Living (prepared for the worse)

The next article gives advice on the subject of dealing with a catastrophe and offers some tips on how to stockpile for potential shortages. Welcome the new post-Katrina state of mind...

Stem cells could help repair damaged spinal cords.

And green tea may protect us against cancer and memory-destroying conditions.

Gérard Depardieu enjoys his time away from the spotlight and proclaims cinema’s death...

Showbiz news

The number of pirate DVDs made in the UK has risen considerably. Have a look.

Creative predisposition

Find out how quickly can culture recover and start being funny about terrible events such as Sept 11. Also know why you won’t be seeing this sitcom any time soon.

Social addictions

The use of crack in London is higher than previously thought.

Culture in politics

Californian lawmakers became the first in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.

Afterwards, videogame makers tap into an ignored but promising market: women.

Finally, astronomers have observed a lonely quasar that could be the first of its type floating without a surrounding galaxy.

September 21st, Wednesday, 2005, Ip nº 127.

The never-ending story of the two opposites
Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path to Motherhood

According to current figures many women at US most elite colleges are deciding to put their careers on hold to become stay-at-home moms. The obsession for conjugating family and work has reached freshman students, who are already burdened with professional choices, and recently with family planning too. As the article notes, people are getting more realistic about the viability of certain models, and trying different approaches. Still, the impulse is usually the same: to jump from one extreme to the other without considering further options, therefore being unable to break free from the dichotomy.

A life with several highlights
Live Long and Tinker

The next editorial addresses the interesting topic of how aging may not necessarily impair us creatively and productively, opposite to the accepted idea that age brings an irreversible intellectual decline. The matter takes a higher significance these days with a globally aging workforce and the displacement of people's productive cycles. At the same time, certain ideas regarding creativity have become obsolete since now people have the chance of being in constant improvement thanks to technology. How to adapt our mind-set to this relatively new situation? Is personal innovation connected with the expectations of living a longer life?

Plus, scientists say they have found strong proof that the human brain is still evolving.

'Proof' our brains are evolving

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