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Miscellaneous | Judaism

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: The Consolations of Mortality

Before any of the deaths are mentioned we read about the strange ritual of the red heifer, which purified people who had been in contact with death – the archetypal source of impurity. That ritual, often deemed incomprehensible, is in fact deeply symbol

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

What to Do If You Get Sick on Vacation

A guide to getting well in another country, when you don’t have the comforts of home, don’t speak the language, and don’t know the local health-care system.

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New research suggests that LSD could be an effective treatment for depression and anxiety

This finding further upholds the drug's potential use in treating a number of mental health conditions such as depression and addiction.

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Why There Are No Christian Children in North Korea - Open Doors USA

Lee Joo-Chan* (now in his 50s) is one of the thousands of North Koreans who grew up in a Christian family without knowing it.

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How Russiagate Became Israelgate

Earlier in the week, the Daily Caller reported that George Papadopoulos’s wife, an Italian lawyer named Simona Mangiante, said her husband had pleaded guilty in July to lying to the FBI to avoid charges by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

The Best Things To Do in the Summer in Chicago

Make the most of summer in Chicago with our guide to the season's best things to do, including festivals, beaches, patios and more.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

Best Midwest Summer Music Festivals Near Chicago

Take a road trip from Chicago and see some of your favorite bands at the best Midwestern summer music festivals.

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The best beaches in NYC

When you’re looking for some summertime fun like surfing, sunbathing or taco-eating, the best beaches NYC has to offer can help.

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NASA's Peggy Whitson Reveals How Astronauts Poop in Space | Inverse

Ever wondered how astronauts poop on the International Space Station? NASA veteran Peggy Whitson has the answer. Whitson makes it clear in the interview that she really loved her time there, except for the whole bathroom aspect of space station life.

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

The disappearing Chicago accent is layered with local history | Reasons to love Chicago

Da dialect of da Daleys is becoming increasingly rare.

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

Explaining Chicago to New Yorkers is supremely gratifying

It's a delight to watch the slow-dawning revelation that another American city might give NYC a run for its money.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Faith and Friendship - Covenant & Conversation - Parshah

After all that had happened – the miracles, the exodus, the division of the sea, food from heaven, water from a rock, the revelation at Sinai and the covenant that went with it – the people, yet again, were complaining about the food. And not because

Miscellaneous | Judaism

May I Join a Protest on Shabbat? - Questions & Answers

While an action may be halachically permitted, it may not be in keeping with the spirit of Shabbat and is therefore avoided.

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After ‘Roseanne,’ we need more Trump-voter-friendly TV - NY Daily News

"Roseanne" is dead, which may give the powers that control our culture an excuse to retreat into old, reflexively liberal habits.

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Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Weekly Column - The Roseanne Dilemma

The culture war heated up this week with the self-destruction of Roseanne Barr.  It’s a fascinating story that has wide implications for all Americans who care about free expression - but not in the way you might think.  

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

New York’s lost neighborhoods

All across NYC, the ghosts of old neighborhoods—demolished to make way for newer and flashier developments—can be found.

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Ding. Hiss. Chirp. Broadway’s Best Sounds (Other Than the Songs).

The Tony Award for best sound design is back after a several-year hiatus. We speak to the five nominees in the play category.

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17 Hidden Gems On Netflix For True Crime Fans Who Just Can't Get Enough

Ever since Netflix premiered the sensational Making a Murderer docu-series, the streaming site has been the number one stop for any and every true crime fan. Since then, Netflix has premiered multiple original true crime shows — The Keepers, The Conf…

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Why Old-Growth Forests Matter to Cities

In cities around the U.S., old-growth forests bring unique ecological benefits and let us experience ancient landscapes.

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Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone?

Something is missing in the lives of today’s adolescents: that magical coming-of-age feeling when a whole world opened up.

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Solo-Hiking the AT During a Summer of Political Chaos

What happens when an African American woman decides to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine during a summer of bitter political upheaval? Everything you can imagine, from scary moments of racism to new friendships to soaring epiphanies ab

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Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his dream

A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent seizures has been ruled ineligible to play at his dream college, a decision that has sparked...

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How an Alexa speaker recorded and shared a private conversation

A report says a couple's Echo speaker recorded their conversation and sent to to someone in their address book.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Nat Geo: Vintage Photos of the "Happiest Place on Earth"

In 1955, Walt Disney transformed a California orange grove into a scene right out of his imagination.

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The 10 Commandments of Cast Iron Skillet Care

If you have a cast iron skillet that's in good shape, you know just how wonderful of a kitchen tool they can be. They impart flavor like no other cookware can, they get HOT, they're versatile: you can use them to fry up chicken, eggs, to bake a skillet ca

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Your child may have a higher risk of cancer if you keep your house too clean, study says

A study published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer found that children in "overly clean" houses are more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of cancer in kids. Exposure to other kids and breastfeeding reduces the risk.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Woman Who Filmed Oakland, Calif.’s BBQ Becky Speaks Out

Michelle Snider, the woman behind the camera who confronted a fellow white woman after she called the police on Snider’s husband and his friends using charcoal at Oakland, Calif.’s Lake Merritt park, took to YouTube Sunday to answer the question every

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Buy this $85M N.Y. condo and get a free trip to outer space

The swanky 45th floor condo in New York comes with a pair of Rolls-Royces and a lot more. For a mere $85 million, not only can you pick up a home with breathtaking views, but a yacht, a chef and butler for a year and, yes, a trip to outer space.

