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eBooks’ Interactive Features Are Not Always Helpful for Reading Comprehension

Research from Heather Ruetschlin Schugar and Jordan T. Schugar of West Chester University are pointing to troublesome features of eBooks – mainly that they provide too much stimulation without enough reading compression. While some books...Show More Summary

A Point And Shoot You'll Actually Want, Roku 2, West Wing Complete Set

If you still have a place in your life for a good point and shoot camera, you won't do much better than the Olympus SH-50. Featuring professional-quality 5 axis stabilization and 24x optical zoom, this is going to take way better shots than your smartphone. Read more...

20 things about being a platoon leader that he wishes he knew way back when

Tom note: This originally appeared in War Council, a fine blog out of West Point. I am running it here with the permission of the author, who is in Afghanistan, and of the blogkeeper. By Lt. Scott Ginther, U.S. Army Best Defense guest...Show More Summary

'Problem wells' source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - High levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above shale gas wells at a production point not thought to be an important emissions source, according to a study jointly led by Purdue and Cornell universities. The findings could have implications for the evaluation of the environmental impacts from natural gas production. read more

Lana Del Rey's New Single "West Coast" Quotes the New Radicals

You know what you're getting with Lana Del Rey at this point—post-Mad Men golden age revivalism, blank sadness—but the singer does still have the ability to surprise. Take, for instance, her new single "West Coast," which randomly quotes the New Radicals. Read more...

Morning Must Reads: April 14

In the news: Ukraine; Mideast peace process; Four years since the Haiti earthquake; Hillary Clinton and Boeing; West Point grads likely headed for peaceful tours of duty for the first time in 13 years

Teen displaced by Sandy headed to West Point prep school

After Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island teen Vonn Grant saw his home destroyed and neighborhood ravaged, and spent months living out of a hotel room as he tried to put his life back together. Now the senior at Brooklyn’s New Utrecht High School is headed for West Point.

Fan Gives David West A Solid Slap On The Butt

4 days agoSports : Deadspin

Pacers forward David West has eight points at halftime in Thunder-Pacers. One fan showed her support in the form of a butt slap. We'll see if he lights it up in the second half, now. Read more...

West Brom vs. Tottenham Hotspur: 6 Things We Learned

Tottenham Hotspur came from three goals down to rescue a point away at West Bromwich Albion in a 3-3 draw that did neither team any favours. Tottenham got off to the worst possible start when Morgan Amalfitano easily drifted past left-back Danny Rose. Show More Summary

West Brom vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

West Brom 3-3 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur came from three goals down to salvage a point in injury time against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday. Matej Vydra opened the scoring after just 28 seconds before Chris...Show More Summary

The best Tweets as Spurs score injury time equaliser to draw 3-3 with West Brom

GOAL Spurs! 3-3. West Brom meltdown — Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) April 12, 2014 From 2-0 down after just 4 minutes, a 3-3 draw probably ain’t a bad result for Spurs. But as many Tottenham fans are pointing out, it shouldn’t have come down to that – why the woeful start? Sherwood at least saved [...]

West Brom vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Live Player Ratings for Spurs

It was West Bromwich Albion that welcomed Tim Sherwood to Premier League management with a 1-1 draw back on Boxing Day, and the Baggies would love to take another point off Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Just five points above the drop...Show More Summary

7 Ways to Brag Without Sounding Like You’re Bragging

I bet you have some great stories. Almost everyone has something interesting or memorable about them which makes for good cocktail party fodder. Take my friend Tom, for example. Tom went to West Point, then spent a few years in a U.S. Show More Summary

Premier League: How Tottenham Hotspur Will Line Up Against West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham Hotspur take on West Bromwich Albion this Saturday looking to win their first away game since mid-February. Good form on the road—29 points from 16 Premier League matches—has played a big part in their healthy, if not totally...Show More Summary

U.S. Army Compares New Hacker School To "The Birth Of The Air Force"

Over the next three years, the U.S. Army will be filling its brand new cyber warfare institute at West Point with the best and brightest hackers it can find. Not just hackers, however: the institute will bring together psychologists, lawyers, mathematicians—anyone who can help the country win the inevitable cyber war and save America. Read more...

Russell Westbrook Gathers a Kevin Durant Miss and Throws It Down

With the Oklahoma City Thunder hanging on to a narrow lead in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook did what not many point guards in the NBA can do, skying for a huge put-back dunk off a Kevin Durant miss. Westbrook was rightfully fired up after the play. Read more NBA news on

check out these vintage ads appropriated for Kanye West, Jay Z, Nirvana, Daft Punk, Outkast, 'Breaking Bad' and more

French artist David Redon has taken on a new project, "Ads Libitum," where he takes vintage American ads and posters, but applies themes of modern pop culture (mostly music), as Animal New York points out. The project included takes...

Kim Kardashian Is Becoming a Real Problem for Kanye West

Post by Mary Fischer. Hmm. I'm guessing this hasn't been too big of an issue up until this point, but now that their wedding is only a little over a month away? Kanye West expects Hollywood types to accept Kim Kardashian as his queen,...Show More Summary

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 33

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

There were three major talking points from Liverpool’s 2-1 win over West Ham at Upton Park. Referee Anthony Taylor was kept very busy all afternoon and didn’t have a great game in my opinion. Here’s why. The first controversy was … Continue reading ? Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 33 is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Progressive-Fundamentalist Magazine "The American Prospect" Features Travis Jones - The "Black Julia" Who Is An Ex-Con/'Returning Citizen", Black, Male And Living In "West Baltimore" - Where A Personal Walking To "7-Eleven" Could Get Killed But "The Ameri

I have read the article about Travis once for the sake of understanding.The second time I read it I will highlight the major points.The third time through I will construct "A UNIVERSE" and then note how progressive-fundamentalist operative...Show More Summary

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