Education: Fast Food for the Brain

Network for Learning offers a rich menu for laymen on the run

"Take a spoon, dip it in hot water, and then press it to your creamed face, gently, never pulling the skin, and iron the wrinkles away," explains a middle-aged instructor, demonstrating with a spoon. Thirty-five women and two men watch attentively during the 2½-hour class in a Manhattan high school. The students, who range from an attractive redhead in her 20s to an actor in his 50s, also learn that steeped camomile tea bags applied under the eyes prevent pouches, dry oatmeal helps preserve...

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