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Anthropologist explains why you're programmed to love sugar

(THE CONVERSATION) The sweetness of sugar is one of life's great pleasures. People's love for sweet is so visceral, food companies lure consumers to their products by adding sugar to almost everything they make: yogurt, ketchup, fruit snacks, breakfast cereals and even supposed health foods like granola bars.
Schoolchildren lear ... (full story)


Akron Law receives grant for Expedited Pardon Project

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In 2007, Akron resident LaSalle Harris checked herself into the ADM Crisis Center for treatment after 23 years of struggling with drug addiction, multiple arrests and incarcerations.
When she got out she began having problems securing long-term employment.
“I had five different jobs in a month’s time because ever ... (full story)


Behavioral health experts look to publicize gun safety

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — In recent weeks, a series of threats against Coulee Region schools materialized, leading one to close for a day and others to increase police presence on the premises. Thankfully, no acts of violence have followed — but after the shooting at a Michigan school four weeks ago, mental health experts a ... (full story)


Why can't we throw all our trash into a volcano and burn it up?

(THE CONVERSATION) –– Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com.
Why can't we throw all our trash into a volcano and burn it up? – Georgine T.
It's true that lava is hot enough to burn up some of our ... (full story)


Philanthropists seeking to fix big problems must tread carefully – here's how they can make their efforts more compatible with democracy

(THE CONVERSATION) How should wealthy people respond to daunting problems like racism, economic inequality and climate change? Leading thinkers have long questioned whether philanthropy offers appropriate or meaningful solutions to vexing challenges.
Eighteenth-century philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft called private giving " ... (full story)