Cynthia Alexander

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Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Editor’s Picks: Best Free Apps of the Week (June 15-22)

Editor’s Picks: Best Free Apps of the Week (June 15-22)<p>We have seen some amazing deals this past week. They include excellent (and expensive) apps …

Apps

Top iPad apps gone free

We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only the top iPad apps free for the day as they happen so you know they …

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

Scientists Have Found the Ancient Secret of Indestructible Concrete

For the most part, we humans are better at things than we were thousands of years ago. But there are some things the ancients had down pat. Roman …

Marble Sphinx (Possibly a support for a table) AD...

Latin LOLCat: Under the Sun

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. For a quite different visual interpretation, see the emblem by Otto Vaenius at the Emblem Project Utrecht. If you are …

Pictures: America's Most Endangered Historical Sites

The top five most endangered historical sites in America include an iconic sports arena and a Chinatown community center.

On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York

<b>On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.</b><p>Pictured, the Statue of Liberty photographed from a helicopter by LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White in 1952.<p>See more photos of America from above <b>here</b>.

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …

In A Newly Released Video, Steve Jobs Shows Rare Modesty

In a never-before-seen clip, Steve Jobs admits that Apple’s legacy will be buried under future innovation. We disagree.<p>Steve Jobs was known for hyperbole–using rhetoric like “magical” to sell us processors and pixels. For all of its snake oil aftertaste, the messaging ushered in an era and …

Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do. “Just do what’s right.”<p>That’s what Tim Cook told the audience of Apple employees at the memorial for Steve Jobs, following his passing in 2011. Now, nearly two years later, we’re starting to see that plan …

1963: The Year the Beatles Found Their Voice

Listening to a young band rapidly assimilating and remixing genres it would soon transcend<p>Having spent entirely too much of my life studying all matters Beatles-related, I sometimes like to play a parlor game with other fans. I ask them which year was the band’s best, before offering an answer of …

The 2013 Songs of the Summer

<b>This is the second year</b> I've compiled a Songs of the Summer package, but let's be clear: I'm not any closer to believing the entire "Song of the Summer" concept is anything more than a bullshit media construct. Like I said last year, Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. Yes, there …

Best selling albums of the LP era

The long play record turns 65 this week. Take a look back at the best selling albums of the LP era.

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Perfect Gods

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

John Legend: 'I wish I was a little more tortured'

<b>Hey, John, we're at the</b> <b>Google Hangout</b> <b>(1) where you've just been asked questions by your budding-musician fans and the presenter hailed you as,</b> …

Just Some Of NPR Music's Favorite Albums Of The Year (So Far)

It is only June, but NPR Music staff already has 25 albums that they consider their favorite of the year. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Frannie Kelley, Tom Huizenga, and Stephen Thompson about their favorite music of 2013.

Best Looks: Shakira

See the ELLE cover star's top red-carpet moments<p>We celebrate the singer's <i>ELLE</i> cover by looking back at her Colombian-inspired style

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Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People

The microbial community in the ground is as important as the one in our guts.<p>A small pine tree grown in a glass box reveals the level of white, finely branched mycorrhizal threads or "mycelium" that attach to roots and feed the plant. (<i>David Read</i>)<p>We have been hearing a lot recently about a …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Cloudbreak, Fiji

Fiji

Deserts from Space

Ernest Bloch: Suite for Viola and Orchestra; Suite Hébraïque; Baal Shem – review

Ernest Bloch's two major works for viola, the Suite (1918) and the Suite Hébraïque (1951), were initially written with piano accompaniment, though …

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …