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Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Golden Globes 2015: Snubs, surprises and assorted trends

Angelina Jolie has been nominated for Golden Globes for her acting in "Changeling," "Gia" and "The Tourist," part of half a dozen noms over the years for the A-list star. The group even nominated her feature directorial debut, 2011's "In the Land of Blood and Honey," in the foreign film …

10 National Geographic Photographers Give Thanks for the Photos That Changed Them

<i>As a new photo editor at</i> National Geographic<i>, I was eager to learn more about the photographers we work with, many of whom I haven’t met in person. In honor of Thanksgiving, I asked ten of them to share an image that they were especially thankful for having taken – one that had perhaps changed the</i> …

5 Simple Nighttime Tricks to Wake Up with Glowing Skin

<b>2. Exfoliate With Glycolic Acid</b><br>Sloughing off the top layer of dead skin cells gives you extra radiance, says Chiu. But exfoliating daily with conventional grainy exfoliators can be really harsh on skin, confusing the oil glands and actually making your face oilier. Instead, Chiu recommends trying …

21 Things You Might Not Know About Elf

Even thought the Will Ferrell movie <i>Elf</i> seems fairly recent among classic Christmas movies, it is eleven years old now. You may enjoy watching it …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

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Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

17 Pumpkin Recipes to Help You Use an Entire Pumpkin

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>The Great Pumpkin may have no-showed, but pumpkin remains great, indeed. Once you get past its thick outer shell, cut away the flesh, and scoop out the …

The Empire Reboots

Over the last decade, as the biggest force in tech history hurtled toward irrelevance (albeit lucratively), a few blamed Microsoft’ s woes on founder Bill Gates, while most pointed to his successor as C.E.O., Steve Ballmer. Bethany McLean charts the breakdown of their relationship, the growing …

Relive The 'Blood Moon' With These Dazzling Lunar Eclipse Photos

Skywatchers were treated to the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year early Wednesday, Oct. 8, and it was quite a show (scroll down for some dazzling photos).<p>A "blood moon" occurs when the reddish hue from a sunset or sunrise reflects onto the moon's surface during a full lunar eclipse, …