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Life Dream Status: Desperate For A Doughnut Right Away? There’s An App For That!

Doughbot is the stuff the American Dream is made of: for only 99 cents, you can have at your fingertips access to the exact location of any and all doughnut sellers near you. I don’t love paying for apps, but sometimes you just need a fix, you know? The app works by scanning Instagram, Yelp and [...]

Poet of a magical Latin American world

20 hours agoNews : America's View

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, died on March 17th aged 87 AS HE later told it, Gabriel García Márquez, who has died at his home in Mexico City, made the most important decision of his life as a writer at the age of 22 when...Show More Summary

Linkage: Levitating Homes; Nightclubs for Children; More!

Photo via Design Boom · Adorable 3BR cape near Sandwich Village wants $323K. · How the modern office shapes American life. · Here's how an eight-story addition to an old embassy looks. · Buyers of new homes want these features,...

The Richer You Are, The Longer You’ll Live

The gap in life expectancy between the richest and poorest Americans is more than a decade. The post The Richer You Are, The Longer You’ll Live appeared first on ThinkProgress.

USA Casts Coby Ryan McLaughlin In Recurring Role on 'Graceland'

Coby Ryan McLaughlin ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") has been tapped in the recurring role of Archie in the sophomore season of USA's hit drama series GRACELAND.

Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free

You know what they say about all good things in life. Samsung has been offering an ad-free version of its Milk Music service for no charge since launch, but the company has posted a new infographic revealing that Americans will soon have to pay $4...

Chicago ABC Station, Financial Institutions Co-Sponsor CAIR Banquet

A federal court established a link between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the terrorist group Hamas, but that did not stop Chicago's ABC 7 joining Morgan Stanley and New York Life in co-sponsoring its Chicago chapter's March 15 banquet. Show More Summary

This Amazing Photo Captures A Woman's Homecoming After Obama Commuted Her Life Sentence

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) just posted an emotional photo of two sisters reuniting on the "outside" after more than 17 years, after one had her life sentence in prison commuted by President Obama. Stephanie George wasShow More Summary

Al Jazeera America To Air Docu On Low-Income Living In U.S. From Producers Of ‘Hoop Dreams’, ‘Life Itself,’ ‘New Americans,’ ‘Trials of Muhammad Ali’

CNN isn’t the only cable news network going in for documentary series. Al Jazeera America today announced their lates collaboration –  with Kartemquin Films on Hard Earned, a six-part documentary series exploring low-income life in America. ...Show More Summary

Ahead of North American premiere of “Vara”, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche talks movie-making, rock music, film violence, and more

It’s no simple matter juggling life as an internationally in-demand Buddhist teacher, while also satisfying the schedules for directing and promoting a major film. “I’m so bad at managing time,” Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche told the Wall Street Journal‘s David Walter, lamenting that he missed the world premiere last October of his latest project, Vara: A […]

North American version of Tomodachi Life only features English

The European version of Tomodachi Life makes me a big deal out of it that you can mix and mash Miis with various different languages. Sadly, this won't be the case for North America. Reader cyberboz contacted a local Nintendo rep and the response was sadly not the one he hoped for. Show More Summary

Eating unworthily of the Tree of Life

by Michael Hichborn, American Life League April 16, 2014 ( - In the Garden of Eden, as all Christians know, Adam and Eve brought the curse of death upon all mankind by eating the fruit from the tree forbidden by God—the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The tree was in the center of the garden, was beautiful to look at, and produced…

Take That Dot Off Your Forehead and Quit Trying to Make Bindis Happen

Another year, another Coachella, another trend mired in cultural appropriation. It's the true circle of life. You can almost watch the fixed gears of hipster logic grind: Now that Native American headdresses are offensive, we need to snatch some cool novelty from another culture. And so it came to be that bindis were a hit at Coachella. Read more...

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?

Life Lessons from Da Mafia 6ix

Photos by Matt Star Gangsta Boo was the first of Da Mafia 6ix to walk into the Smith, a casual American restaurant in Manhattan’s Union Square. She beat the rest of her cohorts—DJ Paul, Koopsta Knicca, and Crunchy Black—by a solid 20 minutes. Show More Summary

New York Artist Brings Dead Insects to Life with Creative Dioramas

4 days agoGenres / Horror : Fearnet

New Yorker Daisy Tainton has a pretty unique job; she's an insect preparator at the American Museum of Natural History, which essentially means that she catalogs and is in charge of the museum's many insect display pieces. But that's only her job during the day. Show More Summary

Author Claims Popular Financial Experts Like Dave Ramsey Aren't Helping Americans

Journalist and former financial columnist Helaine Olen says the popular gurus of finance who are touted on talk radio, cable news and PBS aren't giving Americans the right advice when it comes to saving money for life's biggest expenses.

Why Photoshopping Is a Matter of Life and Death for Many Girls

1995 was a fateful year on the island of Fiji. For the first time, satellites began beaming western television shows to the region, and Fijian girls could watch Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place just like American girls. Suddenly,...Show More Summary

Homeless Man Straps on Camera to Document Life on the Streets

The explosion of viral GoPro videos has ushered in the wild world of adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers, all viewed from the comfort of Americans’ living rooms. But now some sociologists in San Francisco want to use the easily mounted, high-definition cameras to illustrate their city’s...

Following Up On Disaster Donations

Last November, a massive storm, Typhoon Haiyan, caused considerable damage and loss of life in the Philippines. Americans responded generously, donating to the various charities engaged in the relief and recovery efforts. Now that we're...Show More Summary

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