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David Foster Wallace’s importance of being earnest: Irony, Generation X and the sheer joy of language

<b>(flickr/Steve Rhodes)</b><p>DFW was exceptional in so many ways — and the root of his distinction might be his sense of Americanness<p>Adam Kirsch<p>November 30, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas”<p>Today, we think of the 1920s as a golden age of American …

Can Free-Range and Helicopter Parents Agree About Money?

I grew up in the days of freedom. Free-range parenting was alive and well. We rode our bikes to school and hung out with the neighborhood kids after school. We invented games and never seemed to be bored. We had to be home at dusk, and we were. We were supposed to do our homework, and we did. We …

(Crockpot) Chicken & Sausage Stew

Sometimes you make a dinner and you immediately know it will be going into heavy rotation for years to come. That was definitely the case with this …

Facebook and Twitter privacy policies like 'engaging with Shakespeare'

Facebook's and Twitter's privacy policies are "not fit for purpose" and make it almost impossible to understand how people's data is being used, a …

Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education?

Massive Open Online Courses have already made their mark in the field of education. Many students, professionals, teachers, lifelong learners, etc., …

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4 Ways to Get Your Home Organized for the Holidays

Before you go into full-on decorating mode, take some time to clear out the clutter.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><i>This piece is excerpted from Staci Giordullo's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair to health care.</i><p>Taking time to declutter and organize …

40+ Christmas Wreaths to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Deck the halls, doors and everywhere else.<p>A little Christmas crafting goes a long way. Start now and you'll have a holiday wreath for every door in your house.

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

11 Clever Uses for Safety Pins

From the editors of GoodHousekeeping.com, new ways to use safety pins around the house.<p>Sure, safety pins are helpful for fixing a dropped hem or ripped seam in a pinch, but you already knew that. Here are some more ways they can solve problems all over the house:<p><b>1) Zip up your dress.</b>When you can't …

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

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Simple to Understand Meditation Instructions

Meditation Instructions<p>I would like to offer very simple and effective meditation instructions that is both relaxing and profound. It is the …