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  • CBS announces announcers and tip times for Sweet 16

     
    Here are the tip times and announcers for the NCAA Tournament regional semifinals. Not sure officially which games the New York market will get, but I'd bet on the UConn, Duke, Syracuse and North Carolina games. Thursday: 7:07 p.m. Glendale......
  • Canadians win skating title, Floridians win dancing title

     
    Congratulations to NEXXICE of Canada for winning the world synchronized skating championship in Zagreb and ending a long Scandinavian stranglehold on the title. And a laurel and hearty handshake to the Miami Heat on its fourth consecutive NBA Dance......
  • Idealized Online Work World Is No Place For Me

    Idealized Online Work World Is No Place For Me
    Countless scientific reports prove that our brains are strongly influenced by the tasks we give them, the environments we put them in and the feelings we let them experience. This brings me to my new email account. It's changing my brain in ways that...
  • Why Kickstarting A Wedding Is Doing It Wrong

    Why Kickstarting A Wedding Is Doing It Wrong
    Proms, graduation parties, weddings: Do these rites of passage still signal the way our culture celebrates life's significant moments? Or have the events associated with such occasions become an increasingly contorted way of assessing, judging and...
  • Real Grades Would Show We're Not All Above Average

    Real Grades Would Show We're Not All Above Average
    Creeping grade inflation is weakening the academic economy of our nation. It's also fueling widespread resistance to standardized testing at the heart of the educational reform movement known as the Common Core State Standards. I inflate my grades....
  • The $150,000 Purse And Other 'Wife Bonuses'

    The $150,000 Purse And Other 'Wife Bonuses'
    There's a new book giving primates a bad name. It's not doing women much good, either. "Primates of Park Avenue," recently excerpted by The New York Times, caused a ruckus. It's focused on a small group of uber-privileged, educated Manhattan women who...
  • Immersed In The Light We Cannot See

    Immersed In The Light We Cannot See
    Last week, I finished reading "All the Light We Cannot See," the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr. My book-group discussion reminded me how literacy in general and science literacy in particular, can help us appreciate the finer things in...
  • Glastonbury Pays For Going Against Nature

    Glastonbury Pays For Going Against Nature
    Since the mid-17th century, Connecticut residents have slowly imprisoned the river that gave the state its name. What once was a freely meandering stream is gradually being converted into a stone-lined, albeit gracefully curved and still beautiful,...
  • A Proactive, Impactful Look At Words I Despise

    A Proactive, Impactful Look At Words I Despise
    Although I love language, there are certain words that make me break out in hives. I have an allergic reaction when I see or hear them: I shiver as my temperature rises, I turn a mottled shade somewhere between mauve and crimson and my jaw clamps shut....
  • Time To Face Up To World's Worst Problem — Us

    Time To Face Up To World's Worst Problem — Us
    What does the world's longest pizza have to do with the Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and the environment? Each is linked to a dire problem facing the world today. The mile-long pizza was baked to break the Guinness Book of World Records...
  • Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish

    Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish
    The California drought is wreaking havoc with the state's economy and forcing its residents to adapt. Why should this matter in Connecticut? The superficial answers involve higher grocery bills and a westward diversion of federal dollars. The deeper...