March 28th, 2008

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The 5 Most Ridiculously Over-Hyped Health Scares of All Time. These stories, along with the Cold War, are why my youth was so fatalistic.
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The credit crisis is moving beyond subprime mortgages. Next on the agenda: home equity loans.
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Seven Mysterious Disappearances. Read what we know happened, plus the wild speculations of what might have happened to these people who were never seen again.
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A look at some of the problems with a national service program. It may be a way to pay for college, but it may be more discriminatory than useful.
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How dead is dead enough? Modern medical advances have blurred the line between life and death, so the criteria for defining death is somewhat arbitrary.
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A cat is delighted to find he can walk on water! But the ice makes it hard to reach the fish.
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Ganvie, Benin: The Venice Of Africa. The town on the lake was settled to protect residents from slavery, as local religious tradition forbade attacking anyone on the water.
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Most of us carry tunes around in our heads at least part of the time. What's your default song?

March 27, 2008 - 10:40pm
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