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With Modern Makeovers, America's Libraries Are Branching Out

It's not exactly a building boom, but several public libraries around the country are getting makeovers. The Central Library in Austin, Texas just broke ground on a new building that promises such new features as outdoor reading porches and a cafe. In Madison, Wis., they're about to open a newly …

Out Of The Fields And Into Computer Science Classes

To earn money for her family, Alicia Leon Rios worked in the fields in Salinas, Calif. Meanwhile, she sent her toddler, Leticia, to Mexico to be raised by her grandparents.<p>Even now, Alicia Leon Rios chokes up thinking about that difficult decision more than two decades ago. But it was worth it, she …

The Top Meetings Destinations in U.S. Reveal Post-Recession Rebound

As the country comes out of recession, the meetings, conventions, and events industry is breathing a sigh of relief: The last year has been a lot …

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31 Thought Provoking Life Questions to Answer If You Feel Stuck in Life

Who said that there had to be an absolute answer for each and every question? Sometimes the ability to ask yourself questions’ an act to challenge …

A Future Look at Spa Training

Recently I interviewed Ted Gibson, celebrity stylist and new creative director for <i>Milady's Standard Textbook</i>. Mr. Gibson owns two namesake salons in New York and Miami, the former has been in existence since 2003. When I asked him what the inspiration for his salons were he said "What was so …

Race & Ethnicity

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Architecture

Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper

Interview: A Comic-Con Chewbacca on His Sacrifices for Star Wars, Dating a Sith, and Almost Getting Run Over by Harrison Ford

Each year at Comic-Con, one can expect to see a number of attendees dressed as Stormtroopers, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader circumventing the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. But it takes an especially devoted fan to don Chewbacca’s hairy costume in the July heat …

Waiting stinks: How to redesign your product’s dead time

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Recently my family gathered in North Carolina to celebrate a milestone in my sister’s life, and we arrived 10 minutes early …