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Republican debate: Fact-checking the candidates

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The CNN Fact-Checking Team worked through both Republican debates Wednesday night, comparing notable, surprising or otherwise interesting claims from the candidates against the facts.<p>The team, comprised of researchers, editors and reporters across CNN, picked the juiciest …

The films to watch in autumn 2015: from Everest to Star Wars

Film,Action and adventure,Culture,Science fiction and fantasy,Drama,Crime,Comedy,Johnny Depp,Ridley Scott,Anne Hathaway,Michael Fassbender,Emily Blunt,Carey Mulligan,Tom Hiddleston,Colin Farrell,Hugh Jackman,James Bond,Alan Bennett,Steve Jobs<p>Meryl Streep leads the Suffragettes, Bond battles …

Angelina Jolie

35 pieces of life advice from women who’ve lived to be 100

Drink lots, have sex and don't take life too seriously<p>The world’s longest living woman reached the grand old age of 116 years old, and advances in …

Lifestyle

These European countries are willing to accept some migrants—but only if they’re Christian

Europe doesn’t have much to be proud of following the record number of people, including many from Syria, that have arrived on its shores this year. But recent moves by countries in eastern Europe to cherry-pick refugees based on religion—specifically favoring Christian refugees over Muslims—are …

Train Better: 10 Exercise Machines to Avoid

Exercise machines aren't always effective—or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym<p>Seated Leg Extension Machine<p><b>What it's supposed to do:</b> Train the quadriceps. <b>What it actually does:</b> It strengthens a motion your legs aren't actually designed to do, and can put undue strain on …

Workouts

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bars * Kicking It With Kelly

So, by now you know all about my sweet tooth. I am obsessed with making delicious desserts and snacks. My sister is “famous” for her cheesecakes. No …

Bake Gourmet Cupcakes: 6 Recipes from Famous Bakeries

The cupcake bubble has burst according to Slate, and The Wall Street Journal predicts that cupcake bakeries will face economic woes as the trend …

Ultimate chocolate fudge layer cake

It’s Week Three of my ten-week Dr. Oetker #EvenBetterBaking series, in collaboration the gorgeous Stacey Solomon and this week, I have a gorgeous, …

Men's Final in Pictures

Comment appréhender le pouvoir « postdémocratique » des grandes entreprises

<i>Colin Crouch, qui se revendique d’une « social-démocratie affirmative », est notamment auteur de Postdémocratie et L’étrange survie du</i> …

Opinion: Crimea/Palestine – unfavourable comparisons

As a Liberal Democrat one is appalled by the heavy handed way that Russia has moved into Crimea with an apology for a referendum. It may be the wish …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

My guilty pleasure: Notting Hill

Films are there very largely to give you pleasure: they are pleasure-giving devices, and if a film succeeds in giving you pleasure, shouldn't you have the courage of your convictions and own up to it? So it is with mixed feelings that I nominate Notting Hill in this category, directed by Roger …

Dear Japanese | Children of the War, by Miyuki Okuyama

“Dear Japanese” documents the offspring of Japanese soldiers and Indo women, born during the Pacific War, now living in the Netherlands.<p>More than …

Your Weekly Dose of Inspiration: 30 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low online for the best links to …

Overworked First Grader Wrote a Letter to Senator

First grade is tough. No more story circle. No more nap time.<p>Six-year-old Sophie Mullins, a first grade student at Gauley River Elementary in …

25 Things You Might Not Have Known About New York City

There’s more to the Big Apple than Lady Liberty and Central Park. Here are some tidbits you might not have known.<p><b>1.</b> New York City may be a concrete …

We can get rid of Assad or fight al-Qaeda, but we can’t do both

To get a proper picture of the Syrian conflict, the West needs to listen to its enemies<p>For the past three years, when seeking enlightenment about the Syrian crisis, I have often talked to Alastair Crooke, a former MI6 officer. Mr Crooke, who left government service a decade ago after a long career, …