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Bailout Architect Runs For California Governor; World Laughs

I want to apologize for this space being blank for quite some time. I actually spent the bulk of the last two days on a long blog post about the “Dr. …

Wall Street

Write Better: The 7 Qualities of High-Concept Stories

Stumped by submission guidelines calling for “high-concept” romance, suspense, young adult or other popular fiction? These 7 qualifiers will help you …

Writing

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Sting, Puff Daddy, Andy Summers, and the case of the misplaced bajillion dollars

The website <i>Celebrity Net Worth</i> has an article about the royalty situation on The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” and the artist formerly known as …

10 DVDs for the Cinephile In Your Life - PAPER

All I ever want for Christmas are not my two front teeth, but a stocking stuffed with Blu-rays and DVDs. Here are some suggestions for possible gifts for the cinephiles in your life:<p><i>James Dean: Ultimate Collector's Edition</i> <b>(Warner Brothers). $72.49.</b><br>A stunning box with remastered Blu-rays of the …

Hollywood at Home: Pickfair.

This is my contribution to KC of Classic Movies, Mary Pickford Blogathon which will run from June 1st through June 3rd.<p>I've been wanting to write …

Pencil Stylus for iPad & iPhone

“Apple’s new iPad Pro-only stylus can’t measure up to FiftyThree’s writing implement—it works with the iPhone, the iPad, and a number of iOS apps.”

China pulls out of UN process over territorial dispute with Philippines

China is taking the highly unusual step of refusing to participate in a United Nations arbitration process over a territorial conflict with the Philippines, one of five countries challenging Beijing’s claims of ownership over the oil-rich South China Sea.<p>The legal dispute underscores the tough …

Stadler Form JASMINE Aroma Diffuser - White

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Jasmine uses ultrasonic technology, blending water and pure essential oil (no synthetic oil, please), emitting …

Williams Sonoma Dual Probe Thermometer

Summary<p>Monitor the progress of two dishes or even two parts of a single turkey at once, with this sophisticated oven thermometer. Each thermometer is easy to set temperatures—whether pre-programmed or custom. The digital display is easy to read.<p>Pre-programmed with 15 meat types and four doneness …

Shopping

hipKey Valuable Tracker

So your keys fell behind the couch and got lost for weeks? Someone walked off with your bag while your back was turned? These things happen, but now they can be prevented with <b>hipKey</b>—the app-enabled alarm system that <b>keeps track of valuables.</b> Attach hipKey to any item and enable an alarm from your …

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Wizgloves Wool iPhone gloves, texting gloves, smartphone., iPad, Tablet PC, Touchscreen gloves (Black)

• No need to remove your gloves to use your phone or send text messages<br>• Compatible with touchscreen devices (iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, HTC and more), iPad, …

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What Wide Origins You Have, Little Red Riding Hood!

An anthropologist chases down a tale told around the world.<p><b>It's a story told around the world. Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother, only to discover that a wolf has eaten the old lady, dressed in her clothes, and now plans to eat the little girl too.</b><p>What happens next depends on …

Pencil: A Tool That Lets You Think With Your Hands

Remember when we talked about that iPad app called Paper, from FiftyThree, that lets you sketch, draw diagrams and illustrations, and take notes? …

iPad Apps

Happy Holidays! Three Salinger Stories Leaked

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While your family spins and twirls around the kitchen, or congregates around the television for …

Why U.S. Immigrants Drive Less Than Natives

31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

The first lady was a fashion icon.

12 Gifts Every Professional Young Guy Would Love

From electric travel mugs that keep his coffee warm during the morning commute to a vintage-chic tie clip that looks like an alpine ski, here are 12 gifts for the budding careerist.

13 Awesome Gifts For Beer Nuts

If you're looking to surprise the beer lovers in your life with a holiday gift, it can be hard to know what to get them if you don't know beans about brews.<p>Here are 13 great gift ideas for all the beer connoisseurs on your holiday gift list.

River Phoenix’s Life in Photos

(no title)<p>River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton in <i>Stand by Me</i>.<p>River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell and Wil Wheaton in <i>Stand by Me</i>.<p>River Phoenix and …

Los Angeles

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

The only things certain in life are death and data.<p>Every year, Facebook cheerfully suggests I reconnect with some friends on their birthdays. I’d certainly like to, but there’s a glaring complication: these particular friends are dead.<p>The grieving process being one of the most human of them all, it …

Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics

Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists.<p>During his homily at Wednesday Mass in Rome, Francis emphasized the importance of "doing good" as a principle that unites all humanity, and a "culture of …

This Week in Poverty: Chairman Ryan and the Real World

<i>In this April 13, 2011 photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP</i> …