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Fare Thee Well, My Pen: The Demise of the Pen

Fare Thee Well, My Pen: The Demise of the Pen

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CreditEllen Weinstein

The pen is dead. It was murdered by the finger.

I first realized this last week when my girlfriend asked to borrow a pen to sign the back of one of those paper check things.

“Sure,” I replied, picking up my laptop bag to rummage inside. I pulled out a succession of rectangular-shaped gadgets, but there was no pen to be found.

“Hmm, maybe we…

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Africa: How to Make Sure the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is on Positive Side of History

Africa: How to Make Sure the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is on Positive Side of History

Photo: The White House Barack Obama (file photo). Photo: The White House
Barack Obama (file photo).

By Robin Renee Sanders

Washington, DC — In two weeks, we will witness a historic happening in Washington, DC, when for the first time, an American president will host African heads-of-state and government to discuss key issues impacting U.S. relations with that vibrant continent.

This event is a major step in the right direction for the…

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JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending July 18th, 2014 Published Jul 18, 2014…

JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending July 18th, 2014

Published Jul 18, 2014

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GOVERNMENT ACTION NOT POSSIBLE IN VOIP DISPUTE—07/12/14
Jamaica’s government has no way to address the concerns of consumers impacted by the bans on VoIP applications imposed by Digicel and LIME, major telecommunications services providers. There is no current…

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CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending July 18th, 2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending July 18th, 2014

GUYANA WINS OPENER AT 2014 CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE—07/12/14
The captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Denesh Ramdin, was key in the team’s victory of Antigua’s Hawksbills by two wickets in the opening match of the 2014 Caribbean Premier League. The Amazon Warriors were aided by Ramdin’s 51 from 36 deliveries at the National Stadium in Grenada, the site of the match.

480 KILOS OF COCAINE…

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The HONY effect: How ‘Humans of New York’ is altering lives

The HONY effect: How ‘Humans of New York’ is altering lives

You’ve got hundreds of Facebook friend requests, your phone’s incandescent with text messages, and you’ve got countless emails from complete strangers telling you how they admire your style or sympathise with what you’re going through – but you weren’t on the X Factor, nor were you pictured falling out of a black cab with a Swedish prince. No, your picture was simply taken by New Yorker…

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AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

Associated Press By KRISTEN GELINEAU Prominent AIDS researchers killed in Malaysian plane crash

Prominent AIDS researchers killed in Malaysian plane crash

SYDNEY (AP) — Researchers and activists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the scientific community.

Among the passengers was former president of the International…

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The HONY effect: How ‘Humans of New York’ is altering lives

The HONY effect: How ‘Humans of New York’ is altering lives

Hugely popular photographic blog has eight million fans on Facebook and several spin-offs

NATASHA CULZAC

You’ve got hundreds of Facebook friend requests, your phone’s incandescent with text messages, and you’ve got countless emails from complete strangers telling you how they admire your style or sympathise with what you’re going through – but you weren’t on the X Factor,…

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Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

BY MILTON ESTECreativity is something that has always fascinated humanity — now scientists in those fields that typically deal with creativity have discovered a whole range of human traits which they believe indicate creativity in human beings. Some of these findings are a little curious and some of the things under discussion could surprise people because they are not the things which are…

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Fair Trade Summer Cocktail Party + Fundraiser with Live DJ

Fair Trade Summer Cocktail Party + Fundraiser with Live DJ

Fair Trade Summer Cocktail Party + Fundraiser with Live DJ Alison Cebulla Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT) New York, NY Fair Trade Summer Cocktail Party + Fundraiser with Live DJTicket Information TICKET TYPE SALES END PRICE FEE QUANTITY Pre-sale 2d 4h 14m $10.00 $0.00                          0                                       1                          2                          3                          4      …

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The Secret to Getting Bestselling Books for Free

The Secret to Getting Bestselling Books for Free

Bestselling eBooks are being given away for free every single day. Acclaimed novels from the most talented authors in the world can be at your fingertips for little to no cost.

How is this possible? It’s because publishers and authors are giving eBooks away on purpose. Here are the main reasons why they do it:

Hook You on a Series – Just like movie makers, authors and publishers recognize the…

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