Liberté! Egalité! Fatigué!

Could France be losing its panache, its je ne sais quoi? A. A. GIll reports. 

Illustration by Barry Blitt. 

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Could pomegranates replace opium for Afghan farmers?
A nonprofit is turning the tide by working with the nation’s rural farmers to replace opium poppies with this much-coveted ‘super food.’

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Sony World Photography Awards 2014 youth and open winners – in pictures

Here are the winners of the youth and open categories in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. See more

Photos, top to bottom (click for full captions): Kylli Sparre; Chen Li; Gert Van Den Bosch; Turjoy Chowdhury; and Ivan Pedretti. 

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my work space by -hille- on Flickr » via severes

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'Underwater Project' explores our violent relationship with the ocean
Sick of the typical stock-like surf photography, Australian photographer Mark Tipple decides to change things up by focusing instead on the physical and emotional vulnerability of ocean swimmers.

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Roof Gardens in Rome


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Vegan grocery list: Top 50 staples for a meat-free diet
A well-stocked vegan kitchen can make the difference between ho-hum and hubba hubba when it comes to plant-based cooking and eating.

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Researchers think they know how societies crumble
Using a simple formula, researchers may have zeroed in on the causes of why a society may collapse, and what it could mean for us.

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