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More clemency coming after President Obama shortens Manning's sentence

Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence.<p>Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any other when he …

How to make the perfect lemon curd

Bring a golden glow to January with a Victorian classic, and, no matter if you’re looking to be eased into the day or hit with a full-on acid trip, there’s a variation for you<p>A ray of sunshine in one of the darkest months of the year, lighter and zingier than marmalade (and considerably quicker to …

Victorian Era

How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts

Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives.<p>On the morning of Monday, August 13, 2012, Scott Stevens loaded a brown hunting bag into his Jeep Grand Cherokee, then went …

Don't call Clinton a weak candidate: it took decades of scheming to beat her

Years of Republican plots, an opponent deified by television, and FBI smears stood in her way – and she still won the popular vote by more than Kennedy did<p>Sometimes I think I have never seen anything as strong as Hillary Clinton. That doesn’t mean that I like and admire everything about her. I’m …

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John Cleese performs a very British recap of The Walking Dead

With AMC’s <i>The Walking Dead</i> set to finally reveal the payoff of last season’s big cliffhanger on Sunday, this week should give any of they show’s …

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Celebrating the long reign of Al Hirschfeld, 'The Line King'

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a dozen years after Al Hirschfeld's death, his art remains instantly recognizable.<p>The elastic, almost rubbery line. The cleverly exaggerated eyes, eyebrows and hair of countless movie and Broadway stars. The precisely captured mannerisms that seem to move as if animated.<p>For most …

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100-Year-Old Photos Give a Rare Colorful Glimpse of Past Generations in Naples

This series of vintage prints beautifully captures a simpler and more idealistic side of Naples, Italy in the 1900’s. From picturesque sea ports to the city’s sweeping architectural feats, the scenes lend a distinctive antique feel that makes the collection stand out from modern postcards. Prints …

7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?

By the time it crashed, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 would have been just about ready to land. Beverage carts stowed, seat backs upright, tray tables locked. The 29 people on board would have just heard the engines change pitch and felt the nose dip slightly, seat belts tugging at their …