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On race, the US is not as improved as some would have us believe

Despite the legacy of civil rights, some doors remain firmly closed. And across the US, schools are resegregating<p>At the march on Washington in August 1963, where Martin Luther King made his "I have a dream" speech, the United States Information Agency, the nation's propaganda wing devoted to …

Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown by a Balloon and a Minivan

If you don't already know why a helium balloon tethered to the floor of a minivan has the power to make your jaw drop, you're going to want to see …

Chelsea Clinton Makes Her Move

Chelsea Clinton is the product of two of the most powerful brands in the world. Now she’s finally carving out her own identity–by joining the family business.<p>Once upon a time, Chelsea Clinton was a little girl from Arkansas.<p>And deep down, she still is. Despite her White …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

WHY THE ECONOMY SUCKS: Because American Companies And Their Owners Are Greedier Now Than At Any Time In History

Why is the recovery so slow and weak?<p>One of the main reasons is that average American consumers, who account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy, are still strapped.<p>Five years after the recovery began, unemployment remains high. And the Americans who are lucky enough to be working …

Usher in Spring With This Launch You'll Love: Jonathan Adler x TOMS Collection

It's official: We have spring fever, and the credit goes to the latest TOMS collaboration with designer Jonathan Adler who has really kicked things …

The Right Way to Talk About Climate Control

Climate expert Elizabeth Kolbert knows what's coming. How does she avoid panic?<p>When a fire alarm bleats repeatedly in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel, where I'm talking to <i>The New Yorker</i> environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert about her new book, <i>The Sixth Extinction</i>, she keeps talking. She doesn't …

Fishy Fashion Fit for a Mermaid

Here are my favorite things in the fish market (get it?)<p>Maybe it is because Kenzo's brilliant spring collection is finally arriving in stores or because I just had sushi for lunch, but I have fish on the brain. Here are my favorite things in the fish market (get it?) that you can wear to feel like …

Recipes for Beauty: Asparagus

One of my favorite things about spring is watching the snow give way to tiny, green buds that bloom all over the place. It reminds me that it’s the …

Asparagus

Nude Lipsticks for Every Shade of Brown Skin

Awards season red carpets usually spell an onslaught of glamorous reds and vampy plums. Not so much this year. Right now, matte nudes are everywhere. …

Maison Martin Margiela

<b>GENDER, DECONSTRUCTED<br>Paris:</b> Martin Marigiela’s collection juxtaposed masculine and feminine influences this season. Heavy wool suitings, pinstripes, …

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Dior Fall/Winter 2014

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Blast from the Past

Style<p>With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect opportunity (or excuse, as any new season is) to revamp your wardrobe. Sometimes the key …

On The Street…. After Dior, Paris

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World's oldest newspaper to end print edition, go digital only

Lloyd's List, which was founded in 1734, says declining interest in the shipping newspaper's print edition led to the decision.<p>After nearly 280 years in print, the world's oldest continuously published newspaper is stopping the presses in favor of a digital presence.<p>Lloyd's List, which was founded …

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Big Pharma And Meth Cooks Agree: Keep Cold Meds Over The Counter

Millions of Americans have seen the fictional world of meth use and production in AMC's <i>Breaking Bad</i>, but journalist Jonah Engle has spent a lot of time in the real world of meth.<p>In a recent piece in <i>Mother Jones</i>, Engle looks at the explosion in the number of meth addicts who cook their own drugs …

Indecent Proposal? Girlfriend Makes 300 Sandwiches, Hopes for Engagement

It has long been said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. But one woman has taken that adage and turned it into a mission statement.<p>…

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Obama sounds like Darth Vader!

His latest U.N. speech implies the U.S. is the one dominant power that can “bring order” to the world<p>Is America an empire or not? It is a loaded question because in the modern age, that word -- "empire" -- is not a moniker citizens proudly embrace in the way we might imagine the Ottomans or the …

8 Newcomer Resorts Not to Miss

Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.<p><b>1. The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, Florida</b> If you are looking for a purely luxe, romantic getaway, you'll find a …

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6 Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Tourist Abroad

There are a lot of negative connotations attached to the word "tourist." While it's inevitable that when traveling abroad, you'll look and feel like an outsider at times, it's easy to avoid tourist hate.<p>Here are seven simple ways to not look like a tourist. We promise, it will make your travels …

Mars water surprise in Curiosity rover soil samples

<b>There is a surprising amount of water bound up in the soil of Mars, according to an analysis done onboard the US space agency's (Nasa) Curiosity rover.</b><p>When it heated a small pinch of dirt scooped up from the ground, the most abundant vapour detected was H2O.<p>Curiosity researcher Laurie Leshin and …

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Watch this baby’s adorable reaction after trying ice cream for the first time

<b>A baby with a sweet tooth can be a nightmare for parents.</b><p>From wailing loudly until their demand for sugary treats is met, to relentless nagging for …

Why Can't Fish Oil Supplements Keep Our Brains Sharp?

Lots of people think of fish as brain food. And there's good reason.<p>Many kinds of fish — think salmon, sardines, tuna — contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a class of polyunsaturated fat, which have been shown to fight inflammation and improve the function of our neurons.<p>So, why is it that …

Couldn't Live Without the Internet? 15 Percent of American Adults Do

They're certainly not reading this article, checking e-mail or Facebook, or watching this video of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake making fun of …