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  • Wandering Eye: Fighting peanut allergies, a young IT guy gains 'internet millionaire' status, and more

    Wandering Eye: Fighting peanut allergies, a young IT guy gains 'internet millionaire' status, and more
    The growing prevalence of peanut allergies among youngsters is a confounding public-health frustration, prompting institutional responses (e.g., schools banning kids from bringing to school anything with nuts in them) that deprive unaffected kids of a regular diet of this excellent source of protein. Turns out, the best way to fight peanut allergies is to give peanuts to infants, according to a just-published study in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the authors' own words, "the early introduction of peanuts significantly decreased the frequency of the development of peanut allergy among children at high risk for this allergy and modulated immune responses to peanuts." Peanut innovator George Washington Carver would be mighty pleased. (Van Smith)
  • Wandering Eye: Jay from 'Serial' talks, the life of an Amazon warehouse worker, and more

    Wandering Eye: Jay from 'Serial' talks, the life of an Amazon warehouse worker, and more
    Jay Wilds never cooperated with Serial, but he's talking to Natasha Vargas-Cooper of The Intercept, the Glenn Greenwald investigative-reporting online magazine. In Serial, Wilds is a central character who is nonetheless a ghost presence throughout the...

    Greenspan reaches for his dreams with a long-awaited debut

    A week before Brian "Greenspan" Dawkins released his first official retail album, Stairway to Heaven, a couple dozen friends, DJs, and tastemakers are invited to a listening session in the Lineup Room, the Parkville studio that birthed the album. After...

    Justin Sirois sets up a digital hall of mirrors with a book about an app and an app about the book

    Most attempts to market books are dreadful. They are either stupid gimmicks that insult the book they are trying to promote or they are simply boring and irrelevant. Baltimore writer Justin Sirois has, however, hit on a way to promote his technobondage...

    THE YEAR IN HOME VIDEO

    THE YEAR IN HOME VIDEO
    Next year this list could consist entirely of downloads or streams. But for now, the physical basis of DVDs and Blu-rays still makes sense. With actual screen time in a theater dwindling for anything not in 3D and the number of simultaneous on-demand...