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Food for Sale Everywhere Fuels Obesity Epidemic

A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research blames 40 percent of the rise in obesity on the ubiquity of supercenters, warehouse clubs and restaurants. Gretchen Cuda Kroen reports   ...

May 12, 2015 — Gretchen Cuda Kroen

An Appreciation of Oliver Sacks, Anti-Theorist of the Mind

So many people are singing the praises of neurologist and author Oliver Sacks that I hesitate to chime in. In February, Sacks revealed in The New York Times that he has terminal cancer, and reviewers are now raving about his new autobiography, On the Move, and entire oeuvre...

May 10, 2015 — John Horgan

Shades of Sensitivity

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death...

May 4, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Infants Already Glued to Multiple Screens

A new survey suggests that most kids by age two are using tablets and smartphones, sometimes while watching TV. Christopher Intagliata reports

April 29, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata
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