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IMF Survey Magazine8,062News circle. keep up with events around the world. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    2014-02-26 22:09:55224011CC G+
Vũ Phá1,285A nice circle to explore G+:  ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated February 21st, '14) #circles    #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared2014-02-22 07:20:54465003CC G+
Vũ Phá0Shared Circle for those that CareA circle to support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build free homes for Filipinos2014-02-06 11:44:03501000CC G+
Marci Sischo0A news circle. Suggestions?2014-01-24 21:27:138000CC G+
Google+ Categorized Circles1,139Entertainment circle for you..this circle contains amazing and useful entertainment,news, current affairs, politics related pages and peoples who like such stuff..!!many funny pages and active googlers.. #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles  2013-08-24 19:34:29339146CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123CC G+
Technology Roundup0For everyone who's begun to Circle Business Brand Pages, here is a collection of 255 businesses. As more of us add profiles for our own business, please share in the comments. 2013-06-21 00:21:19236135CC G+
Bobo Fett0Those of you flocking here from the horror that is Facebook, or any that have been here for a while, or maybe even never a part of FB, some pointers to get you started.First thing to know if you type a question mark pretty much anywhere (as long as you don't have a text field in focus, in other words a blinking cursor where you would type text) in G+ you get a little pop up that gives you some handy basic keyboard shortcuts.If you are new here and and you are looking to make your feed more active, click the two little circles labeled Find people in the icons down the left side of the G+ page.  There you can search for people you know and add them to your circles.  Circles are what G+ uses to allow you to organize your friends list.  G+ starts you off with a few default Circles to use, you just need to add people and/or pages to things you enjoy to one of those circles.  Once you have you will see grey buttons at the top of your main feed (The page you get to if you click the big Google+ icon in the top left hand corner).  The first button is the default All circles button, here you will see all of the posts of every person/page you have added to any of your circles.  Next to the All button you will see buttons with the names of your circles.  If you click one of them you will of course see just posts from people/pages in that circle, but also on the rightish side, not quite at the top of the page, you will find a button that says Settings.  That is a drop down that gives you two check boxes.  One is "Show posts in home stream" the other is "Get Notified of new posts".  They pretty much do what they say, and "get notified" means any posts from this circle will make the number between your name and the + Share button in the top right hand corner increment and go red.  You can click that number at any time (even if it's red and 0) to get a drop down window which will show a condensed version of all posts from circles you get notified about. It will also notify you any time someone circles you back, and any +1s you have received in posts or comments you have made. As well as, comments in posts you have also commented on. On this Settings button you will also see a grey area that says Amount.  If you hover over that you get to choose More, Standard, or Fewer.  Which controls how frequently the posts from that circle appear in your feed.If you combine the above tools with the fact that you can change the name of any circle, add as many as you like, and also have people in more than one circle, you have very granular control over what posts you see and when, and exactly who can see your posts.  You can also share your circles with other people, as I have done below.  If you click the View shared circle button below, you will be able to see all the pages in a circle I call, go figure, Pages.  You can look through it and if you like everything you can just add the whole circle as a new circle.  Or, you can pick and choose which things you find interesting and add just them to your own circle that you already have or create a new circle.  Moving stuff from circle to circle is as easy and dragging the rectangle for that particular page/person and dropping onto the circle you want it to be in.  You could also just add this circle in full and then just delete the stuff you don't want (little x in top right hand corner of each rectangle when you hover over it).  Or just view this circle to get ideas for what sort of stuff can be searched for, and use the search box at the top of the Find people/Circle page to find stuff you like.Now once you have some friends added to circles, and pages/people you would like to follow added as well, your feed will get much more interesting. Now on to posting your own stuff.  In the Share what's new... field at the top of pages, you can of course type anything you like2013-05-03 19:55:12143001CC G+
IMF Survey Magazine6,680Latest news from around the world at your fingertips. Circle of newspapers and other news outlets. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #awesomecircle  2013-04-29 23:56:44226013CC G+
Ole Olson11,910This is my media circle. As with all my circles, it is a work in progress, but has an eclectic mix of progressive, politics, science, and niche causes. Suggestions on other pages to add? #SharedCircles   #Media   #politics   #science  2013-04-03 18:50:08107616CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,446Top Brands & Companies On G+Do you have a brand and would like it to be included in this circle?1. Share this circle publicly2. Leave a comment with a link to your G+ Business or Brand Page3. I will add your business to this and other circles. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-03-20 22:54:12476202CC G+
Johanna Woehler0BRAND AND BUSINESS PAGES ONLY #circleshare   #brandpages   #pages   #brands #sharedcircles    #brandcircles   #circlesharing    #brandpage    #circles   #publiccircles    #brandpages   #brandpagescircles   #circlefriday  2012-12-14 08:54:42448000CC G+
Holly Ares Snyder1,897Online Marketing PlusShared circle time! This handful of people and brands are the ones I most want to see posts from. People who are helpful and knowledgeable, brands I use and trust, and the like.  Heavy lean towards internet business, but many of the people in this circle are hyper-social folks who can really help you build your following on G+, so there's something here for nearly everyone. 2012-12-13 21:36:3350000CC G+
IMF Survey Magazine2,568#News CircleGet news from around the world--financial, business, and trading perspectives. #news   #business   #finance   #money   #financenews   #euro   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #ghosttown   #awesomecircle   #circles  2012-12-09 20:46:17171202CC G+
Ole Olson8,317Some of the top notch #progressive news and analysis sites on #Google #SharedCircles #Media #Politics  2012-11-23 01:45:1790113CC G+
IMF Survey Magazine765News Circle. Global news from around the world.Financial and political information and analysis. #News   #reporting   #journalism   #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #circles   #ghostowngoogleplus   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #publiccirclesproject  2012-11-10 17:26:18170011CC G+
Michael Snyder511People and pages that post regularly and primarily about news. All are active Google+ posters or participants. It is surprising hard to find reporters and journalists that are not part of the suggested user list but I'm trying to find more. #sharedcircles #news2012-10-25 15:28:4042001CC G+
Holly Ares Snyder0Shared circle of the day! Full of people I talk to often on G+, people I work with, people whose work I enjoy, and news sources/industry leaders. 2012-10-23 18:14:2641404CC G+
Debbie Gartner1,246Here's my circle of Westchester County people on Google +.  It is a work in progress and I will continue to update/expand.  If you are in Westchester, feel free to follow and share.  If I have missed you, pls add a comment below and then I'll add you for the next round.  ...just updated it.2012-10-12 12:07:49141200CC G+
Debbie Gartner1,246Here's my circle of Westchester County people on Google +.  It is a work in progress and I will continue to update/expand.  If you are in Westchester, feel free to follow and share.  If I have missed you, pls add a comment below and then I'll add you for the next round.2012-10-12 11:36:24132500CC G+
Louis Gray133,609Shared Circle: Tech News and MediaThese days, I get practically all my news and tech updates from Google+. If you add this circle to your "Tech News" or "Media" circle, you'll be on top of breaking events without ever having to leave the site. I've shared this before, but have to make sure you don't miss out if you didn't see it last time. Let me know if you have more recommendations.2012-10-03 17:15:393215836CC G+
Daniel Harrington20,075The #America   #News   #Circle  - #USA  News! Thanks for Sharing! #sharedcircles   #fridaycircle   #circlesharing  2012-09-28 07:12:44147002CC G+
IMF Survey Magazine515#News  circle. Great starting point for tracking global and business news.+Shared Circles on G+  +CIRCLES on Google+  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #newscircle   #circles  2012-09-27 10:17:20109011CC G+
David Schofield51Hey everyone, is your Google+ stream like a "Ghost town"? Here's a circle you can add to greatly enhance your experience. You can probably expect 10-15 posts in your stream per day, all with interesting, engaging, and often funny content.I will also share two more circles of car related posters and technology related posters. 2012-08-28 20:19:0411000CC G+
Marc Pitman4,748Whoops. I wanted to share my Nonprofit Org circle, but it has 694 organizaitons and, apparently, I can only share 500 at a time! Sorry. But enjoy this many anyway!2012-08-24 00:52:47500501CC G+
Ishaque Baloch0Welcome....Most welcome... Shared a circle with me+You.These are the efforts of G+ provides a way for joining,  sharing with each other , thinking . combining the thought for the benefit of human beings,Most appreciate able work.by G+.Good Luck for all.2012-08-04 10:17:09501225CC G+
David Hartley0These are news organizations or people that are new, or just deserving of more attention. It includes all media forms. Check them out, there are any number of fascinating new people to engage with.#sharedcircles 2012-08-01 17:20:05435101CC G+
Michael Snyder0People and pages that post regularly and primarily about news. All are active Google+ posters or participants. #sharedcircles #news  2012-07-21 20:48:0122001CC G+
