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The 50 Most Definitive Family TV Shows, Ranked

<i>As long as there’s been TV, the family has been one of its favorite go-tos. All week long, Vulture is exploring how it’s been represented on our</i> …

TV

The top 10 foreign words that are now in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

If you’re hip to linguistics, you already know English is full of foreign words. For example, “hip” is from the 1920s slang “hepcat,” derived from the West African language Wolof, and its word for “one in the know,” a <i>hipikat.</i><p>To be in the know now—a postmodern hepcat, if you will—add 10 more foreign …

Language

Inside the Viking World Order, the Exclusive Club of Minnesota Vikings Superfans

<i>The following is excerpted from the book SUPERFANS: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom by George Dohrmann. Copyright © 2018 by George</i> …

Randy Moss

Inside Obama’s midterm campaign plans

In his first year back in private life, the former president has struggled with how to challenge his successor, but as the midterms approach he's preparing to take on a bigger political role.<p>Since leaving office, Barack Obama has struggled with how to do what no previous president has: take on his …

Barack Obama

The Things That Come to Those Who Wait

A sociocultural history of the line.<p>A many-legged organism winds its way through Soho, crawling the block at an excruciating pace. It strains the flow of New York sidewalk traffic, as ubiquitous as the Eastern gray squirrel, attracting the attention of an alien from Mars. The sound it emits is of …

Beverly Hills

The timeless allure of ruins

Even writers of the ancient world spoke of the wrecks of earlier societies with fear and longing, says Paul Cooper.<p>Mankind has always lived among its own ruins. Since our earliest history, we have explored ruined places, feared them and drawn inspiration from them, and we can trace that complex …

Art

Who Really Designed the American Dime?

The controversy that has long roiled the coin world.<p>When was the last time you looked—really looked—at a dime? It is the smallest coin in U.S. …

Calvin Coolidge

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Bitcoin

2018 is ripe for a global rupture

Stock markets are at record highs, and recession is nowhere in sight. Yet, the threat to all this exuberance — rising international tensions and …

North Korea

It's not concussions that cause CTE. It's repeated hits, a study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.<p>The Alzheimer's-like disease has been most commonly associated with former professional football players, but has also been detected in …

The Brain

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Psychology

Pink Floyd Exhibit Opens in Rome: Pictures

Aesthetics

Find the News That Matters Right Now

At Flipboard, we believe strongly in the power of facts, in the power of information, and in the power of trusted sources and reporters. We’ve known this since Day One. These values drive our entire team and are becoming ever-more important as the world’s content landscape changes quickly.<p>Our …

Logan Ryan’s Unique Viewpoint of Tom Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There may not have been a more unique set of eyes on Tom Brady Saturday night than the ones in Tennessee’s defensive …

New England

Sex, scandal and scoops: Meet Italy’s Matt Drudge

ROME — For Roberto D’Agostino, Italy’s upcoming election is going to be a bit “like sex often is.”“The foreplay, namely the campaign, is far more …

Rome

Emojis are making us feel less of the feels

Every day we rely on a mix of emojis, emoticons, and gifs in our messages to help our friends and colleagues understand what we’re trying to say—and how we’re trying to say it. We heart and like our way through our feeds, providing support or adding a dash of color to our posts. We tap the sad face …

Emotions

10 CEOs Predict What We’ll All Be Talking About A Year From Now

We asked CEOs across a wide range of industries to put on their futurist hats and predict which issues and ideas we’ll be debating by this time next year.<p>2017 was full of surprises–some of them more welcome than others. There’s no reason to expect this year won’t also hold its fair share of …

Trends

Why Women's March organizers are turning their attention to Nevada this year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The day after President Donald Trump's Inauguration, a sea of people clad in pink hats walked toward the Capitol in Washington DC, setting the stage for a nationwide Women's March movement.<p>One year later, Women's March organizers are heading West -- to Las Vegas, to be exact -- …

Linda Sarsour

Michelle Williams Is Ready to Lead

Consider the curious career of Michelle Williams. She is, at 37, regarded as one of the best actresses of her generation, with four Oscar nominations …

Tarana Burke

Raising a Social-Media Star

The parents of teen internet celebrities get a crash course in a new kind of fame while trying to maintain boundaries for their newly rich and powerful children.<p>When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I’ve got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, …

Social Media

From Charlottesville to Gainesville to a College Town Near You, Campuses Brace for More Tumult in 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kent Fuchs, the president of the University of Florida, was in the living room of his stately campus residence last fall when he saw the first televised images of a parade of terror unfolding in another college town further north.<p>There were protesters. Counterprotesters. Angry …

Richard Spencer

There Is More Than One Opioid Crisis

To better tackle the epidemic, Kentucky needed to know which drugs were causing lethal overdoses.<p>Sarah Hargrove didn’t expect to be on the front …

Addiction

A Timeline of the American Crime Story: Versace Drama

The first installment of <i>American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace</i> airs on Wednesday night, but the drama surrounding the show started swirling long before its premiere. Ryan Murphy's second <i>ACS</i> installment for FX after <i>The People vs. OJ Simpson</i> has legendary Italian designer Gianni …

TV

Hot Wheels at Detroit Auto Show: Pictures

Dodge

Sneezing myths and facts

Sneezing is an involuntary reflex that all humans have but we still understand relatively little about.<p>Following on from the news that stifling a sneeze by clamping your nose and mouth shut can cause serious physical damage, we explore some sneezing facts - and myths.<p>Weird things can make us …

Medical Journals

11 Ways to Decorate With Vintage Ladders

01 of 12<p>Decorative Wooden Ladder Ideas<p>When a ladder is no longer safe to climb, it used to be forgotten about and exposed to the elements. In recent …

Home Decorating