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Pope Francis's family values message falls short, say LGBT groups in US

Amoris Laetitia document may have adopted more tolerant language, but LGBT Catholics wanted the church to make more significant changes to its stance<p>LGBT rights groups in the US said on Tuesday that Pope Francis’s document on family values fell short of already low expectations.<p>The 256-page Amoris …

LGBTQI

Bernie and Pope Francis team up: Sanders set to speak at the Vatican on economic and social issues

Sanders accepted an invitation from the Vatican and will leave the campaign trail days before the New York primary<p>Surprise - Bernie Sanders is a big fan of the Pope and now he's headed to the Vatican.<p>On Friday, the Sanders campaign announced that the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential …

Pope Francis says married couples should get THAT 'evening blessing'

LONDON — Pope Francis' highly anticipated document on family issues was released Friday, containing instructions for priests dealing with the …

25 fun, affordable places to retire around the world

Retirement means more than golf and gardening for an increasing number of Americans looking for fun outdoor activities, international adventures and cutting-edge cuisine later in life.<p>And while there are countries, cities and states that offer more affordability for retirees, the best place to …

Kanye West, The Life of Pablo, first listen and track by track

Kanye West promised his new album would be one of the greatest of all time. So perhaps it should be no surprise that the album he unveiled would be a mess of egotistic self-regard and artistic pretension, a narcissistic mess shot through with moments of sonic, melodic and lyrical brilliance. It has …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Herschel Supply for Hudson’s Bay Company 2016 Collection

HBC brings its signature motif to Herschel’s bags.<p>Incorporated back in 1670 and holding the distinction of North America’s oldest company, Hudson’s Bay has teamed up with fellow Canadians Herschel Supply Co. to introduce a brand new collab to kick off 2016. Taking cues from the signature HBC’s …

North America

Teach Yourself Italian

For a writer, a foreign language is a new kind of adventure.<p>Exile<p>My relationship with Italian takes place in exile, in a state of separation.<p>Every language belongs to a specific place. It can migrate, it can spread. But usually it’s tied to a geographical territory, a country. Italian belongs …

Art Student Redesigns the Euro Along Children's Book Illustrations

As much art as it is money.<p>Currency and passport redesigns have always made for intriguing design exercises, not only because they make us wonder what a more aesthetics-oriented world might look like, but also simply because these redesigns are often very beautiful. Such is the case with these …

Animals

2015 films you need to see: Anything by Kristen Wiig, 'Results' and more

Oh, no, not again. It's nearing the time for year-end lists and hearing from various guilds and groups to create a vague consensus over the best of this year's movies. (And music and restaurants and people and TV and everything.)<p>More than many of those other media, with the movies this often means …

Yves Saint-Laurent

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

13 scary new books to make Halloween spookier

Want something spooky to read this Halloween? Never fear.<p>For readers from tiny tots to serious scholars, we've collected 13 recent books that explore the creepy, the frightening, and the world of the dead. Here's our list:<p><b>1. "Perchance to Dream" by Charles Beaumont</b> (Penguin Classics, $16 paper). …

Books

The 25 best horror movies since 2000

Ask horror-movie buffs to name their favorite decade for the genre, and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. The ’30s had several of …

Emilia Clarke Named Esquire's 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

After what we’re sure was an exhaustive and scientifically sound study, <i>Esquire</i> has named <i>Game of Thrones</i> starEmilia Clarke the sexiest woman alive in …

Seven reasons to visit Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy's intriguing borderland

Writers Hemingway, Rilke and Joyce all found inspiration in the tiny, triple-barrelled Friuli Venezia Giulia region, tucked away in the far northeast of Italy.<p>Today, despite being just a couple of hours from Venice, FVG is one of Italy’s least touristed regions, but those in the know are heading …

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Sustainable Development Goals

5 Places to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S.

<i>by Allison Williams and Marisa LaScala, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of NHDTTD/George Murphy<p>While we all love summer and its days filled with sunshine and ice cream, we can't be sad for long--fall is on its way with all its usual bright colors and beautiful views. Here's where to find the best</b> …

The best US destination to travel to every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best destination in the US to visit each month of the year.<p>Using data from their Travel Hacker Guide, Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare for US destinations for travel between November 2013 and December 2014, and median hotel rates for travel between …

Air Travel

Junípero Serra’s missions destroyed entire native cultures--now he's going to be a saint

It's a warm fall day outside Mission Dolores, where an Ohlone man whose baptismal name is Francisco is tied to a whipping post. A week ago he ran away to the village where he grew up, but the soldiers hunted him down and brought him back in chains. A priest has gathered the other Indians at the …

Christianity

A Style Guide to The Talented Mr. Ripley

New York City, the late 1950s — free jazz emerges as the new soundtrack of the youth, a generation defined by angst and subversion who esteem …

New York City

6 ways to spot cheap leather — even at high-end stores

Poor leather, on the other hand, can pull the wool over your eyes — especially when it's beautifully displayed in an upscale store.<p>Here are a few tricks to help gauge the quality of the next leather item that catches your fancy.<p><b>Real leather will always smell like leather.</b> Fake leather smells like …

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Space Travel

Stunning Photos of the World's Rarest and Oldest Trees

For the last 14 years, Beth Moon has been circling the globe documenting the world's rarest trees. The San Francisco-photographer has traveled …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Why These Photos of Windows Around the World Have Gone Viral

Portuguese photographer André Vincent Gonçalves started out taking snapshots of colorful windows in his native Évora; his "Windows of the World" project has since grown—and gone viral. Gonçalves spoke to Conde Nast Traveler about the windows that inspire.

Computer Science

The Streets Of Florence: Pitti Uomo 88 - Street Style - Day 3

<i>Pitti Uomo is being covered in collaboration with Peroni by D’Marge editor-in-chief Luc Wiesman, who’s currently in Florence. Follow the daily action</i> …

Pope Francis just took a huge step to uniting religion with science

Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "there are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is."<p>But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith.<p>In Thursday's …

Christianity

NASA to try again to get saucer flying

<b>(CNN) —</b> This one is for the UFO lovers. If all goes according to plan -- after a series of delays -- NASA will test a saucer-shaped craft that could hold the key to a future human mission to Mars.<p>The test flight has been delayed several times by weather at the test site at the U.S. Navy's Pacific …

Space Science