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The world is not falling apart: The trend lines reveal an increasingly peaceful period in history.

It’s a good time to be a pessimist. ISIS, Crimea, Donetsk, Gaza, Burma, Ebola, school shootings, campus rapes, wife-beating athletes, lethal cops—who …

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97 Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

At-home brunch means no waiting in line, plus: eating in pajamas! These leisurely homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style.<p><b>An at-home brunch means no waiting in line</b>, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. These recipes will help you tackle a …

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10 Recipes to Satisfy Your Scientifically Justified Gut Cravings for Chocolate

According to a new study, there might be such a thing as gut cravings.<p>According to a new study, there might be such a thing as gut cravings. We’ll …

The Real Reason the Humanities Are 'in Crisis'

Women started deserting subjects like history and English decades ago.<p>Multiple articles over the last few months have proclaimed that “humanities fall from favor,” “interest fades in the humanities,” or that the humanities are “under strain around the globe.” Commentators tend to attribute the …

Screw Fruit Cake, These 9 Christmas Breads Are Way Better (PHOTOS)

I have a vivid memory of nearly starving to death in the Christmas of 1987, when my family's jam-packed station wagon was stuck for hours in a freak snowstorm outside Savannah, GA. We were about 16 hours into our drive from New York to Florida, and all we had in the car was a fruit cake that …

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

<i>Every other Friday on Food52, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Cinnamon rolls like you have never seen them before: with pumpkin, cream cheese, and more cream cheese.</i><p>Chilly …

Best albums of 2013: 20-11

20 David Bowie – The Next Day<p>What we said: "Despite the lyrical density, The Next Day's success rests on simple pleasures, not a phrase you'd ever use to describe Lodger or Station to Station. You could argue that means the naysayers still have a point. For all the pointers it offers in that …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Japan's Cutthroat School System: A Cautionary Tale for the U.S.

A new book shows how fixating on testing and achievement can backfire.<p>"No Child Left Behind." "Race to the Top." The names suggest mobility, progress, moving on up and not falling back. The goal of education, according to these national education initiatives with their standards and testing, is …

The Last Test

Americans are finally embracing mixed-race marriage.<p>In 2010, a record 10 percent of opposite-sex married couples told America’s census takers that they lived in an interracial household—up from 7.4 percent in 2000. Given America's racial history with blacks, Latinos, Japanese and Chinese, 1 in 10 …

10 Heart-Melting Cheesy Comfort Foods Including Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Sorry hot cocoa, you've been replaced by rich, creamy cheese for this season's go-to comfort snack. Although, are you surprised? We'd rather be burning our tongues on steamy bacon double cheeseburger bites oozing cheddar than watered down hot chocolate.<p>In celebration of this groundbreaking …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

56 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for Pies, Cakes, Cookies & More

Go beyond just the typical pumpkin and apple pies.<p>No matter how stuffed your guests are after the main meal, everyone will make room for these stunning sweets. We've got 53 pies, cakes, cookies, and other curveball desserts that are easy and exciting.

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Weight-Conscious Makeovers For The Foods You Crave

Let's face it: We don't always give our body the love it deserves.<p>Because we're busy people with limited budgets, we often opt for foods that are cheap and convenient, rather than foods that give us the nutrients we need to keep healthy. Guilt aside, we often ended up feeling the consequences, …

My American Icon: Charlotte's Web

InAmerican Icons, we explore works of art that help us understand our nation, and what it means to be an American. From Walt Whitman's <i>Leaves of Grass</i> …

American Icons: Uncle Tom's Cabin

<b>This is the novel that gave slavery a bad name.</b><p>Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote<i>Uncle Tom's Cabin</i>to promote the abolitionist cause, basing some of her …

Why Can't We All Just Get Along? The Uncertain Biological Basis of Morality

Squaring recent research suggesting we're "naturally moral" with all the strife in the world<p>In 1999, Joshua Greene—then a philosophy graduate student at Princeton, now a psychology professor at Harvard—had a very fertile idea. He took a pretty well-known philosophical thought experiment and infused …

The Unbreakable Robin Quivers

How Howard Stern’s co-host beat cancer, stayed on the air and found the meaning of life<p>One day last May, shortly after a 12-hour operation that had …

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Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Parsley, Kale, and Berry Smoothie

2 Servings<p>Parsley can reinvigorate your cooking--and your health.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) flat-leaf parsley (leaves and stems)<p>4 kale leaves (center ribs removed)<p>1 cup frozen organic berries (such as strawberries or raspberries)<p>1 banana (cut into pieces)<p>1 teaspoon ground …

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My Fair Mother

With Roman Holiday, which earned her the 1953 best-actress Oscar, Audrey Hepburn became not just a major Hollywood star but also a living icon for the Eternal City. Alongside intimate photographs from his new book, Audrey in Rome, Luca Dotti recalls his mother’s three-decade love affair with the …

How Disruption Happens

Hundreds of consumers standing in line at your local Apple store. Thousands of protesters rushing to flood the streets of Cairo, Istanbul—or Manhattan. Millions of people choosing to watch a hit TV show streamed on Netflix.<p>Everywhere we turn our world is being disrupted. From the mightiest …

Two Years Ago, Apple Lost Steve Jobs; Has It Lost Its Way?

Two years ago today, Apple's visionary leader and co-founder Steve Jobs died of cancer at 56. Many worried that the company would never be the same without him. Jobs, ironically, wasn’t one of them. He had resigned as CEO 6 weeks earlier and in his letter to the board wrote: “I strongly recommend …

Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time will kill its battery faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

William H. Gates III COL '77, LLD '07 Q&A | The Harvard Campaign Launch

Every Move She Makes, Pundits Are Watching Hillary Clinton

When she left the Obama administration, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she just wanted to sleep late and walk her dog. But that hasn't happened.<p>The once and possibly future presidential hopeful has thrown herself into the work of her family's foundation — which gives her the ability …

Miley Cyrus: Confessions of Pop's Wildest Child

She knows what you think about her – and she totally doesn't care<p>In the backroom of a tattoo parlor on North La Brea Avenue in L.A., Miley Cyrus is …