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In the meantime here’s a sneak peak Love this shot by Billy Kidd from recent Women’s

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The men’s fashion shows are still going strong! Keep an eye out for our menswear newsletter this Thursday, July 2nd!

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak! Love this shot by Billy Kidd from recent Women’s Wear Daily editorial, ‘Lone Ranger.’

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Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent remain in legal limbo unable to

Trump and the myth of immigrant crime

Opinion: The influx of foreigners has made us safer, despite what Donald Trump has trumpeted.

Guarding the last male northern white rhino on EarthSudan the rhino and 2 females of his

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Guarding the last male northern white rhino on Earth
Sudan the rhino and 2 females of his subspecies are under constant surveillance in Kenya, but it may not be enough to save the creatures from extinction.

Audio Junkie Independence Day Bash night 3 part 2 Nunhex Plastic Pinks Ben Katzman’s

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Audio Junkie Independence Day Bash night 3 part 2 Nunhex, Plastic Pinks, Ben Katzman’s Degreaser, Free Pizza, UVTV, Jellyfish Brothers, Poncili Creacion, Bleeth, Ruff Bummer, Flower Girl showdrawn at Gramps

Eagle Summit is south of the Arctic Circle but at 3 652 feet is high enough to experience

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#mypubliclandsroad in Alaska heads into the 4th with the “Land of the Midnight Sun” - Eagle Summit in the Steese National Conservation Area

Eagle Summit is south of the Arctic Circle, but at 3,652 feet, is high enough to experience the midnight sun at summer solstice, and getting there is an unforgettable roadtrip. The highest point stands along the 175-mile, partly graveled, Steese Highway between Fairbanks and the Yukon River, and offers sweeping vistas of tundra, wildflowers, and mountains.

Eagle Summit is in a gap in the White Mountains within the 1.2 million-acre BLM Steese National Conservation Area (the only NCA in Alaska). Eagle Summit is the starting point of the 27-mile Pinnell Mountain National Recreation Trail, which ends at Twelvemile Summit (elev. 3,190 feet).  Rock cairns mark the trail where it crosses open tundra.  In January, Eagle Summit is on the route of the international Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race.

In addition to scenic views and adventure, the Steese NCA also offers amazing wildlife viewing - with crucial caribou calving grounds, caribou home range, and Dall sheep habitat. 

CLICK HERE to learn more and plan a trip.

Call them p acirc t eacute s if you must but these seafood snacks are as easy as a day at

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Fish Dip Recipes for Summer

Call them pâtés if you must, but these seafood snacks are as easy as a day at the beach. Recipes for fish and white bean spread, crab-urchin dip and smoked fish pâté will fit in equally well at an elegant cocktail party or a Fourth of July beach barbecue.

Neuroscientists at Emory have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are

Redrawing the brain’s motor map

Neuroscientists at Emory have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are activated during head rotation, resolving a decades-old puzzle. Their findings may help in the study of movement disorders affecting the head and neck, such as cervical dystonia and head tremor.

The results were published in Journal of Neuroscience.

In landmark experiments published in the 1940s and 50s, Canadian neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield and colleagues determined which parts of the motor cortex controlled the movements of which parts of the body.

Penfield stimulated the brain with electricity in patients undergoing epilepsy surgery, and used the results to draw a “motor homunculus”: a distorted representation of the human body within the brain. Penfield assigned control of the neck muscles to a region between those that control the fingers and face, a finding inconsistent with some studies that came later.

Using modern functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown that the neck’s motor control region in the brain is actually between the shoulders and trunk, a location that more closely matches the arrangement of the body itself.

“We can’t be that hard on Penfield, because the number of cases where he was able to study head movement was quite limited, and studying head motion as he did, by applying an electrode directly to the brain, creates some challenges,” says lead author Buz Jinnah, MD, professor of neurology, human genetics and pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.

The new location for the neck muscles makes more sense, because it corresponds to a similar map Penfield established of the sense of touch (the somatosensory cortex), Jinnah says.

Participants in brain imaging studies need to keep their heads still to provide accurate data, so volunteers were asked to perform isometric muscle contraction. They attempted to rotate their heads to the left or the right, even though head movement was restricted by foam padding and restraining straps.

First author Cecilia Prudente, a graduate student in neuroscience who is now a postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota, developed the isometric head movement task and obtained internal funding that allowed the study to proceed.

She and Jinnah knew that isometric exercises for the wrist activated the same regions of the motor cortex as wrist movements, and used that as a reference point in their study. During brain imaging, they were able to check that particular muscles were being tensed by directly monitoring volunteers’ muscles electronically.

When volunteers contracted their neck muscles, researchers were able to detect activation in other parts of the brain too, such as the cerebellum and the basal ganglia, which are known to be involved in movement control. This comes as no surprise, Jinnah says, since these regions also control movements of the hands and other body parts.

Prudente, Jinnah and colleagues have conducted a similar study with cervical dystonia patients, with the goal of comparing the patterns of brain activation between healthy volunteers and the patients. Cervical dystonia is a painful condition in which the neck muscles contract involuntarily and the head posture is distorted.

“These results may help guide future studies in humans and animals, as well as medical or surgical interventions for cervical dystonia and other disorders involving abnormal head movements,” Prudente says.

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Fashion Status Update - 6/07/2015

Outfit: lilacconverse Japanese blossom print bodycon skirt fromasos Curve and black sleeveless top byboohooofficial
Accessories: pinky purple glasses (Carmen byspecsavers) hammered silver Niziblian ring, raw crystal lariat necklace and silver sleeper hoops.

Cosmetics: Illamasqua’s Superstition on toes.eyeslipsface_cosmetics eyeshadow in shades of copper and bronze.shiseido_uk black mascara andclinique lipstick in Waterviolet.

Fragrance:angelaflanders Figue Noire.

Hair: loose and straight with floral hair chain pinned into the back.gerifatshionfashionstatusupdateplussizebloggerplussizefashionplussizejapaneseootdcurvygirlblondeblueeyes

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Sharon Day-Monroe competes in the Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles portion of the Heptathlon

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Sharon Day-Monroe competes in the Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles portion of the Heptathlon during day three of the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on June 27, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (June 26, 2015 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)

(via 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3)

Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent remain in legal limbo unable to

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Dominican Republic: Thousands at Risk of Expulsion to Haiti

Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent remain in legal limbo, unable to exercise their basic rights.  Human Rights Watch found that Dominicans of Haitian descent are still unable to access basic civic functions such as registering children at birth, enrolling in school and college, participating in the formal economy, or travelling around the country without risk of expulsion.

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This year’s Bonnaroo Festival seemed a serious disappointment to Ben and Mathew A

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This year’s Bonnaroo Festival seemed a serious disappointment to Ben and Mathew. A lineup filled with indie and techno acts left the two ultimate Frisbee teammates feeling confused and old. But that shit changed when Blues Traveler hit the stage.

That place where people line up for hours to go look at Mona Lisa and yet miss all the

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That place where people line up for hours to go look at Mona Lisa and yet miss all the treasures around them. I don’t even bother - lines are way too long for me to miss out rest of the joys of Paris (taxicabs not included, obviously)parisfrancelandmarkslouvrelouvremuseum (at Musée du Louvre)