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Health Benefits of Whole Grains: Heart Disease and Stroke Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 2 minutes ago *Eating whole instead of refined grains reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease.* *The Nutrition Source,* from the Harvard Scholl of Public Health, reports that eating whole instead of refined grains substantially lowers total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein […] [Read More]
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Latest Art Exhibition Posts (w/Images)

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Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude Jonathan Kantrowitz at Art History News – 20 hours ago 23 October 2014 – 18 January 2015 The Courtauld Gallery is presenting the first major museum exhibition in over 20 years of one of the 20th Century’s most exceptional artists, Egon Schiele (1890- 1918). A central figure of Viennese art […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Reports

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Health Benefits of Fiber: Cancer and Diabetes Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 2 minutes ago *Consumption Of Resistant Starch May Protect Against Bowel Cancer* Western diets are typically low in fibre and have been linked with a higher incidence of bowel cancer. Even though Australians eat more dietary fibre than many other western […] [Read More]
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State Report Confirms Connecticut’s Rich Pay Smallest Share of Income in State and Local Taxes

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As the next state legislative session nears, a new report by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services confirms what independent policy experts had previously reported: Connecticut’s richest taxpayers, those at the top of the income scale, pay a far smaller share of their income in state and local taxes than low- and middle-income families. Throughout […] [Read More]
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Northern Baroque Splendor, Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut

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Frans Snyders (1579 – 1657), Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game, Vegetables, a live Monkey, Squirrel and Cat; Oil on canvas, 81 x 118 cm; HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION, on Permanent Loan to LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna. One of the largest and most varied collections of Northern Baroque art assembled anywhere in recent decades will be […] [Read More]
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI

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Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum January 23 through May 17, 2015 The Drawings Are on Loan from London’s Sir John Soane’s Museum and Record the Artist’s Visit to the Ancient Site of Paestum In 1777, the great Italian draftsman and printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) visited the haunting […] [Read More]
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Can Project Longevity Reduce Gang Violence in Bridgeport?

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Last Friday I read about Project Longevity in New Haven (http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/cops_stats_on_project_longevity/) – and the dissatisfaction expressed that the report on its activities was not nearly as comprehensive as the Bridgeport report. intrigued, I followed up with the director of the program in Bridgeport to ask for a copy of that report: Rather than giving me […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research: Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet, etc.

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Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet: Miscellaneous Benefits Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 33 seconds ago *Mediterranean diet may help protect kidney health* *Every one-point increase in a Mediterranean diet score was associated with a 17% decreased likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease.* *· Dietary patterns that closely resembled the Mediterranean diet were […] [Read More]
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Stone inscription validating David as the founder of the dynasty in Jerusalem on exhibition in NYC

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Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age At its height in the 8th to 7th century B.C., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, spanning 1,000 miles in a continuous swathe from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the […] [Read More]
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US children are safer, better-educated, and fatter than 20 years ago

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Source: Duke University American children are generally safer and better-educated than they have been in 20 years, a new report from Duke University finds. Stubborn problems remain, including high rates of child poverty and a still-raging obesity epidemic, the 2014 National Child and Youth Well-Being Index Report notes. But “compared to 20 years ago, U.S. […] [Read More]
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