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Samsung hires designer from Jony Ive's old firm to overhaul its products

Samsung is turning a new design leaf lately, eschewing plastic on its flagship phones for the premium feel of metal — but the overhaul is going far beyond a single choice in materials. <i>The Korea Herald</i> reports that Samsung has just installed a new global design chief in recent days: 47-year-old Lee …

Jonathan Ive

VA's letter offers sympathies for death of veteran who's very much alive

A disabled Army veteran’s wife received a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs this month extending its sympathies on the death of her husband, James Fales.<p>The problem? James Fales was the one who opened the letter.<p>“At first, it was kind of a shock; then it became humorous, to a point,” …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Police across Italy plan to strike for first time on a national level

Italian police vow to “avenge the mudslinging” directed at their Roman colleagues after 83 per cent of the Italian capital's police officers called in sick on New Year’s Eve<p>Local police forces across <b>Italy</b> are planning to strike for the first time ever on a national level, in support of their <b>fellow</b> …

A Former FBI Special Agent Says The CIA Kept Him From Helping To Stop 9/11

Mark Rossini said the CIA prevented him from going to FBI headquarters with the information that two known terrorists, who later went on to carry out the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, had entered the US.<p>Government reports on 9/11 blame a vague "intelligence failure" for the terrorist …

Cybercrime

Ukraine claims it has cleared pro-Russian rebels from most of Donetsk airport

After days of intense fighting and heavy shelling, Kiev claims it has cleared most of the airport, which at one point the rebels claimed they had complete control of<p><b>Ukraine</b> rushed tanks to the front lines and claimed on Sunday to have cleared pro-<b>Russian</b> rebels from most of Donetsk airport after …

Charlie Hebdo Goes Global

Protests over the magazine's provocative depictions of Mohammed have turned fatal in Niger.<p>The effects of the January 7 attack on <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> have spread worldwide. Protests in two cities in Niger turned violent on Friday and Saturday, as mobs attacked French buildings and burned down churches. …

Charlie Hebdo

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kidnap Around 80 in Cameroon

Suspected fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped around 80 people Sunday, over half of whom were children, during a …

Crashes leave at least 5 dead as Northeast hit with icy weather

At least five people across the Northeast were killed Sunday in crashes caused by rain "flash-freezing" on roads.<p>A crash involving 30 to 50 vehicles on Interstate 76 outside Philadelphia killed one person, and two others died in a crash involving multiple vehicles on nearby Interstate 476, police …

Weather

The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Kate Hudson, Gisele Bündchen, and More

"Be kind to yourself" is a sound piece of life advice—and this week on Instagram, personal wellness was the message. <b>Lady Gaga</b> posted a selfie with a bare face and bright eyes, well-rested and still in bed, and Brooklyn jeweler Catbird shared a relaxed morning moment that paired denim-colored nails …

Gisele Bündchen

Greg Plitt Fatally Struck by Train

Fitness expert and reality TV star Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Burbank, California, on Saturday. He was 37.<p>Police …

Transit

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Bravo Reality Star Fatally Struck by Train

Fitness expert and reality TV star Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Burbank, California, on Saturday. He was 37.<p>Police …

Microsoft's Android lock screen now shows your music and online chats

Microsoft's intelligent take on an Android front end, Next Lock Screen, just got much more useful if you're a music maven or love to chat online. An updated version not only brings music controls to the lock screen (as you'll sometimes see elsewhere), but surfaces your Hangouts, Line and Skype …

How to get beach waves minus the beach

Natural looking piece-y waves are everywhere these days. It's a perfect mix of "I woke up like this" plus a chic runway twist. With just a few easy …

Street style tip of the day: The sweater coat

Looking at this sweater coat makes us just want to snuggle. Not only is it super cute, but looks incredibly comfortable. The benefits of a sweater …

Clothing

UK’s first big Yves Saint Laurent exhibition brings Paris to Co Durham

Retrospective on designer’s work in Bowes Museum will feature 50 outfits, many never shown outside France before<p>The first major UK exhibition devoted to the design genius of Yves Saint Laurent is coming not to a London museum but to the Bowes Museum, housed in a magnificently improbable …

What Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic Left Out from the Singer’s Story

As someone who never watches Lifetime, even I was looking forward to seeing <i>Whitney.</i> Not only is the network notorious for its based-on-a-true-story movies that tend to be the definition of camp, but as a longtime Whitney Houston fan, I couldn’t wait to see how her story would unfold on TV.<p>I was …

Whitney Houston

Beauty by the Decade: We Tried Makeup From a Different Era Every Day for a Week

<i>Stuck in a hair and makeup rut, InStyle.com Assistant Editor Marianne Mychaskiw tested out retro beauty trends from the '50s onward each day for a</i> …

Set Point! Kate Middleton's Favorite Pair of Earrings Perfectly Match Her Engagement Ring

If you take a peek inside Kate Middleton’s jewelry box, you're sure to find quite a selection of sparkling jewels. One piece that caught our eye? The …

This "SNL" Sketch Perfectly Captures What It's Like To Live In A Gentrifying Neighborhood

Have you been to that new artisanal mayonnaise shop?

FX reveals new details about 'Fargo' season 2

Oh, you want new details on <i>Fargo</i>’s second season? You betcha, we got ’em!<p>During TCA’s winter press tour, FX CEO John Langraf revealed that Ronald …

A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams dies at 26

A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams has died at age 26. The cause of death is currently unknown.<p>Yams ran a popular hip hop blog before founding A$AP Mob, a …

Academy President Calls For More Diversity In Wake Of Oscar Nominations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs says this year’s all-white acting slate inspires her to push for change.<p>The politics of Oscar nominations frequently amount to nothing more than insider industry chatter, but this year’s predominantly white male nominees caught the attention of culture watchers around the world. …

The Sunday Funnies

<br/>Saturday Night Live perfectly skewers Justin Bieber's <a href="http://bit.ly/1tKRemc">confusing/upsetting/sexy/confusing/what-is-happening-to-us-all</a> Calvin Klein underwear ads. Can Kate McKinnon's Justin Bieber just go ahead and replace actual Justin Bieber? [<a …

Justin Bieber
TV

Belieb It: SNL Takes on Justin Bieber’s Underwear Ads

Plus, Sia had one of the most memorable music performances in SNL history.<p><b>Justin Bieber</b> stopped by <i>SNL</i> last night—sort of.<p>The best sketch of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>'s first show of 2015 featured <b>Kate McKinnon</b> reprising her role as Belieber #1, tatted up and dancing around in a white undershirt and some …

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Have a 'Relaxed' Date Night

Parents’ night out!<p>Putting split rumors to rest, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes stepped out for a fun date night at a sold-out Don Rickles show at the …

Eva Mendes