Jessica Sieff

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Helen Thomas inspired young female reporters

When Helen Thomas befriended a young intern in D.C. in 2009, she had already covered 10 presidents. Her legacy continues with the next generation.<p>July 22, 2013|By Hailey Branson-Potts<p>Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, center, from Hearst Newspapers,… (Pablo Martinez Monsivais,…)<p>A tuft …

The White House

The Graham family's burning issue with the Washington Post

The Washington Post Company is going into the furnace business.<p>Late last week, the company announced the acquisition of Texas-based Forney Corp, a …

Who, what, why: Who was Emmett Till?

<b>Beyonce has urged supporters of Trayvon Martin to be inspired by the protests that followed the death of another black teenager, Emmett Till. She is only one of a number of Americans who have drawn a parallel between the two cases - though others point out there are major differences. So who was</b> …

Black History

My Hometown: What Detroit’s Demise Says About America

My an­cest­ors helped build De­troit. The Fourniers were fur-trap­pers and farm­ers liv­ing hard by the De­troit River un­til the fledgling auto …

Real Estate

Detroit: Six ways 'shrinking' cities try to survive

<b>Detroit's bankruptcy can in part be traced to the loss of more than a million residents. So how have other "shrinking" US cities coped?</b><p>The problems that have led Detroit to bankruptcy are multiple - industrial decline, huge pension bills, over-borrowing and poor management among them.<p>But losing 1.2 …

Urbanism

8 reasons our economy is more dysfunctional than ever

Self-sacrifice, fear and lowered expectations are the new normal in post-recession America<p>There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady …

The housing market is flipping out

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Real Estate

The Incredible Science Behind How Nature Solves Every Engineering Problem

A new trend is emerging, where researchers, designers, and everyone in between are starting to ask, "how can we be more like nature — more renewable, more constructive and more sustainable?"<p>In a world filled with 7 billion people crammed into mega cities, human kind will have to adapt before we can …

Engineering

Building Blogs of a Better World

Reflecting on one of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Repositioning themes, “Innovate” inspires ideas on building a better world. It …

Architecture

How to grow your own island

<i>This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

New Study Shows Plants Talk to Each Other Through the Soil

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>A new study conducted by Dr. David Johnson at the University of Aberdeen found that plants actually communicate with one …

Botany

Dam! Beavers have been busy sequestering carbon

Beavers aren’t going to save the world – but they are doing their bit for carbon capture and storage. The dams they build, and the wetlands produced …

Examining How Nature Would Do "Green Chemistry"

<b>By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D</b><p>Last month, over 350 visionary teachers, designers, architects, biologists, industrialists, and policy-makers came …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

Architecture

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

National Geographic Magazine

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Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

This is Norm, the Most Adorable Pug on Instagram

Jeremy Veach is a 23-year-old photographer from Port Orchard, Washington. Inspired by Maddie (one of the early Internet pet sensations) and Momo …

26 Acclaimed Writers Who Also Wrote Children's Books

Literary genius for all ages.

Infographic: Just How Fat Is The U.S.? Here’s A State-By-State Breakdown

This summer, the AMA officially labeled obesity a “disease.” Here’s how it’s spread, gaining weight across the country.<p>This summer, the American Medical Association moved to add obesity to the national register of diseases. The decision, which ignored the protests of a special committee charged …

Articles about passive houses across america on Dwell.com - Dwell

From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five …

American Cities

Detroit Is Going Bankrupt–But Its Tech Community Is Going Strong

Detroit just became the largest U.S. city to file for chapter 9 bankruptcy. But its tech entrepreneurs say there’s never been a more promising time for startup life in the Motor City.<p>Yesterday, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest city in the U.S. ever to do so. By some …

Explaining the Rolling Stone Cover, by a Boston Native

The controversy is misplaced. Here's why<p>I grew up in the Boston area, spent my whole early life there. To this day I'm a maniacal fan of Boston …

Journalism