How to Reverse the Rural Brain Drain
The authors of the new book talk about rural brain drain, and how to address it.
Environment: Are Locavores Really Green?
Being a 'locavore' is supposed to be healthier for you and better for the planet, right? Maybe not.
Environment: Birds vs. the Wind Industry
The wind industry may be green, but it's proving deadly to wildlife.
Careers: Finding a Job in the Green Economy
Want a career in the green economy? Go to school.
An Expert on Why Dads Get Postpartum Depression
An expert on why fathers can also become depressed after the birth of a child, and what couples can do about it.
Can We Afford to Be Environmentally Friendly?
Can we still afford to invest in an environmentally friendly economy?
How the Recession Is Hurting Compulsive Shoppers
How tough economic times are affecting compulsive shoppers.
Nine Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Common Toxins
One expert offers tips for consumers who want to avoid exposure to everyday household toxins and chemicals.
The Saudi 'Sex & and the City'?
When Rajaa Alsanea's "The Girls of Riyadh" hit bookstores in the Middle East in 2005, it caused a furor. Referred to by some as a "Sex and the City" for Saudi Arabia, the book delved into the social, romantic—and sometimes sex—lives of its four female characters.
Does Your Child Need a Personal Trainer?
Like many 13-year-olds, Adam Hillen likes sports. As a seventh grader in Mason, Ohio, he plays on his junior high school's football and wrestling teams. But his father became concerned when Adam began working out with his friends. "He would go to the weight room with a bunch of kids, and I just thought that invited injury," says Doug Hillen.So he took Adam to meet Doug Gibson, a personal trainer and president of Sensible Fitness in nearby Blue Ash. "I wanted Adam to learn the right way to lift...
Bought to Be Sold
Every year, close to 65,000 dogs are used for medical research in the United States. How do laboratories get the animals? Some come from licensed "Class A" dealers, who specifically breed dogs for research.
ORGANS: NOTEWORTHY PROBLEM
The biggest mystery in Europe this year isn't "The Da Vinci Code"--it's the question of what is killing the Continent's great pipe organs. That is the issue confounding scientists, music historians and organ experts involved with the EU-funded Corrosion of Lead and Lead-Tin Alloys of Organ Pipes in Europe (COLLAPSE), a research project formed when a mysterious corrosion began appearing in the hollow cylinders of some of Europe's oldest and most venerable instruments.
Democratic Rep. Barney Frank is known for his witty candor and his dedication to liberal causes, particularly gay rights. One of the few openly gay members of Congress, Frank had been in Washington six years before he came to out to his colleagues, and the nation, in 1987.
SNAP JUDGMENT: BOOKS
BOOKS The Outlaw Seaby William LangewiescheThe ocean is a realm that remains radically free," warns the author, describing a largely unregulated global shipping industry that leaves crews vulnerable to pirates and poorly maintained vessels susceptible to sinking.
Snap Judgment: Books
Occidentalism by Ian Buruma and Avishai MargalitIslamic jihadists don't have a monopoly on hating the West. As this slim volume shows, West-bashers have a long pedigree, from Japanese intellectuals to Russian Slavophiles.
Calling All Moms, Again
On Aug. 10, 1999, Donna Dees-Thomases became an activist. That's the day she witnessed on television a shooting at a Jewish community center day camp in Granada Hills, Calif., an incident that left five people wounded, three of them children.
Q&Amp;A: 'Democrats Do Have A Prayer'
The Democratic Leadership Council bills itself as a movement that seeks to "go beyond the old left-right debate." Its philosophy embraces centrist ideals such as fiscal discipline, economic growth and welfare reform--in short, the so-called Third Way adopted by Bill Clinton.Recently, however, the DLC has come under fire from members of its own party for warning liberal Dems not to stray from those middle-of-the road principles.Al From, the DLC's founder and CEO, spoke to NEWSWEEK's Christina B.
Q&Amp;A: Can We Ever Justify War?
The book documents the mass killings of the last half of the 20th century--from Pol Pot's slaughter of Cambodians to concentration camps in the former Yugoslavia--and analyzes the United States' reluctance, and sometimes outright refusal, to get involved.