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When average is beautiful

Ever since the late 1800’s, when Sir Francis Galton discovered that composite pictures of people wound up being more attractive than the individual photos, many have believed that the most beautiful face is the most averaged face. There’s some merit to...

The Obameter tracks Obama's promises

As you consider tonight’s State of the Union speech, you might want to refer back to the Obameter at PolitiFact. This service of the St. Petersburg Times tracks which of President Obama’s more than 500 promises have been kept, broken, stalled or...

LCHS ranks 80th in U.S.

Go Spartans! US News & World Report has ranked La Canada High School as #80 among U.S. public high schools. The rankings are based largely on test performance, especially the AP test. Unlike Newsweek’s rankings, the US News methodology gives weight to how...

One in six adults has mental illness

According to BringChange2Mind.org, 1 in 6 adults and almost 1 in 10 children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. It sounds high, but when I think about it, it rings true. Think of how many adults you know who take anti-depressants, and how many children you know...