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Study: Abstinence-Only Lunch Programs Ineffective At Combating Teen Obesity (tx, Twanna)

June 28, 2010

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WASHINGTON—According to the findings of a recent Department of Health and Human Services study, school lunch programs that teach children to avoid all contact with food may not be an effective method of reducing teen obesity rates. Students at Culver Junior High are taught the dangers of eating even one tater tot. Despite the popularity […]

Findings – Discovering the Virtues of a Wandering Mind

June 28, 2010

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In the past, daydreaming was often considered a failure of mental discipline, or worse. Freud labeled it infantile and neurotic. Psychology textbooks warned it could lead to psychosis. Neuroscientists complained that the rogue bursts of activity on brain scans kept interfering with their studies of more important mental functions. But now that researchers have been […]

new york journal of books: In a Dark Wood by Marcel Möring, Translated by Shaun Whiteside

June 28, 2010

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(Harper Collins, February 16, 2010) Marcel Möring’s In a Dark Wood is a highly literary, imaginative, and experimental novel that explores large themes—including Jewish identity after the Holocaust and the search for meaning amid the emptiness and rewards of middle-class existence—in inventive ways. Möring is a fine prose stylist, and much of the book is […]