Ellen Tuchinsky

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Here's what happened when Israel's prime minister stopped beneath my apartment balcony

Last Saturday, I was pruning some plants on the balcony of my fourth-floor apartment in Jerusalem when I tossed a dead leaf over the ledge and saw Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing below.<p>I was surprised. The prime minister’s official residence is just up the street, but he usually …

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Ayana Mathis<p><b>The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide.</b> <br>The arrival of a major new voice in …

Now Amazon mocks iPad Air (and Jony Ive)

In a new Kindle Fire HDX ad, Amazon derisively presents iPad Air with a British accent and the Kindle with an American one. It's a Jony Ive mockery.<p>In the tech world, the holiday spirit involves the right cross, the jarring upper-cut, and what they call in England the Glasgow Kiss.<p>If you're not out …

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Easy Thanksgivukkah Recipes for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah - Great Ideas : People.com

On November 28, worlds will collide.<p>But for food lovers, Thanksgivukkah—when Turkey Day and the first day of Hanukkah happen together—is cause to …

How To Celebrate Thanksgivukkah, The Best Holiday Of All Time

This holiday won't happen again for 70,000 years. (Really.) So celebrate to the max: Manischewitz-brined turkey, pecan pie rugelach, a cornucopia of gelt, and lots more.<p>On Nov. 28, 2013, for the first and only time in any of our lifetimes, the first day of Hanukkah falls on the same day as …

What Does A Real Astronaut Think Of 'Gravity'?

<i>Answer by Garrett Reisman, Former NASA Astronaut, on Quora,</i><p>★ ★ ★ ★ ☆<p>“Gravity” is the most realistic space movie ever. I mean, that Clooney guy looks just like me!<p>Actually I’ve been besieged with questions about what I thought about this movie ever since it came out. Just here at work at SpaceX last …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

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Project Runway's Heidi Klum Finds New Digs In Bel-Air

With the season finale of “Project Runway’’ airing tonight, it will soon be time for a little rest and relaxation for the show’s producer, Heidi Klum.<p>Klum, model, television host, producer, and designer, has found the perfect place … the perfect place for her anyway.<p>The producer and host of the hit …

The Question That Started Dani Shapiro's Quest for Her Own Faith

Best-selling author Dani Shapiro grew up the daughter of an Orthodox Jewish father and an atheist mother. Still, it took one deceptively simple …

Fever

These stories take you back to the age of calling cards, carriages and the occasional complex, believable "attachment" also known as love.<p>The …

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10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

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A liberal nightmare at the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court will hear three cases during the 2013-14 term that might dramatically alter the landscape of constitutional law. Campaign finance reform,<p>abortionand the separation of church and state are all on the agenda. When the dust settles, if the conservative justices hold sway, Americans …

Does Justice Scalia Really Believe He's on the 'Losing Side of Everything'?

By comparing himself with a New Deal obstructionist, the conservative judge raises questions about the Court's future—and his own legacy.<p>One of the many underreported facets of Jennifer Senior's fantastic <i>New York Magazine</i> interview with United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was his …

Christie: 'If I was in the Senate right now, I'd kill myself'

<i>By Matt Katz</i><p>Slideshow<p>The many faces of Gov. Christie<p>Gov. Christie today blamed Republicans and Democrats for the government shutdown, saying "it's …

Supreme Court prepares to hear affirmative action case

A challenge to Michigan's ban on race-based university admissions has many supporters in California, where a similar ban was enacted in 1996.<p>October 13, 2013|By David G. Savage<p>UCLA graduation ceremonies in June. A constitutional challenge to Michigan's… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)<p>WASHINGTON — A …

7 Things to Know About Christine Lagarde

<b>1) Even before the International Monetary Fund named Christine Lagarde as its managing director in 2011, she was considered one of the world’s most powerful women. From the Daily Mail:</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>Lagarde is an accomplished synchronized swimmer. From The Guardian:</b><p><b>3.</b> <b>When Lagarde was called to serve in the</b> …

Here Is the Deal to End the Shutdown, and Here's How It Could Still Go Wrong

Senate leaders are close to an agreement that would reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling for a few months. Can it pass?<p>Stop us if you've heard this one before, but it sure looks like a deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling is in sight.<p>Here's the basic outline of the plan, …

Past Stalwarts of Congress Would Be Ashamed

Con­ser­vat­ive icon and Yale gradu­ate Wil­li­am F. Buckley was fond of say­ing, “I’d rather be gov­erned by the first 2,000 names in the Bo­ston …

No, there isn’t a “New American Center”

NBC and Esquire discover the old American center: Mostly liberal white people who are scared of diversity<p>Esquire, a magazine about fancy clothes and ordering drinks like an asshole, has teamed up with NBC News to poll a bunch of soft-liberal white voters. They discovered that those voters exist, …

Potential Senate Deal Would Fund US to Jan. 15, Raise Ceiling Through Feb. 15

The latest outline of a potential Senate deal to end the fiscal impasse and government shutdown calls for keeping the government funded until Jan. 15 …

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