Good Day, Bad Day
Self-actualization, British smiles
OOD DAY FOR: Self-actualization, after Oprah Winfrey reached a deal with Discovery Communications to launch her own cable channel in 2009. The channel, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, will combine Winfrey’s Oprah-dot-com Web site and the Discovery Health Channel. But she can’t move her syndicated talk show to OWN until 2011, when her contract with King World Productions ends. (USA Today)
BAD DAY FOR: British smiles, after dentists in the U.K. cut back on receiving National Health Service patients following an April 2006 contract change. Two-thirds of Britons see NHS dentists, but private dental insurance is getting more popular, rising 31 percent in 2006. According to a survey released today, though, 36 percent of Britons just haven’t seen a dentist in two years. (Bloomberg)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
MOST POPULAR ON THE WEEK
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- 4 things NASA can teach you about a good night's sleep
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Pope Francis' American problem
- Sorry, GOP, tax cuts don't pay for themselves
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Vox, derp, and the intellectual stagnation of the left
- Are there dogs in heaven? Let's hope not.
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
Subscribe to the Week