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Posts on Regator:249
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Archived Since:February 9, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Cory Booker's Snowspiration

Blizzard-blasted residents turn to Twitter for the mayor's help, and some ordinary folks respond.

Even the Untrained Can Save Lives With New CPR Guidelines

New guidelines stress chest compressions, not mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

DVF's New Hospital Gowns

Hospital gowns have been the, um, butt of jokes over the years. Not only are they undignified for patients, they also don't always give doctors the best access. The Cleveland Clinic recently teamed up with famed designer von Furstenberg to change that.

Sort of Good News During a Bad Economy

New data shows fewer American workers died on the job in 2009 than in any year since at least 1992. Good news, but not as good as it sounds.

What Frank Deford Gets Wrong About Deadspin's Brett Favre Pictures

There's a lot of things to debate about A. J. Daulerio's pursuit of the Brett Favre texting scandal story. But whether or not it's newsworthy isn't one of them.

Cory Booker's Snowspiration

Cory Booker used Twitter to help dig out residents of Newark during the last blizzard. Now, with much of the eastern seaboard covered in snow, more Americans implored the mayor to come to their aid. While Booker can't be everywhere, ordinary citizens inspired by his example often heeded the call.

What Frank DeFord Gets Wrong About Deadspin's Brett Favre Pictures

There's a lot of things to debate about AJ Daulerio's pursuit of the Brett Farve texting scandal story. But whether or not it's newsworthy isn't one of them.

Diane Von Furstenberg's New Creation: Hospital Gowns

Hospital gowns have been the, um, butt of jokes over the years. Not only are they undignified for patients, they also don't always give doctors the best access. The Cleveland Clinic recently teamed up with famed designer von Furstenberg to change that.

Women and Whisky: Why Not?

A new ad promotes whisky as a holiday treat for women: a rare sight in a culture that associates the hard stuff with manliness. Marketing this type of alcohol to a female audience may be novel, but there's nothing new about ladies who like Scotch, rye, whisky, or bourbon.

Larry King's Victim-Blaming Interview With Mel Gibson's Ex

The storied talk-show host has featured multiple women who've suffered at the hands of abusive partners. Why, then, did he take such a disbelieving tone when interviewing Oksana Grigorieva?

As IVF Pioneer Receives Nobel Prize, a Look at How the Technology Evolved

Robert Evans started his research in the 1950s. Now the universe of IVF has expanded into a nuanced and ever-evolving area of science and culture.

Last Night On 'Glee': Can the ReWalk Cure Paralysis?

The device that allowed Artie to take a few steps across the music-room floor really exists, but it won't be showing up under anyone's Christmas tree this year.

Larry King's Victim Blaming Interview With Mel Gibson's Ex

The storied talk show host has featured multiple women who've suffered at the hands of abusive partners. Why, then, did he take such a disbelieving tone when interviewing Oksana Grigorieva?

NEWSWEEK Remembers Paul the Octopus

In memory of Paul the Psychic Octopus, NEWSWEEK revisits our psychic reading of him.

BP Abandons 'Top Hat'—For Now

BP's diagram of the riser insertion tube plan for containing the leaking oil. After reevaluating its options to contain the oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon well, BP is abandoning—at least for now—plans to use to the “top hat” containment dome to curtail the spill. Show More Summary

The Difficult Gift: Pamela Madsen's Struggle to Donate Her Embryos Continues

One year ago, I called Pamela Madsen, a well-known advocate in the fertility world, to interview her about the fate of some 400,000 frozen embryos stored in clinics across the country. My goal was to get her professional take on what has become, over the years, a highly charged moral and political debate. Show More Summary

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