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The mind distracted: technology's battle for our attention

Between distractions, diversions and the flickering allure of a random suggestion, the major computer platforms aim to keep us glued to our screens come what may. Now some think it is time to escape the tyranny of the digital age.

The enemy within: shadow of Japanese past hangs over S. Korea

A century after mass protests against Japanese colonial rule in Korea the issue of those who collaborated with Tokyo -- many of whom later become part of the South Korean elite -- remains hidden in the shadows.

Orange fight

Members of orange battle teams throwing oranges at one another during the traditional "Battle of the Oranges" festival marking the people's rebellion against Middle Ages tyrannical lords in Ivrea, Italy.

Women's Day flowers

Flowers on sale at a flower market in Moscow ahead of International Women's Day which falls on March 8.

Mardi Gras

Revelers taking part in the Mardi Gras parade along the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Getting your daughter through Adolescent River

My 16-year-old daughter is driving me crazy. She is sassy, noisy, and selfish. Her room looks like a pigpen, and she won't work any harder in school than absolutely necessary to get by. Everything I taught her, from manners to faith, seems to have sailed through her ears. What in the world do my husband and I do now?

Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe -- named for literature's most famous castaway -- have known that their island's fragile ecosystem depends on them conserving its unique wildlife.

On Jerusalem's edge, a 'nowhere land' for Palestinians

Palestinian residents of Kufr Aqab, just north of Jerusalem, could be forgiven for thinking they live under two governments at once, or perhaps none at all.


A man walking into the courtyard of his house in a hutong in Beijing.

Tech connection boosts NY vertical farmers

Workers at Bowery Farming's warehouse near New York have swapped out a farmer's hoe for a computer tablet that takes real-time readings of light and water conditions.



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