Meg Erickson

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12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

Artist stunningly colorizes old photos with a whimsical twist

Accomplished photographer and digital artist Jane Long does not simply colorize old photographs, she creates new works of art using old scenes.<p>Her …

Does Hollywood Have a Blockbuster Problem, or Do We?

Looking back at this year’s summer movies, it’s hard not to feel a sense of disappointment. But are we maybe expecting too much from the season?<p>With only a few stray major releases left—<b>Jesse Eisenberg</b> and <b>Kristen Stewart’s</b> stoner action comedy (yes) <i>American Ultra</i>, <b>Zac Efron’s</b> E.D.M. D.J. saga (yes)</i> …

Movies

What Brazil's protests mean

<b>(CNN) —</b> What does it mean when hundreds of thousands of Brazilians take to the streets shouting "out with the President"? After countrywide protests this weekend, the answer is still not clear.<p>Sunday's protests in São Paulo were peaceful and mostly in the spirit of modern democracies. Many …

Brazil

I often can't afford groceries because of volatile work schedules at Gap

As the movement for a $15 minimum wage grows, low-wage workers know the problem isn’t just the hourly pay rate. It’s also the number of hours scheduled. I’ve worked at Gap in multiple locations since October 2014. I’d like to earn a living wage – but a raise alone won’t help me pay the bills if …

Abercrombie & Fitch

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

History in the making: 2 women will graduate from Army Ranger course

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two women made history by becoming the first female soldiers to complete their courses at the Army's exhausting Ranger School, according to a statement from the women's families. The women will graduate Friday.<p>Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver are the first female soldiers to …

Military

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

Psychology