Karyn Martin

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Administration Touts Lower-Than-Expected Obamacare Premiums

Premiums in the health insurance exchanges set to open next week will be lower than anticipated, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.<p>According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services, "premiums nationwide will ... be around 16 percent lower than originally …

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Articles about woods 8 forest homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Wood in general is a beautiful, evocative …

BlackBerry agrees to US$4.7bn buyout

BlackBerry has agreed to a buyout by Toronto-based financial holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings, which owns about 10 per cent of the mobile …

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …