Brainwashing is Good for You! Apr 11, 2022

What do these stories have in common? “Rip Van Winkle,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “Inception?” Sleep! For some people, however,...

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Dwelling, Dining, and Duds Apr 04, 2022

Do you pray before your meals? If you say a version of the familiar, “Thank you, God, for this food and the hands that prepared it,” you may want to add: “Please remove any deadly...

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Pig Hearts and Velveteen Rabbits Mar 28, 2022

On January 10th of this year, 2022, amidst the Covid-19 surge dominating the news and monopolizing hospital facilities, medical history occurred in Maryland. David Bennett, terminally ill, had his...

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What's the Greatest Superpower of All? Mar 21, 2022

Cream pies posed under thick white curls of meringue, arranged to attract the shyest of visitors. Their cousins, plump with fruit, scorned such fussiness and sat content covered with simple strips...

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Place Value: Just for Math? Mar 14, 2022

Remember learning basic math? How a “5” in the one’s column had less value than the exact same digit in the “hundreds” column. Why? Place determined value! Numerals...

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What’d You Call Me? Mar 08, 2022

I owe my name to the U.S. Postal Service.

A month premature at a time that meant a low probability of survival, I spent the first two weeks of life in a hospital incubator. When I was finally...

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Designed or Derived: What's the Difference? Mar 01, 2022

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is home to a woodworking mystery, still captivating and mystifying engineers, architects, and carpenters with its construction.

The Loretto Chapel was commissioned in 1873...

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Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right Feb 15, 2022

On January 28, 1986, thousands of teachers in the United States stopped their regular lesson and directed millions of students towards the television screen.

Millions of adults paused their daily...

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Can You Lend a Hand? Feb 08, 2022

In the 1980’s, an epidemic terrorized the world.

Scientists and physicians knew little about the disease now known as AIDS or even about the virus which caused it, HIV. In 1985 Mother Teresa,...

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If You Can't Take the Heat... Feb 01, 2022

I have a love/hate relationship with exercise.

I hate taking time away from other activities to go walk or bike or push bars and pull levers. I love, however, the results. Being able to pick up a...

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The Cost of Miscounting Jan 25, 2022

In January, 2017, a jockey aboard the horse Locally Sauced rounded the bend in a race in Hokitika, New Zealand and urged his mount to run hard.

Locally Sauced complied and opened a large lead on...

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