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3 hrs ago | Chicago Jewish Community

Lewis Summer Interns see JUF in action and unite as a cohort

The interns at the "Bring Back Our Boys" vigil, which they helped organize. Pictured are Alex Massey and Claire Peaceman.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Mass Transit

Suicide by Train Rate Puts Spotlight on Metra

Aug. 26--Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal -- a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Illinois, Illinois Government

San Jose Mercury News

A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

San Jose mega eaters Joey Chestnut -- of hot dog devouring fame -- and Matt "Megatoad" Stonie set a world record in gyoza consumption in Los Angeles earlier this month.


Related Topix: World Records, Bowdoin College, Occidental College


When it comes to a growing child, the brain comes first

Young children grow much more slowly than other mammals because their developing brains require so much energy to prepare for the challenges of later life, a new study contends.


Glenview Announcements

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Elise Brill of Leesi B Cosmetics

Renee Lee is the editor of Bouquet Catcher weddings. She is originally from the suburbs of Detroit, and is a 2012 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Related Topix: Journalism, Glenview, IL


Ruan announces senior leadership changes

Steve Chapman, Ruan Transportation Management Systems' CEO, has named Ben McLean president and chief operating officer of Ruan Transportation Management Systems.


National Public Radio

Cosmic Query: What Color Is Marty McFly's Vest?

Michael J. Fox in his vest in the 1985 movie, Back To The Future. Amblin/Universal/The Kobal Collection hide caption Please understand that the following discussion is as much about memory as it is about minutiae.


Related Topix: Back to the Future, Telltale Games, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Video Games, Celebrities, Michael J. Fox

Indianapolis Business News

Indiana, Wisconsin join court rush for same-sex marriage review

Amid the rush for U.S. Supreme Court review of gay-marriage bans that have been struck down from coast to coast, Indiana and Wisconsin are set to ask a federal appeals court to declare their laws barring such unions constitutional.


Related Topix: Indiana, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

The Miami Herald

Freelancers cover a dangerous war zone with no front lines

"Conflict zones can be covered safely," James Foley told students at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2011.


Related Topix: Journalism, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Evanston, IL, US National Guard, US Military

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Northwestern University

New Coping Strategy For The Memory Impaired And Their Caregivers

Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicinea study.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

'Modern Family' And 'Breaking Bad' Win Big At A Predictable Emmy Awards Show

I live in Los Angeles and I'm lucky enough to write about the thing I love most: movies.


Related Topix: Breaking Bad, Entertainment, Television, Modern Family, Vassar College, Emmy Awards, Bryan Cranston

Helpful tips for the 'why us?' college admissions essay

Many colleges ask the question, "Why us?" as part of the college admissions process.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

WILX-TV Lansing

Teachers To Training To Use EpiPens Under New Law

Susan joined News 10 as a reporter in April 2014. She is no stranger to the Midwest, having earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Medical Daily

Brain Food Keeps Children From Growing Too Fast; Nutrients Fuel Mental Growth Before Physical

To parents, it may seem as if your child grows up overnight. In reality, however, humans grow pretty slow when compared to our other mammalian cousins, but scientists have struggled to prove why.


From HBO To 'Mom,' Five Things To Watch For At The Emmys

I live in Los Angeles and I'm lucky enough to write about the thing I love most: movies.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Los Angeles, CA, Vassar College, Computers, Comedy, Saturday Night Live

PhysOrg Weblog

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain

A five-year old's brain is an energy monster. It uses twice as much glucose as that of a full-grown adult, a new study led by Northwestern University anthropologists has found.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

Business Journal

Why Under Armour went conservative on Notre Dame's football uniforms

Under Armour Inc.'s new football uniforms for the University of Notre Dame aren't the boldest jerseys the company has released.


Related Topix: University of Notre Dame

For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First

Over the last two decades, as violinist and composer Zach Brock worked toward becoming a full-time jazz musician, he knew that he'd have to prove himself as an improviser first and a string player second.


Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Jazz, Music, Entertainment

Chicago Tribune

Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

A National Suicide Prevention Hotline sign is posted on North Summit Avenue near Union Pacific/Metra tracks in Villa Park.


Foley murder video 'may have been staged'

Analysts believe the British jihadi in the video may not have been James Foley's killer, although it is accepted that the journalist was murdered U.S. journalist James Foley speaks at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications in Evanston, Illinois, after being released from imprisonment in ... (more)


Related Topix: Marketing, Evanston, IL