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World's Largest Family Reunion: Genealogy or Preen-ealogy?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Megan Smolenyak

Here's my deepest concern about the Global Family Reunion: Has the marketing of it been so successful that we're in danger of changing the definition of genealogy? The interest in famous cousins has always been there, but has its prominence in the GFR's PR campaign been such that many will think that's the whole point?

AJ Jacobs Tells Me How to Be More Like Jesus

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.01.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

For the next 14-18 months, I'm doing a sort of "Human Experiment" project in which I try to figure out what it really means to follow Jesus in the 21st-century Western world.

So...Am I Jesus Yet? #MyJesusProject

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

It's been a week now since I announced my newest project, which is to spend between 14 and 18 months figuring out what it seriously means to follow Jesus in our 21st century western world.

Following Jesus... For Real This Time (My Jesus Project)

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

It's one thing to read all of these stories about Jesus, way back in the day; it's entirely another to consider what Jesus would do if he was plopped down in the middle of my 21st-century life, complete with mortgage, iPhone, family and Facebook account.

It's Entirely Possible That Your Spouse Is Also Your Cousin

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

You fall in love. You tie the knot. And then you find out you’re related to your spouse. A.J. Jacobs, an author and Esquire Editor at Large, joi...

This Is What Happened When George Bush Heard He Was Related To Bill Clinton

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Esquire editor-at-large A.J. Jacobs is currently in the process of planning the world's largest family reunion, and part of that entails hunting down ...

WATCH: What Happens When A Man Lives By The Bible For An Entire Year

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

Last month, Rep. Corrine Brown appealed to Luke 12:48 while criticizing a House vote on food stamp reduction. "The Bible says, ‘to whom much is give...

Eat This and Be Wildly Grateful

Mark Morford | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Hey! See those people sitting next to you at that restaurant? That café? That food court, juice bar, sushi joint? Ever notice what happens when their...

7 Books Besides 'Eat Pray Love' About A Year In Somebody's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Elizabeth Gilbert got her book contract to write about a year in her life after leaving her husband, and it turned into megahit 'Eat Pray Love.' Gil...

A.J. Jacobs On When She's Just Not That Into Him

Huffington Post Living | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Things I've Learned From Women Who Dumped Me from Ben Karlin, former producer of the Daily Show, presents men who regale readers with their break up s...