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Thailand attempting massage record – UPI.com

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, June 3 (UPI) — Organizers of a world record attempt in Thailand for largest simultaneous massage said at least 840 people are expected to receive concurrent massages. Wattana Kanchanakamon, provincial public health officer for Chiang Mai, said the record attempt, which takes place Friday in Chiang Mai, …

Cuba’s Hunt For Oil Raises Questions For U.S. : NPR

In the deep waters off Cuba’s north coast, a Chinese-built oil rig is due to begin drilling this fall in an area geologists believe may have huge beds of undersea crude. A significant find could transform Cuba’s economy and possibly alter relations with the United States, but it may also …

For Students, What Is the “Facebook Effect” on Grades?

Social media has several effects on academic work — some more positive than others. But what is social networking’s overall impact on college students’ performance? According to data gathered from several sources by OnlineEducation.net, Facebook and Twitter are used to great benefit — sometimes. Students welcome online engagement and resources; …

Venezuela Asked FARC to Kill Opposition Figures, Analysis Shows – NYTimes.com

CARACAS, Venezuela — Colombia’s main rebel group has an intricate history of collaboration with Venezuelan officials, who have asked it to provide urban guerrilla training to pro-government cells here and to assassinate political opponents of Venezuela’s president, according to a new analysis of the group’s internal communications. The analysis contends …

Is Working From Home Becoming the Norm?

Working from home is becoming more common, more accepted by managers and more sought-after by employees than ever before, according to a survey conducted by Skype, one of the bastions of telecommuting technology. As someone who regularly works from home, I find this trend hardly surprising. But it’s not just …

Listening to Taxi Driver. – By Dana Stevens – Slate Magazine

Watching the vivid new restoration of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver at Film Forum the other night—showing in limited theaters across the country now, and due out on Blu-ray on April 5—I was struck above all by the film’s score, which 35 years on sounds more radical, more brilliant, and crazier …

S. African university cuts ties to Israel – UPI.com

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 24 (UPI) — The University of Johannesburg Senate decided to end formal ties with Israel’s Ben-Gurion University but said it would not prohibit future collaboration. Sixty percent of the university Senate’s 72 members voted Wednesday to allow its formal relationship with Ben-Gurion University in Israel to …

Baptiste – Interview Magazine

Baptiste Photography Karl Lagerfeld “I don’t have any problem posing naked. For me, it is only work.”—BAPTISTE GIABICONI Four years ago, Baptiste Giabiconi, son of a corsican mechanic, was working at a helicopter plant in his hometown of Marseille. “I met a woman at the gym who suggested I create …