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College prices continue to go up, College Board says

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.<p>The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

College & University

Christopher Nolan: the man who rebooted the blockbuster

He is one of the few directors who can walk into a Hollywood studio with an idea and come out with $200m. So will Nolan’s latest epic, Interstellar, reinforce his reputation asthe auteur who thinks big?<p>In early spring of 2013, Christopher Nolan and his crew were scouting for locations in Iceland – …

A Weekly Christian Podcast with Stephen Nichols

February 28, 2018<p>The great German philosopher Immanuel Kant (born April 22, 1724) is perhaps the most well-known philosopher of the modern era. Among …

This painter will turn your world upside down

Residents and tourists promenading by the seaside in Tamsui District, in northern Taiwan’s New Taipei City, at first cannot make out what this man is …

How to Present to a Small Audience

It’s easy to associate delivering presentations with standing in front of an audience and gesturing toward projected slides. However, many meetings or pitches involve fewer than ten participants in a room, where everyone remains seated and walks through the same slide deck together. This is quite a …

Rom 13:14 Cross References (10 Verses)

Romans 13:14<p>But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.<p>For as many of you as were baptized into …

INDIA: Expect Persecution

Recent remarks by Indian political figures have underscored a growing Hindus-only attitude in India. And while the situation for Christians there may …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

The Real Midnight in Paris: A History of the Expatriate Writers in Paris That Made Up the Lost Generation by Brody Paul

Woody Allen made the glamour of Paris in the twenties magical in Midnight In Paris--but was that really the case?<p>The Lost Generation made up one of …

Mike Doughty Annuls The 'Dark Marriage' Of His Former Band

Mike Doughty spent the 1990s as the gravel-voiced frontman for Soul Coughing. Fusing elements of pop, jazz, hip-hop and house music, the band had a sound all its own — but Doughty says he was never satisfied with it.<p>"I was a 22-year-old kid in New York, who had sort of grown up in indie rock, and …

New Apple TV in development, could arrive as soon as next month

Apple is working on a new version of the Apple TV, and according to MG Siegler, it could arrive as soon as next month. We have independently heard that a new version of the Apple TV is in development, but our sources have not provided a clear picture in terms of a launch timeframe.<p>Siegler says that …

If Google kills off FeedBurner, these apps could take its place

After Google killed off Google Reader, we have to wonder what’s next on Google’s chopping block. Some are speculating it might be FeedBurner, the app used by millions of blogs and websites to distribute the RSS feeds Google Reader once helped people subscribe to.<p>Google acquired FeedBurner in 2007 …

Lots of growth on the prairie

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5 tips for health startups targeting the employer market

The digital health and health tech drumbeat continues unabated in 2013.<p>More entrepreneurs, more startups, and more venture funding are coming into the category. Most of these innovators are introducing new products and services for consumers (patients), for providers (hospitals or practices), for …

Keeping Alive The Big Questions

Twenty years ago, Evgenia Cherkasova and Elena Kornilov were doctoral students in their mid-20s, living in the same housing complex at Penn State University. As they pursued their degrees -- Cherkasova in philosophy, Kornilov in physics -- both started families, and to take a break from studying …

Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

Coptic Christians In Egypt Still Persecuted, Still Hopeful

(RNS) Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams took Britain’s Christian community to task last month when he said that Western Christians need to “grow up” and stop claiming they are persecuted just because they are sometimes made to feel uncomfortable about their faith.<p>“When you have any …

New Technology Thwarts Image Thieves Using… Sudoku?

A Malaysian researcher may have dealt a major blow to image thieves by using the mathematical formulas behind Sudoku puzzles to create hidden, …

This Is Musician Mickey Hart's Brain On Music

Peering inside our mind and capturing images of our thoughts has become a preoccupation in much of neuroscience. It's also an unlikely part of the light show at a Mickey Hart Band concert.<p>Yes, the musician best known as the percussionist for the Grateful Dead for more than 20 years jams with a …

Now. On Earth.

Is that it?<p>Is this the message?<p>Is this what Jesus and the apostles announced?<p>Are we in rehearsals? Is this prep time for the final exam? Are we …

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, fan of Glass, wants more wearables

Not everybody likes Google's electronic eyewear, but the carrier chief does. Wearable tech, he says, will take off when prices come down.<p>Google Glass has proven to be a polarizing technology development, but you can count Sprint Chief Executive Dan Hesse on the fan side of the spectrum.<p>"One of my …

Wearable Tech

Dots' new game mode experiments with gravity and advertising

Betaworks begins turning up the juice on its media business model<p>Dots, the massively popular mobile game, is getting a new play mode, allowing users to collect unlimited dots through six levels using the "gravity mode shuffler." It's sponsored by GE, which is promoting its very geeky "Gravity Day" …

People Are Taking Longer To Upgrade Their Smartphones, And That Spells Trouble For The Mobile Industry

The upgrade cycle is the frequency with which people ditch older phones for newer ones.<p>All the various, interrelated pieces of the mobile ecosystem work very well together if consumers have the latest technology in their hands. But when the upgrade cycle starts to sputter, the main engines for …

Mobile

MyGlass app lets you control Google Glass via your phone

An update to the MyGlass app allows Google Glass users to remotely control their high-tech specs from an Android device.<p>Google Glass owners can now control the interface by swiping and tapping their way on an Android phone or tablet via the MyGlass app.<p>Updated Thursday in the Google Play story, …

Google Glass

Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.<p>It’s an educational product that caters to the individual …