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The Arts

German Kindergarten Campouts Test Helicopter Parents

German children as young as 3 are sent to forest; naps in a barn<p>BERLIN—Tilda Geyer got away from her parents on a trip to a lake last summer. She and 10 friends slept in tents, rode horses, picked berries and flew on a rope swing over the water. At night, they sang around a campfire.<p>Tilda was just …


New Help for Back Pain

Functional restoration uses exercise and psychological therapy to get patients over fear and back to normal life<p>Back pain is a top cause of chronic pain in the U.S.<p>Now, for patients who have been unsuccessful with typical treatments such as surgery and narcotic pain pills, some doctors are trying …

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The Arts

The Potential Cardiac Dangers of Extreme Exercise

A new study intensifies debate: Can people exercise too much?<p>A new study finds that exercise that is extreme in either volume or intensity may be associated with high levels of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries.<p>The study, presented in August at a meeting of the European Society of …

The Arts
Life Sciences

President Obama & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation in Iowa

<i>The following conversation between President Obama and Marilynne Robinson was conducted in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 14. An audio recording of</i> …

Art History
Interior Design

Smart Little Suckers: Next-Gen Robot Vacuums

Robot vacuums are no longer high-tech klutzes that bump their way around your room. New models from iRobot, Neato and Samsung adroitly keep things spick-and-span<p>By<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@nateog<p>nateog<p>Google+<p><b>ROBOT VACUUMS</b> have been roaming living …