Shift In Mormon Age Policy Widens Women’s Options

by BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY from NPR Hannon Young was listening with only half an ear during the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints earlier this month when Church President Thomas S. Monson started talking about missionaries. But then Young perked up — and froze, as Monson declared that women no longer…

A New Trailer for Misfits Season 4…

  Last season saw the departure of Antonia Thomas (Alisha), Iwan Rheon (Simon), and Lauren Socha (Kelly), so the E4 hit Misfits is coming back this season with new cast members and (hopefully) some more of its trademark quirk, insanity and fun. The new series premieres this Sunday at 11pm.

America’s Most Violent States, Some Surprises

from 24/7 For the fifth year in a row, the estimated number of violent crimes in the United States fell in 2011, according to the FBI’s latest statistics. The rate of violent crimes per 100,000 people dropped from 403.6 per 100,000 people in 2010 to 386.3 per 100,000 people last year. Despite the positive national…

Assessing the Damage From Hurricane #Sandy

from NYT By Tuesday evening, subway and commuter rail service remained suspended, and limited bus service was set to resume at 5 p.m. Joseph J. Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said that damage to the subway system was being assessed, and that service would be restored in pieces. Tunnels under the East River…

A Better Bandage: No More Ouch

from Time COURTESY OF KARP LAB AND BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL Hate the way bandages hurt when you take them off? There’s a new “quick-release” medical tape that could take the pain out of keeping wounds covered. Biomedical engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have created the ultimate…