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Margaret Ogola: an African heroine
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)
Oxfam highlights the forced eviction of Ugandans to make room for carbon sinks.
To avoid binge drinking, know your friend’s friends
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
Groundbreaking research published this week shows successful change in religiously motivated men and women.
| 29 September 2011 |
Will power is back in style - for three months, maybe?
Boomer parents: the good news
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
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
Why do governments want us to believe that smoking cannot be safe but promiscuous sex can?
The benefit of taking outfit pictures (even if you aren’t a blogger)
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’
It was a ‘racist bake sale.’ No kidding.
Chris Christie says no
Again. And again.
Heroes and hackers
The phone-hacking scandal obscures the heroism journalists can display in pursuit of the truth.
The Cat’s Pajamas
A delightful book of idioms.
Seven billion and counting
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…
The Lantern Bearers
| 28 September 2011 |
Aquila's soul-searching travels conclude Sutlciff's Roman Britain Trilogy.
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