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Earth Day eco-villains: our top 10

We out some offenders that have been flying under the radar.
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Charlie Chaplin: born in rags, destroyed by riches

Peter Akroyd's biography reveals the tormented tyrant behind the creative genius.
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Are we ready for the “grey tsunami”?

The Lancet suggests that the UK, the USA and China are not ready.
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Can Africa find joy in suffering?

Is there something about Africa and its history that endears it to tragedy, and can…
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Silicon Valley immortality: The resurrection of the head

In general, legacy media explorations of culture today should be treated with considerable skepticism. Its…
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Robotic caregivers are a bad idea (but not just for the obvious reasons)

If we look at it from an economic perspective, the pension money a senior spends on assisted living is not…
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Women are choosing dogs over motherhood

But delaying marriage and motherhood is making them more vulnerable to depression.
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The biggest problem with rapidly advancing technology is the one no one talks about

And maybe soon won’t be allowed to.
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Evil will not have the last word

But in what passes as public discourse, it will keep trying.
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A lost opportunity

Not this author's best effort.
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Iran leads Muslim countries in fertility decline

In recent years the country has experienced one of the most steeply falling fertility rates in the world.
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Good manners on death row

Who would have thought?
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In a world of family change, how are children faring?

A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.
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Could we choose to dialogue?

"Anti-choice", "pro-abortion" -- let's stop the name calling and talk about principles.
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Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights

The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations.
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Philippines population control law gets judicial green light

A so-called reproductive health law is “not unconstitutional” says the Supreme Court. But the new contraceptive era could easily become so.
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Would we be safer if governments regulated Photoshopping?

If we really want truth in advertising, should we ban impossible beauty?
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Teens prefer internet to drinking

Which is worse for teens - drinking or excessive internet use?
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Have we lost our ability to disagree?

We have devolved.
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Do you want CNN or ESPN with that burger?

Why can't I talk with you in a restaurant? Why do I have to talk to the TV?
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3 reasons not to trust the new climate report

The latest report on climate change needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
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The legal maze of twins with three mothers

What happens to the children when a lesbian couple breaks up?
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Is “conscious uncoupling” really such a loopy idea?

Gwyneth Paltrow was ridiculed when she explained her divorce, but there's a nugget of truth in her words.
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Losing our virtue

Sex is supposedly too trivial to require virtue, yet so significant that restraint is an affront. It can't be both.
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Noble words with insidious new meanings

Increasingly, media refuse to cover both sides of an issue or even to allow dissenting comments.
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Books make bedtime easier

Another of Jerry Pinkney's delightful picture books.
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Noah: provocative but thoughtful

The controversial film is flawed but more than an anti-human parable.
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The importance of Mum-time

Research backs up the fact that there's no substitute for a mother’s care.
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Russia: Growing and More Assertive

Russia's bleak demographic collapse has reversed over the last five years or so.
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Belgium: accelerating down the slippery slope

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