Karen Phoenix

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Google unveils Classroom, a tool designed to help teachers

Google looks to be making the grade with a new tool it unveiled Tuesday that aims to help teachers easily organize assignments and communicate with their students.<p>Dubbed Classroom, the free tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail so that teachers can assign and collect homework paperlessly, …

Inside the Doctor’s Office: Common Foot Issues

Dr. Metzl discusses how to deal with black toenails, athlete's foot, and ingrown toenails.<p>​<p>​<p>Keeping your feet healthy is an important part to enjoying your time out on the road. In this video Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, a New York City based sports medicine physician, shows you how to diagnose, treat, and …

30 Minute Caramelized Shallot, Spinach and Goat Cheese Garlic Butter Pasta

Caramelized Shallot, Spinach and Goat Cheese Garlic Butter Pasta.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 9, 2013 102<p>This is my give-me-a-break-from-candy-canes …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Millions of Android users 'deceived' by flashlight app that shares location with advertisers

An Android developer has agreed to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over a free flashlight app that has been "deceiving" users. Brightest Flashlight Free, available in the Google Play store, has been downloaded over 50 million times, but a complaint from the FTC reveals that …

Know this about Windows 7 sales, support cutoff dates

The long, slow march toward end-of-life of Microsoft's currently most popular operating system is under way.<p>As of October 30, 2013, Microsoft ceased selling boxed copies of Windows 7 at retail. (ZDNet's Ed Bott posted back in April of this year about the pending October 30 cut-off date, but a few …

Mobile keyboards: Know when to fold 'em

While software keyboards continue to improve and speech recognition becomes a more viable option where it does not create social stigma, text input remains a key challenge for mobile devices. Larger tablets -- generally 8 inches and larger -- can accommodate a keyboard tucked away in a folio …

Kid Crafts: Woven Felt Coasters

Looking for kid-friendly handmade gift ideas? This woven felt coasters tutorial from Henry Happened is the perfect project for little hands!

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Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at …

The Iranian Nuclear Deal Is A Good One

This Thanksgiving had an extra reason to be thankful – the new deal between Iran and six superpowers. Last week, the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China (the P5+1 group) reached an interim deal with Iran to stop their nuclear weapons program. Four key provisions were …

Can Child Marriages Be Stopped?

Christina Asima seems tired for a 13-year-old. I meet the shy-mannered girl in the remote farming village of Chitera, in the southern African nation of Malawi. She wears a bright pink zip-up shirt and a blue print cloth wrapped up to her chest. Snuggled in that, hugging her side, is a …

In Focus

'We have to demand to be heard': #MeToo sparks women candidates'We have to demand to be heard': #MeToo sparks women candidates'We have to demand to be heard': #MeToo sparks women candidates<p>02:47<p>Demi Lovato hospitalized after apparent drug overdoseDemi Lovato hospitalized after apparent drug …

Native American travels across U.S. photographing citizens of tribal nations

She sleeps on couches, dines with strangers and lives out of her car. Still, Matika Wilbur does it for the art and for the people.<p>Wilbur is Native American. Invariably strapped to her arm is a camera, and other than a few provisions and clothing, she owns little else. Last year she sold everything …

Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

The U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies. More than 70 percent of the estimated loss came in the Gulf of Mexico; nationwide, most of the loss was blamed on development that incurred on freshwater …

apple-herb stuffing for all seasons

I have several stuffing-related confessions to unload today:<p>My first stuffing love was found at a friend’s house, when her mother served us an apple …

How-To: Triangle Sewing Pattern Weights

Forget soup cans, giant metal washers, or the closest napping cat: bring the right tools to your next sewing project with a set of lovely and useful triangle pattern weights from Sachiko at Tea Rose Home!<p>Ready to get stitching? Head over to Tea Rose Home to download the free printable tetrahedron …

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Infographic: Choose the Perfect Sewing Machine Needle

I love a good infographic—there’s something so wonderful about an image that can take a seemingly intimidating and complicated choice, like selecting the right sewing machine needle, and turn it into something that’s simple, logical, and clear. If you’re just getting acquainted with your sewing …

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Simple Springtime Dishes

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killer Family

In 1870, a group of new families moved to the wind-ravaged plains near what would become Cherryvale, Kansas. They were Spiritualists, a religion that …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Key West Awash With Plans For Rising Sea Level

Florida — especially South Florida — is very flat and very low, and in places like Miami Beach and Key West, buildings are just 3 feet above sea level. Scientists now say there may be a 3-foot rise in the world's oceans by the end of the century.<p>Under ordinances recently adopted in Key West, all …

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Marathons Are Becoming a Guaranteed Tourist Attraction Across the U.S.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is coming back to Savannah to turn up the tourist volume during what would otherwise be a quiet fall weekend.<p>Organizers …

Gorgeous Pictures Of The Holy Land From 120 Years Ago

A glimpse of this era is preserved through photochrom prints from the Library of Congress.<p>We invite you to put aside your political views (note: we've turned off comments) and enjoy these vintage pictures of "the land flowing with milk and honey."

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Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Bill Gates: Prioritizing Worldwide Internet Access Over Malaria Research Is A 'Joke'

Technology is "amazing," Bill Gates told the Financial Times in a recent interview, but it's not going to save the world.<p>Speaking with the Times' Richard Waters about what it's going to take the make the planet a better place, the Microsoft co-founder said that though improvements in technology may …