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Innovation of the week: The Sleep Monitor

Entertainment
From Gilda Radner (center) to Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols (right) collaborated with a veritable who's who of female actors.

Girls on Film: The immortal Mike Nichols

Captured: A photo blog
Monks

The week's best photojournalism

Science
Out of this world.

How to grow a microscopic alien garden

Lifestyle
Yeah...we're way past this.

The latent sexism of the male marriage proposal

U.S.

Only in America: The Bible-Constitution connection

Language
People magazine

The bizarre syntax of 'sexiest man alive'

Lifestyle
Adoption feels so good!

How to adopt the perfect rescue dog

Lifestyle
Drink up!

Your ultimate guide to apple cider

The Idea Factory
Here's to floating on one wheel.

Beyond the Segway: The bright future of personal transportation

U.S.

Happy Thanksgiving! 7 holiday-themed editorial cartoons

World
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her chambers.

10 things you need to know today: November 27, 2014

Business
Abenomics was working. And then...

The lessons of Japan's latest recession

Business
Some Walmart employees are standing up for their holiday, but many other businesses are moving forward with Black Friday hours.

Why the poor can't catch a break on Thanksgiving

Puzzles
Ouch.

The Week contest — iPain

Science
Bye, bye, birdie.

Your state bird could be extinct by 2080

U.S.
It's hard to get people to see eye to eye.

The warm glow of certainty

Language
A loss of grammar for dramatic effect.

A linguist's guide to HULK SMASH

U.S.
How much is too much?

How terrorism fears are transforming America's public space

Science
The wreckage of SpaceShip Two after it exploded and crashed in Mojave, California, Oct. 31. 

How to survive a spaceship disaster

World
Protesters gathered in New York City's Times Square on Tuesday night. 

10 things you need to know today: November 26, 2014

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