Deirdre Meehan

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Protecting Young Women from Anxiety - TM Women

Last year I spent some time helping a high school girl (let’s call her Katya) with her writing. Katya is an excellent writer, college-bound, but at …

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Diana Nyad Record: How Does the Body Endure Long Swims?

An exercise scientist explains what the 64-year-old athlete went through.<p><b>Diana Nyad's 110-mile (177-kilometer) swim from Cuba to Florida has made waves, both for breaking a record and for the tenacity of the 64-year-old athlete, who succeeded on her fifth attempt over three decades.</b><p>Nyad, a …

The Countess von Cosel and Her Son as Venus and Cupid

The Countess von Cosel and Her Son as Venus and Cupid<p>Date: circa 1712-1715<p>Artist: François de Troy<p>North Carolina Museum of Art

The Equal Rights Amendment and the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

Every day this week events are being held to commemorate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington, which took place on August 28th. Next week, as part of these events, a diverse coalition of women's rights groups is participating in the National Action Network's "Jobs, Justice and …

Van Gogh expert sheds new light on lost sunflower paintings

One day in Arles in August 1888, Van Gogh was planning to paint from life. But the models he had hired failed to show up, and a harsh, hot mistral was blowing, making conditions for painting outdoors unbearable.<p>So he improvised: he took bunches of Provençal sunflowers, then at their golden-blooming …

American Indian Groups Call for UN Human Rights Committee Inquiry

SEATTLE – Tuesday, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Native American Rights Fund (NARF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), …

The Classical Origins of Great TV

<b>As the final half-season</b> of <i>Breaking Bad</i> edges toward its conclusion, hero-turned-villain Walter White, a mild-mannered chemistry teacher who began cooking crystal meth and has now become the kingpin of his own drug cartel, may be forced to dispose of his pupil and filial sidekick, Jesse (and …

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