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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 2666, November

Allergies Plague One-Third of Americans
Allergies affect more than one-third of all Americans--almost twice as many as experts have believed --according to a survey commissioned by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Moreover, millions suffer unnecessarily or...
Americans Telling Tall Tales about Their Height
A study by researchers at the Saint Louis (Mo.) University School of Allied Health Professions reveals that many individuals are lying about their height, claiming to be taller. Adding this information to the already documented fibs on weight is leading...
An Entitlement State or an Investor State?
LURKING not far beneath the surface of the 2000 presidential election were two sharply different visions of the nation's future. One election will not determine which of the two the American people will choose, but the outcome could set us down the...
A Response to the Assault on the GLOBAL ECONOMY
"If the full policy agenda of the antiglobal activists were adopted, the immediate effect would be for the U.S. and other industrialized nations to become isolationist." ONE OF THE GREAT IRONIES of our time is that globalization has been a great...
Celebrating Modern Art
Knowledgeable and passionate about contemporary and modern art, Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson have assembled one of the world's greatest private collections. HARRY W. ANDERSON and Mary Margaret Ransford met at Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y.,...
Depletion and Denial: The Final Years of OIL SUPPLIES
THE 20TH CENTURY was an amazing epoch of growth and achievement. The population grew five/bid. Technological advances made it possible to feed all these people with only occasional and local famines. Trade expanded greatly as cheap transport moved...
GREEN WARS: Environmentalism as a National Security Issue
"... Some U.S. agencies are acting as if all environmental harm, anywhere in the world, requires strong American action, and are forgetting the risks and moral issues involved." IN 2015, the U.S. invades Brazil to put an end to logging in the rain...
How Popular Will Sacagawea Be?
According to the third annual Coinstar National Currency Poll--A Periodic Look at Americans and Their Money, 79% support the redesigned dollar coin featuring Sacagawea, the Native American woman who guided the 1804-06 expedition of explorers Meriwether...
Jealousy-Harmful or Helpful?
Jealousy not only can destroy a partnership, it can renew one as well--and may even be the key to a happy relationship, argues psychologist David Buss, University of Texas at Austin, and the author of The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy Is as Necessary...
Job Satisfaction, Not Millions, Should Be Goal
Job seekers should look for employers that have long-term vision, not companies that just want to cash in, get bought, or sell out, Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen told Stanford (Calif.) University students. "Young people have to ask themselves,...
Liberal Arts the Key to the Future
"While not losing their broad arts and sciences orientation, liberal arts programs will become more pragmatic to prepare graduates to succeed after college." IN THE FUTURE, a classroom- and experience-based liberal arts education will be the core...
Lighten Up, Parents!
ON JULY 5, 2000, in Reading, Mass., Thomas Junta beat Michael Costin to the point that he died two days later from his injuries. Junta has been charged with manslaughter and, if found guilty, could serve up to 20 years in prison. Why did he attack...
MACULAR DEGENARATION: The Downside of Living Longer
"Usually, by the time patients learn what [the condition] is, they are shocked and disappointed to find out that nothing can be done to improve their vision." "NOTHING COULD BE more emblematic of modern progress than the aging of the population....
Managing Generation X
Maligned as unmotivated, self-absorbed slackers, Xers may bring new insights to Corporate America. EACH GENERATION has its own concern with the behavior of the youths that follow it. Seemingly every teenager has endured the inevitable "kids these...
MARCUS GARVEY and the Rise of Black Nationalism
"[Garveyism] was able to tap successfully into the ambitions and emotions of the downtrodden, the beaten, the hopeless--people whose lives were held down by class, economics, and racism." MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY'S campaign to promote the virtues of...
Media Silence Is Not Golden
EVERYONE KNOWS about the story now. An estimated 6,500,000 Firestone tires have been recalled because they have been linked to hundreds of reports of tread separations and at least 100 deaths, mostly involving Ford Explorers that rolled over or crashed...
