Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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The Facebook facelift

Culture
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/16/13, 01:30 pm

Maintaining an image on Facebook and other social media sites has reached a new level of significance, complication, and expense in India. The desire to look good to others online has spawned a new trend—the Facebook facelift. 

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Former NYT columnist admits to believing in creation

Media
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/15/13, 02:15 pm

Yahoo! News writer and former New York Times technology columnist Virginia Heffernan set off a firestorm of criticism with a recent column detailing why she believes in creation. 

“I am a creationist. There, I said it,” she wrote on Thursday. “At least you, dear readers, won’t now storm out of a restaurant like the last person I admitted that to. In New York City saying you’re a creationist is like confessing you think Ahmadinejad has a couple of good points.” 

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'Living wage' could kill jobs in Washington D.C.

Economy
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/11/13, 12:45 pm

The Washington D.C. Council passed a “living wage bill” on Wednesday, despite protests and threats from retail giant Walmart. “The Large Retailer Accountability Act” will require some large retailers to pay a 50 percent premium on top of the city’s minimum wage, according to The Washington Post. Their workers must now be paid $12.50 an hour, rather than $8.25. 

Walmart had warned that passage of the bill could halt its plans to build in the area—citing three new locations specifically, at Skyland, Capitol Gateway, and New York Avenue. 

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