Gretchen Burgess

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is Already a Huge, Hulking Hit at the Box Office

Marvel’s latest superhero team up movie hasn’t opened in the U.S. yet, but it’s already a smashing success. How is that, exactly? Well as film writers and <b>Jack Black</b> Oscar songs have been trying to tell you, overseas dollars matter. <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> has already grossed $201.2 million dollars …

Film Industry

Prime minister wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave California's governor a hint of what it would be like inside a Japanese-made bullet train Thursday, displaying a train simulator for Gov. Jerry Brown during a meeting in San Francisco.<p>The Japanese leader also took time to check out tech innovations and lend …

Silicon Valley

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The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys

In a society that demands sons at almost any cost, some families are cutting their daughters’ hair short and giving them male names.<p>Mehran, age 6, first arrived at her kindergarten in Kabul as Mahnoush, in pigtails and a pistachio dress. When school shut down for a break, Mahnoush left and never …

Soup, Stew & Chili Recipes to Warm You Up

If there’s a chill in the air, it means it’s time to start stirring up some comfort food. These soup, stew, and chili recipes are perfect for all …

Easybreath Snorkel Mask Allows YouTo Breathe Underwater As You Do On Land

If you’ve ever been snorkeling then you know how hard it is to master since breathing out of your mouth isn’t a skill we have all mastered. It …

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …