Isabel Wharton

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Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Income Inequality

11 of the Most Terrifying Movie Trailers of All Time

Nothing can make the horrors of your life feel trivial quite like a good slice-and-dice horror movie. So to celebrate this Friday the 13th, we …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

This Is Maxine Waters, the Millennials' Political Rock Star

When I first meet Representative Maxine Waters, she is sipping tea. It's almost too perfect. She's sitting, quietly, behind a curtain on-stage at the D.C. restaurant and performance venue Busboys and Poets. She doesn't see me for a split second; her eyes are focused on some point in the middle …

'Smart People' Asks Hard Questions About Racism In America

<i>Smart People</i> is a thought provoking play that examines the difficulties of talking about race. Playwright Lydia R. Diamond discusses the genesis of the play.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Finally today, some hard questions about racism, questions most of us don't really want to ask. Is that …

The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia

According to Audrey Shafer, there is something profound in the moment a patient wakes up from surgery.<p>She would know — she's an anesthesiologist. She's responsible for people when they are at their most vulnerable: unconscious, unable to breathe on their own or even blink their eyes.<p>As a result, …

Medicine

World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies aged 117

Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person, has died at the age of 117, after a life that has spanned three centuries.<p>Mrs Morano was born in November 1899, when Britain was at war with the Boers in South Africa.<p>She was one of eight children – five sisters and three brothers – and was the world’s last …

The Runner’s High

Feb 1, 2017<p>I first got drunk at 12 years old.<p>The author, shown above in Moscow in 1984, was often inebriated as a teen.<p>Young perhaps, but it was Soviet Moscow, where my dad was stationed as an American journalist in the 1980s. I wasn’t very good at drinking, though I tried. When I was 15, I was …

Drug Addiction

$2,500 to buy insurance? This is why Americans don't trust Republicans on healthcare

<b>To the editor:</b> Dr. Joel Strom, a dentist, has proposed another misguided Republican effort to replace the<p>Affordable Care Act. (“The right way to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Opinion, June 13)<p>Republican alternatives tend to strip away benefits as they strip away cost controls and are thus …

Orlando medical examiner kept shooter in a separate morgue from victims: 'It's just what I felt was right'

Walking into the Pulse nightclub hours after a gunman opened fire Sunday, Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany was struck by the magnitude of the task before him.<p>Nine victims had already died at a hospital. At the club he found dozens more, surrounded by untouched drinks, unpaid bills and at …

Training creativity: To obtain a zany brain, don't strain it. Unchain it. - Scope

Training that boosts your creativity apparently works, in part, by helping you to lighten up.<p>Can creativity even <i>be</i> trained? To answer that question …

Five Reasons To Put The Kettle On And Have A Cup Of Tea

Growing up, tea drinking was reserved for my grandmother’s visits. Making it followed a strict and fascinating ritual. Take scalding hot water. Warm …

The Science of Trauma, Mindfulness, and PTSD

If we were able to prove that individuals suffering from PTSD are experiencing reversible neurological changes, would that help to alleviate any …

Too many kids quit science because they don’t think they’re smart

For most students, science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) subjects are not intuitive or easy. Learning in general—and STEM in particular—requires repeated trial and error, and a student’s lack of confidence can sometimes stand in her own way. And although teachers and parents may think …

Stanford University

6 Simple Ways To Be Happier

Looking for more joy? These studies have identified simple ways to brighten your day.<p>Tons of money is spent each year on research, but much of it never sees the light of day outside the academic community. Here is a list of 6 recent studies all focused on giving you a simple way to get happier. …

Psychology

Up to 13,000 working as slaves in UK

As many as 13,000 people in Britain are victims of slavery, about four times the number previously thought, analysis for the government has found.<p>The figure for 2013 marks the first time the government has made an official estimate of the scale of modern slavery in the UK, and includes women forced …

Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

When people hear that I'm an emergency physician, they often ask, "What's the craziest thing you've ever seen?"<p>TV shows frequently show ER doctors and nurses heroically saving people on the verge of death. Then there are news reports about people abusing the health care system by seeking emergency …

Palliative care can provide a better death – and even a longer life | Margaret McCartney

Despite death being our only shared destiny, there is an amazing amount of misinformation about what medicine can achieve at the end of life<p>Metastatic lung cancer is hard to treat. So if there were a treatment for people with the disease that had minimal side effects, could extend not just the …

Soak in These Amazing Geothermal Hot Spots

<i>Termas del Rincon, Chile (Photo: Turismo Chile)</i><p>For an invigorating escape, one that renews your body and soul, head to a gorgeous geothermal hot spot. These destinations, where the earth's crust breaks open with bubbling mud, gushing hot springs, and steamy vapors, are gorgeous places to exhale. …

Slow Living Is Healthy Living

Across time and throughout the world, human beings have swung a pendulum from one end of the spectrum to another in an attempt to find balance. It's part of our nature. In the modern age, for example, we were so excited about the industrial and technological revolutions that we often made the …

Are links between breastfeeding and health confounded? Quite possibly

There’s been a lot of discussion recently around breastfeeding. In particular, whether paying women to breastfeed could give babies a better start in life. A thought provoking Comment Is Free piece discussed the elephant in the room – social class – and questioned whether findings from …

Respiratory Health Starts Here

Inhale. Exhale. You take 15 to 20 breaths a minute—more than 20,000 breaths a day. With each one, oxygen travels through your bloodstream, fueling …

Cleveland Clinic

3 Ways to Make Your Buttons Push-Proof This Holiday

<i>By Terri Trespicio</i><p>We've all fantasized about the photo frame family -- the stock shot of the happy, healthy, generic family that comes with the frame, and whom you know would never go on and on about their quirky digestive tracts or ask, "So, you still with that guy?" During November and December, …

7 Things No One Ever Told You About Caffeine

For starters, you're probably consuming it a lot more often than you think.<p>Ready for a jolt? According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 80 percent of adults in the United States consume caffeine on a daily basis, and they take in an average of 200 milligrams (the equivalent of two …

3 Memory Tricks from Jeopardy Genius Julia Collins

The 20-time winner talks about how she's racked up and retained SO MUCH knowledge.<p>If you don't know the name Julia Collins, you're clearly not a <i>Jeopardy</i> fan. Julia just wrapped up a historic run on the show, winning more games and money than any other female contestant. She nabbed a total of 20 …

“We are starting to break down”: Why so many Americans feel traumatized

From crippling income inequality to limitless government spying, modern American life has never felt so grim<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>November 23, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the …

A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

What can you do with human waste? Besides flushing it?<p>That's a question that came to mind when we read about the United Kingdom's first-ever "Bio-bus." It's a tour bus that runs between the cities of Bristol and Bath. The tank is filled with biomethane gas generated from food waste and human …

What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

The invisible world of the bathroom isn't pretty — unless you're a microbe. After scanning the microbial zoo of four public restrooms recently, a team of researchers found a diverse swarm of characters that persisted for months despite regular cleaning of the facilities.<p>The goal of the study, …

6 Reasons Why Long Distance Train Travel Is Worth It

Taking a long-distance train is not the fastest mode of transportation, but it’s certainly much more relaxing than being crammed into flying metal tube with 150 of your closest friends. As long as you’re not in a hurry, it’s a great way to unplug, de-stress and maybe even meet some new friends. …

Anjelica Huston: ‘I wanted a perfect romance and a lovely husband’

Anjelica Huston arrives at the Carlyle hotel in Manhattan after lunching with Sofia Coppola. It’s the first time she has seen her old friend in over 15 years, and the reunion has put her in a nostalgic mood. Huston and Coppola have a lot in common, not all of it good. “In both cases our fathers …