Sholeh Patrick

Mind your P’s and queues

September 12, 2019 at 8:44 am

The English are a funny lot — with some idiosyncrasies that seem as odd as, undoubtedly, ours must seem to them. Now that trips to the UK have become routine for us, thanks to our English daughter-in-law, one thing is clear: Whatever you ca...

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Americans saving more for college

September 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

American parents are saving more for their kids’ college. That’s good, because tuition keeps going up. According to the College Board, between 2008 and 2019, published tuition and fee prices rose by an average $930 (in 2018 dollars) at publ...

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Research: Got night-hags? Skip the numbles.

September 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you frequent the U.K. or read as many English novels as I do, you know the English love goofy words and nicknames. Hungry? Try spotted dick (a desert), soldiers (sliced toast) or a bacon buttie (sandwich). Feeling chuffed (happy), cheeky...

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Research: Alzheimer’s: We’re not helpless

September 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

A long life is a two-sided coin.The joys of more time come with greater odds of experiencing some mental decline, but we’re not helpless. We can delay, mitigate or in some cases, even prevent it.Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease — ...

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Research: Labor Day rooted in controversy

August 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Before this three-day weekend fun begins, let’s take a look at why we’ve got it.Most Americans know the first Monday in September is meant to give workers a day off and remember their contribution to a healthy economy which supports us all....

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Research: Will Nessie grace our “dragon days” of summer?

August 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

It must be the heat: August is Dragon Awareness Month.Yes, dragons: Those massive, winged, fire-breathing, dinosaur-looking creatures that pervade human folklore across time and continents. Mythical, or real?Bestselling author Carl Sagan wa...

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Research: Five tips to avoid plagiarism

August 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Plagiarism is a serious issue for any writer. Intentional or accidental, journalists and researchers understand how easily it can happen, even for the most ethical among us.These days, with more untrained writers posting articles online, qu...

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Opposition: A lesson from Russia

August 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Divergent opinion is human nature. It’s also necessary to a healthy democracy, especially in America’s evenly and hotly divided climate — as the framers warned us in Federalist Paper No. 10:“... the smaller the number of individuals composi...

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Research: Another view of re-entry centers’ role in communities

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Nothing like controversy to return a common predicament to the forefront: How to reintegrate ex-cons.It’s a scary word, isn’t it — ex-convict? TV evokes images of hardened criminals, but oft-repeated statistics confirm that most of today’s ...

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Research: Hey lefties, this tribute is for you

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Odds are at least 8 percent of you reading this would write it left-handed. Actually, that’s not quite true; according to Science Daily, a few lefties use the right to write, while favoring the left for most other things, although such task...

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