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Evangelicals Are Winning the Gay Marriage Fight—in Africa and Russia

Long be­fore Pres­id­ent Obama se­lec­ted three gay ath­letes to lead the Amer­ic­an del­eg­a­tion to the So­chi Olympics, long be­fore Pres­id­ent …

31 Amazing Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey is the king of classic cocktails, so we love ourselves a good Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Julep. But we’re not afraid to mix it up either. These 31 cocktail recipes know what we're talking about.<p>When we’re not sipping some fine whiskey neat or on the rock, we’re mixing up cocktails that …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Brussels Sprouts, In Season in December

Tips on buying, storing, and cooking Brussels sprouts, in season in December<p>Earthy, nutty-tasting Brussels sprouts get a bad rap because they are so easy to overcook, resulting in a mushy texture and pungent aroma. When cooked properly, these little cabbages are crisp-tender, with a pleasant crunch …

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Four Hours for Barbecue: the Psychology of Waiting in Line for Food

Confused, my mind muddled by the 105°F heat of Austin, I collapsed onto the bed of my hotel room. Did I even know myself anymore? "No meat is worth a three-hour wait," I poo-poo'd to friends before leaving on my Texas vacation. And yet I'd waited over four at famed brisket purveyor Franklin …

9 Large-Format Drinks to Make for Holiday Parties

One of our top tips for holiday entertaining is this: do not make drinks one by one. Do not shake drinks for each of your cocktail party guests. Do not act as bartender all night long, unless you want your friends to start calling you 'Grinchy' by the end. Instead of making drinks to order, it's …

12 Modern Homes for Cool Cats

Every cool cat deserves a home that’s just as hip, so this holiday, pamper you kitten with a modern hideaway. These 12 feline-friendly dens are designed to keep your cat purring in style, so you’ll never have to worry about cages or kooky cat towers ruining your decor ever again! Sounds <i>purr-fect</i> to …

16 Sex Toys So Pretty They Don't Look Like Sex Toys

Like, can-leave-out-in-front-of-houseguests-and-not-be-embarrassed pretty.<p>Because no one (looking at you, airport security) really needs to know, here are 16 ultra-discreet vibrators and sex-ccessories so chic that no one would ever guess what they really are.

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The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

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Everything You Need to Know About 7 Student Loan Repayment Plans

In October, the Department of Education began contacting borrowers who were struggling to pay back their student loans to let them know about the …

Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs," "panic" and "looting."<p>This poison is being …

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Human rights activists struggle to fight Russia’s anti-gay law

Campaigns against the country’s ban on “gay propaganda” are targeting Olympic sponsors<p>NEW YORK (AP) — The four-month campaign protesting Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics' top corporate sponsors to speak out before the …

5 Great Affordable Bourbons to Buy When You Can't Find Pappy Van Winkle

<i>By Andrew Knowlton</i><p>Every year, I ask Santa for a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon from Kentucky, and every year he comes up empty-handed. If the man in red can't get it, who can? The answer: very few. Pappy, as it's called by its legions of fans, is easily the most sought-after bourbon on the …

Philippines Recovery and Relief: How You Can Help In NYC - PAPER

<i>Relief and recovery for the Philippines is in full effect after</i> <i>Typhoon Haiyan left the country and its citizens in utter devastation earlier this week. There are nearly 4,000 confirmed dead and 500,000 survivors who are badly in need of supplies.</i> <i>There are endless ways to help. You can donate to the</i> …

Boozy Cures for the Common Cold

Steel yourself against cold and flu season with boozy, steaming-hot drinks that double, however arguably, as preventive medicine<p>Feel a cold coming on? Make yourself a drink. When made with flu-fighting ingredients like honey, ginger, herbal tea, and chiles, cocktails can help you beat your winter …

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A Foolproof Guide to Protecting Your Blowout at the Gym

Photo: Getty Images<p>Raise your hand if you've ever skipped a cardio session in the name of a good hair day. New York City entrepreneur Erika Wasser was tired of choosing between exercise classes and blowouts, so she founded Glam & Go, a newly opened blow-dry bar at Manhattan's Exhale Spa (with more …

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Winter Camping Essentials

Winter is clearly the season for camping, so check out these 10 great essentials and make no excuses.<p>Mountain Hardwear Phantom Jacket<p>Water-resistant, 850-fill down in Mountain Hardwear’s Phantom jacket ($350) means less worrying about moisture. We also liked the hot-water-bottle-size pockets, the …

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Alberto Salazar's 10 Golden Running Rules

ALBERTO SALAZAR knows a thing or two about his sport. A former world-record holder in the marathon, and three-time winner of the New York City event, Salazar was the face of American distance running's last golden age, which peaked during the Reagan administration. Salazar also learned his lessons …

The Best Resort Jackets of 2014

There's good reason to get the right jacket. Several, actually. If what you're wearing isn't warm and windproof enough, you could end up shivering on long chair rides. Too much insulation or not enough venting and you risk overheating, which can be unpleasant (sweaty) or worse (soaked through and …

The Best Deals of the 2014 Ski Season

Skiing is expensive. Walk-up lift ticket prices at major resorts now routinely top $100 a day. Then there’s lodging, on-mountain lunches serving up grey burgers and limp fries for double-digit prices, and $20 pitchers at après-ski spots. With the economy on the uptick and early snowfall stoking …

The Single Fitness Stat You Need to Know

Elite endurance athletes and exercise physiologists have long known that VO2 max may be the single greatest determinant of athletic performance. But few recreational athletes have access to the kind of specialized lab equipment typically used to assess and train their number. Now a new study in the …

The 100 Best Places to Work in 2013

Outside's 100 Best Places to Work<p>For our 2013 list of the best places to work in the United States, free ski passes, unlimited vacation time, and exotic trips are just the tip of the iceberg. We found a staggering number of companies that understand the road to success depends on a work-life …

Ergonomics and How to Organize Your Home Bar

A few weeks ago, we asked you to show us your home bar and what you shared with us ranged from bottles spread across multiple rooms to rooms dedicated to nothing but bottles. Today, we ponder the mechanics of making drinks from the home bar, from organization tips to keeping the most useful tools …

Brass slow-walk sex-assault orders

President Barack Obama set a high bar for the Pentagon’s civilian and military leaders in May when he delivered marching orders on sexual assault.<p>“We will not stop until we’ve seen this scourge, from what is the greatest military in the world, eliminated,” Obama said in a late afternoon Cabinet …

The Best Tech Gadgets to Buy for Travelers: Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Cool tech gadgets make great Christmas and holiday presents, and we've got the best for the traveler in your life right here, featuring everything from tablets and cameras, to laptops and power chargers.<p>Tablet