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Rundown for January 14, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Obama Demands Quick Action On Debt Limit

President Obama is demanding that Congress raise the federal debt limit quickly, and warning Republicans not to demand concessions in exchange.

12:15 PM EST 11 Comments

Companies Try To Limit Digital Distractions

As technology connects us more and more effortlessly to all aspects of work, come companies are trying to disconnect employees both at work and at home.

12:35 PM EST 3 Comments

Jodie Foster Comes Out (Sort Of) And Retires (We Think)

In a rambling speech at the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, actress Jodie Foster ended decades of speculation by coming out of the closet, and suggested she might be retiring.

12:40 PM EST 30 Comments

Navy SEAL Loses Battle With PTSD

After serving in Iraq, Navy SEAL Rob Guzzo’s post traumatic stress got so bad that his parents – both Navy veterans – got him private treatment. But in the end, it didn’t help.

12:50 PM EST 8 Comments

Teaching Rock History Online

Berklee College of Music offers an online class on the history of rock, from bluesman Robert Johnson back in the 1930s, to Amanda Palmer using Kickstarter and Twitter to reach fans today.

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January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

January 21 20 Comments

What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

Sociologist Dalton Conley explains what it means for family dynamics when one sibling is significantly richer or poorer.

January 21 2 Comments

Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers his take on the president's plan and whether it goes too far or not far enough.