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Dude, Where’s My Food Stamps?

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in Posts

Batting 500 is good if you’re a baseball player, but less good if you’re the Food Stamp program. An analysis of 2004 county-level data released today by the National Priorities Project showed that half of low-income people do not receive food stamps. Generally speaking, counties with higher poverty rates, especially in the rural South, were [&hellip
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Urban Babies More Likely to be Schizophrenic

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in Posts

Mental illness is as ubiquitous in this city as Starbucks. With nearly a third of the homeless population suffering from a mental disorder, we are constantly encountering troubled minds. Yet familiarity with the symptoms brings us no closer to understanding the cause. That old man yelling at the sidewalk is crazy, sur—but why? A growing [&hellip
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Council Sets Sights on Ho-lessness

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in Politics, Posts

The City Council is considering a resolution that would symbolically ban the words “bitch” and “ho,” not from the City Council floor, but from the entire city. Their reasoning: “The Council believes that the repercussions of words can be constructive or can be insidious, and that words, when misused, can lay foundations to legitimize the [&hellip
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La Leche & Breastfeedin’ Mamas

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in Posts

If you happened to be riding the southbound A train at noon today, you might have caught a glimpse of breasts. Two subway cars were packed with “lactivists” from groups like the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee and the Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment (BABE), carrying signs that read “La leche materna es [&hellip
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