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Your Life Isn't My Job

I'm writing this not to tell you how to parent.<p>I won't ask you to let your kids free-range<p>or suggest you co-sleep.<p>I don't care whether you nurse<p>or use formula<p>or barley water<p>or goat milk.<p>It's okay if you stay home with your kids<p>if you send them to daycare 60 hours a week<p>if they were unplanned<p>or if …

31 Clever Tech Gifts You Might Want To Keep For Yourself

Get out of that Black Friday line. The best tech gifts are all available online.

What Happened at Brian Holloway’s House?

An NFL player's empty home. A massive teenage party. A tailor-made story of social-media shaming and a former star wronged. Until you dig deeper, …

I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism …

"Is a House a Home If It Doesn't Have a Media Room:" 10 Observations On the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - PAPER

<b>Carey:</b><p>1. Brandi has a mother named Judy who comes over to help her move stuff in her new house. Judy, Brandi's mother, is a supposedly "Earthy" woman, who wears big denim shirts. She is a woman whose name is Judy, who then decided to name her daughter, Brandi. "Aye! Moui name's Juday!" she …

That Time Ellen DeGeneres Taught Everyone How To Hide

Or at least how long a human being can hide in a cupboard.

What It's Like To Fly Spirit Airlines

Based on true stories.

Psychotherapist Is Unable to Understand What Medical Insurance Is

Writing in today's <i>New York Times</i> opinion section, the psychotherapist and <i>Atlantic</i> contributor Lori Gottlieb offers a shocking first-person account of …

Health Care

Inside 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki’s $99 DNA Revolution

The $126 million genetic-testing company can tell you how to live smarter, better, and longer. It can also tell you what might kill you.<p>There’s a lot you can do for your child with 99 dollars.<p>You can purchase 14 gallons of organic milk or 396 lollipops. You can give her 33 rides on the Ferris wheel …

Is Funeral Home Chain SCI's Growth Coming at the Expense of Mourners?

Steering his jet-black Cadillac CTS sedan along the streets of West Palm Beach, Fla., Brad Zahn offers a tour of the area’s cemeteries, one more …

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

Orders of Grief

For weeks, nobody slept. On the first night after the shootings in December, Raul Arguello lay awake in his bed in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, listening …

Teddybears

Oops, You Just Hired the Wrong Hitman

Say you want someone, you know, eliminated —a lover, a business partner, a mother-in-law. There are guys out there who will do that. For a price. Then there's another kind of guy. A guy who looks and acts just like a regular hit man. Prison tats, do-rag. But instead of doing the job, he turns sides …

After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet

By Eli Saslow<p>, Reporter<p>In NEWTOWN, Conn.<p>They had promised to try everything, so Mark Barden went down into the basement to begin another project in memory of Daniel. The families of Sandy Hook Elementary were collaborating on a Mother’s Day card, which would be produced by a marketing firm and …

A Very Dangerous Boy

Last week, a judge in California finally decided the fate of a violent and damaged child who murdered his neo-Nazi father a few years ago, when he was just 10 years old. Amy Wallace reports on the tragic, impossible case of Jeff and Joseph Hall<p>A son kills a father and the question is why. In the …

Death at the Summit: How the Feds Killed a Market Oracle

More than 200 climbers are entombed in the ice on Mount Everest. When wind clears the snow away, clothing and limbs sometimes surface like saplings …

Cost-benefit Analysis

How the food stamp diet is leaving the Rio Grande Valley both hungry and obese | The Washington Post

You Saw This Coming of the Day: NY State Launches “Text Stops” to Discourage Texting & Driving

In an effort to dissuade drivers from using the cellphones while driving, a total of 91 “text stops” have been installed across major highways in New York State where motorists can stop the car to send their text messages. The new accommodations come off the heels of a recent crackdown on texting drivers by the law enforcement, which has resulted in over 365% increase in the number of summons and tickets issued since last summer. During a press conference announcing the rest areas, New York …

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.<p>1. 56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should be …

From Here to Paternity

Behind the scenes with Maury as the show enters its 16th season<p>Listen to the familiar voice of Maury Povich:<p><i>This is Tiffany. In two months, Tiffany</i> …

African-American News

Watch The Best Stalking Cat Video Compilation Ever

Cat viral videos are the best. If you are a cat lover, then you are in for a treat, and if you aren’t that fond of the freaky felines, then you have …

Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

Filed to: Ask The Commenters RoundupFiled to: Ask The Commenters Roundup<p>Ask The Commenters Roundup<br>• Hive Mind<p>1<p>Go to permalink<p>Post your best moving tip …

Best Restaurant Brands Sold in Supermarkets - Consumer Reports

<b>Restaurant or brand</b><p><b>Meal</b><p><b>Restaurant dish</b><p><b>Frozen dish</b><p><b>Frozen like restaurant version?</b><p><b>Frozen worth a try?</b><p><b>Boston Market</b><p><b>Chicken pot pie</b><p>$5.80 for whole pie. …

6 Tips for Dealing with Difficult (Even Impossible) People

In case you're wondering how to play well with others, we have a few ideas.<p>I am Really Ticked Off. Do I <i>Have</i> to Be Forgiving?<p>What's a Respectful Way …

Why Rob Bell Says Faith and Doubt Are the Perfect Partners

Best-selling author Rob Bell has always been a man of faith. Still, in his early 30s, he began to question certain things about what his faith had …

Faith

The 4 Worst Foods for Your Skin

Pimply? Puffy? Wrinkly? How the way you eat can affect the way you look.<p>The Wholesome Drink That's Linked to Acne<p>The Snacks That Can Inflame Your …

Oprah Goes Soul to Soul with Rob Bell

How does best-selling author Rob Bell define God? What is the difference between religion and spirituality? What lesson took him the longest to …

Spirituality

(Almost) Homemade Dinners You Can Make in the Microwave

Couldn't-be-easier main courses and desserts, plus an anytime meal the whole family will love.<p>Healthier, No-Box Mac 'n' Cheese<p>Garlic-Lime Salmon with …

Cooking

12 Things to Be Grateful for This Month

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

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