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The Esquire Dossier: King Willem IV, of the Netherlands

<b>Reason to Know Him:</b> He's the new king of the Netherlands, after his mother Queen Beatrix abdicated today to hand over reign to "a new generation." <i>Der Spiegel</i> called him a "Laid-Back King".<p><b>Birth:</b> April 27, 1967 in Utrecht, Netherlands<p><b>Name:</b> Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand<p><b>A.K.A.:</b> King Willem …

6 Cooking Techniques to Master...from the Masters

A French cooking legend, a Brooklyn egg cream guru and other pros come right to your kitchen to deliver essential advice.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Make a …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Design Inspiration Revelation: Let's Call It "Google Decorate"

You probably think you are pretty good at making inspiration boards. You spend a lot of time browsing design blogs. You've got a good eye. But …

McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Bet: How Midnight McMuffins Could Boost Its Bottom Line

Did you know the average American now eats 1.4 breakfasts a day? Think about it: you stop at the Starbucks drive-thru on the way to work at 8:00am for a $4 latte, then head to the corner Dunkin Donuts two hours later when hunger finally strikes for a $2 bagel sandwich.<p>That’s two stops at two …

I cried when Jason Collins came out

As a gay man who covers sports, Collins’ revelation deeply affected me. But the fight for equality isn’t over<p>Cyd Zeigler<p>April 30, 2013 8:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Outsports.<p>I'm not afraid to admit it: I cried Monday. A couple times.<p>It's not that the coming out of Jason Collins …

Too Handsome For Saudi Arabia

You can never be too handsome, right? Wrong. You can, or at least in Saudi Arabia that is. A place where men and women live in segregation due to strict Islamist policies, the Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices recently had three men expelled on the grounds that …

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The ultimate guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong's reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past.<p>So …

Health News - CNN

Popular<p>'The Maria Generation': Young people are dying and suffering on an island with a highly uncertain future<p>Four people get cancer from donated organs<p>She rode her bike to 183 mph, making her the fastest cyclist in the world<p>South African court OKs private use of cannabis<p>Flying insects carry …

Pope to Vatican: 'Act decisively' on sex abuse cases

Pope Francis has told a senior Vatican official to "act decisively" against sexual abuse and carry out "due proceedings against the guilty," the Vatican announced Friday.<p>Francis last month took the helm of a Roman Catholic Church that has been rocked in recent years by allegations of priests …

Why fake ID is an American rite of passage

<b>New York is pioneering "unforgeable" driving licences in a bid to clamp down on fake IDs. Will it succeed in a country where generations have relied on false documents to buy alcohol before reaching the legal age of 21?</b><p>It is Friday night in a busy Washington DC saloon when the barman meets the eye …

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North Korea: experts call for dialogue – and say China must play a part

This 2.5-mile-wide strip of land is all that stands between about 1 million heavily armed troops ranged either side of the border between North and …

Researchers can guess your dream man and other science news

<i>A roundup of some of the week's science headlines:</i><p><b>He's just dreamy:</b> Scientists in Japan say they have discovered a way to "read" dreams using MRI scans. The researchers used the scans to find the active parts of the brain when participants first fell asleep, news agency Agence France-Presse …

Chocolate and agar recipe can halve the fat

<b>Chemists have found a new way to halve the fat of chocolate using liquids which does not change the "mouthfeel".</b><p>Low-fat preparations of chocolate are well known, but their textures tend not to match the real thing.<p>A report at an American Chemical Society meeting described a method using the popular …

Portugal PM issues bailout warning

Pedro Passos Coelho says his country faces deep public spending cuts after court rejects eurozone budget measures.<p>Portugal's prime minister has announced severe cuts in public spending following a decision by the constitutional court rejecting a number of austerity provisions in this year's …

Merkel asks Putin to give 'NGOs a chance'

German chancellor says Russia needs active civil society to flourish as Putin faces protests over human rights records.<p>Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, arrived in Germany to protests over his human rights and democracy record and a warning from German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Russia …

North Korea Appears to Be Prepping a Fourth Nuclear Test

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A South Korean newspaper is reporting that North Korean troops are scurrying around the site where …