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Kevin Charles Redmon

Kevin Charles Redmon
Kevin Charles Redmon is a journalist and critic. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Soap Operas Can Save the World

Melodramas promoting literacy and family planning? Tune in next week.

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Just Breathe

Can mindfulness help heal our wounded soldiers?

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Big Data, Big Money

Can a simple Google Trends algorithm beat Wall Street?

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Building a Better Smartphone Keyboard

Can KALQ succeed where QWERTY fails?

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Is Summer the Sanest Season?

What Google searches tell us about the seasonality of mental illness.

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A Painkiller for Human Angst?

Forget backaches and scraped knees—Tylenol can dull the existential pain of living.

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The Weight-Loss Incentive That Works Better Than Cash

A little intra-office competition can go a long way.

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You Gonna Eat That?

The best way to reduce food waste in cafeterias? Take away diners’ plastic trays.

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Help Others to Help Yourself: High School Students Benefit From Volunteer Work

Getting teenagers off of the couch can be difficult, but the benefits are undeniable.

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Hey, Come Try This Organic Corn Dog

If you tell us something’s organic, we’ll believe you—and we’ll pay more for it.

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What Makes You Neurotic?

A new study gets to the root of our anxieties.

Fecal Donor Banks Are Possible and Could Save Lives

Defrosted fecal matter can be gross to talk about, but the benefits are too remarkable to tiptoe around.

How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014