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9 Signs Of Lupus All Women Should Be Able To Recognize

Like many autoimmune diseases, lupus affects more women than men. In fact, 90 percent of people diagnosed with the life-long condition are young women between the ages of 15 and 34, according to the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. (S.L.E. stands for systemic lupus erythematosus, the full name of the …

Zion National Park May Start Limiting Tourists

With record numbers of visitors, the park's soil is eroding and campgrounds are getting overcrowded.<p>From the city of Venice to a beach in Thailand, popular beauty spots across the world have been struggling to deal with—or have just downright had enough of—increasingly high volumes of visitors, …

National Parks

U.S. D.O.T. Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 From All U.S. Flights

The company has started setting up booths in airports around the world, where Note 7 users can trade in their phones for different models or a full refund.<p>Remember hoverboards, that passing fad that was hot for a second and then so hot, you weren't allowed to take one on an aircraft? On Saturday, …

Why Caravaggio was as shocking as his paintings

Caravaggio’s revolutionary style influenced everyone from modern photographers to Scorsese – but his life was just as provocative as his paintings, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>Is any artist’s biography more compelling than the life of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)? He …

Art

The ‘camp trash’ that became a classic

Is Valley of the Dolls a dark, transgressive satire on the patriarchy – or just a fabulous melodrama? As the novel turns 50, Lindsay Baker goes in search of answers.<p>Fame, pill-popping, sex, ambition, fashion, all served up with a generous helping of glitz and melodrama – no wonder Jacqueline …

Dolls

What is the world’s greatest skyline?

A centuries-old Yemeni city stands alongside the gleaming towers of Hong Kong as one of the world’s most beautiful architectural views, writes Jonathan Glancey.<p>A city’s skyline is its public face. And, like the faces of those we hold dear, we hold certain skylines in our minds’ eyes even when far …

Skyscrapers

‘It was an ancient form of sex tourism’

Men of antiquity worshipped Aphrodite by having sex with her temple maids at Paphos on Cyprus. Now the site is receiving new recognition, writes Andrea Watson.<p>In 2017, Paphos will enjoy the title of European Capital of Culture<i>.</i> Who would have believed that this holiday resort in Western Cyprus, a …

Ancient History

Rest in Peace, VCR

An elegy for the machine that let people travel through time—but only by a little<p>The video store, as it is nostalgically remembered, looks like a record shop, or a hookah parlor. Staffed by scruffy burners or neo-hippies who “really know their stuff,” splayed with shelves at all angles, plastered …

Dungeons and Dragons

When Jewish Law Met Processed Food

The quest to keep kosher has shaped America’s grocery stores.<p>Roughly 2 percent of Americans are Jewish, and only a small fraction of them keep kosher. Yet between one-third and one-half of all packaged food in an American supermarket has a kosher label on it. How did kosher law become big business? …

Processed Food

100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Gets Ready For Reveal

When peals ring out from a 130-year-old church bell at the Sept. 24 dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, they will signal the end of a long journey.<p>The historic "Freedom Bell" usually hangs in Williamsburg, Va., in the tower of the First Baptist …

Family Heirloom, National Treasure: Rare Photos Show Black Civil War Soldiers

Each of the photos in Capt. William A. Prickitt's album could fit in a locket: headshots of 17 black soldiers who served under the Union Army officer during the Civil War, most of their names handwritten on the mat surrounding the images.<p>At just 2 inches tall, the square, leather-bound album itself …

3,000-Year-Old Cooking Fail Found At A Danish Dig Site

Denmark currently holds the title of world's happiest country. But we could imagine at least one Norseman back in time who, after a failed cooking attempt, probably felt little of the famed Danish hygge.<p>In a hilly wetland north of Silkeborg, archaeologists have unearthed a wholly intact Bronze Age …

5 Topics for Presidential Debate No. 2

Debate No. 2 will pit Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for the second time this election cycle. The event Sunday at Washington University in St. Louis will be in a town hall format, with half of the questions coming from audience …

Government