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A 1,300-year-old church on a council estate and an abbey next to a Comet store: How the remains of Anglo-Saxon England can still be seen in the most surprising places

• <b>Britain has changed almost completely since the time of the Venerable Bede in the eighth century</b>• <b><br>But a new book reveals that remnants of the medieval</b> …

Matilda, daughter of Henry I: A queen in a king’s world

Power was inherently and inescapably male in the Middle Ages. The images displayed on the Great Seal of England encapsulated expectations of a …

18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

Knowing that, most people take the process very seriously. They arrive to the interview on time, dress impeccably, and answer each question intelligently.<p>But as it turns out, there's more to it than just showing up and doing your best — there are dozens of small details that overtly or …

Employment

11 Google Chrome Extensions That Will Boost Your Productivity

We're all trying to find the next productivity hack.<p>But did you know that the key to getting more done might be in your browser?<p>Google's Chrome Web Store is chock-full of cool add-ons for your browser.<p>But as Chrome has become more popular, the Chrome Web Store has become like Apple's App Store: …

Software

The Last of the Wild and Man-Eating Tigers

Through the eyes of a tiger, the colors of the forest are muted, but its outlines are very, very sharp. Staring ahead, the tiger also sees far to the right and far to the left, due to exceptional peripheral vision. The tiger is crepuscular, meaning it hunts at twilight or in the twilit light before …

Wildlife

The Lost Creators Come Clean

Ten years later, they talk about their mistakes, their successes, the worst episode, and why we're all still talking about this damn show<p><b>Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse</b> are seated around the infamous hatch from <i>Lost</i>. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met …

TV

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The State Of Play In North Carolina

<b>My man Chuck Todd</b> looked a little puzzled this morning. His guest was Thom Tillis, the speaker of the House in the newly insane state of North Carolina, which became newly insane in large part because of what went on in the Houseunder Thom Tillis's speakership. First, my man Chuck asked Tillis …

U.S. Politics

The Republican Establishment Strikes Back

How the GOP's old guard, led by Mitch McConnell, is working to stifle Tea Party challenges in states like North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kentucky<p>PINEHURST, N.C.—On a rainy afternoon a month before North Carolina's May 6 Republican primary, state House Speaker and Senate hopeful Thom Tillis was at …