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Bullied Footballer Jonathan Martin Gets Traded! But Where Is He Going??

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After enduring a whirlwind of drama over the past several months, it looks like Jonathan Martin can finally get back to doing what he does best!

No, we're not talking about sending douche-y text messages to his bros! We're talking about playing football!!

The offensive lineman, who was the center of bullying scandal with the Miami Dolphins, has been traded and will be taking his talents to California where he'll play for the San Francisco 49ers!

Jonathan took to Twitter to express his excitement on the move, saying:

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Oprah Winfrey Is Going Ivy League!

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Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful people on the planet, so it is no surprise that one of the most esteemed universities in the country—Harvard University— invited the fa-bu-lous O to speak to the graduating class of smarty pants this year!

It was announced this morning that the talk show host, entreprenuer, entertainer, and philanthropist will be Harvard's principal speaker at the Ivy league's 362nd commencement ceremony on May 30 during "afternoon exercises."

Along with the announcement on the Harvard Gazette's website, President Drew Faust wrote:

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15-Minute-Old Preemie Is Youngest Newborn To Receive Pacemaker

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Awwww… Poor little thing!

Jaya Maharaj was born 9 weeks prematurely at the Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital after her mother, Leanne Maharaj, was forced into labor when doctors feared her baby wouldn't survive.

Within 15 minutes of birth, doctors made the decision to insert a pacemaker after determining that Jaya was born with a dangerously low heart rate of 45 beats per minute.

FYI, the heart rate of an average newborn is 120-150 beats per minute.

She is now the youngest person to have ever received a pacemaker.

Her condition isn't a common one. While Jaya was in the womb, she was diagnosed with congenital heart block, in which the mother's immune system mistakenly attacks the nerve fibers that cause the fetus' heart to beat.

So, inducing labor and inserting a pacemaker in such a young life was absolutely necessary, says Dr. Valerie Chock.

She explained:

"Unfortunately, a lot of babies in this position don’t even survive childbirth."

But, luckily, she did survive. And she's already a fighter.

HUGE sigh of relief. We have a feeling this is going to be one tough little cookie.

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Scientists Predicting What Songs Will Be Radio Hits Through Brain Responses!

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Knowledge is power…and potentially profitable!

Scientists at Emory University are doing studies on teens listening to new tunes, and they've discovered brain responses that could help predict the commercial success of songs.

According to the scientists, "at the level of cells and synapses, teen-age brains simply find some songs more rewarding to hear, even when the listeners say they don't like the tunes on questionnaires and surveys." Fascinating!

Here's what neuro-economist Gregory Berns had to say about the study:

"The punch line is that brain responses correlated with units sold."

And here's what Stanford University marketing professor Baba Shiv had to say about it:

"This research shows that the brain activation is able to predict what music is going to become popular two or three years from now. We have to wake up to the notion that these instinctual brain functions can have predictive value."

Very cool! This could open up lots of new jobs that never existed before! Def Jam with their own in-house scientists? It's the future! LOLz.

What do U think about this? Will scientists become increasingly involved in predicting radio hits?

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