Kyle Beck0So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003CC G+
Paul Roustan37,596I don't usually share circles, but for all you new users out there, I know it can be overwhelming to find some of the cool businesses on here. So, I made this small circle of some of the business pages I like to stay tuned to.Feel free to add yours and share.2012-06-26 17:00:5130006CC G+
Jon Cilley3,078SHARED CIRCLE: Interesting People/Pages with Great Things to SayFeatured people you should pay more attention to...+Amanda Rosenberg - Internet... Explorer+Denis Labelle - Google+ Your Business+Chanchal Bhatia - Bizarre, Extreme and Cool Content+Shamil Weerakoon - New Google+ Update Machine+Sarah Hill - The Hangout Broadcaster 2012-06-19 19:50:38169523CC G+
Best Shared Circle2,122Time to share most interactive Brand page CircleTags: #brandpagecircle #circleshare #businesspages #brandpages #sharedcircles #brands #circles +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You 2012-06-12 21:45:084773188CC G+
The Web Resources0Brand Page Circle..Open to suggestionsTags #sharedcircles   #brandpagecircles   #circlesharing   #Brandpages  +Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Reshare +Reshare +SharedCircles +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared a circle with you ..2012-06-11 23:41:37258053CC G+
Arvid Bux25,492Curated circle with English PagesFor my upcoming eBook release, I have curated several circles. This one contains 202 Pages that post mostly in English.It is a mixture of news, photos, tech and brands. This circle also contains Google Pages so stay up-to-date on all the Google news. #sharedcircle 2012-06-11 18:21:59202205CC G+
Best Shared Circle2,115Circle of Brand pages onlyTags: #sharedcircle #circlesharing #bestsharedcircle #brandpages #brandpagescircles #brand #brandpagesonly2012-06-11 03:18:32477001CC G+
Full Circle1,522Brand Pages Only on G+ Circle Updates 5.24.12. Any G+ Brand Page can add these to there followers list. #brandpages #brandpagecircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2012-05-24 14:41:14500012CC G+
Full Circle1,402Updated Brands Only Circle 5.8.12 -- Google Plus Pages Only #brandscircles #brandpagescircles #brandpagesonly #sharedcircles2012-05-09 03:06:41500015CC G+
Adam Simmons2,073My News Pages Circle. Enjoy! #NewsPages #Circles #NewsCircle #SharedCircles2012-05-03 19:42:19233002CC G+
Technicia Blog1,318Circle of Brand Pages.. #sharedcircles #circleshare #brandspages #brandpagecircles #circlesharing #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles +Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +SharedCircles +Shared Circles on G+2012-04-19 05:52:38479295CC G+
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011CC G+
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737106CC G+
Full Circle1,168Updated Google + BRANDS ONLY CIRCLE 4.11.12#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcirecles #shared #addcircles #followers #brandspages #brandcircles2012-04-11 09:49:27491000CC G+
Full Circle1,058437 Total Brands Only Circle (Google + Pages only)#circleshared #sharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #reshare #sharedcircles #publiccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleoflife #brandpagescircles2012-04-03 19:56:51427012CC G+
Joe Martinez22,457Brand Pages to Follow on Google+!Here is my latest circle share of some of the best Brand pages out there on Google+! Feel free to add them or share the circle! Some of the great Brand Pages included here are: +Mashable, +PlusPorts, +IGN, +Breaking News, +msnbc.com, +Food Network, +NASA, +X Games, +BEACH DAY, +YouTube, +TOYOTA, +Coca-Cola, +Pepsi, +United Nations, +gdgt, +Android Enthusiasts, +SpaceX, +SPACE.com, +WIRED, +2012-03-30 21:11:32431132518CC G+
Full Circle945Revised Brands Google Brand Pages only with 493 Members (version 3-27-12)#bestsharedcircle #sharedcircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleoflife #brandpagescircles+ 1 for inclusion (Brand Pages only)2012-03-27 13:55:47493364CC G+
Full Circle939Revised Brands Only Google + Circle Version 3 (Updated 3-26-12) #sharedcircles #brandspages #brandpagecircles #businesspagecircles #sharedcircle2012-03-26 16:32:56425001CC G+
Half Marathons Halfmarathonsearch.com Half Marathon Calendar210You Can Add This #Circle To A #BrandPage - Thanks for Sharing! #brandpagecircles #circleshares #business #marketing Daniel Harrington originally shared this post:Another Great Brands and Business Pages ONLY Circle - Can Be Added To A Brand Page! Thanks for Sharing!#publiccircles #circleoftheday #circlesharing #sharedcircles #brandpages #businesspages #tech #photography #electronics #foodies #socialmedia #socialplatforms #googleplus #marketing #business #socialmediamarketing #circleshare#socialnetworks #pages #brands #circles #seo #sem #photographers #googleplus #socialplatform #technology #smartphones #tablets #computers2012-03-22 20:34:582871311CC G+
Full Circle797423 Updated Brands (Google Pages) Only Circle Version 3, Updated 3.20.12 #sharedcircles #brandpages #branding #pages #sharedpubliccircles2012-03-20 14:01:40423442CC G+
Full Circle637419 Google + Brand Pages Only Version 3 - Updated 3-17-12+1 for inclusion in this circle (Google Pages/Businesses Only)2012-03-17 13:29:44419028CC G+
Fran Padilla Pérez1,0272012-03-17 13:07:23394145CC G+


