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11 Thanksgiving Games to Keep the Whole Family Entertained (and Squabble-Free)

Food and football are great and all (um, especially the food), but what are you supposed to do the rest of the day? Here, 11 fun Thanksgiving games …

How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

LINCOLN, Neb. — In 1999, I had been a freshman in college in upstate New York for maybe two weeks — it was still September, no one had gotten winter jackets out yet — when my classmates started booking their flights home for Thanksgiving. They couldn’t wait. They regaled me with stories of family …

Education

“HIGH” TECHNOLOGY

There’s gold in them thar weeds!<p>Some years ago, a relative of mine decided to move to Northern California to become a legal <b>marijuana</b> grower. Easy money, he thought.<p>He had been, for much of his life, a long-haul trucker and the back-breaking work was taking a toll on his body. So he and a pal, who …

Dear Paris Hilton, here's a brief history of the selfie

By Imran Rahman-Jones <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>"11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!" wrote Paris Hilton on Twitter on Sunday, posting two pictures of the pair from 2006.</b><p>Unfortunately, as some of her Twitter followers have pointed out, neither Paris nor Britney were anywhere near the …

Paris Hilton

The Rise of the Millennial Mortician

Caitlin Doughty thinks we should get closer to our dead loved ones.<p>For most of us, a trip to a remote village in Indonesia to witness locals disinter their dead relatives’ mummified bodies and then hang out with them as though they were alive would be an alarming—if not completely …

Dia de los Muertos

An Algorithm Is Coming for Your Food

The San Francisco–based accelerator IndieBio’s Demo Day is delightfully awkward. Scores of investors and journalists shuffle past nervous teams of …

Agriculture

Feeding the need: Expanding school lunch programs

<i>Thanksgiving is just one day out of every year. FEEDING THE NEED millions of hungry kids feel every school day is the goal of some big-hearted adults</i> …

Education

Afghanistan’s Hipsters Have Found Themselves A Pocket Of Calm

Obscured by car bombs and a resurgent Taliban, a surprisingly resilient hipster scene has emerged in Kabul.<p>KABUL — You summon a ride using the Kaweyan Cabs taxi-hailing app, listening to upbeat Pashtun pop as your driver takes you through streets clogged with traffic. You get to the workshare space …

Afghanistan

In China, an Education in Dating

JINAN, China — Zhang Zhenxiao is 27 years old. He has never been in a relationship. He has never kissed a woman.<p>Now, Mr. Zhang is ready for love — but like many men in China, he doesn’t know where to begin.<p>So Mr. Zhang turned to a dating coach. The “Fall in Love Emotional Education” school, which …

Dating

The Confederacy still haunts the campus of Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. — When a drunk driver accidentally plowed into the Confederate statue on the University of Mississippi’s campus in September, the school had a choice: get rid of the statue and join the national movement erasing Confederate heritage, or pay to repair it.<p>The school administration chose …

Racism

How a Handful of Billionaires Kept Their Friend Harvey Weinstein in Power

The Harvey Weinstein sexual assault saga is a scandal for the ages. But the grave accusations of harassment and, in some cases, rape from over 100 …

Bob Weinstein

Her mother said they descended from ‘a president and a slave.’ What would their DNA say?

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>ORANGE, Va. — In her mind’s eye, Bettye Kearse could see her ancestor walking the worn path that led from the big house to …

Genealogy

Rembering Charles Manson's victims: Rich, famous, fringe and random

In the dearly five decades since the notorious murders stunned Los Angeles, there has been endless fascination and revulsion surrounding Charles Manson and his cult “family.”<p>And Manson did not fade quietly during his decades behind bars, but continued to make headlines with interviews, bad conduct …

Crime

American Music Awards 2017: 10 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments

Diana Ross' family affair, Pink and Kelly Clarkson's gravity-defying voices, BTS' American television debut and more big moments from the 2017 …

American Music Awards

What is a fartlek? Plus 6 other super-common terms every runner should know

Even though running is an activity anyone can do with minimal gear, it’s got a whole set of its own terminology—which can feel intimidating or …

Interval Training

70+ AMAs Pictures That Pretty Much Put You Front Row at the Show

The 2017 American Music Awards took over LA on Sunday night, bringing a bevy of amazing looks, hot performances, heartfelt speeches, and cute, candid moments between some of the music industry's brightest stars. Host Tracee Ellis Ross nailed her big gig, while her famous mom, the iconic Diana Ross, …

Awards

This breathtaking new street art is made entirely out of trash

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, known by the moniker Bordalo II, is showing off some bold new street art in an abandoned Lisbon warehouse. …

Street Art

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Says Goodbye to Racing: Pictures

Revolution

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The eight-day guide to a better digital life

Your apps, search engines and social networks know hidden things about you that even your closest friends might not. To find out just how much, Sophia Smith Galer tries a programme called the Data Detox.<p>I was dubious at first when I read about the Data Detox. It sounds like a guide to logging off, …

M-learning

The Best New Fitness Gear Of 2017

We tested the latest shoes, watches, T-shirts, sunglasses, and more. Here’s what’s worth buying<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>The buzzword in fitness gear this year is specialization. Upstart brands are engineering new kinds of …

Clothing

Meet the Illustrator Behind Lincoln Center’s Most Memorable Posters

James McMullan, the Toulouse-Lautrec of contemporary New York, has captured the city’s cultural pulse with his inimitable posters for the Lincoln Center Theater. After three decades, the artist still treats his daunting mandate as if he were just starting out.<p>In 1979, the illustrator James McMullan …

Abraham Lincoln

Dog Earns Special Treat: British Award for Bravery

War has long made heroes of women and men. But animals have also shown gallantry in battle stretching back centuries, including dogs, bears, cats, a duck and even a goat called Sergeant Bill.<p>In World War I, Sergeant Bill, who hailed from Saskatchewan and was called Billy by his comrades, was …

War

25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More

The inventors, entrepreneurs and disrupters who are changing (and maybe saving) the world one brilliant idea at a time<p>He's probably the only person …

Elon Musk

Presidents From Lincoln to FDR Kept the Thanksgiving Tradition Going

Lincoln started the process of making it a federal holiday in 1863, crystallizing something that had been around since the days of the …

Abraham Lincoln

The 9 Best Smart Home Products of 2017

From a robotic vacuum cleaner to the best new smart scale on the market, AD helps you bring up the IQ of your home<p>With the trifecta of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the winter holidays around the corner, it is the perfect time to give back to the one place that has always taken care of you and …

Smart Homes