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Helena Almeida

Unequal Until the End

For the affluent, old age has its challenges. For the impoverished, it's only harder.<p>“No one understands old but old people.”<p>James made this proclamation over an ancient pool table in an impoverished neighborhood of the greater San Francisco Bay. The other men gathered at the senior center nodded …

The Dilemmas of Maker Culture

Thinking through the consequences of the proliferation of powerful tools and technologies<p>What are some of the fast-changing elements of the "maker movement" currently reshaping part of the American economy? In an item here a few days ago, I went through some of major developments in recent years …

X-ray of Rembrandt painting reveals more than the eye can see

There's more than meets the eye in artist Rembrandt van Rijn's famous 17th-century painting, "Susanna and the Elders," according to a new study.<p>To …

Neutrons

I don’t hate millennials anymore!

<b>(AP/Reuters)</b><p>So they don’t know John Hughes or the Cure or have a generational identity. This Gen Xer now sympathizes with Gen Y<p>Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta<p>May 25, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Generation X Professors Speak”<p>Like many of my colleagues in the American academy, each fall I consult the …

How Dan Savage lost it

<b>Dan Savage (AP/Matt Sayles)</b><p>“When I was 15, I lost my virginity to my older brother’s ex-girlfriend. The point was to prove it to my family”<p>Mark Oppenheimer<p>May 25, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Famous for his Savage Love column, Dan Savage has a new book of essays, “American Savage,” published this week. In this …

Diet soda rots your teeth “like meth and cocaine”

A new study claims a soda habit can damage your chompers as badly as a drug habit<p>Valerie Tejeda<p>May 25, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fix.<p>Turn that smile upside down, Diet Coke addicts! A new study claims that a diet soda habit can rot your teeth just as badly as using …

CNN's Wolf Blitzer to atheist tornado survivor: 'You gotta thank the Lord'

Wolf Blitzer