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CWF72J Richard Fairbrass of the group Right Said Fred performing on stage at the Rewind Festival Henley on Thames 2012. PER0217

‘I’m Too Sexy’ Guys Are 9/11 Truthers

‘I’m Too Sexy’ Guys Are 9/11 Truthers

“I’m Too Sexy,” Right Said Fred’s hit single from 1991, has carved out a special little corner in Western popular culture. The song was a number-one hit in America, and it appears regularly on lists ranking the best songs of the ’90s, as well as o...

The Right Said Fred duo donate to Amnesty International, love civil liberties, despise Tony Blair, and think 9/11 and JFK assassination conspiracy theorists have a point. And they’re...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, smiles with Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, center, and daughter Chelsea Clinton, left, after the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. The seven-year-old Global Initiative founded by former U.S. President Bill Clinton matches businesses and philanthropists with nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations to solve problems.

Clintons to Do Damage Control in Africa

Clintons to Do Damage Control in Africa

With questions swirling at home around influence-peddling and lax accounting standards at the Clinton Foundation, President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea will embark next week on a four-nation African tour to highlight the group’s work.On a co...

The centerpiece of the Clinton post-presidency is causing troubles for Hillary’s potential pre-presidency.

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It’s Adelson Primary Time in the GOP

Dubya Paid $250K to Toast Casino King

Dubya Paid $250K to Toast Casino King

Mark down this weekend as one of the important early dates on the Republican primary calendar. No, it’s not Iowa or New Hampshire, not yet. But it’s a noteworthy day nonetheless: It’s the latest round in the  Adelson primary.And so Saturday will s...

This weekend, some prez wannabees will knock on casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s door. And a group he bankrolls is paying the retreat’s featured speaker—George W. Bush—$250,000 to wow...

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CWF72J Richard Fairbrass of the group Right Said Fred performing on stage at the Rewind Festival Henley on Thames 2012. PER0217

‘I’m Too Sexy’ Guys Are 9/11 Truthers

‘I’m Too Sexy’ Guys Are 9/11 Truthers

“I’m Too Sexy,” Right Said Fred’s hit single from 1991, has carved out a special little corner in Western popular culture. The song was a number-one hit in America, and it appears regularly on lists ranking the best songs of the ’90s, as well as o...

The Right Said Fred duo donate to Amnesty International, love civil liberties, despise Tony Blair, and think 9/11 and JFK assassination conspiracy theorists have a point. And they’re...

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U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets June Whitcomb after speaking to a round table of students and administrators from the New Hampshire Technical Institute Community College while she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Concord, New Hampshire April 21, 2015.

Inside the Dems' Social Security Feud

Inside the Dems' Social Security Feud

After years of fending off cuts to Social Security benefits and having political courage defined as a willingness to “reform” the program, the grassroots left is taking a new approach and calling for Social Security expansion. Given the demographi...

Among Democrats, “reforming” Social Security is so over. The keyword now is “expand.” But that means a tax hike. What will Hillary do?

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The Wild West of Medical Cures

The Wild West of Medical Cures

Andrea Sloan, a brilliant lawyer who left her job to help victims of domestic violence, died last year after spending more than seven years fighting ovarian cancer.Her friends, including a powerful aide in the Texas state House, believe she might ...

Texas is poised to become the latest state to allow terminal ill patients to try medications that are not FDA approved. Advocates say it’s worth the risk.

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Entertainment

'Tonight Show' Has a 'Shaggy-Off'

'Tonight Show' Has a 'Shaggy-Off'

Tonight Show announcer Steve Higgins is known for occasionally pulling out unusual impressions, but his impersonation of reggae rapper Shaggy is his most uncanny.On Thursday night's show, the real Shaggy came down to 30 Rock to challenge Higg...

'Boombastic' rapper faces off with his impersonator, announcer Higgins.

