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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Neue Galerie New York: “Egon Schiele: Portraits”

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On October 9, 2014, Neue Galerie New York will open “Egon Schiele: Portraits,” a special exhibition devoted to portraiture created by the masterful Austrian artist Egon Schiele. This is the first exhibition at an American museum to focus exclusively on portraiture in Schiele’s work. The show will be on view through January 19, 2015. This […] [Read More]
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The Larger Your Friends the Larger Your Appetite

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Shimizu, Mitsuru, Katie Johnson, and Brian Wansink. (2014). In good company. The effect of an eating companion’s appearance on food intake. Appetite, 8, 263-268. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.09.004 Have you ever ordered more food at a restaurant than you intended? There are elements of dining rooms that actually prime you to eat more food. One such element […] [Read More]
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Marijuana Saves Lives

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Source: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Surveying patients with traumatic brain injuries, a group of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researchers reported today that they found those who tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, were more likely to survive than those who tested negative for the […] [Read More]
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Caution Urged in Handling and Relying Upon Eyewitness Identifications in Criminal Cases

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Source: National Research Council A new report from the National Research Council recommends best practices that law enforcement agencies and courts should follow to improve the likelihood that eyewitness identifications used in criminal cases will be accurate. Science has provided an increasingly clear picture of the inherent limits in human visual perception and memory that […] [Read More]
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Teen pregnancies, abortions plunge with free birth control

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Source: Washington University in St. Louis Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared with other sexually active teens, according to a new study. The research, by investigators at Washington University […] [Read More]
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Power Plant Standards Could Save Thousands of U.S. Lives Every Year

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Source: Harvard School of Public Health Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions will reduce other harmful air pollution and provide substantial human health benefits, according to a new study. The research shows that, depending on the policy options included in the final Clean Power Plan, the power plant standards could prevent thousands of […] [Read More]
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U.S. Department of Education: All Students Must Have Equal Access to Educational Resources

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Source: Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education All students—regardless of race, color, national origin or zip code—deserve a high-quality education that includes resources such as academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, technology and instructional materials, and safe school facilities. Today, the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education […] [Read More]
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Latest Blog Posts: Dairy Food is Good for You and More Health, Art, and Archaeology

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To read more : Health News Report Art History News Archaeology News Report Dairy food is all off a sudden good for you: Dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 1 week ago A daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk […] [Read More]
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Foley vs Malloy on Transportation

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By Jim Cameron from “Talking Transportation” Regular readers of this column know that I’ve never been shy about criticizing Governor Malloy for his transportation policies. But after hearing him and his Republican opponent, Tom Foley, discuss transportation in a recent forum, I am enthusiastically endorsing Malloy for re-election. In my view, Tom Foley is clueless. […] [Read More]
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Why I Hope To Live Way Beyond 75

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Many of you may have seen, or heard a report about, this Atlantic article: Why I Hope to Die at 75 in which the author argues that life after 75 is full of misery. But he’s wrong about a lot of what he says: This Vox report: The case against dying at 75 sends us […] [Read More]
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