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Three Juicy Tales Of The Ultimate Food Taboo

Few things are creepier than the idea of eating another person — even in extreme circumstances. Author Mitchell Zuckoff recommends these three stories where humans are the main course, whether on account of tribal ritual, or of extreme desperation.
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Being Positive: Love And Life After An HIV Diagnosis

Chris Whitney lived in San Francisco in the 1980s, when there wasn't much known about AIDS. But then he tested positive for HIV. He explains what happened next to his friend Erin Kuka.
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Not Quite Norman: Living Up To A Literary Legacy

Can inspiration hit too close to home? Author Alex Gilvarry chronicles the challenges of trying to emulate famed writer Norman Mailer — while staying in Mailer's old house.
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Many Women Underestimate Fertility Clock's Clang

A new survey finds that while women understand that fertility declines with age, they dramatically underestimate by how much. Infertility experts say the increasing number of older women having babies — often through extensive fertility treatments — can provide a false sense of comfort.

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A Father's Promise, Reinvented And Renewed

Even though we may "pinkie promise," we can't give our kids everything. Commentator Ken Harbaugh reflects on the promises parents make and break — and make again.
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Ali Calls 'All-American Muslim' A Welcome Relief

TLC's new reality show, All-American Muslim follows five Muslim-American families. It aims to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about the religion. In a recent piece in The Guardian, Wajahat Ali writes that TLC's portrayal is a "welcome relief from the usual tawdry caricatures of Muslims."
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For Two Old Teammates, Risks Of Loyalty Are Real

In the 1960s, Dave Bing and Jim Boeheim were the starting guards for Syracuse University's basketball team. Since then, both men have shown a huge capacity for loyalty. But as they face tough times in Detroit and at Syracuse, they're also risking their legacies.

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