How to be a music supervisor

Dec 26, 2018
There's someone choosing the music for your favorite TV and movie scenes. Morgan Rhodes explains how she does her job — and how she got to where she is now.
A still from the 2014 film "Selma."
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A new program helps foster kids by providing affordable housing for adoptive parents and seniors

Dec 7, 2018
Bridge Meadows brings foster families and seniors together in affordable housing.
Bridge Meadows, Portland, Ore.
Melanie Sevcenko

In an effort to attract young workers, Maine is offering to reimburse their student loan payments

Nov 30, 2018
It's no secret that workers are getting older nationwide. But the problem is extra tough in Maine.
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Cookbooks are still going strong

Nov 26, 2018
For a lot of people, a physical cookbook is a way to escape a screen – and make some memories.
Matt Sartwell, managing partner at New York City bookshop Kitchen Arts & Letters.
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How to be a blimp pilot

Nov 21, 2018
The people behind the controls of the Goodyear airship fly low, go slow and enjoy "the ultimate all-terrain vehicle."
Taylor Deen is a senior pilot with Goodyear Airship Operations.
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How to be a jewelry designer

Nov 19, 2018
Polly Wales talks about how she made a career out of her art.
Polly Wales, center, at her studio in Los Angeles.
Courtesy of Polly Wales Fine Jewelry

Young shoppers are giving the makeup industry a makeover

Oct 8, 2018
With big chains like Sephora and Ulta on the move, department stores are playing catch up.
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CBS and disgraced former CEO Les Moonves will donate $20 million to the #MeToo movement

Sep 10, 2018
Disgraced former CBS head Leslie Moonves will contribute millions of his severance to the #MeToo movement after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Small nonprofits on the receiving end could find themselves scrambling to manage the donations. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
 Leslie 'Les' Moonves attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 11, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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70 businesses selling alcohol in three square blocks: Living in Manhattan’s “Hell Square”

Aug 30, 2018
“We have more licensed establishments than anywhere in the city. And we absolutely have more 311 complaints.”
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Can serve clocks make the U.S. Open more exciting?

Aug 24, 2018
The Grand Slam tennis event will add 25-second timers to keep matches moving.
Belgium's Elise Mertens plays a shot beside a clock during a match against Australia's Daria Gavrilova at the Australian Open in Melbourne in January.
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