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CWF72J Richard Fairbrass of the group Right Said Fred performing on stage at the Rewind Festival Henley on Thames 2012. PER0217

‘I’m Too Sexy’ Guys Are 9/11 Truthers

‘I’m Too Sexy’ Guys Are 9/11 Truthers

“I’m Too Sexy,” Right Said Fred’s hit single from 1991, has carved out a special little corner in Western popular culture. The song was a number-one hit in America, and it appears regularly on lists ranking the best songs of the ’90s, as well as o...

The Right Said Fred duo donate to Amnesty International, love civil liberties, despise Tony Blair, and think 9/11 and JFK assassination conspiracy theorists have a point. And they’re...

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'Charlie Bit Me' Boys Are All Grown Up

'Charlie Bit Me' Boys Are All Grown Up

On this the tenth anniversary of the first ever YouTube video, another milestone for the groundbreaking video-sharing service also approaches. Next month will mark eight years since two British boys originally broke the Internet.“Charlie Bit My Fi...

Well, maybe not all grown–but eight years makes quite a difference.

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The Most Expensive Ticket Ever

For Sale: The Most Expensive Ticket Ever

For Sale: The Most Expensive Ticket Ever

Based on nearly every quantifiable measure known to man Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao is the biggest boxing event in history. Tickets are listing for an average of over $11,000 on the secondary market. The most expensive ticket is going for ...

The average cost to get into the building for next week’s Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is $11,000. And it’s because, until yesterday, almost nobody was going to be let in at...

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CWF72J Richard Fairbrass of the group Right Said Fred performing on stage at the Rewind Festival Henley on Thames 2012. PER0217

‘I’m Too Sexy’ Guys Are 9/11 Truthers

‘I’m Too Sexy’ Guys Are 9/11 Truthers

“I’m Too Sexy,” Right Said Fred’s hit single from 1991, has carved out a special little corner in Western popular culture. The song was a number-one hit in America, and it appears regularly on lists ranking the best songs of the ’90s, as well as o...

The Right Said Fred duo donate to Amnesty International, love civil liberties, despise Tony Blair, and think 9/11 and JFK assassination conspiracy theorists have a point. And they’re...

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Campaign: Men Are Left Out of Hollywood

Campaign: Men Are Left Out of Hollywood

As the battle over the gender wage gap continues to rage in Washington and in the media, some of Hollywood’s women have identified the real problem: men are underrepresented in their industry.This satirical clip, from the group #MAKEITFAIR, lament...

Satirical PSA's women won't stop until men direct 100 percent of Hollywood movies.

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The Hunting of Bruce Jenner

The Hunting of Bruce Jenner

The Hunting of Bruce Jenner

The pictures, which ran in the New York Daily News, were apparently taken from a hillside near Bruce Jenner’s Malibu home; photographers huddled over their telephoto lenses waiting for the money shot.Now the cops are hunting for the paparazzi; Jen...

Paparazzi photos of Jenner allegedly wearing a dress mark a new low in the media's treatment of the reality star. Don’t expect the lurid headlines to end with his Diane Sawyer co...

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Fashion icon Iris Apfel at her home in New York, July 27, 2011. Apfel, who has a wardrobe so large it is kept in a warehouse, will soon be selling her designs on the Home Shopping Network. (Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times)

The Fabulous Life Of Iris Apfel

The Fabulous Life Of Iris Apfel

“Mamma mia,” Iris Apfel exclaims as she settles into a chair at Le Cirque in New York.She’s running late from a doctor’s appointment to fix a neck problem that has been bothering her.“It’s made me like a zombie. I’ve been walking around like ‘ahh’...

Celebrity came late to the model and fashion-world personality Iris Apfel—and she’s relishing every delicious minute. Here she imparts her wisdom on style, ageing, and living life to...

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Campaign: Men Are Left Out of Hollywood

Campaign: Men Are Left Out of Hollywood

As the battle over the gender wage gap continues to rage in Washington and in the media, some of Hollywood’s women have identified the real problem: men are underrepresented in their industry.This satirical clip, from the group #MAKEITFAIR, lament...

