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Despite recent polling indicating that a vast majority of Americans favor tightening restrictions on accessibility to guns (more than three-quarters favor making private gun sales and purchases at gun shows subject to background checks), the picture of public opinion on guns is much more complex upon closer examination.


Source: Gun Shy? A Look at Public Opinion on Gun Control

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We may accuse each other of exaggerating when we say our jobs are killing us, but it might not be that much of an exaggeration. Dozens of studies over the years have linked job stress to increased incidences of disease and death. Discover who is most at risk, what causes workplace stress, what the likely consequences are and how both employers and employees can reduce the problem.

From: HumanResourcesMBA.org

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Since the first time DNA evidence helped overturn a conviction in 1989, more than 300 people have been cleared of crimes they did not commit with the help of such evidence. Here is a look at cases where DNA evidence has helped overturn convictions of those awaiting execution on death row.

Source: TopCriminalJusticeDegrees.org

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If you're one of the 1% of Americans who control over 40% of the country's wealth, life is full of choices. Among them -- how best to keep all that money away from the government? The U.S. economic system offers no shortage of loopholes allowing the ultra-rich to shortchange Uncle Sam.

Source: TopAccountingDegrees.org

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glass concept home in milan italy

Architect and glass designer Carlo Santambrogio has constructed a glass house in Milan, Italy.

Privately situated on a clearing within a wooded landscape is the Glass Concept Home -- an extraordinary architectural wonder.

The blue-tinged cube glass cube is made almost entirely of 6 to 7 millimeter glass, including many furniture pieces, like the dining room table, stairs and bookcases.

The glass can also be specially heated during the winter.

"After the client requested it, I came up with the project idea," says Santambrogio.

The glass house is currently just as the name implies...a concept, and the photos are computer generated images released by Santambrogio to showcase his glass furniture line, Simplicity, which is featured in the photos.

Artistic images also show the home on a cliff side, with some breathtaking scenery.

"The aim of the project was to give transparent shape to a precise and essential way of conceiving and living the spaces," says Santabrogio.

If you have the money, the home is available from Santambrogio's London Portland Street showroom at a cost of £4,000 ($6,200 USD) per square meter.

More photos of Carlo Santambrogio's Glass Concept Home below.


photos: WENN

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With its explosively popular products and knack for design, Apple, Inc., maintains a wide profit margin on its products while keeping its R&D and lobbying costs relatively low. It's not always clear how Apple spends its money, but check out this breakdown of expenses for some clues about its formula for success.

Source: A Bite Out of Apple

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