Christine Bierman

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Astoria's founding makes for a sweeping, tense drama onstage (review)

Portland Center Stage conjures up a brisk adaptation of Peter Stark's "Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire."

This Is the Ikea Wine Table Hack Everyone Is Freaking Out About on Imgur

Wine table from recycled IKEA stool and chair<p>One decor hack is winning over couples across the internet with its transformation of two Ikea separates into one date-ready wine table. Imgur user daidougei recently shared the DIY that requires two Ikea stools, a chair, some paint, and an afternoon to …

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12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

This is a 'beginner' trail? Testing acumen and bravery in the mountain biking destination of Moab, Utah

When Thelma and Louise drove their T-Bird off a cliff in the final seconds of the same-titled movie, audiences thought it was into the Grand Canyon. But as epic as that giant chasm looked, the characters were driving off a cliff in Dead Horse Point State Park, about 30 miles southwest of here.<p>I was …

The deaf women in Obama's White House

<b>Two women who are deaf have risen to prominent positions alongside Barack Obama in the White House.</b><p>Leah Katz-Hernandez, 28, is one of the first people visitors encounter when they enter the White House. Informally known as the Receptionist of the United States - or Rotus - she is the first ever …

New app tells you what's outside the plane window

Have you ever wondered from your window seat at 35,000 feet exactly which town or city, lake or river, hill or mountain, you are gazing at down below?<p>Of course you have. Well, now there’s an app that will help air passengers identify and explore the distinguishing features on the ground as they fly …

What I Learned From 20 Years as a Flight Attendant

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Jason Hoffman/Thrillist</i><p>You know all those images you have of sexy flight attendants in cute outfits jet-setting all over the globe, sipping Champagne, most likely on the arm of a handsome pilot played by Leonardo DiCaprio? Forget them. All of them. That's about as close …

8 Ways to Actually Wake Up Flawless

Here's what to do at night to make your skin glow in the morning.<p>Skin<p>Whatever's causing you to pile on primer, foundation, concealer, and powder in the morning can easily be fixed with a specialized night- time routine (that's when our bodies are fixated on repair). time to get your beauty sleep!<p><b>If</b> …

6 poems to read on Christmas Day

Reading poetry on Christmas might not be a widespread tradition, but maybe it should be. With all the clamor of kids playing with their new toys, family members catching up with one another and basketball blaring on the TV, it's probably a good idea to reserve a little time to yourself.<p>If it's all …

The Worst White House Christmases Ever

How Lincoln, Nixon, and Clinton managed to overcome their glum realities—political and personal—to put on a happy face for what’s supposed to be the …

Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor believes that it's identified the major trends of the next 10.<p>In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world a decade from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other …

How To Avoid The Worst Seat On The Plane

Everyone agrees that legroom is a huge deal. But it's not the only way that airplane seats come up short. Some won't recline. Others are constantly bombarded with the scent of the airplane lavatory. Point is, there are <i>many</i> ways your seat can disappoint.<p>Fortunately, you can avoid most of these seats …

Myanmar election: Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat, predicts majority for her party

<b>Yangon, Myanmar (CNN) —</b> Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliamentary elections as her National League for Democracy party laid claim to nearly 90% of the seats in early results.<p>The National Election Commission said Wednesday the NDL has won 163 of the 182 seats …

14 signs you were raised in a Mexican-American household

1. You have been called pocho.<p>Since you’re an American-born Mexican, you’ve adopted certain traits that have led some native born Mexicans to feel …

20 Pairs of Statement Earrings That Will Straight-Up Stun

When you want to pile on the bling but don’t want to go overboard, a pair of statement earrings is just the little extra somethin’ somethin’ that your outfit has been waiting for. Unlike a bejeweled necklace that may require coordination + planning — can’t wear a turtleneck with this one, can’t …

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7 lies you tell yourself when you move to Portland, Oregon

For better or for worse, the accuracy with which this sketch comedy portrays Portland is frightening. Remember the episode with the four-way …

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The Monster Project 2015

We've already seen projects like this, when designers revamp children's monsters, but this is by far one of the coolest and well crafted around! …

"Two-Child" Is Too Late

When Chinese leaders convene this week for a four-day meeting on the future of the country’s economy, the biggest news might have to do with babies. …

This restaurant chain started by 2 McDonald's veterans is leading a fast-food revolution

Mike Roberts, former global president of McDonald's, and Mike Donahue, former chief of global communications of McDonald's, teamed up with organic-food entrepreneur Stephen Sidwell three years ago to launch the healthy chain.<p>The restaurant, which serves chef-inspired meals designed with …

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

A Teacher Revisits the Sustained Silent Reading Debate

A middle school teacher describes an internal struggle that many English/language arts instructors will find relatable: Should she devote class time …

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

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Tech companies Stand with Ahmed, offer the young inventor opportunities

14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed and his homemade clock have sparked passion and support from thousands of people who believe he was unfairly arrested after bringing his invention to his classroom at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas.<p>His innovation has also caught the eye of tech companies that are …

Confessions of a new flight attendant

After working for a major US airline for the past 16 years, I know this all too well. And perhaps my favourite thing about welcoming new colleagues …

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21 Must-Read Fall Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>21 Must-Read Fall Books<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

7 Books That Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Fall

Shake the sand out of your summer books and get started on these now.<p>While we still have beach sand in the pages of our summer reading books, we wanted to get a jump on our fall must-read list. Here's what our Facebook followers suggested, including a few oldies-but-goodies we might have missed on …