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  • Our make-it-up world

    Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those...
  • Attorney seeks reversal of 'brain death' ruling for Jahi McMath

    An attorney for the family of Jahi McMath has asked an Alameda County Superior Court to reverse its January finding of brain death, and says medical tests have shown that she is demonstrating brain activity. The case involves the 13-year-old girl who...
  • #HRBooks Review: Williamsburg author targets Steve Jobs' famous graduation speech

     #HRBooks Review: Williamsburg author targets Steve Jobs' famous graduation speech
    You do not have to like Steve Jobs to enjoy "Steve Jobs' Life by Design – Lessons to be Learned from His Last Lecture" by George Beahm. You don't even have to understand who Jobs was to enjoy this book. It is a marvelous glance—distinctive...
  • What Prop. 46 would fix

    For haters of junk mail, Proposition 46 may be this election season's biggest nuisance. Groups supporting and opposing 46 have spared no expense in stuffing voters' mailboxes. Among other provisions, the measure would reset California's cap on noneconomic...
  • Matchmakers find modern fans in the digital age

    Matchmakers find modern fans in the digital age
    The Internet has upended innumerable traditional business models. Travel agents. Retail stores. Newspapers (sigh). Yet online dating, which has ballooned into a $2.1 billion industry used by almost 40 percent of dating singles, hasn't killed one of...
  • A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat

    A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat
    We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed. “Are you OK?” the nurse asked. Was she insane? Which...
  • Coaching experts to pushy parents: Back off

    Coaching experts to pushy parents: Back off
    Youth sports long have been seen as a ticket to a college scholarship, and as college costs go ever higher, parents may be putting more pressure on their children to snag some of that cash. "It's become a win-at-all-costs culture," said Jason Sacks,...
  • Psychologist revisits his iconic 'marshmallow test,' 4 decades later

     Psychologist revisits his iconic 'marshmallow test,' 4 decades later
    Between 1968 and 1974, more than 600 students at Bing Nursery School in Palo Alto, Calif., took part in the "marshmallow test," one of the most famous studies in psychology. The "test" was the brainchild of psychologist Walter Mischel, then of Stanford...
  • There's a better way to do immigration reform

    Immigration is the definitive wedge issue in American politics, but it doesn't have to be. When the Senate's Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act failed to pass the House this year, it was the third such failure of...
  • Search Firm Faulted For Overlooking 'Ph.D.' Claims In Carter's Past; Says It Will Make Good

     Search Firm Faulted For Overlooking 'Ph.D.' Claims In Carter's Past; Says It Will Make Good
    You're in front of a Google search screen. You type in "Terrence Carter" — in quotation marks — and then add Chicago, his hometown. Hit "Enter." On the first page of results there's a link for some speakers' biographies for a 2011...
  • More Issues For Carter: Parts Of Application Identical To Published Articles

     More Issues For Carter: Parts Of Application Identical To Published Articles
    Each day, the New London school board's special investigation into Terrence P. Carter's background has more ground to cover – as it emerged Tuesday that portions of his application essay for city school superintendent job were identical with the...