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  • These doctors are trying to turn the tide against 'quack' Dr. Oz

    These doctors are trying to turn the tide against 'quack' Dr. Oz
    Physicians are finally speaking out against Dr. Mehmet Oz and the "quack treatments and cures" he promotes to the huge audience of his television show. Led by Henry I. Miller, a physician, former Food and Drug Administration official, and fellow at...
  • Ethnic constructs are pointless in our multiracial society

    Not long ago, the New York Times uncovered the artifact that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush had once listed himself as "Hispanic" on a Florida voter registration form. Bush is married to a Mexican-American. He lived for a number of years in...
  • 'Moneyball': The Un-'Natural'

    'Moneyball': The Un-'Natural'
    Director Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” is the perfect sports movie for these cash-strapped times of efficiency maximization. It's also the best sports movie in a long time, period, as well as honestly inspirational — even though...
  • Is the modern American university a failed state?

    Modern American universities used to assume four goals. First, their general education core taught students how to reason inductively and imparted an aesthetic sense through acquiring knowledge of Michelangelo, the Battle of Gettysburg, "Medea" and "King...
  • How "little bets" lead to extraordinary outcomes

    In January of 1996, Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin began working on a research project at Stanford University. Over the past decade and a half, what began as a project to understand and prioritize library searches has transformed into a...
  • Reliving the 1930s

    World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi...
  • True lies

    "NBC Nightly News" anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane...
  • Have liberals lost the middle class?

    Democrats for over a century were associated with the American middle class. Working-class voters once believed that Democratic-inspired intervention into the economy -- minimum-wage laws, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, workers' compensation --...
  • How a $1.3-billion, 21-year study of U.S. children's health fell to pieces

    How a $1.3-billion, 21-year study of U.S. children's health fell to pieces
    The National Children's Study was launched with a fanfare of expectation and ambition in 2000. The idea was to follow 100,000 American children from the pre-natal stage to age 21, collecting an unprecedented volume of data on "environmental influences...
  • Life is a highway with a hairpin happiness curve

    We all want to be happy, don't we? Well, if you're dissatisfied, frustrated or downright miserable, cheer up. There's apparently a cure for you. Even better, it will materialize automatically. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival...
  • How 'together' can motivate us at work

    How 'together' can motivate us at work
    If there's one thing we human beings are good at, it's finding extremely complicated and wildly ineffective ways of addressing problems that really aren't that hard to solve. The workplace, more than any other arena, highlights that skillful ineptitude....