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The Best Book I Read This Year

Staff selections from a year of reading<p><i>The Atlantic</i>'s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.

If I were queen for a day, I’d abolish sex education

I would abolish sex education. Not for any prudish, religious or moral reasons, but because I want children to have a deeper understanding of the role sex and gender play in their lives – and, given that knowledge brings power, the confidence to say yes or no without ever being coerced.<p>My sex …

What do Muslim women want? Finding women’s rights in Islam

In Muslim countries, where I’ve spent most of my professional life, complex relationships between women and Islam are defined by Islamic texts, as …

6 Hashtags We Can Use to Advance Gender Equality

Every fall we prepare to advance the global discussion by tackling social issues and human rights transgressions, particularly around September's …

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

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 …

Baked Rosemary Beet Chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and place oven rack in the center of the oven.<p>Thinly slice beets with a mandolin (or a sharp knife), getting …

Teriyaki Skewers

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US laws to stop jailing child sex-trafficking victims expand but funding to help victims falls short

The United States is passing laws to stop criminalising children sold for sex but there’s very little money to provide damaged youngsters with the …

Holy Moly Spicy Chipotle Dressing

<i>Spicy hot and full of flavor, this creamy, vegan chipotle dressing is surprisingly low in fat and calories and is oil-free, nut-free and …

Orange Glazed Veggies

How to Meal Prep for the Week

1.7K<p>SHARES<p>Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet is one of the greatest things you can do for your body. It can lower your risk of heart disease, …

DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case

It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

Travel

A Study Claims Global Warming Could Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

Nutrition Face-Off: Raw vs. Cooked Spinach

Did you know that raw spinach contains oxalic acid, an organic substance that can interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients like calcium …

Nutrition IQ: Sweet Potatoes vs. Carrots

692<p>SHARES<p>If a beta-carotene contest were held, sweet potatoes and carrots would tie for first place. But beyond that, which of these veggies wins an …

Hottest Celebrity Photos 12.9.13

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Hubble captures Horsehead nebula in stunning infrared

I just rewatched Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," and I think the soundtrack's opening horn melody would go perfectly with this NASA pic.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the Horsehead Nebula in stunning detail. The nebula, about 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Orion, was …

Sunrise in the snowy woods

10 Vintage Styles That Really Need To Come Back

We hate to admit it, but our grandmothers had way better style than we do.<p>Seriously. Between their decidedly dressed-up casual wear to their to-die-for accessories, it seems that we've lost a bit of the glamour that came so naturally back in the day. We happen to be of the belief, however, that …

Ho Ho Holiday Nail Art! These are the 25 Classiest Designs Around

We really let our silly side come out this week with strange Santa hats and the tackiest Christmas sweaters on the planet, but you’ll be happy to know we’re back on form (for now!) with what might be the most stylish look of the holiday season: elegant nail art. Of course you’ll see this season’s …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

Grand Canyon

Three white college students file racial discrimination complaint against professor over lesson on structural racism

<b>Shannon Gibney (Youtube)</b><p>One of the students allegedly asked professor Shannon Gibney, “Why do we have to talk about this?”<p>Katie McDonough<p>December 2, 2013 7:56pm (UTC)<p>A black female professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College was formally reprimanded by school officials after three of …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …