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people are well aware of the perils of identity theft. On the advice of experts, we shred our personal and financial documents, we don t carry our social security cards in our wallets, and we protect our online passwords. Despite our best efforts, the U.S. Department of Justice reports that 8.6 million U.S. households (about 7%) had at least one person over the age of 12 who experienced identity...
Interactive floor plan
When we think of the Internet, we think interactive. Very little of what we do online involves mere static print on a screen. The list of activities is limitless. Whether you re shopping, playing games, or taking a virtual tour of a historic site (maybe the White House or a Civil War battlefield), chances are you re immersing yourself in the material as an active participant rather than a passive...
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
When Thomas Jefferson came into the world, April 13, 1743, his parents couldn’t have imagined the man he would become. He was a philosopher, inventor, statesman, and revolutionary. Throughout his illustrious career, he served as the governor of Virginia, author of the Declaration of Independence, secretary of state, vice president, and president of the United States. To be sure, Thomas...
brain puzzle
Years ago, when she was a high school freshman, my daughter played the role of Sophia in Neil Simon s comic fable, Fools . The script is full of knee-slapping dialogue such as this exchange between Sophia and her suitor Leon: SOPHIA: I never know what I mean. I do have thoughts, but they seem to disappear when they reach my lips. LEON: If I ever reached your lips, I would never disappear. SOPHIA...
Daylight Savings
In 1784, Benjamin Franklin, then America s ambassador to France, playfully chided Parisians on their frivolous use of candles, suggesting in an anonymous letter to the Journal de Paris that they economize on resources. Borrowing from a Poor Richard s aphorism, he recommended that the French rise earlier to use morning light and further proposed that the government tax shutters, forcibly ration...
The Memphis Belle and crew
American bomber crews had one of the most dangerous jobs of World War II. They had an estimated one in four chance of their next mission being their last, with some theaters presenting even deadlier odds of one in two. To earn a ticket home in the early years of the conflict, bomber crews had to complete 25 flights over heavily fortified German territory, through skies thick with shrapnel-filled...
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The New York Times recently declared 2012 as the year of the MOOC. What are MOOCs you ask? They are massive open online courses and for believers in lifelong learning, MOOCs are a godsend, offering anyone free access via the Internet to the most elite universities in the world. Try The Ancient Greek Hero from Harvard or Introduction to Computer Science and Programming from MIT or Health for All...
Couple sleeping
We live in a world where gigantic MRI machines produce images of our internal organs. Where bionic limbs replace real ones. Where once deadly and debilitating diseases are now easily cured. Medical research and science have made significant gains in just about every area of human physiology but one. Sleep. Although humans spend roughly one third of our lives asleep, science is still in the dark...
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With the holidays just around the corner, why not give your adult children the one gift only you can give them the security of knowing you are safe, happy, and living life to its fullest. A horrific night [caption id="attachment_14573" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Bernard and Ethel Byrnes move to Oak Crest was a gift to the whole family. Left to right: Ethel Byrnes, Kathy...