Meghan Schimka

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It's getting clearer — the diet-cancer connection points to sugar and carbs

In August of 2016, the New England Journal of Medicine published a striking report on cancer and body fat: Thirteen separate cancers can now be linked to being overweight or obese, among them a number of the most common and deadly cancers of all — colon, thyroid, ovarian, uterine, pancreatic and …

Mr. Macron’s Homefront Flub

President Emmanuel Macron of France, whose popularity has diminished since his striking international debut as head of state in May, suffered his first political setback last week, and it hit close to home. During his campaign, Mr. Macron said he would like to see a statute that gave the …

What Happens When War Is Outlawed

Did a largely forgotten peace pact transform the world we live in?<p>On August 27, 1928, in Paris, with due pomp and circumstance, representatives of fifteen nations signed an agreement outlawing war. The agreement was the unanticipated fruit of an attempt by the French Foreign Minister, Aristide …

What do most mass shooters have in common? Hint: It isn’t politics, video games or religion.

It is now just two weeks into September, and the month has already seen its share of mass shootings. At a Dallas Cowboys watch party in Plano, Tex., a woman’s estranged ex-husband murdered her and seven of her friends; and on Wednesday, in Rockford, Wash., a gunman opened fire at a high school, …

The Olympics used to feature art competitions. Let’s bring them back.

<i>Miles Osgood is a PhD student in English at Harvard University.</i><p>The International Olympic Committee has finally officially announced the sites for both the 2024 and the 2028 Summer Games, with Paris hosting seven years from now, followed by Los Angeles.<p>Both cities will get to boast of their legacies …

How community-based early childhood programs can impact child development

250 million children under the age of five in the developing world are failing to reach their full development potential. Faced with this challenge, …

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