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    • Are Child Care Costs Driving Parents Back Home?

      Are Child Care Costs Driving Parents Back Home?0

      • August 10, 2015

      Child care costs are increasingly unmanageable for American families. According to the Washington Post, “The average annual cost of infant-center-based care is virtually the same as the average cost of tuition and fees at a four-year public college.” And it’s not only infant care that is straining the pocketbooks of Americans – childcare in general

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    • More screening, or more married parents?

      More screening, or more married parents?0

      • August 7, 2015

      The News Story: New Recommendations for Depression Screening in Primary Care  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is considering a new standard recommending that all adults be routinely screened for depression during visits to their primary care provider, according to a story released by the American Academy of Family Physicians. According to the AAFP,

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    • Is Modern Life Making People Lonely?

      Is Modern Life Making People Lonely?0

      We walk the streets rarely making eye contact with those we brush up against. We zoom along our freeways, only occasionally glancing at the driver beside us. We sit on the metro and hope we don’t need to make conversation. We wave at our neighbors but rarely talk to them. We are surrounded by people

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    • Huffing, Puffing, and Blowing High School Literature Courses to the Ground

      Huffing, Puffing, and Blowing High School Literature Courses to the Ground0

      • August 7, 2015

      Have you asked a high school junior lately what they’re reading in school? According to a report coming out of New York, it’s not Shakespeare… it’s… The Three Little Pigs?! “The report from the state Education Department says the classic children’s fairy tale was just one of several ridiculously easy reading assignments uncovered at Landmark

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    • Practicing Gratitude in the Shadow of the Third Reich

      Practicing Gratitude in the Shadow of the Third Reich0

      • August 7, 2015

      German-born Anne Frank is surely the most unusual best-selling teenage author of the 20th century. She penned but one volume, a diary, while hiding from the Nazis during the German occupation of the Netherlands. “How wonderful it is,” she wrote in that tiny hideaway, “that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve

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    • Alasdair MacIntyre’s Famous Comparison between the Fall of Rome and America Today

      Alasdair MacIntyre’s Famous Comparison between the Fall of Rome and America Today0

      The last paragraph of his renowned work After Virtue: “It is always dangerous to draw too precise parallels between one historical period and another; and among the most misleading of such parallels are those which have been drawn between our own age in Europe and North America and the epoch in which the Roman empire

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