America’s Best- and Worst-Paying Jobs (Forbes)

Forbes released the top 10 Best- and Worst-Paying Jobs this week, with Chief Executives being the only non-medical professionals to place in the list of top-15 earners. On the flip side, food industry employees occupied 6 of the 10 lowest paying jobs.

New Study Shows Doctor’s Word Choice Impacts Decision-Making

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh shows that subtle differences in language can influence a caretaker’s choice between CPR and a “do not resuscitate” order for a loved one. For instance, when doctors utilized the words “allow natural death” rather than “do not resuscitate,” the number of patients choosing CPR decreased by 11 percent. The results suggest that doctors should be particularly intentional about word choice when it comes to end-of-life decision-making, as it can profoundly impact people’s ability to rationalize through their choices.

10 Recent Scientific Inquiries About The 21st Century Mom (Smithsonian)

While motherhood may not seem like it’s a science, The Smithsonian covers 10 recent studies or surveys that provide a new perspective on the life of the 21st century mother. From the magic powers of “mom spit” to the benefits of nighttime storytelling, these scientific inquiries show just a few of the ways that the institution of motherhood has evolved.

4th Annual Charity Soccer Tournament Raises Money and Awareness for HIV/AIDS Education

2013 Grassroot Soccer Tournament

Last Saturday more than 100 Bowdoin students laced up their shoes out at Pickard Field to show their support for Grassroot Soccer’s 4th annual 3v3 charity soccer tournament. The event, brought to Bowdoin four years ago by Kat Flaherty ’11 and Casey Blossom ’13, raises money and awareness for Grassroot Soccer, a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of soccer to educate youth in sub-Saharan Africa about HIV/AIDS.

The tournament was a culmination of a semester full of programming, including a “Jerseys and Kicks” theme pub night, free STD testing day in collaboration with Bowdoin’s health center and Peer Health, screening of oscar-nominated documentary “How to Survive a Plague” and a Thorne dining hall night that educated students about HIV/AIDS statistics. Twenty-two teams registered for the tournament on Saturday, helping raise over $1,000 for the cause. This year’s event was organized by a committee of 30 Bowdoin varsity soccer players and co-chaired by seniors Alex Thomas ’13 and Casey Blossom ’13.

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