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  • In Theory: Does belief in the divine protect against depression?

    Religion may be good for the soul, but there's now evidence it's good for a healthy mind, too. A study by researchers in Canada has discovered that regular attendance at religious services can provide "significant protection against depression" —...
  • Wipeout?

     
    Slate's David Weigel reports: Gallup asked voters whether they'd cast ballots or intended to before election day. The early voters broke 52-46 for Mitt Romney. The dawdling voters who would vote before election day were tied, 49-49. The voters waiting.......
  • National Children's Study

    National Children's Study
    NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY LAUNCHES IN CHICAGO Families can help researchers by providing information that is expected to improve the health and development of children for generations to come CHICAGO --- Why are so many babies born prematurely? Why do so...
  • Will the USPS cutbacks cost more money than it saves?

    Will the USPS cutbacks cost more money than it saves?
    Unions and some lawmakers say the U.S. Postal Service's plans to close plants and post offices would turn customers away and hasten the service's downward spiral. Now their campaign has been buoyed by revelations of a survey that the Postal Service...
  • Germ warfare at work

    Germ warfare at work
    Have you heard about the highly contagious Koala flu that turns people into horrifying, albeit adorable, zombie marsupials who subsist only on human thigh meat and eucalyptus leaves? No, you haven't, because it hasn't happened — yet. When it does,...
  • Sex lives: Fact or fiction

    Sex lives: Fact or fiction
    There are many stereotypes, myths and incorrect information about sex for boomers and beyond. Contrary to popular opinion, older couples are doing the deed a lot — and STDs are more of an issue than you might think. Claim: Younger couples have...
  • 1/4 Cent Law Enforcement Sales Tax `Not Likely' for Greene County November Ballot

    1/4 Cent Law Enforcement Sales Tax `Not Likely' for Greene County November Ballot
    The deadline to place a ΒΌ cent law enforcement sales tax on the November ballot is set to expire. The tax recommended by the Safety & Justice Roundtable will likely not be on the November ballot in Greene County. It was supposed to go toward...
  • Poll watching

     
    Polling expert Nate Silver of the New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog notes: Rasmussen Reports ... came under heavy criticism this year... because its polls showed a strong lean toward Republican candidates. Indeed, Rasmussen polls quite consistently...
  • Support for gay marriage rights surges into the statistical lead

     
    Southern Illinois University sociologist Darren Sherkat blogs about an eye-opening result in the recently released General Social Survey poll by the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center: For the first time, a legitimate scientific...
  • The Master Journalist is on my case

     
    I seem to have somehow gotten crosswise again with The Master Journalist -- my nickname for the self-appointed local media critic whose daily blog that he refuses to call a blog is devoted to summarizing what other people are writing,......
  • Fuel prices fall, but consumer groups want action to reduce oil dependency

     
    Crude oil and retail fuel prices are falling, but not fast enough to please representatives of a broad coalition of consumer groups demanding long-term action to increase fuel efficiency and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. U.S. households will spend...