If Only a Pulitzer Paid His Salary: Rob Kuznias Journalism Rollercoaster
Rob Kuznia shouted at his desk on Monday afternoon, startling his colleagues in the public relations department of the Shoah Foundation. Kuznia, the “Awardedfor their inquiry into widespread corruption in a small, cash-strapped school district ...
April 22, 2015
Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall
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January 26, 2015
Cartier's Archive: Home To Hidden Treasures
For proof of this, consider the British couple who traveled in 1938 to Paris, where a kindly old shopkeeper at Cartier gave their girls a small present. For their favorite doll, each Her own mother-in-law, Queen Mary, already had a dollhouse full ...
February 27, 2015
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
LONDON — Travel clocks tend to be associated with old-fashioned luxury travel, a personal trinket to place on a nightstand aboard an ocean liner or on a safari. They hark back to a time when travel wasn't about packed airplanes or cruise ships with ...
March 18, 2015
Families struggle, comfort each other after Nepal earthquake
Communication remains one of the biggest issues since the earthquake, and though in some ways it's business as usual at Adhikaar on a Sunday afternoon — a half-dozen women sit around a table for English lessons, under a map of the globe where Nepal is ...
May 7, 2015
Hands-On With Angelus's First Watch in More Than 35 Years—and It's Wild
Personally, I'd like it better as a desk clock, as it's massive on the wrist and a little unwieldy. The mechanics are awesome, and the curved pieces of sapphire are incredible (Chaulmontet remarked than an early supplier told them "to give up and just ...
March 18, 2015
What makes us happy, Taylor Swift's mom gives heartwarming speech and more ...
Here's our daily list of articles from across the Web about faith and family related topics as well as our other four areas of emphasis: education, causes, media and moneywise. Some of these stories will find their way to The Pulse, a curated list of ...
April 20, 2015
” Rob Kuznia shouted at his desk on Monday afternoon, startling his colleagues in the public relations department of the Shoah Foundation. So it was very much out of character for the low-key, polite and soft-spoken Kuznia to be shrieking into his cell phone at his cubicle, and then rushing crazily out of the cramped office space that he shares with five co-workers. “I sit right next him,” said Josh Grossberg, Kuznia’s boss at the foundation office on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. Eight months earlier, Kuznia, 38, had left journalism, probably for good, giving up his reporting job at The Daily Breeze in nearby Torrance for the much better-paying PR job, writing press releases and pitching stories on behalf of the... Kuznia and his longtime girlfriend, freelance web designer Alta Peterson, could barely make ends meet in expensive LA on their combined incomes, let alone his mid-five figure salary at the financially struggling newspaper. “I could pay the rent, but I really couldn’t do much more than that,” Kuznia told The Daily Beast. He was pushing 40, working extreme hours at a very demanding job, and living paycheck to paycheck.
So in preparation for the catalog's possible disappearance from our seatback pockets, we asked people how they'd remember SkyMall. SkyMall's write-on map inspired an entire math education program in New Mexico, as Martha Riecks explains:. "While on a flight to an education conference in 2003, Scott Laidlaw, a middle school math teacher, opened up a Skymall Catalog and saw the 'World's Largest Write On Map. ' He immediately envisioned his students trading merchandise while exploring the world in the 1600s. "When the map arrived, it took up his entire classroom when spread out, and was soon covered with over 3,000 sticky notes. Students made small wooden ships, learning ratios and proportions as they enacted the spice trade. "We are one of the suppliers that is going to take a big financial hit by this bankruptcy. Our product, the Petdek, was sold by [SkyMall] as the 'All in one carrier' for carrying pets and cargo in the back seat of vehicles. "We would take SkyMall magazine (which I remind you is 'yours to keep') and we would alter the images using various markers and pens. After filling the magazine with our little gags, we would take pictures on our phones and return the magazines to the seat pockets.
Adhikaar is a nonprofit advocacy group in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods, and home to the majority of New York's estimated 40,000 Nepalese residents. Until last week, Adhikaar provided English lessons and worker's rights advocacy to about 1,000 Nepali women — mostly nannies and nail salon workers. But since the earthquake rocked Nepal a week ago Saturday, those women have flooded Adhikaar's bright red door on Woodside Avenue, and it has become an impromptu crisis center for members seeking help with making phone calls, finding family and... Other women can't get ahold of their families," says Sonam Dolker, campaign associate at Adhikaar. "Suddenly, we are disaster relief," says Dolker, 22, who lived in Nepal until age 12. Like many Nepalis living in the U. S. , most of Adhikaar's members left to get work in the U. S. to send money back to families in Nepal. It's frightening for them, she says, because with aftershocks and food and water shortages, women have been eager to check in with their families from day to day. Communication remains one of the biggest issues since the earthquake, and though in some ways it's business as usual at Adhikaar on a Sunday afternoon — a half-dozen women sit around a table for English lessons, under a map of the globe where...