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When 'Mad Men' Ends, Does TV's Best 'Stealth Feminism' Die, Too?

For seven seasons, Matthew Weiner has devoted himself to creating fascinating, complicated female characters.<p><b>This article appears in the March 2015 issue of ELLE magazine.</b><p>To write about the women of <i>Mad Men</i> in a way that sidesteps the usual fawning, rhapsodic, pin-up calendar approach is to confront …

Feminism

15 Genius Style Hacks That Will Save You Time Every Day

You forgot to take your sweater to the cleaners. Now what?<p>The dryer's heat releases moisture from the ice cubes, which helps loosen up wrinkles, while the tumbling dries things up and makes everything smooth.<p>Simply wrap the tape around your hand and pat your garment down to remove pet hair and lint.<p>…

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Coffee is practically a health food: Myth or fact?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you.<p>If you chose fact, you're right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, computer back pain and …

Coffee

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 …

Language

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

13 ways to stop drinking soda for good

You know soda's not exactly good for you—but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz, and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump, or quench your thirst at the movies.<p>But the more soda you …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

The top 10 wearables you can buy right now

This year's CES was awash in wearables and while many of them took the form of wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches, the genre has expanded beyond the basics. While some iOS users may be holding out for the Apple Watch in April, there's still a great selection of cross-platform devices …

Don't Make These 8 Classic Tax-Filing Fails

These common mistakes can keep you from getting the refund you're owed.<p>Slipping up on your taxes can exact a high price. Some of the most frequently …

The Gig Economy Won’t Last Because It’s Being Sued To Death

If Uber, Lyft, and others don’t stop relying on contract workers, business could crumble. Is it time for a new definition of employee?<p>When Vilma and Greta Zenelaj came across a Craigslist job ad that promised they could make as much as $22 an hour and get paid fast, it seemed like a good deal. The …