July 13, 2018

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Brooks: The Quiet Death of Racial Progress

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion/racism-progress-income-equality.html?partner=rss&emc=rss How can we stop backsliding toward inequality?

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July 5, 2018

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Take a number: How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/health/self-harm-teenagers-cdc.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Rates of self-injury are even higher in parts of the United States, according to government data. Boys are half as likely to harm themselves.

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July 3, 2018

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**Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it | George Monbiot

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/29/natural-world-disappearing-save-it The creatures we feared our grandchildren wouldn’t see have vanished: it’s happened faster than even pessimists predictedIt felt as disorienting as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name to it. I don’t think my mental powers are fading: I still possess an eerie capacity to recall facts […]

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July 2, 2018

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The Disney-Fox Deal Sails Through, a Bit Too Easily

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/opinion/disney-fox-deal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss It’s hard to believe that politics played no part.

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July 2, 2018

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Nonfiction: America Has Gone Off the Rails. Steven Brill Sees Ways to Get It Back on Track.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/books/review/steven-brill-tailspin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss In “Tailspin,” Brill looks at many problems plaguing the country, and the people who are offering solutions.

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July 1, 2018

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**One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note.

One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note. https://nyti.ms/2IBQCgq

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July 1, 2018

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NYTimes: California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding.

California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding. https://nyti.ms/2IyTudN

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June 30, 2018

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As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/30/us/politics/midterm-elections-democratic-party.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The looming battle over the Supreme Court opening highlights the fissure between establishment Democrats and activists pressing a liberal, anti-Trump agenda.

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June 28, 2018

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Doctors: Is It Getting Harder to Care for Poor Patients?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/well/is-it-getting-harder-to-care-for-poor-patients.html?partner=rss&emc=rss We’ve been unable — or unwilling — to include social factors in how we support and pay doctors.

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June 28, 2018

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America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own

America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own https://nyti.ms/2IyxHTt

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June 28, 2018

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White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/us/white-supremacist-groups-adl.html?partner=rss&emc=rss There were 292 reported cases of racist or otherwise bigoted fliers and posters at colleges in nine months, the Anti-Defamation League found.

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June 21, 2018

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Police Killings Have Harmed Mental Health in Black Communities, Study Finds

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/police-shootings-black-mental-health.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Killings of unarmed blacks were associated with measurable emotional distress among other African-Americans, researchers reported.

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June 20, 2018

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Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/white-minority-population.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The pattern first started more than a decade ago. But lagging fertility rates and rising white mortality rates have sped demographic change.

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June 19, 2018

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Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/well/prescription-drugs-depression-suicide.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Over one-third of Americans take at least one medication with depression as a potential side effect, a new study reports.

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June 16, 2018

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To survive our high-speed society, cultivate ‘temporal bandwidth’ | Alan Jacobs

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/16/temporal-bandwith-social-media-alan-jacobs Our era of relentless social media and soundbites has caused us to lose sight of the past, and future It is hard to imagine a time more completely presentist than our own, more tethered to the immediate; and is hard to imagine a person more exemplary of our presentism than the current president of […]

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June 16, 2018

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NYTimes: Why Aren’t More Men Working?

Why Aren’t More Men Working? https://nyti.ms/2MxmNkm

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June 16, 2018

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Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/health/youth-risk-depression-suicide-opioids.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The C.D.C.’s biannual survey of U.S. high school students also showed increases in bullying and declines in condom use.

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June 11, 2018

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Suicide Rates Are Rising. What Should We Do About It?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/opinion/suicide-rates-increase-anthony-bourdain-kate-spade.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Last year the National Institutes of Health spent more money researching dietary supplements than it did suicide and suicide prevention.

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February 5, 2018

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Op-Ed Contributors: Our Hackable Political Future

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/opinion/hacking-politics-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Imagine the day when operatives can create fake video of their enemies. That day is here.

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February 4, 2018

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Our Hackable Political Future

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/opinion/hacking-politics-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Imagine the day when operatives can create fake video of their enemies. That day is here.

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January 31, 2018

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Economic Scene: Is the Populist Revolt Over? Not if Robots Have Their Way

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/business/economy/populist-politics-globalization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Job-killing imports from China gave rise to the dynamics that led to President Trump’s election. Artificial intelligence could provide the next wave.

