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Web Reads: Missing the mark on Ebola

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Newsworthy | So predictable. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Tom Frieden has not inspired confidence that he knows how to fight an infectious disease like…

Web Reads: What happens when pigs really do fly?

Web Reads: What happens when pigs really do fly?

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Newsworthy | Inappropriate pets. Writer Patricia Marx kept seeing pets in restaurants and other inappropriate places. A little research led her to the concept of emotional…

Web Reads: Mothball grandmas, Hollywood incomes, and boxing kangaroos

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Newsworthy | Mothballs. Theodore Dalrymple’s humorous essay about a grandmother who smelled of mothballs will make you smile and think about why you remember the things…

Notable Books

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Books | Four books about seeing

Billionaire-bashing in Michigan

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Politics | The battle to fill Carl Levin’s U.S. Senate seat looks a lot like previous Michigan campaigns

Web Reads: The heartbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone

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Newsworthy | Ebola heartbreak. A Norwegian psychologist working with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in Sierra Leone, writes this moving story about…

Web Reads: Deconstructing the Rebel Yell

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Newsworthy | Describing a battle cry. What did the Rebel Yell sound like and how do you spell it? This essay explores the mystery of the Yell, the history surrounding the…

Web Reads: Can a little knowledge be a dangerous thing?

Web Reads: Can a little knowledge be a dangerous thing?

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Newsworthy | Painful histories. The personal genome-mapping company 23andMe markets itself to family history enthusiasts, promising to “bring your family to life.” But…

Book bag

Book bag

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Books | The best of a big stack of self-published books

New Orleans’ new identity, nine years after Katrina

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Cities | On this day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast causing massive damage in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. In low-lying New Orleans,

Web Reads: Is your church building ugly?

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Newsworthy | Glorifying God in buildings. Urbanologist Aaron Renn suggests eight reasons Protestants tend to “place a low value on sacred architecture—resulting in…

Web Reads: Wealth distribution in families, states, and countries

Web Reads: Wealth distribution in families, states, and countries

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Newsworthy | Money map. According to this map, James Goodnight, worth $8.1 billion, is the richest person in North Carolina. In Texas, the richest person is Alice Walton,

 
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