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Meghan Markle's Relaxed Wedding Beauty Look Is Already Trending Around The World

Messy bun included.<p>While the 'Meghan Markle Effect' has been in action for quite some time now, her relaxed approach to beauty has sky rocketed since …

Who betrayed Anne Frank? New probe launched by ex-FBI agent

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Anne Frank's hiding place in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, which eventually led to her death, has been launched by a retired FBI agent.<p>Led by Vince Pankoke, who formerly worked with the FBI to track Colombian drug cartels, …

Artificial Intelligence

Jennifer Aniston Forgives Brad Pitt After Angelina Jolie Divorce

Brad Pitt is on a mission to correct his wrongs following his split from Angelina Jolie. <i>The Fight Club</i> actor recently apologized to Jennifer Aniston …

The Rape of Recy Taylor Looks Back at a Horrific but Largely Forgotten Case From the Jim Crow South

Say her name: Recy Taylor. In 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor and two friends were walking back from a late-night church service in Abbeville, Ala., …

Black History

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Yoga

Bhaisajyaguru: The Medicine Buddha

The Power of Healing<p>Bhaiṣajyaguru is the Medicine Buddha or Medicine King. He is venerated in much of Mahayana Buddhism because of his powers of …

Spirituality

Black Motherhood and the Limits of Empathy

Although it has been months since the controversy over Dana Schutz’s painting, “Open Casket,” which depicted Emmett Till’s mutilated face after his …

Black History

The Jane Austen novel you don’t know

Even Jane Austen devotees often haven’t read her final – and unfinished – novel. But ever since Austen’s death 200 years ago, many writers have taken it upon themselves to complete.<p>Jane Austen put down her pen as a novelist on 18 March 1817. She was working on a comedy which skewered a new health …

Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' Series Goes to Paramount TV, Anonymous Content

The companies have optioned the rights to 11 books from the best-selling series, with her son Christopher Rice attached to write the adaptation.<p>Anne …

Tom Cruise

Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other

Shares 12<p><i>Stupid writing rules–Beware the Dunning-Kruger Effect.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Fake news isn’t our only problem in the era of social media. Fake …

How to Write and Publish a Novel: 5 Crossroads You’ll Face

via pixabay/Unsplash<p><i>Guest writer A.M. Justice brings us her top tips in becoming a</i> successful <i>publisher author like her. Her recent work A Wizard’s</i> …

Writing

If You Want to Be a Writer, Neil Gaiman Says You Should "Get Bored"

Without boredom, your mind can’t wander and day dream. Unfortunately, it seems boredom is harder to come by these days, so you’ll have to find …

Neil Gaiman

Top 10 Killer Words That Make Readers Switch Off

When you’re reading all day, every day, for work AND for pleasure you tend to notice how *certain things* slip by (maybe?) unchallenged, <i>even into</i> …

US election 2016: What does 'Islam' think of America?

<b>"Islam hates us," Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said in a CNN interview on Friday.</b><p>Mr Trump later stood by his claim in a televised debate in Miami, saying: "There is tremendous hatred, and I will stick with exactly what I said."<p>It led to an outcry, with Senator Marco Rubio launching an …

Top 10 Words Confused in English [M]

My cumulative list of “words commonly confused” continues with ten that begin with the letter M. The confusion relates to spelling or meaning.<b>1.</b> …

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6 Unfunny Pranks That Were Just As Effed Up As The Paris Hilton Plane Video

Last month, Egyptian TV presenter Ramez Galal pranked Paris Hilton into thinking her plane was about to crash. She witnessed people -- actually …

Prince Charles

Fashion Trends: The Inverted-Martini Skirt or What to Wear on July 4th

Fashion Trend: The Inverted Martini-Glass Skirt or What to Wear on July 4th<p>Fashion is fickle and comes in waves, rushing up onto the shores of consciousness, soaking the landscape so it becomes more than a trend, before receding to be re-invented, a decade or two later. Every few seasons there's a …

Having a Sofa in the Middle of the Living Room is the Latest Trend

Harper Lee: the inside story of the greatest comeback in literature

<b>As Harper Lee's death is reported, we remember the story behind the publication of Go Set A Watchman.</b><p>Last September, the British literary agent Andrew Nurnberg received a text message from a lawyer representing <b>Harper Lee</b>, the famously private author of a single, enduring book. “Please call me …

Isis: Kuwait declares war on Islamic State following Ramadan Shia mosque massacre

Kuwait's interior minister has said the country at war in the wake of an Islamic State (formerly known as Isis) bombing on a Shia mosque which left …

6 Apps for Turning your iPhone into a Virtual Newspaper

Tweet 6 Apps for Turning your iPhone into a Virtual Newspaper TheiPhoneAppReview.com Written by Macy Jones News publishers very well understand today …

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How to Properly Use Bobby Pins—Contrary to What Hollywood Hair Trends Show You

| Tue., Jun. 30, 2015 2:35 PM<p>Bobby pins—pretty self-explanatory right? You slide one into your hair and call it a day…until a few hours later when …

Hair

10 most popular hairstyles of all time (With Pictures)

<b>Most popular hairstyles</b>: Throughout history, people have worn their hair in a wide variety of ways, largely determined by the fashions of the culture …

36 Stunning Vintage Wedding Dresses From Yesteryear

Over 100 years of wedding days...

Oskar Gröning admits guilt for role in Holocaust and playing a part in 'Nazi machinery'

The 94-year-old is on trial accused of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews and says he has no right to ask for forgiveness<p>Oskar Gröning, the former SS guard known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz”, admitted guilt for his role in the Holocaust at his trial on Wednesday.<p>The 94-year-old, …

10 most cruel rulers in history of the world - Their evil deeds will shock you

<b>Adolf Hitler</b><p>Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. He was chancellor of …

Wife of Saudi blogger appeals for clemency over lashing

Fears grow that flogging of Raif Badawi will resume in Jeddah on Friday<p>The wife of the Saudi writer sentenced to 1,000 lashes has appealed for clemency after the country indicated the punishment was about to resume.<p>Raif Badawi was lashed 50 times in January, part of a string of punishments imposed …

This Horrifying Viral Video Of "Bride Kidnapping" Has Spurred Outrage In Kazakhstan

Most Kazakhs denounce the practice of abducting a woman to force her into marriage, but with the resurgence of Kazakh nationalism, such kidnappings are on the rise.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Wearing the scarf signals a woman's consent to marry her kidnapper, according to Texas A&M anthropology …