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Study: A powerful member of congress can have a negative effect on a state’s economy

Kevin Stacey EurekAlert CHICAGO — Having a powerful member of congress could have unintended consequences for a state’s economy, according to a study published today (February 28, 2012) in the Journal of Political Economy. Researchers from Harvard Business School found … Continue reading

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New Research Shows C-Section Not Always Best for Babies

PR Newswire DALLAS, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The widely-held assumption that a cesarean delivery has no health risks for the baby is being challenged today by new research that found the procedure did not help some preterm babies who … Continue reading

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Cesarean section, induced labor not always best choice, studies say

Shari Roan Baltimore Sun Cesarean sections are often performed when a baby is going to be born early. Likewise, sometimes labor is induced when a woman’s water breaks too early in the pregnancy. However, two new studies suggest that these … Continue reading

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Alfie Kohn on Feel-Bad Education

Source: Beacon Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices. Arguing that our schools are currently in the grip of a “cult of rigor”-a confusion of harder with better that threatens to banish … Continue reading

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Study debunks myths on organic farms

Source: Star Phoenix The results are in from a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvania’s Rodale Institute. Contrary to conventional wisdom, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every measure. There are about 1,500 organic farmers … Continue reading

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