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I Like That: Superheroes Stylized As Native American Art

This is a series of superhero art by Native American artist Jeffrey Veregge. I'm really digging them. It's always amazed me how some Native American …

Why Facebook Still Wins When We Use Facebook Less

Mobile apps usually measure success by how engaged their users are. Are people coming back at least once a month to their service? If not, there’s a problem. Yet that idea doesn’t apply to the granddaddy of social apps, Facebook.<p>You’d think it would, since recent studies are showing that people who …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Immigration Activists On Executive Actions: It’s Not Enough

They acknowledge the lives Obama will affect with long-awaited executive actions to slow deportations, but say parents of DREAMers must be protected.<p>The details of President Obama's long-anticipated executive actions on immigration are coming into focus and activists Thursday had a firm response: …

Could immigration battle cause a shutdown?

Congressional Republicans are vowing to fight President Barack Obama's plan to make immigration changes through executive action, but they are struggling with how to do that without triggering another government shutdown.<p>The House and Senate need to pass a measure during the lame duck session to …

Caitlin Moran and the pitfalls of the essayist-turned-novelist

Why would the funny, lusty feminist writer turn to fiction when she’s so much better at telling us the truth?<p>Laura Miller<p>September 21, 2014 9:45pm (UTC)<p>It's nearly impossible to dislike Caitlin Moran's first novel, "How to Build a Girl." Moran herself is so relentlessly likable, cranking out a …

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch …

Slow Cooker Pasilla Pulled Chicken

Ah, the crock pot—you can pile things in, turn it on low, program time and temp, and deal with the dozen things you need to accomplish even before …

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How to Find Coupon Codes You Never Knew Existed

Almost every place you shop online has a "promotional code" box at checkout—but fewer than a quarter of shoppers use it. We asked the experts for …

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12 of the Most Over-the-Top Flower Arrangements We've Seen This Week

These arrangements from Preston Bailey's Designing with Flowers book are incredible and perfect for any fantasy wedding.<p><b>1. Life-size floral elephant.</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>All white everything.</b><p><b>3. Gigantic peach, purple, and pink centerpieces.</b><p><b>4. An orchid canopy.</b><p><b>5.</b> <b>White roses dripping with crystals.</b><p><b>6.</b> <b>An entire</b> …

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How Maleficent Became The Mistress Of All Evil In Just 600 Years

The bad fairy’s back, but it’s not for revenge; it’s for a backstory.<p>"She's not what you assume she is," Angelina Jolie said of the evil fairy she plays in <i>Maleficent</i>, a 2014 take on the 600-or-so-year-old story of "Sleeping Beauty." We assume, of course, that she's senselessly evil, for what else …