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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

As we contemplate our critical role in the Earth’s future, photography has the power to show the astonishing diversity of life on our planet and remind us of the crucial need to shape a more sustainable co-existence between humanity and the natural world.<p>The long-running competition “The Wildlife …

Photography

Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely

Ariana Marciano is adding to her collection of about 75 tattoos at the Body Electric Tattoo and Piercing Studio on trendy Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. "I think they're so cool and I think they're visually really nice to look at," she says. There's a ram's head, an elk, a green-and peach colored …

Tattoos

The inner lives of adult One Direction fans

What it’s like to be a grown-up and love a boy band online.<p>One night this past January, Allyson Gross camped out in front of Rockefeller Center to …

Harry Styles

Kristen Wiig Is Not Afraid to Fail

If there’s someone funnier than Kristen Wiig, I want to meet that person. She’s a remarkably gifted writer and performer as well as a trailblazer—not just for women in Hollywood but as a role model for people of all genders. She cowrote and starred in the smash hit <i>Bridesmaids</i>. She was my favorite …

Kristen Wiig

Trump’s menacing United Nations speech, annotated

<i>President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States' “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it</i> …

International Relations

The new economy of excrement

Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food.<p>On the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda, septic trucks full of …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Tensions in St. Louis: How did we get here?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since white ex-St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted Friday in the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, demonstrators have taken to the streets every night. Largely peaceful in the daytime and sometimes turning violent after dark, the protests …

Policing

5 things to watch in final days of German campaign

Angela Merkel is cruising toward another term as chancellor, but the final days of Germany’s election campaign are anything but dull.<p>With just a few …

European News

How Bodega typifies Silicon Valley’s cultural ignorance

On Wednesday a story about two ex-Google employees receiving an obscene amount of money for a bad idea hit social media and was met with a level of outrage you could feel through the screen. If you're online in any way whatsoever, you likely know I'm talking about Bodega.<p>The excellent article, Two …

Silicon Valley

With Hulu's top Emmy win for 'The Handmaid's Tale,' a streaming underdog comes of age

Not long ago, Hulu was known primarily as a streaming service for viewers who wanted to relive the glory days of “Seinfeld,” “The Golden Girls,” “South Park” and other TV favorites.<p>All that changed this year with “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu’s feminist sci-fi series that became a national …

Handmaid's Tale

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

iOS

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, …

Nutrition

Highlights from London Fashion Week in Pictures

Burberry

Inside Bozoma Saint John’s Plan To Steer Uber Forward

Uber’s new chief brand officer must figure out how to change the troubled company’s narrative.<p>During her three years as head of global consumer marketing for Apple Music, Bozoma Saint John used her branding prowess to tap into powerful partnerships (see: an ad that featured Taylor Swift falling off …

Uber

The Weirdest Town Names in Every U.S. State

From Knob Lick, KY and Big Bottom, WA to Booger Hole, WV, these are the 50 strangest (and funniest!) town names in the United States!<p>01<p>of 50<p>Smut Eye, …

United States

10 Stunning Fall Centerpiece Ideas We Bet You Haven’t Thought Of

Whether your entertaining style is Martha Stewart or Holly Golightly, if these gorgeous, seasonal centerpieces don’t inspire you to host a fall fete, …

‘I Want to Explode’ — A Roger Ailes Protégé Bares His Soul

Joe Lindsley was as close to the late Fox News chairman as anybody. Now, for the first time, he’s giving his account of their dramatic split.<p>For two years, as an ambitious twentysomething, Joe Lindsley had a closer relationship with Roger Ailes than any Fox News executive. He lived, for a time, on …

Roger Ailes

Knife-Throwing as a Sport: Who Would Have Thunk It?

DANBY, N.Y. — Reaching the 2017 Finger Lakes Fling, held on the last weekend in August, required entering Paul Maccarone and Chris O’Brien’s driveway. Still in your car, you eased left onto their vast, flat front lawn, careful not to clip the three skinny maples. You minded the garden fence, …

Hall of Fame

The White House Women Who’ve Got Trump’s Back

WASHINGTON — For Sarah Huckabee Sanders, chaos in President Donald Trump's White House has proven to be a ladder.<p>Not that she would call it that.<p>Just days after she replaced Sean Spicer as press secretary in July — a job she'd been moonlighting in for months — Communications Director Anthony …

Donald Trump

Meet Angel Rich, the entrepreneur whose app tackles financial literacy for youth

She’s being called the black Steve Jobs despite the challenges of being a woman in the tech biz<p>Financial literacy among youth is a necessity in …

The Young and the Restless

In the British Virgin Islands I learned to sail — for my father, while there was still time

<b>The sailboat glided</b> through the Tortola harbor, and I was at the helm, weaving around docks, mooring balls and yachts at rest, en route to open water. Dinghies buzzed around me, running errands for the larger vessels. And then it happened. A wheezing cough. A resigned sigh. Silence. The motor …

Sailing

How to Work from Home When You Have Kids

Finally: You’ve got the chance to work remotely. Maybe it’s due to the structure of your new job, or organization; maybe it’s part of that new corporate work/life initiative; or maybe it’s the result of months of lobbying the higher-ups. Regardless, you’ve won the prize that many — or most — …

The Workplace

The Cheapest Day of the Week to Fly

A new study says this day is the winner for both domestic and international flights.<p>By the time Friday morning rolls around, most of us are more than ready for the weekend. Now, travel search engine Kayak says there's another reason to get that weekend started early—if you're planning to weekend …

Air Travel

The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk

Samuel Massie wasn't superstitious until the day he saw the crows. Two of them, gliding above the Antarctic Plateau. Sure, he’d hardly slept in 48 hours, and it was 60 below, and he was 18 years and three months old, which is to say he knew nothing, and he hadn’t heard from his three shipmates in …

Sailing

What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World

Five important votes are scheduled over the next five weeks around the world. Here’s what you should be keeping tabs on.<p>Germany<p>Little drama …

Raila Odinga

Kim Jong Un’s Missiles May Be Final Nail in Pacifist Japan’s Coffin

TOKYO — The two ballistic missiles that North Korea fired over Japan in the past three weeks sent ordinary Japanese citizens scrambling for cover, rattled financial markets and shocked a region long accustomed to a tense peace.<p>But amidst the crisis, one man’s stock appears to be rising. Japanese …

North Korea

Game: Interrupted

How a teenage gamer in the hottest new esport, Overwatch, became a reluctant icon for South Korea's feminist movement.<p><i>This story appears in ESPN The</i> …

Feminism

The Secrets to Andrew Zimmern’s Delicious Rosh Hashanah Brisket

Just in time for the holiday, we got the celebrity chef and TV host to give us his advice and family’s brisket recipe.<p>My introduction to the joys of beef brisket wasn’t at a Texas barbecue joint but at the Rosh Hashanah table.<p>Just like round challahs and apples dipped in honey, many Jews …

Beef

The God Watch

With the Apple Watch, it looks like 3’s the charm<p>As you’d expect, the first wave of stories about <b>Apple’s</b> big announcements last week centered on the debut of the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone (the eponymous “X”) and its duller siblings, the 8 and 8 Plus. (See canonical <b>Flipboard</b> magazine …

Diversity took center stage at Emmys

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you paying attention, Oscars?<p>Diversity was on display and celebrated Sunday night at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.<p>From people of color to women, the night's biggest winners continued to strengthen the argument often made that the small screen is more inclusive.<p>Step aside, …

Awards