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Even with Location History off, Google will still track you (Update: New wording)

<b>Update, August 17, 2018 (10:30AM EST):</b> After various news organizations posted earlier this week about some confusion regarding Google’s location tracking policies, the company just updated the wording in the description of its Location History feature.<p>Previously, the language describing the …

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Review: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Journeys Into White America’s Heart of Darkness

In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s new joint — his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest — Ron Stallworth and his sergeant have an argument about the future of the Ku Klux Klan. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron (John David Washington), the first …

BlacKkKlansman

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

11 Cozy French Recipes To Warm Up Your Weekend

When we think of French food, we typically imagine fancy white tablecloth restaurants and pâtisseries with pyramids of pastel-colored macarons. But when the French cook at home, they gravitate to simple (yet incredibly delicious) comfort food. From beef bourguignon to potatoes au gratin, here are …

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Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Willow and Jada Pinkett Smith Do Mommy-and-Me Fashion

It was clear from Instagram this week that in the Pinkett-Smith household the apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree where style is concerned. First, Chanel ambassador Willow and her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, slipped into the Ritz Paris for Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show this Monday, …

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Nothing like a sweet treat.

9 Ways to Use Quinoa in the New Year

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Marlon James on Winning the Man Booker Prize, Fictionalizing Bob Marley, and Why He Loves Kendrick Lamar

Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction this month for <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i>, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. The novel has the words <i>tour de force</i> printed on its cover (a quote from an admiring critic), and it very …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

10 Pies For Fall

Pie holds a special place in our hearts all year long, but if there ever was a month for pies to shine, November would be it. We may have nearly four weeks to daydream about which ones will make it to the table on Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean we can't do a few trial runs along the way. We …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Undiscovered

Why Centering Prayer Falls Short of True Intimacy With Christ

October marks the end of the Discalced Carmelite Order’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Ávila. St. Teresa is a …

Pope Francis reminds the Synod that he has the last word.

“The synod journey culminates in listening to the Bishop of Rome, (who is) called to speak authoritatively as ‘the Pastor and Teacher of all …

Christianity

The Pope wanted Hitler dead: The secret story of the Vatican’s war to kill the Nazi despot

<b>Adolf Hitler, Pope Pius XII (Wikimedia)</b><p>History hasn’t looked kindly on the Catholic Church during WW II. The conventional narrative is not the whole story<p>Mark Riebling<p>October 17, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler”<p>At six in the morning on Sunday, …

Pope Francis: Lifelong Marriage Is Not ‘a Quaint Relic of the Past’ but ‘God’s Dream’ for Humanity

Pope Francis is reminding the world that the Christian understanding of marriage is as a lifelong commitment of fruitful love between a man and a …

'The Pope Has the Final Word' - An Assessment of the New Synod Rules

After the chicanery of last year’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the Vatican has clearly been taking steps, on paper at least, to make the …

Pope Francis

Will the Vatican make it easier to be a divorced Catholic?

Pope Francis’s love-first-preach-later approach faces a major test at this week’s Synod, where bishops from around the world will debate how to …

At Synod Opening Pope Francis Reminds Everyone That The Catholic Church Is Against Gay Marriage

Pope Francis reminds everyone that the Catholic Church is against gay marriage at opening of synod on the family<p>Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and …

Vatican Fires Gay Priest Who Came Out Before Global Meeting

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.<p>The Vatican took action after Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level official in its doctrine …

N.W.A: American Gangstas

Dr. Dre rubs his mountainous right deltoid through a snug black T-shirt, not quite allowing himself to wince. His shoulder hurts. He has an online …

Mermaid School’ Makes a Splash in Spain

‘Sirens’ academy lures wannabe mermaids amid budding industry for monofin fans<p>TARRAGONA, Spain—After Susana Seuma shattered her leg in a car accident a few years ago, she was physically unable to continue her job as a sales floor manager. Ms. Seuma’s partner asked her if she had ever dreamed of …

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The Burgeoning Invisible App Market

Today’s “invisible app” market could be classified as a passing trend, but it might also be the beginning of a significant multi-year shift in how we transact when we’re away from our computers. This shift applies to mobile devices, email, home devices like the Amazon Echo and even wearables like …

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Back to School Guide 2015: Picks under $300

<i>It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldrums. Ah, but there's hope on the horizon: You can always buy things to forget the scheduled machinery of</i> …

See the Most Dazzling Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower at Bamburgh in Northumberland in August 2015.<br>Peter Greig—REX/Shutterstock

Hear Jon Stewart’s Hilarious, Food-Themed ‘Daily Show’ Exit Interview

With his final <i>Daily Show</i> planned for Thursday, August 6th, Jon Stewart took a moment this week to survey the legacy of his iconic Comedy Central run …

The White House’s Alpha Geeks

CTO Megan Smith and her deputy Alex Macgillivray are seizing the tech moment. Here’s their plan to raise America’s technology quotient.<p>Until about a …

The Top 10 Recipes you Loved from Pinterest this Month

When it's hot out, we all need a little extra inspiration to get into the kichen. The first place we turn for recipes (besides, well, here, of course) is Pinterest—and it seems that you all do the same. This month, you were most excited by recipes that featured summer fruits and vegetables—no …

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and others in August

<b>(CNN) —</b> How is it already almost the end of summer?<p>While time continues to fly, enjoy some of the new streaming offerings in August.<p>Netflix<p>"Reading Rainbow" Volume 1<p>"Asylum"<p>"Enemy at the Gates"<p>"The Look of Love"<p>"Club de Cuervos" season 1<p>"For a Good Time, Call"<p>"Girl Meets World" season …

The 12 best things to do in Rome

This is where <i>la dolce vita</i> originated, after all.<p>Of course, after more than 2,000 years in existence, there's enough to explore to keep you busy for years, with decadent pasta and gelato to indulge in, places to shop for everything from handicrafts to haute couture, archeological sites, Baroque …

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5 Simple Body Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p>It's easy to get pumped about traveling abroad, but if you've ever been punished with a crippling case of jet lag, you know the struggle to reboot your body clock in unfamiliar territory is very real.<p>Fortunately, these simple body hacks can help you curb and prevent the pains of …

Jet Lag