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Are Tenured Professors Really Worse Teachers? A Lit Review

The answer is complicated. But research shows that by replacing them with low-paid adjuncts, colleges could be hurting students.<p>Earlier this month, a team of researchers at Northwestern University, including its president, Morton Schapiro, released a paper titled, "Are Tenured Professors Better …

Mad Men

How to Make School Better for Boys

Start by acknowledging that boys are languishing while girls are succeeding.<p>I recently appeared on MSNBC’s <i>The Cycle</i> to discuss the new edition of my book <i>The War Against Boys</i>. The four hosts were having none of it. A <i>war</i> on <i>boys</i>? They countered with the wage gap and the prominence of men across the …

What's Tylenol Doing to Our Minds?

The same pathways that help with physical pain seem to moderate existential distress.<p>A scene from David Lynch's <i>Rabbits</i><p>The active drug in Tylenol, acetaminophen, is one of the best medications we have for helping people in pain. It's also one of the most commonly overdosed substances in the world, …

The Psychology of Unity After Tragedy

Why the Boston Marathon bombings brought the United States together<p>New York Yankees Joba Chamberlain, Hiroki Kuroda, Phil Hughes, CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte bow their heads during a moment of silence in honor of victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in New York on Tuesday. (AP/Kathy …

American Girls Aren't Radical Anymore

Since the company was bought by Mattel 15 years ago, the dolls and their stories have shied away from the controversial subjects that once made them distinctive.<p>InSapphoWeTrust/flickr<p>Pinafores, bonnets, and candlelabra crowns: For early American Girl doll owners, the historically accurate clothes, …

Don Draper's Dead End

If only Mad Men would spend more time with characters who are changing, not relapsing.<p>AMC<p>After last season ended with a woman hitting on Don Draper, and Don Draper giving her--and us--that "I'm up for it" look, I feared we'd get a season just like the one we now have. I know the shot was meant to …

The Most Stressful Places to Live

41 percent of U.S. adults "feel stressed a lot of the day." Stats in some states are much worse than others.<p>taberandrew/flickr<p>West Virginia: Wild, wonderful -- and worrisome. That's according to a new survey out today.<p>Really though, this is interesting and sad.<p>Gallup surveyed 353,564 people across …

Study: Doctors Are Bad at Empathizing With Overweight Patients

Audio recordings made in exam rooms indicate that doctors "operate at an emotional distance" from overweight and obese patients.<p>x-ray delta one/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Stemming the rising levels of obesity is complicated. We at least (are starting to) know enough not to shame individuals for their weight. …

Finding Humanity in My Tourette Syndrome

We still don't know what causes the bizarre affliction, or how many people have it. Characterized by uncontrollable behaviors and widespread misconception, as little as 20 years ago many didn't even know it existed.<p>stevesnodgrass/Flickr<p>My wife Susan and I attended the 1990 National Conference of …

Millennials vs. Earlier Generations: A Scorecard

A look at how today's young people stack up against their parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents.

Google Sees More Government Requests to Remove Content 'Than Ever Before'

Two countries -- Brazil and Russia -- stand out for their increased policing of content online.<p>In the latest edition of its Transparency Report, released this morning, Google revealed that the final six months of 2012 saw an increase in government requests to remove content -- often YouTube videos. …

The Coming Revolution in Public Education

Why the current wave of reforms, with its heavy emphasis on standardized tests, may actually be harming students<p>Defendants in Atlanta's school cheating scandal turn themselves in. (David Goldman/AP)<p>It's always hard to tell for sure exactly when a revolution starts. Is it when a few discontented …

Meet the New Middle Class: Who They Are, What They Want, and What They Fear

After years of economic turmoil, most families now believe the most valuable--and elusive--possession in American life is economic security.<p>Reuters<p>Americans still believe they can reach for the stars, but they are increasingly fearful they are standing on a trapdoor as they try.<p>That's the deeply …

Eerie Images Of Boston On Lockdown

Dove Hires a Forensic Sketch Artist to Draw Women as They See Themselves

(Video Link)<p>You're beautiful. Even if you don't see it, other people do.<p>Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we …

'Friends' Reunion Rumors Cause Internet Frenzy

Rumors of a "Friends" reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday.<p>Reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom and it seems like the rumors started with KHITS, a radio station based in Tulsa, OK, Examiner.<p>On Sunday, April 7, KHITS posted an image with the iconic orange …

'Family Guy' episode pulled due to Boston attack

In the wake of the Patriot’s Day bombing attack in Boston, Fox is pulling some content out of sensitivity to the tragedy.<p>First, the network removed …

Light drinking 'not harmful to baby' say scientists

<b>Light drinking during pregnancy does not harm child behavioural or mental development, reports the journal BJOG.</b><p>The abilities of 10,534 UK seven-year-olds, whose mothers had either abstained from alcohol or drank lightly while pregnant, were analysed.<p>Little difference was found between the two …

Pregnancy

Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From 'Happy Gilmore'

Um, happy tax day, guys. Let’s get to it.<p><b>EINTKILF Happy Gilmore</b><p><b>1. Pay your taxes.</b><br>The whole reason Happy gets involved in the golf tournament is to …

Why You Should Practice Regret-Free Travel

There are things we have to do in life, whether we want to or not. We have to pay taxes and go to work or school (or both). We have to go grocery …

An Insomniac's Review Of A Classic '90s TV Show

<i>Mad About You</i>, a full-on laugh track ’90s sitcom starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser, is currently a very weird obsession of mine. This can happen …

A Letter to the City of Boston From A Native

Hello, Gorgeous.<p>When I first heard of yesterday’s events, like you, I was angry and hurt. “Why would you do this to my home?” I found myself saying …

Boston

Foxes seem like they would be the perfect pet. They worked out for these people

Foxes seem like they would be the perfect pet. They worked out for these people.

Sandy Hook Families at Boston Marathon Traumatized Again

Several parents from Sandy Hook, Conn., ran in the Boston Marathon as guests of honor as a way for Boston to help those families heal from last …

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