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Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

For some, Halloween means dressing up as a witch, zombie or vampire. For others, especially this year, Halloween means dressing up to contain Ebola.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 5:05 p.m. | Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it? Comments 0 Comments
It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It’s been 12 years since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind with a beaming Ted Kennedy by his side. According to the terms of the law itself, every public school was now supposed to be adequate.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 5:01 p.m. | It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet? Comments 0 Comments
Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:58 p.m. | Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone Comments 0 Comments
Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:55 p.m. | Facebook is about to pay you to have a family Comments 0 Comments
Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

“Think pink” is America’s mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:49 p.m. | Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans Comments 0 Comments
$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world’s wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year’s Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:34 p.m. | $3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest Comments 0 Comments
Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us

Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys ‘R’ Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:26 p.m. | Updated: oct. 21, 2014 4:30 p.m. | Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us Comments 0 Comments
Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement

Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement

A new debate over same-sex marriage in Idaho may come down to a single point: whether ordained Christian pastors can only be protected when they perform marriage ceremonies in a church.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:26 p.m. | Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement Comments 0 Comments
'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

ILLUSIONS OF FATE,“ by Kiersten White, HarperTeen, $17.99, 275 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:25 p.m. | 'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic Comments 0 Comments
Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:28 p.m. | Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises Comments 0 Comments
Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other “treats” would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you’d need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:25 p.m. | Have a soda — and a 50-minute run Comments 0 Comments
Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus?

Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus?

Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:22 p.m. | Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? Comments 0 Comments
Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America’s coal industry.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:15 p.m. | Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms Comments 0 Comments
Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

 

Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child’s perception of favoritism matters more than whether it’s actually true.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:11 p.m. | Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol Comments 0 Comments
Films with women leads are scarce

Films with women leads are scarce

This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like “Lucy,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Maleficent,” each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:02 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 3:03 p.m. | Films with women leads are scarce Comments 0 Comments
Wage gender gap might be hurting women's retirement plan

Wage gender gap might be hurting women's retirement plan

Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:02 p.m. | Wage gender gap might be hurting women's retirement plan Comments 0 Comments
Are small high schools showing performance boost?

Are small high schools showing performance boost?

New York City’s small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 2:56 p.m. | Are small high schools showing performance boost? Comments 0 Comments
Eight tips for a smooth family morning routine

Eight tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I’m behind before I’ve even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family’s routine will leave you smiling.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 2:45 p.m. | Eight tips for a smooth family morning routine Comments 0 Comments
Poorest in many Third World countries send kids to private school

Poorest in many Third World countries send kids to private school

When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a “headmaster.” But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 2:44 p.m. | Poorest in many Third World countries send kids to private school Comments 0 Comments
Ebola, math and next steps

Ebola, math and next steps

Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 2:39 p.m. | Ebola, math and next steps Comments 0 Comments
What reality TV doesn’t tell you about home remodeling

What reality TV doesn’t tell you about home remodeling

Everyone knows reality TV isn’t actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 2:33 p.m. | What reality TV doesn’t tell you about home remodeling Comments 0 Comments
3 Stooges with ‘lost’ short leads vintage DVDs

3 Stooges with ‘lost’ short leads vintage DVDs

A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 2:29 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 2:29 p.m. | 3 Stooges with ‘lost’ short leads vintage DVDs Comments 0 Comments
‘Honorable Woman’ leads TV on DVD

‘Honorable Woman’ leads TV on DVD

The highly touted BBC miniseries “The Honorable Woman” makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 2:25 p.m. | ‘Honorable Woman’ leads TV on DVD Comments 0 Comments
What people are saying about the right to die

What people are saying about the right to die

Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor earlier this year. She was told she’d have six months to live. This coming Nov. 1, Maynard will end her life through assisted suicide, according to Deseret News National.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:09 p.m. | What people are saying about the right to die Comments 0 Comments
Five ways grandparents can help with kids

Five ways grandparents can help with kids

You can’t walk around a craft store without seeing one of those plaques, framed pictures or cross-stitched designs -- those sayings that sit on mantles, hang above fireplaces and are stuck to car bumpers:

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:06 p.m. | Five ways grandparents can help with kids Comments 0 Comments


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