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"...When I get home [to Brooklyn] I get a change of thoughts.  Finally, I decide to play that Elmira card every other weekend.  Peace.  Quietness, peacefulness.  That's...
It's been ten months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. However, the debate about health care reform is far from over. On...
Natural gas has been produced and used in upstate New York for longer than anywhere on Earth.  Indigenous people knew of "burning springs" for centuries, and it was nearly 200 years...
History doesn't always fit into a neat decimal system, but it's a common exercise in mental shorthand to think of "the Gay 90s", "the Roaring 20s" or "the Nifty 50s...
Climate change is a complicated topic that touches on nearly every aspect of our lives. A recent poll shows that 61% of Americans believe that the effects of global warming have already begun, but...
New York State's suicide rate is one of the lowest in the United States.  According to the American Association of Suicidology, in 2005 1,326 New Yorkers took their own lives, which is 6.9...
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The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by the United States Constitution. The population is enumerated every 10 years and the results are used to allocate Congressional seats (...
There is a growing movement to encourage young people to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Historically, girls in particular have not been encouraged when they...
Knowing what to eat and how to prepare nutritious foods is the foundation of a healthy life - or at least, it should be. Yet we live in a world where we are increasingly disconnected from our food....