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9 Aussie Beauty Secrets You Need to Know

One of them is emu oil. Not kidding.<p>Margot Robbie. Gemma Ward. Miranda Kerr. There's something in the Aussie water that makes women look <i>beyond.</i> That's why we've tried nine of Oz's most unique ingredients to stock the best top shelf from down under...

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Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced, divided<p>8 cups spinach, coarsely chopped<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 cup chopped onion<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika<p>2 …

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California Chrome and the Triple Crown Fix

It was 5:45 <i>A.M.</i> on a warm June morning in 1979 when Maurice (Mo) Hall, a groom at Hawksworth Farm, arrived at work. The sun had yet to rise and his employer, the thoroughbred trainer Bud Delp, had yet to show up. Mo’s real boss, though, the champion racehorse Spectacular Bid, was ready to get to …

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

We're a bit late to this. But it's so stunning, we'll share it anyway: Thursday night, the remnants of a strong storm and a sunset came together at just the right time to form a beautiful celestial treat: a red sky, double rainbow spanning the city of Atlanta.<p>Associated Press photographer David …

On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day, A Look At What Could Have Been

The men and women who brought down Adolph Hitler's war machine cannot defeat mortality. As the dwindling number of veterans who served during D-Day are saluted on the 70th anniversary, we might consider how different our lives might have been if those soldiers and sailors had been turned back from …

How Boys Teach Each Other to Be Boys

Taking cues from family and media, young boys teach their peers how to perform masculinity, to their detriment.<p>What makes a male child become a “boy,” as we understand that concept socially? In her new book, <i>When Boys Become Boys</i>, Judy Y. Chu reports on her two-year study in which she followed a …

Comparing Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush's Reading Lists

Two prospective candidates have shared their favorite recent books. What do their choices tell us about their political insecurities?<p>Just like that guy at a party who wants to talk to you about <i>Infinite Jest</i> to show how intellectual he is, some prospective presidential candidates are sharing what's …

The Morbid Fascination With the Death of the Humanities

Why professors, librarians, and politicians are shunning liberal arts in the name of STEM<p>I have been going to academic conferences since I was about 12 years old. Not that I am any sort of prodigy—both of my parents are, or were at one point, academics, so I was casually brought along for the ride. …