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The Snow Guardian of the Rockies

For over 40 years, a man named billy barr (he prefers his name to be spelled all lowercase) has lived alone in a small cabin in Gothic, Colorado. It’s one of the coldest and most isolated places in the United States. Bored and without anything to preoccupy himself, he began recording snow levels in …

Short Films

What’s on the horizon for the Triangle’s dining scene in 2017? Food halls, and much more

Across the Triangle, 2017 will be the year of the food hall.<p>Two food halls are slated to open by the spring, and two more are in the works. By early …

It's 2016: Woman On Upper East Side Yells, 'Go Back To China' At (American) NY Times Editor

<i>Michael Luo (Twitter)</i><p>An editor at the NY Times used Twitter to recount an extremely disturbing incident that unfolded in Manhattan today. Or it just …

Bill de Blasio

Top 10 Kitchen Tools That Are Worth Their Investment

We’ve discussed kitchen tools <i>everyone</i> should have, and tools everyone on a budget should have, but if you’re willing to put a little money into your …

10 Reasons You Don’t Have an Amazing Life (And How to Fix Them)

Wondering why your life seems blah? Most likely it's one of these reasons. Lucky for you it's never too late to fix them.<p>Who doesn't want their life to be amazing? No one really wants to live a life of blah mediocrity. But stuff just gets in the way. Life happens. Maybe you think you don't have …

Happiness

Delta's 'Innovation Lines' could change travel forever

If you travel a lot, you likely know how shitty TSA checkpoints are. Getting through an airport safety check can be a nightmare, but Delta may have just solved it with something called “Innovation Lanes.”<p>Here’s how it works: rather than a single-file line, travelers can queue up and file into …

Israel

African American Foundation CEOs: A Look at the Leadership of the Largest Foundations

The Ford Foundation’s recent decision to shift funding focus entirely to inequality has sparked further conversations about foundations’ …

Escaping Whiteness

The exposure of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman passing for black, was just a blip in a year of more urgent stories about race in the United States. Indeed, many expressed annoyance that the story was given so much play, in light of more serious injustices. But the interest in Dolezal's story was not …

Justice

Pope Francis Isn't Holding Back—And U.S. Politicians Should Watch Out

Juan Karita—AP<p>Dolores Ochoa—AP<p>Juan Karita—AP<p>Guillermo Granja—Reuters<p>Gregorio Borgia—AP<p>Guillermo Granja—Reuters<p>Fernando Llano—AP<p>Alessandro …

Pope Francis

Nigeria: 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre'

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodies<p>Boko Haram escapee: ‘I kept stepping on dead bodies’ Latest: Two suspected child suicide bombers attack Nigerian market<p>Hundreds of bodies …

Africa

Egypt Won't Admit Homosexuals Exist, but It Will Imprison Them

The country has no explicit laws against homosexual acts. That's why its courts used a 1951 law—one originally intended to prevent prostitution—to jail men for participating in a gay wedding.<p>On Saturday, an Egyptian court convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery." Their crime was their …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier