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Rousseau, Aristotle, and Freud on Political Narcissism

Wes Alwan Partially Examined Life Rousseau was not a cheerful fellow. According to Terry Eagleton, he’d be even less cheerful if he were alive to see what has happened to the public sphere and educational system in Europe: … would … Continue reading

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Study: Youth Less Interested in Environment, Civic Activity

Martha Irvine The Ledger CHICAGO | They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in … Continue reading

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Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer Among Young Adults

Alexandra Sifferlin Time Health Mayo Clinic researchers report skyrocketing rates of skin cancer among young adults, probably because of their persistent use of tanning beds As a young adult with porcelain skin — I prefer that term to pale — … Continue reading

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Scientists uncover clue to preventing, and possibly reversing, rare childhood genetic disease

Robin Lally EurekAlert Findings may have wider implications for other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Rutgers scientists think they have found a way to prevent and possibly reverse the most debilitating symptoms of a rare, progressive childhood degenerative disease that … Continue reading

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Teen Dystopia is the Latest Craze

Kevin Drum Mother Jones A couple of days ago Marian brought home a copy of The Hunger Games, so I read it. For someone steeped in a lifetime of science fiction, it didn’t really strike me as anything special. Man, … Continue reading

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Study: Youth Less Interested in Environment, Civic Activity

Martha Irvine The Ledger CHICAGO | They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in … Continue reading

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Recent generations focus more on fame, money than giving back

Audrey Hamilton EurekAlert Young adults less interested in community issues, politics and environment, finds new research. WASHINGTON – The times are changing, and not necessarily for the better when it comes to giving back to society, according to 40 years … Continue reading

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More children now living with ‘life-limiting’ conditions

Paula Gould EurekAlert The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study shows. Research led from the University of Leeds, has shown … Continue reading

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Study questions antidepressant-suicide link

Kerry Grens Reuters The Food and Drug Administration has a blanket warning on antidepressant medications stating they increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among kids and young adults, but a new review of clinical data finds no link … Continue reading

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Study to Determine Whether Fish Oil Can Help Prevent Psychiatric Disorders

PR Newswire MANHASSET, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital’s Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program who have worked with teenagers at risk for serious mental illness for the past decade are now studying the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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