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Evelyn Berezin, creator of world's first word processor, dies at 93

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Evelyn Berezin, the woman who revolutionized writing and publishing by creating the world's first true word processor, has died of cancer. She was 93.

New research questions the 'Glass Cliff' and corroborates the persistent 'Glass Ceiling'

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Are women more likely to be appointed to leadership positions in crisis situations when companies are struggling with declining profits?

Jon Gosselin on taking custody of son Collin: 'He wanted to live with me'

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Jon Gosselin said Collin, his son with Kate Gosselin, will go home with him after finishing a program for children with special needs.

California mulls "text tax" on mobile messages

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Regulators to vote on surcharge to bolster state program that helps make phone service affordable for poor people

Rethinking school suspensions: School climate offers a clue

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that when educators and administrators focus on creating a positive school climate, the likelihood of a student being suspended decreases by approximately 10 percent.

New 'Doom' levels to come in Feb. 2019 from game designer John Romero

2 hours ago from Physorg

For a 25-year-old game, "Doom" is showing plenty of life.

New research questions the 'Glass Cliff' and corroborates the persistent 'Glass Ceiling'

2 hours ago from Physorg

Are women more likely to be appointed to leadership positions in crisis situations when companies are struggling with declining profits? The term "glass cliff" was coined by researchers Ryan and...

Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills

2 hours ago from Science Daily

A study examines what happens in children's brains when they anticipate a touch to the hand, and relates this brain activity to the executive functions the child demonstrates on other...

Jennifer Lopez tears up over Alex Rodriguez: 'He's so loving'

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Jennifer Lopez got emotional while discussing Alex Rodriguez on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon."

Police hope video footage will lead to missing Colorado woman Kelsey Berreth

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Colorado authorities have released a video to the public showing the last sighting of a woman missing since Thanksgiving, hoping it might help solve the case.

Look: Kim Kardashian posts family photos from Saint's birthday party

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Kim Kardashian celebrated son Saint at a Tarzan-themed bash with Kanye West and daughters North and Chicago.

Expelled Baylor fraternity president Jacob Anderson avoids jail time with plea deal

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A former frat president at Baylor University who was accused of raping a woman has avoided jail, after pleading no contest to a charge of unlawful restraint.

Students 'traumatized' by Elf on the Shelf 'murder'

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Some parents of students at a British elementary school are complaining after an assignment that involved the "murder" of a Christmas elf.

Jana Kramer posts family photo after son Jace's birth

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"One Tree Hill" alum Jana Kramer appears in a cute new picture with Mike Caussin, daughter Jolie and son Jace.

3 killed in violence marring run-up to Bangladesh's Dec. 30 elections

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Violence in Bangladesh this week, about two weeks before national elections, has killed three people and injured more than 100.

Teenage sexting: We're letting young people down by not talking about it

4 hours ago from Physorg

Sexting among young people has become a hotly debated topic over the past few years. Over the same period, our understanding of sexting has evolved. What was originally understood as...

Don't worry about screen time – focus on how you use technology

5 hours ago from Physorg

Many Americans find themselves bombarded by expert advice to limit their screen time and break their addictions to digital devices – including enforcing and modeling this restraint for the children...

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig being discussed in trade with Reds

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is one of the players being discussed as part of a possible trade with the Cincinnati Reds.

Mike Pence breaks Senate deadlock on judge for first time in U.S. history

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Mike Pence made history Tuesday and became the first U.S. vice president to cast a tie-breaking vote to confirm a federal judge.

New research explores how the Olympic Games have shaped New Zealand identity

6 hours ago from Physorg

Politics and sport have always fascinated Victoria University of Wellington graduate Micheal Warren, who is graduating with a Ph.D. in Political Science this week—and his doctoral research provided an opportunity...

New book among first to examine how people with disabilities can take legal, decision-making lead in lives

6 hours ago from Physorg

For decades, increasing numbers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have lived their adult lives under legal guardianships. A new book co-authored by University of Kansas and Syracuse University...

Look: Charlie Sheen celebrates one year of sobriety: 'A fabulous moment'

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Charlie Sheen celebrated on Twitter one year of sobriety by displaying a commemorative coin from Alcoholics Anonymous.

On This Day, Dec. 12: Arthur Ashe 1st African American ranked No. 1 in U.S. tennis

12 hours ago from UPI

On Dec. 12, 1968, Arthur Ashe became the first African American to be ranked No. 1 in tennis in the United States.

A fond sendoff for former Harvard dean

16 hours ago from Harvard Science

At the beginning of last week’s faculty reception that celebrated Michael D. Smith’s deanship of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Harvard President Larry Bacow joked about the long line of presenters...

Harvard’s A.R.T. celebrates a decade of musical theater

16 hours ago from Harvard Science

Audiences know the stories of their favorite musicals. Often, as in the case of productions like “Jagged Little Pill” that tap into popular tunes, they know the songs from the radio. But...

Harvard Law Review president sees leadership as a learning experience

16 hours ago from Harvard Science

On a March evening, Michael Thomas Jr. gave a special tour of Gannett House to his dad and two brothers, who were visiting to see the place where Barack Obama, J.D. ’91,...

Carpenter Center show reflects racial disparities that helped fuel James Baldwin’s writing

16 hours ago from Harvard Science

James Baldwin’s 1964 essay “Nothing Personal” critiqued a country divided by suspicion, greed, hatred, fear, violence, oppression, and racism. But it also acknowledged the light in humanity. More than 50 years later, it...

Catching up with Harvard’s Class of 1948

16 hours ago from Harvard Science

After the Class of 1948’s 70th reunion in May, the Gazette took a closer look at six of its members and found a group committed to living to the fullest as they...