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 When Seaman decided to dedicate his life to farming, he set out looking for a place with a ripe ear of corn and tomato grown out doors, hunting, fishing and good people. He says he found that in Paradise, Montana.
Corin Cates-Carney

Small Farmers Struggle To Compete Even As Demand For Organics Grows

Two hundred fifteen certified organic producers in Montana are cashing in on the growing demand for organic products. Organic farm sales in the United States grew 82 percent in the past five years, according to the Organic Trade Association. But the growing demand doesn’t guarantee small organic farms will be, or stay, profitable.
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Renowned Jazz-Classical Pianist/Composer, Billy Childs

Billy Childs has been called "the most American composer since Aaron Copland." His musical marriage of jazz, classical and popular music styles is showcased in "Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro," which won Childs the most recent of his numerous Grammy awards.
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Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense

Entrepreneur Petar Vujosevic was just a regular guy who saw a big problem with the way the hiring system works.Typically, a hiring manager posts an opening, describes the ideal candidate and resumes come flooding in. After doing some interviews, the manager has to make a gut decision: Who is the best person for the job?Research shows that more often than not, managers pick someone whose background is similar to theirs.But, Vujosevic says, "There is definitely room to improve how we view...
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05/31/2015 - Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other -- a ubiquitous and seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity? It’s been said that smart technology creates dependency on devices, narrows our world to echo chambers, and impairs cognitive skills through shortcuts and distraction. Are these concerns an overstatement of the negative effects of high-tech consumption?

Look Who's Hanging Out With A Goat! It's Supermodel Chrissy Teigen

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Goats have lots of unusual friends.

There's the goat and the hippo.

And the goat and the giraffe.

This month, Chrissy Teigen has a kid on her lap in a new photo series for DuJour magazine. (And she's not the first star to embrace the ungulate. See Taylor Swift opine on goats versus sheep.)

There's a dare that floats out on hot days by the pool: Who can hold their breath the longest? In shallow water, the challenge sounds fun or at least harmless. Competitive swimmers and divers crouch under the surface all the time, drilling breath holds to build endurance. But the practice can cause swimmers to faint and drown without warning and before anyone notices.

For the first time since Nigeria won its independence in 1960, the country has inaugurated an opposition figure as its next president.

Muhammadu Buhari, a retired general who ruled the country back in the '80s after a military coup, was sworn in as president of Nigeria on Friday.

The BBC reports:

Bees Were Literally Gao Bingguo's Knees

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God Sues Equifax And Wins

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Mila got up from the desk, walked over to the dresser, took the ring box out of the bottom drawer, and then took the ring out of the box. She left the bedroom with the ring, padding softly down the hallway and stopping outside Reid’s bedroom door. There was a faint yellow band of light visible beneath his door, but there were no sounds coming from his room. She waited there a minute before walking quietly to the kitchen, where, following Lonnie’s instructions, she disabled the alarm she’d already set. Then she walked out of the kitchen, through the living room, and to the sliding glass door that led onto the deck. She unlocked it and opened it, slowly. She hesitated there, wondering if she should turn on the deck lights, but she decided not to. Some things, she thought, were best done under the cover of night. So she crossed the unlit deck to the set of steps Lonnie had pointed out to her that afternoon, and she started down them. As soon as she did, though, the night seemed to envelop her, and she felt suddenly defenseless in its bigness, and its darkness. Still, she kept going, climbing carefully down the stone steps, whose whiteness glowed faintly in the light of a thin crescent moon, and whose roughness felt cool beneath her bare feet.

Why Would Bumblebees Ignore The Flowers?

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Just two days after a group of leading officials were arrested and charged with corruption and bribery, FIFA, soccer's world governing body, is holding a presidential election.

The Swiss Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, who has been FIFA's chief since 1998, is facing off with Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, but don't expect a big shakeup.

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