Kate Patterson

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Chalk Full of Love: The Evolution of Conversation Hearts

If it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s time for conversation hearts.<p>Americans collectively buy about eight billion of these chalky little tidbits a year, almost all in the six weeks before February 14. Today they account for about 40 percent of the Valentine’s candy market, second only to (far yummier) …

Great Depression

Merkel polarizes fangirls and feminists

Celebrity in a pantsuit: Germany's Chancellor Merkel is considered the world’s most powerful female leader. However, women's rights were never at the …

One Writer on Living Through Every Mother's Worst Nightmare

On the last morning of my son’s life I made him a Dutch-baby pancake. We watched with excitement through the window of the oven as the batter puffed to a great height, magically rising inches above the rim of the pan. As soon as I took it out, the pancake began to slump; I rushed it to the table, …

Living Rooms

US woman breaks up Planned Parenthood protest with words 'yeast infection'

A woman in the United States said she single-handedly dispersed a Planned Parenthood protest by chanting the words "yeast infection" at the …

Feminism

Big Four secret revealed: a bit of burn and churn is good

The overall expansion of partnerships at the nation's largest accountancy firms has disguised substantial turnover, or exits, in the senior …

Human Rights

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Uniqlo’s Newest Collab Will Make It Easier to Dress like a French Girl

Uniqlo is a Japanese brand, but they’re doing a pretty great job of helping us pretend like we spend our days wandering along the Seine and chowing down on croissants. The company announced back in April that they’ll be releasing a line with French style icon Carine Roitfeld in the fall, and now …

This Whole Millennials + Food Obsession Seems Like It's Here to Stay

Writer Eve Turow explores the question of why Millennials spend so much money on food and what that means in her new book, Generation Yum.<p>"I should be spending the little money I have on laundry, but I'm not. I would rather get a great craft brew."<p>This is what writer Eve Turow, 28, admitted on the …

Celebrity Chefs

Questions but no answers on anniversary of Love Parade tragedy

It's been five years since the Duisburg Love Parade stampede that claimed 21 people's lives and injured hundreds more. With no trial in sight, the …

Why You Should Let Your Zodiac Sign Choose Your Next Meal

Not so long ago, adventurous eating meant a visit to the local Chinese restaurant for chow mein or an Italian café for pizza. Now, we're just as likely to go out for Indian or Thai food. International travel has opened Americans' eyes (and palates) to the delights of other countries' …