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The End of Jewish Men?Some professors and rabbis are concerned that liberal Judaism is becoming too female. Is this a real crisis?
Why Won't This New Mom Wash Her Hair?The fascinating postpartum customs of women from around the world.
Are Women Better at Living Alone?Sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s new book, Going Solo, explores the question.
Roads & Kingdoms
Egyptian Ruins A year after its destruction, Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art remains a bombed-out shell.
Ringling Brothers Says It Will Stop Using Elephants in Its Circus Act After Years of Animal-Abuse Allegations
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If You Thought the Net Neutrality Debate Was Resolved, You Were Impressively Optimistic
The Man Who Discovered Thiamin Today, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.