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Speed limits going up in many states

Gentlemen, ladies and kids with driver's licenses: Start your engines. Five state legislatures voted this year to raise speed limits on some divided highways in their states.<p>They're following the lead of Texas, which last year bumped the speed limit on one stretch to 85 mph, the highest in the …

Helen Thomas inspired young female reporters

When Helen Thomas befriended a young intern in D.C. in 2009, she had already covered 10 presidents. Her legacy continues with the next generation.<p>July 22, 2013|By Hailey Branson-Potts<p>Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, center, from Hearst Newspapers,… (Pablo Martinez Monsivais,…)<p>A tuft …

Student Loan Deal Set To Increase Borrowing Costs, Swell Government Profit

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan Senate accord supported by the White House to overhaul the federal student loan program is forecast to boost government profit and increase borrowing costs in the coming years, leading student groups and some Democrats to denounce the deal.<p>The compromise, reached by eight …

The Graham family's burning issue with the Washington Post

The Washington Post Company is going into the furnace business.<p>Late last week, the company announced the acquisition of Texas-based Forney Corp, a …

It's The 30-Year Anniversary Of The Greatest Wall Street Movie Ever Made: Here's The Story Behind It

<i>In June of 1983, "Trading Places" was released in theaters. It remains the greatest Wall Street movie ever made.</i><p><i>Thirty years later, most regard it as part of the canon of American comedies, having launched, revived, or defined the careers of many of its cast and crew.</i><p><i>If you haven't seen it yet, you</i> …

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The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

40<p>‘In the Evening’ (1979)<p>On the <i>In Through the Out Door</i> seven-minute opener, Page augments his guitar with a Gizmotron, Jones plays Abba-fied synth, …

Rock Music

Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

I don't remember when I first realized that books could go away, that they could — and did — pass into obscurity or out of print. <i>Myra Breckinridge</i> by Gore Vidal, <i>All</i> <i>About H. Hatterr</i> by G.V. Desani, <i>Speedboat</i> by Renata Adler, the sublime <i>An Armful of Warm Girl</i> by W.M. Spackman. Each of them, snuffed …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

Francis Ford Coppola: What I've Learned

The 70-year-old director on meeting Gotti, wanting Scorsese to helm Godfather II, ignoring The Sopranos, and more (wine with Bill Cosby, anyone?)<p><b>When I was sixteen or seventeen,</b> I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright. But everything I wrote, I thought, was weak. And I can remember …

Advice to Little Girls: Young Mark Twain’s Little-Known, Lovely 1865 Children’s Book

In the summer of 2011, I chanced upon a lovely Italian edition of a little-known, playful short story young Mark Twain had written in 1865 at age of 30, with Victorian-scrapbook-inspired artwork by celebrated Russian-born children’s book illustrator Vladimir Radunsky, mischievously encouraging …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

Bob Dylan’s Secret Recording Session With George Harrison and Friends

New York — Bob Dylan snuck into Columbia’s Studio B in New York on May Day and recorded for 12 hours with George Harrison, lead guitarist for a …

George Harrison

16 Best Free Mac Apps

1. Adium<p>2. Kindle for Mac<p>3. Caffeine<p>4. CheatSheet<p>5. CloudApp<p>6. Dropbox<p>7. Found<p>8. OnyX<p>9. SelfControl<p>10. Skitch<p>11. Sublime Text<p>12. SuperDuper<p>13. The …

What went wrong at Microsoft: All the clues are in The Wire.

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer issued a vast formal memo setting out “a far-reaching realignment of the company,” one that would bring …

Cambodia’s war crimes trials: Will Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge henchmen never be punished for killing nearly 2 million people?

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—On a steamy morning in a dusty outdoor area 10 miles from Phnom Penh, some 200 Cambodians sit around wood-topped tables under …

The Villages scandals: IRS, STDs, golf carts, and made-up history.

The Native American tribes that once inhabited Florida left behind some wonderfully mellifluous place names, such as Okahumpka, Wewahitchka, …

This Week in Poverty: Confronting Congressional Hunger Games

<i>Volunteers fill bags with food for part of their backpack school lunch program at the Cleveland Foodbank in Cleveland on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.</i> …

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Temperatures Rising Over Military Sexual Assaults

<i>Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 4, 2013, on pending legislation regarding</i> …

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How Helen Thomas Rescued the White House Press Corps From Irrelevance

A colleague recalls how after Watergate, the longtime dean of the corps swore politicians would no longer get the benefit of reporters' doubt.<p>Joshua Roberts/Reuters<p>Yes, Helen Thomas was ornery, at times curmudgeonly and not the most subtle of White House correspondents. Yes, she was a much-admired …

The Huge Threat to Capitalism That Republicans Are Ignoring

In the 1950s, Communist ideology posed the biggest threat to the free market. Today, crony capitalism is more corrosive.<p>Reuters<p>Over the weekend, the <i>New York Times</i> published a jaw-dropping story about how Wall Street investment banks are slyly manipulating commodities markets to make billions at the …