I read a lot of articles in the New York Times (NYT) and Washington Post (WaPo). At least try to. I have tried unsuccessfully to subscribe to the online editions of both. Their barrage of email promotions have wore me down and despite being a lifelong reader of my local newspaper, the Boston Globe, I decided to branch out.
No the headline isn't an ad for Facebook. It's my reaction to a Boston Globe column holding up the headline " I'm 36 and not on Facebook. You probably shouldn't be either. " You guessed it. Au contraire. Author Marianne Curcio, who incidentally lives one town over from me, talks about keeping it real.
NPR.org's decision to eliminate comments on its web site is being applauded and no more so than in a Washington Post (WaPo) opinion piece. So few dominant the conversation and do not represent the overall audience. Hence, comments are not worth the trouble. While I am sure NPR.org's decision was not taken lightly, I disagree with it.
Amtrak's Downeaster just pulled out of Wells, Maine and I must say the train has improved since I took it several years ago. Two things jumped out at me on my way to Brunswick, Maine. The conductors were pleasant, chipper even. Amtrak conductors can be a sour lot in my experience.
You're not supposed to win finals from lane eight, but Wayde van Niekerk did. That was not the South African's most astonishing achievement on Sunday night. That was beating what appeared to be one of the most impregnable world records in track and field - Michael Johnson's 17-year-old 400m time of 43.18.
Mo Farah sauntered to gold in the 10,000m final at the Olympics last night, much to the exultant delight of the British public. Steve Cram on the BBC commentary was particularly exuberant in Farah's victory, declaring on the home straight: They succumb to the inevitable. Bow to his superiority.
CHICAGO (CBS) - With the throngs of music fans at Lollapalooza, there is bound to be a few things that get left behind. On Monday, the event organizers posted a list online, allowing owners to claim their items. The good news is that no people or pets (or bicycles) were reported lost over the four days.
By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) - If you thought last month was particularly soggy, you were right: It was the third-wettest July on record in Illinois. On average, the state got 7.12 inches of rain, according to the state's Climatologist Office. The largest rainfall for the month was in Carbondale, which totaled a whopping 13.34 inches.
It seems like I've had my iPhone 6 forever and have been wondering about what blockbuster features the iPhone 7 would possess. I looked around and the new phone (it's really a handheld computer, but I date myself) and was not impressed with what I found.
I took the shot of the grizzly in the Fall of 2009 (seems long ago, doesn't it?) while we were leaving Grand Teton National Park. Cars parked on the side of the road were a telltale sign that something is up and indeed there was.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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