Archives for August 2010

Helicopter Parents Getting Lessons in Letting-Go 101 (LA Times)

More colleges and universities are stepping in to help parents slow down the whirling of their copter blades as they drop their children off at school.

You’re Not Imagining It, Online Ads are Stalking You (NY Times)

It’s called “retargeting” — an ad for something you’ve shopped for online follows you from site to site, popping up on Facebook, YouTube and other pages you visit. This highly personalized form of marketing is being called the latest breakthrough in digital advertising.

Warm Beer, Cold Tomatoes? How Temperature Unlocks Flavor (Smithsonian)

To chill or not to chill? You may already be aware of ideal serving temperatures for white and red wines, but alcoholic beverages aren’t the only things that taste best at particular temperatures.

The Bowdoin Daily Sun Gets a Facelift

Today we unveil a new look for the Bowdoin Daily Sun (BDS) designed to improve readability and the organization of information. In the coming weeks, as the Polar Bears return to action, the BDS scoreboard will reappear on the page, along with the full schedule of sporting events. And beginning this week, the BDS returns to a full seven-day schedule, so look for us on Saturday and Sunday too.

We hope you like the new look. As always, we welcome your comments, feedback, and suggestions for improving the Bowdoin Daily Sun, and don’t forget, you can also follow the BDS on Facebook, Twitter, or by RSS.