Armstrong and Lehrer: When Superheroes Make Mistakes

We all have our heroes. They’re people we look up to, people we aspire to be. They motivate us. They inspire us. But they’re not perfect.

It has been a rough summer for two of my larger than life role models: Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor, and Jonah Lehrer, acclaimed journalist and author of three bestselling books by the ripe age of 31.

Lance Armstrong

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Big Soda in the Heart of the Big Apple

A New York Times poll has found that 60 percent of New Yorkers oppose Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of sugary sodas larger than 16 ounces at restaurants and certain retailers in the city.

Opponents say it’s an infringement of personal choice. Supporters applaud the mayor’s effort towards combating obesity. I say, “Come on, people! Step back and see the bigger picture!”

The American Beverage Association

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Experts Discuss New Genetic Science Behind Autism

8/23/12 – A study published in Nature on Wednesday finds that older fathers are more likely to pass on mutations associated with autism and schizophrenia than younger fathers.

If Autism is genetic, how can one child develop the disorder while her siblings and parents do not? Heritability is just one component of the science of genes. It’s possible for a spontaneous genetic mutation to occur at the time of an

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