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Maggie Penman

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Maggie Penman appears in the following:

'Triumphs of Experience': Studying the Happy Life

Friday, November 30, 2012

Between 1939 and 1944, more than 200 Harvard students – all "physically and mentally healthy" men – were recruited to participate in a study. The 200-some odd students had the privile...

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The Jellyfish that Could Hold the Secret to Immortality

Friday, November 30, 2012

Nearly 25 years ago, a young marine biologist stumbled upon a jellyfish that refused to die. They jellyfish would age, but when it became sick or suffered an injury, it would age in r...

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Obama Administration Considers Providing Arms to Syrian Rebels

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New thinking may be entering into the Obama administration's calculation of how best to resolve the conflict in Syria. One of the options on the table, according to our partner The Ne...

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OK to Be Gay? Jewish Conversion Therapy Faces First Legal Battle

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More and more critics are saying that gay “conversion therapy” is not only ineffective, but humiliating and psychologically harmful. What will the courts say?

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Your Fiscal Cliff Questions, Answered

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What is the difference between the fiscal cliff and the threat of the government shut-down, last year? What are the chances that Congress will do nothing more than change the January ...

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The Hobbit Premiers In New Zealand, Middle Earth Goes Nuts

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last night, the long awaited Peter Jackson directed film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” premiered in New Zealand, bringing to a climax a long, sometimes strange relationship bet...

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Why Obama Should Go Over the Fiscal Cliff

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some Republicans, including columnist Marc Thiessen, say their only negotiating tactic is to let the United States go over the fiscal cliff. But New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy s...

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Palestinian-Americans Experience Unrest in their Homes from Afar

Monday, November 19, 2012

The death toll from fighting between Israel and Hamas continues to rise. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry and our partner The New York Times, the death toll in Palestine d...

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Ken Burns on the Generation that Survived The Dust Bowl

Friday, November 16, 2012

In his latest film, "The Dust Bowl," director Ken Burns shares the stories of those who survived one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in American history and considers wh...

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Meet China's New Leadership

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Chinese Community Party ushered in its new leadership on Wednesday, after the party's 18th National Congress. Xi Jinping has taken over for Hu Jiantao. Elizabeth Economy, senior f...

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Does the Final Twilight Movie Go Out with a Bang or a Fizzle?

Friday, November 16, 2012

The final installment of the Twilight series releases today and is expected to be the highest grossing movie of 2012. The film is directed by Bill Condon, the director behind "Dream G...

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Air Raid Sirens Sound in Tel Aviv

Friday, November 16, 2012

A crisis is unfolding in the Middle East, and as expected Israel mounted a huge assault overnight and Gaza militants continued to launch rockets. A key development: the sound of air-r...

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Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food

Friday, November 16, 2012

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, food is on most of our minds. But for Adam Gopnik, author and staff writer for The New Yorker, this is nothing out of the ordinary. In his mo...

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BP Fined $4.5 Billion Over 2010 Spill, the Largest Settlement in U.S. History

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oil giant British Petroleum has agreed to pay a record fine of $4.5 billion to settle criminal charges related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. It's the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history. Bloomberg News reporter Brian Swint is following the story in London.

"This should cover criminal charges against ...

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Who Is Susan Rice?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has been the target of Republicans because of her comments following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi which ...

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Checking in After Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hurricane Sandy affected millions of people on the East Coast, hitting New York and New Jersey especially hard. The storm hit home for us here at The Takeaway. Our senior producer, Je...

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Tensions Escalate after Israeli Air Strikes Kill Hamas Military Leader

Thursday, November 15, 2012

On Wednesday, in response to rocket attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Israel launched a series of air strikes that killed Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari, and, according...

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Despite Resigning, Petraeus Will Testify on Benghazi

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Former CIA Director David Petraeus resigned on Friday, hoping to get in front of the scandal involving Paula Broadwell before it thrust him any further into the spotlight. But Congres...

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Miami Marlins Deal Away Their Star Players

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Just a year after receiving an enormous amount of public funding to build a new stadium in Little Cuba, and spending lavishly on MLB free agents such as Jose Reyes, the Marlins comple...

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David Petraeus and the Military's Culture of Celebrity

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In all the news surrounding General David Petraeus’s resignation, there’s a central question about military culture itself. As Petraeus implemented his counter-insurgency strategy in ...

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