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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 secret world of membership libraries

Public libraries are a relatively new phenomenon. Before the 1880s, when Andrew Carnegie started funding the more than 1,600 library buildings that bear his name, most libraries in America were subscription-based, with members funding and shaping the collections. As free public libraries sprouted …

Libraries

On Santorini, the indigenous tomato paste gets its own historical museum

They had me at the triple-concentration tomato paste.<p>That’s not to say that Santorini’s Tomato Industrial Museum, set inside the stone shell of one of the Greek island’s former tomato-processing plants, didn’t have other charms. But the flavors we had just sampled at lunch made a visit to a museum …

Tomatoes

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

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