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NBA glamour is all about courtside

From Rihanna to Jay Z, Beyoncé to Drake, sitting on the wood is its own red carpet<p>“Rihanna just walked in front of me,” Jeff Van Gundy yelled during …

The Story of Patel Brothers, the Biggest Indian Grocery Store in America

<b>When he was 23, Mafat Patel headed for America.</b> It was 1968, and he had just received a visa to get his MBA at Indiana University.<p>This trip would mark his first time outside his home country of India. Born the eldest of six siblings, three sisters and two brothers, he’d spent most of his life on a …

Santa Clara

The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn't Working

Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple.<p>“Why don’t they just eat less and exercise more?” he remembers …

The Forgotten Basketball Pioneer Who Made Stephen Curry Possible

Walter Vincenti is 100 years old and the winner of NASA’s lifetime achievement honor for aeronautical engineering. He’s seen some things. One of the most remarkable things he’s seen was a basketball game that featured a glimpse of Stephen Curry—half a century before Stephen Curry was born.<p>Vincenti …

Basketball

Stories of New Orleans: As Monuments Go Down, Family Histories Emerge

NEW ORLEANS — The debate over the removal of four Confederate-era monuments has stewed here for nearly two years, longer than the city was under Confederate control, and it has not abated with the removal of the last: the statue of Robert E. Lee, plucked off its pedestal on Friday afternoon. On …

Patton Oswalt’s Year of Magical Parenting

In April, the author’s wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in her sleep at age 46. In an instant, Oswalt became a widower—and single parent to their 7-year-old daughter. Here, the actor and comedian writes about the only job he’s got that really matters right now: being a dad.<p><b>Five</b> …

The frightening promise of self-tracking pills

A new digital pill system could save billions in health care costs — but will courts take it too far?<p>Some morning in the future, you take a pill — something for depression or cholesterol. You take it every day.<p>Buried inside the pill is a sand-sized grain, one millimeter square and a third of a …

Digital Health

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

5 Warning Signs Your Body Has A Vitamin Deficiency

With the plethora of quickly made, nutrient-poor fast foods on the market today, it comes as no surprise that most adults have a vitamin deficiency. …

Wellness

The benefits of being selfish

None of us wants to feel like we’re being selfish.<p>We all know we should have empathy for others and be helpful. But when it comes to doing your best work, sometimes being selfish is <i>exactly</i>what you need to do.<p>Why you can’t say no<p>Whether we feel selfish about it or not we hate saying ‘no’ to people. …

Employment

Sculpting Identity: A History of the Nose Job

For centuries, people have used nasal surgery to protect, or improve, their place in society. An Object Lesson.<p>All anxieties live in our bodies, but anxieties <i>about</i> our bodies feel particularly urgent. And since famous bodies are used to sell salve—cosmetics, waist-shapers, soft drinks—meant to …

Maria Shriver

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Nebulas

How a Bloody Railroad Strike Paved the Way for Labor Day

William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE …

Australia

5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday, with a speech at Baltimore's Federal Hill Park. His announcement was quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well-known to area residents and the addition of the local Kelly Bell Band …

Government

Holiday Family Drama: It's Not About the Food

Going home for the holidays? Perhaps your in-laws are coming over this year for Christmas or Hannukah? What you are sure to get during the holidays is a mixture of different food preferences and personalities. Do you ever wonder what the holiday drama is all about? Is it really about the green bean …

10 Super Last-Minute Holiday Gifts That No One Will Know Were Last Minute

If you procrastinated on your holiday shopping or simply just forgot Christmas was a thing, don’t panic. We’ve got you covered with 10 ideas for …

Stitch Fix

I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed

Chanukah has begun which means one thing: lots of latkes. Unless you’re a kosher Jew at a Latke Festival, that is. Since when was the traditional …

What holiday lights look like from space

Yep, it’s that time of year, when American households haul out snarls of fairy lights and set the electricity meter spinning. So pronounced is the festive wattage, you can actually see it from space.<p>The photo above is a composite of nighttime photos taken from the NASA satellite Suomi NPP, …

Space Exploration

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …