On ‘Mad Men,’ Past is Prologue

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Mad Men is about to make Emmy history with the highest number of nominations for a drama series. The show depicts an era of American history when the priorities, preferences, and opinions of men prevailed in the public and private spheres of American life, often to the detriment of women. While the show is set […]

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Three Ways Water and Sanitation Contribute to Child Survival—and Three Ways To Help!

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Every year, more than seven million children worldwide die before they reach their fifth birthday. This month, the U.S. government will join the governments of India and Ethiopia to host a high-level international call to action that aims to reduce this figure by ending preventable child deaths. Here are three ways safe drinking water, sanitation […]

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Signs of Hope in the Global Water Crisis

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There are many ways of looking at the global water crisis: conflict over waterways that cross state or international boundaries, drought or flood creating extremes, conservation and biodiversity, even the choice of whether to use water to grow crops or wash cars. But by far the most common manifestation of the water crisis is the […]

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Payroll Tax Holiday or Horror Show?

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President Obama and Congressional Democrats want to extend the payroll tax “holiday” for another year, which would allow workers at all income levels to continue to pay the 4.2 percent rate instead of the 6.2 percent payroll tax they paid before 2011.

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