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When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree

Before the Industrial Revolution in the United States, Canada and Europe, you might have ended up married to a fourth cousin. People didn’t travel far to find a spouse, and the closer you were to home, the more likely it was you’d marry within your family.<p>Then, in the late 19th century, something …

University of California

Obesity in America 2018: 7 charts that explain why it’s so easy to gain weight - Vox

“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.”<p>It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger …

Nutrition

The Valley of Darkness

Leroy asked his only son, Darcy, for a minute on the couch. He’s still not sure why he felt so compelled to speak to him. Maybe it’s because their …

Humboldt

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

The real-life Three Billboards stunts

<b>An American street artist has become the latest party to co-opt the signage featured in Oscar-nominated drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.</b><p>The artist - known as Sabo - covered three Los Angeles billboards with red tarpaulins accusing the entertainment industry of covering up child …

The Oscars

10 Years Ago, Screenwriters Went On Strike And Changed Television Forever

From the rise of reality TV to the "death" of the baby writer, the 100-day battle between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers had long-lasting effects.<p>In late 2007, “How I Met Your Mother” co-creator Craig Thomas faced an unusual situation. After …

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Not so fresh: why Jamie Oliver’s restaurants lost their bite

The chef’s chains are facing a crisis on the high street. Where did it all go wrong?<p>Jools Oliver, wife of the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, set social media abuzz in December when she posted pictures of the couple’s £9m home. The seven-bedroom, Grade II-listed property in London’s rarefied Hampstead …

Jamie Oliver

Two dying memoirists wrote bestsellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love.

By Nora Krug<p>Nora Krug<p>Staff editor for Book World with a focus on children's books, memoirs, fiction, parenting, health and fitness<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SAN MATEO, Calif. — The literary pairing was inevitable.<p>"When Breath Becomes Air," Paul Kalanithi's memoir of his final years as he faced lung cancer at …

Bestsellers

10 Strategies to Boost Your Cognitive Health and Fight Brain Aging

Maintain Favorable Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels<p>Many older people are surprised to learn that there are common risk factors between heart …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Twilight of White Christianity

Why the most ardent racial nationalists are becoming increasingly secular.<p>By<p>William McGurn<p>William McGurn<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@wjmcgurn<p>A specter is haunting America—the specter of white Christian nationalism. If you are looking for signs, it’s not hard to find them.<p>Inside the White House, …

Pew Research Center

What’s New in Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments?

Knee osteoarthritis is very common, especially as people age. It happens when the cartilage that cushions the knee joint starts to wear down. That …

The Age of Rudeness

In a world as unmannerly as this one, how is it best to speak?<p>There’s no need to be rude, I say to the man in the packed hall at passport control. There are people everywhere, and his job is to send them into the right queues. I have been watching him shout at them. I have watched the obsessive way …

Electroacupuncture may ease hot flashes, aid sleep in breast cancer survivors

Research we're watching<p>Published: January, 2017<p>Approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes and night sweats. A …

Breast Cancer

Now You Know: Why Do People Always Look So Serious in Old Photos?

<i>Do you have a question about history? Send us your question at history@time . com and you might find your answer in a future edition of Now You …

How to Copy Files From an iPad to a Mac or PC

It's great that the iPad is becoming more and more adept at creating content, but what do you do with that content once it is created? And what if …

15 Hidden New Features Tucked Away In iOS 9

After months in beta, iOS 9 hits iPhones and iPads today! Hurrah!<p>Want to be the master of all things iOS 9? We’ve compiled a list of some of the neat but not-so-obvious features, many of which are tucked away enough that you might not otherwise stumble upon them on your own.<p>We’ll expand this list …

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but …

Widgets

Golden Globes 2015 Recap and Full List of Winners

Well, friends! Another year and we're another Golden Globes in. And there was a lot to talk about this year: It marked the final show (or, at least, so they say) that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host. All of the stars were good and liquored up, which delivered plenty of fun moments. The speeches …

The King, the Conspiracies, and the American Dream

Elvis Presley would have turned 80 today. Letting go of him meant reckoning with part of a nation's identity.<p>"I have seen Elvis in the supermarket," the letter said.<p>It was sent from Bay City, Michigan, to the columnist Ann Landers, who published it in 1988. Landers had been inundated with mail from …