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Care For A Little Spa Treatment? Try The SPA In This Week's Puzzle

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

This week's theme is SPAs. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with S- and the second word starts with PA-.

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Happy (?) Birthday, Gregor Samsa: 'The Metamorphosis' Turns 100

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:03am

Critic Juan Vidal says Kafka's classic tale of alienation — published 100 years ago this month — helped bring about a metamorphosis in his own life (though rather more positive than Gregor Samsa's).

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'After Alice' Gets Lost In Wonderland, Sensible Bestie Comes To Her Rescue

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:03am

Gregory Maguire, of Wicked fame, has written a kind of parallel narrative to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. This story focuses on Ada, a friend who knows Alice needs help getting home.

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In A Slovenian Forest, Volunteers Make It Their Mission To Feed Refugees

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:02am

The volunteers, who have come from as far away as Australia, have set up a makeshift kitchen, where they cook thousands of hot meals and shuttle them to refugee camps.

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Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:01am

Infection and autoimmune activity result in inflammation. And many psychiatric researchers think inflammation may play a role in depression and other mental illnesses.

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The Story That Made Our Translator Cry: #15Girls

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:00am

It's a tough life for many of the Syrian kids who are now refugees in Lebanon: working in the fields up to 14 hours a day instead of going to school.

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There Were Fewer Black Men In Medical School In 2014 Than In 1978

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:24pm

Medical school applications have gone way up in the past few decades. But one group of applicants has not grown: black men.

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