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Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

The very first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago – long before the nation was born. How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday? Credit largely goes to two people – one, a name you know; the other, you’ve probably never heard – but should. Melanie Kirkpatrick, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, gives us the run-down on how a harvest party between Pilgrims and Indians became our oldest national tradition in this short 5-minute video.

Researchers say Facebook can cause depression

Click here: Spending too much time on “social media” sites like Facebook is making people more than just miserable. It may also be making them depressed. A new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown — for the first time — a causal link between time spent on social media and depression and loneliness, the researchers said.
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2018 West Burlington HS Boys Basketball

Photo by Dan Hockett
Front (l-r): JaQuon Brown, Parker Davis, Kaleb Allen, Dante Lee, Kenyon Baker, Austin Cox, Jay Felix, Arya Nowroozi.
Middle: Colton Sherwood, Kendell Baker, Kaysean Rice, Austin Applegate, Ty Hill, Justin Barte, Travis Wills, Dylan McElderry.
Back: Head Coach Ryan O’Hern, Cole Williams, Jonah Marlow, Tanner Snodgrass, Reece Richards, Marvion Jackson, Darian Johnson, Asst. Coach Mike Radloff.

NASA: Mini ice age is on the way due to lack of sunspots and it’s going to be very cold

Click here: Humanity is facing a long, cold winter which could see temperatures across the planet plunge to depressing lows. That’s the warning from a NASA scientist who fears sunspot activity on the surface of our star has dropped so low that it could herald the arrival of a uniquely grim mini Ice Age.
Image courtesy NASA