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YLi1010_DumbestGeneration1
As English professor Mark Bauerlein sat in the quad on Emory University s campus, he noticed something about the students. Few of those zipping from class to class communicated with others, at least not with anyone around them. This is Generation Me, and its members will never reach maturity until they realize that 99% of what happens to them in an average week is of no consequence to anyone else...
YLi1010_GiftGuideCookies
As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, the early shopper gets the best bargains (and avoids the crush of last-minute holiday shoppers). Since you re already planning ahead on what to give your loved ones this year, we ve put together a guide of some of the most exciting and unique presents that are sure to please your family and friends even the furry ones...
YLi1010_FunkeFantasy2
When Cornelia Funke goes to work, she steps into another world one filled with unicorns, elves, fairies, and enchanted forests. Often called the J.K. Rowling of Germany, the bestselling author of such titles as The Thief Lord (2002) and Inkheart (2003) rattles away at the keyboard in her writing house for several hours a day, dreaming up tales that center on fantasy and escapism. [...
ERC_0910_Murder Room Q&A Pic 1
When author Michael Capuzzo first learned of the Vidocq Society, he knew he had a story on his hands. Every month, its members an eclectic blend of forensic professionals and motivated citizens meet on the top floor of the Public Ledger Building in Philadelphia, Pa., to discuss and hopefully solve cold murder cases over a hot lunch. Capuzzo focuses on the society s three principal members:...
The Dumbest Generation
Anyone who's ever caught a Wednesday episode of Jay Leno's Tonight Show is likely familiar with "Jay Walking". Usually about five minutes long, the bit follows the late-night guru's monologue and highlights some of the less-than-stellar minds within the greater Los Angeles area. Although Leno probably has to roam the sidewalks for hours in search of a bulb dim enough to make...
MN_0910_GTcupcake2
The Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is known for its charming federal-style townhouses, its trendy shops and restaurants, and [caption id="attachment_14084" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Sophie LaMontagne, Elaine Kallinis, and Katherine Kallinis work together at Georgetown Cupcake. (Photos by Michele Harris)"][/caption] most recently, its cupcakes...
MN_0910_library
In 1731, Ben Franklin opened The Library Company of Philadelphia, America s first successful lending library. Two hundred and seventy-eight [caption id="attachment_14090" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Two young women surf the Internet at their local library. (Photos courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) "][/caption] years later, budget shortfalls...
YLi0810_PlainLanguageWide
[caption id="attachment_13508" align="alignleft" width="620" caption="Example sentence from a company s style manual for vendors. Original: It is suggested that the wire should be connected to the terminal by the engineer when the switch-box assembly is completed. Revised: We suggest that you connect the wire to the terminal when you finish assembling the switch-box."]
YLi0810_ReallyLivingWide
Have you seen the television commercial for Snickers candy bars? A group of young men in their 20s are playing football with none other than 88-year-old actress Betty White. Grouchy and off her game, White takes a bite of a Snickers bar and magically transforms into a young man. Meanwhile, another player is losing steam. Guess what? He s Abe Vigoda. [caption id="attachment_13470" align...