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History was made ― and the collective heart rate of America was raised ― Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy

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For the past few weeks, national nightly news broadcasts have been leading with weather stories. California and Florida have been burning out of control, a tornado two miles in diameter wiped one Kansas town off the face of the map, and agrarian Missouri has been flooding. Fires and tornadoes, although extraordinarily dangerous and deadly, move fast and decisively, cutting a swath through all natural and manmade objects with reckless abandon

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The No Child Left Behind Act, the controversial Bush-era education law, promoted an emphasis on reading and math, sometimes at the expense of other subjects. Now, the nation’s new education secretary is calling on schools to expand their focus to other subjects and give students a more balanced set of course offerings.  Secretary John King Jr. — who was confirmed in March  — is expected to tout the benefits of a “well-rounded education” in a speech at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts on Thursday.

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If you’re protecting important personal accounts with nothing more than a few security questions, it may be time for an upgrade. A study from Google recently compared the use of security questions to other account recovery methods like SMS (short text messages) and an alternative email address. It found that true or made-up responses to questions like, “What was your mother’s maiden name?” or specific answers to prompts such as “Favorite Superhero,” “First Car” or “Childhood Phone Number,” weren’t a reliable way to recover or protect an account.

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The 5 Best Islands in the World

29Oct

by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler and Jenna Scherer Getty Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the best islands in the world outside the U.S., from nearby Caribbean beaches to far-flung islands in Southeast Asia. Read on for the top 5 islands across the globe. Getty 5.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A star-studded lineup of comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall honored Eddie Murphy as an “American icon.” The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented the comedian Sunday with the Mark Twain Prize , the nation’s top prize for humor.

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Educational Travel: Why You Should Try It

14Oct

Mark Twain once said “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines.

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THIS Is Really When Old Age Begins

14Sep

A 95-year-old Finnish woman may have set the record for the world’s oldest woman to complete a bungee jump, according to Daily Mail . Magit Tall, who walks with the assistance of a cane, took a nearly 500-foot plunge, with the aid of a tandem jumper

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Great Conversations: Lauren Hutton

12Jul

I interviewed model/actress Lauren Hutton in late 2007 at her home in Venice, CA. Hutton greeted me wearing a gingham workshirt, battered jeans and no make-up, hair pulled back. She was and is one of the most beautiful humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on.

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The adventures of Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, certainly hold up to those of his spirited protagonists.

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Filed under: Béisbol , Juan Vené en la Pelota PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (VIP-WIRE).- “Un clásico literario es algo que todo el mundo quisiera haber leído, pero que nadie se atreve a leer”…

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