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Get Excited: The Sherlock Christmas Special Trailer Is Here

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Attention Steven Moffat acolytes! The fourth season of Sherlock won’t arrive till at least early 2016, but the one-off Christmas special set in Victorian England is real enough to have a trailer. See the period-appropriate mustaches! See horse-drawn carriages! See Watson (Martin Freeman) give Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) guff for not …

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You Ain’t Seen Sustainable Dining Until You’ve Eaten Here

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Click to Open Overlay Gallery Jesse Harp For the founders of San Francisco restaurant The Perennial, farm-to-table isn’t enough. They’re hoping for farm-to-table-to-farm-to-table, repeating. “When we got started, we focused on energy and transportation efficiency,” says Karen Leibowitz, one of the restaurateurs. “But we discovered that food systems and agricultural …

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My New Aspiration for the Season of the Witch

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Kristin van Ogtrop 7:04 AM ET Gallo Images—Getty Images New York City decorated for Halloween, 2013. Kristin van Ogtrop was named Managing Editor of Real Simple magazine in 2003. Halloween brings its own dilemmas More RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Ashley Judd: ‘It’s OK for Me to Stand Up for Myself’ Watch …

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How to Remove Rust With Vodka

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Jennifer Stimpson / This Old House @ThisOldHouse 10:47 AM ET Getty Images And other unexpected uses While it’s pricier than rubbing alcohol, this bar staple has the same antiseptic properties, making it a clever replacement in a pinch. Read on for spirited ways to put it to use. Erase Window …

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More Women Are Getting the IUD and Implant for Birth Control

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Alexandra Sifferlin @acsifferlin 12:16 PM ET Photo Illustration by Mia Tramz for TIME; Corbis New survey data shows that long-acting contraceptives are increasingly popular American women are increasingly opting for the most effective forms of birth control: an intrauterine device (IUD) or an implant, new data shows. A new report …

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What Elephants Can Teach Us About Cancer Treatment

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Alexandra Sifferlin @acsifferlin 11:00 AM ET Getty Images For many years, Dr. Joshua D. Schiffman, a researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, drove past Utah’s Hogle Zoo on his way to and from work every single day. But he had no idea that animals inside, …

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Pentagon Turns Lights Out on Rank and File

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Maya Rhodan @m_rhodan 8:51 AM ET AFP/Getty Images The Pentagon building in Washington, DC. But top military brass get to keep their lights shining More In honor of Energy Action Month, marked in October, President Obama has asked federal agencies and senior administration officials to lead the way in demonstrating …

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The Buy Button Is the Most Important Icon on the Internet

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Diego Patiño A simple, effective buy button sounds like a no-brainer today, but building one has proven trickier than you’d think. Up to $4 trillion worth of merchandise will languish unpurchased in online shopping carts this year. No wonder trying to build a frictionless buy button remains a crucial effort …

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