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Report: Millennials reading more than older adults

Kids these days — they’re reading more than older Americans.<p>According to a Pew Research Center report about millennials, 88 percent of Americans under age 30 read a book in the past year; only 79 percent of those age 30 and older did so.<p>The report, released this morning, also found that more young …

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

Boss Lady: 15 Chic Desktop Accessories

The office-friendly baubles that will ensure you're always working in style.<p>The office-friendly baubles that will ensure you're always working in style.<p>Courtesy

14 Ways to Get the Cape Look

This fall is all about being a caped crusader.<p>Outerwear is a challenge because it is difficult to be unique and stylish and also keep warm. The cape covers all of these points by its very nature as an alluring, mysterious, and stylish coat alternative. Since they were all over the fall runways, we …

Deadline: Death of the Newsroom - Photographs and text by Will Steacy | LensCulture

For the past five years, I have photographed with unrestricted access the newsroom and printing plant of <i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>. Through a depiction of <i>The Inquirer</i>’s efforts to prevail despite depleted ad revenue, a steady decline in circulation, lay-offs, buy-outs, and bankruptcy, my intent is …

Psychedelic Photos Reveal What Your Favorite Cocktail Looks Like Under a Microscope

With the help of polarized light microscope, research scientist Michael Davidson and entrepreneur Lester Hutt transform cocktails into fine art. …

5 Questions of Why you Should Buy a Tablet - Consumer Reports

Thinking about buying a tablet? There’s quite a variety, and if you don’t do a little prep work before you walk into the store, you might find the …

Having A Baby In The U.S. Is More Dangerous Than You Think - Consumer Reports News

Unfortunately, knowing exactly how a specific hospital fares in obstetrical care is tough, says Lisa McGiffert, director of Consumer Reports’ Safe …

2 Journalists Arrested, Detained in Ferguson, Mo., While Covering Protests

<i>Updated August 14 at 1:00 a.m. ET</i><p>Two journalists said they were arrested and detained Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo., while covering protests that have …

The Best Global Shopping Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets.<p>It's no secret we love to shop at <i>BAZAAR</i>. That combined with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust as of late (summer is just around the corner, after all), we're looking to make a …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Best Time to Buy Things - Consumer Reports

The Coolest Places On Earth To Read A Book

Between museum visits and sightseeing, traveling can be a tiring sport. What better way to take a break than settle down somewhere beautiful and historic with a book?<p>Whether it's your vacation book, a travel guide or your handy map, take a time out with your reading material and enjoy your …

If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young on Kindness, Computers, Community, and the Power of Great Teachers

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) was a man of discipline, a champion of literary style, a kind of modern sage and poetic shaman of happiness, and one wise dad. After the publication of his now-legendary 1969 satirical novel <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i>, Vonnegut added another point of …

The Week in Review: The Immortal Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

Inside Flipboard / April 25, 2014<p>Last Thursday, the Colombian author and journalist Gabriel García Márquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. But …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: How To Write For the 21st Century Reader: 6 Tips to Modernize Your Prose

<i>"There is no such thing as an 'author'. Instead, there are only people who write stuff that they want other people to buy. Nobody dreams about</i> …

Another News Outlet Is Using Robots To Write Stories

The Associated Press has just added itself to the list of news organizations that will begin using robots to write stories.<p>By July, the AP hopes to introduce an automation technology that will allow it to publish more breaking business stories and a larger number of earnings reports. Using the …

In the Details: How Elisa Strozyk Created the Remarkable Finishes for Her Line of Ceramic Tables

The Berlin-based designer Elisa Strozyk has the ability to transform commonplace materials and age-old techniques into anomalies of design that …

Correspondent

AFP / Adem Altan<p><b>Istanbul</b> --Covering Turkey as a foreign journalist involves working under a very long shadow. A shadow cast by a still hugely …

AP reporter in stable condition in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Associated Press correspondent shot and wounded while covering preparations for elections in Afghanistan was in stable …

Laptop Buying Tips - Chromebook Features - ConsumerReports

There are a couple of other downsides. For one, Chromebooks are not computing workhorses. You won't want to use one to create complex Word documents …

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4 Benefits of Writing By Hand for National Handwriting Day

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>Today is National Handwriting Day! Although we don't write like we used to, here are four ways handwriting is still helpful.<p>1. It's …

Writing and Depression

What’s the link between writing and depression?<p>My good friend Sarah McCarry, aka The Rejectionist, is kicking off a seriously important series of …

Choosing the Best Travel Credit Card - Consumer Reports

You can earn rewards toward free travel from an airline card linked to a specific carrier or from a general bank credit card that pays points you can …

Macy's Parade Under Fire For SeaWorld Float

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, normally a celebration of holiday spirit and American commercialism, has become the center of controversy as animal activists have begun loudly protesting the inclusion of a SeaWorld-sponsored orca float. According to the <i>Christian Science Monitor</i>, parade …

Tribune to cut 700 jobs as part of restructuring

Tribune Co., which owns the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, <i>Chicago Tribune</i> and seven other daily newspapers, said Wednesday it's cutting 700 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, and reorganizing operational functions to save money.<p>The non-editorial departments at its newspapers, such as marketing and circulation, will …