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How can big, hip cities attract young families?

How can big, hip cities attract young families?

A family walks by the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2013 on the Liberty Island in New York City.; Credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images Think Manhattan or San Francisco and the images that come up are young, hip urbanites living life up. But author Joel Kotkin says cities shouldn’t only be a playground for the […]

Untouchable roles: Can 2013’s ‘Carrie’ hold a candle to Sissy Spacek?

Untouchable roles: Can 2013’s ‘Carrie’ hold a candle to Sissy Spacek?

Actress Sissy Spacek scored an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1976 Carrie. Will the upcoming remake of the movie be as successful? This segment will air Friday, August 2. Because Hollywood never tires of remakes, you may have seen trailers for the reimagining of “Carrie,” in theatres in October, of course. Back in […]

Rehab or retreat: How should public figures handle sex scandals?

Rehab or retreat: How should public figures handle sex scandals?

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said he won’t resign. ; Credit: Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images We’ve learned more today about why prominent radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Cotelo is no longer on the air. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a colleague, Alberto “Beto” Cortez, has accused Piolin of sexual harassment and a laundry […]

Jewelry heist coincides with ‘Pink Panther’ jailbreak

Jewelry heist coincides with ‘Pink Panther’ jailbreak

Police cars parked outside the Carlton Hotel Sunday in the French Riviera resort of Cannes after an armed man held up the jewelery exhibition ‘Extraordinary diamonds.'; Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images A masked man broke into a diamond show in Cannes yesterday and snatched $136 million in jewels. Prosecutors in the French Riviera town said he […]

Do long distance relationships work?

Do long distance relationships work?

Is this too close for comfort? Do long distance relationships work better?; Credit: Flickr/BaileyRaeWeaver An estimated three million married couples in the U.S. live far away from each other, even though they rather live together. But a recent study published in the Journal of Communications, found that the  separation actually doesn’t have a negative impact on […]

Restaging violence: A Q&A with “The Act of Killing” director Joshua Oppenheimer

Restaging violence: A Q&A with “The Act of Killing” director Joshua Oppenheimer

“The Act of Killing” looks at a bloody chapter of Indonesian history that is seldom discussed outside of the country. The documentary “The Act of Killing” looks at a bloody chapter of Indonesian history that is seldom discussed outside of the country. Starting in 1965, paramilitary groups that would eventually put General Suharto in power […]

Edmunds.com’s top 10 biggest auto failures of the past decade (photos)

Edmunds.com’s top 10 biggest auto failures of the past decade (photos)

Photographers take pictures during the presentation of “MIEV” (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle), the new electric and ecological vehicle for Latin America by Mitsubishi Motors, in San Jose on February 25, 2011. ; Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images The folks at Edmunds.com recently listed the top 10 auto failures of the past decade, using criteria like sales […]

Letting things go is key to a longer, happier marriage

Letting things go is key to a longer, happier marriage

Are longer, happier relationships products of avoiding talking about conflicts?; Credit: Martin Smith/Flickr Negotiation is at the heart of how we as a culture like to deal with conflicts. From your work life to your home life, how often has the saying “let’s talk about it” come up when things hit a snag? But this […]

Announcing, Prince….?

Announcing, Prince….?

A Town Crier reads an announcement about the birth of a baby boy to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, on July 22, 2013. ; Credit: Photo credit:ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images The future prince of England and potential heir to the throne still remains nameless. […]

Should we have to ‘opt in’ to view porn online?

Should we have to ‘opt in’ to view porn online?

Should computers automatically block websites that feature adult content?; Credit: Matthew T Rader/Flickr Let’s say you like porn…a little too much. Would it help to have a company block your access? What if that was a country-wide mandate? That’s what’s happening in the UK, where Prime Minister David Cameron wants internet providers to block access […]