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The hotel minibar is a dying breed. Free parking, complementary personal hygiene products, and room service are in jeopardy as well — threatened by reduced revenues and a decrease in guest enthusiasm for such offerings. Market Watch examines seven hotel perks on the decline.
Shoppers beware: retailers gain power over your wallet from the moment you walk in the door — or catch a whiff of that inviting lemon scent. From select odors to uneven tiles, these seemingly benign decisions actually promote spending. It appears even the most adept consumers are no match for soft carpets, soulful music, and “Try Me” labels. The Huffington Post lists five shopping traps to avoid.
Babble is a student magazine launched last year, filled with student writing and art, with each issue loosely gravitating around a single theme.
Babble’s editors, Emily Talbot ’16 and Tomás Donatelli-Pitfield ’16, describe their publications as a “satire and editorial magazine filled with scrumptious textual and artistic goodies.” Talbot credits Babble with being a “breath of fresh air,” a magazine that “addresses serious issues with a sense of humor.” She said the magazine reflects the common tendency for people to lighten hard topics with humor.
There is more behind the official poverty line than cold hard statistics, according to The Atlantic. Most fail to recognize that the accepted definition of poverty infers a good deal about the hypothetical American family. Namely, that the household in question includes a dutiful (and highly “skillful”) housewife.
In today’s job market, image may be just as important as ability. In fact, these days online marketplaces are more like a dating sites than one might care to think. From facial hair to farming out, Wired gives freelancers tips on how to attract potential employers.
Green-eyed seahorses that glow red in the dark, luminous camouflage fish, and florescent stingrays — such creatures may seem like the stuff of dreams, but aquatic species like these abound in the Caribbean, the Solomon Islands, and many other locations. Indeed, scientists studying biofluorescent coral received quite a shock when they discovered fish could emit vibrant colors as well. This New York Times ScienceTake video reveals a magnificent light show, which takes place far below the ocean.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has announced its acquisition of 320 works of art from the celebrated collection of Dorothy and Herbert (Herb) Vogel — a gift that will dramatically enhance the Museum’s contemporary art holdings.
Comprising works by nearly 70 artists such as Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, Julian Schnabel, James Siena, Pat Steir and Richard Tuttle, Dorothy Vogel’s gift to the Museum ranks among the largest contributions of objects from the Vogel Collection since their major gift to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in 1992.
In addition to works by prominent modern and contemporary artists, the gift includes many works with which the Vogels lived personally for many years — and rare examples of paintings by Dorothy and Herb Vogel themselves. The Vogel Collection gift is among the most significant contributions in the Museum’s more than 200-year history. Read more about the Vogel gift.
“Word blindness” may seem like something out of a sci-fi novel, but this condition is all too real. After a stroke that rendered her virtually illiterate, teacher and reading specialist M.P. devised a unique, non-visual strategy to regain the ability to read. Discover blogs highlights this intriguing story.
From quantum foam to the reaches far beyond our galaxy, Cary and Michael Huang take us through an interactive tour of the universe. The appealing visuals and informative textual descriptions — not to mention the eerie sound effects — really have a way of putting things into perspective.
In need of a pick-me-up? In addition to playing and mastering the art of drinking from a dish, this little guy is just learning to walk. Watch an adorable polar bear cub take his first steps, courtesy of the Toronto Star.
Men’s Basketball – The unbeaten Bowdoin College men’s basketball team jumped to an early lead and held off a second-half rally to defeat Wesleyan 63-54 on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.
Women’s Basketball – The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team never trailed Saturday, cruising to a 65-45 win over visiting Wesleyan University at Morrell Gymnasium.
Men’s Ice Hockey – The Bowdoin men’s ice hockey team used a two goal third period to capture a 4-2 win over the visiting Lord Jeffs on Saturday evening.
Women’s Ice Hockey – The Bowdoin women’s ice hockey team held off a third period charge by the Camels to sweep the weekend series with a 5-4 win Saturday afternoon.
Women’s and Men’s Track and Field – The Bowdoin track and field team hosted RPI and Conn. College at Farley Field House on Saturday. The Polar Bear women placed first, scoring 246 points to defeat RPI (163) and Conn. College (107). The men’s team totaled 173 points to place second behind RPI (269) but ahead of Conn. College (62).
Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving – Bowdoin’s swimming and diving teams toppled Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a pair of meets Saturday at Greason Pool. In a relay-heavy competition, the Polar Bear women took a 136-48 win while the men’s team earned a 113-71 victory.
Superior thinkers are not born — they are made. That’s because the saying “practice makes perfect” really does apply to most skills, even the ability to think. Farnam Street spends some time thinking about thinking, and discusses five strategies that enhance the thought process.
While most women have just 50 percent to 60 percent of the upper body muscle mass of most men, they have, on average, about 80 percent to 90 percent of men’s lower-body strength. Due to this difference, the Marine Corps will delay the implementation of a new standard that would have required women do as many pull-ups as men on their yearly fitness test, the Associated Press reports.
The renowned Dorothy and Herb Vogel Collection has donated 320 works of contemporary art to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, writes The Boston Globe.
According to Dorothy Vogel, whose husband Herb died in 2012, the couple’s friendship with Museum Co-Directors Anne and Frank Goodyear was one of many reasons for her decision to donate the works to Bowdoin.
“This donation represents a true highlight in the giving of our collection,” Vogel is quoted as stating. “I take pleasure knowing that artworks included here, by leading American artists, have the capacity to inspire many generations of audiences, from students to locals, to a broad range of international visitors.”
The gift, which Anne Goodyear called “a who’s who collection of modern and contemporary artists,” represents about 70 artists including such luminaries as Julian Schnabel, Pat Steir, and Richard Tuttle.
Men’s Basketball – The Bowdoin College men’s basketball team never trailed en route to a 64-47 win over Connecticut College in both teams’ NESCAC opener Friday at Morrell Gymnasium.
Women’s Basketball – Shannon Brady hit a pair of free throws with under a second remaining in regulation to give the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team its 18th straight win over Connecticut College on Friday evening, 58-56.
Men’s and Women’s Squash – The Bowdoin men and women had a double win against Colby, with the women beating Colby 8-1 and the men winning 6-3.
Establishing a national park is easier said than done, and no one knows this better than Maine landowners Lucas St. Clair and Roxanne Quimby. The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Park is not yet a reality, and may never be due to vehement opposition from locals. Will a grass-roots campaign eventually achieve national park status? The New York Times examines this question, along with the benefits and drawbacks of the proposition.
What prompted Time to name China “the world’s leader in innovation”? Why, the institution of mall “husband storage facilities,” of course. The Smithsonian explores this growing trend, where women drop off their less-then-enthused shopping companions at what is essentially daycare for adults.