LOST AND FOUND

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Every cat and dog adopted from the ASPCA and New York City Animal Care and Control has one thing in common: they’ve all been microchipped. That’s because those organizations know firsthand what can happen when dogs and cats are lost or separated from their owners. Collars and tags can come off or be taken off. [&hellip
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COUCH TALK

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In a recent interview, Woody Allen, perhaps the world’s most famous neurotic, wondered aloud whether he could have achieved artistic success without regular psychoanalysis. “People would say to me, oh, it’s just a crutch,” Allen told Adam Moss in New York magazine. “And I would say, yes. It’s a crutch, and exactly what I need [&hellip
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MAKING THE SIMPLE THINGS EASY

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No problems booking that massage, right? Dialing a telephone number has never been a stretch. Remembering to get those low-fat yogurt as well as the vinaigrette is a no brainer. For sufferers of schizophrenia, though, even such simple tasks are a struggle. Those diagnosed with the disease endure a range of cognitive impairments that affect [&hellip
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THE PROZAC COCKTAIL

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Soon after I started taking antidepressants in my early twenties, I moved to Paris, armed with my pills and a note from my doctor for airport security explaining why I had enough medication in my suitcase to cheer up a small country. I don’t remember what I was taking at the time—probably Paxil or Prozac—but [&hellip
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A CROSS-POLLINATING LEARNING COMMUNITY

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Manhattan’s Outstanding Public Elementary School At the beginning of the school day at P.S. 183, the front hallways and offices are abuzz. Chatting parents linger to compare notes, while younger siblings toddle down the steps after dropping off their big sisters and brothers at school. In the main office, teachers, parents and administrators flit in [&hellip
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YOUNG WRITERS THRIVING IN THE SLOPE

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Brooklyn’s Outstanding Public Elementary School In a Brooklyn neighborhood known for its cluster of famous authors, Park Slope’s P.S. 321, The William Penn School is fostering a new generation of writers. Beginning in pre-kindergarten, students engage in a writing process pioneered by Teachers College at Columbia University. Teachers at the pre-K through 5th grade school [&hellip
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HELPING GIRLS TAKE THE RIGHT RISKS

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Outstanding Private Elementary School It’s been decades since students curtsied at The Hewitt School, founded in 1920 as “Miss Hewitt’s Classes,” when little girls greeted their headmistress each morning with this formal gesture. Today, the all-girl, K-12 school prepares students to take intellectual, academic, athletic and artistic risks and become leaders who will help make [&hellip
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A SCHOOL GROWS ALONG WITH ITS STUDENTS

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Outstanding Religious Elementary School When Pope Benedict XVI visited New York City last spring, students from St. Joseph’s, Yorkville served as official greeters. The group then headed to the eponymous church next door, where the Pope led an ecumenical prayer service. The students’ role in the historic event illustrates the special character of the 128-year-old [&hellip
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THE SECRET IS OUT

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Manhattan’s Rising Star Public Elementary School From its perch in the dramatic cliff top neighborhood of Hudson Heights, P.S. 187/Hudson Cliffs school is transforming from a well-kept secret to one of the best-regarded schools in the city. The school is growing along with its feeder neighborhood: the bustling, flourishing Washington Heights area. “The secret’s out,” [&hellip
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