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What being robbed and stranded in my bikini taught me about how to react in a true crisis

Last weekend, I had my bag stolen from a private event at a hotel in Austin. I lost all the normal things—laptop, wallet, dignity—but what was unique about the situation was that it was a pool party. Meaning I was in my bikini. And most of my clothes were in my bag—the bag that was by now likely on …

Identity Theft

28 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

A touching story about Mr. Rogers has gone viral and, well, grab tissues

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,'" Fred Rogers once famously said.<p>Late Monday night, writer Anthony Breznican began a heartfelt Twitter spree with this quote, before sharing …

Love

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Shared via Kindle. Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the …

A Rich Coverup ▶ Social Current See

Yes, it is a year later, but why is this alleged "botched robbery" case resulting in the death of a former <b>DNC staffer</b> still unsolved? There appears …

NHL Star Patrick Kane Gives His First-Class Seat to Soldier Flying Coach Insider

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had an amazing "assist" last week, giving his first-class seat on an American Airlines flight to a uniformed soldier.<p>Fox 32 reported that Kane, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and a six-time NHL All-Star, noticed the service member sitting in coach, so he …

Ice Hockey

‘A Writer Writes’: Penelope Lively’s Fiction Defies the Test of Time

The British novelist Penelope Lively is fascinated by contingency — the idea that an entire life is shaped by small decisions that seem inconsequential at the time. In 2005, she published a sort of anti-memoir, “Making It Up,” in which she imagined all the different directions her life might have …

Books

Jeff Vandermeer's new dystopian novel 'Borne' is lyrical and harrowing

“Borne,” Jeff Vandermeer’s lyrical and harrowing new novel, may be the most beautifully written, and believable, post-apocalyptic tale in recent memory: A considerable achievement, considering “Borne” features not just a near-future, nameless city; an enormous, sentient, cataclysmically destructive …

Books

Extortion 17 Tragedy Covered Up By Obama Administration And Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz

This Starbucks barista will draw an awesome caricature of you on your cup

What's better than walking out of Starbucks with a cup of your preferred caffeinated beverage just the way you like it?<p>How about a cute caricature of yourself drawn on your cup?<p>Jason Tocewicz is not your typical Starbucks barista. He's become something of a local superstar in Toronto, <i>CBC News</i> …

Starbucks

Fact Check: If You're a Refugee, Is It Easy to Slip into the US?

David Miliband has said that the hardest way into the US is to enter as a refugee. Is he correct?<br>Read More

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Shared via Kindle. Description: "IRRESISTIBLE!" --The Boston Globe Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur …

4-year-old boy uses Siri to call ambulance, saves mom's life

A 4-year-old boy in the U.K. saved his mom’s life after he used Siri to call an ambulance, telling emergency services that “she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing.”<p>The boy used his unconscious mother’s iPhone to contact police, according to a statement released this week by London’s …

Good News

Alabama mom, young daughter killed in separate car crashes within hour

A mother and her daughter were killed in separate car crashes within one hour on Tuesday, police in Alabama confirmed.<p>The mother, 39-year-old Julia Yates Patterson of Valley Head, collided with another car on Alabama 117 at about 3 p.m. in the afternoon, investigators said. She was the only person …

Skateboarding

Woman miraculously claws her way out of raging mudslide, escapes certain death

Torrents of mud rushed through the suburb of Lima, Peru, destroying homes and sweeping away logs, wooden planks and rubble. A cow, dumbfounded and cloaked in sludge, floated amid the debris.<p>Then, a group of onlookers at the edge of the water spotted something else.<p>“There’s a person!” a man yelled. …

Mudslides

Mom captures 3-year-old boy comforting terminally ill infant brother

A mother of two who was expecting to find her sons creating a mess on a recent vacation instead found her pre-school-aged son comforting his terminally ill infant brother, and captured the moment on camera. Sheryl Blanksby, who blogs and Instagrams under the name Ms. Chikee, said she overheard her …

Babies

When Calls the Heart (Canadian West Book #1)

Shared via Kindle. Description: Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. …

In Mexico, momentum grows to put out welcome mat for 'Dreamers'

Mexico estimates that some 40,000 young people who lived undocumented in the US may move back in the next several years. Many face enormous obstacles …

Education

Museum or church? St. Isaac's becomes bone of contention in Russia

The governor of St. Petersburg announced last month that the city would return the iconic cathedral – which has served as a museum since the Soviet …

Religion

Mom will give birth to terminally ill daughter to donate her organs

An Oklahoma mom has decided to give birth to her terminally ill daughter so that she can donate the newborn’s organs.<p>Keri Young, from Oklahoma City, was devastated to discover that her baby, who she named Eva, would be born without a portion of her brain and skull due to a condition known as …

Babies

10 famous quotes that you probably misattributed

Through the years, we have all had many inspirational or witty quotes from role models, movies or actors plastered all over our Tumblr or Myspace pages to seem super cool, sophisticated and smart. These quotes just spoke to our souls and captured the middle school/teenage angst we were all feeling …

Sherlock Holmes

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Amazon Fire TV

Geologists spy an eighth continent: Zealandia

This mostly submerged world should be recognized alongside Africa, Australia and others, argue some researchers.<p>Beneath the waves in the southwest …

Geology

Saved From Holocaust: ‘He Loved Me and He Wanted to Keep Me’

On Valentine’s Day, couples often reminisce about that moment they knew they would stay together, whether during a vacation, over a fancy dinner or, perhaps, while meeting their future in-laws.<p>For Isaac and Rosa Blum, who became teenage sweethearts 75 years ago in a ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland, …

European History

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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Shared via Kindle. Description: January 1961: President Eisenhower has three days to secure the nation's future before his young successor, John F. …

Classic Who: The Long History of Near Disasters Involving Nukes

<i>Even with sane, reasonable professionals in charge, the US has come close to the brink of nuclear disaster multiple times. To ensure that nothing</i> …

War

How to Have a Tom Brady-Style Comeback in Your Career

Tom Brady had the comeback of his career. How about you?<p>I was feeling a bit off that morning.<p>It was September 18 of 2001, and my youngest had probably passed on a flu bug. I remember driving to work and debating if I should call in sick. There's a creepy feeling you get, like something is not quite …

New England

Mom who died in fire saved newborn baby first