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The Growing Power of Godly Progressives?

As the demographics of religion change in the United States, faith may have a different degree of influence than it once did.<p>Is religion the most important thing in your life? This is one of the questions people had to answer in a 2013 Public Religion Research Institute/Brookings survey as …

Out Of The Holler: Saintseneca's Driving Punk-Folk

With a twang and a yodel, Saintseneca's new album, <i>Dark Arc</i>, begins on a foreboding note. "You're drenched in blood, still warm with with wear," frontman Zac Little sings before leading the band into a driving rock chorus.<p>It's a good distillation of the band's origins: Little was reared on …

3 Bedtime Picture Books That Won't Put Parents To Sleep

At the end of a long day, there's a phrase that parents of small children can come to dread hearing: "Read me a story!"<p>Though bedtime reading can be fun, reading the same book over and over and over again can be excruciating for parents.<p>Margaret Willison, a librarian who specializes in young …

You’ll Get the Type of Church Members You Write For: 8 Suggestions for The Ensign

I started writing a comment on Russell’s recent blog post, in which he explains why he’s canceling his Ensign subscription. Once the comment got past …

8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again

<b>Update:</b> On Jan. 27, the American Library Association awarded the Caldecott Medal to Locomotive by Brian Floca. Three Caldecott Honor books were also named, including Journey by Aaron Becker and Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner.<p><b>Our original post:</b><p>On Monday, the 76th Randolph Caldecott Medal will go to …

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

Previewing 2014: Looking Ahead to Forthcoming Books in Mormon History

This should be a monumental book, not only for its fascinating topic but also its cutting-edge approach. David is a good friend of the blog, and this …

How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.<p>One afternoon in February 2011, seven researchers at the University of California, …

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated

When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated.<p>As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets.<p>Stein was advised to eat more garlic and leeks …

Missionary Memories and Regrets: Reflections after 10 Years

Don’t tell Stapley, but I cut my infant history teeth on Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.<p>Reading, reading, reading. I was one of those nerdy …

Wes Anderson Movie Reviews, in Detail

Matt Zoller Seitz is a film and TV critic. His new book, <i>The Wes Anderson Collection</i>, is billed as "a book-length conversation" between filmmaker …

Stanley Kubrick

Is Being Right the Point of Christianity?

October 7, 2013 by James F. McGrath<p>Yesterday in my Sunday school class, we continued a discussion that started last time, sparked by Hebrews 12, …

The Voices in My Brother's Head

9.24.13<p>Story by<p>Share:<p>After schizophrenia upended a young man’s life, the notes he left behind offer clues to the horrors that haunted his</i> …

This Doc's Prescription? Use This App, Twice Daily

Cardiologist Eric Topol, author of <i>The Creative Destruction of Medicine</i> and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, says smartphone apps and add-ons can now perform ultrasounds, electrocardiograms, and tests of blood pressure. He says the apps give him—and his patients—a better …

Do Your Gut Bacteria Influence Your Metabolism?

In a new study, researchers were able to make mice lean or obese by altering their gut bacteria. Jeffrey Gordon, an author of the study, discusses how the interaction between diet and the microbial community in our gut influences our health.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, HOST:<p>This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I am …

Eye Allergy

You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids' Movie Reinforce the Cult of Self-Esteem?

Encouraging kids is fine, but films like Planes and Turbo take their messages to an extreme. Parents should turn to 1969's A Boy Named Charlie Brown for a reality check.<p>Disney; Dreamworks; Cinema Center Films<p>For all the chatter about the formulaic sameness of Hollywood movies, no genre in recent …

How America's 'Culture of Hustling' Is Dark and Empty

Results-obsessed perspectives overlook meaning — and leave little room for creativity, pleasure, or accepting the importance of sadness.<p>One of America’s worst crimes, according to cultural historian and social critic Morris Berman, is the cultivation of a “culture of hustling.” Hustling—the …

Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

There's the mandolin — and then there's the mandolin when Chris Thile puts it to work. He started playing with the band Nickel Creek when he was just 8, and recorded his debut solo album at 12. In his early 20s, he pushed the mandolin to new places as a member of Punch Brothers.<p>Today, Thile is …

Oral application of bacterial lysate in infancy diminishes the prevalence of atopic dermatitis in children at risk for atopy.

2014 Jun 1;5(2):147-9. doi: 10.3920/BM2013.0007.<p>1Department of Paediatric Pneumology and Immunology, Charité Medical University, Augustenburger Platz …

Why some things go viral, and some don't

July 23, 2013 | 3:12 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/07/23/world/why-some-things-go-viral-and-some-dont/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Health Care

Unusual Tick-Borne Virus Lurks In Missouri's Woods

Last year, scientists got the chance to solve a medical mystery — well, at least half of it. This week the final puzzle pieces fell into place, as investigators tracked the newly identified virus to an eight-legged bug.<p>The mystery actually began with two Missouri farmers who came down with a …

Long time, No see

I am officially an adult, a dolt... Essentially I am now legally responsible for my own actions. I don't know how I feel about that. Well that …

Confessions of a Mormon Bishop

I pulled into my driveway at 12:30 this morning.I sat in the car in front of our dark house for a few minutes. Everyone inside was asleep. The whole …

The 15 Best ‘This American Life’ Episodes (So Far)

It was nearly 20 years ago that Ira Glass, a Chicago public radio host, launched a unique radio show with a magazine format, in which various stories …

Ideal Medical Practices

How do doctors get paid?<p>Imagine going to your favorite restaurant. You are greeted at the door by the hostess, who seats you and takes your drink …

Prescribing inhaled steroid during ED visit for asthma decreases admissions, saves $7k per 100 patients

This cost-effectiveness analysis compared 3 ED-based inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) delivery options:<p>- usual care (recommending outpatient follow-up)<br>- …

Teenage Diaries Revisited

Melissa<p><b>Hometown:</b> New Haven, Conn.• <b><br>Current City:</b> Orange, N.J.• <b><br>Occupation:</b> Customer service representative<p><b>THEN:</b> In 1996, after 12 years living in the foster care system, Melissa Rodriguez recorded a diary about getting pregnant and becoming a mother. She was trying to straddle life as a teenager with …

Customer Service

One hospital charges $8,000 — another, $38,000

Consumers on Wednesday will finally get some answers about one of modern life’s most persistent mysteries: how much medical care actually costs.<p>For the first time, the federal government will release the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures. Until now, these …