Deep In The Mountains, Some Pakistanis Still Dream Of Peace

Beneath a full yellow moon, high in the Himalayan mountains, thousands of mostly Pashtun men are gathered in a field ringed by pine trees. They've come to escape from their difficult lives. Not far away, the Swat River charges noisily down the hill, snaking through territory that, not so long ago, was in the hands of the Taliban. The event was organized by the Pakistani army and the provincial government; it intended to win their hearts and minds with a festival of pleasures abhorred by their Islamist opponents — dance and song. Some among the crowd are nervous and ambivalent, too. Many people have been killed by Pakistan's army in the battle for the valley and the military has a record marred by atrocities and corruption.
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Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read'

Bell's new film is about three suburban moms who find themselves ground down by the endless chores of motherhood. She says its creators (two men) wrote it as a love letter to their overworked wives.
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.
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How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

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