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10 Lawn Games For The Must Fun Summer Party Ever

For adults, these classic lawn games bring a whole new level of fun outside. Here are the best outdoor games both grown ups and kids will love this summer.

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6 Priceless Treasures Lost in Shipwrecks | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole in the universe

Researchers discovered a black hole that's growing so fast that it can devour a mass the size of the sun every two days.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

43 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [5-14-18 to 5-18-18]

This week, from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, features PAWS Cat Yoga, Beyond the Streets, LA Times Food Bowl Night Market, The Autry After Hours, Grunion Fish-tival, Venice Art Crawl, Uncorked Wine Festival, WhedonCon 2018 and MUCH more.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

June Gloom: What California Beaches Are Really Like in the Summer

Find out what June Gloom is, when and where it happens in California, and what to do if you are visiting California during the summer months.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Study: Two Spaces After a Period May Be Better Than One - The Atlantic

A new study proves that half of people are correct. The other is also correct.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Andy Got His Gun: An Idaho Soldier Returns Home After War Crimes Conviction/Sentence

"I had a lot of seriously lonely moments, a lot of horrible, horrible thoughts over the last five and half years, but I think that comes with the territory of where I've been."

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

The best things to do in NYC according to locals and Time Out Editors!

According to critics and locals, these are the the best things to do in NYC. Discover amazing places to eat and drink, must-see museums and more.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How to Eat Like a Local in L.A.'s Best Dining 'Hoods - Los Angeles Magazine

6 reasons to brave traffic for a great dinner out

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Quiz: Call the Grammar Police | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents, Research Confirms | Fatherly

Parents who listen to music and engage in musical activities with their kids have better relationships with them as they grow up, new research shows.

    Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

    The new magnetism of mid-size cities

    For many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice

    Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

    Rooftop festival to feature NYC’s best subway performers

    You know you're a New Yorker when you have your subway regulars: The early-morning troubadour at the 7th Ave Q station, the evening poet on the 2/3 train to Cro

    Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

    Chicago Riverwalk kicks off summer season with free dog cruise, architecture tours and fireworks

    With no sign of snow in the immediate forecast, it's safe to say that spring has officially sprung, offering endless opportunities to be outside. The Chicago Ri

    Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

    Priscilla Yanez — Civil Service Worker or Spy?

    About month ago I sat down to interview Tina Real. Tina has memories of San Diego that span her eight decades here. What began as an interview of Tina herself quickly expanded to encompass her her…

    Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

    The Unexpected Word That Shows Up on Every Hacked-Password List

    Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

    Miscellaneous | Mid Century

    Weird History: What Ever Happened to the Home Intercom? | Apartment Therapy

    Weird history -- whatever happened to the intercom? We traced this home trend back in time.

    Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

    19 NYC Secrets Most New Yorkers Don't Know

    From an abandoned subway station to a colonial African burial ground lost for almost 300 years, we've rounded up the city’s best kept secrets.

    Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

    Take a Trip Through New York City in the Year 1911

    Back in 1911, the Swedish film production company Svenska Biografteatern visited New York City during a trip to America and shot footage of various street scenes. The film has survived through the years in mint condition, and YouTuber Guy Jones created this fascinating 8-minute edit after slowing down the footage to a natural rate and adding in ambient sounds.

    Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

    The 25 most Instagrammable places in Chicago

    Upgrade your Instagram game with our definitive guide to Chicago’s most likable sights

    Miscellaneous | Mid Century

    First look inside the TWA Hotel’s sleek, midcentury-inspired rooms - Curbed NY

    Get a peek inside the TWA Hotel’s new hotel rooms, which are inspired by midcentury modern design.

    Miscellaneous | Mid Century

    These photos show an idealized vision of midcentury America… with a subtle hint of weirdness

    Not much is known about Nina Leen, the Russian-born Life photographer who moved to New York in 1939 and proceeded to spend the next four decades making some of the best — and least remembered —…

    Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

    I'm British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US

    The UK and the US are not all that different. But as a British person living and working in America, I experienced a huge culture shock at work.

    Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

    Things to Do in Los Angeles This weekend

    We pick out the best things to do in L.A. this weekend, including our favorite concerts, culture and cuisine

    Miscellaneous | Mid Century

    Midcentury modern homes and buildings can be found in many cities & some may surprise you!

    Midcentury modern homes and buildings can be found in many cities across the U.S., and some may surprise you! Let’s take a little road trip, shall we?

    Miscellaneous | Interesting

    Sex Ed Sit Out on April 23 to protest ‘graphic, gender-bending’ sexual education

    Parents are pulling their children out of public schools for a day to protest sex education that they say has become graphic, hedonistic and ideological under the influence of pro-choice and gay rights groups.

    Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

    To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don't get your panties in a bunch | Science | The Guardian

    Many ‘American’ phrases are actually British but a new book argues why we say what we say reveals a lot about our cultures

    Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

    8 money saving apps for New Yorkers

    Who couldn’t use a little extra moolah? These money saving apps that are helping New Yorkers get just that.

    Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

    Best views in NYC to see the city skyline

    Take in the most stunning views of NYC from the best rooftops, parks and observation decks in Gotham. While you're at it, learn the history of these buildings.

    Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

    Ubers and taxis in NYC are about to get a price hike

    Catching a ride in Manhattan is about to get slightly more expensive. On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature approved a $168 billion budg

    Miscellaneous | Judaism

    What is Freedom?

    On the first night of Passover, we are commanded to relate the miracles and wonders that were performed for our forefathers in Egypt, as it is written, "Remember this day, on which you went out of Egypt".

    Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

    10 Ways Americans and Europeans Differ | HowStuffWorks

    HowStuffWorks looks at come of the cultural differences between Europe and America, like ice consumption, metric system and portion sizes.

    Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

    22 Really Cool Things to do This April in Los Angeles!

    April 2018 event highlights include the opening of the Museum of Selfies, the L.A. Times Festival of Books, the Broke LA Music & Arts Fest, a pop-up mini golf course in Little Tokyo, Sleepless at The Music Center, and much more.

    Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

    A Guide to the Loop's 17 Best Lunch Spots 2018

    From grab-and-go snacks to sit-down meals, these are the best lunch options in the Loop

    Miscellaneous | Passover

    How to Prepare Your Seder Plate Items Quickly & Easily!

    Preparing the Seder plate items can seem overwhelming, but it needn’t be.

    Miscellaneous | Passover

    How To Sell Your Chametz Online - Passover

    Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.

    Miscellaneous | Passover

    14 Passover Facts and Traditions Every Jew Should Know - Passover

    Want to come to the Seder educated and enlightened? Here’s a good place to start.

    Miscellaneous | Passover

    Why Does Matzah Have Holes? - Passover

    Discover the reason behind all the perforations in Kosher for Passover matzah.

    Miscellaneous | Passover

    Passover: The Antidote to Artificial Intelligence - Chabad.org

    We welcome everyone at the Seder and give each individual personal attention, not mechanical responses…

    Miscellaneous | Interesting

    Californians Doing The Once-Unthinkable: Leaving California | Investor's Business Daily

    California has big problems, including soaring taxes, stratospheric home prices and too many regulations. But its most serious problem may be that people are leaving the state in droves.

    Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

    The 5 Most Impressive Questions to Ask a Job Interviewer

    Here are the five best questions to ask a job interviewer — to both impress your potential employer, and help you know if it’s the right job for you.

    Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

    10 New Experiences in Chicago

    A magic lounge, a hotel facing Wrigley Field, giant wooden trolls and a golf-theme restaurant are some of the fresh places for visitors to explore in the Chicago area this year.

    Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

    The Overwhelming Emotion of Hearing Toto’s “Africa” Remixed to Sound Like It’s Playing in an Empty Mall | The Ne

    Jia Tolentino writes that editing a song to sound like it’s coming from a specific space—such as “Africa,” by Toto, as if it were playing in a mall—fights against the digital isolation of our times.

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    Best Day Trips from Chicago to Beaches, Breweries and More

    Take one of these easy, affordable day trips from Chicago to visit art museums, distilleries, breweries, restaurants and beaches

    Miscellaneous | Products & Services

    About Us | Hardwood Flooring Solutions For You | We Do It All | David's Hardwood Flooring

    Hardwood flooring contractor in Atlanta, GA. Reliable. Professional. Fully bonded experts. Contact us at (470) 705-6478 and get your free, no-obligation quote!

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    Carpeting Installation and Repair | Stylish House Carpeting Services

    We at David's Hardwood Flooring have more than 10+ years of experience in carpeting installation and repair. For luxurious carpeting in Atlanta metro area reach us at (470) 705-6478

    Miscellaneous | Products & Services

    Hardwood Floor Installation, Repair and Refinishing - David's Hardwood Flooring

    Hardwood flooring – An Investment You Can Bank On! We are proud to be Atlanta's hardwood flooring experts, we offer innovative services. Dial (470) 705-6478 and get your free quotes!

    Miscellaneous | Interesting

    Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Weekly Column - Shape Up

    Over the past few years, standards of behavior in public have dropped dramatically.  For example, folks used to be neatly dressed when they boarded an airplane.  Now many passengers look like extras from The Walking Dead.

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    Adobo and Black Bean Tostadas » Sweet Pea Living

    As you probably already know, I’m a fan of any food packaged with a corn…

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      Pope Francis suggests it’s better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Christian

      During a homily in Rome on Thursday, Pope Francis said that if you’re a hypocritical Christian, one who exploits people, leads a double life or manages “dirty”