Satirical PSA's women won't stop until men direct 100 percent of Hollywood movies.

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World News

Italian police stand in front of St. Peter's basilica in the Vatican on March 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO  MONTEFORTE        (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Qaeda Eyed Vatican Attack From US Base

Qaeda Eyed Vatican Attack From US Base

PALERMO, Italy — Italian counter-terrorism operatives issued arrest warrants for 18 men and arrested nine across Italy on Thursday. They are thought to be part of an al Qaeda terrorism ring based on the idyllic Mediterranean island of Sardinia. Am...

Italian police have busted what they claim is a major al Qaeda cell in Sardinia smuggling migrants and planning attacks in the mainland.

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Adam Ghadan

Metalhead Jihadi Pioneer Meets His Maker

Metalhead Jihadi Pioneer Meets His Maker

“You are an American. You have joined a movement waging war on America, and killing large numbers of Americans. Don’t you in any way feel that you are betraying your people and country?”It is October 2004 and a voice off-camera poses the question ...

American Adam Gadahn joined Osama bin Laden before 9/11, the death metal fan’s stature rising and falling along with al Qaeda before a U.S. drone strike took him out.

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Quorom video: Essy

Kenya’s Secret LGBTI Activist

Kenya’s Secret LGBTI Activist

Quorum is a live journalism forum focused on LGBT experiences around the world. Its mission is to lift up the voices of non-Western LGBT activists defining the struggle for justice. Visit Quorum.TheDailyBeast.com for more stories of persecution, t...

When meeting anonymously with anti-gay religious leaders, Kenyan LGBTI activist Essy asks, “Do you really think that I should be beaten, now that you know me?”

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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (L) and Archbishop of Paris Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois speak to journalists at the end of a meeting at the Interior Ministry in Paris, April 23, 2015. An Algerian man suspected of planning an imminent attack on a church was arrested in Paris, with police discovering Kalashnikovs,  hand guns and ammunition in his possession, top officials said on Wednesday.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX19XN8

The Terrorist Shot Himself. Don’t Laugh!

The Terrorist Shot Himself. Don’t Laugh!

PARIS — Okay, this particular alleged terrorist turned out to be a putz. But up until the moment he shot himself in the leg and called an ambulance, which brought the police, who found an arsenal in the trunk of his car and a computer with what ap...

Three months after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, French authorities are stunned by the implications of a new plot aimed at churches.

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Adam Ghadan

Metalhead Jihadi Pioneer Meets His Maker

Metalhead Jihadi Pioneer Meets His Maker

“You are an American. You have joined a movement waging war on America, and killing large numbers of Americans. Don’t you in any way feel that you are betraying your people and country?”It is October 2004 and a voice off-camera poses the question ...

American Adam Gadahn joined Osama bin Laden before 9/11, the death metal fan’s stature rising and falling along with al Qaeda before a U.S. drone strike took him out.

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The White House admitted Thursday that a January US operation against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group.

Hostage Begged Obama Before Drone Strike

Hostage Begged Obama Before Drone Strike

Editor’s Note: The U.S. announced on April 23, 2015 that Weinstein was killed in a drone strike on Al Qaeda in Pakistan.It was before dawn the morning of Aug. 13, 2011, when a group of men armed with assault rifles knocked on Warren Weinstein&apos...

Warren Weinstein, 72, was accidentally killed by a U.S. airstrike on an Al Qaeda compound in Pakistan.

