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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

An NPR probe finds many nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to calm dementia patients — despite FDA warnings — but only 2 percent of excessive-medication cases result in penalties.

Falling David Goodrich
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While people can often estimate how much they might need for 10 or 15 years of retirement, that calculation becomes more difficult for retirement that could last 20 years or more. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

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Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 [Prelude]
Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 [Menuet 1 & 2]

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'Ebola Must Go' — And So Must Prejudice Against Survivors

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Cross Rhodes Shawn Lee, Clutchy Hopkins et. al.
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The Music Midnight Makes: In Conversation With Joni Mitchell

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Be Cool Joni Mitchell
Chelsea Hotel (Karaoke Instrumental Track)[In the Style of Joni Mitchell] Backtrack Professional Karaoke Band

Amazon is developing an unmaned aircraft project that it hopes will deliver purchases in 30 minutes or less. The FAA has been struggling to write regulations for such aircraft, but is expected to release rules this month. AP hide caption

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Sources: FAA May Require Licenses To Fly Commercial Drones

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In a new public health campaign, British actor Idris Elba plays a soccer coach whose team is squaring off against Ebola. Courtesy of Africa United hide caption

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Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

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Georgetown's Robert Clark says it's very difficult to say precisely how many experiments have been spoiled by contaminated cell lines. Phil Humnicky/Courtesy of Georgetown University hide caption

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Mistaken Identities Plague Lab Work With Human Cells

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Vast Pt. 2 East West Quintet
Vast Pt. 1 East West Quintet
Sunspots Bob Mould

There's a real lack of math learning in pre-K. In one study, in fact, just 58 seconds out of a full preschool day was spent on math activities. Kaylhew/Flikr Creative Commons hide caption

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

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