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  • Talk about the 'sleeper' issue of our time!

    This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...
  • More books celebrate Dickens' 200th anniversary

     
    For serious fans of Charles Dickens, the Nonesuch Dickens collection is an absolute must....
  • Armando Iannucci talks political satire and new HBO series 'Veep'

     
    In the middle of a publicity blitz for “Veep,” the new HBO comedy series premiering Sunday that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a frustrated vice president, Armando Iannucci is holed up at the Trump International Hotel on Columbus Circle in...
  • Suu Kyi falls ill on first day of European tour [Video]

     
    On the first day of a whirlwind trip through Europe, famed Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill, throwing up in the middle of a news conference in Switzerland....
  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on historic European visit

     
    Myanmar Democracy Europe: Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on a historic European visit....
  • Do athiests have deathbed conversions?

     
    A story on PSmag.com examines how atheists’ non-religious views tend to waver when death draws near: Are there atheists in foxholes? That timeless question (the literal answer to which is yes) is a shorthand way of asking whether, when confronted by...
  • Summer heat or apocalypse? Three books offer answers.

     
    Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I???ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To......
  • Chile peppers can help with neuropathic pain--maybe, a little

     
    If you suffer from neuropathic pain, there's new evidence that capsaicin--the stuff in chile peppers that gives them their zing--might help you. A new review found that capsaicin helps 4 in 10 people who suffer from such pain, which is......
  • IRAN: Scholarship honoring slain protester Neda Agha-Soltan irks Iranian officials

     
    Iranian officials are up in arms over a decision by The Queen's College at the University of Oxford in Britain to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Neda Agha-Soltan, the 27-year-old Iranian woman whose videotaped June 20 death at......
  • Brits say swine flu is mild, corroborating other reports

     
    British health officials have confirmed earlier reports that the pandemic H1N1 influenza is milder than experts had originally feared. In a report published online in the BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal, England's chief medical officer and his...
  • 'Love Story' author Erich Segal dies at 72

     
    Years before NBC's "ER" and ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" came along, Erich Segal, who died Sunday at 72 of a heart attack, was writing all about doctors and where compassion fits -- or doesn't -- into their medical school training in......