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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: The One I Love

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
 
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    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
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  • Are the missing students protests turning into a Mexican Spring?

    By Ioan Grillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    In Mexico City, tens of thousands marched downtown, with a few hundred smashing the windows of banks and shops. In southern Oaxaca state, protesters blockaded the entrance to an oil refinery. In Ciudad Juarez, demonstrators took over a cross-border bridge, letting cars enter from the United States toll-free. In Guerrero state, rioters burned four police cars.This all happened earlier this month. But almost every day, citizens take to the streets somewhere in Mexico, from gatherings with a few hundred to mass marches with more than 100,000.Mexico's biggest protests in years began two months...
  • 10 things you need to know today: December 19, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    1. Stocks surge for a second day after soothing words from the FedThe Dow Jones industrial average jumped by 421 points on Thursday — its biggest one-day increase in more than three years. The gains capped Wall Street's biggest two-day advance since late 2011. The surge were triggered by reassuring comments by the Federal Reserve, which said in a statement following its latest policy meeting that although the economy was improving, policymakers would be "patient" in raising interest rates. Investors interpreted that as a signal that the central bank would not raise interest rates until…
  • Sorry, GOP, tax cuts don't pay for themselves

    By <a href="/author/joel-dodge" ><span class="byline">Joel Dodge</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    As they prepare to take control of Congress, Republicans are looking to change the rules of the game. To lend budget-busting tax cuts the illusion of fiscal responsibility, conservatives would codify the notion that these cuts pay for themselves into congressional accounting rules.Democrats should not allow this to happen. But if conservatives insist on fudging the numbers, liberals shouldn't shy away from making creative budgetary arguments of their own.The accounting device promoted by the right is known as "dynamic scoring," and it's politically significant because of the basic policy…
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: The One I Love

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
 
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: The One I Love

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: The One I Love

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
 
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  • Can business succeed where the embargo failed in Cuba?

    By Yuval Rosenberg
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:12 am
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) was all over the airwaves Wednesday blasting the Obama administration's momentous move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time since 1961.The U.S. will establish an embassy in Havana and ease some restrictions on travel and money transfers to the island nation some 230 miles from Miami. The administration will also expand some banking and trade ties, allowing telecommunications companies to build out the necessary infrastructure to provide Internet and other services.While the U.S. embargo against Cuba remains for now — it's been in...
  • Hey, bosses: Stop giving bonuses to your employees

    By <a href="/author/pascal-emmanuel-gobry" ><span class="byline">Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry</span></a>
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    Alfie Kohn's Punished by Rewards might be the most important book you've never heard of.The book's argument is as simple as it is provocative: Rewards, under any form ("Do this and you'll get that"), destroy motivation and defeat their goal of getting people to do whatever it is they're supposed to do. Kohn goes over enormously voluminous evidence from social psychology that seems very strongly to suggest that "Do this and you'll get that" doesn't work.The reason is very simple. There are two kinds of motivation: extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation means you…
  • Supermarkets may be missing a huge opportunity

    By Marine Cole
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    You may not think about it as you stroll through your local supermarket's aisles, but the shelves stocked with food and the displays promoting specials are a constant battleground for stores trying to get you to buy more and for marketers trying to get you to pick their product.As that battle goes on, a new report suggests that big chain grocers are missing a big opportunity by not stocking more ethnic foods.Although major supermarkets have improved their ethnic food selection as demand has increased, 63 percent of ethnic shoppers in the U.S. still complain they can't find enough ethnic…
  • Domestic spending again takes back seat to defense

    By Eric Pianin
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    With Congress focused on beefing up defense in the face of mounting threats from ISIS and other terrorists groups, domestic programs that have barely kept pace with inflation are taking a back seat again.Senate and House negotiators reached agreement Tuesday evening on a $1.1 trillion mega spending bill that will keep most of the federal government fully funded and operating for the remainder of the fiscal year.Given the way lawmakers have carved up the available pot of funds, about 60 percent will go to the Pentagon and State Department for military operations and foreign assistance and...
  • How to save money: 9 great personal finance tips

    By The Week Staff
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    Sprint's half-off billsSprint has "kicked the wireless industry's price war up a notch," said Ryan Knutson at The Wall Street Journal. The carrier said last week it will let AT&T and Verizon subscribers pay half what they currently pay "in perpetuity if they switch from those carriers." The half-off Sprint plans "would offer unlimited text and talk and however much data the subscribers were buying" from the rival telecoms. While there's plenty of fine print — customers must turn in their old phones and buy new ones, for example — the move signals how desperate the country's...
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: The One I Love

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: The One I Love

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
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    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
 
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    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
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    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

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    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
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    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
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    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
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    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
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    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
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    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
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    By Alia Akkam
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Sometime between opening the menu and patiently waiting for the appetizer, a basket may arrive at your dinner table. It might be filled with hot-from-the-oven slabs of sourdough accompanied by chive-flecked butter, or, under more unfortunate circumstances, ho-hum whole-grain rolls that aren't worth their calories. At the apex of the Atkins Diet craze, some restaurants ditched tempting (and costly) bread services altogether. Today, however, chefs are re-embracing the humble carb, lending it the fanfare it so richly deserves.(More from Tasting Table: Finger food)Patrons queuing up at white...
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    With her sophomore feature Unbroken, Angelina Jolie is the only female director releasing a film on December 25. And she is battling a number of notable male directors — including Rob Marshall, Tim Burton, and Clint Eastwood — for Christmas box office supremacy.Unbroken, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand (who also wrote Seabiscuit), tells the story of real-life Olympian Louis Zamperini. As a soldier during World War II, he repeatedly faces death: a near-fatal plane crash, more than a month at sea on a raft, and incarceration as a prisoner of war.There's a good reminder for...
  • 12 holiday gifts for the hardest-to-shop-for people on your list

    By Natasha Burton
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    'Tis the week before Christmas, and your worries are clear …There are still several unpurchased gifts lingering on your to-do list this year.O.K., deep breaths.Luckily, there's no need to panic — or resort to doling out gift cards.Because whether you've failed to find the right present for your picky mother-in-law, or you just can't muster the excitement to shop for the dad who seems to have everything, we've got you covered.With these 12 budget-friendly gifts, you're sure to please the most hard-to-shop-for people in your life.For the kid who has everything... (Toys... More
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    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
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    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

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    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
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    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
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    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
 
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    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: The One I Love

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
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    By Alia Akkam
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Sometime between opening the menu and patiently waiting for the appetizer, a basket may arrive at your dinner table. It might be filled with hot-from-the-oven slabs of sourdough accompanied by chive-flecked butter, or, under more unfortunate circumstances, ho-hum whole-grain rolls that aren't worth their calories. At the apex of the Atkins Diet craze, some restaurants ditched tempting (and costly) bread services altogether. Today, however, chefs are re-embracing the humble carb, lending it the fanfare it so richly deserves.(More from Tasting Table: Finger food)Patrons queuing up at white...
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    By Natasha Burton
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    'Tis the week before Christmas, and your worries are clear …There are still several unpurchased gifts lingering on your to-do list this year.O.K., deep breaths.Luckily, there's no need to panic — or resort to doling out gift cards.Because whether you've failed to find the right present for your picky mother-in-law, or you just can't muster the excitement to shop for the dad who seems to have everything, we've got you covered.With these 12 budget-friendly gifts, you're sure to please the most hard-to-shop-for people in your life.For the kid who has everything... (Toys... More
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    18 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
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    18 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    Amelia Paul Forman was 3 years old when she first befriended a chimp. "You two fell off the chair hugging," Amelia's mom, photographer Robin Schwartz, recalls of her daughter.Amelia, now 14 years old, is actually named after a capuchin monkey. And her interest in, if not love of, animals is inherited from her parents who have long lived with not just dogs and cats, but also primates, lemurs, and other species more readily found in petting zoos than homes.Amelia quickly became her mother's muse and model. By the age of 2, the blue-eyed, cherubic girl was already being photographed with her…
  • Tradition, timepieces, and the scourge of the smartwatch

    By Micah Singleton
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The chaos of the shops in Manhattan's Diamond District is something to behold.From historic luxury brands like Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, and Rolex, to family-owned shops like Masters of Time and Sullivan & Sons, just about any watch can be had and any issue repaired. Walk into an emporium on 47th Street and a salesman will quickly offer to find you "the best watch money can buy." They will relentlessly attempt to sell you on everything about it, from the dial to the band, telling you how it will become a family heirloom for your children.When it's your job to sell…
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife Judy, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Gross was released this week after five years of captivity in Cuba. | (REUTERS/Jill Zuckman/Gross Family Spokesperson/Handout via Reuters) Cyclists wearing heavy clothes ride in subzero temperatures in Lianyungang, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People look at...
  • This beer claims to enhance your creativity

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
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    By Teresa Mull
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    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beer is already known to enhance your perception of your dancing skills. But a new craft IPA dubbed "The Problem Solver" claims it can actually enhance your creative thinking skills.University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley was inspired to create the brew after her research found that the average person's "creative peak' is reached at an alcohol level of 0.075 percent. And now, the beer has come into fruition through the partnership of the creative agency CP+B Copenhagen and Danish brewers Rocket Brewing."(Problem Solver Beer)The "Problem Solver" beer has a higher…
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
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    Watch a trailer for The One I Love:Stream The One I Love on Netflix.Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: SnowpiercerYour weekly streaming recommendation: The DoubleYour weekly streaming recommendation: Much Ado About Nothing*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.**Rate The Week's podcasts on iTunes.* More
  • Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow."Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011. More
  • The Clintons' midterm travel expenses topped $1.5 million

    By Teresa Mull
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bill and Hillary Clinton fly by private jet with a security detail and aides. And it gets expensive.A Politico review of campaign filings found that campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton to various states via private jet to help stump for Democrats during the 2014 midterm season.The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's…
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