Featured, Health and Fitness

Amputee Gets Two Psychic Limbs from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 10:33am


For years, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab has been creating amazing prosthetic limbs that are so sophisticated that they can be controlled by the human brain.

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Featured, Lifeline

What Baltimore Googled in 2014

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 9:30am


Our Google searches reveal more about us than we might expect. For example, in 2013, Americans were interested–very interested–in twerking.

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Featured, Money & Power

Incoming Lieutenant Governor to Forgo Most of His Staff

2 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 7:45am

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov.-elect Boyd Rutherford

L to R: Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov.-elect Boyd Rutherford

Maryland Reporter columnist Barry Rascovar suggested that Gov.-elect Larry Hogan abolish the lieutenant governor position to save “a million dollars a year” that is “wast[ed]” on a position with zero constitutional powers. Read More →

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Gracious Receiving 101

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 12:00pm


What to do if we receive a Christmas present we hate? University of Baltimore MFA student Melinda Cianos gives it to us straight.

Okay, let’s review. This holiday season you are likely to receive, if you’re lucky and people like you, a nifty gift or two. Please do not forget the appropriate reaction to said gifts in order to avoid the severed relationships and tarnished reputation surely to follow you into the New Year if you do. Below: a few reminders to help you stay in good, gracious standing. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Feel Guilty About Your Love for Serial? Here’s What to Do About It

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 10:22am

As we’ve chronicled a number of times before, we’re huge fans of This American Life alumna Sarah Koenig’s new podcast Serial, which centers on the murder of a Baltimore high school student in 1999. But as it becomes increasingly impossible to ignore that the case involves real people with real feelings, it’s getting harder to enjoy Koenig’s storytelling without guilt pangs.

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Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Mistakenly Sends Acceptance Letters to Rejected Students

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 9:30am


This Saturday, 294 students who had applied early decision to Johns Hopkins got happy news in their inboxes. Embrace the YES! the email read. Welcome to the Class of 2019! We can’t wait for you to get to campus. The only problem? The students had been sent the email in error–they had actually been rejected from Hopkins, not accepted.

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Featured, Money & Power

Baltimore NAACP Responds to Police Commissioner Batts’s False Equivalency

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 7:33am

Anthony Batts

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

When Baltimore police officer Andrew Groman was fighting for his life after being shot during a routine traffic stop near Mondawmin Mall on Sunday, it was a powerful reminder of the risk that cops face on a regular basis. But Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts tried to turn it into something else: some kind of rebuttal to the demonstrations against the failure to indict police officers in the killing of unarmed black men. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

Looks Like Chris Davis Will Be Able to Use Adderall Next Season

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 10:59am

Chris Davis Approved for Adderall Use

In a very casual phone interview on 105.7 The Fan, Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke on several topics — from which of Santa’s reindeer Showalter most resembles, to watching the Army-Navy game, to whether it’s politically incorrect to be proud to be an American. But the most interesting tidbit — the sentimental Nick-Markakis talk notwithstanding — was about Chris Davis. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Maryland ASMR Vlogger Whispers Her Way to the Top

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 10:37am

ASMR Maria

Maria, the Gentle Whisperer

Have you heard of the autonomous sensory meridian response — ASMR? It’s the nonclinical name for a soothing tingly sensation in the head, scalp, and back that some people experience as a response to a range of sensory stimuli. It’s also a burgeoning YouTube scene. And one Maryland woman is at the center of it. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

It’s Your Last Chance to See Maryland’s Wildest Christmas House

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 10:07am


There are Christmas decorations and then there are Christmas decorations. The Daniels family has the second kind. Their home at 5034 Durham Road East is so wildly, effusively decorated that 500 cars an hour (!) pay it homage during the holiday season. Read More →

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