Kimberlee Sawyer

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A children’s illustration book of human rights

Amnesty International is set to release a book that aims to teach children about human rights through the power of illustration and inspirational …

Human Rights

HoloLens: Get ready to mix the real and the virtual in a mind-blowing new world

Towards the end of last month, Microsoft released a trailer for a new device it has in the works – HoloLens. Declaring “the era of holographic computing is here”, the video is, and I don’t say this lightly, extraordinary. If early reports from testers are to be believed, it creates a …

Augmented Reality

We’re not as different from the Nazis as we like to think

There is a tendency to see the Holocaust as a uniquely German crime, orchestrated by a gang of fanatical madmen. In fact, Dominic Sandbrook explains, …

World History

How to Make the Best Mac & Cheese You've Ever Eaten... From a Box

While cooking up your own mac & cheese can be deliciously simple, sometimes you need to revert to the convenient childhood favorite: boxed mac & cheese (we even ranked a bunch). Though busting out the Kraft is considerably more acceptable than spraying Easy Cheese in your mouth, it's time to learn …

America's Best Italian Restaurants

"A bottle of red, a bottle of white. It all depends upon your appetite," someone famous once crooned sometime, somewhere on the radio during more than seven minutes of piano-filled airtime. "I'll meet you any time you want in our Italian restaurant."<p>Brenda and Eddie may have parted the closest of …

Belfast’s bold, booming art scene

Better known for its artistry in shipbuilding, Northern Ireland’s capital is shifting its creative focus into the arena of modern art.

Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake

A pop of color usually makes baked goods stand out, whether you’re talking about berry-filled sandwich cookies or sprinkles on top of a cake. At …

LEGO Versions Of World Famous Monuments Are Possibly Better Than The Originals

Visiting a world famous monument can be really cool... or it can kind of be a letdown.<p>These LEGO versions of world famous structures, however, aren't a letdown at all. While nothing can compare to actually traveling, if you want to see the monuments from a different perspective, take a look at …

History Of Soap And The Civil War

<b>History Of Soap And The Civil War</b><p>Until the early 1900’s, much of the soap used was made at home. Fats from cooking and butchering were saved until there was enough to make a batch of soap. This all changed in 1916 when a shortage of fats (a main ingredient in soap) occurred during World War I. As an alternative was needed, enterprising companies developed the first synthetic soaps called detergents.<p>Cindy Brown, collections manager for the York County Heritage Trust, said in the 1800’s women …

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

• <b>Author:</b> Todd S. Purdum<p><b>A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passage</b><p>It was a turbulent time in America—a time of sit-ins, freedom rides, a March on Washington …

Sifted: Key Lime Pie Bars, Peanut Butter Jelly Cups + More

<b>5 Hot Links We're Loving:</b><p>1. Put a spring in your step with these sunny, citrus-loaded <b>key lime pie bars</b> from Averie Cooks.<p>2. If you're a fan of retro …

Pictures from Dublin and Northern Ireland - Wanderlusty

i actually went through all my photos this time and did some retouching. i guess i kinda missed doing that — it was quite fun, although i think i …

Northern Ireland still a pleasure after 30 years

“Been anywhere nice on your holidays?” the hairdresser would inquire.<p>“Lovely, thanks. Newry,” I’d reply. Or Armagh, Derry, Banbridge, Antrim, as …

Ireland

Places in Ireland that can change your life

From Newgrange to Glendalough - attractions in Ireland that can genuinely leave you with a life-changing experience<p>Even though Ireland is relatively …

Ireland

27 photos of glorious Ireland | CNN Travel

Maple Bacon Waffles

I don’t make waffles as often as I make pancakes, simply because it is easier to clean a griddle than it is to clean my waffle iron. But I like …

10 Innocent Hand Gestures You Should Never Use Abroad

Certain gestures that are innocent in the United States mean something completely different (and offensive) overseas. Avoid these 10 hand signals when traveling abroad!<p><b>Peace Sign With Palm Facing Inward</b><p>Trying to order two beers from the bartender or wish someone peace in the United Kingdom, …

Countries Whose Citizens Are Least Affected By Visa Restrictions

Earlier this week we did a story on the least restrictive countries for travelers to go to, based on which countries have opened up and eased …

Northern Ireland: keeping promises

A deal is a deal, as Mr Justice Sweeney ruled last week when he rejected the attempt to prosecute John Downey, the 62-year-old man from County Donegal facing four murder charges arising from the Hyde Park bomb in 1982. The public interest, he said in a ruling that could only be reported after the …

Northern Ireland government at risk of collapse over Hyde Park bomb ruling

Ministers were working frantically on Wednesday night to save Northern Ireland's power-sharing settlement after the first minister, Peter Robinson, threatened to resign following the collapse of the Hyde Park bombing trial. The crisis deepened after Robinson gave the government less than a day to …

David Cameron orders review into letters sent to Northern Ireland paramilitary suspects

The Prime Minister has announced an independent judge will be appointed to investigate the operation of a Government scheme to deal with paramilitary suspects in Northern Ireland<p><b>The Prime Minister</b> said he accepted calls for a "full, independent examination" of the process after Democratic Unionist …

United Kingdom

Allowing John Downey to walk free was part of our Northern Ireland peace deal

The bitterness of families and friends of the four soldiers killed in the 1982 Hyde Park terrorist atrocity over the John Downey debacle is understandable. After being officially cleared as a suspect, he was prosecuted in circumstances I still find astonishing; then yesterday that prosecution was …

The price of peace in Northern Ireland

The search for justice for the families of the Hyde Park bombing has revealed that the price of peace for Northern Ireland is a "get out of jail free" card for murderers, handed to them by the political negotiators of the day (Editorial, 27 February). These negotiations resulted in a dividend for …

The IRA letters sealed the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland

Like any peace deal bringing to end decades of conflict the Good Friday agreement of 1998 in Ireland was a historic compromise that provided gain and pain for both sides. The support of the IRA and loyalist terror groups for the peace deal was secured by granting their prisoners early release from …

Northern Ireland crisis: I knew nothing about IRA fugitives deal – Lord Trimble

Secret letters giving an amnesty to fugitives accused of terrorism have undermined the Northern Ireland peace process, the former unionist leader Lord Trimble has said.<p>Trimble, a former first minister of Northern Ireland, who was instrumental in the peace process, said he knew nothing about the …

No IRA fugitives safe from arrest - Northern Ireland secretary

None of the IRA's "on-the-runs" who hold police letters promising immunity is safe from arrest, the Northern Ireland secretary is to say.<p>In a speech at lunchtime on Friday, Theresa Villiers will say that even the 187 IRA "on-the-runs" – members who are wanted in either Great Britain or Northern …

Northern Ireland feminist defends decision to go bare-chested at Stormont

A Northern Ireland feminist has defended her decision to partially expose her breasts during an International Women's Day event at the Stormont assembly – an act that has prompted unionists to demand a parliamentary inquiry into the controversy.<p>The Derry women's rights activist Cara Park, whose …

The BBC’s bias on abortion in Northern Ireland is breathtaking

The establishment has a target in its sights; you can always tell from the tone of the Today programme. In this case, it’s Northern Ireland’s abortion law. The occasion is the genuinely tragic case of Sarah Ewart, who travelled to Britain this week in order to abort a foetus with the most severe …