On the "Road" with HOPE & CROSBY
Through seven audience-pleasing films, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby made parody a staple of movie comedies. THIS YEAR commemorates the 60th anniversary of the first Bob Hope and Bing Crosby "Road" picture--"Road to Singapore" (1940). During the next...
Overwhelmed by Hate
MY TWO FAVORITE TEAMS are the Mets and whoever plays the Yankees" has been a popular T-shin in New York for years. Besides its clever take on the Big Apple baseball wars (Yankee fans wear the same shirt with the saying reversed), this epigram goes...
Physical Complaints of Patients with Psychiatric Histories Taken Less Seriously
When patients have histories of psychiatric problems, physicians may be less likely to take their physical complaints seriously, according to the results of a University of Iowa, Ames, survey. Using hypothetical scenarios, researchers found that, when...
Preserving Anonymity on the Internet
"Legislators should be particularly wary of laws that require sweeping changes to communications technology in order to serve speech-restricting goals." IN A 1997 DECISION, a Federal district court in Georgia invalidated a state law criminalizing...
Presidential Elections' Economic Importance
WOULD IT HAVE MATTERED if George Washington had lost to John Adams in our nation's first presidential contest or, if eight years later, Adams had lost to Thomas Jefferson? Does it matter who the winner is this time? As is so often the case in economics,...
PUBLIC AIRWAVES and the Public Interest
"... Violence, vulgarity, and profanity during the networks' traditional `family hour' have more than tripled over the last 10 years." TELEVISION is America's storyteller. More than any other form of media, it helps shape the attitudes, assumptions,...
Readiness and War in a Globalized System
ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL FACTORS in strategic planning is the ability to anticipate surprise, to look ahead. It is the ability to deal with a wide variety of circumstances in a complex international environment, but it does have to be coordinated in...
Technology Triggering Brighter Smiles
Dentists are working with the latest technology to engineer smiles for a lifetime, according to Ronald E. Goldstein, clinical professor of oral rehabilitation, Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, Augusta, and author of Change Your Smile....
The Art of PRESIDENTIAL USURPATION
Throughout the nation's history, presidents have been able to use executive orders to circumvent the Constitution's division of power. DURING the recent presidential scandals, concluding with Pres. Clinton's impeachment, many called for the investigations...
The Distinction between Thinking and Knowing
OUR PRESENT AGE is identified as the Age of Information. Different eras were characterized by the product that dominated the times, such as Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, etc. Quite literally, we excel in knowledge. Our accumulation of facts exceeds...
The Dot.Com Cinema
ANYONE PERUSING MOVIE ADS would notice at the bottom, along with blurbs hawking paperback tie-ins and soundtrack albums, the picture's site on the World Wide Web, complete with a "keyword" to put you in touch with the monopolistic Internet "provider"...
The Gentle Art of Allen Say
In his award-winning children's books, Say's simple prose and often haunting illustrations explore themes such as finding one's identity, fitting in, and the meaning of family and home. IN 1972, Allen Say wrote and illustrated his first children's...
The Secrets of MARKETING TO WOMEN
Companies can't sit back the way they once did and expect to do business as usual and still keep their female customer base. IF THERE'S ONE motto I'd like to see on every desk (corporate or home office), it is EVEolution EVEryday. It would serve...
The Surgeon General's Unkindest Cut
David Satcher's report on mental health "onstensibly science-based, is simply filled with nonscientific and unvalidated data." SECRETARY of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala called David Satcher's Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General...
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Who Really Wants to Be a MILLIONAIRE?
"Game shows and lotteries are dreams come true for only a few people. Saving and investing can be a reality for all Americans." GAME SHOWS have made a comeback. Traditional stalwarts "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" enjoy steady popularity, but...
WOW!!! I Just Won the LOTTERY: Now What DO I DO?
If you make the correct decisions, you can sit back, relax, and really enjoy the rest of your life. MOST PEOPLE have never had the experience of winning the lottery and probably never will. Millions refuse to buy a lottery ticket, and their chances...