Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.
Irony abounds: The president defends his economic legacy -- on the international workers' holiday the U.S. ignores
From: Salon.com | By: Andrew O'Hehir | Sunday, May 1, 2016
smile
frown
On to Flushing. The wind blew again at Wrigley, in today, much to the delight of John Lackey and Julio Teheran. The augured pitching duel followed. For what it’s worth, Tyler Flowers is better than AJP defensively. At the plate there’s not much to...
From: Braves Journal | By: Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) | Sunday, May 1, 2016
smile
frown
Malis follows the course of the stream that once ran along Flask Walk, casting a troubled glance at the Wells and Campden Baths and Wash-Houses to her left, before continuing past Burgh House, to move through a street plan defined by the imprint of vanished...
From: 3AM Magazine | By: Richard Marshall | Sunday, May 1, 2016
smile
frown
From Eastern Europe to Afghanistan and Libya, the military alliance has left a trail of devastation in its wake
From: Salon.com | By: Vijay Prashad, AlterNet | Saturday, April 30, 2016
smile
frown
"Greece is being trampled upon" says economist Yanis Varoufakis, while bankers rake in billions and poverty grows
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Norton | Friday, April 29, 2016
smile
frown
Greek police say a 5-year-old boy has died after being mauled by two Rottweiler dogs.
From: Fox News | Sunday, May 1, 2016
smile
frown
Why have certain places at certain times become hubs of innovation and novel thought? That's the question at the heart of travel writer Eric Weiner's latest book, The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens...
From: Reason | By: Meredith Bragg | Sunday, May 1, 2016
smile
frown
smile
frown
Hello friends. We are letting the good Chaplain have a Saturday off this week (he’s traveling to Texas to see if Joel Osteen will give a blurb for his book). So you are stuck with me. Ready to Ramble? Speaking of our good friend Joel, did you know...
From: Internet Monk | By: Daniel Jepsen | Saturday, April 30, 2016
smile
frown
Yanis Varoufakis says Europe could help refugees, but instead forces Greece to "intern" and treat them inhumanely
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Norton | Friday, April 29, 2016
smile
frown
Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank will not make a $422 million payment due by the end of the day on Monday.
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Sunday, May 1, 2016
smile
frown
Germany took in more than one million migrants last year. But the number of arrivals has slowed significantly after border clampdowns were imposed.
From: Business Insider | Saturday, April 30, 2016
smile
frown
Writing a news report about an event that lots of people believe is a miracle is a difficult task. This is especially true with reports of healing when, often for legal reasons, the medical professionals linked to the case are not anxious to be interviewed...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Sunday, May 1, 2016
smile
frown
The nation's book critics naturally congregated when Don DeLillo's Point Omega appeared. In an Open Letters Peer Review feature, John Rodwan supplies a scorecard for the players.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: John G. Rodwan, Jr. | Sunday, May 1, 2016
smile
frown
All of these items from Chipotle, Shake Shack, Domino's, and more are 500 calories or less.
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Brodwin | Saturday, April 30, 2016
smile
frown
The question remains: Why would someone choose to eat dried meat smushed together into a bar when there are so many other high-protein options on the market?
From: Business Insider | By: Kate Taylor | Saturday, April 30, 2016
smile
frown
Crowding causes bubbles. Bubbles pop. Popped bubbles are no fun for investors.
From: Business Insider | By: Bob Bryan | Saturday, April 30, 2016
smile
frown
With European doors closed to most new refugees, thousands are stranded on what they hoped would be the road to a new life. NPR looks at the excruciating choices facing two fathers stuck in Greece.
From: NPR | By: Joanna Kakissis | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
About 25 years ago, I covered a meeting of pagans –- or witches –- or maybe it was both, for The Houston Chronicle. They were decked out in all manner of robes, rabbits foot talismans and jewelry.  What struck me about this particular group was...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Stocks were higher on the first day of the month — wasn't everyone supposed to sell?
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Under the arches of her voice Socrates Martinis is an artist living and working in Athens. His new, short-ish release, clocking in at around 25 minutes, sits somewhere in the ambiguous grey zone between field recordings and noise… (in post Socrates...
From: The Hype Machine | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
The etymology of the word "Weird". By The Endless Knot....
From: MetaFilter | By: numaner | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Two companies have pushed the default rate on risky bonds in the energy sector to an all-time high.
From: Business Insider | By: Akin Oyedele | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Lots of people in the investing world think that passive management will ruin the stock market. This is patently ridiculous.
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
The more Ilan Rosenberg pondered the Chanukkah story, the more the Hollywood stunt performer came up with one explanation for how a group of Jewish guerilla fighters beat the much larger Greek army. Maybe the Maccabees had possessed superhuman powers....
