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Study: Men Feel Dissapointed When Turned Down for a Date

Madison, WI (Rueters) – A groundbreaking study out of Hollick University is shedding new light on the mysterious ritual of dating. In a $10 million federally funded research project, studies indicated  the vast majority of men who ask a woman out on a date, only to be turned down, feel disappointment. “In case after case,”..

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Constructive Criticism Still Sucks

Boston (Rooters) – Psychologists at Mather University have just made public the results of a three year, $25 million federal study on the effects of positive, well-intended criticism:  apparently, people don’t like it. “We followed 1200 subjects,” said professor Arnold Rosen, “all of whom self-identified as people who genuinely want to improve their lives by..

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Lottery Winners Swell ACA Enrollment

Washington (Rueters) – According to a new White House report, health care exchanges all over the country are seeing dramatic enrollment increases among a special kind of fortunate citizen:  lottery winners. “It’s very dramatic,” said press secretary Jay Carney, “we’re seeing increases among lottery winners by not just single percentage factors but — and I..

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Of Pianos and Half-Wits

“Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Matthew 11:11 You are a piano teacher — the best anywhere really — and suddenly there’s a knock on your door…

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The Horror of Moderation

Turn the creation story on its head for a moment:  Picture a starving Adam, and an emaciated Eve, our first parents, given a stunning garden and just one rule:  don’t eat from that tree over there, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Adam and Eve, counter to the actual record, not only..

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Review: Touchy Feely (2013)

Some films almost feel as though they deserve a workshop over a review, and Touchy Feely–with its invitation to participate in painfully awkward, claustrophobic family conversations and vast stretches of unexplained premise–certainly qualifies.   You don’t wait 20 minutes to understand the  story here. You get to wait forever. Directed by Lynn Shelton,  Rosemary DeWitt..

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