Saturday, October 26, 2013

World Safer Than Ever   

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Jesse Washington, writing for the Associated Press, as published by The Huffington Post: It almost feels these days as if there is no safe place – that after global jihad strikes a Nairobi shopping mall or a deranged shooter invades … Continue reading →

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Five Stories of Devoted Dogs   

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Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, writing for National Geographic: Dog owners know how how [sic] much joy our beloved canine companions bring to our lives. They enrich us in small and undramatic ways every day—by making us laugh, keeping us company, and offering … Continue reading →

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Contest Winner Receives Prize 17 Years Late   

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Rachel Tepper, writing for The Huffington Post: Seventeen years ago, James Barnard was 11 years old and living in the village of Scamblesby, Lincolnshire in the U.K. Upon purchasing a pack of Polo mints, which are made by Nestlé, Barnard … Continue reading →

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lose the Lawn   

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Ian Lovett writing for the New York Times: Worried about dwindling water supplies, communities across the drought-stricken Southwest have begun waging war on a symbol of suburban living: the lush, green grass of front lawns.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Escalator Etiquette   

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Tom Geoghegan writing for BBC News Magazine: “Able-bodied people standing on the downward escalator are in effect robbing the people behind them of time,” says Hamilton Nolan, who writes for Gawker and regularly uses the New York subway. “Their presumptuous … Continue reading →

Sunday, July 28, 2013

U.S. Prison Populations Decline   

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Erica Goode writing for the New York Times: Imprisonment rates in the United States have been on an upward march since the early 1970s. From 1978, when there were 307,276 inmates in state and federal prisons, the population increased annually, … Continue reading →

Saturday, July 20, 2013

What Changed the Olympics Forever   

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Bob Greene writing for CNN back in July 2012: It may be hard for young viewers of this summer’s London Olympics to imagine, but all the sponsorships, advertisements and marketing hoopla that are a standard part of big-dollar contemporary Olympic … Continue reading →

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Real Face of Terror: Behind the Scenes Photos of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt   

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John Wolfson writing on the Boston Daily blog: The Rolling Stone cover featuring the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has, of course, set off a firestorm of controversy across the country. Critics believe that the cover glamorizes Tsarnaev, depicting … Continue reading →

Monday, July 15, 2013

Beyond the Finish Line   

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Tim Rohan writing for the New York Times: But he feared his money and fame would run out. He retained a lawyer and two financial advisers. He put his money in a trust fund. He would trade it all, though, … Continue reading →