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  • 'Middle Class' A Fast-Disappearing State Of Mind

    'Middle Class' A Fast-Disappearing State Of Mind
    Once again, political discussion has shifted to the travails of the American middle class. This will happen every once in a while, for two reasons. Since the distribution of income is roughly bell-shaped, the middle of the distribution is where you will...
  • Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says

    Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says
    Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, but not a trace of the herb....
  • Manot Cave skull suggests link between Neanderthals and modern humans

    Manot Cave skull suggests link between Neanderthals and modern humans
    It was sealed off from humanity for 30,000 years before sewer workers accidentally shattered its vaulted ceiling, allowing Israeli searchers to rappel into its dark interior. Sweeping the cave’s damp walls and mineral spires with flashlights,...
  • Bela Fleck, performing in Easton, combines banjo with classical music

    Bela Fleck, performing in Easton, combines banjo with classical music
    You might think that someone born with the name Bela Anton Leos Fleck would be destined to perform classical music, and you'd be right. Multi Grammy-winning banjo player Bela Fleck, born in New York City in 1956, was named after famed classical...
  • Tuition To Go Up 4 Percent At UConn Medical, Dental Schools

    Tuition To Go Up 4 Percent At UConn Medical, Dental Schools
    Tuition and fees will increase by four percent for each of the next two years at UConn's medical and dental schools. With no debate, the UConn Board of Trustees approved the hike Wednesday after a brief presentation by Dr. Bruce T. Liang, interim dean...
  • Noah Smith: Bad energy, good energy; choose side in moral fight

    Noah Smith: Bad energy, good energy; choose side in moral fight
    The fight to develop renewable energy is a battle of good against evil, and the future of humanity hangs in the balance. No, I'm not talking about climate change (though that is certainly important). I'm talking about the distribution of wealth and...
  • China's population will make it the No. 1 economy

    The case for a Chinese economic slowdown is pretty incontrovertible at this point. According to many pundits, the slower growth means that, like the Soviet Union and Japan before it, China doesn't threaten to supplant the U.S. as the world's biggest...
  • Former Parkland standout Lally named Muhlenberg wrestling coach

    Shaun Lally, a former Parkland High School standout and Division I wrestler, has been named Muhlenberg College's head wrestling coach. For the last two years, Lally was the head coach at Stony Brook University, where he created the school's first-ever...
  • Noah Smith: Credit gets you a flat-panel TV, not economic growth

    It's pretty obvious how credit drives my personal household consumption. If I borrow, I can get a nice big TV and a new car, but eventually I'll have to skimp to pay it back. In a way, the consumption-fueled borrowing binge is an illusion of wealth...
  • Chris Algieri thinks he can beat Manny Pacquiao

    Chris Algieri thinks he can beat Manny Pacquiao
    Chris Algieri wears stones around his wrist and neck that he believes increase the positive energy around him. "They're for tranquillity, power and self confidence," the New Yorker said Tuesday in Hollywood, where he filmed a promotional segment....
  • New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life

    New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life
    More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth. A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...