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  • On Running: Is it time to raise your ceiling?

    If you look-up the word "impossible," you'll find something similar to the following definition: Not possible; unable to be, exists or happen. Once, many believed that a sub-4-minute mile was impossible. That was before May 6, 1954, when Roger Bannister,...
  • PASSINGS: Jack Brabham, Radu Florescu

    Jack Brabham, 88, the three-time Formula One champion who famously pushed his car to the finish line to claim his first season title, died Monday at his home on Australia's Gold Coast. His family announced his death but did not state the cause. The...
  • A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history

     A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history
    Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it. The...
  • The long reach of Putinismo

    Tell me your Ukraine and I will tell you who you are. The Ukrainian crisis is a political Rorschach test, not just for individuals but also for states. What it reveals is not encouraging for the West. It turns out that Vladimir Putin has more admirers...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
  • Among European voters, 28 varieties of unhappy

    Among European voters, 28 varieties of unhappy
    On the day the Bastille was stormed in 1789, King Louis XVI wrote in his diary, "Rien." Few European leaders will have typed "nothing" into their iPads after the European Parliament elections over the weekend, but there is a real danger that, in...
  • Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?

    Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?
    The Great Recession that began in late 2007 resulted in about 12,940 suicides in North America and Europe -- and many of them could have been prevented, researchers said Wednesday. As far back as 1897, French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed the link...
  • Medications may reduce violent crime risk in those with mental illness

    Medications may reduce violent crime risk in those with mental illness
    For people with severe psychiatric illness, taking an antipsychotic medication appears to drive down the risk of engaging in criminal violence, a large study has found. And for patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a mood-stabilizing medication has...
  • Worldwide, 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese, study says

    The world isn’t getting smaller, it’s getting fatter, according to a comprehensive report published Thursday in The Lancet. Whether you’re looking at men or women, children or adults, citizens of rich countries or poor ones, people...
  • The challenge for China's Leninist emperor

    BEIJING — President Xi Jinping is leading an extraordinary political experiment in China. In essence, he is trying to turn his nation into an advanced economy and three-dimensional superpower, drawing on the energies of capitalism, patriotism and...
  • Ted Hughes' estate suddenly withdraws support of bio-in-progress

    Scholar Jonathan Bate has been at work on his biography of British poet Ted Hughes for four years. He was surprised to recently learn that the Hughes estate had withdrawn its support of the book. Hughes was British poet laureate from 1984 until his...
  • Art world veteran lands a major role in film academy's coming museum

     Art world veteran lands a major role in film academy's coming museum
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has plucked an established figure from the art museum world who has extensive knowledge of cinema to lead its highly anticipated $300-million movie museum. Kerry Brougher, a veteran art curator who...