Sholeh Patrick

Research: Got a smartphone ‘problem?’ Beat it

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Somehow the human race survived before smartphones. Remember when everyone wasn’t so distracted and anxious? When we could focus — on work, on each other, on a moment in time? There was peace in not being available every second, in not bein...

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Research: Are you a phone addict?

March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Never has the world been more connected, nor the average life more screen-dependent. It’s getting out of balance.According to a 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, the average American adult spends 11 hours daily interacting with media — th...

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Research: Test your St. Paddy knowledge

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s three patron saints (along with Saints Brigid and Columcille), was a Christian missionary credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the 5th century. That much we know. As to the rest, so many popula...

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Research: Bring the 27th letter back

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Everyone knows the English alphabet has 26 letters, right?Wrong.At least it wasn’t always true. We once had several more, confirmed by Oxford Dictionaries. In fact, in the 1800s schoolchildren were taught the alphabet rhyme a little differe...

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Research: True story behind our time shift

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

The latest attempt in the Idaho Legislature to do away with this pesky, semiannual time shift failed, much to the chagrin of those tired of keeping track. Instead of doing away with with Daylight Saving Time in both spring and fall, the bil...

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Research: Existential crisis? Find your ikigai

March 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

It may be an overused phrase, but if we’re honest with ourselves each of us has experienced some moment of existential uncertainty. Wondering if we have an individual purpose in life, or if we all have the same purpose. Whether purpose is s...

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Research: 8 scientists you don’t know — but should

February 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

History is written by those in power. When that power is out of balance for centuries, it takes extra effort — and multiple generations — to learn and appreciate what was left out, whether by intention, bias, or simple ignorance. This is wh...

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Research: Kiss this: 10 facts about your pet’s mouth

February 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

If February is the month for love, that includes our furry friends. And especially if you’re one of those people — the kind who kiss dogs on the mouth (ew! What’s wrong with a face-rub?), now’s the time to pay special attention to what you’...

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Research: How to track bills that affect you

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Tuesday’s column outlined the Idaho legislative process. Today, a look at bill types and how to track them.•••While hundreds of bills are introduced in each Idaho legislative session, not all make it to the finish line. Some die unattended ...

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Research: A bill is born (and just might grow up)

February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

With Idaho’s 2019 session in full swing, today’s column outlines the stages of legislation and where to find it. Thursday, a glimpse at various types of bills.•••It’s easy now with Bill Tracker, yet few Idahoans pay any attention to the cre...

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