From: Jewish Daily Forward | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Following up on the issues raised yesterday in "Feelings, beliefs, and thoughts",  it might be helpful to explore the etymology of the various  verbs that people commonly use to express the epistemic status of their assertions. From their entries...
From: Language Log | By: Mark Liberman | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Warning: Spoilers ahead
From: Time | By: Rabbi David Wolpe | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands.Clayton Kershaw, having witnessed six straight losses, decided to put the team on his back.  He carried the club through nine masterful innings, and even knocked in the only Dodger run to lead the...
From: Dodgers Blue Heaven | By: Ernest Reyes | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
In today's On the News segment: Millennials in the Big Apple make about 20 percent less than the previous generation; The people of North Carolina are making it clear that they are not OK with discrimination; two-thirds of our nation's high-speed internet...
From: Truthout | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Hillary Clinton has been “banned” from Logan, West Virginia. Logan County residents also requested that Bill Clinton not travel to their area either. The former president ignored the request and went to Logan anyway – and got booed while he was...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
The seventeenth-century works of Francisco Cavalli may be easier for modern audiences to accept.
From: Parterre Box | By: John Yohalem | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
The fertility decline is global, in both countries hard hit by the downturn and those less so. Also, the economic upturn is seven years old and yet no rebound. Apparently, it seems, cute pictures of Prince George are not enough of an offset. Some possible...
From: The American | By: James Pethokoukis | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Stocks that tend to do well when the government spends a lot of money are starting to outperform the market.
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Atlantic City just made a debt payment, but a bigger showdown is still looming.
From: Business Insider | By: Bob Bryan | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
The world's Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrated Pascha (Easter) this weekend, a full month later than Western churches this year. This is one of those exotic dates on the calendar that usually draws a little bit of coverage in the mainstream press....
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Jamie Dimon, Larry Fink and Carl Icahn are all on board for more government spending.
From: Business Insider | By: Bob Bryan | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Greece is running out of money. The government in Athens is raiding the budgets of the health service and public utilities to pay salaries and pensions. Without fresh financial support it will struggle to make a debt payment due in July. No, this is...
From: Free Republic | By: Guardian UK | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Welcome to May. Back in the Before Times we would celebrate the changing of the calendar with pleasured anticipation at the coming of summer, but now that each different day is its own separate season, sometimes several, it is hard to know what May means...
From: The Awl | By: Alex Balk | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Even in Greece, usually seen as a hopeless case when it comes to reform, the center-right New Democracy party is now leading in the polls over the far-left Syriza.
From: The American | By: jgates | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
The following post was originally featured on Alexandra's Kitchen and written by Alexandra Stafford, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food. In a recent Dinner, A Love Story post, Jenny Rosenstrach captured my exact experience and thoughts regarding Crock-Pot...
From: YumSugar | By: Alexandra Stafford | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
To Stamford Bridge. It’s a measure of where we are currently at that Leicester City’s failure to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, to secure the three points they needed to wrap up the Premier League title with a couple of matches to spare,...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Alex Dunn | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Two weeks ago, at EVE Fanfest, a convention for players of space MMO EVE Online, I began hearing odd snatches of conversation: “Dude, the pope’s in our hotel”, “Did you kiss the ring?”. This is at the same time as the real pope is out in Greece...
From: Kotaku | By: Julian Benson | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
May 1 marked Greek Orthodox Easter. This traditional yeasty bread is baked and served to break the Lenten fast. Its flavor is enhanced by ground Mahlab – the seed kernels from inside a cherry stone....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
A steady rally since last week took the precious metal above the key level.
From: Business Insider | By: Akin Oyedele | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
The following article is from Uncle John’s Factastic Bathroom Reader.Historians often disagree on whether certain wars should be considered one continuing conflict or a series of separate wars. But that doesn’t stop them from compiling lists of the...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Sean Combs, also known by his numerous nicknames (P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Diddy, and Puffy), announced that he will be retiring from the music business. However, the 46-year-old rapper will not go quietly, as he plans to end his long career with a bang....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jean Mendoza | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
Welcome to Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here. Another big Brussels week on migration is upon us. The flow of migrant boats to Greek islands has almost stopped, but Brussels...
From: Financial Times | By: Alex Barker | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
by Evan Edwards In September of 1851, a word enters the journal of Henry David Thoreau: perambulation. An inveterate enthusiast of walking, as well as a voracious collector of words, such a sudden introduction of this peculiar peripatetic term, which......
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Evan Edwards | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
By DEMETRIS NELLAS Associated PressGREECE | ATHENS — With “Holy Fire,” fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000...
From: NewsOK | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown
A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.
From: WBUR | Monday, May 2, 2016
smile
frown