Heart Heal Thyself

In a strange mixing of the beauty of the heart and the science of the mind, doctors at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute made history on June 26, 2009 by injecting stem cells from a damaged human heart back into the heart of the original donor!

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Annette Lareau and Unequal Childhoods

I had the pleasure and the honor to interview Annette Lareau last week concerning her fine book Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. The book is a fascinating ethnographic study of 12 Black and White middle-class, working-class and poor families and it explores how space, interaction with authority and exposure to the idea of an aesthetic help form children.

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