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S.G. Streshinsky

S.G. Streshinsky
S.G. Streshinsky is a journalist and novelist who, in a career that spans 40 years, has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad. Since the early 1970s, her articles have been published in such magazines as Redbook, Glamour, American Heritage, and TheAmerican Scholar. She is the author of four historical novels and two works of nonfiction, including a biography of John J. Audubon. Her travel essays have been a feature of National Public Radio. She is the recipient of the Society of Magazine Writer’s Award for Excellence; the National Council for the Advancement of Education Writing award; she was cited by The Educational Press Association of America for “superlative achievement in features.”

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How Norman Borlaug Went With the Grain

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Mysterious Resting State Networks Might Be What Allow Different Brain Therapies to Work

Deep brain stimulation and similar treatments target the hubs of larger resting-state networks in the brain, researchers find.

Trust Is Waning, and Inequality May Be to Blame

Trust in others and confidence in institutions is declining, while economic inequality creeps up, a new study shows.

Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

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School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math

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