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Lynda Obst: Hollywood’s completely broken

When you stopped buying DVDs and started streaming on Netflix, Hollywood’s economics changed. So did the movies<p>I was driving west in a classically horrible L.A. morning commute on my way to Peter Chernin’s new office in Santa Monica, thinking about our regular lunches back when he ran the studio …

Unclog Your Drain With Tablets Of Alka-Seltzer

One of the more disgusting chores out there is when you have to unclog your drain -- especially if you don't have any handy tools. But we came across this tip from One Good Thing By Jillee on how to conquer this task with ... Alka-Seltzer.<p>First, drop four tablets down the drain. Then, pour a cup of …

Over-Parenting Can Do More Harm Than Not Enough

Everyone agrees that it's a crime to neglect a child. That's a no brainer. What we've failed to see for two decades is that over-parenting -- not under-parenting -- can do even more harm.<p>Psychologists have found that a kid without an attentive parent can be emotionally damaged -- but soon discover …

How to Become a Positive Thinker

Positive thinking is a significant element of happiness. In order to become a positive thinker, determination and consistency are important. The first thing to know about positive thinking is that everyone can do it. With certain cognitive and behavioral modifications, we can all become positive …

Learn Why Muscles Matter and Learn The Best Ways to Build Lean Muscle

10 Facts About Your Muscles<p>©iStockphoto.com/Skip ODonnell<p>Meet Your Muscles<p>When it comes to your body, knowledge is power. Literally. The better you understand your muscles and what they're capable of, the more you can do with them, whether you're acing a serve or turning heads at the pub.<p>But when …

Ask a Recovering Alcoholic...(Response)

Life | Women's Health

"Total strangers come into my crib and I kind of blow up their world."<p>What do you think—is this a step too far?<p>I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want...<p>Alongside some of their most famous shots.<p>Including what's best to watch at the gym.

Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia

The unmasking of a writer who took extraordinary advantage of online anonymity to pursue old vendettas<p>In the wee hours of the morning of January 27, 2013, a Wikipedia editor named "Qworty" made a series of 14 separate edits to the Wikipedia page for the late writer Barry Hannah, a well-regarded …

Fitness protects men from cancer, even 20 years later | NBC News

Fitness can protect you from cancer -- even 20 or more years down the road, researchers report. And men who were the most fit in middle age were the least likely to die a quarter century later even if they were unlucky enough to get cancer, a new study finds.<p>Men who were the most fit at age 50 back …

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A Small Shock To The System May Help Brain With Math

Stimulating the brain with a very small electrical current through the forehead could boost a student's ability to learn and remember basic mathematics, a provocative experiment suggests.<p>The work, published online Thursday by the journal <i>Current Biology</i>, could help those who struggle with mental …

New Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dresses: All the Elegance of Vintage Wedding Dresses—With Gorgeous, Modern Twists

I love a wedding dress with a vintage-y vibe, but unless you're actually wearing your grandmother's wedding dress {<i>Amazing, obvi!</i> }, why not update things with, say, an edgy train or a sparkly belt? With that in mind, here are five wedding dresses from Oscar de la Renta's latest collection that …

Majorly Stressed About Wedding Planning? THIS Will Make You Feel All Better

Look, it's OK to get stressed about petty stuff when you're wedding planning. I certainly did. Freaking out about the seating chart? Been there. Crying post-alterations appointment, when my wedding dress gave me saggy diaper butt*? Done that. So I thought those of you in the throes of wedding …

4 Fresh Wedding Dress Trends That Are HUGE Right Now! Would You Wear Any of 'Em?

After watching back-to-back-to-back-to-back runway shows, here are the four wedding dress trends from spring 2014 that I'm still obsessing over!<p><b>TREND 1: WHITE-TO-BLUSH OMBRE</b><p><b>Wedding Dress 1</b>: Theia<p><b>Wedding Dress 2</b>: Monique Lhuillier<p><b>TREND 2: METALLIC EMBROIDERY</b><p><b>Wedding Dress 3</b>: Kelly Faetanini<p><b>Wedding</b> …

Celebrity Trainer David Kirsch Shares His Top 3 Workout Moves (Plus, Chat With Him Live!)

When it comes to getting the world's hottest celebs in shape, David Kirsch is <i>the</i> man to do it. No really, he's the guy who helps Kate Upton stay in <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit cover shape. In addition to teaching us his miraculous, ab-perfecting workout in our June issue, David will be chatting on</i> …

43 Things That Will Make You Feel Old

Life is so cruel.

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40 Gorgeous DIY Necklaces

You know we love us a good statement necklace around here, and we can’t help but look at every new material that comes into the office as potential for another cool and unusual piece of jewelry. We’re constantly on the hunt for new, creative, and crazy ways to up your style game.<p>We always come back …

How-To: Make a String of Mini Fabric Lamps

Bust that fabric stash while adding colorful handmade details to your decorative lighting with this mini fabric lamps tutorial from Taylor Made!<p>Head over to Taylor Made to see the full how-to!

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Approved Workout Apps for a Better Beach Body

Folks, you may already know this, but summer is right around the corner! Seriously, it’s even breaking 100-degrees in some places across the country. The sun is shining, there’s a little bit of warmth in the air, and we’ve got beach vacations and poolside lounging on our minds. If your New Year’s …

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US government 'seized AP phone records'

The US government reportedly secretly seized telephone records of reporters and offices belonging to Associated Press news agency for a two-month period last year, the agency has said.<p>The Associated Press on Monday described the action, which targeted its correspondents, as a "massive and …

Canadian astronaut returns to Earth a star

The first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station has been welcomed back to Earth as an internet superstar after he captivated people worldwide with his Twitter microblog.<p>Space station commander Chris Hadfield, who also became a music sensation when his zero-gravity version of …

US abortion doctor given life in prison

A doctor in the US city of Philadelphia has avoided the death penalty for murdering babies during late-term abortions by agreeing not to appeal his convictions.<p>Dr Kermit Gosnell, 72, was sentenced to life in prison, the city prosecutor said on Tuesday.<p>He was convicted on Monday on three counts of …

Nigeria president declares state of emergency

Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian president, has imposed a "state of emergency" in three states in an attempt to curb the increasingly violent attacks by armed group Boko Haram, saying the level of violence called for "extraordinary measures".<p>The decision comes after a spate of attacks on security …

Palestinians mark 65th anniversary of Nakba

Palestinians are marking the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, when hundreds of thousands of Arabs were forced out of their homes and into exile.<p>Sirens were sounded for 65 seconds and demonstrations took place at midday local time in Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarem, Qalqilya, Bethlehem and Jericho to mark …

'Massive' troop deployment in Nigeria

Nigeria's military has announced a "massive" deployment of troops to its restive northeast to tackle armed group Boko Haram, after the president declared a state of emergency in the areas.<p>President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a state of emergency in three states, including Yobe and Adamawa, but the …

Low income families forced to spend a third of net income on housing

At least 1.3m families in England on lower incomes have to spend more than a third of their net income on housing, largely due to a shortage of …