Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday Stories: Kindness, Science and Henrietta Lacks

Today's must read is the convocation speech George Saunders gave to Syracuse University's Class of 2013 where he makes the case for kindness.

The great Steven Pinker in the New Republic explains how Science is Not the Enemy.

Some closure for those of us who've read Rebecca Skloot's wonderful book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

[And if you don't follow me on Facebook or Twitter this week's US News and World Report column covered the risks of eating on the run and below you'll find an embedded version of my appearance on The Today Show talking about men and dieting]

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