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Kurdish Syrian refugees carry their belongings after crossing the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province in this September 25, 2014 file photo.  Reuters photographers have chronicled Kurdish refugee crises over the years. In 1991 Srdjan Zivulovic documented refugees in Cukurca who had escaped a military operation by Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq aimed at "Arabising" Kurdish areas in the north. Hundreds of thousands fled into Turkey and Iran. Images shot in recent months show familiar scenes as crowds of people flee Islamic State militants in Syria. There are as many as 30 million Kurds, spread through Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Most Kurds are Sunni Muslims, but tend to feel more loyalty to their Kurdishness, rather than their religion

Syria’s Underground Railroad to Europe

Syria’s Underground Railroad to Europe

WURZBURG, Germany — “It was pitch black. We were groping our way through the forest, hoping to hear water soon. I’d seen the maps and spoken to others who had done the journey before—I knew that once we reached the river, we would nearly be in Gre...

As they flee a country destroyed by war, Syrian refugees conclude their best hope for a future lies in Europe, and they will risk everything to get there.

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Turkish Executions in Jerusalem. Image shot 1915. Exact date unknown.

Obama, Genocide Denial and Hitler

Obama, Genocide Denial and Hitler

Over the past decade the United States has often held up Turkey as the model of a moderate, democratic ally in the Muslim world, serving as a bridge between America and illiberal autocracies in the Middle East. President Obama has publicly showcas...

The president’s failure to call out Turkey for its role in the Armenian Genocide stains the soul of America.

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The White House admitted Thursday that a January US operation against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group.

Hostage Begged Obama Before Drone Strike

Hostage Begged Obama Before Drone Strike

Editor’s Note: The U.S. announced on April 23, 2015 that Weinstein was killed in a drone strike on Al Qaeda in Pakistan.It was before dawn the morning of Aug. 13, 2011, when a group of men armed with assault rifles knocked on Warren Weinstein&apos...

Warren Weinstein, 72, was accidentally killed by a U.S. airstrike on an Al Qaeda compound in Pakistan.

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U.S. News

Michael Hanline and his wife Sandy answer questions from the media after his case was dismissed in Ventura, Calif., Wednesday.

38 Years for a Murder He Didn't Commit

38 Years for a Murder He Didn't Commit

Thirty-eight years ago, before he went to jail for a murder he did not commit, Mike Hanline would ride his motorcycle on California freeways that were smooth as glass.“The showcase for the country,” he calls them. Now, it’s like “riding on a washb...

Mike Hanline, 69, is now free a man after spending the longest time in jail for a wrongful conviction in California’s history.

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The Most Expensive Ticket Ever

For Sale: The Most Expensive Ticket Ever

For Sale: The Most Expensive Ticket Ever

Based on nearly every quantifiable measure known to man Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao is the biggest boxing event in history. Tickets are listing for an average of over $11,000 on the secondary market. The most expensive ticket is going for ...

The average cost to get into the building for next week’s Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is $11,000. And it’s because, until yesterday, almost nobody was going to be let in at...

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The White House admitted Thursday that a January US operation against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group.

Hostage Begged Obama Before Drone Strike

Hostage Begged Obama Before Drone Strike

Editor’s Note: The U.S. announced on April 23, 2015 that Weinstein was killed in a drone strike on Al Qaeda in Pakistan.It was before dawn the morning of Aug. 13, 2011, when a group of men armed with assault rifles knocked on Warren Weinstein&apos...

Warren Weinstein, 72, was accidentally killed by a U.S. airstrike on an Al Qaeda compound in Pakistan.

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Michael Hanline and his wife Sandy answer questions from the media after his case was dismissed in Ventura, Calif., Wednesday.

38 Years for a Murder He Didn't Commit

38 Years for a Murder He Didn't Commit

Thirty-eight years ago, before he went to jail for a murder he did not commit, Mike Hanline would ride his motorcycle on California freeways that were smooth as glass.“The showcase for the country,” he calls them. Now, it’s like “riding on a washb...

Mike Hanline, 69, is now free a man after spending the longest time in jail for a wrongful conviction in California’s history.

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WASHINGTON, USA - APRIL 21: Men link arms in solidarity in front of the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a protest to seek justice for the death for Freddie Gray who died from injuries suffered in Police custody in Baltimore, USA on April 21, 2015.

