1. Starbucks is supporting pay-it-forwards by offering you a free cup of coffee if you offer to buy someone else a drink.
2. Several people have had to be rescued on the Pacific Coast Trail (Mexican border to Canadian border) because of snow.
3. An article in the New York Times discusses how dogs could be more like people that we anticipated. They're experimenting with MRI scans.
4. A professor has banned laptops from class because he says they prevent learning.