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Honored to be interviewed in American Journalism Review. The cool data project I mention in the Q&A went live today, too (http://bit.ly/1E4P6uu), so I'm doubly grateful. Thank you!
Data journalism is a major focus in the U.S. News and World Report newsroom.
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Two takes on the Newtown Shootings: What caused them, and why the National Review is wrong about it
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, everyone was trying to find a way to understand what caused the massacre. Too many guns? Not enough guns? Mental health issues? All of the above. Here's my analysis for Yahoo! News...
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What would Sheryl Sandberg say about Jill Abramson's firing?
As a journalist who grew up reading the New York Times -- and as a woman whose interest in news and writing inspired her to become a journalist -- I’ve been following the coverage of Jill Abramson’s firing closely, looking for clues about why she was kicked...
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125 True Stories of Amazing Pets by National Geographic Kids
Yes, that's a cow on the cover, serenely jumping over a split-log rail. When National Geographic Kids named their latest animal offering "125 True Stories of Amazing Pets," they weren't kidding about the "amazing" part. The book, with its bright-yellow bord...
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FTC Statement I am not compensated for book, restaurant, or product reviews published here or at Worth Getting ,
my product review blog. Items are either purchased by me or are samples
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Michelle Obama: 'I would be proud' if my daughters joined the military
Back in Nov. 2011, I sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden for an on-camera interview for Yahoo! News. Our conversation touched on several topics, from what it's like to raise kids in the public eye, why they're focusing on help for mil...
Back in Nov. 2011, I sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden for an on-camera interview for Yahoo! News. Our conversation touched on several topics, from what it's like to raise kids in the public eye, why ...
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Why I learned how to shoot a gun
I'll just say it: I am scared of guns. At least, I used to be. Back in 2012 I finally decided to try to figure out why; I came up with a host of reasons/excuses, not a single one of which was based on any experience that I'd actually had myself. So I decide...
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As a journalist who grew up reading the New York Times -- and as a woman whose interest in news and writing inspired her to become a journalist -- I’ve been following the coverage of Jill Abramson’s firing closely, looking for clues about why she was kicked...
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Continuing the STEM Conversation
Over at U.S. News & World Report I've been wading deep into the STEM debate, overseeing our reporting on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and employment, coordinating coverage of  our annual STEM Solutions Conference , and launchin...
Over at U.S. News & World Report I've been wading deep into the STEM debate, overseeing our reporting on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and employment, coordinating coverage of  our annual STEM Sol...
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This Monster vacuums up light messes, but it's not a heavy lifter
The Monster 600XL vacuum system. The Monster 600XL is a 3-in-1 vacuum system made up of a
hand-held, corded (not cordless) 600-watt motor, a crevice tool, an
upholstery/pet tool, a wheeled floor tool, a flexible extension hose, a
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Michelle Obama and Jill Biden on maintaining their own identities, careers
Back in Nov. 2011, I sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden for an on-camera interview for Yahoo! News. Our conversation touched on several topics, from what it's like to raise kids in the public eye, why they're focusing on help for mil...
Back in Nov. 2011, I sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden for an on-camera interview for Yahoo! News. Our conversation touched on several topics, from what it's like to raise kids in the public eye, why ...
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  • US News & World Report
    Managing Editor/News, 2013 - present
  • Yahoo.com
    Senior Editor, 2010 - 2013
  • The Boston Globe
    Editor, Writer, 1994 - 2010
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Lylah M. Alphonse is Managing Editor for News at U.S. News & World Report. When she's not glued to the computer or solving a kid-related crisis, she's in the kitchen or, occasionally, asleep. Want more information? Visit her online at www.LylahMAlphonse.com, on LinkedIn, or on Twitter at @WriteEditRepeat.

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The Beatles Discography: Album by Album
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A look at how the Beatles' music evolved from their first record to their last.

The War on Poverty, 50 Years Later
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Overall, liberals and conservatives are still debating whether Johnson's War on Poverty was a success or a failure. Actually, it was both.

Going From Middle Class to Poverty
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One man shares his story about joining the ranks of the working poor.

Be the Best You: 5 Steps to Better New Year's Resolutions
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Tips for making New Year's Resolutions you're more likely to keep.

Murderabilia: When Does a Fascination With Crime Go Too Far?
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Inside the minds of those involved in collecting and selling murderabilia.

VIDEO: Hospital Experts Talk About Prepping for Disasters
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At the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow Forum, industry experts shared their insights about coping with crises (VIDEO).

How 'The Sound of Music' Went From Stage to Screen to NBC Special
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'The Sound of Music' saw many forms before it became a Carrie Underwood live broadcast.

What Happens When a Town's Only Hospital Shuts Down?
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Health care economics, politics and demographics have triggered an epidemic of hospital closures around the country. And the trend is likely

Telemedicine: Vast Potential, Increased Efficiency
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At the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow conference, experts discuss the potential of telemedicine and what it means for the future.

Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare
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Americans who sign up for insurance on the state exchanges may not have access to the nation's top hospitals, Watchdog.org reports.

Community Health Centers: On the Front Lines of Obamacare
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Community Health Centers provide services to more than 21 million Americans each year. Once more people have health insurance, that number w

Democrats Ask to Delay Obamacare Deadline
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House and Senate Democrats call for delay in the deadline for the individual mandate.

Collectively, Not a Bargain for America
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Are teachers unions and collective bargaining bad for STEM education? One technology expert shares his opinion.

Obamacare Premiums Lower than Projected, HHS Reveals
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A new report shows average premium rates for health insurance marketplaces in 36 states would be lower than projected.

What You Need to Know About Health Insurance Exchanges
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Experts offer consumers advice about heath insurance marketplaces.

ACA Roundup: Young Invincibles Want Health Insurance, Study Show
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Recent news about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on consumers.

Study: Some Families Could Be Forced to Repay ACA Subsidies
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A new study suggests that, for many families, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be less affordable than they expect.

New Monitoring System Improves Patient Comfort and Care
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The device, made by EarlySense, slips under the mattress instead of attaching to the patient, cutting back on false alarms.

ACOs Try to Solve the Post-Acute Care Crisis
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Five competing accountable care organizations in Massachusetts are working together to reduce problems that crop up for patients who require