Lead Stories

3:53 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress

Camel marketed smoke breaks at work as time spent relaxing instead of stressing. Camel, 1964.
Stanford University

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 2:47 pm

The modern idea of stress began on a rooftop in Canada, with a handful of rats freezing in the winter wind.

This was 1936 and by that point the owner of the rats, an endocrinologist named Hans Selye, had become expert at making rats suffer for science.

"He would subject them to extreme temperatures, make them go hungry for long periods, or make them exercise a lot," the medical historian Mark Jackson says. "Then what he would do is kill the rats and look at their organs."

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9:06 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Norovirus Prompts Waco VA to Put Admissions on Hold, Post-pone 4th of July Activities

Jill Ament

Norovirus cases have prompted the Waco VA to post-pone their 4th of July festivities. And they won’t be admitting any new patients into their medical facilities right now. 

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Local News
6:36 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Use of Combustable Gas Likely the Cause of Explosion at Coryell Co. Farm


The cause of an explosion on a Coryell County farm that killed one man and injured two others has been confirmed. 

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Likely Stories Book Review
8:44 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Likely Stories: Art as a Way of Life

Jim McKeown

July 3rd Likely Stories book review with Jim McKeown

  Roderick MacIver, in a beautifully illustrated books, outlines the joys and benefits of art in all genres.


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8:03 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Business Review: Emotional Labor

Business Review July 3, 2014

Researchers dubbed this project "The Waiter Spit in my Soup!" You might be surprised that over 50 percent of customer service employees are responsible for some sort of deviant behavior toward customers.