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So This Is What Happens To Your Brain While You're Asleep

LiveScience | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living

Ah, to sleep, perchance … to shrink your neural connections? That’s the conclusion of new research that examined subtle changes in the brain durin...

Sky Above Clouds: A Triumph of Life In Death

Ben Arnon | Posted 03.29.2017 | Home
Ben Arnon

(used with permission) I recently had a conversation with an art therapist named Wendy Miller that intrigued me. She was discussing her brand new ...

Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.15.2017 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Judith S. Weis in white shirt, surrounded by fans, including this author, at Aquarium of the Pacific Lecture What if you could get an overview of al...

Cookbooks Are the Perfect Holiday House Gift

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.22.2016 | Taste
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The best cookbooks do more than just present recipes -- they offer a glimpse into a particular place or style of cooking that can change the way we view the food on our plates. While running your last minute holiday errands be sure to swing through a bookstore to load up on house gifts and stocking stuffers.

Finally -- A Comprehensive Resource Guide For The Trans Community

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a new and comprehensive resource guide specifically curated for the transgender community. Covering how areas such as he...

How I Stopped Being a Panicky Perfectionist: The Freedom of an Eco-mind

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

What's the cure for my perfectionist affliction? It's to rethink what it means to be a public intellectual. I am actually a public learner, a co-creator of iterative knowledge, not a deliverer of once-and-for-all facts.

Will Oxford Students Speak Out to Protect the Integrity of Their University?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Frances Moore Lappe

Ultimately, the question before Oxford University students right now is whether they will demand that their university's press hold to the same standards that are required of them.

What's the Difference Between Fox News and Oxford University Press?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

Democracy depends on honest, fair, accurate debate. Without it, we can't possibly meet today's challenges. And if academic presses don't hold the line -- when fair discourse in the wider culture is in collapse -- who will?

'Sexting' Added To Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

The words "retweet", "sexting", and "cyberbullying" have been added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary. In celebrating its centenary anniver...

Marcus Baram

Gaddafi Son's Book Plans Dropped Amid Plagiarism Charges | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- In addition to the decadent New Year's Eve parties, confabs with neoconservative pundits and dinner parties with Wall Street kingpins, the...

Palin Exonerized by New Oxford American Dictionary

Chris Michael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Michael

"Irregardless," the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release, "we have determinated that 'refudiated' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a generical sense of 'reject.'"

The 17 Most Innovative University Presses

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

Following our spotlight of independent literary presses, here is a special feature devoted to the most exciting university presses in the country. ...

Use a Word. Save a Word.

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Lichtenstein

Save the Words, a new web site from Oxford University Press, seeks to prevent the extinction of words that are endangered due to the their lack of use.

The Friendship Olympics: Which sex wins the gold?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

How do male and female friendships differ from one another?