Maine residents came in 20th on the list for not getting the proper amount of sleep each night.

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Maine Astronaut Comes 158 Days Shy Of Space Flight Record

U.S. Navy Captain and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy was appointed chief of the Astronauts Office in July 2015. Cassidy is a graduate of York High School in Maine. He is also a member of the U.S. Navy Seals and won two bronze stars for combat leadership in Afghanistan.

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Your First Name May Be Common Enough to Help You be a Doctor


There are 708, 300 jobs for physicians and surgeons in U.S., so future employment in those fields is promising. If you have child with aspirations of becoming a doctor, there are plenty of openings. But their first name may help.

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The First IQ Test for Dogs


British scientists have come with what is believed to be the first IQ test for dogs. They have devised a series of obstacles to find the intelligence in border collies.

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Rare Spectacle in the Sky Through February 20


For the next month, January 20 through February 20, we will be treated to a rare spectacle in the sky. The five planets closest to Earth, will align in the sky.

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Exfoliating Microbeads Banned From Cleansing Products


Those little tiny ‘microbeads' that are used for cleansing your face or body have been outlawed. The tiny plastic beads are found in hundreds of products from face and body washes to toothpaste.

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An Asteroid Passing Earth on Christmas Eve


First an asteroid passed by Earth during Halloween and now on Christmas Eve another asteroid will pass by Earth.

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Listening to Star Wars Soundtrack Helps Doctors in Colonoscopies


Here's a tie-in to Star Wars that is, to say the least, unusual. In Australia, doctors claim that listening to the Star Wars soundtrack, leads to better colonoscopies.

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Turn Junk Mail Into Burning Logs For Your Fire

If you heat your home with wood or some other type of burning material, here is something else you can use. This is also a great way to get rid of all the junk mail you receive...

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Rectal Thermometers Still the Best

I have notice a lot of people getting a cold this time of year, it happens every year of course. There are so many different ways of taking your temperature from putting a thermometer in your mouth to putting one in your ear to wiping one across your forehead. All o.k. but not the best.

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