Culture

Stressed Out? Here’s How to Get Organized

Publication: MSN Tech & Gadgets   Date: September 19, 2008   View Article

It’s 4:18 p.m. on Tuesday. Your afternoon meeting ran late and a Post-it note on your keyboard reads “proposal status?” Proposal? S&*#! That’s due tomorrow, isn’t it? You check your e-mail inbox. Unread messages: 837. One of them, you think, might have the details. Which one? The phone rings. It’s your child’s teacher. There’s a problem. Can you meet at 5 p.m.? Today?

Ahhhh!

Sound familiar? Stressed out? Most of us have been there – that awful feeling of too much to do and no time to do it. Our fix? We make a promise to get organized … someday. But how?

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Fire Ritual, Festival …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 15, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include the Yadnya Kasada festival in Indonesia, a festival in honor of Ganesh in India, the Marian Procession in France, choristers at the West Minster Abbey Choir School in London, and Japanese Buddhists in Israel.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Giant Spider, Big Baby …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 8, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include art on display at Chatsworth House in the English countryside, Oktoberfest in Germany, a giant metallic spider in Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebration, a massive cork mosaic in Albania, and Astroland’s last night in Brooklyn, New York.

What? You Didn’t Get the E-mail?

Publication: MSN Tech & Gadgets   Date: September 2, 2008   View Article

E-mail is a nuisance for Mike Geile, as it is for many people. But his beef is different than most. The 36-year-old carpenter from Ketchum, Idaho, doesn’t have an electronic post office box. Nevertheless, every day someone – a friend, relative, co-worker, bill collector, store clerk – asks for it.

“I don’t have one,” he tells them.

“What?” they say.

Movie robots to be remembered

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: July 26, 2008   View Article

WALL-E, a robot left to clean up a trashed planet Earth, is rolling into theaters and into the hearts of moviegoers everywhere. Learn more about him and nine more robots that have touched moviegoers’ hearts – and fears – over the years.

Six ‘X-Files’ that sparked real-life debates

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: July 22, 2008   View Article

FBI agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder return to the big screen in “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” the second cinematic offshoot of the sci-fi TV series that ran on Fox from 1993 through 2003. Audiences can expect a supernatural thriller that might leave them questioning the line between scientific fact and fiction. Examine six “X-Files” that skeptics and believers have debated in real life.

Seven superpowers destined for the masses

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: July 17, 2008   View Article

Learn about seven ways humans can achieve the superpowers of their superheroes.

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