Shauna Small Newman

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Geography in the News: Swirling Ocean Garbage Dumps

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>The Great Swirling Pacific Garbage Patch</b><p>Ocean pollution is growing at an astonishing rate.<p>On June 1, 2008, two scientists and a photographer/blogger sailed from Long Beach, California, and headed westward across the …

Pollution

How Do Planets Form?

A nearby planetary system contains two baby planets that may refine astronomers' theories about how solar systems come to be.<p>In the past half-decade, we’ve learned about thousands of planets throughout the galaxy, but we still don’t really know what turns young, spinning baby stars into stable …

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression.<p>The former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz stirred up quite a storm earlier this month with his <i>New Republic</i> essay “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League”—a damning critique of the …

5 of the World's Best Road Trips

By: Lauren Everitt<p>Between sibling battles in the back seat, Dad refusing to turn on the A/C, and trying to spot all 50 state license plates (damn you Hawaii and Alaska), road trips as a kid kinda sucked. But then you learned to drive, and realized that replacing your younger sisters with a couple …

What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p><b>The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck California’s Napa Valley north of San Francisco on Sunday morning—collapsing older buildings, sparking fires and causing scores of injuries—fell along a series of cracks in the Earth tied to the</b> …

Natural Disasters

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

Grammar

A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it | Ars Technica

USB isn't perfect, but it replaced lots of ports we'll never have to see again.<p>Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a …

The 15 Best and Worst Words to Use on Resumes According to Recruiters

Given how little time recruiters spend on a resume, you should use any edge available to stand out from the crowd. A recent survey of over 2,000 …

The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Coffee crusaders, backed by caffeine-buzzed venture capitalists, are taking aim at Starbucks with a $7 cup of joe. And you might even consider buying it.<p>On a Thursday morning in May, a man and a woman roll into a midtown Manhattan office with two James Bond–looking suitcases.<p>They slither over to …

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books<p>A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research …

Photojournalists We've Lost In Conflict Zones And Their Work

James Foley is just the latest photojournalist to be killed while covering the world's most dangerous wars. Here we look at some of his fellow journalists and their work.

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

What the Internet Can See From Your Cat Pictures

The New Yorker Stories You Should Read Before the Paywall Goes Up

Yesterday, <i>The New Yorker</i> made all of its magazine pieces since 2007 freely available online for three months. After that time, everything will go …

Books

The Pickpocket’s Tale

Here are the 15 best short stories you can read at the 'New Yorker'

Now that the <i>New Yorker</i> has opened its paywalled gates for every article since 2007 for the next three months, there’s never been a better time to …

World War I Brought Fundamental Changes to the World

10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

Back pain: Acetaminophen no better than placebos

A large-scale, rigorous study published in the Lancet found that the go-to, front-line treatment for back pain was no better than a placebo.<p>We did a …

Royal Baby’s First Year Widely Considered Disappointing

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—Britain’s Prince George, who is celebrating his first birthday this week, is facing a rising chorus of criticism within the United Kingdom, with many calling the first year of his reign a major disappointment.<p>Alistair Strott, a journalist and one of George’s most …

Political Satire

52 Different Ways to Save $100 Per Year: Make Your Own Snacks {Week 42}

<i>Each week for 52 weeks, I’m sharing a different way you can save $100 this year. If you do all of these things, you’ll be able to save over $5,000</i> …

The Most Hyped Digital Currency Since Bitcoin Has Officially Launched

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, investors had already bought $2.6 million worth.<p>We're living in a time when an app that just says Yo is worth $10 million, so this shouldn't be too surprising.<p>But the digital currency world has been anticipating the first ether sale for more than a year and regards …

Cryptocurrency

The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.<p>For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus …

Just The Facts on Infant Circumcision

There are so many decisions that modern day parents must make immediately before your infant even leaves the hospital. If you are expecting a boy, …

Circumcision

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

Lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, oh my!<p>Give them something they'll never forget, like a family tree necklace or custom wool socks.<p>When beet juice …

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