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  • A Vacation Is Just The Restorative Most People Need

    We Americans work hard. Weekends are more like workends. We sleep with our smartphones. And we think vacations are for wimps. So we don't take them. Or take work along with us if we do. But what if taking vacation not only made you healthier and...
  • We're Teaching To The Test — Not Students' Futures

    We're Teaching To The Test — Not Students' Futures
    I'm worried that we're no longer teaching students how to think critically or to write well. Everything I'm hearing from teachers, students and parents suggests that, with the standardized testing epidemic sweeping through our nation's public schools,...
  • Longtime columnist Fein dies

    Leonard "Leibel" Fein, a syndicated columnist, intellectual and activist whose work appeared in the Jewish Journal for more than two decades, died August 14 in New York. He was 80. Fein, a writer and teacher, left an enduring legacy beyond his columns...
  • 'Video Games' just plays at seriously examining the industry

    'Video Games' just plays at seriously examining the industry
    That video games — a technology-driven mix of art, commerce and competition — are here to stay is undisputed. It's now the biggest entertainment industry and an influential culture. So why does Jeremy Snead's "Video Games: The Movie," an...
  • Deeper, please: We want and expect more from video game documentaries

    Deeper, please: We want and expect more from video game documentaries
    There seems to be a point in every video game documentary in which someone bellyaches about video games not being taken seriously, that they're seen as the sort of thing kids play in a basement. We do need to get over that image. Video games are a $93-...
  • Mark Fazlollah: On the US-Mexico border, a meeting place for two nations divided

    TIJUANA, Mexico In the mid-1980s, the border between Tijuana and Southern California was a showcase of America's failed immigration enforcement. On a busy night, thousands of people slipped into the United States illegally. It was so easy to cross that...
  • New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
  • Column: Can central bankers succeed in getting global economy back on track?

    (Reuters) - Why is the world economy still so weak and can anything more be done to accelerate growth? Six years after the near-collapse of the global financial system and more than five years into one of the strongest bull markets in history, the...
  • Homelessness is not a crime [Letter]

    Homelessness is not a crime [Letter]
    Regarding your recent report on vacant housing in Baltimore, yes, vacant houses are a problem, but don't confuse them with the problem of homelessness ("Baltimore vacants are linked to crime, as are other indicators," Aug. 7). Broken windows, boarded up...
  • Robin Williams: Seven of his most memorable movie roles

    Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide, was a prolific and dynamic screen presence who left his mark on a diverse assortment of films. His performances were often marked by dynamic...
  • North Central, Benedictine ranked on Forbes list

    North Central College and Benedictine University both made Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges again this year. North Central College, a private liberal arts school in Naperville, ranked 490 overall, 333 among private colleges and 117 in the...