“It was a revelation. It restored residents’ spirits and autonomy. Many started dressing themselves, leaving their rooms and eating again. The number of prescriptions fell to half. The death rate plummeted.” (From Next Avenue)
PBS Parents blogger Alice Currah has a great recipe for families celebrating Chinese New Year. These dumplings -- called Jiaozis -- are similar to wontons, but with a thicker dough wrapper. They're traditionally made with ground meat and vegetables, and can be deep fried, steamed, or boiled.
"The character of any great musician is usually identifiable by the individuality of their vibrato...That's how I would know B.B.’s playing and I can tell B.B.'s [playing] from one note." - Eric Clapton on B.B. King's unmistakable sound.
By age 36, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi had earned five degrees across various fields and was at the end of a residency at Stanford. Then he was diagnosed with lung cancer, a disease that killed him 22 months later. Facing death, he wrote “When Breath Becomes Air,” a memoir of his search for meaning…
In 2015, fans bet billions on daily fantasy sports (DFS). Now, several states are questioning whether DFS is legal. On February 9, FRONTLINE and The New York Times investigate "The Fantasy Sports Gamble."
Watch the trailer here: http://to.pbs.org/1PpGXFJ
“I wish that there had been another woman on my flight. I think it would have been a lot easier.” Check out this fascinating interview with astronaout Sally Ride, courtesy of PBS Digital Studios and Blank on Blank.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischaracterized the share of the wealth taken by the very richest Americans.
Essayist Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah has earned critical acclaim for her profiles on Dave Chapelle, Kendrick Lamar, and Toni Morrison. Listen to her #BriefButSpectacular take on fearlessness and black art. #BHM
"We don't always hear about the people who we know as legends in the ways that they were very true to themselves. I'm more interested in the moments when they were uncompromising and they were fearless."
Watch Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, The New York Times Magazine contributor and author of the forthcoming book "The Explainers and The Explorers," give her #BriefButSpectacular take on fearlessness and black art.
With 57 million players in North America alone, daily fantasy sports have exploded over the last year; sites like Fanduel and Draftkings have earned billion-dollar valuations. But whether it’s a form of gambling or a game of skill has come up for debate in a host of states. On top of that, most of t…
February 05, 2016 at 11:28 am
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