Erin Turocy

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Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest

Depression could be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists now believe, after determining that it is a physical illness caused by a faulty immune system.<p>Around one in 13 people in Britain suffers from anxiety or depression and last year the NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for …

Immune System

America’s Shifting Religious Makeup Could Spell Trouble For Both Parties

Both Republicans and Democrats are facing dramatic long-term realignments in the religious composition of their base, and it will be a challenge for …

Religion

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read in this 'peak Trump' week

Just when you think you’ve hit peak Trump, Buzzfeed comes out with a story that gives a whole new meaning to “leaks”.<p>As our grace period between Trump’s election and his assumption of power draws to a close, people on the right are frequently as bewildered as the rest of us. But some of them offer …

How America's "war on terror" was (unwittingly) designed to last forever

"We've created in the war on terror a perpetual motion machine." —Mark Danner, author of Spiral<p><i>“We cannot use force everywhere that a radical ideology takes root; and in the absence of a strategy that reduces the wellspring of extremism, a perpetual war</i> <i>—</i> <i>through drones or Special Forces or troop</i> …

Political Science

Fact-checking John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Glenn Kessler<p>, The Fact Checker<p><i>“It’s important to note that every United States administration, Republican and Democratic, has opposed settlements as contrary to the prospects for peace.”</i><p><b>— Secretary of State John F. Kerry, remarks on Middle East peace, Dec. 28. 2016</b><p>Fact-checking the …

Israel

No, Obama Probably Wouldn't Have Beaten Trump

And it’s bad for the Democratic Party for him to say so.<p>As a liberal, it pains me to say the following: President Barack Obama believes he would have beaten Donald Trump, but he’s probably wrong.<p>Many Democrats have reason to resist accepting such a horrifying hypothetical. Obama’s favorable rating …

You Only Need 3 Months To Become A Brand New You (With This Self-Improvement Approach)

You’re sitting in your living room watching a new Tony Robbins motivational documentary about changing yourself. By the end, you’re so excited about …

Real-world whistleblowing vs Malcolm Gladwell's bizarre theory of whistleblowing

Malcolm Gladwell has an article in this month's New Yorker that dismisses Edward Snowden's claims to legitimacy and legal protection, while elevating …

9 questions about the UN vote on Israeli settlements you were too embarrassed to ask

A controversial new United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory has triggered a brutal and messy diplomatic fight between President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and now President-elect Donald Trump.<p>The war of words got even …

The Iconic Hillary Clinton

In defeat, the politician may find a status that had eluded her in victory—as a symbol for other women who see themselves in her struggles.<p><i>This article was updated on Monday, November 14 at 6:52 p.m.</i><p>Hillary Clinton hasn’t made any public appearances since her concession speech midday Wednesday, but …

Government

Prison food politics: the economics of an industry feeding 2.2 million

America’s soaring prison population is forcing wardens to cut costs – including food spending. <b>Rupert Neate</b> visits a correctional facility where eggs are a luxury<p>Today is a good day for the roughly 500 prisoners at Ramsey County correctional facility in St Paul, Minnesota. Today is an egg day. It’s …

You think global warming is a sham because ‘climate has changed before?’ Read this comic.

By Angela Fritz<p>, Deputy weather editor<p>Randall Munroe posted an XKCD comic on Monday that so perfectly sums up the illogical nature of the most pervasive argument against the existence of man-made global warming: “The climate has changed before.”<p>Let me complete that fallacy with its obvious …

Climate Change

Your Ultimate Feminist Back-To-School Reading List

Do your homework. Read these women writers.<p>Required-reading lists have been under fire recently, with the Common Core diminishing classroom emphasis on literature without real-world relevancy. Fiction with no clear connection to current events ― so, say, Albert Camus’s <i>The Stranger</i> or even <i>The Great</i> …

