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How Does Exercise Fight Depression?

January 22, 2017
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How Does Exercise Fight Depression?

Experts say even mild stress can lead to depression. 

Scientists also say that exercise is a cushion against depression. Working out makes people, and animals feel better.

Even so, nobody really knows why.

Researchers cannot ask mice how they feel. However, they know the behavior of mice in reaction to stress. Mice lose weight. They do not crave sugar, and they are listless. In an experiment, mice were subject...

Teen Lungs Healthier When Air Pollution Drops

January 21, 2017
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Teen Lungs Healthier When Air Pollution Drops

Most of the time when people resist the idea that climate matters, it is because doing something about it would cost money.

Advocates say a better climate would save money. They say productivity would go up and the number of sick days would go down.

This...

The Bully Takes Over the Pulpit

January 20, 2017
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The Bully Takes Over the Pulpit

ESSAY

The American presidency is the “bully pulpit.” Today, a bully takes over the pulpit.

The schoolyard is not a place where a panel of experts ponders what is true and what is false. It is about who wins the battle of words. Trump knows...

Getting Ready for Friday

January 19, 2017
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Getting Ready for Friday

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Donald Trump is about to become president. Do not expect him to change his behavior. It works for him and the mobs that cheer him on.

Above all, he...

The Evil Man Who Made Trump, Trump

January 18, 2017
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The Evil Man Who Made Trump, Trump

Donald Trump came from a family of builders. That does not explain how he became the person he is today.

He is a bully. He insults people. He lies. When...

Morocco Says No to Making or Selling Burqas

January 17, 2017
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Morocco Says No to Making or Selling Burqas

About ten years ago, France banned the wearing of all religious symbols in schools. Two years ago, France banned clothing that hides the face. Last year, a few French...

Privatization: Remember the Word

January 16, 2017
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Privatization: Remember the Word

What is privatizing? Take something the government does. Turn it over to a private company to do. That is privatization.

Why do this? The first question is what did the...

Are Mass Killers Crazy?

January 13, 2017
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Are Mass Killers Crazy?

There is a famous book called “Catch-22.” It is about a World War II American flier. He wants to get out of combat duty. He does this by claiming...

Trump: The Gun Control President?

January 12, 2017
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Trump: The Gun Control President?

Americans love their guns. It seems no other people on earth spend more time and money buying guns than Americans. When they are not buying guns, Americans are fighting...

In Brief

Slow Down on that Heartburn Drug

A new study adds to the findings that taking heartburn drugs creates risks.

The study says that some drugs can lead to a heart...

New Ways to Think About Treating ADHD

New studies show many people with ADHD are drawn to new and exciting experiences. They can be very impatient and restless with routine activities.

This...

Sepsis: A Killer You Want to Know More About

Sepsis is not a disease like cancer. It is a reaction your body may have when it fights infection. A doctor explained, “Your body...

Freezing, Thawing, Refreezing: What are the Rules?

You can save yourself a lot of trouble and possible illness. Follow these rules.

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