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U.S. Alzheimer’s deaths jump 54 percent; many increasingly dying at home

U.S. deaths from Alzheimer’s disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014, and rates are expected to continue to rise, reflecting the nation’s aging population and increasing life expectancy, American researchers said on Thursday. In addition, a larger proportion of people with Alzheimer’s are dying at home rather than a medical facility, […]

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We don’t have an income inequality problem; we have an ego problem

Despite what we routinely read in the news, we do not have an income inequality problem. First, as I’ve previously argued, we don’t refer to height differences as “height inequality.” Nor should we speak of income differences as “income inequality.” Doing so implies the deck is stacked for the “haves” and against the “have nots” […]

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Sharing the Stories of Heroes This Memorial Day

Many nations set aside days to celebrate the end of wars or major battles, and to honor those who fought in them. Memorial Day in America is different in that it doesn’t celebrate veterans—we have a different day set aside for that. This federal holiday was designed to celebrate and honor those who have died while […]

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Hal Boyd: What the New York Times op-ed got wrong about marriage

Marriage and family are more than mere lifestyle choices — they represent noble sacrifices in service of a higher moral purpose. Thursday’s op-ed in The New York Times, “Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not” misses this important point.  The author of the op-ed, Bella DePaulo, debunks the idea that marriage itself makes one healthier or […]

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ May Be Too Close To Reality In California

Since its publication in 1985, “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been a beloved novel to progressives because of its warning against religious, especially Christian, extremism. The Republic of Gilead, a successor to a fallen United States, is the setting of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, where environmental catastrophe caused widespread infertility.

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The Surprising Link Between Broken Families And America’s Opioid Crisis

Arguments about the nature of our drug crisis continue, and the death tally from overdoses is rising. Among the varied opinions and arguments and the conflicting interests vying for influence, it is easy to miss the point: our children are dying.

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No, the norm of marital monogamy is not crumbling

Non-monogamy seems to be coming out of the closet. A study published in the prestigious Journal of Marriage and Family claims that contemporary marriage is undergoing a process of detraditionalization, which includes an openness to nonmonogamy. The study, which was co-authored by three Canadian sociologists, Adam Isiah Green, Jenna Valleriani, and Barry Adam,1 may capture media attention, but a closer […]

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Will Trump bring paid maternity leave to the US?

In his proposed 2018 budget, Trump is bucking traditional party lines by proposing what would be the first federal family paid leave policy in US history.

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