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Renee Fisher | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending so much time wallowing in the TWO HUGE SCARY news items that are consuming the entire planet right now, that she has had little time to direct her attention to the normal drivel that readers have come to depend on from her.

Rosenstiel School: The Leader in Atmospheric and Ocean Research

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Chris Komisarjevsky

On October 2, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami further solidified its academic and research leadersh...

What I Learned As a Start-Up Business Owner

Scott MacFarland | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

It wasn't that long ago when I started my business and was so looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. Little did I know that every day would be a challenge and new ones popped-up all the time that I didn't expect.

Touring New York Arts and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and...

What Every Woman Really Wants Out Of A Relationship

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I have my own theory as to why many women are attracted to bad/elusive/unapproachable men. It's simple. The ultimate coup isn't getting a nice, sweet guy to like you. He likes everyone, right The brass ring is getting someone to like you who is not available or approachable.

Assessing the Pervasiveness of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Importance of Data

Kevin Eagan | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Kevin Eagan

The increased media attention and new regulations raining down on institutions from local, state and federal policymakers necessitate that colleges and universities better realize the prevalence of the issue on their campuses.

We Need the Humanities As Much As Science to Solve the World's Problems

Paul_Smith | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Paul_Smith

Scientists and artists -- there are no two cultures. There's one human culture with myriad manifestations. Let's get it together, approach the world as one and see that world in a grain of sand once more.

October is Family History Month!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Minnesota Historical Society

October is Family History month! In honor of that, we thought we'd take a look at a sample of family photos over time. This is an early carte-de-vi...

Rules of Engagement

David Kleeman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

This past week, three colleagues and I prepared an article pitch, on historical and other reasons why research scientists and industry content creator...

Social Media Research Ethics Clarity Needed

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Facebook now says it will apply greater internal review to research projects, but it misses the ethical point by rejecting external review. With more than one billion users worldwide, the stakes are high for social media users.

State Tests Help to Make What Works in Education an Open Book

Todd Grindal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
Todd Grindal

The introduction of the Common Core standards and the subsequent redesign of many state tests have created an opportunity to rethink the purpose of large-scale assessments.

New National Study: Five Things You Should Know About Aging and LGBT People

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

Much has been written about the growing number of older people in this country, as well as the incremental shift in favorable policies and attitudes toward certain segments of the LGBT population. However, less public attention has been placed on how LGBT people experience aging, beginning in midlife all the way through later life.

Why Physical Attraction Is All in Your Nose

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.04.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

A new study in the American Journal of Political Science reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting that one of the reasons why so many spouses share similar political views is because they were initially and subconsciously attracted to each other's body odor.

Unethical Clinical Trials Still Being Conducted in Developing Countries

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Michael Carome, M.D.

A rotavirus vaccine study in which infants received a placebo would never have been permitted in the U.S., and it should not have been permitted in India. The continued conduct of such trials reflects a persistent, troubling disregard for international ethical principles for human subjects research, particularly research involving disadvantaged subjects in the developing world.

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

David Kleeman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

Worldwide, across about 5,800 speaking or named characters, roughly 69 percent were male and 31 percent female. Fewer than a quarter of the films had a female lead

Seeking The Sweet Spot, From Mouth To Microbiome

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A study out last week in the top-tier journal Nature told us that non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) may contribute to glucose intolerance by mucking up our microbiomes. That's a serious indictment, since these products are intended to help defend against glucose intolerance, and other ills related to diabetes risk and weight gain.

Thicker Middles, Skulls to Match

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may all acknowledge, with the great pride warranted, that fighting childhood obesity and simultaneously marketing multicolored marshmallows and toaster pastries to our children as part of their complete breakfast is an impressive feat of cultural legerdemain.

In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

Jarod Cerf | Posted 11.19.2014 | Home
Jarod Cerf

Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews? I'll give you a hint: They're all characters, too.

How Startups Can Apply Design to Create Superior Customer Experiences

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Paul Hagen For a startup to succeed it must do more than simply develop a clever product or evolve features that mimic an incumbents' v...

Car Seat, Booster Seat or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit

Kate Carr | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Children need to be at least 4'9" and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds to make the move from a booster seat to riding with just a seat belt. Many kids are between 8 and 12 years old before that happens.

Despite Headlines, Ebola Doesn't Yet Register Strongly in the Scientific Literature

Christopher King | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science
Christopher King

The crisis of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, at this writing, continues to deepen, with the World Health Organization now reporting more than 3,600 cases, and deaths exceeding 1,800. And yet, despite the headlines and the notes of alarm, Ebola as a research topic remains a comparatively limited presence in the scientific literature.

The Surprising History and Future of Boob Job Fever

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Nikki Gloudeman

As a feminist, I've always felt deeply conflicted about the whole boob job thing. On one hand, it's both sad and ridiculous that women feel compelled to pay thousands and undergo surgery to attain an ostensibly "more desirable" body.

Boomers Reveal How They Really Feel About Sex

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.16.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

An apology to loyal readers of this blog and to those who arrived here because they will read anything with the word 'sex' or 'lubrication' in it. The following is not a boomer version of the Kama Sutra. Reading this will not allow you to cavort between the sheets as though it were 1976 and you were made of rubber.

The Problem With the '75 Percent of Lesbians Are Fat' Statistic

Jodi Savitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jodi Savitz

As long as this statistic is being touted as a scientifically proven fact, we have a problem. It is daily espousing a condescending correlation between lesbian identity and unhealthy weight. This notion is and will continue to affect the physical and emotional well-being of many a queer girl, both young and old.