IT is a mooted question whether love is a cause or an effect, whether Adam discovered a heart in the recesses of his anatomy before or after the appearance of Eve. In the case of Joe Ridder it was distinctly the former. At nineteen his knowledge of the tender passion consisted of dynamic impressions received across the footlights at an angle of forty-five degrees.By Alice Hagan Rice in American21 min
TO make a machine last long and not wear out prematurely it is essential to keep it in running order. So, with the human body, the first step toward keeping old age away is to keep the human organism running smoothly. Of course this means to avoid all diseases.
SLEEP, after thirty centuries of study and thirty thousand of experience, is still a mystery. We know all about it, but nothing of it. The results of our most laborious researches, our most painstaking studies, are mainly negative. One great positive fact, however, emerges from the negations of all theories; sleep is not a negative process but a positive one, not a mere cessation of activity, but a substitution of constructive bodily activity for destructive.By Woods Hutchinson in American19 min
THE social problem of the unemployed is perceived by Mr. John Burns, as well as by many others not of cabinet rank, and outside the labor group, to include a wider area and to be charged with deeper issues than may be sometimes associated with the familiar phrase.By T. H. S. Escott in Fortnightly Review18 min
NOW this tale is about me cousin Jimmy, an’ happened many years ago. Jimmy was no sich a little runt iv a man as Oi am, though to tell yez the simple truth, there was a toime whin it took a mighty good back to git me off me feet, fer all iv us Hogans fer hundreds an’ hundreds iv years hev been master hands at wrestlin’.By Robert Alexander Watson in Mrtropolitan17 min
THE woman wage-earner is today the nation’s most serious sociological problem, its most insidious menace. Legislation may restrict immigration, curb trusts, eliminate child labor, enact uniform divorce laws and subdue the “Yellow Peril,” but it cannot stem the constantly swelling tide of intelligent women who are fleeing the home life to seek careers in the various fields of money-making.By Anna Richardson in Woman’s Home Companion16 min
IN the recent distribution of Royal birthday honors, Mr. Robert Gillespie Reid, of Montreal and Newfoundland, was elevated to the dignity of Knighthood. This distinction was conferred upon him in recognition of his splendid achievements both here and in the Dominion and in the sister colony, where he is a sort of colonial colossus, a railway and steamship magnate who stands unequalled and whose other varied and progressive enterprises— in mining, lumbering, and the operation of dry docks, street-cars, electric lighting and similar industrial ventures, make him a unique figure in the front rank .of the captains of industry whose far-seeing and allembracing projects are revolutionizing the world in these latter days.By Commercial Magazine16 min
MOST of the men in Millerstown left their work and started home for dinner when they were hungry, and many of them scolded if dinner were not ready. Adam Troxell did neither, but worked steadily away in field or garden till he was summoned. Often his longing eyes gazed back over the fields to the door of the farmhouse kitchen, although he knew that the sound of his mother’s horn could reach him in any part of the farm.By Elsie Singmaster in Atlantic Monthly15 min
MODERN science, in the service of modern industry, has set itself the task of developing the “natural resources” of the earth. Some of these resources, like coal or stone, are comparatively simple and harmless. Others, like lead and phosphorus and arsenic, are fraught with great danger to the men who handle them; but all are needed by modern industry.By William Hard in Munsey’s14 min
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