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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Country moving to favoring more sensible policies, while 87% of Republicans want prayer in schools

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A new Harris Poll revisits public sentiment towards 15 issues which typically divide along party lines, with some notable changes since these same issues were gauged in 2011. The largest majorities of Americans support increased educational spending (82%), stricter environmental protection (77%), and embryonic stem-cell research (76%). Many positions have shifted notably in the four […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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I wish I had the will-power to do this: Diet mimicking fasting promotes regeneration and longevity Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 1 week ago Calorie restriction has been shown to have beneficial effects on health in organisms from yeast to humans, yet following a regimen of extreme fasting is psychologically difficult, and its […] [Read More]
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Pesticides banned on municipal playgrounds in CT

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Source: Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) Today, the CT General Assembly passed legislation to ban pesticides on municipal playgrounds in CT, building on existing bans on CT school grounds. The new law is aimed at protecting small children, pets, and wildlife from unnecessary exposure to dangerous pesticides. ‚ÄúThis is an important step forward in […] [Read More]
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CT about to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products

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Source; Citizens Campaign for the Environment The CT General Assembly has passed a ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products. Plastic microbeads are a problematic ingredient found in more than 100 different products today, including facial scrubs, soaps, shampoos, and even toothpastes. Research indicates that these tiny plastic particles easily […] [Read More]
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Bruce Museum Greenwich CT: Seven Deadly Sins Exhibition Part of Collaboration among Area Museums

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The galleries of the Bruce Museum will be bursting with pride this summer, and into falwith the exhibition The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride June 27 through October 18, part of a groundbreaking series of area exhibitions exploring the Seven Deadly Sins. Presented by seven members of the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance (FWMA), the Seven Deadly Sins […] [Read More]
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The majority of the United States’ poor are employed at low-paying jobs, struggling to support themselves and a family

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Source: Brigham Young University The majority of the United States’ poor aren’t sitting on street corners. They’re employed at low-paying jobs, struggling to support themselves and a family. In the past, differing definitions of employment and poverty prevented researchers from agreeing on who and how many constitute the “working poor.” But a new study by […] [Read More]
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Latest Education Research Reports

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Ninth Graders High School Completion Status Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 2 hours ago This First Look introduces new data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, collected in 2013 when most sample members were recent high school graduates, and in 2014 from the high school transcripts of students who were freshmen […] [Read More]
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Unauthorized immigrants generated surplus contributions to the Medicare Trust Fund of $35.1 billion

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Source: PHYSICIANS FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM Unauthorized immigrants pay billions more into Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund each year than they withdraw in health benefits, according to research from Harvard Medical School, the Institute for Community Health and the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College. The study appeared […] [Read More]
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