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Written by Pats Papers | Monday, 23 September 2013 6:12 PM
I moderated a United Nations panel discussion on empowerment of women today. Among the things I learned from actress and activist Geena Davis: that women are under-represented in most areas of science and technology jobs—with one notable exception. She credits the success of television shows like CSI and NCIS for getting a huge number of women interested in becoming forensic investigators.
Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 13 September 2013 7:30 AM
Don’t believe everything a television anchor says. That advice, from the Wall Street Journal, is accompanied by a picture of my face. After a close read, however, I decided not to be offended as the article is a good one about how film makers use fake newscasts as a “quick and dirty plot-exposition device.”
Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 7:55 PM
Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a reader named Brooke, who sent us not one, but two doppelgängers.
Written by Pat's Papers | Thursday, 5 September 2013 9:12 AM
Stop what you’re doing: an Alyssa Milano sex tape has been leaked. Except this one may actually be suitable for work.
Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 7:09 AM
Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a reader named Sam, who wonders if her local barista is trying to call her out about something.
Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 8:15 AM
This seems like overkill, but it makes for a pretty awesome video. Watch as a water-bombing jet drops its full load to take care of a vehicle fire on a remote highway in Canada.
Written by Pat Papers | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 8:46 AM
Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from Ann, who says her barista was so close to getting her name right and was clearly contemplating adding another letter before deciding against it.
Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 12 August 2013 8:46 AM
The Wall Street Journal’s longstanding “What’s News” box on the front page was slimmed down today.
Written by Pats Papers | Saturday, 10 August 2013 10:56 AM
If you’ve got travel to Spain ahead, here’s now to avoid a $300 roaming bill for your phone.
Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 9 August 2013 8:16 AM
No, his name isn’t Oscar. It’s Gregory Kloen and he’s fashioned a New York home out of a dumpster. Though based in California, the designer stays in the dumpster anytime he’s in New York on business. Inside is a fully functional house, with running water, a working toilet and even a mini bar. There’s even outdoor space, courtesy of an umbrella attached to the roof, and a grill for al fresco dining. VIDEO
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