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Articles from Vol. 142, No. 2828, May

A Century of Tramping Around
THIS YEAR MARKS the 100th anniversary of cinema's most iconic figure first gracing the silver screen--Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp," or as the comedian called him, "The Little Fellow." The movie was a split reel (approximately six minutes long) called...
A Chance Is All They Want
"Even when we are able to change the public perception of hiring practices, there still are obstacles preventing individuals with disabilities from entering the workforce." FULLY 70% of working-age people with disabilities in the U.S. are not employed....
All Access Tour of the "World's Most Famous Arena"
For more than 130 years spanning four different buildings, Madison Square Garden has been a staple of New York, delivering memorable sports and entertainment performances. With the new All Access Tour, guests will get to explore the arena, which hosts...
Chasing Dreams
THERE ARE PEOPLE whose contributions to baseball history went far beyond mere batting averages or stolen bases. They did not just play the game; they changed the game. For generations of American Jews and other minorities, they served as athletic,...
Dissing Old Glory
THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court ruling earlier this year that denied a civil rights suit by high school students against the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Parents and students from the school objected...
"Extend" Yourself: Be the "Mane" Attraction
One of the world's leading providers of hair extensions, SHE by SO.CAP.USA offers more than 90 hair color shades that are available in three different textures: straight, medium wave, and curly. Every SHE by SO.CAP.USA hair extensions product and...
Falling in Line
WHY SHOULD IT BE so hard merely to be ourselves? Fear and apathy, those evil opposites of love and compassion, interfere with living an integrated life. The integrated person's life reflects his or her values, at least most of the time, and, when there...
Follow the Ca$h
"If brought back and pursued with transparency and honesty, earmarks stand to alleviate--through small outlays of cash--a great deal of economic uncertainty, not just for the wealthy and empowered few, but for us all." IF YOU FEEL moved by a desire...
Free Market Fight Goes Viral
A PATIENT who wanted to have a procedure at our facility asked us to file insurance. We discovered that, if she had her surgery at our facility rather than at an "in network" hospital, her deductible would have been $3,000 instead of $1,500; her copay...
Harry Reid's Second Job as a Cattle Rustler
"[The Senate Majority Leader] epitomizes the worst in politics today, as he employs his public office for private gain, and is willing to destroy the lives of others to advance his interests, as well as to use the clout of his office to influence the...
Interview Trips Up Job Candidates
Navigating the job application process can be tricky, and no area has more opportunities to go off track than the interview, according to a survey by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Accountemps, a specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance,...
Irrational Beliefs Dangerous to Health
Heart patients with beliefs about health that are not based on medical evidence are more likely to skip sessions of cardiac rehabilitation, according to research from Ohio State University, Columbus. Among the irrational beliefs assessed: doubting...
Islam on the Fringes
IN 1993, SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, a political science professor at Harvard University, wrote an article in Foreign Affairs magazine entitled "The Clash of Civilizations?" He argued that conflict in the 20th century would be defined by competition among civilizations...
Is ObamaCare D.O.A. or Are We?
THE U.S. SYSTEM of health care delivery is one of the best in the world. Tens of millions seek medical services yearly, most of whom are treated successfully for their ills. Yet, a small percentage of this group fails to achieve a similar success story....
Lets Get Real
MODERN AMERICAN REALISM: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection" presents some of the most treasured artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's permanent collection, including works by Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove, Nancy...
LGBT through the Ages
IMAGINE WE ARE ON a journey through the ages--taken by ship. You will need to hang on, as you may encounter things that will challenge your view of the world. Let us first make port of call in Washington, D.C. The year is 1963. Do you see that huge...
Love Stinks, Especially for Selena and Justin
There is such a thing as a love addiction, where the connection between two people is more chaotic than positive, but they cannot seem to separate, says psychologist Sherrie Campbell, author of Loving Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person....
Misguided Metaphors Erect an Illogical-And Illegal-"Wall of Separation" between Church and State
NO METAPHOR in American letters has had a greater influence on law and policy than Thomas Jefferson's "wall of separation between church and state." For many Americans, it has supplanted the actual text of the First Amendment to the Constitution, and...
Money Matters
CAN YOU PUT a price on happiness? The point, of course, is not that money actually buys happiness. The expression is muddy. What do we mean by "happiness?" What is meant by "money?" I cannot define happiness in one paragraph, but I can describe...
Oh, My Aching Feet
THERE ARE LOTS of runners out there--40,000 spaces were gone in a flash at the Chicago Marathon, and it is no different in New York, Boston, and other venues around the country. Then, of course, there are the millions of recreational joggers. If you...
Partial Payback for Pearl Harbor
IN THE WEEKS following the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941, everyone with authority, from Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt on down, was wracking their brains for some way to hit back at the Japanese. Plan after plan was rejected for one reason or another,...
Remembering the Johnstown Flood 125 Years Later
IN 1889, silent screen star Charlie Chaplin and German dictator Adolf Hitler were born, and the Eiffel Tower was the centerpiece of the World's Fair in Paris, meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. However, on May 31,...
Repeal (What?) and Replace (with What?)
The Republican "repeal and replace" slogan sounds simple and appealing, but gets very complicated when you get to the next step. "Repeal" generally means "repeal ObamaCare," which often is qualified immediately with "except for the parts we like."...
Rest Easy on That Long Drive
When traveling in the car, parents always try their best to make sure the kids are comfortable and seated safely. Long road trips can be fun, but seeing your offspring sleeping uncomfortably in the back seat or not being able to get to sleep are problems...
Straight Eye for the Queer Guy
"It is not about what is between our legs, but what is between our ears, and in our hearts. Love is love. Why on earth ... would anyone want to deny that to his or her fellow man or woman?" IF YOU TALK to writers, especially fiction writers, about...
Supreme Court Open the Floodgate
The Supreme Court decision loosening campaign restrictions undoubtedly will increase money's influence in elections, possibly with serious consequences, according to research by two political scientists at Northwestern University, Evanston. Using...
The Center of Attention
THE FUTURE of American politics will not be written by the Tea Party or the far left wing of the Democratic Party. It may be better that way. Reform takes hold when it creates consensus and builds a more durable democracy. Currently, we are stuck on...
The Dogs Are Barking-And Sending a Message
Dogs--they are loyal, loving, and always there to lend an ear when you need it most but, when it comes to understanding their vocalizations, let's just say it can get lost in translation. Man's best friend seemingly barks at everything--from the...
The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News-And Divided a Country
THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ROOM: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country by GABRIEL SHERMAN RANDOM HOUSE, N.Y. 2014, 395 pages, $28.00 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Contributing editor for New York magazine,...
The (Terrorist) Wolf Is at the Door
"Our elected representatives have eyes but do not see, and they have ears but do not hear. We must awaken ourselves, and then awaken them, before it is too late." HAROLD ROOD, a professor of international relations at Claremont McKenna College who...
This Spring Fling Is Fun, Fun, Fun
Make a gazillion bubbles instantly with the Gazillion Bubbles Typhoon 2.0 ($19.99, ages three years and up). With no pump and no wait time, you'll be creating a storm of bubbles in a flash. This ultimate bubble fountain blows more than 5,000 bubbles...
University Life Beckons
THESE DAYS, the only thing that might be harder than affording a college education is choosing the right school to attend. Both challenges can feel overwhelming to young people facing down two of the biggest hurdles of their young lives, but worry...
Your Professors Told You What?
THERE IS a PROPER WAY to educate and govern, and they both are known. Today we do these things in a different way, which presents a serious and perhaps fatal problem for our country. The word "education" comes from a Latin word meaning "to lead...
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