How Baltimore ‘Accidentally’ Kills Perps

How Baltimore ‘Accidentally’ Kills Perps

Freddie Gray gave a cry of pain as the arresting officers hoisted him to his feet. Something seemed wrong with his legs as he was dragged in handcuffs to a police van.“Look at his leg!” a witness can be heard shouting on a cellphone video. “That l...

A decade before Freddie Gray, a man accused of public urination rode in a similar police van, suffered a spinal injury, and died.

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U.S. Gen. David Petraeus speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee June 23, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Gen. Petraeus will become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency if confirmed.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

How the Petraeus Prosecution Backfired

How the Petraeus Prosecution Backfired

April 23, 2015 Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout below to reflect Thursday's sentencing and statement from David Petraeus. The sordid tale of marital infidelity, cyber-stalking, and spilled secrets surrounding former ...

The former director of the CIA got off easy after leaking classified material to his mistress. Other leakers aren’t so lucky.

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Tech + Health

Vaxxers Strike Back in California

Vaxxers Strike Back in California

UPDATE: SB277 moved closer to reality Wednesday after passing through California's senate education committee with a vote of 7-2. The committee, which was initially opposed to the bill, reportedly flipped after it was amended to include a gro...

Legislators in Sacramento are debating a bill that would eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions from vaccination requirements at public schools. It’s about time.

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A demonstrator holds a placard in front of the India Gate as she takes part in a protest rally organised by various women's organisations in New Delhi December 21, 2012. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in various parts of the country to demand urgent action against the men who took turns to rape a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus on December 16, local media reports said.

India's Forgotten Rape Crisis

India's Forgotten Rape Crisis

The infamous gang rape and killing of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh in Delhi on December 16, 2012 put India’s treatment of violence towards women in a global spotlight. As Leslee Udwin’s 2015 documentary India’s Daughter shows, men and women took to the...

World attention on India’s rape epidemic has waned since the infamous killing of Jyoti Singh, but the country’s sexual violence crisis continues unabated.

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Tenured Prof Fired for Endoring Evolution

The Fundamentalist Witch Hunt’s New Prey

The Fundamentalist Witch Hunt’s New Prey

Evangelicals have just voted another intellectual off their island.On the eve of April Fools’ Day, while on vacation in Hawaii with his wife, Professor Tom Oord got an email from the president of Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) notifying him t...

A beloved professor forced from a Nazarene university this month is the latest casualty in a war that’s being waged against thinking evangelical Christians.

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Amy Keil crosses the Boston Marathon finish line on April 20, 2015. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

She Ran a Marathon 7.5 Months Pregnant

She Ran a Marathon 7.5 Months Pregnant

All over the city, sweaty demigods with calves of steel were stumbling around Boston on Monday, wrapped in silver capes or “heatsheets,” having finished running 26.2 miles of its world-famous marathon before I had time to pour my second cup of cof...

Amy Keil ran the Boston Marathon 7.5 months pregnant Monday. But is that safe? Yes, actually. In her case, it’s probably totally fine.

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A demonstrator holds a placard in front of the India Gate as she takes part in a protest rally organised by various women's organisations in New Delhi December 21, 2012. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in various parts of the country to demand urgent action against the men who took turns to rape a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus on December 16, local media reports said.

India's Forgotten Rape Crisis

India's Forgotten Rape Crisis

The infamous gang rape and killing of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh in Delhi on December 16, 2012 put India’s treatment of violence towards women in a global spotlight. As Leslee Udwin’s 2015 documentary India’s Daughter shows, men and women took to the...

World attention on India’s rape epidemic has waned since the infamous killing of Jyoti Singh, but the country’s sexual violence crisis continues unabated.

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Animals Getting Stoned

Animals Like to Get High in the Wild

Animals Like to Get High in the Wild

In the running battle between the nervous systems of animals and the chemical production factories of plants, animals have learned to convert aversions into affections. Reports of wildlife consuming psychotropic, hallucinogenic, stimulating, or se...

