Category: 2013

The 10 Most Unexpected Ways to Be Happy, Backed By Science

August 26th, 2014 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Shannon Sauer-Zavala, Time 0 comments

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Shannon Sauer-Zavala, College of Arts & Sciences

A user’s guide to having it all…

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Court Order Keeping California Teenager On Ventilator Expires Today

December 30th, 2013 in 2013, George Annas, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Public Health 0 comments

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George Annas, School of Public Health

Time is running out for the family of a California teenager who was declared brain dead after a routine tonsillectomy went awry…

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How others affect YOUR food intake

December 30th, 2013 in 2013, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Does being informed of the food choices of others in your social world affect what you eat?…

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What Does Bitcoin’s Memorable Year Mean for the Future?

December 30th, 2013 in 2013, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

From the U.S. government’s shutdown to the snowstorm that hit Cairo for the first time in over a century, 2013 was definitely an interesting year…

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Bitcoin: Currency of the network to the test

December 30th, 2013 in 2013, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

At its meeting in late 2013, one of the last chaired by Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve announced the start of “taper”, the gradual reduction of the purchase by the U.S. central bank of about $ 85 billion per month in vouchers Treasury bills and other securities linked to home loans (we turn now to 75 billion)…

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“Bitcoin is a product of liberal idealism but does not take into account the actual functioning of the global economy.”

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As Sasha and Malia Obama become young women, a father laments time slipping by

December 30th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Elizabeth Mehren, Newsmakers, Politics, Washington Post 0 comments

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Elizabeth Mehren, College of Communication

When they vacationed here just before President Obama’s first inauguration, Malia and Sasha were little girls doting on their dad — holding his hand on the beach, taking in a dolphin show and nuzzling up to him at the shave-ice shop…

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“The president’s image needs more help than ‘Father Knows Best’ can give him. The public has other things on its mind now, not the Obama girls’ growth chart.”

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His Mom Ran Hadassah. His Brother Made ‘Glee.’ Now Evan Falchuk Is Going Into Politics.

December 30th, 2013 in 2013, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Evan Falchuk has really good hair. It’s mesmerizingly good, in the way that only really good haircuts can be…

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“If you were a Democrat, you might fear his candidacy more than a Republican. It won’t take much to swing the election. If he can take just 2 percent of the vote, that could be a big factor determining who next governor is.”

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This Is (Not) The Most Important Story Of The Year

December 29th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Newsmakers, NPR, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

Have you spent much of the holiday season debating whether Justin Bieber really intends to retire?…

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“Buzzfeed went from almost all cute kitten videos all the time to making room for Obama.”

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A look back on the year in nutrition

December 28th, 2013 in 2013, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

The past 12 months have been a very busy time in the evolving world of nutrition…

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Does Pakistan have friends?

December 28th, 2013 in 2013, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Adil Najam, College of Arts & Sciences

Umberto Eco – the Italian novelist, essayist and literary critic – is amongst the most engaging and inventive writers alive today…

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