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How to Not Get Into a Fight About Politics at Work Today

A pair of mediators offers advice on how to discuss the Iowa caucuses without nearly coming to blows.<p>The presidential race may feel like it's been going on for an eternity already, but the contest kicked off in earnest last night with the Iowa caucuses. Cue much water cooler chatter today about …

Caucuses

The Big Dig After the Big Storm: Pictures

Long Island
Disease

Prince William tells Ant and Dec he fears not seeing his children growing up

The Duke of Cambridge, whose mother Princess Diana died when he was 15, says fatherhood has made him more emotional and he cries more often<p>The Duke of Cambridge has admitted fatherhood has made him cry far more often and he finds himself worrying about “not being around to see your children grow …

Disease
Disease
Disease

The unstoppable rise of mid-priced jewellery

The rise of mid-priced jewellery isn’t a trend that has been making industry headlines, but it’s one of the few new trends that can be both easily integrated into your wardrobe and that will last more than just one season – it’s not just for Christmas.<p>Mid-priced jewellery could also be termed …

North Africa

Why the pomegranate should be the ‘it’ fruit for your holiday table

We’re deep into Thanksgiving at WaPoFood headquarters (have you clicked through Thanksgiving Central yet?), but that doesn’t mean the wealth, and price, of pomegranates around us has gone unnoticed. These round, red fruits with the tart edible seeds called arils are in season till early winter. Are …

Pomegranate

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

Fear and confusion in Paris after deadly attacks

A state of emergency has been declared across France after attacks in Paris killed at least 128 people, in what President Francois Holland said was an "act of war" organised by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.<p>Four gunmen killed at least 80 young people attending a rock concert …

Extremism