18 hrs ago
New York Daily News
The great story behind an 'OK' word
The word is "OK," the most frequently spoken all-purpose expression on the planet - and it's turning 175 years old on March 23. The term was born during a 19th-century abbreviation craze and went onto international renown, with its own hand gesture, even.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Editor & Publisher
As the demands of the professional journalist shifts into multimedia storytelling, data analytics and Web coding, are journalism schools properly educating and preparing young journalists for today's newsroom? Christine Rushton, 21, senior, Washington State University Rushton is working on a double degree in communication with a journalism emphasis ... (more)
Fri Mar 07, 2014
My fictional fantasy: Finally, a world where writers matter
Writers are an easy mark. Announcing the arrival of the AWP Conference & Bookfair in Seattle last week, the city's weekly paper, The Stranger , described attendees as "verbose, bedraggled, and socially inept," all of which are often true of people with solitary pursuits, but which still constitutes a lazy characterization.
Despite New Restrictions, E-Cigarette Shops See Growth Ahead
Major cities across the country have passed sweeping regulations against e-cigarette use over the past few months, but e-cigarette shop owners aren't too concerned about losing customers.
Disney Accelerator In Major Outreach
Disney's new startup accelerator--the Disney Accelerator --is in a major promotional and outreach push, saying that it will be launching a tour of Austin, Boston, New York, Palo Alto, London, and San Francisco to raise visibility for the program.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Customer Interaction Solutions
ISI Group Implements Raptor Trading System's Smart IOI Platform
Raptor Trading Systems, a leading provider of advanced Indication of Interest solutions for the global financial community, today announced that Group has successfully implemented Raptor's SMART IOI service across it's US locations, including Boston, New York and San Francisco.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Using E-Cigs indoors not illegal in Lincoln
Boston, New York, Chicago and now Los Angeles - several big cities are asserting their authority when it comes to puffing on E-cigarettes indoors.
Fed Survey: Winter Storms Holding Back Economy
A Federal Reserve survey shows severe weather held back economic growth in much of the nation from January through early February.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Banker & Tradesman
Online Retailer Wayfair Adds 170K SF To Copley Place Lease
Online furniture retailer Wayfair has leased 170,000 square feet at The Offices at Copley Place in Boston, adding to the 105,000 square feet that it leased last year.
Irish America's Identity Parades
When Irish civil rights activists proposed marching in the Philadelphia St Patrick's Day parade in 1969, they were given permission to carry their banner on the condition that it clearly stated they were supporting civil rights in Ireland and not black civil rights in the United States.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Winter Storm Aims at U.S. East as Commute Starts Monday
The 28th snowfall of the season is aiming at New York City for the start of the workweek as a storm threatens to coat roads with snow, sleet and ice from Washington to Boston.
The Globe and Mail
Avoid boring your teen to death on the next family getaway
Family vacations when I was a teen involved me sullenly avoiding eye contact and sneaking off unannounced whenever possible.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Rock Hill Herald
Should city horses work for a living?
In the parlance of equestrians, a "bomb-proof" horse is one that will calmly perform all tasks asked of it, will cross streams and intersections without hesitation, and will stay quiet and docile even if a firecracker explodes near its face.
KC101.3 FM Connecticut
SIZE Records celebrating 10 years with North American tour
SIZE Records is celebrating their 10th anniversary in a very big way. With a decade of releasing addicting music under their belt, the label has announced a North American tour.
The Lincoln Letter
I meant to have this done and out in time for Lincoln's February 12th birthday, but life happens.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Major League Baseball
Hill discusses outlook after offseason shakeup
Michael Hill brings a wealth of experience and plenty of smarts to his new position as president of baseball operations of the Miami Marlins.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Police and Schools fighting back to end cyber bullyingp
Integritie announces the release of SMC4 Observer a break through social media content analytics technology that provides real time detection of inappropriate and risky social media communications, enabling Schools and Police to take immediate action to stamp out bullying and other threats to children.