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Here's How To Make The Only Birthday Cake You'll Ever Need

Which means yellow cake with chocolate frosting, obviously.<p>And yes, of COURSE we will give you the Funfetti variation.<p>1. Arrange the two racks in your oven so that one is in the top third of the oven and one is right in the middle: You'll need both to bake all three layers.<p>2. Get all your …

The man with the toughest job in the world | Janine di Giovanni

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Middle East

Billboard Music Awards

June 2015

To improve schools, let teachers take over

Walk through a typical public school, and you see students, sitting in rows of identical desks, listening to teachers talk.<p>Unless the teacher is particularly inspiring, half of the students are zoning out. This isn't just a problem for teachers, half of whom leave the profession within their first …

Clinton needs Elizabeth Warren race

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said his decision to run for the Republican nomination will be based on two things -- his family and whether he can lift America's spirit. His father and brother formerly served as President.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Potential 2016 presidential candidates<p>Potential 2016 …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

5 smartphone innovations coming in 2015

Think that brand-new smartphone in your pocket is pretty cool? In just a few short months it’ll be officially obsolete. In early 2015, the first …

Chris Rock and Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Split

Love is a lie.<p>Well, here's some sad news.<p>Chris Rock and wife of 20 years Malaak Compton-Rock have announced their split. Rock's attorney issued a statement saying that he has filed for divorce and to request his privacy during this time.<p>Compton-Rock issued the following statement:<p>After much …

Top Five

We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>As brilliantly funny as Chris Rock is, he’s never been able to replicate the high-voltage danger and electricity of his stand-up act …

Too Many Cooks: Your Favorite Retro Foods

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>If you've ever taken a bite of a cookie and felt like you traveled back in time, you know that food can double as a teleportation device. This …