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Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see.<p>It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering. The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street …

Inside the GOP Clown Car

T<p>he thing is, when you actually think about it, it’s not funny. Given what’s at stake, it’s more like the opposite, like the first sign of the …

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Why The Pig Is The Most Loved And Most Loathed Animal On The Plate

In 1849 an American farmer watched a sow give birth and was moved to record a diary entry: "Pigs! Pigs! Pork! Pork! Pork!"<p>The writer's enthusiasm — dug up by historical geographer Sam Bowers Hilliard for Hog Meat and Hoecake, his examination of Southern foodways — is understandable. Swine reproduce …

Cuba's Tech Revolutionaries

Cuba is best known for its beauty, its crumbling buildings, its classic cars and its socialism. But beyond this facade, beyond what most tourists see, something remarkable is happening. As Cuba begins to open up and the frosty relationship with the U.S. begins to thaw, a growing community of dogged …

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All Dolled Up: The Enduring Triumph of American Girl

How does a brand be everything to every girl?<p>And if you were a nine-year-old girl at any point during the last 30 years, you are almost certainly familiar with American Girl. It very well may have been an essential part of your nine-year-old girldom. From the beginning, from the time it was a mere …

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A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

<i>Ingredients</i> includes close-up photos of 75 common additives, along with descriptions of their origins and use. Ethylenediaminetetracetic acid sucks …

What Greek, and German, history can teach us about today's crisis

Greece’s very existence owes more to tyranny than philosophy – no wonder its people reject its creditors’ severity – but Germany has its own baggage too<p>In an arty cinema at the end of the 60s I watched Costa-Gavras’s stylish political thriller Z which satirised the brutal military regime then …

Pope Francis' longtime friend opens up

<b>Quito, Ecuador (CNN) —</b> To the 1 billion Catholics in the world, Pope Francis is their Holy Father. But longtime friend and fellow Jesuit priest Hernan Paredes still calls him "Jorge."<p>And, the Pope, who's known for breaking with tradition, is fine with that.<p>Father Paredes has known Francis for 30 …

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Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

'Glitches' hit ACA paper process

Trying to sign up for Obamacare the old-fashioned way — paper, pen or telephone?<p>Good luck with that.<p>With the supposedly state-of-the-art $600 million HealthCare.gov portal malfunctioning, President Barack Obama is urging Americans to go ahead and try to get health coverage by mailing in a paper …