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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 …

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A Russian Leader Just Started A Ridiculous Twitter Beef With Obama

In a tweet on both English and Russian language accounts he has used in the past, Dmitry Rogozin posted a photo of Obama and Putin each holding animals. Obama holds an apparently emasculating small dog while Putin is seen with a much more intimidating leopard.<p>The caption: "We have different values …


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

Blogger Yochanan Gordon argues that the solution to opponents in Gaza is to “obliterate them completely”<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 post, written by Yochanon Gordon, was quickly removed from the …

President Obama Doesn’t Get to Enjoy Good News

George E. Condon Jr. @georgecondon<p>Aug. 1, 2014, 12:43 p.m.<p>There has been so little good news lately that Pres­id­ent Obama shouldn’t be faul­ted for …

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.

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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 …


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.