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  • 20140625-AMX-HEALTH-EXERCISE252.jpg Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities

    Spirit - which stands for "Social Physical Interactive Respectful Inclusive Teamwork" - offers classes that help clients with developmental disabilities build muscle, increase flexibility and improve their diets. As a population, they have limited opportunities when it comes to health, Smith says. "And a lot need more social interaction," he adds.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSCF1598.JPG Verden Separate School featured as best in country

    When Allen Toles built a secret school where African American children could learn to read and write, he probably never thought that–some 100 years later–it would be on YouTube. 

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why Africa's militaries are so bad

    The optimistic "Africa Rising" slogan has been looking a little tired of late, as its critics point out that higher growth rates do not necessarily deliver either jobs or poverty alleviation. There's been less focus on another area where the "Africa Rising" narrative also seems to be failing to deliver: improved security for the continent's 1.1 billion inhabitants.

    June 12, 2014

  • 20140610-AMX-MARS10.jpg How do you change a flat on Mars? NASA learning as it goes

    When the Curiosity rover set out last July on its much-anticipated drive to the Mars mission's ultimate destination — the three-mile-high science prize called Mount Sharp — everyone knew the going might get rough. Indeed, Mars had other plans for the rover, and they weren't cordial.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jimmy Buffet to jam Chief Drive-in

    Jimmy Buffett will be broadcasting a concert via drive-in theaters to the delight of Americana fans across the nation.

    June 8, 2014

  • New Orleans does away with traditional public schools

    The second-graders paraded to the Dumpster in the rear parking lot, where they chucked boxes of old work sheets, notebooks and other detritus into the trash, emptying their school for good.

    May 30, 2014

  • Study: Both men and women feel less stress at work than at home

    In a newly released study in the Journal of Science and Medicine, researchers carefully examined the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, of a variety of workers throughout the day. The data clearly showed that both men and women are significantly less stressed out at work than they are at home.
     And the women they studied said they were happier at work. While the men said they felt happier at home.

    May 28, 2014

  • MERS-CoV_electron_micrograph1.jpg Nine things you need to know about MERS

    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome first emerged about two years ago. Since then, more than 500 cases have been confirmed and reported to the World Health Organization, including at least 145 deaths. Two cases have been confirmed in the United States. Here are some questions and answers about MERS.

    May 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Your child is a natural-born liar

    If your kid has been lying, "that's very, very normal," explains Kang Lee, a developmental psychologist at the University of Toronto who has been studying lying in children for 20 years. Generally, kids start to lie by around the age of 2 1/2  or 3, usually to cover up transgressions.

    May 19, 2014

  • 5-16 gail bush.jpg Quilt shop celebrates 30 years of stitches

    An immeasurable amount of old high school shirts from past and present students in the area have been made into memory quilts for graduations in Gail, and her husband Coy Bush's shop, which is celebrating being in business 30 years.

    May 16, 2014 1 Photo

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