Hilary Hazen

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The Riot That Sparked the Selma March

President Lyndon Johnson called “Bloody Sunday” a turning point in American history, comparing it to Lexington and Concord and Appomattox. This was …

Black History

Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk

Digital material including key historical documents could be lost forever because programs to view them will become defunct, says Vint Cerf<p>Piles of digitised material – from blogs, tweets, pictures and videos, to official documents such as court rulings and emails – may be lost forever because the …

Black Holes

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p>Richard Wightman Fox<p>February 16, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not</i> …

The View-Master is back. Now it's virtual reality for kids.

Remember the View-Master? That classic toy is getting a virtual reality reboot.<p>This fall, Google (GOOG) and Mattel (MAT) are coming out with a plastic viewer that pairs up with your smartphone. You can explore virtual reality environments, make three-dimensional dinosaurs appear in the real world …

Virtual Reality

Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Amid all the high rollers and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip are a surprising number of things to do that won't cost you a thing. The casinos alone are a sensory tour de force, with lights, fountains, shows, and music—much of it free. Use this guide to explore some of the other …

Las Vegas

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix In October

In case you didn’t already binge watch season 4 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> — made available this past weekend on Netflix streaming — there’s a cache of new programming ready to fill up your queue in October. We’re getting an instant Tarantino classic, a ton of new seasons of TV, and a few new horror films …

Here’s everything you need to know about the new US passports

For global travelers, a passport is a golden ticket. And starting in 2016, US passports will be getting an overhaul and catching up with the rest of the world’s protocol. It’s a lot to take on: US passport holders have increased by more than ten-fold over the past two decades. If your passport is …

Personal Data

The Plot Against Public Education

How millionaires and billionaires are ruining our schools.<p>Bill Gates had an idea. He was passionate about it, absolutely sure he had a winner. His idea? America’s high schools were too big.<p>When a multibillionaire gets an idea, just about everybody leans in to listen. And when that idea has to do …

Relive The 'Blood Moon' With These Dazzling Lunar Eclipse Photos

Skywatchers were treated to the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year early Wednesday, Oct. 8, and it was quite a show (scroll down for some dazzling photos).<p>A "blood moon" occurs when the reddish hue from a sunset or sunrise reflects onto the moon's surface during a full lunar eclipse, …

Yahoo!

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Five errors that immediately get your resume rejected at Google

• You can easily get busted. The internet, reference checks, and people who worked at your company in the past can all reveal your fraud.<br>• Lies follow you forever. Fib on your resume and 15 years later get a big promotion and are discovered? Fired. And try explaining that in your next interview.<br>• Our …

Plan Ahead: 15 Couple Costume Ideas for Halloween

We know what you’re thinking. Costumes? For what? Well, aside from Halloween being something we prepare for months in advance, there are plenty of opportunities for couples costumes all year round. Themed birthday parties, Burning Man, 4th of July BBQs — all are fair game in the costume department. …

A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification.<p>That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American …

Consciousness

The creator of 'Minecraft' is leaving the studio he created; read his goodbye letter

Today, Microsoft confirmed its plan to purchase Mojang, the studio responsible for the wildly popular video game <i>Minecraft</i>, for $2.5 billion. The purchase will give Microsoft one of the most popular brands in video games. The acquisition will not, however, secure <i>Minecraft</i>'s creator.<p>This morning, …

Sagging Pants And The Long History Of 'Dangerous' Street Fashion

Mary Sue Rich finally had enough.<p>The council member from Ocala, Fla., was tired of seeing the young people in her town wearing their pants low and sagging, and successfully pushed to prohibit the style on city-owned property. It became law in July. Violators face a $500 fine or up to six months in …

What I Learned By Waking Up At 4:30 A.M. For 21 Days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

How to Prepare for Your Digital Afterlife

Working out what to do with someone's online presence has become part of the modern grieving process, but on the whole, we're in denial about our digital legacies. Here's how to clean up the puddle of life you're going to leave online when you expire.<p><i>Photo via Flickr.</i><p>Preparing for death was a much …