By tradition, the unincorporated village of Dixville Notch, N.H., located in Coos County, is one of two locations that get to cast the first votes of the presidential election just after midnight on Election Day. The other location, also in New Hampshire, is Hart's Location.
This year, Dixville Notch residents cast their votes in a tie: five votes each for President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. It was the first time in Dixville Notch's history that a tie was recorded.
In 2008, President Obama carried Dixville Notch, beating Sen. John McCain 15 votes to six...
The most regulated aspect of many children’s everyday relationship with food is school lunch, and this is exactly the subject of Back to School: A Taste of Finland. In this series, a collaboration between the exhibition curators, MoMA’s Cafe 2, and the Consulate General of Finland, adults are invited to participate in a meal inspired by the koululounas (school lunches) of Finland, a country consistently recognized for excelling in all aspects of public education. According to its National Board of Education, Finland was the first country in the world to serve free, regulated school meals to children on a large scale, starting in 1948. Today, balanced meals of local and inexpensive ingredients provide both energy and educational value.
According to Google, its Google+ social network has 100 million active users a month less than two years into the service – even the largest skeptic should concede that the service has at least an outside chance of dethroning Facebook at some point...
Via YouTube: Vic Flick, the original guitarist for the legendary James Bond theme for "Dr. No" in 1962, performs the signature tune on the same Clifford Essex Paragon Deluxe used 50 years ago. From the Academy event "The Music of Bond: The First 50 Years" on October 5, 2012 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
A new report published this week has suggested that China is Twitter’s largest global market and Facebook has 63.5 million users there — despite both being blocked by the country’s Internet censorship system — however this data is...
Part of the mindset needed for innovative and informed decisions in C21 involves engaged awareness in both converging ‘fields’ that have traditionally been kept very separate (true of scientific and other “academic” disciplines; the broader silos of policy/arts/business/S&T/US/global/journalism and so on) and the standard ‘functional’ divisions within the organization (corporate or other). Across all three of these sets of silos Twitter offers integrative knowledge streams. Each morning I am in a top-level briefing on, say, Syria (locals tweeting as well as ‘experts’ as well as mainline journos curating what they see as the best material), privacy (politicians and advocacy groups and industry gurus on all sides), investment (grasping the unfolding debacles at Facebook and Groupon), latest thinking on innovation – to give 4 examples of great current interest to me. An hour on Twitter leaves me much better informed than a day spent working my way through standard online outlets would.
Helsinki's fantastic Uimahalli sauna and (inside) swimming pool complex is tucked away on Yrjönkatu, a short walk from the main railway station and the center of town.
At five euros for a single visit, it's one of the cheapest—and most authentically Finnish—things you can do in this otherwise expensive city.
The sexes alternate between the days—Monday, Wednesday and Friday are for the ladies, while Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are gents' days. Sunday's split between the two, with gents from 8-9 in the morning and ladies for the rest of the day.
Leave your swimsuit at home (you can swim with yours on, but be daring and bare it all)! Your entrance fee includes a towel, and then you hop in the shower to rinse off before steaming along with a dozen or so of your new closest Finnish friends in the saunas.
In the face of Hollywood's lobbying might, the Internet industry has no choice but to strengthen its own hand in Washington. FORTUNE -- The media industry has been lobbying Washington since before the Silent Film Era.