Here’s Proof People Love Their Mothers More Than Their Girlfriends


We’re not saying American consumers have an Oedipal complex, but the data shows that when it comes to flowers, Mother’s Day is bigger than Valentine’s Day. Over the last 10 years, more people searched for “flowers” on Google around Mother’s Day than did for Valentine’s Day, according to recent Pew research. PEW Those search habits just might translate to purchasing habits. While the National Retail Federation said consumers were keeping their budgets “in Read more [...]

National Geographic’s Photography Blog ‘Proof’ Announces Winners of Photo Contest 2013


WASHINGTON (Dec. 19, 2013)—Proof, National Geographic’s online photography experience, has announced the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest. A stunning photograph of a polar bear peering up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires has captured the grand prize. The photographer of “The Ice Bear” is Paul Souders of Seattle, Wash. He has won $ 10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters Read more [...]

Russia: No Proof Syria Govt Behind Chemical Strike


MOSCOW — Western nations that are calling for military action against Syria have no proof the Syrian government is behind the alleged chemical weapons attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors France, Britain, Israel and some U.S. congressmen have said military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime should be an option if it has Read more [...]