Art

The Peter Mott House: New Jersey's Underground Railroad safe haven

The Peter Mott House: New Jersey's Underground Railroad safe haven

LAWNSIDE, New Jersey -- The Peter Mott House in Lawnside, New Jersey is the oldest known house to serve as a station on the Underground Railroad during the mid-1800s. For Catherine Joyce Fowler of the Lawnside Historical Society, having a piece of history like the Mott House is important so that everyone can understand the suffering and struggles her ancestors underwent during this period in history. "People can come to get the feel of what it ... Full story

Education

Students in Humble, Texas invent life-changing device for teacher with ALS

Students in Humble, Texas invent life-changing device for teacher with ALS

For a group of high school students in Humble, Texas, their mission to help ALS patients is personal. Last year, robotics teacher Joe Paneitz and his students created a device called "Linda's Laptote" for a retired teacher with ALS. Linda Kenworthy, a beloved former P.E. coach, is now wheelchair-bound and has lost the ability to speak with her own voice. She uses her Laptote every day to perform tasks more easily. Now, students are hoping to ... Full story

Economics

This Company Helps Brands Build Consumer Trust With Transparent Farm-to-Fork Food

This Company Helps Brands Build Consumer Trust With Transparent Farm-to-Fork Food

By Michael Kure, Lead Copywriter, SAP Customer Lifecycle Marketing. There is an old adage, “ we are what we eat. ”. And if there is one universal truth that we can all agree on, it’s that we all need to eat. But, do we actually know what we’re eating? Getty. From farm to fork. When it comes to food, today’s consumers prefer brands they can trust . They are demanding transparent and even detailed information about the origin and processing of ... Full story

Entertainment

How to do Mardi Gras like a local, according to a krewe

How to do Mardi Gras like a local, according to a krewe

Tourists in New Orleans are missing out if they only stick to Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. The Krewe of Freret gave us 8 tips on how to truly experience the Carnival season. Full story

Health

More to leave quarantine as cruise Britons isolate

More to leave quarantine as cruise Britons isolate

Dozens of evacuees from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship have begun their two-week quarantine in the UK as more than 100 others rescued from China prepare to be released from isolation. Those evacuated from the Diamond Princess ship in Japan will spend 14 days at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral. Meanwhile Britons previously evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan are to end their isolation in Milton Keynes. On Saturday, the government confirmed ... Full story

Law

Charging Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is an Attack on the First Amendment

Charging Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is an Attack on the First Amendment

It’s a sad day in America when the most appropriate thing to say is the line often misattributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” When basic rights are under attack from the government, the arguments that are called for are neither original nor subtle. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced that it was charging the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, ... Full story

Living

Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

Excruciating up-to-the-minute coverage of some irrelevant bullshit story that has no ramifications whatsoever. Full story

Politics

Coronavirus: Russia denies spreading US conspiracy on social media

Coronavirus: Russia denies spreading US conspiracy on social media

Image caption Claims circulating online allege the virus is an attempt to wage an "economic war on China". Russia has flatly denied allegations that it is spreading disinformation about the new coronavirus outbreak on social media. US officials said Russian-linked accounts were making unfounded claims that America started the outbreak. Thousands of profiles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were peddling the theory, the officials said. ... Full story

Sport

The Five Stages of Earring Loss

The Five Stages of Earring Loss

STAGE 1: REALIZATION. It happened last year, that sinking feeling I know well. I was in the office, when I felt something a hair’s breadth off. I clapped my hands to my earlobes. I’d lost an earring. Again. It was just a cheap, boxy, faux diamond drop. But I adored the set from the moment I saw it, at the closing sale of a beloved neighborhood shop . I was bereft; Kim Kardashian’s infamous pain at losing a diamond stud in Bora Bora had nothing ... Full story

Technology

Tired of Jet Lag? This App Will Help Reset Your Clock

Tired of Jet Lag? This App Will Help Reset Your Clock

Here on Earth, our sleep is synchronized with the sun. Our bodies stir at daybreak and slump at nightfall, the light acting like a metronome for our delicate body clocks. This biochemical ebb and flow is known as our circadian rhythm, and it repeats every 24 hours. Go into space, though, and you get a sunrise or a sunset approximately every 45 minutes. Astronauts on the International Space Station loop around our planet so fast it creates a ... Full story