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There Are Also Drawbacks To Being Bilingual

The Brain Photo credit: shutterstock. nocheThe ability to speak more than one language certainly has its perks. It enables you to work in another …

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The Beckhams, Neil Patrick Harris and more celebrities who rang in 2016 with family

Everywhere you looked on New Year's Eve, people were sharing pictures and celebratory messages — including the stars. Here's some of our favorite celebrities who welcomed 2016 in the best company of all: their family.<p><b>David and Victoria Beckham</b><p>The soccer star snapped a photo of his kids around a …

‘The Force Awakens’ Will Likely Steal The Box Office Crown From ‘Avatar’ By Monday

To the surprise of pretty much no one, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been smashing box office records left and right. While George Lucas might not think much of J.J. Abrams’ vision for the franchise, audiences seem to heartily disagree. In fact, <i>The Force Awakens</i> seems to be gunning for the top …

‘Inside Out: Outside Edition’ Takes Out The Feelings While Leaving In All The Feels

The people at Pixar are master storytellers. Through years of development and refinement, their stories hold emotional weight and age like fine wines. Their latest tearjerker was the story of a young girl named Riley and her dealing with growing up and moving to a new city. Showing two stories …

Your Amazon Echo can now tell you how to work out

Amazon's Echo personal assistant (powered by Alexa) is an unusual device that's had a very beta-existence since its launch last summer. It still struggles to hear certain commands, and its utility is limited to certain areas, but that isn't stopping Amazon from releasing new features — like a new …

Vietnam-China row over South China Sea plane landing

<b>Vietnam has accused China of violating its sovereignty by landing a plane on an artificial island it has built in a contested part of the South China Sea.</b><p>The Vietnamese foreign ministry said the airfield was built illegally on a part of the Spratly archipelago that lies within its territory.<p>China …

Kathy Griffin Continues to Poke Fun at Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve – by Spray-Painting His Face!

Anderson Cooper is looking really festive these days!<p>As the clock ticked down to New Year’s, Kathy Griffin continued to embarrass her co-host, this …

Celebrity News

Camille Cosby ordered to give deposition in case against husband Bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Massachusetts court has denied a motion by Camille Cosby, wife of under-fire comedian Bill Cosby, to quash her deposition order. Camille Cosby will now have to testify in a defamation suit brought against her husband.<p>Seven plaintiffs allege that the "defendant drugged and/or sexually …

Comedy

Elon Musk: The Falcon 9 rocket is ready to fire again

While you were celebrating New Years Eve, Elon Musk was assessing the damage to SpaceX's recently landed Falcon 9 rocket.<p>OK, we don't know that for …

Discovery of habitable planet could mean alien life is 'incredibly close', say scientists

Australian researchers have found a potentially inhabitable planet - called Wolf 1061c – which is 14 light years away, about a third closer than the nearest such planet<p>Alien life could be closer than previously thought after Australian scientists found the closest potentially habitable planet to …

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White Sands Missile Testing Range

10 Hanukkah Latke Recipes That Are A Cut Above The Rest

Yes, you need more than one latke recipe.<p>Of all the traditional foods eaten on Hanukkah, latkes might just be our favorite. Like sufganiyot (jelly donuts), latkes are eaten to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah, where a small amount of oil burned in a menorah for eight nights. While the donuts are …

Latkes

Cruise Ships Emerging as the Next Great Meeting Destinations

Holding meetings on cruise ships can be cost-effective and can simplify mixing business with fun.<p>The one potential downside: Onboard Internet access …

Fresh Off the Boat: Golden Globes plea invokes Ang Lee

<i>Fresh Off The Boat</i> is hungry for more than just a few extra episodes. The ABC comedy now has its sights on a shiny Golden Globe, even sending a …

How to retire with more money, and why millennials cheer when boomers retire

Hello, MarketWatchers.<p>Millennials cheer as boomers retire<p>When boomers stop working, more jobs open up for young people.<p>4 renovations that could …

How One Person is Outsmarting the TSA with Things You Can Buy in an Airport

Disclaimer: The FBI and TSA are fully aware of his research project.<p>More now than ever, airport security is tight (remember the little boy who lost …

What It's Really Like to Date a Porn Star

Porn star Allie Haze has been dating her boyfriend, Mike Adkins, for about a year now. Mike does freelance video work and owns his own photobooth company — he has never worked in porn. He told me what it's like to date a porn star, his mom's reaction when she found out about Allie's job, and even — …

9 Things Guys Think After Sex

Cuddling is great. There, I said it.<p><b>1. I need a minute. I think I just came my brains out. Literally.</b> It's like that orgasm flipped a reset switch in my brain. All the necessary functions are slowly coming back online, but until then I don't know what's happening.<p><b>2. I feel like I just went from the</b> …

12 Ways to Make Sex Last Longer

Longer isn't *always* better, but sometimes it is.<p>Despite the fact that amazing-and-short sex is almost always preferable to awful-but-long banging, the myth persists that good sex means sex that lasts a long time. And while plenty of guys might not want to admit that they couldn’t make it past the …

U.S. to file complaint over 'unsafe' intercept by Russian fighter jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" earlier this week, the United States is complaining to Moscow about the incident.<p>On Tuesday, a U.S. RC-135U was flying over the Baltic Sea when it was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 …

Military

Chipotle Employees 'Trained to Be Stingy' With Steak, Carnitas, and Guacamole

What are the "critical seven" ingredients at <b>Chipotle Mexican Grill</b>? Hint: It has nothing to do with calorie count. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> recently visited the insanely popular fast-casual chain, revealing that the company's employees are "<b>trained to be stingy</b>" with higher-priced ingredients like …

Cuzco, Peru: A Boom Town Machu Picchu Built

The old woman elbows me in the ribs, hard. She is small, Peruvian, her face heavily creased. Black hair hangs in a braid to the middle of her back. …

The truth about cast iron: Yes, you can use a little soap

Cast-iron pans are solid pieces of cookware that can last a lifetime, and they probably aren't as difficult to maintain as you have been told. J. …

Hackers vs. James Bond: 'SPECTRE' script stolen in Sony attack | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Early villains have emerged in the next James Bond film “SPECTRE”: hackers who stole a version of the screenplay as part of a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures.<p>Actors Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci (L-R) pose on stage during an event to mark the start …

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