GMOs were a red herring. A big moment in the fascinating cultural history of yogurt.

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Saving Mr Banks is a merciless film. It hits you with every sentimental low blow it can think of. Then it pounds you again. And when you’re down, it jumps on you. It makes shameless use of Emma Thompson weeping for a soggy fifteen minutes, and while you know the trick is remorseless you’ll end up crying, too. Don’t blame yourself: It is permitted to weep at dreadful films, so long as you lament for the exploited audience.

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Christmas Is the Greatest Jewish Holiday

Why I love Christmas—even though I don't celebrate it

Why I love Christmas—even though I'd never celebrate it

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Are you hard-wired to leave positive feedback on eBay? Inside the surprising science of altruism

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Doesn't Sarah Palin have better things to do? Actually, don't answer that.

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How bad a play can a professional basketball player make?

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Emily Brontë died on December 19, 1848, at age 30. Does Wuthering Heights offer clues about the author's short life? 

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This American Dictionary Is Full of Words You've Never Heard Before

An ambitious attempt to document the differences in regional English

There are way more words for soft drinks than just "pop" and "soda."

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