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Stanley is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,053. (More Info and Source) Stanley Real Estate

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Study on artists' brain shows they're 'structurally unique'

​For years we’ve asked the question, “Are you more right-brained or left-brained?” Turns out we’re neither; new research shows we should be looking at the size of our neural matter instead.

That’s according to research published in NeuroImage. Scientists studied the brain scans of artists and found an increase in brain neural matter -- specifically in fine motor and visual imagery areas -- accounted for their creativity. And  those two areas are not on the same side of the brain.

​Lead author Rebecca Chamberlain told BBC News, "The people who are better at drawing really seem to have more developed structures in regions of the brain that control for fine motor performance and what we call procedural memory." (Via BBC)

The study can’t confirm whether this extra matter is an innate gift, but it does suggest the artist’s environment or upbringing plays a part in developing these creative spaces.

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For those of us who are pencil pushers instead of painters, the study also provides evidence that all brains are “incredibly flexible” when trained, meaning you might have extra matter in places where you do the most thinking.

The small study surveyed 21 art students and compared them to 23 non-artists, taking brain scans as they rested and while they were asked to draw, according to Medical Daily.  The art students had significant amounts of extra matter aiding their visual skills, while the non-artists had only “hints.”

So far it’s a good start, but Dangerous Minds notes the researchers hope to strengthen their findings with a larger sample size and by studying how maturing teens develop extra brain matter.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:10 -0400

Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

 (AP) — Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.

The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked, with about 400,000 cards potentially affected.

Irving, Texas-based Michaels said that it has contained the incident, which began last year. It has received "limited" reports of fraud from banks and the payment card brands that are potentially connected to the breach.

The compromised data includes customer information such as payment card numbers and expiration dates. But there's no evidence that other personal information such as names, addresses or PIN numbers were at risk, Michaels said.

Michaels' report comes as many shoppers worry about the safety of their personal data following a massive pre-Christmas security breach at Target Corp. that affected 40 million debit and credit cards.

The details come nearly three months after Michaels disclosed that it may have been a victim of a data breach and that it was working with law enforcement authorities, banks and payment processors.

The company said Thursday that both chains were attacked by criminals using highly sophisticated malware that had not been encountered previously by the two security firms that were conducting the investigation.

"Our customers are always number one priority and we are truly sorry for any inconvenience or concern Michaels may have caused," said Chuck Rubin, CEO of Michaels, in a statement.

The breach at Michaels stores occurred between May 8, 2013 and Jan. 27. The company confirmed that between June 26, 2013 and Feb. 27, 54 Aaron Brothers stores were affected by this malware.

Michaels said that it was offering free identity protection, credit monitoring and fraud assistance services to affected Michaels and Aaron Brothers customers in the U.S. for 12 months.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:22:00 -0400

Serial flasher on the loose in Lancaster

Police in Lancaster are looking for a serial flasher.

They said he's been driving around to several businesses over the past few months and exposing himself.

Police believe he drives a Ford Mustang.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:11:28 -0400

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