Humans aren’t the only ones who turn to drugs for a little bit of escape. In a new book on the science of hedonism, the quest by animals to get high is documented.

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Getting Old Shouldn’t Have to Suck

Getting Old Shouldn’t Have to Suck

In The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America, Ai Jen Poo uses a lot of numbers: 10,000 people turn 65 every day; the average cost of a year in a nursing home is $83,000; by 2050, the number of people needing long-term ...

With 10,000 people turning 65 every day, the problems of the elderly are exploding, and we have no decent care system in place, says one expert.

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HRONES episode 37 (season 4, episode 7): Emilia Clarke. photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

The Ultimate 'Game of Thrones' Workout

The Ultimate 'Game of Thrones' Workout

If you haven’t heard, the first four episodes of HBO’s fifth season of Game of Thrones leaked last week, giving us a free pass to lie on our couches and binge on fantasy drama. Will Tyrion Lannister flee the realm? Will Khaleesi keep her dragons l...

‘Temptation Bundling’ ties your ‘should be doing’ behaviors, like exercise, to your guilty-pleasures, such as binge watching ‘Game of Thrones.’ It is known, Khaleesi.

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Animals Getting Stoned

Animals Like to Get High in the Wild

Animals Like to Get High in the Wild

In the running battle between the nervous systems of animals and the chemical production factories of plants, animals have learned to convert aversions into affections. Reports of wildlife consuming psychotropic, hallucinogenic, stimulating, or se...

Humans aren’t the only ones who turn to drugs for a little bit of escape. In a new book on the science of hedonism, the quest by animals to get high is documented.

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The Hunting of Bruce Jenner

The Hunting of Bruce Jenner

The Hunting of Bruce Jenner

The pictures, which ran in the New York Daily News, were apparently taken from a hillside near Bruce Jenner’s Malibu home; photographers huddled over their telephoto lenses waiting for the money shot.Now the cops are hunting for the paparazzi; Jen...

Paparazzi photos of Jenner allegedly wearing a dress mark a new low in the media's treatment of the reality star. Don’t expect the lurid headlines to end with his Diane Sawyer co...

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Irish Kids Looking for Their Doppelgangers

Face to Face With Your Doppelgänger

Face to Face With Your Doppelgänger

How would you react if you came face-to-face with your doppelgänger?Chances are you’ve had more than one person say how strikingly you look like someone else. With almost 8 billion people in the world, there has to be someone you kind-of-sort-of l...

“Twin Strangers” features three millennials searching for their doppelgängers, but how likely is it that we have doubles of ourselves?

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The 'Ocean's 11' of Bourbon Burglaries

The 'Ocean's 11' of Bourbon Burglaries

The 'Ocean's 11' of Bourbon Burglaries

Call it Pappy’s Revenge.On Tuesday, at a courthouse in Frankfort, Kentucky, nine people were indicted, accused of a long-running scheme to steal and sell bourbon.They had chosen Pappy Van Winkle, the grand cru of bourbons—bad move. Until recently,...

Prosecutors claim a criminal syndicate stealing and selling the most coveted bourbon was an audacious inside job.

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Actress and photographer, Jessica Lange poses with her photographs during the reception of 'Jessica Lange: 50 Photographs 1992-2008' at The Rose Gallery on July 18, 2009 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange Has a Thing For Clowns

Jessica Lange Has a Thing For Clowns

Two unknown figures sporting a pair of rather terrifying clown masks—distorted, burned, and revealing razor sharp teeth—lean casually against a battered concrete wall.The black-and-white portrait evokes everyone’s worst nightmare—but the frozen mo...

Her pictures are of dramatic moments, but the Oscar-winning actress says she doesn’t want her photography to be intrusive.

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Irish Kids Looking for Their Doppelgangers

Face to Face With Your Doppelgänger

Face to Face With Your Doppelgänger

How would you react if you came face-to-face with your doppelgänger?Chances are you’ve had more than one person say how strikingly you look like someone else. With almost 8 billion people in the world, there has to be someone you kind-of-sort-of l...

