I’m A Refugee From Iraq, And I’m Tired Of Being A Pawn In A Political Debate

The first time I came to America, I was a student, filled with excitement about living in a place I knew through my favorite television shows. The second time, I was a refugee, fleeing my home country of Iraq after the rise of ISIS.

FIFA Donates $1.4M Worth Of Watches To Charity

The money raised from auctioning FIFA's watches will go to local soccer communities in Brazil.

Year Of Paris Climate Talks Is Likely To Be The Hottest On Record

As world leaders prepare to wrangle over a climate deal in Paris, the World Meteorological Organization has announced that 2015 is on track to become the warmest year on record.

Life With My Robot Secretary

I lived with an AI assistant for a month, and never before have I felt like such a boss.

The Case For Staying Away From Your Boss

Spatial distance plays a critical role in office ethics. Time to redesign that open office?

The Messy Business Of NYC's Live Poultry Industry

Over 80 live poultry markets quietly thrive in NYC, with a clientele made up mainly of the city's immigrant populations.

Man Who Jumped White House Fence Facing Charges

Joseph Caputo scaled the north fence line of the White House grounds at around 2:45 p.m. and was immediately apprehended. Caputo now faces criminal charges, the US Secret Service said.

The 16th-Century Origins Of Food Porn

Though the contemporary phenomenon of food porn may feel like an Internet-era excess, there’s a long history of different cultures taking part in obnoxious public displays of meals.

Move Over Massachusetts: El Paso Claims It Beat Plymouth To First Thanksgiving

The first American Thanksgiving actually took place 2,400 miles away, in what is now Texas, in April 1598. And no one ate turkey. At least, that’s what they tell you in El Paso.

The Science Of Gratitude

Research suggests saying thanks regularly can benefit your health.

Edmund De Waal And The Strange Alchemy Of Porcelain

The sculptor and writer wants us to rediscover our sense of touch by working with our hands.

An Investigation Into The Perverse, Gluttonous History Of Turducken

A Thanksgiving tradition, or a twisted desire to play God?

Michael Dukakis Loves Turkey Carcasses

“Throwing out a turkey carcass is sinful. Absolutely sinful,” Dukakis says, in all seriousness. “It’s a terrible thing to do. There’s so much richness and goodness in a turkey carcass, God.”

Do Pennies Make Sense Anymore?

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.