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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman's portraits feature friends and acquaintances, activists and poets, Americans and immigrants — some naturalized, some undocumented.
All of them are queer people of color.
"I wanted to specifically focus on this community because queer and trans people of color are so rarely represented in the art ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Like lots of little kids, Jeremiah Nebula — the main character of a children's book called Large Fears — has big dreams. He wants to go to Mars.
But Jeremiah is also pretty different from the characters that Myles Johnson, the author of the Kickstarter-backed book, met in the ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
The biker gang shootout this weekend in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead, 18 wounded, and as many as 192 facing organized crime charges has sparked a lot of scrutiny over how police and media are treating this incident compared with how they approached the protests in Ferguson, Mo., ...
Sunday, May 17, 2015
At schools that offer comprehensive sex education, students tend to get the biology and the basics — they'll learn about sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, how to put a condom on a banana and the like.
But some public health researchers and educators are saying that's not enough. They're making ...
Saturday, May 16, 2015
They switched diets.
Twenty South Africans gave up their corn porridge and vegetable stews for burgers and fries.
And 20 Pittsburghians sacrificed fast food staples for the low-fat, high-fiber fare that South Africans traditionally eat.
Dr. Stephen O'Keefe, a professor of nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, ...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
When Jeff Brown opened his first grocery store in a low-income neighborhood in Philadelphia back in 2004, it seemed like a long shot.
Most people thought he was crazy to even attempt to make money in a food desert like Southwest Philly, he says. Other grocers had tried and quickly ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Missing out on sleep pretty much guarantees feeling crummy the next day. But it can also lead to dangerous or even disastrous decision-making. Sleep-deprived operators failed to prevent the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
And during the Civil War, some historians think that Confederate ...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
It's just Wednesday, but maybe you're already crashing. You've got three deadlines to juggle, your boss is breathing down your neck and Lillith from Finance is being a total pain.
Here's a bit of research that might reassure you it's all worth it.
Challenging work that involves lots of analytical ...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A version of this story was first published on April 5, 2015. It has been updated.
The majority of Americans now live in cities and have very little to do with the production of their food.
But there's a reversal of that trend afoot, as more city people decide that ...
Monday, April 27, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Danny Kou, the executive chef at La Mar, an upscale Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco, says it's a good time to be him.
Kou moved from Lima to the United States when he was 21. It was 2001, and back then, Peruvian cuisine was still unfamiliar in North ...
Friday, April 24, 2015
Think back to the last time you got negative feedback — like when your doctor suggested you lay off the cigarettes or when your mother advised you to get rid of that ridiculous goatee.
Though we all understand the value of constructive criticism, we don't like hearing that we've done ...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The transition to adulthood marks a big turning point in life for everyone, but for young people on the autism spectrum that transition can be really tough.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
"If aliens beamed onto Earth and read our school textbooks, they wouldn't have a clue about what women contribute to our society," says Rae Blumberg, a sociologist at the University of Virginia.
Blumberg has spent years looking at textbooks from all over the world. In almost every country she ...
Thursday, April 16, 2015
We donate to charities for lots of reasons: because we're generally magnanimous people, because we care deeply about certain issues or because it's the only way to get Meg to stop talking about the plight of the endangered proboscis monkey.
And for men, there may be another force at play: ...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Dana Lam was insured under her parent's health plan until the end of 2014, thanks to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to stay on family health insurance until they turn 26.
The arrangement worked out well until she needed treatment for depression. Lam knew ...