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Running after drinking
Using a small sample set, Aschwanden and exercise scientist Gig Leadbetter found that women ran an average of 22 percent longer the morning after drinking while the men ran 21 percent shorter.
Reagan's stimulus vs. Obama's austerity
At this point in the Reagan recovery government spending had risen 11.6 percent; this time around it’s actually down by 2.6 percent. So if we had followed the Reagan track, spending would be almost 15 percent higher. Since government spending on goods and services is about $3 trillion a year, spending on the Reagan track would have meant more than $340 billion more in direct government demand,...
The cost of the White House's 2010 turn to...
Here, though, may be where the deficit-mania did its greatest damage. The White House is a busy place, and each hour people spent pondering doomed debt-reduction strategies was an hour not dedicated to thinking creatively about the immediate economic crisis.
The crummy deal Americans get on health care in...
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The college premium
The numbers show a conflicted yet striking pattern. Real earnings for men, 25 to 34, with bachelor’s degrees are down 19 percent since 2000, and for female college graduates of that age they are down 16 percent since 2003. Yet the wage differential between college graduates and high school graduates — the college premium — is growing. Thirty years ago, college graduates made 40 percent...
In the fall of 2009, Obama’s chief congressional lobbyist, Phil Schiliro, touted a clever idea for dealing with the tax cuts: introduce a bill that would extend the middle-class cuts for two years while allowing the upper-income portions to expire. After two years, the middle-class cuts would also expire unless Congress paid for them with off-setting savings or tax increases. Schiliro figured...
The United States stands out as performing very well in the area of cancer care,...– OECD Health at a Glance 2009: Key findings for the United States
The cost of not controlling health-care costs
RAND Health researchers combined data from multiple sources to depict the effects of rising health care costs on a median-income married couple with two children covered by employer-sponsored insurance. The analysis compared the family’s health care cost burden in 1999 with that incurred in 2009. The take-away message: Although family income grew throughout the decade, the financial...
There you are, Pat. You came in with a box of glory and there you stand with an...– Letters of Note: A book is like a man
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Study: Rich more likely to take candy from babies
The “upper class,” as defined by the study, were more likely to break the law while driving, take candy from children, lie in negotiation, cheat to increase their odds of winning a prize and endorse unethical behavior at work, researchers reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
This is the first rule of Republican politics: If you are in trouble, promise to...– Rational Irrationality: Romney’s New Tax Plan: Big, Bold, and Desperate : The New Yorker
Last year, the prestige movies were crowdpleasing enough to reach a...– “The Artist” and the Oscars - NYTimes.com