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  • The real threat to Ukraine's Jewish community

    (JTA) — After years of fighting against anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union and later in an independent Ukraine, the Ukrainian Jewish community is now confronting a new threat. This threat comes from an unprecedented effort by the Russian government...
  • Online dating: New technology transforms age-old, sometimes frustrating search for dates or mates

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. After breaking up with her boyfriend of seven years, Ashley Giles of Fargo, N.D., was not anxious to start dating again. Her best friend urged her to "get back out there, stop moping around," and filled out an online dating site...
  • Leslie Jamison connects with 'The Empathy Exams'

    The Royal Society for the Arts recently released a brilliant little animation based on a lecture by Dr. Brené Brown in which she differentiates between empathy and sympathy. In this animation, a sad fox is at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. An empathetic...
  • An Ernie Banks season [Commentary]

    The dawn of the baseball season is an existential moment. For big market teams with owners willing to pay for marquee players, and general managers who build playoff-bound teams, it is a time of great anticipation. It's also a time of hope, albeit dim,...
  • Ted Cohen, 1939-2014

     Ted Cohen, 1939-2014
    During his career as a philosophy professor at the University of Chicago, Ted Cohen took an expansive view of his field, which he felt covered relationships as well as how and why everything from art to fiction to even jokes appealed to people. Mr....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Quinnipiac's Schweitzer Institute Art Exhibit Will Showcase "Beauty & Wonder Of Nature"

    Quinnipiac University's Albert Schweitzer Institute and Sustainability Committee will co-sponsor the art exhibit, "Beauty & Wonder of Nature," on weekdays from April 1 through Aug. 29 in the Rhena Schweitzer Conference Room, 660 New Road. "We at the...
  • Declara CEO Ramona Pierson made tragedy a learning experience

    Declara CEO Ramona Pierson made tragedy a learning experience
    The gig: Ramona Pierson, 51, is chief executive of Declara, a start-up based in Palo Alto that has developed a way for companies to use sophisticated techniques and advanced Internet search to create workplace tools. In two years, it has grown to 57...
  • Losing weight: Tempting foods promise a reward they can't deliver

    Losing weight: Tempting foods promise a reward they can't deliver
    Picture potato chips or chocolate — or any food you feel you can't resist. Chances are, your brain associates this food with a promise of happiness, says Kelly McGonigal, psychology instructor at Stanford University. But foods we have little control...
  • White Sox enter 2014 with tempered optimism

    After a White Sox season that turned out to be as tough a pill to swallow as any in recent memory, the 2014 dose of revamped baseball on the South Side comes with a disclaimer. Promising new players will inspire the hope that was lost last season!...
  • Mets season preview: Optimism abounds

    The New York Mets may be reloaded with talent after shedding several expiring contracts over the winter, but are they better? That is the question the team is asking itself heading into the season. The free-agent acquisition of outfielder Curtis...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Middle Eastern Scholar To Discuss U.S. - Iran Relations At Quinnipiac University March 31

    Mahmood Monshipouri, professor of international relations at San Francisco State University, will present the lecture, "U.S.- Iran Relations: Ideology, Interest, and the Changing Political Landscape in the Middle East," from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday,...