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The Arctic is such a gorgeously pure wonderland

42 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Labor Day is near so summer is just about wrapped up which means the idea of cold and winter is just beginning to percolate. And the best part about winter is thinking about it. When you can remember the memories of holidays and taste the hot chocolate and not feel a single drop in temperature because it's not here yet. Read more...

Divalicious Bride! Kim Kardashian Had Some HIGH Demands For The Kimye Wedding! See The Behind-The-Scenes Look HERE!

Sweet French memories! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's nuptials were a beautiful, glorious day that we'll never forget! Still, in true Kardashian fashion, Kimye's fairytale-like wedding didn't come without a LOT of dramz. Thank goodness we have clips of the days leading up to the Parisian affair to see Khloe's hangover, hair problemz, AND the [...]

Remembrances: The 9/11 memorial plaza will be...

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The 9/11 memorial plaza will be open to the public on the 13th anniversary of that day's tragic events. From 6 p.m. to midnight on September 11, people wishing to pay their respects and view the dual beams of light...

YouTube has given its site a minor facelift

YouTube has received an ever so minor redesign. When I kicked back with a few videos this morning (is there a better way to start the day?) I noticed the information pane underneath the video had been tweaked slightly. If memory serves,...Show More Summary


Another Labor Day weekend is upon us, which for many people means summer’s end, the last big barbecue of the season, back to school, so on and so forth. Unlike Memorial Day, which we mark with commemorative ceremonies and concerts, very little is done to bring our attention to the meaning of Labor Day. It [...]

RECORD CRACK: Tower Records, Sunset, Los Angeles, 1971 (video)

This video was passed along to me a few days ago because people know about/of my love of records. I often revive memories of some of my favorite record stores and thus this video was presented to me on Facebook. It’s nothing more than a camera focusing on Tower Records employees putting new records on […]

Zapping your brain really does improve memory

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

A lot of people have electrical stimulation on the brain these days: DIY noggin zapping has become a frequent topic of online discussion. A new study in Science suggests that one method of external brain stimulation called transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS) might actually work. Show More Summary

In Gaza, Palestinians celebrate resistance and credit it with ‘victory’

“We are relieved that the war ended, the past 52 days were very harsh as we faced death every second, and we lost many people, houses destroyed including mine. The memories of my childhood and dreams are buried now under the rubble. But we say that we will rebuild what they destroyed God willing. Today

Michigan Still in Search of Legacy Lost in Wake of Appalachian State Upset

The details of that blue-sky day seven years ago are still seared into Phil Callihan's mind like a first kiss gone awry, a gut-wrenching event he can't stop replaying on the grainy film of his memory, no matter how hard he tries. Callihan,...Show More Summary

Don’t Speak, Memory

by Sue Halpern I’ve been reading various reports (like this one) of the success of a research group at MIT in taking the sting out of bad memories by switching the bad ones with good ones: “In our day to day lives we encounter a variety of events and episodes that give positive or negative […]

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August concludes with X3

Today is a massive day for the Nintendo eShop -- one of the biggest in recent memory. On the Wii U we have Mega Man X3 on the Virtual Console, followed by Donkey Kong Jr. Math, SteamWorld Dig, and The Fall. The 3DS is the real money-maker today, with heavy-hitters like Professor Layton vs. Show More Summary

Ferguson Police Officer Let Dog Urinate on Michael Brown Memorial On The Day He Was Killed

Several hours after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a police dog handler let his dog urinate on a memorial which had been created on the street where the unarmed teenager fell, according to Mother Jones. The police also crushed the flowers Michael Brown’s mother left on the [...]

Endless Summer: How Six Seasonal Industries Stay Warm in Winter

Six Flags earns 80% of its revenue between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so what does the Amusement Park Industry do to generate revenue in the off-season? Amusement Parks The Amusement Parks industry, which consists of theme parks and water parks that provide thrill rides, animal exhibits and other attractions, is highly dependent on seasonal […]

Chart of the Day: The Federal Deficit Is In Pretty Good Shape These Days

You already know this—don't you?—but just to refresh your memories, here's the latest projection of the federal deficit from the Congressional Budget Office. As you can see, for the entire next decade CBO figures that the deficit will be running at a very manageable 3 percent of GDP, right in line with historical averages. Show More Summary

‘We want to exchange our personal experiences of war, Sir’

This day is carved in my memory. As all academics in Gaza, I had given much thought to my students who were suffering all sorts of agonies and worries caused by Israel’s aggression. After 40 days of atrocities caused by heavy bombardment and random artillery shelling, which destroyed thousands of houses and devastated countless families, the Islamic

Slain photojournalist James Foley is remembered in hometown

During the nearly 21 months after James Foley's capture in Syria in late 2012, his family held out hope for his safe return, keeping faith that they would never see a day like Sunday where they would hold a Mass in his memory.

Why Doesn't MTV Play Music Videos Any More?

Ask a Network Head: Hi, MTV, I'm a female in my mid-20s. Some of my favorite memories were hanging out with my friends, eating pizza, reading magazines and watching music videos on your channel. Anyway, these days I noticed that you only seem to air reality shows with really horrible, vapid people. And I just wondered: Why don't you play music videos any more?

How Turning My To-Dos Into a Story Boosted My Memory and Motivation

We all create stories to explain what happens in a day. A story is a tool to help us make sense of the world. But what about the future? What would happen if you turned your to-do list into a story as a rehearsal for the next day? Personally,...Show More Summary

Last-Chance Beach Reads: 12 Books for the Final Days of Summer

Here is a disconcerting truth: We’re nearly through with August, and those winsome summer Fridays, if you're lucky enough to have them, will soon become a faint memory, just an Instagram of bare feet partly buried in the sand, the spilled remains of a piña colada on a deck, and... More »

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