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  • Schools add yoga to help students unwind

    Schools add yoga to help students unwind
    Outside the dance studio at Edgewater High School, tests and homework await. Inside, all is calm. Twenty teenagers sit with eyes closed and legs crossed on yoga mats. "Nice tall spines, girls and boys. Clear your mind. Focus on your breath," teacher...
  • John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'

    John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'
    Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The...
  • UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate

    UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate
    The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise. UCF President...
  • Is a spanking ever justified?

    Is a spanking ever justified?
    Retired NBA star Charles Barkley exposed a hazardous culture clash in the Texas grand jury indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse. If parents are going to be sent to jail for giving their children a "whipping," then...
  • Let confusion reign

    Let confusion reign
    Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, said unpacking more than 100 selected artworks to showcase at the museum's Avant-Garde Collection was like experiencing the joy of a favorite holiday. "It's exactly like Christmas," he...
  • Top 3 health tips: Little instant boosts

    Top 3 health tips: Little instant boosts
    There are a number of minor moves that offer major benefits for your mind and body. Prevention magazine, published by Rodale of Emmaus, offers these three instant health boosts: GIGGLE 1 A good laugh can be good for your heart. One recent study from...
  • Rick Perry Twitter account touts D.A. as 'most drunk Democrat in Texas'

    Rick Perry Twitter account touts D.A. as 'most drunk Democrat in Texas'
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry deleted a post from his Twitter account Sunday that highlighted the drunken driving arrest of Travis County Dist. Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg, who figures in the saga leading to the governor's recent indictment by a Travis County grand...
  • Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember

    Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember
    The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies out Monday demonstrates that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the...
  • There's new trouble in Nixonville

    There's new trouble in Nixonville
    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
  • DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

    DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today
    The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
  • CANNES: 'Skunk' Sniffs out Cinefondation Prize

    CANNES - The Cannes Festival's Cinefondation first prize was won by U.S. student film "Skunk." It was directed by Annie Silverstein of the University of Texas at Austin. Second prizes was won by "Oh Lucy!" by Atsuko Hirayanagi of the NYU Tisch School...