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Pittsburgh teen intercepted by the FBI

A Pittsburgh teen intercepted by the FBI explains how he was recruited by terrorists abroad and in regular contact with al Qeada and the Taliban. "They were offering support, material support," the teen said, including money, transportation and weapons. “I was willing to take what they could give me and use it for what I was willing to do."… Continue reading Pittsburgh teen intercepted by the FBI

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OxyContin maker patents new drug that helps addicts wean off opioids

from bigthink.com Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, has patented a new drug aimed at weaning addicts off opioids. The new drug is a faster-acting form of buprenorphine, a mild opiate that helps addicts control cravings. “While opioids have always been known to be useful in pain treatment, they also display an addictive… Continue reading OxyContin maker patents new drug that helps addicts wean off opioids

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Procrastinator’s brains are different than those who get things done

https://bigthink.com/evan-fleischer/procrastinators-brains-are-different-than-those-who-get-things-done Daydreaming is important — studies have repeatedly said as much — but maybe you shouldn’t daydream too much, as a recent study by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum has come to the conclusion that — after looking at MRI scans of 264 individuals — the brains of doers differ from those of procrastinators. Before we explain how they came to that conclusion, it’s worth… Continue reading Procrastinator’s brains are different than those who get things done

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The influence of gym class on adult exercise behavior is profound, new study finds

from bigthink.com by DEREK BERES Photo: Hero Images / Getty Images Hockey and volleyball were my favorites. Other activities I dreaded; I was never big on track. Running around in a circle doesn’t provide the same stimulation as facing down an opponent. Sure, you might be chasing a peer while edging out another, but there’s something primal… Continue reading The influence of gym class on adult exercise behavior is profound, new study finds

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Pittsburgh no longer has a daily paper

from The Incline: https://theincline.com/ The big story: The end of the daily newspaper Pittsburgh is now the largest city in America without a daily newspaper. After many iterations, Pittsburgh’s last remaining daily, the 232-year-old Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, cut its print production schedule from seven days a week to five, eliminating physical copies of the Tuesday and Saturday editions, starting this weekend. Here's why… Continue reading Pittsburgh no longer has a daily paper

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Pittsburgh News 8/24

From The Incline: https://theincline.com State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny County, has been ordered to attend an anger management course following a polling place altercation in May. Wheatley was accused of pushing a campaign worker for an opponent's campaign. Wheatley's campaign said he was "verbally taunted" by the campaign worker before confronting the individual. (WPXI) Ambridge's suspended police… Continue reading Pittsburgh News 8/24