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Avoiding Autoimmune Diseases

Avoiding autoimmune disease may depend on your social class and the ecosystems you’re exposed to.
Walt Whitman as photographed by Brian Handy

Walt Whitman: (Happy Birthday) Song of Himself

Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman, you old bard and…politician. Clearly you like to sing to yourself, but let us join ...
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Evidence for Police Work, Nanotech for Agriculture, Categories for Thinking

Our suggested readings of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. 
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A Matter of Taste

The psychology of taste : we like what we can easily identify.
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Drug Resistance, Dating, and Denim

Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. ...
Jack Whinery, homesteader, with his wife and the youngest of his five children, Pie Town, New Mexico (LOC) Lee, Russell,, 1903-1986,, photographer.

Child’s Play

Play is an important part of child development; Paul Tough tells us about strategies to encourage healthy child development.

A Telephone Conversation with Malcolm X

This 1965 telephone conversation between Malcolm X and meeting organizers in Paris took place just weeks before his assassination.
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Clever Fish, Clever Babies, Not-So-Clever University Policies

Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. 

Netflix and Chill

"Netflix and chill" is just the latest trend in 100+ years of changing courtship rituals.
Bernie Sanders

A Vintage Op-Ed from Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders' February 2003: "On My Mind: The Patriot Act's Threat to Libraries" published in American Libraries.
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Brain Maps, Water Dangers, and Rejecting Self-Esteem

Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. Brought to you each Tuesday from the editors of JSTO
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Anxiety and Treatment

Anxiety is on the rise in the general populace, says Will Hutton in this weekend’s Guardian.
Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs and the American City

Jane Jacobs, who would have been 100 today and is the focus of the Google Doodle , was a big part of why cities like New York City and Toronto look and feel
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Curing Fear, Hugging Dogs, and Teaching While Conservative

Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. ...

The Right to Legal Counsel

Adequate legal counsel is not provided to many of the poor accused of crimes.
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Rising Seas, Startup Trouble, Robot Ethics

Extra Credit: JSTOR Daily editors pick stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Man, Interrupting

Do men interrupt more than women? Why? A look at the research on gender and interrupting.
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Refugee Myths, Gene Manipulation, and the Evils of Alcohol

Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. ...
Amy Carter and Jimmy Carter participate in a speed reading course at the White House, February 22, 1977.

Speed Reading and Comprehension

Does "speed reading" always decrease comprehension? 
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Seven Favorite Flower Poems

Our editors pick flower poems from Poetry magazine, American Poetry Review, and the Kenyon Review.
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: Changing Minds, Living Longer, Not Retweeting

Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. ...
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Anthropomorphism’s Pros and Cons

Humans see our own expressions everywhere, especially on dolphins and domesticated pets.
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Readings: The Startup Professor, Ocean Trash, and End of Traffic Lights?

Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Menstrual Literacy

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Pagan Kennedy explored the history of menstrual products. JSTOR scholarship offers further insights.
Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) on branch

Birdstor Daily

Once upon a time, it felt appropriate to make April Fools' jokes...