Featured, Lifeline

Ray Rice’s Two-Game Suspension Is “A Joke,” “A Disgrace”

2 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 10:30am

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A few months ago, a security camera caught Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator. It appeared to be a clear case of domestic abuse, which the Rices didn’t deny. Shortly after the video went viral, Ray Rice offered a press conference apology that attempted to turn the event into a heartwarming learning moment that made him into a better man. (Most people weren’t buying it.) Read More →

Health and Fitness

Johns Hopkins Researchers Explore Gene Linked to Schizophrenia

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 9:30am

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Not so long ago, if a person suffered from schizophrenia, mental health professionals pinned all the blame on his or her mother. So-called “refrigerator mothers” didn’t have a warm relationship with their children, the theory went, and thus caused their children severe mental distress that expressed itself as schizophrenia.
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Lifeline

Orioles Fans Are Bipolar

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 10:11am

Photo via WMAR

Photo via WMAR

In baseball, they have statistics for everything, even the fans. And those statistics have apparently revealed that fans of the Baltimore Orioles are the second-most “win-sensitive” in the entire Major League. What does that mean, exactly? Well, when the team wins a game, everyone’s happy… but when the Orioles lose, their fans get angry.

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Featured, Lifeline

This Century-Old Newsletter About Baltimore Is Hilarious

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 9:30am

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The Atlantic’s City Lab has turned up an amazing (and amusing)  piece of Baltimore history: the 1914 program for the centennial commemoration of the War of 1812.

The bragging starts early on — in paragraph one, in fact:

Baltimore, as far as the memory of man runneth, has always been big. … Baltimore has been bountifully endowed by nature, and nature is being assisted by those most skilled in civic development.
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Featured, Food & Drink

The Best Barbecue Restaurant in the Country is in… Annapolis?!

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 10:20am

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There are many places in the United States that can ostensibly claim to have the best barbecue. Do you like it saucy? Go to North Carolina. More of a brisket guy? Texas is your place. But I seriously doubt that when I say “great barbecue town,” Annapolis would be on the tip of your tongue. It certainly wasn’t one of America’s ten best cities for barbecue, as listed by the Huffington Post. Or Food & Wine. Or U.S. News.
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Schools

Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program Returns, In Modified Form

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 9:44am

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While creative writing MFA programs are on the rise, master’s-level science writing programs have been facing elimination across the country–including at Johns Hopkins, which cancelled its one-year MA in science writing in 2013. But administrations change, priorities shift, and changes are made… and luckily for aspiring science writers out there, the Hopkins science writing program is back in a new form.
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Featured, Lifeline

Hey Baltimore–Don’t Shoot Your Friend for Fun, Even if He’s Wearing a Bulletproof Vest

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 10:46am

Photo of Mark Ramiro via the Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

Photo of Mark Ramiro via the Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

Yesterday, we reminded you not to leave your car running with the keys in the ignition unless you’re trying to get it stolen. And today, in further you-should-probably-already-know-this news, we remind you to not shoot your friend in the chest, even if he is wearing a bulletproof vest.
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Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

The Gynecologist Who Secretly Filmed Patients Just Cost Hopkins $190 Million

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 9:22am

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Last year, a former employee tipped Baltimore Police off to the fact that Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita Levy was secretly filming patients. An investigation quickly turned up more than 1,300 videos and images; as many as 9,000 patients may have been affected in one way or another. Before he could be prosecuted, Levy killed himself – leaving the hospital to bear the brunt of the victims’ anger (and lawsuits).
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Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Is the 19th Best University in the World

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 10:41am

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Photo via JHU Hub

Claiming that you have a mathematical formula that can determine the best university in the world is a little silly. How are you really supposed to compare schools in the U.S., Japan, and the U.K., when the educational systems, standards of evaluation, and campus culture are so different?

But hey, who cares, because the Center for World University Rankings says that Johns Hopkins is the 19th-best university in the world. Woo-hoo!!!! (Just forget about the fact that they were 17th-best last year.)
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Lifeline

Hey, Baltimore — Don’t Leave Your Keys in the Ignition

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 9:45am

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Photo via Wikipedia

Earlier this summer, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts noted that car thefts were up 4 percent in the city, even as other crimes seem to be on the decline. But Batts was quick to note that half of all cars stolen in the city were left running with their keys in the ignition–which is basically an invitation to having your car stolen.
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