Books

The History of the Croissant and More Food Long Reads

New year, new food histories to read! All cultures love claiming a food as their own, from croissants to seafood — but several authors show us that the Italians have some special twists on items like fish sauce and pasta (latter sans fish sauce, or anything else really). Food aside, the Japanese …

Our Favorite Chili Recipes

The best chili recipes are loaded with flavor and require nothing more than a slice of crusty bread as a side to sop up the hearty soup. Perfect for …

The Food Lab's Step-by-Step Guide to Smoking a Turkey

GalleryThe Food Lab's Step-by-Step Guide to Smoking a Turkey<p>Thanksgiving is far and away my favorite holiday, but this year marks a new twist in the family fun: It's the first Thanksgiving that my wife, Adri, and I are hosting, and the first Thanksgiving that my family is celebrating away from the …

The Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Easy vegetable side dish recipes so good, they might just steal your dinner show.<p><b>Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>20-Minute Mashed Potatoes. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Whole Roasted Carrots. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Coconut Creamed Spinach. Get the</b> …

Cooking

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

Basically, these are the easiest slow cooker recipes in the world.<p>The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that …

Cooking

Baking Fats: Butter Versus The World

Margarine is the refuse of baking fats.<p>I know, I know—this is a strong opening statement. I’d feel a little bit bad about it (okay, not really) if our resident dessert expert, Erin McDowell, didn’t agree with me.<p>“Margarine often contains no dairy at all,” Erin explains. “It’s an emulsion made from …

Study: How Yelp Reviews Are Influenced by Race and Gentrification

Yelpers don't tend to generate many great headlines for themselves. Many chefs vocally despise the online review platform, which has gained enough negative notoriety to be skewered on <i>South Park</i>. Now a study from City University of New York researchers adds another dubious distinction to the cult of …

UN resettlement officers carry burden of weighing Syrian refugee distress

Behind reinforced concrete blast walls in a Beirut suburb, inside a grim featureless office building, Angela Murru riffles through files under the flicker of fluorescent lights and evaluates the degrees of human vulnerability.<p>Ms. Murru is a senior resettlement officer with the United Nations High …

As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been under fire for opening three detention centers to hold Central American immigrant families who fled to this country seeking asylum.<p>Under the pressure of a federal court order, ICE is now exploring ways to release the mothers and children with …

UN investigating new allegations of sexual abuse against peacekeepers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United Nations is investigating new allegations of sexual abuse against its peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.<p>A report released this week accused the peacekeepers, known as "blue helmets," of misconduct, sexual exploitation, abuse and fraternization with the local …

Supreme Court may wade back into abortion debate

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to re-enter the national debate over abortion.<p>The justices will decide whether tough new restrictions placed on abortion clinics and doctors in Texas constitute an "undue burden" on women seeking legal abortions and should be struck down.<p>The restrictions …

Angelina Jolie’s “By the Sea” Is Personal and Daring

The best reason for a movie to exist is the pleasure it provides, and by this exacting standard, “By the Sea” is one of Hollywood’s few star-centered successes to have been released this season. It’s a romantic, erotic drama that’s told with an unusual blend of rapture and coldness, of overwhelming …

Kurds say they've liberated Sinjar from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kurdish forces liberated the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from ISIS on Friday after just a two-day offensive, a Kurdish leader said, reversing the terror group's takeover of a community where thousands were massacred and tens of thousands were forced to flee 15 months ago.<p>The Peshmerga -- …

Everything you need to know about Saturday's Democratic debate

<b>When is the next Democratic presidential debate?</b><p>The second Democratic presidential debate will be Saturday, Nov. 14, live from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The school has been a staple for primary debates: It has hosted nationally televised debates every presidential cycle since 2007. …

International gender survey finds Nordic countries most equal in outlook

More women than men in Britain think a wife’s role is to ‘look after her husband’ but most agree men should do more housework<p>Nordic countries have the most positive attitudes to gender equality in the world, according to a survey carried out in 24 countries.<p>The study by YouGov found that attitudes …