Susan Brown

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Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Mark Twain

This guy surprised his girlfriend with a baby pug and now the internet is collectively melting

When 21-year-old Claire Halleran said she has the “world’s best boyfriend,” the internet collectively nodded its head. And by nodded its head, I mean …

Mosul offensive poses key test for U.S. strategy against Islamic State

When Iraqi forces roll toward the city of Mosul this month, local leaders will have an opportunity to close a painful chapter that began more than two years ago, when retreating army units abandoned the city to the Islamic State.<p>The moment will also mark the culmination of two years of American …

Middle East

Incredible colorized photographs show the immigrants who passed through Ellis Island 100 years ago

One amateur photographer by the name of Augustus Sherman, who served as Ellis Island's chief registry clerk sometime between 1906 and 1917, photographed a handful of immigrants who passed through. According to the New York Public Library, his subjects were most likely asked to wear their best …

New York Public Library

50 Of The Best Kids' Books Published In The Last 25 Years

Little kids may insist you read the same books over and over at bedtime (sometimes more than once in the same night), but that doesn't mean you can't stop trying to add variety to the mix. This new list, compiled by Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that advocates for literacy, and book …

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J.F.K. Before the Camera

John F. Kennedy was the first modern President because he was the first President to understand, employ, and act at ease with television—and because television documentaries were shot on 16mm film with movie cameras, with the cinema. The filmmaker who forged Kennedy’s relationship with the cinema …

John F. Kennedy

J.F.K., Tragedy, Myth

“My favorite poet was Aeschylus.” So said Senator Robert F. Kennedy, speaking to a traumatized crowd in April of 1968. Kennedy had come to a poor black neighborhood in Indianapolis to make a routine campaign speech, but learned en route that Martin Luther King, Jr., had been assassinated; it fell …

Slide Show: Remembering the Concorde

Last month marked the ten-year anniversary of the last supersonic flight by the Concorde airliner. Operated by both British Airways and Air France, the fleet transported more than 2.5 million people in the course of twenty-seven years of commercial operation, including Mick Jagger, Elizabeth …

Behance