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Getting a Passport Will Now Take Longer

The Passport Services agency of the U.S. Department of State has increased the processing time for passports to as long as eight weeks. (Washington Post)

Limited-Edition Merchandise Coming to the 2019 D23 Expo

By Stephen Porter - Assistant Editor 13, 2019 Today Disney released a sneak peek at some of the new and limited-edition merchandise that will be available at the D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug 23–25. Multiple stores including The Dream Store, Mickey’s of Glendale, and the Disney Store will be selling this brand-new merchandise. ShopDisney.com/Disney Store The ShopDisney.com/Disney Store will have the largest variety of merchandise.

What to Do in New York This Weekend

There’s something for everyone, from classical music in the park to Alvin Ailey at Lincoln Center and four must-not-miss art shows spotlighting women.

Your phone addiction is a myth

What many commentators describe as an addiction is actually a powerful social norm at work. The distinction matters.

One afternoon last April at a coffee shop deep in suburban Philadelphia, I overheard a curious conversation between what looked to be a teenager and her grandfather. They were discussing the impacts of social media, and the girl bemoaned how depressed it made her feel.

Here’s why people are turning their social media profiles blue for Sudan

The #BlueforSudan campaign is taking over social media.

Sudan’s military may be trying to prevent word of its massacre of civilian protesters from getting out, but despite an internet shutdown, the word is spreading. To help draw attention to the cause, people on social media are turning their profile avatars blue and posting blue-themed artwork with the hashtag #BlueforSudan.

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