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Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

How the Drought Can Help Us Rethink Water Use

Monday, August 20, 2012

Our nation's water system generally works so well that for many, it's invisible. The pipes lay hidden beneath the ground and when Americans turn on their faucets, the water flows at little cost. How can a drought help us re-imagine the way we pay attention to, use, and conserve water?

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Have Financial Markets Polluted Our Moral Code?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Banking scandals have dominated the headlines this summer. Now Michael Sandel, professor of political philosophy at Harvard University, is arguing that market-driven thinking has corrupted our moral code — not just on Wall Street, but in our everyday interactions.

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'The New New Deal': The Rare Pro-Stimulus Argument

Thursday, August 16, 2012

As President Obama campaigns for reelection, as he delivers speech after speech in swing states from Ohio to Florida, there's one word that’s completely off-limits. The word-which-must-not be named? "Stimulus."

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Facebook's 51st Employee on Quitting the Social Network

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Facebook has forever changed our real-world interactions. The social media company keeps us connected, but what happens with that connectivity comes at the expense of our privacy? At what point do these virtual friendships start to replace — or hamper — our real friendships?

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Are Robots the Future of Telecommuting?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

From the Jetsons, to Star Wars, to the adorable WALL-E, robots have long been part of the American imagination. But as reporter Rachel Emma Silverman recently discovered, robots are becoming a part of the American reality in the workplace.

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The Complicated Science of Slumber

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

As any new parent, night-shift nurse, or early-morning radio host knows, the quality of our waking hours is determined by the time we spend snoozing between the sheets. Journalist David K. Randall uncovers significant insights into the science of sleep in his new book, "Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep."

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A Journey through the Human Brain with Guilio Tononi

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The human brain and our consciousness — they have been mystical and exotic topics that many a scientist has tried again and again to understand.  Neuroscientist Guilio Tononi, a psychiatrist at the University of Wisconsin, is one of these scientists.

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The Truth Behind Self-Deception

Monday, August 06, 2012

A new study in the journal Preventive Medicine found that Americans finds that a great majority of Americans are deceiving themselves when it comes to weight gain, but it turns out that self-deception is a fairly common phenomenon.

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Gunman Kills 6 at Sikh Temple Shooting

Monday, August 06, 2012

A gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Sunday in an act of domestic terrorism. Details are still emerging from yesterday’s events, but it has been confirmed that a gunman killed six members of the church and wounded three.

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Friday Follow: Olympics, Romney's Trip Abroad, and New Job Numbers

Friday, August 03, 2012

This week's Follow Friday includes a look back at the first week of the 2012 London Olympics, the responses to Romney's recent trip to Israel, the financial firm trading glitch, and the July job numbers. 

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London's Temporary Olympic Stadium, Built for Change

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

When London was preparing for the Olympics amidst the global recession, London’s Olympic Committee wanted a new kind of facility, an arena that could be completely transformed after the Games. And that was the challenge facing architect Rod Sheard, when his firm, Populous, was commissioned to design a 'temporary' Olympic stadium.

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Has the American Retirement System Failed?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It’s been 30 years since the Individual Retirement Account model, or the 401(k), became the standard way for Americans to save for retirement. And it has failed — or so says Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economics at the New School for Social Research.

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Ask Angy: Advice for Undocumented Immigrants in America

Monday, July 30, 2012

Angy Rivera came to the U.S. when she was three years old as an undocumented immigrant. Angy’s 21 now and writes the first and only undocumented immigrant advice column, "Ask Angy," where she responds to questions about “coming out” as undocumented.

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The Great Game for Influence Over Central Asia

Monday, July 30, 2012

Two centuries ago, Russia and Britain fought a war of influence over a region that rarely makes headlines: Central Asia. Today, a new game of influence is taking place in that same region, this time between the U.S., Russia and China. 

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Balancing Freedom of Speech with National Security

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, Congress passed the Patriot Act, a law that expanded the government's powers of surveillance and intelligence-gathering. While Sen. Ron Wyden voted for the Act in 2001, he has since changed his mind.

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'Searching for Sugar Man': A Rock Star's Cinderella Story

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Few Americans have ever heard of Rodriguez, a protest rock musician who, after making two albums in the early '70s, quit the music business. Rodriguez returned to his native Detroit and began working in construction. His music played on for decades, just not in the United States.

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Neil Barofsky: Washington's Ties to Wall Street Caused TARP's Failure

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Neil Barofsky, the man put in charge of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), thought the Bush and Obama Administrations wanted a tough regulator. As Barofsky tells it, he couldn't have been more wrong.

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New Collection Anthologizes Taliban Poetry

Friday, July 20, 2012

Afghanistan has a long, rich literary tradition, particularly storytelling through poetry. A new collection, edited and translated by British researchers living in Kandahar, anthologizes 250 contemporary poems by members of the Taliban.

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'A Light in Her Eyes' Examines the Role of Women in Islam

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Many of the Muslim clerics preaching in Syria believe women should never even enter a mosque, much less be educated in one. Now a new movement of Muslim women is daring to challenge these prevailing views.

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The More You Know, the Less You Owe

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student debt, and without the proper financial knowledge this debt will only increase over time. In order to find a solution to this problem, we must start at the source: high school students.

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