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Notable Books

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Books | Four recent nonfiction books

Web Reads: The 12 steps of dying

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Newsworthy | Preparing for death. For the past half dozen years, I’ve been reading professor D.G. Myers’ literary criticism at A Commonplace Blog. Last week, in a sad…

Web Reads: Is that a Scrabble-approved word?

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Newsworthy | Cheat sheet. Tournament Scrabble players rack up big scores by playing words that most of us don’t know or don’t believe comply with Scrabble rules. The…

Web Reads: Will liberals be merciful?

Web Reads: Will liberals be merciful?

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Newsworthy | Liberal victory? One liberal declares the culture wars over, pronounces liberals the winners, and advises them to be gentle on the losers: “So I’d like to…

Web Reads: Mourning with China’s orphaned parents

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Newsworthy | When an only child dies. What does China’s one-child policy have to do with the disappearance of Flight 370? For many Chinese parents it means the death of…

Web Reads: The British ban on girly books (and boyish ones, too!)

Web Reads: The British ban on girly books (and boyish ones, too!)

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Newsworthy | Gender censors. Should publishers issue gender-specific books for children? That’s a big debate in England, where at least 3,000 people have signed a…

Web Reads: Now everyone’s a Hemingway

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Robo-editor. If you want to be a better writer but don’t have an editor or teacher to point out your errors, the website Hemingway analyzes text for common…

A job of consequence

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Lifestyle | Workstyles of some not so rich or famous doctors

Notable Books

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Books | Four crime novels

Web Reads: Secrets of the SAT and birthing new identities

Web Reads: Secrets of the SAT and birthing new identities

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Newsworthy | Taking the test. Reporter Elizabeth Kolbert retakes the SAT as an adult so she can write about the experience as part of her discussion of  Debbie…

Web reads: Buy the bigger pizza!

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Newsworthy | NPR’s Planet Money discovers and charts this news you can use: “When you look at thousands of pizza prices from around the U.S., you see that you almost…

Web Reads: Falling up, disease comebacks

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Newsworthy | Business journalist Megan McArdle explains why failure is a key to success. An interactive map shows the spread of childhood diseases across the globe as…

 
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