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See normally invisible sound waves thanks to a photography trick.

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Our reporters each picked one number that they felt defines some aspect of the year 2013. Some might surprise you!

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Starting at 2pm!

From December 2 through December 20, NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin engaged with black leaders and entrepreneurs in science and technology through our “Day in the Life” Twitter series, #NPRBlacksinTech. We heard from cutting edge scientists and tech thinkers about the work they’re doing in their fields.  Despite this vibrant community, African-Americans still only represent 5 percent of America’s scientists and engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National Science Foundation.

2013-12-13 20:40:04 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 32 +1s)


From December 2 through December 20, NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin engaged with black leaders and entrepreneurs in science and technology through our “Day in the Life” Twitter series, #NPRBlacksinTech. We heard from cutting edge scientists and tech thinkers about the work they’re doing in their fields.  Despite this vibrant community, African-Americans still only represent 5 percent of America’s scientists and engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National Science Foundation.
 
We met some of the folks who make up that 5 percent during the #NPRBlacksinTech discussion, and asked them what can be done about the disparity. Michel Martin of NPR’s Tell Me More will get answers to that and other questions in a Google + Hangout on Air on December 17.
 
She’ll be joined by Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University; Danielle Lee, biologist and founderof the blog The ... more »

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Renee Montagne Reflects On Covering Mandela : NPR

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"Nixon And Kimchi: How The Garment Industry Came To Bangladesh"

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"Lorde is a phenomenon because of perfect timing. She came along just when listeners were craving what "Royals" famously advocates: a different kind of buzz."

2013-12-06 20:56:30 (28 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)

The NPR mobile team are looking for a few good folks who would like to beta test the upcoming NPR News App update for Android.  

While the features in the beta app have been tested while in development, the app is not release ready, therefore crashes are possible.

One of the advantages of being on the beta list is you’ll be offered new features well in advanced of users. 

This invitation is open to all members of the NPR Android Users community. https://plus.google.com/communities/109839363051547290663

2013-12-06 20:49:39 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)

Hey! We've created a Community for Android Users! Please join! 

