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What’s new in Money magazine this fall 2015

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Hi Lantana Library patrons.
See “Best Credit Cards,” authored by Taylor Tepper, in October 2015’s issue of Money magazine, which has a helpful overview of good deals, including more cash back and with lowered interest rates.  BestCreditCards
It’s available at the Library , or log into Flipster, one of our e-zine services, at http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9047794&profile=eon

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September 24, 2015 at 5:46 pm

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Fascinating science news is out in Scientific American’s October 2015 issue…

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guerrerovelascoBabiesTest-Tube Corals…Australian scientists are manually breeding genetically modified “supercorals” that can live in more inhospitable oceans…at the National Sea Simulator in Queensland, Australia.

The Vicissitudes of Sex…Biologist Steven Hecht Ozack has studied various fertility records, prenatal test, induced abortions and U.S. Census data points, to discover that sex-ratios or odds of a fetus or baby being a girl or boy waver at the various stages of gestation.

An Antidote to Murder…a Columbian scientist, Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco, employs epidemiological/public health strategies “to identify sources of homicide and reveal social policy changes that might make a difference.”

Sleep On It! By Robert Stickholdnatseasimulator
It seems sleep deprivation not only interferes with normal body functions such as hormonal activity and immune defense, but also is associated with weight gain and development of type 2 diabetes. Also, restricted sleep impacts our brains’ abilities to manage emotional memories (particularly negative ones). Better sleep also enables us to better remember things that are important to us and our futures. Fascinating!

SleepWellThe Eat Gene…by Richard Johnson and Peter Andrews
A genetic mutation (crippled uricase) in an ape species millions of years ago is hypothesized to be a “thrifty gene” that enabled our ancestors to store fat and survive food shortages.  Today, however, it may be a factor in weight gain, diabetes, and obesity.

Come read these news stories and others at Lantana Public Library’s magazine reading room!  Or, check them out from your home via Zinio at https://www.rbdigital.com/seflin/service/zinio/landing?
It’s really easy — just login to your account or Create a new one using your library card number.

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September 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

The Agency that’s Got Your Back by Massimo Calabresi, Time magazine, Aug. 24, 2015

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The Agency That’s Got Your Back AgencyGotYourBack_TimeAug242015
By Massimo Calabresi

Time, Aug. 24, 2015

Are you struggling to understand suspicious charges on a bill or mortgage?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created after the 2008 financial crisis and the recession that followed, much to the surprise of everyone, has emerged as a muscular watchdog of the lending/consumer credit industry, levying penalties and gaining billions in reimbursement for millions of U.S. consumers. Headed by Richard Cordray, a Midwesterner and former legislator, the CFPB has taken on large credit card companies (American Express, Discover, and Capital One) and mortgage lenders (Ocwen, Bank of America, and Citibank) for deceptive marketing and fraud, as well as cell phone providers such as Sprint and Verizon and predatory lending companies linked to for profit educational institutions such as Corinthian College.

To read more on the CFPB:

1. Head over to Lantana Public Library’s Resources page at http://www.lantanalibrary.org/use-a-library-resource-1
2. Click on the Flipster logo and into Flipster with your Lantana Library Card number.
3. Then select the latest issue of Time, select the Pages option, and you’ll easily be able to find the various articles in the issue. Calabresi’s article begins on p. 42.

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August 20, 2015 at 5:20 pm

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