Lins Bits

David Brooks: New blog on intellectual, cultural and scientific findings

March 7th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By DAVID BROOKS Published: March 6, 2011 NYT On this blog I’m hoping to cover the sorts of intellectual, cultural and scientific findings that I can’t get into my columns or in my conversations with my fellow columnist Gail Collins. http://brooks.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/hello/

Social Scientist Sees Bias Within

February 8th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By JOHN TIERNEY Published: February 7, 2011 NYT A social psychologist has argued that there is a hostile climate for non-liberals among his colleagues. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/science/08tier.html

Black? White? Asian? More Young Americans Choose All of the Above

January 30th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By SUSAN SAULNY NYT Published Jan 29, 2011 Many young adults of mixed backgrounds are rejecting color lines that have defined Americans for generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/us/30mixed.html

Announcing Her Existence

January 7th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By STACEY D’ERASMO in BOOKS NYT Published: January 7, 2011 This first novel “Annabel” by Kathleen Winter explores the emotional turmoil within the family of an intersex child. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/books/review/DErasmo-t.html

As for Empathy, the Haves Have Not

January 1st, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

NYT Published: December 30, 2010 By PAMELA PAUL But do they really care? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/fashion/02studied.html

Social Science Palooza

December 7th, 2010 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By DAVID BROOKS Published: December 6, 2010  NYT Humans are strange, complicated creatures. Just look at some of the recent reports on behavioral research. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/opinion/07brooks.html

“It Gets Better” by Lisa from Berkeley

November 12th, 2010 by drlinsf in Lins Bits, Uncategorized

Documentary “Gen Silent”

November 4th, 2010 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

Documentary about being transgender and aging featuring the story of KrysAnne Hembrough, a transwoman struggling to find acceptance and community in the midst of battling a terminal illness.

Why Sisterly Chats Make People Happier

October 30th, 2010 by drlinsf in Lins Bits, Uncategorized

By DEBORAH TANNEN Published: October 25, 2010 NYT The key to why having sisters makes people happier — men as well as women — may lie not in the kind of talk they exchange but in the fact of talk. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/health/26essay.html

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science

October 17th, 2010 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

The ATLANTIC November 2010 By David H. Freedman MUCH OF WHAT MEDICAL RESEARCHERS CONCLUDE IN THEIR STUDIES IS MISLEADING, EXAGGERATED, OR FLAT-OUT WRONG. SO WHY ARE DOCTORS—TO A STRIKING EXTENT—STILL DRAWING UPON MISINFORMATION IN THEIR EVERYDAY PRACTICE? DR. JOHN IOANNIDIS HAS SPENT HIS CAREER CHALLENGING HIS PEERS BY EXPOSING THEIR BAD SCIENCE. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/8269/

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