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2013-12-06 20:09:20 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)

"Host Michel Martin spoke about that and current trends in cocktails with Dale DeGroff, the man many people credit with reviving the art of the cocktail. He's also president and founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans."

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The Dismemberment Plan: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR

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Renee Montagne Reflects On Covering Mandela: http://www.npr.org/2013/12/06/249199227/renee-montagne-reflects-on-covering-mandela

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"Spirituals were played less often in later years, but their themes of suffering and liberation retained a latter-day appeal for some modern jazz musicians, many of whom grew up knowing and singing spirituals in the African-American church community. Notable recordings were made by performers such as Louis Armstrong, Albert Ayler, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Haden and Hank Jones. Here are five jazz interpretations of spirituals by other artists."

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2013-12-06 02:01:55 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 34 +1s)

"As part of Project Xpat, NPR asked American expatriates to answer — in 10 words or less — the 10-word question: What does it mean to you to be an expatriate? Over the next few weeks, we will post some of the more thoughtful and telling responses. Now follows the first group:"

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"Software development is a huge and growing industry, and there are likely to be far more jobs in the future than there are folks to do them. But today, there's a paucity of blacks and Latinos in software development positions."

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'Long Walk To Freedom,' 'Conversations With Myself,' 'Spear Of The Nation' : NPR

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Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95 : NPR

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Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better: +NPR

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"[Lorde] is the Nirvana of now." http://buff.ly/193Eu37

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Alt.Latino's Favorite Songs, Albums And Artists Of 2013 : Best Music Of 2013 : NPR

2013-12-05 17:07:28 (46 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)

Hi. I'm +Melody Kramer and I just started working +NPR. What would you like to see on our G+ page?

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2013-09-23 14:54:52 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 29 +1s)

Astrophysicist and NPR blogger +Adam Frank has finally taken the plunge into the immersive world of video games. Now, the question he has is this: What role does storytelling play in first-person shooters like the +Bioshock  trilogy?

Join us for a Hangout on Air where Frank chews through this question with NPR editor +Wright Bryan  and mobile product manager +Jeremy Pennycook.

2013-09-23 14:52:19 (3 comments, 36 reshares, 54 +1s)

Astrophysicist and NPR blogger +Adam Frank has finally taken the plunge into the immersive world of video games. Now, the question he has is this: What role does storytelling play in first-person shooters like the +Bioshock  trilogy?

Join us for a Hangout on Air where Frank chews through this question with NPR editor +Wright Bryan  and mobile product manager +Jeremy Pennycook.

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2013-09-18 19:09:10 (8 comments, 73 reshares, 92 +1s)

This medical case may give a whole new meaning to the phrase "beer gut."

A 61-year-old man — with a history of home brewing — stumbled into a Texas emergency room complaining of dizziness. Nurses ran a Breathalyzer test. And sure enough, the man's blood alcohol concentration was a whopping 0.37 percent, or almost five times the legal limit for driving in Texas.

There was just one hitch: The man said that he hadn't touched a drop of alcohol that day.

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2013-09-18 16:06:18 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)

The French novelist Marcel Proust immortalized the connection between food and memory when the narrator of his novel Remembrances of Things Past bit into a madeleine and was transported to thoughts of his childhood.

But what if that madeleine were poisoned, so to speak?

That is the question underlying Russian American writer Anya von Bremzen's new memoir, Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking. Though it contains recipes, this is not a cookbook but rather, a history of a family and of Soviet Russia.

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2013-09-18 13:08:17 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 50 +1s)

"How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never. And so, year after year, their ear wax builds up, layer upon layer. According to a study published Monday, these columns of ear wax contain a record of chemical pollution in the oceans."

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2013-09-18 01:01:37 (2 comments, 16 reshares, 49 +1s)

Median earnings for men who work full time, year-round jobs have been stagnant since the early 1970s, after adjusting for inflation. Wages for women rose through the end of the 20th century, but have flat lined since 2001, as has the gap in earnings between men and women.

The graph — part of a big report the Census bureau released Tuesday — is, unfortunately, something of a dog-bites-man story by now. The Census puts out this report every year, and this year's version looks a lot like last year's.

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