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‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball

When he returns home from the stadium, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis often gets into bed and watches reruns of “Friends.” Even though Galvis, 27, is from Venezuela and grasped English late in life, he is so addicted to the sitcom that he has watched every episode of the 10-season …

Wilmer Flores

When is Rosh Hashanah 2017 and what are Jews celebrating?

<b>What is Rosh Hashanah?</b> It’s the Jewish New Year. Literally meaning "the head of the year" in Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah – also spelled Rosh HaShanah, Roshashana and Rosh Hashannah, among other variations – is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days and is usually celebrated in September. Due to the …

Christianity

The UN General Assembly by the numbers

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Global leaders have descended on New York City for the 72nd edition of the United Nations General Assembly.<p>Those in the know will be keeping a close eye on what is sure to be a hectic week of global diplomacy and decision making.<p>Here are a few key numbers to help you get up to …

North Korea

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

600 years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front of a …

Rome

Expressive Portraits Reveal the Quirky Human-Like Qualities of Different Dogs

Ask any dog owner and they’ll tell you that their pooch has a dynamic personality. Pet photographers prove this, time and again, with portraits that reflect the idiosyncrasies of an individual canine. In a single picture, they capture their subtle expressions—including fuzzy furrowed brows, …

Art

The Best Mac ‘N Cheese in Every State

1 of 51<p>Alabama: Meat Boss<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>Alaska: Ginger<p>3 of 51<p>Arizona: Rusconi’s American Kitchen<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 51<p>Arkansas: Maddie’s …

Restaurants

Jon Hamm’s Second Act

I had only two or three questions for Jon Hamm. I wanted to know if fame had rattled him. I wanted to know if, more than two years after the “Mad Men” finale, he had plotted out a second act worthy of his talent. I wanted to know if he still wanted to be a star.<p>We were supposed to meet at the edge …

Jon Hamm

The Pao Effect Is What Happens After Lean In

<b>There were so many times</b> Ellen Pao could have taken money in exchange for silence. Before she filed her gender discrimination lawsuit against the …

Feminism

See Inside a Berlin Synagogue's First Rosh Hashanah After World War II

Jewish New Year photo essay by Robert Capa from LIFE magazine, Oct. 8, 1945.<br>LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 3<p>When Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on …

Israel

Trump remains Trump but evidence of Kelly's reign is emerging

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House chief of staff John Kelly has been omnipresent during President Donald Trump's first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly this week, a multiple-day foray into the complicated world of international politics.<p>Two months into his job, Kelly spent this week escorting …

The White House

There Is Now Hope for Thousands of Women Who Were Told They Hit an IVF Dead End

Monica Halem calls it the “fertility train.” Every woman who embarks on a cycle of in vitro fertilization is familiar with the ride: the multiple …

Genetics

Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's finances

INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - As deaths mount in America's opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.<p>Ross County, a largely rural region of 77,000 people an hour south of Columbus, Ohio, is wrestling with an explosion in opioid-related deaths …

Opioid Crisis

Mutant butterflies reveal the genetic roots of colorful wings

Engineered mutant butterflies give a glimpse deep into the genetic roots of wing patterns, an international team reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors of the new study rearranged colors on butterfly wings by deleting a single gene using a genome editing …

Biology

Still Fighting at Standing Rock

Sep 19, 2017<p>Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside much anyway. A great mountain of a man with thick black hair to his waist and a disarming gentleness, Rattler made the objects around him look …

Injustice

Mexico City's Earthquake, Through Residents' Eyes

Here’s how locals responded when shocks struck the city.<p>On September 19, just 12 days after the second-largest earthquake in Mexican history shook the state of Chiapas and Oaxaca, another one struck the country’s capital.<p>Authorities have reported 120 people dead in four states, plus 44 collapsed …

Earthquakes

Recipes with Apple Cider

1 of 30<p>Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 30<p>Cider Doughnuts with Maple-Tahini Glaze<p>3 of 30<p>Smothered Vinegar Pork Shoulder …

Pork

25 Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall

'Tis the season for everything pumpkin!<p>Celebrate the new season with pumpkin! From breakfast to lunch, and dinner to dessert, whip up a selection of …

Recipes

How to Create a Gallery Wall

Tips for making it look uncluttered and artsy, too<p><i>Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior design topic with an elite group of designers from</i> …

Luxury Homes

Lessons on Training and Failure from the Fastest Men in the World

In May, three men tried to run a marathon in less than two hours. Lelisa Desisa, the youngest of the men and a two-time Boston Marathon winner, grew up running barefoot in Ethiopia. Zersenay Tadese, from the tiny country of Eritrea, is a half-marathon world record holder. Eliud Kipchoge, an Olympic …

Marathons

Hollywood's Top 20 Red Carpet Designers of 2017

This year's awards season looks are marked by extremes: From the decadence of Rodarte ruffles to the political statements of pantsuits and pins. …

Red Carpet

With iOS 11, Flipboard Is Easier on the Eyes

Flipboard is supporting the new iOS 11 experience by adding a much anticipated feature: Smart Invert Colors (enabling as close to “dark mode” as is possible on iOS). Starting today, iPhone and iPad users who upgrade to iOS 11 can flip through the pages of Flipboard while in bed or in dark …

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> …

Geopolitics

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 …

Germany