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  • Coaching experts to pushy parents: Back off

    Coaching experts to pushy parents: Back off
    Youth sports long have been seen as a ticket to a college scholarship, and as college costs go ever higher, parents may be putting more pressure on their children to snag some of that cash. "It's become a win-at-all-costs culture," said Jason Sacks,...
  • 'Heads Up' gives great intro to Psychology

    Humans are an enigma, and psychologists are constantly trying to fully comprehend our brains and behavior. "Heads Up Psychology," written by Marcus Weeks with the aid of consultant Dr. John Mildinhall, is one of four new books from DK's new teen...
  • Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories

    Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories
    Gerald A. Larue — an ordained minister who became an agnostic, archeologist, religious scholar and debunker of claims such as Lazarus rising from the dead and the discovery of Noah's ark — has died. He was 98. The longtime USC professor of...
  • Three bright performances on Broadway: Nathan Lane, Michael Cera and Alex Sharp

    In an age of vacuous celebrity, in which body parts can go viral and a good plastic surgeon can get you a bigger pay day than talent, it is heartening to report that Broadway's leading men still come in all shapes and sizes. Here, a character actor...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
    Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and assistant dean for special projects at Moravian College, was awarded a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association's Division 2, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. The award is...
  • Controller's race adds drama to Board of Equalization makeup

    Controller's race adds drama to Board of Equalization makeup
    Despite overseeing more than $44 billion in yearly tax collections, California's Board of Equalization and the candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot for the wonky panel remain little known to most voters. That obscurity tends to drain political drama from the...
  • U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems

    U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems
    The veteran rebel stood atop a pile of rocks, gazing across a barbed-wire fence at his homeland, Syria, where a black flag fluttered in the distance. "That's my house, the one with the blue door," said Mohammed, with a gray beard and a beige tunic,...
  • Dr. Thomas J. Kenny, UM pediatric psychologist

    Dr. Thomas J. Kenny, UM pediatric psychologist
    Dr. Thomas J. Kenny, a retired University of Maryland School of Medicine pediatric psychologist who was an expert in children's behavioral problems, died of pneumonia Oct. 19 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Ruxton resident was 82. "Tom...
  • L.A. tech economy is underrated, venture capitalist Peter Thiel says

     L.A. tech economy is underrated, venture capitalist Peter Thiel says
    The Los Angeles start-up economy seems destined to live in the shadow of Silicon Valley, but PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel offered some fresh optimism to Los Angeles entrepreneurs and investors. The region's technology industry is...
  • Steven F. Hayward: Why Ronald Reagan's 'A Time for Choosing' speech endures after all this time

    Steven F. Hayward: Why Ronald Reagan's 'A Time for Choosing' speech endures after all this time
    There are perhaps four speeches in American history that so electrified the public that they propelled their orators to the front rank of presidential politics overnight: Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address of 1860, William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of...
  • Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time

    Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time
    When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....