Meredith

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Date a Boy Who Travels

Date a boy who travels. Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, "vacation," "all-inclusive" or "resort." Date a boy who travels because he's not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many.<p>You might find …

India launches biometric data project to make every citizen count in official eyes

Could a semi-Orwellian programme to collect biometric data for 1.3 billion Indians become a key tool to pull people out of poverty and integrate them …

The Inventor of Mother's Day Disowned the Holiday, and So Should We All

The second Sunday of May is a source of frustration and disappointment for men and women alike.<p>Few holidays succeed in disappointing mothers and striking terror into the hearts of fathers on an annual basis more than Mother's Day. The holiday—which once served as a simple way to honor mothers—now …

Kid President Sends Heartfelt Mother's Day Salute to Moms

Kid President, the youthful powerhouse in a power suit who knows how to give one heck of a motivational pep talk, has taken his inspirational talents …

Funny Money Tricks the Travel Industry Likes to Play

Hold on to your wallet. Businesses don't just want to get their hands on your cash when you're on the road -- they also want more of your money, and on <i>their</i> terms.<p>Take what happened to Gordon Angell when he was visiting La Paz, Mexico, recently. Many restaurants in town display the "Visa" and …

Pictures We Love: Best of April

International pillow fights and frost-covered flowers are among our photo editors' picks of the most interesting news pictures from April.

The Sublime Cluelessness of Throwing Lavish Great Gatsby Parties

The book is meant to condemn decadence, not celebrate it.<p>Yet so many people seem enchanted enough by the decadence described in Fitzgerald's book to ignore its fairly obvious message of condemnation. Gatsby parties can be found all over town. They are staples of spring on many Ivy League campuses …

Someone Actually Made a Horror Movie About Student Debt

And, lo and behold, it's wildly out of step with reality.<p>America's growing student debt burden is a legitimate problem that, like many of the challenges facing educated twenty-somethings in our tepid economy, has been blown grossly out of proportion. For that, we can thank a media all too willing …

Language Distance: The Reason Immigrants Have Trouble Assimilating

How different an immigrant's native tongue sounds from that of his new home influences literacy -- and job prospects.<p>Germany can't seem to attract enough high-skilled immigrants, and the government thinks it has something to do with how confusing the country can be for new arrivals.<p>A young man from …