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Stop selling me gratitude: Jane Austen called BS on this tyranny of the status quo 200 years ago

You’ve seen the signs: “BE GRATEFUL,” “GIVE THANKS.” Austen dealt with the politics of this in “Mansfield Park”<p>Go to any store that sells home décor and you’ll be bombarded by them: the wall decals, the geometric cubes, the tablecloths, the hand towels—all imploring you to be grateful, feel …

Donald Trump's SNL Has Shortened My Natural Life

When NBC announced it would welcome presidential candidate and empty popcorn bag rotting in the sun Donald Trump as host of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, the …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

A Guide to American Football: Fraser Davidson explains America’s favorite game.

Millions of people around the world will tune in to the Super Bowl this Sunday and have absolutely no clue what they’re looking at. For a quick …

Ayn Rand’s vision of idiocy: Understanding the real makers and takers

<b>(Benjamin Wheelock/Salon/AP/Phil Long)</b><p>Sorry, but making a profit off something that’s useless to society is not morally superior to helping others<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 16, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>For those who haven’t had the great misfortune of reading "Atlas Shrugged," the book is premised on the idea …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen, reviewed.

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Death And Taxes | SPIN

Warning: Extreme spoilers about the series finale of The Americans lie ahead. Watching the graceful and heart-wrenching hour-and-a-half-long finale …

The Impact of Dropping Out, Teen Pregnancy, and Drugs on the Life of a Young Entrepreneur

It was 1987 when I first met Serena. She was in NFTE's first program that year, in the South Bronx, when made it into the top ten business plan finalists of New York City. However, Serena's path has been full of struggle, and I want to share her story to help other young adults see the impact of …

How to Make Deviled Egg Flowers

Deviled eggs are often a picnic and summertime tradition. In fact many people enjoy eating deviled eggs any time of year, but sometimes presenting …

How to Make Carrot Cake Doughnuts

The sweetness of pineapple and carrot in every bite - these doughnuts remind you of the real carrot cake.<p><b>Makes: 18 large doughnuts</b><p>Ingredients<p>For the …