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You Won't Believe How These Stunning Artworks Are Brought To Life

Rather than using ultra-fine brushes or broad brush strokes, Italian painter Paolo Troilo creates his remarkably intricate paintings with only his …

Digital Art

How Harold Bloom Selected His Top 12 American Authors

Since the famed scholar’s newest book will surely stir up a storm of criticism, we examined what Bloom says about the reason behind his selections.<p>In <i>The Daemon Knows</i>, the literary critic and Yale professor <b>Harold Bloom</b>—who has written more than 40 books—nominates 12 writers whose inner spirits most …

Literature

Judge throws out United Airlines lawsuit against 22-year-old

A Chicago judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by United Airlines against a 22-year-old.<p>United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz (OWW) had filed a civil lawsuit in November against Aktarer Zaman, a young computer whiz from New York City, who launched a website called Skiplagged.com to help people buy cheap …

Flying

Focus On Your Words, and You Can Change Your Life

It was a normal Thursday afternoon. I pulled my red Prius into the garage after a long day at school, ready for the weekend. Our car ride chatter was nothing short of normal -- with my teenage son, I've learned that some days are talking days, and some are best to be left quiet -- and that words …

Should airlines charge for weight of carry-on bags?

When I was young, I temped for an office that was in the middle of a cost-cutting drive. One way was to strictly control access to office products. For example, you were issued a single pen, and to get another one, you had to turn in the previous pen you'd used up.<p>You can imagine what happened …

4 Life-Changing Things I Learned By Asking Strangers If I Looked Fat

On a sunny afternoon, a group of friends and I gathered at the park and began asking women how they felt about their bodies, first by asking them, "Do these pants make me look fat?"<p>Here's what I learned spending an afternoon at the park asking strangers this oddly personal question:<p><b>1. You can't</b> …

Did Apple Flub The Timing Of The Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch reviews are already in, and the verdict is pretty consistent: Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch looks great, but it’s slow, the interface is a little confusing, and too many of the apps are half-baked.<p>The decidedly mixed reviews are unusual for Apple, even for an entirely new product. …

Smartwatches

美軍報告:中國海軍作戰能力大幅提升 - 紐約時報中文網

新加坡——美國海軍發佈的一份新報告稱,中國正在迅速建造海警船,過去三年裏海警船的數量已經增加了25%。在中國,海警船最常被用來在南海巡邏。<p>報告顯示,中國有世界上規模最大的海警艦隊,海警船數量比日本、越南、印度尼西亞、馬來西亞和菲律賓加起來還多。<p>這是美國海軍下屬的海軍情報局(Office of Naval Intelligence)九年來對中國海軍做出的首份非機密評估。該評估報告稱,過去15年間的快速現代化,正在產生明顯的效果。<p>廣告<p>這份報告稱,中國海軍正「逐步在2020年前大幅提升作戰能力,手段是快速採購裝備,並提升行動的熟練度」。<p>報告稱,中國2014年開始建造、下水和投入使用的艦隻超過60艘, …

Hillary Clinton's economic plans need an overhaul

It's a new ball game for the Hillary Clinton economy. There's one burning question: What will be in her lineup?<p>Clinton launched her presidential campaign on Sunday, yet she's stayed largely mum on the economy -- something she hammered on during the 2008 campaign.<p>"She's a blank check at this point," …

Middle-class