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WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes an in-depth look at the forecast for SUNDAY EVENING APRIL 16, 2017.


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An open letter to President-elect Trump about nuclear weapons and nuclear winter — Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists #IWantMyPlanetBack

Your presidency is an unprecedented opportunity for positive change in the world. Reducing the threat of nuclear war and nuclear winter will make the United States safer and richer, and cement your status as a world leader. Please take advantage of this chance to be a real winner.

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MIT’s New Radio Can Detect Your Emotions Using Wireless Signals

“By recovering measurements of the heart valves actually opening and closing at a millisecond time-scale, this system can literally detect if someone’s heart skips a beat,” says Adib.

MIT’s New Radio Can Detect Your Emotions Using Wireless Signals


…those mounds of food, though.

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“Reparation,” an independent drama about an Air Force veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, will screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Malco Studio on the Square.

The movie was written, produced and directed by Kyle Ham of Baltimore, with an original score by Memphis musician Devan Yanik, a veteran of the local acoustic duo November and of such local bands as Native Son, Yes No Maybe and The Five That Framed O.J” – John Beifuss

My wife’s cousin-in-law is the one mentioned in this article, Devan Yanik, who scored the movie. Debuting tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at Malco Studio On The Square.
“Yanik moved to Memphis to attend Rhodes College and eventually married a Memphian, Jennifer Yanik, who worked as his assistant on the score — Yanik’s first — for “Reparation.”

FYI: Jennifer & Devin also throw the best Halloween parties.


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Cate Blanchett performs the rhythmic poem ‘What They Took With Them’ alongside fellow actors Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Peter Capaldi, Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Douglas Booth, Jesse Eisenberg and Neil Gaiman.

The poem was written by Jenifer Toksvig and was inspired by stories and first-hand testimonies from refugees forced to flee their homes and items they took with them.

One of the sources for the poem was Brian Sokol’s photography project, ‘The Most Important Thing,’ made in collaboration with UNHCR. Many of Brian’s photos, along with firsthand accounts from the refugees he photographed, are featured in the film.

Released exclusively on Facebook, the film urges people to sign the #WithRefugees petition to help ensure refugees have the basics to build back their lives – an education, somewhere safe to live and the opportunity to work.

To see the full version of the film and to sign the petition go to

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My son, Tristan Onek, and I were on a college trip so he could look around Rutgers in New Jersey as a potential school back in mid-January 2016. After his visit, we spent the day traipsing around NYC seeing as much as we could before our flight back to Memphis. This was just after exploring Wall Street and a trip to Columbia. Emerged between the buildings, seeing the memorial coming into view, hearing the tumbling waters, trying to wrap my head around what happened here fifteen years ago. The rain had stopped falling, and the drizzle was fading as the Sun struggled to shine. Outside of a few kids talking loudly, the entire area was a hush, city sounds around and about, but otherwise, hardly anyone spoke, reading the names and experiencing the location as deeply as possible.

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AKA “Breaking Bard”? :) Zounds!


This Monday at Shelby Farms Park courtesy of Tennessee Shakespeare Company “This 45-minute 2-actor survey of the playwright’s Greatest Hits serves as a delightful primer to essential scenes and soliloquies that many in the audience will already know, making their future experience with the plays less arduous and more inspiring and fun. Included scenes from: HENRY V, ROMEO AND JULIET, JULIUS CAESAR, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE SONNETS, HENRY VI, part 1, MACBETH, HAMLET, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.”

Monday at 2 PM – 5 PM

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The pope is an “unlikely voice for the environment,” The Guardian

“We must not be indifferent or resigned to the loss of biodiversity and destruction of ecosystems, often caused by our irresponsible and selfish behavior,” he said. “Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence …
We have no such right.”







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While I am not one who has a mental illness, or has any leanings towards suicide, I post this to increase support and spread the word that we can talk up the discussion of what mental illness is, and how we can work to help those who need help the most. Especially combatting the idea that boys/men should just “man up” and “deal with it” without saying anything, “because that’s just not what guys do”. This grassroots social media campaign says what needs to be said: talk about it, don’t accept your circumstances as the status quo, find help, ask questions, don’t just suffer in silence. Do something to make it better.

Also, if you have ANY ideas about suicide, get help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t wait. Do it now. Find those who will listen. They are out there and ready to help you find your way. There is always a way to fix things without taking the ultimate step out.

“The need for a campaign addressing men’s mental health is undeniably dire. According to the World Health Organization, over 800,000 people die by suicide every year. Death by suicide accounts for an estimated 1.4 percent of all deaths globally, making it the 15th leading cause of death as of 2012. ” – +Mashable







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