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Michael Durand (left), husband of Kitchn Editor-In-Chief Faith Durand, and friend Chris Gardner (right) carve turkey while guests hang out in the Durands' kitchen, dirty dishes and all, at a recent party. Kitchn/Rachel Joy Barehl hide caption

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Like Moths To A Flame: Why Modern-Day Guests Always Gather In The Kitchen

Holiday season is party season. Hosts decorate their homes with trees, flowers and candles in the windows to make them cozy and festive. Yet so many parties end up in the kitchen. Why?

This courtroom sketch depicts former national security adviser Michael Flynn, standing center, flanked by his lawyers, listening to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Dana Verkouteren via/AP hide caption

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Opinion: In Judge Sullivan's Courtroom, A Reminder Of American Values

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My Country Tis Of Thee Steve Petrunak
Joy, Hope, and Peace George Winston

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Like Moths To A Flame: Why Modern-Day Guests Always Gather In The Kitchen

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Rocking Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
The Children of Our Age Nicholas Britell

A jet lands at London Gatwick Airport on Friday. The airport had been closed for over a day after a drone repeatedly flew nearby. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Stop A Drone? There's No Good Answer

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The new Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird features Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch and Gbenga Akinnagbe as Tom Robinson. Julieta Cervantes hide caption

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Aaron Sorkin Brings 'To Kill A Mockingbird' To The Broadway Stage

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Joy to the World John Fahey
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Researchers Show Parachutes Don't Work, But There's A Catch

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Central American migrants, hoping to ask for asylum in the United States, are being relocated to a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. Volunteers from San Diego visit the migrants weekly to help with health care. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Asylum-Seekers Waiting In Mexico, Volunteers Offer Medical Help

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Ela Luisa Maita

Devotees of Lord Ayyappa, the deity of the Sabarimala temple in India's Kerala state, protest a Supreme Court verdict in Ahmadabad, India, in October. The temple had barred women of menstruating age from entering the temple, but India's Supreme Court struck down the ban. Ajit Solanki/AP hide caption

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India's Supreme Court Orders Hindu Temple To Open Doors To Women, But Devotees Object

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Skating Vince Guaraldi, Colin Bailey et. al.
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