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  • Spending: the lowdown on free e-courses

    Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet. 1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...
  • Defining the subtleties of grief

    Defining the subtleties of grief
    In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing. But though overwhelmingly sad, Ciaccio was...
  • First-born kids do better in school (and face more intense parental oversight), study finds

    First-born kids do better in school (and face more intense parental oversight), study finds
    The first-born kids in a family do better in school than their siblings who follow, perhaps in part because they face more intense monitoring and rules, a new study finds. Parents tend to limit TV watching, for example, and monitor homework more with "...
  • Paul Kwilecki photo exhibit opens at Crealde

     Paul Kwilecki photo exhibit opens at Crealde
    The Crealde School of Art in Winter Park is opening an exhibit by documentary photographer Paul Kwilecki. "While Paul ranks among the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century, he is also one of the least well-known," says Tom Rankin,...
  • Bullies may get a long-lasting physical benefit, scientists say

    Bullies may gain health benefits that last into adulthood from their behavior, researchers said Monday. And in turn, children who are bullied can suffer long-lasting inflammation. “Our study found that a child’s role in bullying can serve as...
  • College football players have right to form a union, NLRB rules

    Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape. Peter Sung Ohr, in...
  • On Asia tour, Obama sees traces of his late mother's work

    President Obama sat down here this week with the American director of the Asian Development Bank to review the work product of a contractor who had delivered business financing and leadership training to poor women in Southeast Asia. The papers showed...
  • South River study puts Annapolis students in a learning environment

    South River study puts Annapolis students in a learning environment
    Thirty-five Annapolis students spent their Tuesday examining river critters in a net, measuring water clarity and planting more than 100 trees and shrubs. The day of hands-on outdoor activities capped The Water Project, an initiative led by a young...
  • Shale gas limits debated

    Shale gas limits debated
    Maryland regulators are weighing some of the strictest limits in the country on shale gas drilling, but a scientist Monday suggested they still may not go far enough to protect drinking water wells from contamination by methane leaking from drilling...
  • The truth about cats and dogs

    The truth about cats and dogs
    A few months after adopting a kitten, David Grimm and his fiancee huddled late one evening in the waiting room of a Towson emergency vet. Jasper, their normally rambunctious gray-and-white kitten, was suffering from acute kidney failure. Although the...
  • Top Newport students, teachers are honored

    Top Newport students, teachers are honored
    Newport Beach's top-performing high school students were honored at a celebration Wednesday evening for their exemplary academic achievements. Thirty students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools and Sage Hill School, dressed in their...