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ADR SPOTLIGHT: The self-fulfilling prophecy

September 2, 2015

How we create our own conflicts and how we might stop doing so By Joe Basta Why does an athlete who languishes on one team flourish when traded to another?  Why does a move from one school to another result in a student’s change from mediocrity ...

MAKE IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Pork - and politics

September 2, 2015

Presidential hopeful Scott Walker recently committed a food faux pas in perhaps the worst possible place he could have committed it: Philadelphia. This notoriously unforgiving populace, whose football fans once famously booed Santa Claus and pelted him with ...

COMMENTARY: What does a hug cost?

September 2, 2015

By Marie E. Matyjaszek When I think of prison, I don't think of sunshine, palm trees and beautiful sparkly baubles (my preferred daydream items). I toured a prison once, and even the weather cooperated for my general impression of living behind bars ...

COMMENTARY: On voting ... and not; recommendations for electoral system

September 2, 2015

By Lee H. Hamilton The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Beef and broccoli stalks with oyster sauce

September 2, 2015

I have never been able to fathom the popularity of kale. Look, I get it. It’s super easy to grow and it’s healthy. But Americans have eaten (and juiced) so much of it lately that there’s a world wide kale shortage. And babies? Hundreds ...

THE EXPERT WITNESS: Everyone loves a good mystery

September 2, 2015

By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, senior editor Julie G. Sase, copyeditor “It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind….” —Edward ...