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  • Among European voters, 28 varieties of unhappy

    On the day the Bastille was stormed in 1789, King Louis XVI wrote in his diary, "Rien." Few European leaders will have typed "nothing" into their iPads after the European Parliament elections over the weekend, but there is a real danger that, in...
  • Honorary Degrees Are A Dubious Bit Of Pomp

    Another college commencement season has come and gone. In retrospect, these are really odd affairs. The academic regalia is medieval. The solemn processions and homilies are liturgical. The speeches are futuristic, each being a verbal launching pad for...
  • Worldwide, 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese, study says

    The world isn’t getting smaller, it’s getting fatter, according to a comprehensive report published Thursday in The Lancet. Whether you’re looking at men or women, children or adults, citizens of rich countries or poor ones, people...
  • A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history

     A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history
    Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it. The...
  • Schmoke to be commencement speaker at Anne Arundel Community College

    Schmoke to be commencement speaker at Anne Arundel Community College
    Kurt L. Schmoke, the former mayor of Baltimore who will take over the presidency of University of Baltimore in July, will address graduates and their families at Anne Arundel Community College’s 52nd Commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Schmoke...
  • PASSINGS: Jack Brabham, Radu Florescu

    Jack Brabham, 88, the three-time Formula One champion who famously pushed his car to the finish line to claim his first season title, died Monday at his home on Australia's Gold Coast. His family announced his death but did not state the cause. The...
  • Language isn't determinist

    George Orwell appears to have gotten half the future right in 1984.  The world of Big Brother aptly foretells the surveillance state that is watching all of us today. But Orwell's fears about Newspeak, that a totalitarian society could limit human...
  • Vodka and Russian men: a tempestuous (and tragic) love affair

    "Vodka is our enemy, so we'll utterly consume it!" goes the old Russian proverb. That love-hate relationship is thought to have helped send 37% of Russian men in 2005 to the grave before they had toasted their 55th birthday. And a new study finds that,...
  • Medications may reduce violent crime risk in those with mental illness

    Medications may reduce violent crime risk in those with mental illness
    For people with severe psychiatric illness, taking an antipsychotic medication appears to drive down the risk of engaging in criminal violence, a large study has found. And for patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a mood-stabilizing medication has...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
  • Music device doesn't drop diabetics' blood pressure

    Music device doesn't drop diabetics' blood pressure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A device that plays a melody in an attempt to slow people's breathing didn't lower the blood pressure of people with diabetes, according to a new study. "Given the results and the studies available, you can conclude that there...