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A Guided Cyber Missile Launched at Iran?
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Concussion Liability Costs May Rise, and Not Just for N.F.L.
As the N.F.L. confronts a raft of lawsuits brought by thousands of former players who accuse the league of hiding information about the dangers of concussions, a less visible battle that may have a ...more
Study Bolsters Link Between Routine Hits and Brain Disease
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Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit.
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THE beating goes on. This past Saturday a Tulane University football player, Devon Walker, collided with a teammate while making a tackle. Walker, who is 21, broke his neck. Fans gasped. Doctors ...more
Big Government, Small Bellies: What Japan Can Teach Us About Fighting Fat
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The Real Meaning of $1 Trillion in Student Loans
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Advice From Life’s Graying Edge on Finishing With No Regrets
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Is Sugar Toxic?
On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has been viewed well over 800,000 times, gaining new ...more
Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely
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Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs
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The Default Major: Skating Through B-School
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Balancing Debt Against College Choice
WHEN the financial aid award letter arrived from Juniata College several weeks ago, Mino Caulton and his parents had many reasons to celebrate.
He had been accepted, an accomplishment in itself for ...more
Record Level of Stress Found in College Freshmen
The emotional health of college freshmen — who feel buffeted by the recession and stressed by the pressures of high school — has declined to the lowest level since an annual survey of incoming ...more
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"The value of my education is priceless, but the value of my education is also not $140,000 in debt."
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Anxious Students Strain College Mental Health Centers
ORLANDO, Fla. — One morning recently, a dozen college students stepped out of the bright sunshine into a dimly lit room at the counseling center here at the University of Central Florida. They ...more
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Anthem Health Insurer Says Cyberattack Stole Data of Millions
Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, said late Wednesday that the personal information of tens of millions of its ...more
College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef
Emily Hu is a veritable master chef of the dorm room.
No oven? No problem. The college student is skilled at navigating the cooking limitations of campus living — she can whip up cakes with just four ...more
How to Raise a University’s Profile: Pricing and Packaging
One day in 2013, I sat down in a Starbucks in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington with Hugh Moren, then a junior at the nearby George Washington University. I asked him how much money he was ...more
Sleep as a Competitive Advantage
At 6 p.m. last Friday, I boarded a plane for Bangalore, India. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, I arrived back in New York after two days of meetings and traveling 34 hours across nine time zones. As you can ...more
Sugar Season. It’s Everywhere, and Addictive.
YOUR co-worker brought in brownies, your daughter made cookies for a holiday party and candy is arriving from far-flung relatives. Sugar is everywhere. It is celebration, it is festivity, it is love.
We Should All Jump to the Erasable Internet
This month’s news provides yet another occasion for a friendly public-service reminder to anyone who uses a digital device to say anything to anyone, ever. Don’t do it. Don’t email, don’t text, don’t ...more
Where to Move If You Want a Job, More Money, or Lots of Single People
A new Census tool reveals which large cities are the nation's leaders in earnings, unemployment, and unmarried young people.
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Better Ways to Learn
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Steve Jobs was a Low Tech Parent - NYT
When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong.
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Could High Teen Joblessness Trigger an Arab Spring (or Summer) in America?
The number of jobs available to 16- to 19-year-olds has decreased to almost half of those available in the 1990s.
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Job prospects make college loans worthwhile, study says
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Do Not Track? Advertisers Say ‘Don’t Tread on Us’
THE campaign to defang the “Do Not Track” movement began late last month.
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Web Threat to Children's Privacy ...NYT
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How ‘Silent Spring’ Ignited the Environmental Movement
On June 4, 1963, less than a year after the controversial environmental classic “Silent Spring” was published, its author, Rachel Carson, testified before a Senate subcommittee on pesticides. She was ...more
Jog a Little and Live Longer
For people who exercise but fret that they really should be working out more, new studies may be soothing. The amount of exercise needed to improve health and longevity, this new science shows, is ...more
The Global Divide on Homosexuality
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When a Hazing Goes Wrong
IN the early-morning hours of that Friday in February 2011, at around 3 a.m., George Desdunes and another Cornell sophomore were sitting on a couch blindfolded, their wrists and ankles bound with zip ...more
As gas prices rise, should US oil industry stop exporting?
US gas prices are soaring and domestic demand is falling. The oil industry says it needs to export to stay in business and avoid layoffs. Others claim that keeps supply low and gas prices high.
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Paul Krugman on Austerity: Pain Without Gain
Last week the European Commission confirmed what everyone suspected: the economies it surveys are shrinking, not growing. It’s not an official recession yet, but the only real question is how deep ...more
Canadian government is 'muzzling its scientists'
The Canadian government has been accused of "muzzling" its scientists.
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