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The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

Mad Men

The Buenos Aires bomb, the Iranian allegations, and the accusations against Cristina Kirchner

Alberto Nisman, the 51-year-old prosecutor who had spent a decade investigating Argentina's worst ever terrorist attack, has been found dead. But what is the story of the bombings, and 20 years of investigation?<p><b>What happened in 1994?</b><p>In the centre of Buenos Aires, a Renault van packed with over …

Ceasefire reached in Yemen after day of heavy fighting, officials say - CNN.com

<b>Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) —</b> Government forces and rebels in Yemen agreed to a ceasefire Monday after heavy fighting in the capital, Sanaa, Yemen's interior minister and a rebel official said.<p>That news came after fighting around the presidential palace and came after Yemen's prime minister went into hiding …

ISIL threatens to kill Japanese hostages

The Islamic State threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless the militants receive a $200 million ransom in 72 hours.<p>In a video posted online, a black-clad, masked man with a British accent is shown standing between two hostages in orange jumpsuits who are identified as Kenji Goto Jogo …

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