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Stem cell spin
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 April 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: adult stem cells, embryonic stem cells, pluripotent cells, stem cells
Sometimes, the best scientific argument over a controversial bioethical issue is just dry and uninteresting to anyone but the science and medical comunity.


Church and monarchy share calendars
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 April 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: beatification, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Princess Diana, Royal Wedding
Once again, major events are happening in the Catholic Church and the Royal Family around the same time.


Royal wedding: sleepless in Canada
Mariette Ulrich | 30 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: British Royal Family, marriage
I finally weakened, got my pillow and blanket and camped on my sofa last night to watch Prince William wed his Kate. It was 1 am in my part of Canada.


“Here comes baby, there goes the marriage”
Mariette Ulrich | 29 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: happiness, marriage, parenting
How tedious has become the meme: don’t have children, it will ruin your life.


Killing ourselves with softness
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 April 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: disease burden, health policy, WHO
Lifestyle related chronic disease is crippling the world health systems, but there is a remedy.


Hullo, how can we help you today?
Peter Saunders | 29 April 2011 | CAREFUL! |
tags: assisted suicide, UK
Why is an offshoot of a UK euthanasia pressure group launching a ‘how-to-die’ helpline?


The Population Centre of the US: Plato, Texas County, Missouri
Marcus Roberts | 29 April 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
tags: Census, Population Centre, United States
The Population Centre of the US is now in Texas County, Missouri.


OECD releases “first ever” report on families
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, OECD, poverty
The OECD, an alliance of richer countries, released its “first ever report on family well-being” this week, according to a press release. Considering that it has existed for 50 years, one wants to know what took it so long.


To Miss with Love
Francis Phillips | 28 April 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: education crisis
A third of British teachers leave within their first term on the job. One who stayed explains why.


How not to solve poverty
Rebekah Hebbert | 28 April 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: minimum wage, poverty, youth unemployment
Raising the minimum wage may look generous, but whom does it benefit really?


The Anglican Church Wants A Halt in Population Incentives
Marcus Roberts | 28 April 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
tags: Anglican Church, Australia, Baby Bonus, population
There seems to be a federal inquiry in Australia at the moment into the optimum population that the Lucky Country should be aiming for.


Dating 2011: ABG Maturity
Elyse Burns | 28 April 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: authors, culture, dating, young professional
This stands for ‘Austen, Bronte, and Gaskell Maturity.’ These three writers have done more for true women’s liberation than any less elegant feminist of today. The principle of my theory is simple- in the novels of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte,…


An own goal for unwary governments
Stefan Szymanski | 27 April 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: economics, soccer, sport
A leading sports economist is sceptical about the value of hosting major events as a way of boosting local economies.


Family breakdown in history: setting the record straight
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, poverty
There are basically two responses to the social problems besetting richer societies today: one traces things like crime, educational under-achievement and addiction to the breakdown of the family; the other response says it is all down to poverty.


Britain Celebrates Marriage & Hungary Makes Moves to Protect It
Shannon Buckley | 27 April 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
tags: Hungary, Royal Family, United Kingdom
The Royal wedding is creeping closer and people around the world will be watching William and Kate make a commitment to each other for life on April 29th at Westminster Abbey.


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