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Web Reads: Novel prescriptions

Web Reads: Novel prescriptions

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Newsworthy | Books for what ails you. In the U.K., doctors who diagnose their patients with mild depression can prescribe particular “self help” books as part of the…

Web Reads: The skinny on chocolate chip cookies

Web Reads: The skinny on chocolate chip cookies

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Newsworthy | How sweet it is. The search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie took J. Kenzi Lopez-Alt, writer of The Food Lab at seriouseats.com, through “32…

Web Reads: Mark Twain vs. Jane Austen

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Newsworthy | Writers’ feud. What did Mark Twain really think of Jane Austen? Emily Auerbach sets out to discover if he genuinely detested her, “or…

Web Reads: Gone to the dogs

Web Reads: Gone to the dogs

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Newsworthy | Best in show. In 1994 Charles Krauthammer penned a column opposing American Kennel Club (AKC) recognition of the border collie over fears that the…

Web Reads: Listen to this—Bach and other great minds

Web Reads: Listen to this—Bach and other great minds

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Newsworthy | Music and math. J.S. Bach has a reputation for brilliance, depicted on a Mobius Strip. You can download for free Bach’s Goldberg Variations as well as his…

Web Reads: Polio’s fight to the bitter end

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Newsworthy | Polio’s last stand. Polio used to be the silent crippler of children, but development of an effective vaccine wiped it out in the U.S. and other…

Web Reads: Spruce up your apple carving, writing style, and reading list

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Newsworthy | Even better apples. Already thinking of Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s a how-to video for transforming an apple into a swan. You can watch a video…

Web Reads: How historical figures really looked, abortion stories, and the best books

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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: In living color. Does colorizing historical photographs help modern viewers connect to…

Web Reads: The Hobbit, modern-day piracy, and apps for traveling abroad

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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Read to me. J.R.R. Tolkien fans can listen to eight free lectures on The Hobbit and even hear…

Adoption under fire

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Adoption | During November, National Adoption Month, watch for noisy attacks on international adoption. Not getting as much attention: hundreds of thousands of dead…

Web Reads: History for the ears and the eyes

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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Listen closely. The Roaring Twenties was a noisy decade, and nowhere was noise more…

Web Reads: We’re all human

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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Human. The website of 29-year-old photographer Brandon Stanton, who has talked to and…

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