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Physician Remove Thyself
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his “egregious lack of integrity” for promoting what they call “quack treatments.” Those pushing for his ouster claim Oz “has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine,”
What makes some audio storytelling so engaging? According to researchers, the best stories will always have an increasing level of tension, and that there exists a type of universal story structure—one in which a protagonist faces some sort of stressful challenge or conflict—that draws attention because it’s engaging emotionally and intellectually.
Gwyneth Paltrow has apparently failed at the food stamp challenge, quitting after four days. The challenge might make for good publicity, but it’s flawed in two big ways. One is that it gets the math on how the USDA hands out benefits entirely wrong. And because of that, it fails to capture the grim reality of being a low-income American.
The Beginning Of The End
Countless women have experienced public sexual harassment, but many of these situations go unreported. One bold new video campaign produced by Transport for London aims to let women know they should refuse this treatment once and for all.
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