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Report: Bristol Palin to join 'Teen Mom OG'

1 day ago from UPI

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, will reportedly star in the new season of "Teen Mom OG."

Uprising in Nicaragua could spark next Central American refugee crisis

1 day ago from UPI

Central American migrants have long been at the center of what consecutive U.S. administrations have called the immigration "crisis."

Watch: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' to return with 12 new episodes

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Animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" will return with 12 new episodes that will appear on Disney's upcoming streaming service.

Jinger Duggar gives birth to first child, daughter Felicity

1 day ago from UPI

Reality television personality Jinger Duggar Vuolo has given birth to her first child -- a daughter.

Ask Well: Does Fidgeting Counter the Harmful Effects of Sitting?

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Any movement, no matter how slight, counts as physical activity and can be good for your health.

Harvard’s Martha Minow named University Professor

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Renowned human rights expert Martha Minow, the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School and a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor....

Smartphones and social media linked to increase in teen depression

1 day ago from Harvard Science

When San Diego State University Professor Jean Twenge, a psychologist who studies generational shifts, saw a spike in teen mental health issues between 2011 and 2015, she wanted to find out why. The...

Mindfulness meditation and relaxation response affect brain differently

1 day ago from Harvard Science

A variety of meditation-based programs have been developed in recent years to reduce stress and medical symptoms and to promote wellness. One lingering question is to what extent these programs are similar or...

Smith Campus Center opens in fall, making spaces for shaping community

1 day ago from Harvard Science

In her early years as president of Harvard University, Drew Faust began to imagine how a more inclusive Harvard — a more connected Harvard — might be developed. Each individual School was...

New group of Harvard College Professors

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Five faculty members across a wide range of disciplines have been named Harvard College Professors. Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith announced the honor for Robin Bernstein,...

HDS podcast gives ‘secular sermons’ on the ideas that shape society

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Are fitness chains modern-day cults? Should efficiency be a moral value? How is our obsession with weight connected to Adam and Eve? Few, if any, of these questions would occur to the...

Films reflect impact made by activist and artist David Wojnarowicz

1 day ago from Harvard Science

When activist and artist David Wojnarowicz died of AIDS-related illnesses in 1992, he left behind a substantial legacy. In addition to his work as writer, painter, performance artist, and photographer, the 37-year-old New...

Harvard Ed School students seek to broaden perceptions of rural America

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Of nearly 51 million K–12 students in the U.S., about 9 million attend rural schools. Yet despite being one-sixth of the nation’s student body, rural students, and rural education in general, are often...

Joe O’Donnell bids Harvard Corporation adieu

1 day ago from Harvard Science

During his first week as a Harvard freshman in the early 1960s, Joe O’Donnell passed the kind of personal test that would resonate for the rest of his life. Surrounded by his...

Survivor of Darfur violence comes to Harvard with a mission in mind

1 day ago from Harvard Science

AUTHOR’S NOTE: My first encounter with Guy, or Abdelhamid Yousif Ismail Adam, was at a function organized by the Harvard Hillel in mid-April. We talked and I was both shocked and mesmerized...

When discussing verse, Elisa New says, celebrity quickly drops away

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Elisa New is used to being asked about celebrity. Even before the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature launched the television part of her multimedia initiative “Poetry in America” in April, New...

For Harvard President Drew Faust, a festive farewell

1 day ago from Harvard Science

It was a festive farewell. Drew Faust said goodbye as Harvard’s president Thursday as members of the University community celebrated her 11 years as leader with humorous and heartfelt tributes and moving musical...

A full-time job fighting hate

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Evan Bernstein’s job has gotten increasingly difficult since he joined the Anti-Defamation League as New York regional director in 2013. Not only has the scope of his responsibility broadened — in June, the...

In visit to Harvard, Marilynne Robinson discusses teaching, writing

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Marilynne Robinson’s 1980 debut novel “Housekeeping,” about a pair of orphaned sisters raised by their eccentric aunt in an isolated town, was an instant hit among critics and is still widely read...

Questions, answers with Harvard’s Muslim chaplain

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Khalil Abdur-Rashid was named Harvard’s first full-time Muslim chaplain last July, bringing with him a strong foundation in civil rights, social work, higher education, and Islamic law and philosophy. Since choosing Islam as...

Studying games to understand the evolution of cooperation

1 day ago from Harvard Science

All it took to rewrite the rules of understanding the evolution of cooperation was a series of chance encounters among Martin Nowak, Krishnendu Chatterjee, and Christian Hilbe. During his first visit to Harvard...

Academic boot camp aims to prep veterans for college

1 day ago from Harvard Science

The topic was the Declaration of Independence as 13 students and Harvard lecturer Jonathan Hansen gathered at the Cabot Science Library to probe the document’s driving ideas. “As you’re reading this, does it...

Lauren Groff on Florida as a state of mind

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Fiction writer Lauren Groff will work on her fourth novel as the 2018‒2019 Suzanne Young Murray Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her third, “Fates and Furies,” told the story of...

Medical School grad takes family values to work

1 day ago from Harvard Science

For Harvard Medical School’s Jessica Ruiz, M.D. ’18, being a caretaker was always a familiar role. The eldest of three children in a Mexican-American family in Texas, Ruiz learned from her parents, aunts,...

Constitution’s wide latitude for a president causing major legal headaches

1 day ago from Harvard Science

After almost 231 years of scrutiny, it’s hard to imagine there’s much left in the U.S. Constitution that hasn’t been fully explored. But the special counsel’s probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016...

NFL, players' union at impasse on national anthem policy

1 day ago from UPI

The NFL and its players association "have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA's grievance and on the NFL's anthem policy," they said in a statement.

Tennessee Titans want to discuss Jurrell Casey's national anthem plans

1 day ago from UPI

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey said earlier this week he planned to continue his on-field protest of the national anthem.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Revived for Surprise Seventh Season

2 days ago from Space.com

The animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being revived for a surprise seventh season on the upcoming Disney streaming service.