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Margaret Ogola: an African heroine
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 September 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, AIDS, heroes
One of four distinguished Kenyan women who died recently was a doctor who spent herself on the welfare of AIDS victims and strengthening the African family.


Green Inclinations, No Ugandans (GINUs)
Marcus Roberts | 30 September 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
tags: Carbon Credits, New Forests Company, Oxfam, Uganda
Oxfam highlights the forced eviction of Ugandans to make room for carbon sinks.


To avoid binge drinking, know your friend’s friends
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: binge drinking, dating, friendship
Binge drinking is a growing problem among adolescents and a new study highlights the way such behaviour may spread.


Change happens: new evidence on sexual orientation
Stanton L Jones and Mark Yarhouse | 30 September 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: homosexuality, religion, therapy
Groundbreaking research published this week shows successful change in religiously motivated men and women.


Willpower
| 29 September 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: free will, psychology
Will power is back in style - for three months, maybe?


Boomer parents: the good news
Mariette Ulrich | 29 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: baby boomers, family values, grandparents
A couple of weeks back when I posted a piece about the baby boomers who don’t plan to leave any inheritance to their children, I came down rather hard on that generation.


Obama healthcare goes to Supreme Court
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 September 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags:
Challenges to the the healthcare law aimed at its central ‘mandate to purchase’ coverage have been entered into, or heard by, courts in a number of states. In a surprise move, the Obama administration leapfrogged over them all and asked…


Smoke and mirrors
Bernard Toutounji | 29 September 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Australia, sexual behaviour, smoking
Why do governments want us to believe that smoking cannot be safe but promiscuous sex can?


GINKs on the rise?
Shannon Buckley | 29 September 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
tags:
Lynsey Hanley, writing for The Guardian, makes some interesting points this week about the contradiction between the encouragement to consume everywhere you look - sometimes I wonder if there is any ‘un-billboarded’ space left – and the United Nations’ current…


The benefit of taking outfit pictures (even if you aren’t a blogger)
Katie Hinderer | 28 September 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: attire, blogger, clothing, fashion
I think everyone can benefit from taking outfit pictures – especially when it comes to favored looks or ones intended for special occasions.


UC Berkeley students hold ‘teaching moment’
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 September 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags:
It was a ‘racist bake sale.’ No kidding.


Chris Christie says no
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 September 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags:
Again. And again.


Heroes and hackers
David Alton | 28 September 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: heroes, media, truth
The phone-hacking scandal obscures the heroism journalists can display in pursuit of the truth.


The Cat’s Pajamas
Jennifer Minicus | 28 September 2011 | READING MATTERS |
tags: animals, humor, picture books
A delightful book of idioms.


Seven billion and counting
Vincenzina Santoro | 28 September 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
tags: United Nations
Persons coming to the United Nations in the next few weeks will see a large sign attached to the fence near the visitors’ entrance that reads in a bold heading: “7 BILLION” against a background of small photos of people…


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