Camilla Favaretti

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The World’s Hardest Country for Women

Even without the threat of Boko Haram, the girls of northern Nigeria lead grim lives and face brutal challenges.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina …

Africa

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

A Happy California House With Colors Inspired by Nature

A palette of sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue.<p>Inside and out, sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue evoke the perfect California day. Designer Matthew Leverone uses color to reflect the perpetually perfect weather in Menlo Park.

10 Problems Only The Interior Design-Obsessed Understand

The top 10 annoying things decor-philes deal with regularly...but wouldn't give up for the world.<p><b>1. It's been so long since you've had to deal with an un-color-coordinated bookshelf, you have trouble finding what you want at bookstores.</b><p><b>2. Clothes shopping always becomes "wouldn't that pattern look</b> …

Chelsea Handler Claims Bill Cosby “Tried to Cosby” Her

The comedienne describes the time Cosby invited her up to his hotel room.<p>So many <b>Bill Cosby</b> allegations have surfaced in the past year that <b>Nick Offerman</b> and <b>Chelsea Handler</b> have begun using the name “Cosby” as a verb. As in: “He tried to Cosby me,” a claim that Handler makes about Cosby himself in a …