Lucy Johnson

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The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

German Language

The Secret History of Women in the Senate

<b>Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late</b> 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.<p>It took an intervention by Senator Chuck …

Sexual Harassment

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Podcasting

Women more prone to sleep apnea; Many cases go undiagnosed

More than 42 million Americans have sleep apnea, a condition where breathing is interrupted during sleep. The condition affects more women than men, …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs

Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military.<p>Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a …

National Security

Underwater Puppies

Friday, September 19, 2014<p>A new book by Seth Casteel features adorable pictures of puppies splashing around underwater.<p>VIDEO: Underwater puppiesA new …

Short walks may reverse damage from prolonged sitting, study says

It’s no secret sitting behind a desk all day can be bad for your health.<p>In fact, prolonged periods of sitting have been associated with higher cholesterol levels and greater waist circumference which can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic disease.<p>But a new study has found that taking a 5-minute …

Geography in the News: Swirling Ocean Garbage Dumps

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>The Great Swirling Pacific Garbage Patch</b><p>Ocean pollution is growing at an astonishing rate.<p>On June 1, 2008, two scientists and a photographer/blogger sailed from Long Beach, California, and headed westward across the …

Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's …

Instagram's new Hyperlapse app helps you shoot time-lapse videos like a pro

Instagram today announced Hyperlapse, a new standalone app that's been designed to help smartphone users shoot time-lapse videos that look like they were produced with a professional video rig. Prior to the official unveiling, <i>Wired</i> got an exclusive look at Hyperlapse, which is a refreshingly simple …

Smartphone apps can lock credit, debit cards

You lock your house, your car, even your smartphone. Have you ever thought about locking your credit or debit card? New apps are designed to do just …