Take it From Oprah: Accept Yourself, Just Not Every Pound

Oprah Winfrey has had some wacky ideas over the years—she gave a platform to vaccine denier Jenny McCarthy, not to mention faith-healing promoter Dr. Oz—but you don’t get to be the most successful businesswoman in the world without having a pragmatic core. And judging by a recent article in the New York Times Magazine, that … Continued

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It’s Time to Stop Caring About Celebrity Breakups

This week, news broke that actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt were separating after eight years of marriage. As the headline in Elle magazine signaled (and many upset Twitter users noted), “Love is dead.” Why do we care so much about celebrity break-ups? Consider the long-running saga that is (or was) the partnership of Angelina … Continued

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Al Gore’s Environmental Messiah Complex

Al Gore says preaching to the choir just isn’t enough in 2017. His new film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, aims to reach the “deniers” who cling to their conservative talking points about global warming- or rather, climate change. The former Vice President has spent more than a decade warning the world about the … Continued

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Christopher Kimball Wants to be a ‘Woke’ Chef, Claims Ethnic Food is Colonialist

Bow-tied chef, Christopher Kimball, the founder of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and the popular public television show America’s Food Kitchen, has started a new venture, Milk Street—a magazine, cooking school, and a television and radio show rivaling what he’s accomplished in the past. The New York Times called him “an intellectual and business powerhouse of American … Continued

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Why Harrison Ford is the Movie Star We Need Today

A definitive list of the true movie stars in Hollywood is open to debate, but what is inarguable is that one of the names on the list would be Harrison Ford. Having recently celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday, Ford attended Comic Con to promote his upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049, in which he reprises his role … Continued

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Why Celebrities Don’t Make Good Scientists

NASA collectively groaned last week when one of its scientists had to patiently explain to US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher that there was not an ancient civilization on Mars. There may be no such thing as a stupid question, but this one came pretty close. Yes, Rep. Rohrabacher shouldn’t be expected to know everything about space … Continued

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