Homegrown Aid , by JEFFREY D. SACHS Published: April 8, 2009 PRESIDENT OBAMA has embarked on a promising new course to fight hunger and promote economic growth and political stability in countries like Cambodia, Honduras and Malawi. These countries, and many more, have large populations of impoverished farm families. Tough climates, environmental degradation and a… Read More From the NYT: ‘Homegrown Aid’, by Jeffrey Sachs
There is such a thing as healthy curiosity. And it’s only normal that we be curious about our role models, trying to find out as much as we can about them to learn to apply what makes them so great. But there is something wrong about our role models being misbehaving celebrities and there is… Read More Celebrity Gossip: How much is too much?
The question of privacy – or lack thereof – seems to be a preoccupation only for those who are, erm, of a certain age (I’m learning to be politically correct). I have many younger friends who are in their early to mid-teens, and it always surprises me how they seem to put all aspects and… Read More Facebook & privacy: the seemingly eternal debate
By DENISE GRADY Published: December 4, 2008 For nearly 15 years, Kim and Walt Best have been paying about $200 a year to keep nine embryos stored in a freezer at a fertility clinic at Duke University — embryos that they no longer need, because they are finished having children but that Ms. Best cannot… Read More From the NYT: Parents Torn Over Fate of Frozen Embryos