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Some haunted by the Md. park — and its missing swing — where a boy died

Natasha Wilson always made Wills Memorial Park in the Southern Maryland town of La Plata part of her daily life. The 31-year-old runs a day care right behind the park and walked the children there in the morning so they could fling themselves down one of the big yellow tube slides or play on the swings.Read full article >>

Confederate Monument Watch, a New Genre of Journalism

13 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In the days since Dylann Roof murdered nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, many have called for the removal of the thousands of Confederate flags, memorials, and monuments displayed in public spaces throughout the US.

Embrace the Ramadan Dysfunction

16 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 15 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Omar Usman Some of my fondest memories of past Ramadans are things many people might consider the negative or dysfunctional parts of the month. When I was younger, a lot of our family friends would get together anticipating the start of Ramadan. I [Read More...]

New Part Day: Memristors

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

For the last few years, the people in the know have been wondering about the memristor. The simplest explanation of what a memristor is comes from the name itself – it’s a memory resistor. In practice it’s a little more complex, butShow More Summary

Princess Diana Inspires Random Acts Of Kindness Nearly 18 Years After Death

Just a day after Princess Diana would have turned 54 and nearly two decades after the world lost her to a car accident per E! Online, the Inquisitr offers our memorial to the People’s Princess. We’ve chosen to report random acts of kindness...Show More Summary

The Hidden Costs Of The Summer Slump

Does it seem like everyone is on vacation? The reason for the increased time off might not be what you think. But it has a big impact. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, offices all over the country get quieter as people go on vacation. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Deron Williams Trade Buzz and Other Free-Agent Rumblings

The first few hours of NBA free agency were among the craziest in recent memory, and the days to come shouldn't be much different. With money flowing like crazy as teams attempt to lock down marquee talents before the salary cap rises...Show More Summary

The Magic Box: A Whimsical Vintage Children’s Book for Grownups About Life, Death, and How To Be More Alive Every Day

yesterdayHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"This book was written outside the cemetery wall... in memory of life, the wonder & pain of it & the unspeakable worthwhileness of every second of it."

Virginia Toddler Recovering After Having Face Ripped Off By Family Dog

A 4-year-old Virginia toddler is safe at home and recovering after he was attacked and mauled by the family dog while trying to go the bathroom during a Memorial Day celebration. The dog caught Sean Fitz as he walked inside his house...Show More Summary

Human brain study sheds light on how new memories are formed

In the first study of its kind researchers found that neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming memories about every day events, a finding that may result in a better understanding of memory loss and new methods to fight it in Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.

Human Brain Study Sheds Light on How New Memories are Formed

In the first study of its kind, UCLA and United Kingdom researchers found that neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming memories about every day events, a finding that may result in a better understanding of memory loss and new methods to fight it in Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.

Jeremy Stamper: Husband Plans Second Wedding For Wife That Has No Memory Of Their First Wedding Due To Injuries Suffered In A Car Crash

Jeremy Stamper of Bristol, Tennessee and his wife, Justice, are planning their second wedding in one year. Just 19 days after their first wedding Justice was involved in a car accident that nearly took her life. Among other injuries that she suffered she has memory loss. Show More Summary

A Ramadan of Remembrance – Memories of Dr. Maher Hathout

2 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 13 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Ahmed Younis For my community, this is a difficult Ramadan. It is our first without Dr. Maher Hathout. The Man Maher Hathout was our father, our brother, our leader and to many of us, our best friend. For more than 45 years he [Read More...]

Ad of the Day: Memorial Sloan Kettering Tells Three Powerful, Inspiring Cancer Stories

Giving people a new way to think and talk about cancer." That's the mission of three Internet films from New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, according to chief communications officer Avice Meehan. "We started to frameShow More Summary

God Is Like a Movie Director

Though unseen and unheard, he orchestrates the details of our lives—even when they are falling apart. O ne of my earliest memories is of holding my mother’s hand on my first day of school. I was so nervous as I entered the classroom that I wouldn’t let go. Show More Summary

Obama and Brazilian President Rousseff do some sightseeing

President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took advantage of an unusually comfortable summer day to stroll around the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The Monday afternoon visit marked the second time that Obama has taken a world leader to the civil rights memorial. Last fall Obama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a […]

A grown-up field trip

Wow! I had such an amazing (and super busy) few days in St. Louis with Purina. (The whole event kept giving me memories of field trips when I was a kid, which was kind of nostalgic in a way.) I attended the True Nature of Cats event at the Purina headquarters in St. Show More Summary

Fun things to do around Puget Sound this Independence Day

I hope you have a FUN, safe and sane Independence Day. I have fond memories of watching fireworks sitting on the hood of my Mom’s car with my sisters in the Sears parking lot of the old mall in downtown Renton…lots of “oohs and aahs”. Here are some events around the greater Puget Sound area […]

New podcast: Our favorite Lost & Found moments

It's very rare that we get a chance anymore to do podcasts where at least two of the co-hosts are in the same room together. But we got lucky on Memorial Day weekend when Lost & Found columnist Kevin Wuench came to Orlando for a family vacation. (I guess Orlando is a vacation hot spot? Who knew...) Here's the show we did: a tribute to …

Survey Says…?!

When the topic is "Worst Days in American History", Ted Cruz has the memory of a goldfish.

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