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What Lord of the Flies is really about | Letter from Judy Golding Carver

David Shariatmadari’s account of my father’s novel Lord of the Flies was a little sweeping when he declared: “William Golding sought to show that boys were, by their nature, little devils” (A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment, 17 April) .<p>The boys in …

Literature

The two fundamental story plots that teach kids to build resilience

In every culture that anthropologists have ever studied, people tell stories.<p>Families most frequently tell stories around the time of vacations, family reunions, (sadly) funerals, Thanksgiving and, of course, the family-oriented winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.<p>Stories are told …

Darth Vader

FACT CHECK: Was Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta Involved in Satanic 'Spirit Cooking'?

CLAIM<p>Hillary Clinton and John Podesta practice a satanic ritual known as "spirit cooking."<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>In November 2016, social media was abuzz with …

Governing party ahead in Georgia's vote count

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's governing party, which has pursued both closer ties with the West and improved relations with Russia, took a …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Florida Isn't Just Your Grandma's Battleground State Anymore

It's a headline you can write every election year:<p><b>FLORIDA THE BIG BATTLEGROUND IN THIS YEARS' RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE</b><p>But that banner belies significant changes taking place in rapid fashion.<p>In fact, if your image of Florida politics is senior citizens peppering candidates with questions about …

Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, has died. He was 87.<p>He died late Monday in his sleep at his home in the Bel Air …

'Homeland' Director Glatter Just Not Sure Where This Will All Lead Carrie Mathison in the End

The main director of Showtime's acclaimed <i>Homeland</i> admits she isn't sure what will ultimately become of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), one of the most brilliant and tortured characters on TV.<p>"In season 4 she ordered an airstrike that successfully hit its targets and killed innocent people," notes …

New Bacteria Species That Causes Lyme Disease Found in Midwest

Researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease -- the second species known to transmit the potentially debilitating …

5 Simple Hacks to Avoiding ATM Fees

Cashback Checking<p>Online Savings<p>Money Market<p>CDs<p>IRA CDs<p>Discover Online Banking<p>Saving<p>Sunny skies are the right time to save for a rainy day.<p>Start an …

Make a Week's Worth of Healthy Meals In Two Hours

The not-so-secret formula behind Sweetgreen and other D.I.Y. salad spots? It’s called mise en place. Give an hour to prepping a few of these components, and thank yourself all week long.<p>Ask any chef: There’s nothing more important than one’s <i>mise en place</i>. (That would be your setup.) A little prep …

How Amy Schumer went from unknown stand-up comic to inescapable movie star

Amy Schumer is <i>everywhere</i>.<p>She’s on Comedy Central starring in her hit sketch show “Inside Amy Schumer.” She appears on “The Bachelorette” to mock the contestants. She’s on the cover of magazines. She’s all over your Twitter and Facebook feed when her comedy skits go viral. And this month she makes …

Comedy

Review: Air France 777-300ER Business Class — Paris to New York

<i>After years of flying with only angle-flat seats in business, Air France’s 777-300ERs now have new lie-flat seating in business class, as TPG</i> …

Air France

Telling the Truth About ISIS and Raqqa

On Saturday night, five young Syrians slouched into a dive bar in New York and ordered drinks. When the bartender asked if off-brand vodka was O.K., they had to smile. They were all exiles from Raqqa, the provincial city in northern Syria that <i>ISIS</i> has made its operational center and the de-facto …

Middle East

Castro hosts a big celebration

The celebrations over the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage came home to roost on Friday evening as hundreds, if not thousands, were drawn to the Castro District, San Francisco’s historic LGBT epicenter.<p>Revelers crammed shoulder to shoulder onto the streets and sidewalks at Castro Street …

San Francisco