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Welcome To New Orleans: America's Urban Education Laboratory

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Welcome to NOLA, where you'll find plenty of "that je ne sais quoi, that elan, that bon temps" but absolutely pas d'excuses. In other words, it's time for us to button up our lab coats and get busy. We've got an achievement gap to crush.

Ryan Grim

Chomsky: Syria Strike Would Be 'War Crime' With Or Without Congressional Sign-Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the a...

Radical Behaviorist Remembered On Birth Anniversary

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

This week marks the birthday of B.F. Skinner. The celebrated and sometimes controversial American behavioral scientist, who was born in Susquehanna, P...

An End to Worry

Michael Neill | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

How can we stop worrying when part of us seems convinced that if we only do enough of it we'll stay healthy, safe, and successful for the rest of our lives? By recognizing that worry is a poor substitute for knowledge, intuition and inspiration.

Pressing The Bar

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Responding to an email, text message or new Facebook post in response to vibration or sound is remarkably similar to the behavior of B.F. Skinner's fixated rodents that unnerved me so long ago.

How Humans and Dogs Can Learn -- and Suffer -- From the Use of Negative Reinforcement

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 04.05.2013 | New York
Anna Jane Grossman

I've written a good deal on about some of the problems involved with using shock collars in animal training, mostly to stop behaviors. But an even worse application of this form of training is sing the shock to elicit desired behaviors.

Behind The Lost TV Actor And His 16-Year-Old Bride, A Bunch Of Dogs

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Anna Jane Grossman

She's a good Christian teen who just happens to look like she could be Lindsay Lohan's mother. He's a smarmy actor I'd never heard of. Wow, I really don't care. And yet, I can't help myself. Tell me more.