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Why calls for “unity” in American politics are not enough: Look at the 1930s and 1940s

The US is in the midst of a tepid economic recovery following a catastrophic downturn, but millions of Americans continue to feel left behind. Some turn their anger on corporations and Wall Street. Others target nonwhite immigrant workers. A charismatic media personality with a populist message …

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

Chances are good that most folks are still a little hungover from all the lightsaber fights, superhero flights of fancy, Western revivals and "bear …

Movies

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Management

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Family & Adventure Vacations | Goop

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from bungee jumping in New Zealand, to white water rafting in Montana, to beach resorts with free swim diapers, to …

New Zealand

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medicine

Drama On The Docket: High Court's Term Set To End With Slate Of Big Cases

Major decisions are expected this month, as the U.S. Supreme Court works its way through several cases still pending before it closes out its calendar for the 2014-2015 term.<p>Among the biggest issues hanging fire: the status of same-sex marriages, subsidies for health insurance under Obamacare and …

Health Care

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

Korean War

The Weirdest Museums in the World

What qualifies a museum as weird? Take a pinch of strange, mix it with morbid, and add a dash of mystery. All of these museums are one-of-a-kind and speak to the curious and will leave you smiling, shuddering or bewildered. Or, all of the above.<p><b>Schwarzenegger Museum</b><p><i>Image via Design You Trust</i><p>Opening …

The Craziest Places to Stay on Vacation

Sure, you can always book a hotel or an Airbnb rental, but there will come a time when you might want to shack up in a truly unique abode. And for that, we've got you covered.<p>Play Swiss Family Robinson in <b>one of these treehouse hotels</b>.<p>Get the royal treatment at a <b>rentable château or palace</b>.<p>Keep an …

The Heartland’s best hits: top Kansas sights along I-70

This is the stuff road trips through Middle America are made of: slurping milkshakes at a Formica countertop in a diner that hasn’t changed since 1950, cruising by fields of sunflowers and amber waves of grain that stretch as far as the eye can see, and stopping at the quirky, always-superlative …

8 Real-World Locations That Inspired Disney Movies

<i>by Pretty Prudent's Jaime Morrison Curtis</i><p>Photo courtesy Nagelestock.com/Alamy<p>The magical worlds inhabited by Disney characters have inspired children for generations, but did you know that the creative teams behind these visions were often themselves inspired by authentic villages, castles, and …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

Advice from a Travel Photographer: Focus on the Journey

World-renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry has spent many years traveling around and photographing the unique and vibrant people and sights of …