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Books | Four books about modern medicine 

Web Reads: Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up with videos

Web Reads: Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up with videos

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Newsworthy | Screen time. In “Baby Brains,” a reporter looks at what we know about the development of a baby’s brain during the first years. Since babies are human…

Freed from sin in Romania: “Jesus hasn’t changed”

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Religion | The life of Marian Mocanu of Bucharest, Romania, embodies the words of the familiar Advent carol, “Oh come, oh come Emmanuel,” when it says, “Oh, come,

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

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Newsworthy | Is Santa real? What to tell children about Santa Claus: Anthropologist Margaret Mead had ungodly notions about some things, but she spent some time…

Web Reads: Do your kids have too many Christmas toys?

Web Reads: Do your kids have too many Christmas toys?

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Newsworthy | Overloaded? Do you think your kids have too much stuff? In 2012, blogger Ruth Soukup thought so, and she wrote about the day she took all their toys away. Her…

Web Reads: Remembering P.D. James

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Newsworthy | In memoriam. Crime novelist P.D. James died last week at age 94. In this Paris Review interview, James talks about writing, her affection for The Book of Common…

A high-tech harvest the pilgrims would envy

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Agriculture | City dwellers may no longer make the connection, but Thanksgiving Day has long been associated with harvest time. School children do if they hear the story of…

Notable Books

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Books | Three best-selling novels and a book about storytelling

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your state?

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your state?

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Newsworthy | Beyond the turkey. For those cooking or eating on Thanksgiving Day, The New York Times offers a recipe from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico that…

Web Reads: Gentrifying America’s poorest city

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Newsworthy | Gentrification. Camden is a poor city that has been on the receiving end of the kind of attention that Detroit used to get. Here’s an interesting article…

Web Reads: Shoes that make a pointe

Web Reads: Shoes that make a pointe

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Newsworthy | Shoe shopping. In a series of short videos, the Royal Ballet shows how important and individual are a dancer’s pointe shoes. One video shows how cobblers…

Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

 
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