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Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas' son, released from prison after nearly seven years

Cameron Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, has reportedly been released from prison after serving almost seven years and is living in a halfway house.<p>Cameron Douglas is planning to write a tell-all book about his experiences after being convicted on drug charges, according to Page Six, which …

In The Witch, the devil is terrifying, but people are worse

The film takes place in New England, circa 1630 — decades before the infamous Salem witch trials. Husband and wife William and Katherine (<i>Game of Thrones</i> alums Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie in committed performances) are being booted from their township due to a vague religious transgression. All we …

Horror

How Sanders caught fire in Iowa and turned the Clinton coronation into a real race

DES MOINES — It was the first big strategy session between Hillary Clinton and the yet-to-be-announced manager of her yet-to-be-launched presidential campaign.<p>As they huddled that day last March in the converted barn that serves as her home office in Chappaqua, N.Y., Robby Mook thought he ought to …

You Should Stream: This Doc About Kids in Oaxaca Who Want to be Pro Surfers

As in any country, there are many Mexicos that live side-by-side, often unaware of one another’s existence. Take for example the gulf between young, …

Surfing

Watch: The Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal Short Films That Premiered at Sundance Last Week

Bill Gates is a pretty good dude. Through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together with his wife, the tech mogul and archetypal nerd who grew …

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

San Romero of America: Pope Confirms El Salvador Bishop’s Cause Moving Forward

Archbishop Oscar Romero (Communist sympathizer) is favored by Pope Francis. Pope said he was hoping for a swift beatification process. “For me Romero …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

The "Southern Belle" Is a Racist Fiction

Sometime between Reconstruction, this episode of <i>MTV: True Life,</i> and the hundred-thousandth wedding held on a plantation in South Carolina<i>,</i> the term …

War

The people behind the Common Core State Standards

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation bankrolled the effort to create and spread the Common Core State Standards across the country with astounding speed. While the idea of common academic K-12 standards came from governors and state education officials around the country, the work to turn it into …

How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution

The pair of education advocates had a big idea, a new approach to transform every public-school classroom in America. By early 2008, many of the nation’s top politicians and education leaders had lined up in support.<p>But that wasn’t enough. The duo needed money — tens of millions of dollars, at …

How to Make School Better for Boys

Start by acknowledging that boys are languishing while girls are succeeding.<p>I recently appeared on MSNBC’s <i>The Cycle</i> to discuss the new edition of my book <i>The War Against Boys</i>. The four hosts were having none of it. A <i>war</i> on <i>boys</i>? They countered with the wage gap and the prominence of men across the …

Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading

The findings of the National Literacy Trust's report into boys' reading are announced today. It reveals again that boys are falling behind in reading and that attitudes to reading between boys and girls are widening even further. Incredibly three out of four schools in the UK are concerned about …

On Philly Schools

On the afternoon of May 30, hundreds stood at the headquarters of the Philadelphia School District to protest the worst school budget in Philadelphia …