Amy Lorene

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Delhi Woman Plans To Sue Uber In U.S. Over Rape Case

A driver for the online cab-hailing company was charged earlier this week in India’s capital with raping the woman in December.<p>"It's something that has been in discussion in the last couple of weeks," Wigdor added. Uber is headquartered in San Francisco but has drivers in 53 countries, according to …

24 Things No One Tells You About Book Publishing

Ten years ago, my first novel Prep came out. Three novels later, here's what I've learned about the publishing industry and writing since then.<p>1. When it comes to fellow writers, don't buy into the narcissism of small differences. In all their neurotic, competitive, smart, funny glory, other …

Welcome To Teen Court

At legally authorized teen courts across the country, teens decide the real-life fate of other teens who’ve committed low-level offenses. The weirdest part? It seems to work — so why aren't there more of them?<p>One day after school last December, 15-year-old Michael took the stand in a Brooklyn …

COOL HUNTING Japan’s Super Gorone Desk

Its a fact; sitting down all day can lead to a shorter life, but does standing up actually sound like a more attractive option? The clever minds behind Japan Trend Shop have come up with the ultimate solution: a desk that props-up your laptop allowing you to type from the comfort of your bed. The …

Whimsy Travel: Adventure on a Budget

If returning to the same all-inclusive beach resort each year is your idea of the perfect holiday, then London-based travel startup Whimsy might not be for you. The newly minted web company prides itself on fostering exploration. The site utilizes an algorithm that combines cost savings with macro …

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Surprising Infographic Visualizes the Cost of Living Around the World

We often think about the cost of living from city to city and less often from country to country. Movehub, a resource for those moving abroad, visualized data that shows us how this cost changes around the world. They used information from the website Numbeo, which is a crowdsourced global …

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Typography Mania #272

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …

Old-Fashioned Libraries And Handwritten Notes: Learning With Khan Academy’s New iPad App

The free online education platform reveals how its redesigned app came to be.<p>Khan Academy has helped to usher education in the 21st century, with thousands of videos and exercises in math and other subjects available for free online to students of all ages. But for its revamped iPad app, which has …

Target Launches New Plus-Size Clothing Line

In February, cheap-chic retailer Target will launch Ava & Viv, its first new clothing line since 2008. Ava & Viv will be designed for the growing $17.5 billion plus-size market. Its clothing will come in sizes from 14W to 26W and X to 4X, <i>Women’s Wear Daily</i> reports (subscription required).<p>The …

Mesmerizing Tunnel Looks Like a Colorful Kaleidoscope When Walking Through One Way

Olafur Eliasson's colorful glass tunnel comes to life when you stroll through it one way, but if you look back over your shoulder, the panels appear black. The mesmerizing, kaleidoscope-like tunnel is comprised of stained glass triangles held together with bold, black piping. When viewed from one …

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India’s Fascinating Tree Root Bridges Grow Stronger Every Year

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made …

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15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

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Here Are The Most Expensive Countries In The World To Live In

You might think life here in America is expensive. But it turns out that when compared to the rest of the world, the U.S. doesn't even make the list of the 20 most expensive countries to live in.<p>Thanks to a new infographic from Movehub, a site that provides information to those looking to move …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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Senate Report: Torture Didn't Help Capture Osama bin Laden

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For those who want to defend the CIA's torture program, the link between the interrogation programs …

58 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names

This is a Scrabble GOLDMINE.<p>1. <b>Petrichor:</b> the way it smells outside after rain.<p>2. <b>Purlicue:</b> the space between the thumb and forefingers.<p>3. <b>Wamble:</b> stomach rumbling.<p>4. <b>Aglet:</b> the plastic coating on a shoelace.<p>5. <b>Vagitus:</b> the cry of a newborn baby.<p>6. <b>Glabella:</b> the space between your eyebrows.<p>7. <b>Chanking:</b> …

The Professional Prejudice Against Tattoos

Imagine: A woman walks into a corporate job interview and her arms are covered in tattoos. Now, imagine another woman with no tattoos, but rather, apparent breast implants walking into the same interview. They are equally qualified for the position -- who is more likely to get the job?<p>I've asked …

Out of Darkness, a Light Breaks

It was November 2012. The day will be forever burned into his memory. As happens all too often in life, the tragic news caught Ben Lashey totally unprepared: Heidi, his close friend from high school, had just been killed in a traffic accident by a drunk driver. Such cruel tragedies are never easy …

Pain and Suffering and Joy and Resilience in Haiti

<i>Suddenly you are ripped into the experience of being alive. Life is pain; life is suffering; life is horror, but by God you are alive and it is spectacular!</i> Joseph Campbell<p>Suddenly I am alive, and I am in Haiti. I am on a search for toys, because toys are linked to play, and play is linked to being …

New Season, New You: Makeup Trends for Spring

Despite the frigid temperatures outside, Spring has arrived! Spring is a time for change and a time for new beginnings. Just like your wardrobe changes with the seasons so should your makeup. It's time for a fresh start and a fresh look to bring in the new season. Here are a few tips for perfecting …

These Are The Places In The World Where You Can 'Suspend' A Coffee For Someone In Need

"It's about more than coffee," John Sweeney says. And he means it.<p>For the last year, the 29-year-old father of four has worked from his home in Cork, Ireland, on an international movement called "Suspended Coffees" -- where cafes around the world let their customers know they can buy an extra cup …

Kahindo Mateene: An African Designer Making a Difference

When designer Kahindo Mateene came to the United States at the tender age of seventeen to attend college, her classmates couldn't stop asking where she got her clothes. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo who had also lived and traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, and North America, the …

10 Skin Fixes From the Fridge

By Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, <i>SELF</i><p>Forget the beauty aisle -- the secret ingredients for glowing, gorgeous skin live right in your kitchen. Simplify your skincare regimen with these 10 delicious "recipes."<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SELFmagazine

Training Kids Without Stressing Them Out

Trevor was an elementary school student whose days were full, Monday through Friday. When school got out, he went straight to tutoring sessions with Ms. Malcolm, followed by soccer practice, dinner and finally, his community karate class. Trevor enjoyed each of these activities (well, except for …

China and Mexico, Manufacturing Giants, U.S. Weak

With recent calls for a return to "Made in America" and Chinese manufacturing slumping, will the U.S. realize the much talked about Manufacturing Renaissance? The short answer is NO. Not unless Americans are willing to pay $80 for an item tomorrow, that they can buy today for $19.99, or 3D printing …

Couple Dies Hours Apart, 'It Was Like He Was Holding On For Her'

Love can do incredible things -- like allow a long-married couple, each on the verge of death, just enough time to spend their last moments together.<p>Eighty-year-old Billy Grimes and 79-year-old Dolly Grimes married in 1955 (photo below) and had eight children together within eight years. Their love …

Norway's Investment Can Help End Energy Poverty

Against the fervent protests of global coal lobbyists, Norway is considering divesting from coal while doubling down on investments in renewable energy and sustainable development internationally. These unprecedented initiatives could unleash billions in investments in renewable energy around the …

'9 Voices': The Childhood of a Family

Years after their parents died, the nine children, now adults, decided to do something extraordinary. They would each write about their childhoods, from earliest memory until they left home for college. There were two stipulations: no subject was off limits, write what you want; and second, no one …