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Children In Poorest Neighborhoods Most Vulnerable To Fatal Child Abuse

(Reuters Health) – Children in America’s poorest communities have three times the risk of dying from child abuse before age 5 as children in the ...

Fired Surgeon General Leaves Behind A Mixed Record On Gun Violence

President Donald Trump’s administration relieved Vivek Murthy of his surgeon general post Friday, cutting his four-year term in half. However, it’s not Murthy’s firing but his ...

'Just Show Up': Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who's Grieving

The Facebook executive lost her husband in 2015. She says, “Rather than offer to do something, it’s often better to do anything. Just do something ...

Gripping Comics Memoir 'Hostage' Puts You In The Room Where Nothing Happens

Cartoonist Guy Delisle departs from the first-person travelogue format which has won him acclaim to chronicle the true story of a man kidnapped and detained ...

Gyalmu’s house

‘What can I say? Is there a God or not?’ On 25 April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake triggered landslides in the Himalayas of Nepal, ...

If money can make you happy, does debt make you sad?

Humans have long debated the adage ‘Money can’t buy you happiness.’ Popular opinion suggests that, indeed, it cannot, but more recently researchers have challenged this ...

David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing in a New Online Course

FYI: David Mamet, one of America’s preeminent playwrights and screenwriters, will be teaching a course on Dramatic Writing over at MasterClass this spring. Featuring 25 video lessons ...

Watch Teeny Tiny Japanese Meals Get Made in a Miniature Kitchen: The Joy of Cooking Mini Tempura, Sashimi, Curry, Okonomiyaki & More

Every time I go to Japan, I marvel at the artificial sandwiches, omelets, bowls of noodles, and parfaits displayed outside even the humblest shopping-arcade cafés, all made to ...

New York State Will Cover Breast Milk Donations For Preemies From Low-Income Families

New York recently became the latest state to cover breast milk donations for babies from low-income families. On April 9, the New York State Legislature ...

And On His 92nd Day, He Fired The Surgeon General

If you saw the “Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride” episode of last season’s CBS sitcom “Mom,” an improbably funny series about the struggles of a ...

Animated life: Pangea, Wegener and the continental drift

For centuries, scientists – and pretty much anyone who had ever laid eyes on a world map – noticed that the continents seemed to fit ...

'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

Zen was published by William Morrow in 1974, after being rejected by 121 publishing houses. The book has endured as a work of popular philosophy, ...

Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music

It’s the first time since 2008 that the federal government has released its assessment of U.S. eighth-graders in the arts. While there are some signs ...

Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities

  The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of ...

What Makes a Coen Brothers Movie a Coen Brothers Movie? Find Out in a 4-Hour Video Essay of Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, No Country for Old Men & More

What could movies as different as Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit have in common? Even casual cinephiles will take that as a silly ...

Milton Glaser’s 10 Rules for Life & Work: The Celebrated Designer Dispenses Wisdom Gained Over His Long Life & Career

“None of us has really the ability to understand our path until it’s over,” the celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser muses less than a minute ...

The 38 Most Inspiring Quotes I Know

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best. Here are 38 of my absolute ...

Golf Balls In Hash Browns Prompt Food Recall

McCain Foods USA is enacting a voluntary recall of two varieties of its hash browns because the potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls. The ...

#NPRpoetry Naturally Goes Outside For Some Earth Day Inspiration

This weeks #NPRpoetry Twitter submissions celebrate Mother Earth.

The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback

WARREN, MI—When word came down from on high that Buick was going to introduce the sixth generation of the Buick Regal ahead of the 2017 ...

'Janesville' Looks At A Factory Town After The Factory Shuts Down

Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein talks about her book Janesville: An American Story, that’s about a factory town in Wisconsin that lost its lifeblood when ...

At Science March, Flint Whistleblower Warns More Crises To Come If Trump Gets His Way

WASHINGTON — Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who blew the whistle on the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, was among the thousands who converged on Washington, D.C. ...

7 Items to Keep at Home to Improve Your Child’s Education

While filling your house up with stuff is generally not something I advocate, there are some things worth keeping—things that can improve the educational quality ...

Americans Would Pay $17.2 Billion To Prevent Another Deepwater Horizon Disaster

As the world looks back on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster seven years later, a study released this week highlights the costly ecological impacts of the ...

Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations

The actress plays a young African-American woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become “immortal.” (Image credit: Quantrell ...

Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear

In 1978, Garten left her government job and bought a specialty food store in the Hamptons. That store grew into a career, a series of ...

Henrietta Lacks' Cells May Be Responsible For The Future Of Medicine

When Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year-old black woman from Virginia, sought treatment for stomach pain at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951, doctors discovered a fast-growing cancerous ...

5 Choices Parents Make That Increase Stress

As comedian Jeff Foxworthy likes to say, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Actually, new research out of Michigan State University shows that the ...

Henrietta Lacks' Cells Are Still Helping Protect Women From Cervical Cancer

When Henrietta Lacks was being treated for cervical cancer more than 60 years ago, her cells were taken for medical research without her consent. This ethical ...

City Planning As A Contact Sport In 'Citizen Jane: Battle For The City'

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a documentary about Jane Jacobs, whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities changed urban ...

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