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January 30, 2018

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Economic Scene: After Globalization, a New Specter Could Feed Populist Politics

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/business/economy/populist-politics-globalization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Job-killing imports from China gave rise to the dynamics that led to President Trump’s election. Artificial intelligence could provide the next wave.

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January 25, 2018

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Doomsday Clock Is Set at 2 Minutes to Midnight, Closest Since 1950s

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/world/americas/doomsday-clock-nuclear-scientists.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The “clock,” kept by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is a symbolic measurement of scientists’ concerns about disaster.

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January 12, 2018

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Op-Ed Columnist: How Democracies Perish

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/opinion/how-democracies-perish.html?partner=rss&emc=rss A new book is a challenge to those who want to revive the liberal democratic order.

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January 2, 2018

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White voters are moving to the South — and making it more Democratic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/01/02/white-voters-are-moving-to-the-south-and-making-it-more-democratic/ Boosts in black turnout are affecting election results. But so is white migration.

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December 30, 2017

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Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/dining/raw-water-unfiltered.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Driven by misgivings about how tap water is treated, start-ups are turning to springs and the air for purer sources — and drawing an elite audience.

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December 27, 2017

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Americans are dying younger than people in other rich nations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/27/americans-are-dying-younger-than-people-in-other-rich-nations/ Violence and the mess that is the United States’ healthcare system and social safety net contribute to a declining life expectancy.

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December 27, 2017

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Global Health: Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/health/measles-deaths-vaccination.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Thanks to vaccines, the disease — which not long ago killed over 2 million children a year — now kills fewer than 100,000, the W.H.O. reported.

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December 21, 2017

Comments Off on Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year

Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fueled-by-drug-crisis-us-life-expectancy-declines-for-a-second-straight-year/2017/12/20/2e3f8dea-e596-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html The United States had not seen two years of declining life expectancy since 1962 and 1963, when influenza caused an inordinate number of deaths.

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November 25, 2017

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How Social Media Is Leveling the Playing Field Between Governments, Militants, and Ordinary People

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/25/information-warfare-social-media-book-review-gaza/ Decades before smartphones, the internet, and social media, the philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who worked on media theory, predicted a future world war fought using information. While World War I and World War II were waged using armies and mobilized economies, “World War III [will be] a guerrilla information war with no division between military […]

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November 23, 2017

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The difference between night and day is disappearing, scientists warn

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/22/the-difference-between-night-and-day-is-disappearing-scientists-warn/ We’re lighting up the Earth at night, and we have no idea what it’s doing to us.

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November 17, 2017

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Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/health/soda-pop-sugary-drinks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Children and adults are downing sugary drinks far less often than they used to, a new study finds.

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November 13, 2017

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Personal Health: The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/well/eat/the-growing-toll-of-our-ever-expanding-waistlines.html?partner=rss&emc=rss As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity.

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November 11, 2017

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Gallup study confirms that 2017 really is worse than 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/10/gallup-study-confirms-that-2017-really-is-worse-than-2016/ The drop in well-being is largest among women, minorities, Democrats and low-income Americans.

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October 1, 2017

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Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/health/chlamydia-syphilis-gonorrhea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found.

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September 21, 2017

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Several Once-Abundant Species Listed as Endangered by IUCN

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/YaleEnvironment360/~3/9Kk-WQZc9dw/several-once-abundant-species-listed-as-endangered-by-iucn Six of the most abundant species of ash trees in North America are on the brink of extinction, decimated by an invasive beetle, the emerald ash borer, according to the latest update of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Also added to the list are five African […]

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September 17, 2017

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Half of Canada’s monitored wildlife is in decline, major study finds

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/15/canada-wildlife-study-decline-living-planet-report New report paints a bleak picture for wildlife in a country that is home to a quarter of the Earth’s wetlands, 8,500 rivers and more than 2 million lakes. A new analysis looking at the long term trends of more than 900 species of wildlife in Canada has found that half of them have […]

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August 8, 2017

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Mortality rates are rising for colon cancer — but only for white Americans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/08/08/mortality-rates-are-rising-for-colon-cancer-but-only-for-white-americans/ Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society says there appears to be a “a true and perplexing escalation in disease occurrence” of colorectal cancer among white men and women.

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