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Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Design a Modernist Home in the Hamptons

The architects create a tranquil residence of meticulously orchestrated planes and volumes on Long Island<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Think of the house as a masterful exercise in spatial poetry. Or perhaps a brilliantly composed étude blending …

CNote looks to upend traditional savings with the help of good timing

Believe it or not, the money you have in your savings account right now is probably losing you money. In today’s economy, inflation outpaces the interest rates that banks pay to encourage saving money — this makes penny pinching less prudent than many might think.<p>Catherine Berman, a former Managing …

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10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin The English Language

You've probably heard that English is being ruined — by the Internet, by texting, by Americans, by young people who have no respect for proper …

Compound Possession

Learn why it is "Squiggly and Aardvark's big adventure."<p>Today's topic is compound possession.<p>Compound Possession<p><i>Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips</i> …

"Because," "Due To," "Since," and "As"

English offers many ways to express “because.” Some are wordy and should be avoided due to the fact that they are wordy. (Did you get that? We just …

19 Obscure Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt Immediately

When traveling across the United States, it sometimes feels like the locals are speaking a whole different language. That's where the <i>Dictionary of</i> …

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"The Verb to Be," a Poem by André Breton

By Dan Piepenbring February 19, 2015<p>André Breton in 1924.<p><i>André Breton’s poem “The Verb to Be” originally appeared in our Spring 1985 issue.</i><p>I know the general outline of despair. Despair has no wings, it doesn’t necessarily sit at a cleared table in the evening on a terrace by the sea. It’s despair …

21 Slang Terms From World War I

One of the subtlest and most surprising legacies of the First World War is its effect on our language. Not only were newly named weapons, equipment, …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

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Life | Marie Claire

How to double your days off work this year<p>The 6 laws being introduced in the UK this year that you need to know<p>New Year, New You: 22 quotes that’ll …

Women over 40 now have a higher fertility rate than ever before

Plus what you need to know about monitoring your fertility<p>Popular life stories<p>Worried about holding off on getting pregnant? Well don’t be as, for …

Kim Jong Un reportedly tells North Korean army to 'prepare for war' with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly told the army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media reported Saturday, according to AFP.<p>"The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup polling found that, compared to water pollution, animal extinction and the destruction of tropical rain forests, only a third of voters are worried about how greenhouse gases will …

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of that time on the national and world stage as she went from lawyer, to First Lady, senator, author, presidential candidate and Secretary of State. Her opinions, speeches, policies, travels, family and even …

The Week in Review: The Evolution of Marriage Equality

Though it’s been a year since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), both political and public opinion is evolving. On Wednesday, federal courts in Utah and Indiana overturned a ban against same-sex marriages, citing crucial violations of the 14th …

The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as an undocumented immigrant. Today Vargas is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and filmmaker. On Tuesday, Vargas was in …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and candidates seeking office cannot hope to win without offering their stance on matters of personal freedom.<p>Pot is a complicated story. Long considered …

The Week in Review: Ferguson Aftermath

Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, MO. His death transformed the small city into an epicenter of conflict and debate that has waged for over 10 days.<p>The community experienced arrests, curfews, National Guard troops, tear gas, boarded …

The Week in Review: Scotland Votes Against Independence

From JK Rowling to David Beckham and Vivienne Westwood, everyone offered their opinion on whether Scotland should have become an independent country and cut 300 years of ties with England.<p>Ultimately it was up to Scottish residents, and in a referendum on Thursday nearly four million voters chose to …

On the Red Couch with Author James Patterson

<i>When James Patterson set out to be a writer as a graduate student at Vanderbilt, he says he just wanted to write books that “were as good as they could possibly be.” He wrote some fiction and then started reading thrillers, like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist. “I thought that I could</i> …

On the FRONTLINE with Flipboard

Since its launch in 1983, PBS’s long-form primetime series FRONTLINE has provided deep coverage and impactful reports on the toughest subjects facing our world. With a self-described commitment to “credible, thoughtful reporting combined with powerful narrative,” FRONTLINE has tackled Ebola, school …

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor of the 25th anniversary of this historic occasion.</i> <br>When I moved to West Berlin in 1988, the wall had been there all my life. Ostberlin, the capital of …

The Week in Review: Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Ties between the United States and Cuba, severed more than 50 years ago, were restored this week after months of negotiations and a prisoner exchange.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced the agreement to repair diplomatic ties in simultaneous speeches on Wednesday …

The Week in Review: State of the Union Is ‘Strong’

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress, a tradition dating back to George Washington. For the seventh time in his presidency, he laid out his vision for the country, and for the first time in his presidency he described the state of …

Five Magazines to Cure Your Winter Blues

Jenn de la Vega / January 28, 2015<p>Some of us would like to forget that winter is happening right now, but do not lose hope! We’ve got ways for you to …

Off the Runway: 5 Magazines for Everyday Style

Secret’s out: the real fun at New York’s Fashion Week is far from the runway. Each season, the sidewalks swarm with the city’s most photogenic bloggers, editors and models. From Milk Studios to Midtown, it’s a sight to behold—and you don’t even need an invite.<p>Alongside street style shots from The …

5 Magazines for Black History Month

As February comes to a close, so does Black History Month. Even though 28 (sometimes 29) days is too short, BHM serves as a way to remind us of the many achievements of African-Americans, and underscore how much work remains in the name of equality. Like Grantland’s Rembert Browne noted, it’s a …