Poignant letter is filled with words of encouragement for her 22-year-old self
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Saturday 19 January 2013
1. Which philosopher (1889-1951) said: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent"?
Tuesday 15 January 2013
James M Buchanan, who died on 9 January at the age of 93, was an American economist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize for applying the principles of economic self-interest to understand why politicians do what they do. He was a pioneer in the field known as public-choice theory, which views government decisions through the personal interests of the bureaucrats and elected leaders who want to advance in their careers and win campaigns.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
His accidental death by drowning robbed music of its brightest new star. But the cult of Jeff Buckley will go mainstream this year with three biopics competing to tell the story of the singer who released just one tantalising album during his lifetime.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Lead singer Brittany Howard of rock band Alabama Shakes has been robbed at gunpoint.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Deaths behind the wheel of an automobile fell last year to the lowest level since the Truman administration, but there was an increase in fatalities among bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders and big-rig truck drivers, according to federal figures released Monday.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person has died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.
Friday 19 October 2012
Sun, Studio B and Graceland give an insight into America, not just Elvis, says Matthew Longhurst
Wednesday 17 October 2012
The Financial Times' owner Pearson yesterday splashed out $650m (£405m) to snap up US online learning firm EmbanetCompass.
'Leave the community when you're menstruating and make all your own clothes': Blogger spends year following literal interpretations of the Bible’s rules for women
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Rachel Held Evans embarked on her project to challenge evangelical leaders and advocate an increase of women within church leadership.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Florida Governor Rick Scott was embarrassed this week after accidentally giving out the number for a phone sex line telling concerned Floridians that it was a meningitis hotline.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Country music is about to go mainstream. Emily Yahr reports
Friday 05 October 2012
More than 17,000 vials of an injectable steroid that has been linked to 35 cases of meningitis, five of them fatal, were sent to doctors' offices and clinics in 23 states over the summer, health officials said yesterday.
Thursday 04 October 2012
An outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis is likely to grow after killing four people and sickening 26 in five US states, health officials warned.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Reese Witherspoon has given birth to her third child, naming him after a place close to her heart.
Saturday 01 September 2012
I'm going to Georgia for a wedding, but when I land in Atlanta, I'll take a 12-hour detour through Tennessee for a last look at my father's home. This isn't your typical visit to the ancestral home; Pop only lived here briefly. Plus, it doesn't fall into the usual category of 'home', unless you are a Hassman, or someone like us.
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