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Quote of the Day

“Where you grow up matters. There is tremendous variation across the U.S. in the extent to which kids can rise out of poverty.” NATHANIEL HENDREN, a Harvard economist and co-author of a study on income mobility. Quotation of the Day for Monday, July 22 – NYTimes.com.

BBC News – Farming ‘spread by migrant wave’

A new study of DNA from ancient remains provides further evidence that farming was first spread to Europe by migrants. It casts doubt on the alternative theory in which agriculture was adopted by Europe’s existing hunter-gatherer populations, spreading via cultural exchange with neighbouring tribes. Science journal says a team compared …

End-of-life care depends on location – UPI.com

  LEBANON, N.H., April 12 (UPI) — The major variable in the end-of-life care received by dying patients is where a patient lives, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Dr. David C. Goodman for the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which reports on trends and variation in end-of-life care, says end-of-life care differed …

Is Oprah’s Network Too White? – Newsweek

Farah J. Griffin’s 82-year-old mother, Wilhelmenia, hasn’t missed an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show since it debuted nearly 20 years ago. So when Winfrey’s 24-hour Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) debuted on Jan. 1, Griffin upgraded her mother’s cable package so she could watch from her Philadelphia home. Only now, Griffin …

Thank a Mailman Day- Febuary 4th

Thank a Mailman Day is your chance to say thanks to the guy, or gal, who delivers your mail. After all, they are there six days a week. The reliable postal worker is always there doing their job, regardless of the weather. They are a hardy lot. You’ll find some …