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Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is <i>one</i> interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school.<p>That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most …

10 Movies to Watch on Netflix in August

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit Netflix. Here, the films we just added to our queue.<p><b>1) Nymphomaniac (2013)</b><br>The most talked-about film of the year (which hits Netflix on August 7) can finally be enjoyed in the privacy of your own home.<p><b>2) Cleopatra (1963)</b>Settle in for …

Family 'Devastated' by North Korean Prisoner Kenneth Bae's Pain

The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.<p>Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korea newspaper based in Japan, published an interview July 30 with …

Europe hits Russia's biggest banks

Europe has cranked up the pressure on Russia by including the country's top two banks on a list of sanctions.<p>Publishing details of new measures aimed at disrupting activity in Russia's banking, oil and arms industries, the EU said late Thursday that Sberbank (SBRCY)and VTB Bank were now banned from …

“Genocide is permissible” according to insane Times of Israel Op-Ed (UPDATED)

<b>(The Times of Israel)</b><p>Blogger Yochanan Gordon argues that the solution to opponents in Gaza is to “obliterate them completely”<p>Peter Finocchiaro<p>August 1, 2014 5:40pm (UTC)<p><b>Updated below.</b><p>The Times of Israel is under fire on Friday after publishing a blog post titled "When Genocide Is Permissible." The …

President Obama Doesn’t Get to Enjoy Good News

There has been so little good news lately that Pres­id­ent Obama shouldn’t be faul­ted for want­ing to cel­eb­rate the latest jobs re­port Fri­day …

American Detainee In North Korea: 'The Horizon For Me Is Pretty Dark'

Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, two Americans detained in North Korea for three months on charges of "anti-state" crimes, officially sought help from the U.S. government in an interview with a local AP Television interview Friday.<p>AP reports Miller and Fowle described their quickly …

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What to Eat, Drink, Buy, and Do in August 2014

Killer tomatoes, chic seeds, and gin are what's in store this August.<p><b>From malted waffles to a gin subscription service,</b> here’s everything you need to eat, drink, buy, and do this month.

Four Reasons Your Next Vacation Should Be a Solo One

Are those frequent-flyer miles burning a hole in your pocket? It's time for a trip. And whether you've got just enough vacation days left to squeeze in a 48-hour getaway or you're giving that nine-to-five a big middle finger before heading off to another country for the indefinite future, you …

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25 Surprising Foods You Can Grill, from Apple Pie to Ziti

YES! You can grill apple pie, macaroni and cheese, and guacamole—plus a whole lot more.<p><i>The brightest, best cooks know: Don't ever be boxed in by expectations and conventional wisdom. Don't ever let anyone stamp out your creativity. And never, ever let anyone tell you, "No, you can't grill a piece</i> …

Delta to Let Four 747s Fly Out of the Fleet

In a startling change of plans, Delta Air Lines today confirmed that it will retire four of its Boeing 747s beginning in September. Employees were notified in a memo penned by Glen Hauenstein the airline's chief revenue officer. Hauenstein described the decision as way to "reduce Delta's footprint …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.