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16 Potential Candidates to Watch for in 2016

Elections<p>The door to the 2016 presidential campaign hasn’t been formally opened yet but the line of potential contenders is already crowded and getting longer all the time. It’s shaping up to be a wide-open race, especially on the Republican side but plenty of members from both parties are stepping …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Inside New York's Cult of the Bialy

Forget about the bagel. Crusty yet pliant and fragrant with a pocket of sweet but pungent sautéed onions, the bialy should be world famous. Just ask Mimi Sheraton, the former <i>New York Times</i> restaurant critic who saw fit to <i>write a book on the subject</i>, or any of the roll's devotees you'll find waiting …

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On the Red Couch with Actress/Author Evangeline Lilly

<i>She’s perhaps best known as Kate Austen from Lost and the pointy-eared elf Tauriel in The Lord of the Rings films. But Evangeline Lilly has another,</i> …

Coach to pay $574 million for shoemaker Stuart Weitzman

Coach has agreed to pay as much as $574 million to buy women’s footwear maker Stuart Weitzman, scooping up the asset from Sycamore Partners in a move …

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Concern over trash food recycling

Expired marshmallows, broken crackers, stale donuts, even orange peels are among the billions of pounds of would-be waste that help feed livestock every year.<p>By regularly diverting its waste in this way, the food industry prevents millions of tons of greenhouse gases from being released into the …

As many as 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say

As many as 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists who arrived in trucks, vans and buses, officials and witnesses said.<p>The group has recently stepped up attacks in the region, and its leader released a video last month …

Former Komen Honcho Faces New Flap in Senate Bid

U.S. news<p>In the battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, one candidate is getting schooled in what not to say.<p>The drama started with a diss: Republican candidate David Perdue knocked Republican rival Karen Handel for not having a college degree. "There's a high school graduate in this race, OK? …

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Public growing more skeptical as Pistorius testimony wraps up

<i>Follow The Globe and Mail's Africa correspondent, Geoffrey York, @geoffreyyork, as he live tweets from Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.</i><p>After seven days of gruelling testimony, Oscar Pistorius has finally escaped the agony of the witness box. But while the outcome of his murder trial is still …