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Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored myriad mechanisms that might explain why sleep is so critical, they've yet to come up with a firm answer. Now, new research offers yet another compelling theory: sleep allows our brains to clean themselves up.

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New NSA docs detail the surveillance and killing of a bin Laden associate

Previous Snowden leaks have focused on the excesses of government surveillance, but a new story in The Washington Post looks at a case in which NSA surveillance was turned towards its original purpose: tracking foreign militants. The piece tells the story of Hassan Ghul, a known Bin Laden associate who was captured in Iraq in 2004, released in Pakistan in 2007, and killed by a drone strike in October of last year. According to the Snowden documents, the key breakthrough for the recent strike came from an email, sent by Ghul's wife, detailing her current living conditions. That was enough for analysts to pinpoint Ghul's location, and send the drone that killed him less than a month later.

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iXCC (TM) White 8-Pin Lightning Cable for Apple iPhone5, iPad4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th Gen, iPod Nano 7th Gen

This USB 2.0 Cable connects your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the USB power adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.

Manufacture's Limited Warranty

This iXCC ™ product is offered with limited manufacture's warranty.

The limited warranty period for the Product extends for ONE (1) YEAR from the date of purchase.

The product must be purchase from iXCC to be eligible for the warranty. Do not purchase from unauthorized dealers.

During the limited warranty period, iXCC will repair or replace, at iXCC's option, without charge, a Materially Defective Product. You should expect the repair or replacement to take approximately 30 days. iXCC will return repaired or replacement Products to you in working condition.

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i-Blason 3 Pack for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Note III N9000 Smart Phone Screen Protectors Premium HD Clear Version (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile, All Carriers)

Protect Your Samsung Galaxy Note III Smart Phone, with i-Blason Duro Clear Premium HD Screen protectors!

i-Blason Premium HD Clear Screen Protectors provide the highest transparency while still delivering scratch resistant protection for your Samsung Galax Note 3 Smart Phone with amazing premium quality multi-layer HD clear screen protector technology which enables you to apply the screen protectors with ease

Misalignment? No Worries. Just remove the bubble free screen protector, realign and reapply. You are good to go. Just as simple as that.

All i-Blason Screen protectors are made of the highest quality Japanese PET Film available with advanced Silicon Adhesives.

Every i-Blason Screen Protector is backed by the i-BLASON ONE YEAR REPLACEMENT WARRANTY!

COMPATIBILITY: Galaxy Note 3 Smart Phone

The i-Blason Screen Protector Kit Includes:

– Three i-Blason Premium HD Clear Free Screen Protectors (Value Package)

– Installation Instructions

– Microfiber Polishing Cloth

– Dust Remove Stickers

– Soft Card

– Retail Packaging

i-BLASON ONE YEAR REPLACEMENT WARRANTY

We are committed to your satisfaction and will send you replacements free of charge for:

– Installation Problems such as bubbles or other user error

– Scratched or damaged screen protectors

– Wear and Tear

Our commitment to you is that we will keep your device protected, i-Blason Bubble Free Guaranteed, or your money back.

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The Christian Girl’s Guide to Change

The Christian Girl's Guide to Change: Inside and Out is the newest in the CBA best-selling Christian Girl's Guide series. As any parent know, pre-teen girls change, inside and out. Friendships, family dynamics, hormones, school stresses; you name it; these girls are dealing with their changing lives. This book helps girls understand these transitions and see that God is with them and at work in all of them at the same time. Free add-on gift with each book.

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Christian Ambient Music

Download Here: http://www.archive.org/download/E4g004-Graphite412AGrainOfWheat/AGrainOfWheat.zip This is the third track in “A Grain of Wheat” Album by graph…

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Netflix innovation VP says bonus content and extras may come to original shows

There's no such thing as bonus content when you're streaming a movie or TV show with Netflix, but that's something the company may be looking to change. At the GigaOm Mobilize conference, Todd Yellin, Netflix's VP of product innovation, recently hinted that the streaming service is toying with the idea of releasing supplemental content — at least for its own programming. “We'll experiment with our originals,” Yellin said, referring to Netflix's successful lineup that includes House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. He seemed to hedge a bit though, saying “no one ever knew how many people were really watching” special features that have long been packed into DVD and Blu-ray releases.

Netflix takes a cautious approach to the second…

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Would you pay $2,000 for a GIF?

The artist Molly Soda, 24, is what you might call “Tumblr famous.” The short, green-haired Chicago native has about 30,000 followers on the platform, where she posts GIFs, selfie performance pieces, and undulating word art. “I've never sold any work that I wasn't directly commissioned to do,” she says.

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Developer turns to Kickstarter to fund a ‘spiritual successor’ to ‘Myst’

The makers of Myst and Riven have taken to Kickstarter to fund their next project. Cyan, the developer of those two legendary exploration games, is asking for $1.1 million in backing to produce a new title for PC and Mac called Obduction. CEO and co-founder Rand Miller explains it as “a spiritual successor to the experience that Myst provided without necessarily tying ourselves to that same exact story line.” Specifically, that means “stunning landscapes, deep storyline, engaging characters, dramatic soundscapes, and challenging yet intuitive puzzles,” according to the Kickstarter page.

The company notes that obduction means “The act of drawing or laying over, as a covering.” Little of the plot has been revealed, but the story will…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-Inch, Gold-Brown)

Engage and entertain the entire family with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet from Samsung. This thin, lightweight Android tablet features a 10.1-inch touch display along with the same familiar interface as other Samsung Galaxy devices, making it easy to use. Use it to quickly browse the web, watch movies, read e-books, or download apps from Google Play.

Clear, vivid display Clear, Vivid Display for Movies, Games, and More

The Galaxy Tab 3 features a 10.1-inch display with a 1280×800 resolution, as well as a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor–making it well suited for downloading and watching the latest movies and TV shows, reading digital books, playing games, and more.

Free content included Comes with Hulu Plus, Boingo, and Google Play Credit*

The Galaxy Tab 3 comes with hundreds of dollars' worth of pre-loaded content. It includes a free 3-month Hulu Plus membership along with 12 months of free, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi access in North America. In addition, the tablet comes with a $10 Google Play store credit to purchase apps, books, music, and TV shows.

*Available to new Hulu Plus and Boingo customers only. Check out www.samsung.com/us/galaxyperks to learn more.

Store photos, music and more Expandable Memory to Store Photos, Music, and Videos

The Galaxy Tab 3 offers 16 GB of onboard memory and features a microSD card slot that allows you to add up to 64 GB of additional memory (microSD card sold separately), making it easy to store songs, videos, photos, and other files. In addition, this tablet comes with 50 GB of storage at Dropbox, an online file-sharing service.

The same Galaxy experience Familiar Samsung Galaxy Experience

The 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 offers the same features, settings, and user interface as other Samsung Galaxy smartphones and mobile devices for a familiar and intuitive experience. Music, videos, apps, contacts, and other content stays in sync wirelessly and automatically on both your tablet and your phone.

E-reader Enjoy E-Books and Magazines

Using the Galaxy Tab 3, you can curl up and read a good e-book or browse through the latest issue of your favorite digital magazine using reading apps such as Kindle, Google Play Books, and Barnes & Noble Nook, all available through the Google Play store.

Universal TV remote control Universal Remote Control for Your TV

Thanks to a built-in IR blaster–the same kind found in standard television remote controls–the Galaxy Tab 3 can be used as a universal remote to operate nearly any TV or DVR. Samsung's WatchON app offers advanced features, including the ability to share content wirelessly between the tablet and TV, and interacts seamlessly with Samsung Smart TVs.

Find apps at Google Play Apps, Movies, and Music at Google Play

Find popular apps such as Skype, Pinterest, and Facebook and discover movies, TV shows, music, books, games, and more at the Google Play store. Because Google Play functions in the cloud, all your content is available automatically on all your Android devices. For instance, you can buy a movie on your phone, stream it on your computer, and pause it and finish watching it later on your tablet.

Dual-core processor Dual-Core Processor for Fast Performance

This thin, lightweight Android tablet is powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor and offers up to eight hours of battery life on one charge, making it easy to browse the web, download apps, check email, and enjoy social networking from wherever you are.

Front and rear cameras Front and Rear Cameras for Photos and Video Chats

A 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera makes it easy to use the Galaxy Tab 3 to conduct video chats with friends and family members, while a 3-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera allows you to capture those special moments and upload them instantly to your favorite social network.

Product Information

This tablet comes installed with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, contains a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, and has a 10.1-inch display with 1280×800 resolution, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The tablet measures 9.57 by 6.93 by 0.31 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 1.12 pounds including the battery.

What's in the Box

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet, USB charging cable, wall adapter, and quick start guide.

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