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The Earth Dodges a Cosmic Bullet…For Now

October 18, 2017

Earth dodges a cosmic bullet — for now. Professor Don Lincoln discusses September solar flares and how they affect us. Learn more in his courses on The Great Courses Daily! […]

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Shifting U.S. Birth Patterns

October 11, 2017

Science allows modern mothers to schedule their babies births, now bringing more into the world during the hours of 8a-6p. Read more about the shifting U.S. birth patterns with Professor Barbara J. King. […]

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Eating and the Cultural Context of Food

October 4, 2017

Eating Identity: Nourishment and the Cultural Contexts of Food. Some of us eat to live, and others live to eat. Professor Edward F. Fischer discusses the concept of nourishment vs. cultural context of food. […]

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Increase In Supplement Poisonings

September 27, 2017

Increase In Supplement Poisonings. Current supplement regulations in the US (and many countries) are overtly anti-consumer and pro-industry, and are the direct result of aggressive industry lobbying and having powerful senators in their pocket. The rise in calls to poison control for supplements are just one manifestation of this situation. […]

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Parisian Parenting

September 6, 2017

It’s been found that the “French Style” of parenting takes a lot of pressure off parents and still provides a wonderful childhood for the kids. Professor Eileen Kennedy-Moore discusses the cross-cultural lessons we can learn. […]

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