Am I racist?

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According to an online test developed by Harvard psychologists, I have a moderate preference toward white people. I—a liberal white... Read more

Portion size: Paree vs Philly

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I just got back from 10 days in France. Like John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, I was struck by all the little differences in Europe—how... Read more

Join us for the Philadelphia Science Festival

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In just a few weeks, the City of Brotherly Love will welcome the third annual Philadelphia Science Festival — a 10-day-long, citywide... Read more

The potential of parks (with programs)

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What gets people out and exercising in the park? Is it the characteristics of the community that surrounds the park, such as the presence or... Read more

Revisiting the rights of children

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By Jonathan Purtle What does the United States have in common with South Sudan and Somalia? Not much, except for being the only other United... Read more

Moving the target on gun research

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By Jonathan Purtle Injuries are the leading cause of death among people age 44 and younger in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control... Read more

Why attack snack food in schools?

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By Jonathan Purtle Last Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new standards to regulate the nutritional content... Read more

Should Pennsylvania legalize pot?

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By Jonathan Purtle Earlier this month, Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery-Delaware) announced plans to introduce a bill... Read more