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  • 10 tips for a better life from The Times' 2014 Op-Ed pages

    10 tips for a better life from The Times' 2014 Op-Ed pages
    What to do about rude people? Anti-vaxxers? Ignorant voters? Here’s some of the most popular advice The Times’ op-ed pages dispensed in 2014. Voting is not, as Lena Dunham says, “kind of a gateway drug to ‘getting involved.&...
  • War: Is it really just about getting the ladies?

    War: Is it really just about getting the ladies?
    It's a question that's caused more than a few brawls among academics: Just why do humans engage in bloody combat when the risk to life and limb is so high? Some anthropologists have argued that warfare must confer an evolutionary benefit to warriors, or...
  • David T. Yue

    David T. Yue
    Dr. David Tuckchow Yue, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor of biomedical engineering and neuroscience, died of a heart attack Dec. 23 while working in his lab in East Baltimore. He was 57 and lived in Towson. "He was an acclaimed biophysicist,...
  • University in Alabama ends football program, angering just about everyone

    University in Alabama ends football program, angering just about everyone
    In the powerhouse world of Alabama college football, the Blazers have long been the scrappy underdog. This season, there was a turnaround for the University of Alabama at Birmingham: A new coach led the team to six wins, game attendance doubled to...
  • Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage

    Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage
    In more than two decades as a real estate agent, Marc Tahler has seen his client base of would-be buyers shift. He used to see a lot of younger couples, married, maybe with a kid in tow or one on the way. Lately, though, his buyers are trending a...
  • Noah Feldman: Marathon bombing suspect will get Boston jury trial

    Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, get a fair trial in the Hub? It's a profound question, but one that the Framers would have found incomprehensible. Far from providing for a change of venue in high-profile cases, they...
  • Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

    In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three? That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
  • If inequality is our problem, military service is the answer

    A student at my alma mater, Brandeis University, recently asked me to speak to her school group about my post-college experiences, specifically my time studying in China and Germany and now at Harvard University. There was one major problem with this...
  • Outspoken economist could help shape state's future

    Outspoken economist could help shape state's future
    Economist Anirban Basu seems like he's everywhere, his advice and insights shaping local governments, big companies, educational institutions and, now, as a member of Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's transition team, the state's future. In the decade since he...
  • Workplace wellness programs popular, but do they improve health?

    Workplace wellness programs popular, but do they improve health?
    Workplace wellness programs, one of the pillars of the national health care overhaul, are increasingly popular among employers who believe they can help control costs and workers who see them as a perk. But experts caution that wellness programs vary...
  • The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?

    The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?
    The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets. "We are Stone...