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The Problem with Testing

Your child is more than a score. Here’s what one parent and researcher learned about the standardized assessments administered to students, teachers, and schools. ... More

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What Do Birds Do For Us?

Birds are pretty, sure, but increasing scientific evidence reveals that life would be pretty tough without them.... More

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A New Hip

There are 330,000 hip replacement surgeries in the U.S. each year, and the majority of people who undergo this operation sing its praises after a... More

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Don’t Make Waves

Our resident curmudgeon explains why he's giving up the ballpark and enjoying this baseball season in the comfort of his own home.... More

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A Landscape So Powerful

The notion of preserving, rather than exploiting, great swaths of land for future generations was a novel concept 100 years ago. It took the passage... More

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Kids Need More Time Outdoors

Kids today have it all, it seems, except time to be themselves. It’s essential that we add free play back into their increasingly crowded agendas... More

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Lights Out!

America has to come to terms with the notion that the Internet, among its many, many virtues, is also a weapon of mass destruction... More

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Contrarian View: America the Smug

The views expressed here do not represent the opinions of The Saturday Evening Post. Dear Reader: In an election year, one hears many disparate views.... More

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Mindfulness Is Overrated

I was traveling recently and stumbled into the hotel’s fitness facility. I don’t know, maybe I sleepwalked there. Hate exercise, so I was earplugged into... More

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The Royal Me

The weird, wild world of micronations where anybody can be king... More

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