“Twin Strangers” features three millennials searching for their doppelgängers, but how likely is it that we have doubles of ourselves?

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Weed & Feminism in the Pastry Think Tank

Weed & Feminism in the Pastry Think Tank

I wasn’t sure what to expect from an event billed as a “pastry think tank.” Instead of political science professors discussing diplomatic relations with Iran, would pastry chefs debate the nuances of different flours for macarons? Would papers be ...

If you think it’s all going to be sweet smiles and Chantilly cream when the world’s top pastry chefs get together, think again—and take an armored croissant.

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Daily Breeze executive editor Michael Anastasi pours champagne on the head of Rob Kuznia as staff members celebrate the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in Torrance, CA on Monday, April 20, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

If Only a Pulitzer Paid His Salary

If Only a Pulitzer Paid His Salary

“Oh shit!” Rob Kuznia shouted at his desk on Monday afternoon, startling his colleagues in the public relations department of the Shoah Foundation.Kuznia, the son of a middle school teacher-dad and a medical technician-mom, grew up in the quiet fa...

Rob Kuznia won a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism. But he’s no longer a journalist because he couldn’t earn enough to support himself. Now what?

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Socialite Paris Hilton holds her pet chihuahua Tinkerbell as she and
Nicole Richie (L) discuss their new reality series "The Simple Life"
with television critics during the Fox television network presentation
at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Hollywood
July 18, 2003. The series features Hilton and best friend, Richie,
daughter of singer Lionel Richie as they head from Los Angeles to live
and work on a family farm in Arkansas. The show premieres August 13,
2003. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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RIP Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton’s Pooch

RIP Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton’s Pooch

On Tuesday afternoon, world-famous heir/entrepreneur/DJ Paris Hilton announced on Facebook and Instagram that her dog Tinkerbell had passed away at 14-years-old due to old age.That’s about 72 in doggy years.According to IMDB, the pooch of Paris wa...

Tinkerbell, one of reality TV’s first canine stars and much beloved by her owner, has died. And she was much more than just a purse accessory.

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Weed & Feminism in the Pastry Think Tank

Weed & Feminism in the Pastry Think Tank

I wasn’t sure what to expect from an event billed as a “pastry think tank.” Instead of political science professors discussing diplomatic relations with Iran, would pastry chefs debate the nuances of different flours for macarons? Would papers be ...

If you think it’s all going to be sweet smiles and Chantilly cream when the world’s top pastry chefs get together, think again—and take an armored croissant.

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Books

Painting Depicting Gulliver's Travels, Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Gulliver’s Prototype Apple Watch

Gulliver’s Prototype Apple Watch

On Friday the Apple watch will launch on a million wrists. The last time a timepiece sparked such a flummery of excitement was 300 years ago when the Lilliputians laid eyes on the pocket watch of the “great man mountain” in Jonathan Swift’s 1726 s...

The Lilliputians gape at Gulliver’s pocket watch just as we drool over the Apple Watch. Swift himself would have sniffed at our techno-frenzy (but he would have loved the watch).

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  • The Girl With The Pearl Earring', 1665. Vermeer, Jan (Johannes) (1632-1675). Found in the collection of the The Mauritshuis, The Hague. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

    How Two Dutch Geniuses Taught Us to See

    How Two Dutch Geniuses Taught Us to See

    Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing is one of those engaging books that makes you smarter without making you suffer. Laura J. Snyder’s scholarly yet accessible narrative offers refresher cou...

    Vermeer the painter and Leeuwenhoek the scientist were contemporaries in 17th century Delft, where each man pioneered breakthroughs that upended conventional wisdom about reality.

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The Gluttony of Humanity!

The Gluttony of Humanity!

In a series of stunning photos, a new book captures the extent of the consequences of humanity's greed.

