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Health and Science by Jan Haber A little skepticism may be good for the soul. I wonder if you saw the item in Mother Jones datelined Feb. 18. Tom Philpott, in his Food For Thought [...]
Consider the Strawberry by Jan Haber • More than half of U.S. kids pick strawberries as their favorite fruit. • The United States grows 20% of the world’s strawberries—making us th[...]
• A HUGE MAJORITY OF NEW YORKERS ARE SATISFIED WITH HEALTH REFORM COVERAGE 92% of New Yorkers who became newly insured under health reform (“Obamacare”) are completely or somewhat [...]
When we were in the 4th grade we showed off for our friends with antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters), defined as opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England. [...]
by Jan Haber, Editor, The Nyack Villager E-Cigarettes may not generate smoke, but their presence gives off no shortage of political heat. What they are not: E-Cigarettes contain no[...]
Why Do We Say….? They’re figures of speech we all use daily—but where do they come from? Happy As a Clam This well-known expression only makes much sense if you know the whol[...]
For many years, the Oxford Dictionary has been choosing one word per year to add to the vocabulary of English-speakers. The word for 2013: selfie n. a photographic self-portrait ta[...]
A couple of months ago, The Word Hound brought you news of messages sometimes hidden in the placement of postage stamps on a postcard. This month we’ll do a little rudimentary deco[...]