In a series of stunning photos, a new book captures the extent of the consequences of humanity's greed.

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Speed Read: Krakauer’s Campus Rape Book

Speed Read: Krakauer’s Campus Rape Book

Jon Krakauer’s latest book, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, is a cry of outrage over the mistreatment of rape victims by universities and authorities.Known for his best-selling books about trekking the Himalayas (Into Thin...

A friend’s rape forced Krakauer to rethink his views on sexual assault, and that led him to chronicle what he calls an epidemic of rape at the University of Montana.

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Happy Birthday, Rome!

Happy Birthday, Rome!

Happy Birthday, Rome! The ancients celebrated Rome’s birthday on April 21. They calculated that the city was founded in 753 BC, that is, 2,768 years ago, a date that archaeology suggests was roughly correct. But April 21 is more than just an antiq...

Almost 3,000 years after it was founded, Rome still symbolizes the soul of the West. If you don’t believe it, ask ISIS, which wants to blow it up.

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The Gluttony of Humanity!

The Gluttony of Humanity!

In a series of stunning photos, a new book captures the extent of the consequences of humanity's greed.

In a series of stunning photos, a new book captures the extent of the consequences of humanity's greed.

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Former President George W. Bush listens to remarks after he announced that former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik (L), who helped the city respond to the September 11, 2001, attacks and trained Iraqi police, will become the new homeland security secretary, December 3, 2004. Kerik replaces Tom Ridge, who announced his resignation on Tuesday.

Top Cop's Criminally Boring Jail Memoir

Top Cop's Criminally Boring Jail Memoir

Ten years ago, Bernie Kerik was on top. The longtime NYPD officer had hitched his career to Rudy Giuliani and rode that wave all the way to NYPD Commissioner, then leveraged those contacts into lucrative security consulting contracts after 9/11 an...

Former NYPD Commissioner, and recent parolee, Bernie Kerik’s memoir makes a bland case for criminal justice reform, and himself.

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Why These Books Won Pulitzers

Why These Books Won Pulitzers

Pulitzer Prize for General NonfictionThe Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth KolbertWhen journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert got the news Monday that she had won a Pulitzer Prize for her book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural...

Mass extinction. A pope and a fascist. A lost North American tribe. A beguiling WWII tale. Scott Porch, Bill Morris, William O’Connor, and Malcolm Jones on the Pulitzer board’s picks.

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Paula Hawkins, author of the best selling book "The Girl on the Train," in the offices of her publisher in London, Jan. 27, 2015.  In less than a month, "The Girl on the Train," a slow-building suspense novel that hinges on a young woman's disappearance and features three shifty female narrators, has catapulted to the top of the best-seller lists. (Anna Huix/The New York Times)

The Fastest-Selling Thriller in History

The Fastest-Selling Thriller in History

What do Gywneth Paltrow, Stephen King, and Reese Witherspoon have in common? They are all big fans of the newest thriller dominating bestseller lists, Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.The novel tells the story of Rachel, an alcoholic divorcee...

Stephen King is a fan. Dreamworks just bought the movie rights. Your book club is definitely reading it. Author Paula Hawkins discusses her debut mega-hit, “The Girl on the Train.”

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Former President George W. Bush listens to remarks after he announced that former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik (L), who helped the city respond to the September 11, 2001, attacks and trained Iraqi police, will become the new homeland security secretary, December 3, 2004. Kerik replaces Tom Ridge, who announced his resignation on Tuesday.

Top Cop's Criminally Boring Jail Memoir

Top Cop's Criminally Boring Jail Memoir

Ten years ago, Bernie Kerik was on top. The longtime NYPD officer had hitched his career to Rudy Giuliani and rode that wave all the way to NYPD Commissioner, then leveraged those contacts into lucrative security consulting contracts after 9/11 an...

Former NYPD Commissioner, and recent parolee, Bernie Kerik’s memoir makes a bland case for criminal justice reform, and himself.

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