Crystal Alfaro

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What You Need To Know About Ted Cruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his bid for president early Monday. The Republican has been making the rounds with other 2016 hopefuls, so it's hardly a surprise, but he's the first major one to make it official. And if the early campaign trail is any indication of how the race will play out, Cruz, …

Government

Everyone Watched Lesbian Porn in 2014 (and Other Porn Facts)

Pornhub's 2014 Year in Review reveals all the stuff we've been watching in private.<p>We all love our porn. What might be shocking is just how intensely we love our porn, but luckily Pornhub is here to remind us just how much porn we've watched this past year. Be prepared to feel very, very dirty (and …

Why I Was Arrested Standing Up for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee

This weekend I spent 24 hours in jail for protesting the death of Dontre Hamilton, the unarmed man shot 14 times by a Milwaukee police officer in a downtown park. I am compelled to write about my experience to share why I chose to join this protest and to correct the narrative law enforcement …

Every Time I Die, Touche Amore announce Australian tour dates - News - Alternative Press

<b>Every Time I Die</b> and <b>Touche Amore</b> have announced that they will be heading over to Australia this January for a brief run of tour dates. Tickets will …

25 Lazy Ways to Keep Fit

Feel good and stay healthy by following these easy tips—you won't have to lift a finger.<p>Feel good and stay healthy by following these easy tips—you won't have to lift a finger.

Weight Loss

College students developing nail polish to detect date rape drugs

Four students at North Carolina State University hope to tackle a problem on many campuses by developing a nail polish that can detect so-called date rape drugs by changing colors when it comes into contact with them.<p>Women who wear the polish can simply swirl their fingers in a drink to test it for …

Europe and US increase humanitarian aid as support grows for new Iraqi PM

White House tells Nouri al-Maliki to respect due process as Kurdish government warns the UK must arm Kurds as the Islamic State is a threat to them<p><b>Iraq crisis: live</b><p>David Cameron has raised the prospect of British helicopters being involved in the rescue of 30,000 refugees in Iraq as he vowed to …

US launches Iraq militant air strike

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1099000/1099612_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527268579_3f226bb4b923b1407407eed1761cdac3<p><b>The US has launched an air strike against militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in northern Iraq.</b><p>The Pentagon said its aircraft attacked …

Middle East

How To Rescue Your Old Yellowed Pillows

It’s just a reality of life: over time the natural oils from your body will seep into your pillow. However, that doesn’t change the fact that …

My mom turned some of my ticket stubs into pillows for my new apartment.

The Pillows<p>I'm moving into a new apartment and love going to the movies, and my craft-y mom saw an idea on Pinterest and thought it would be cool. So …

(Practical) Mason Jar Gifts (and Solutions) - CITY GIRL FARMING

I love canning jars. They are my drink glasses, my craft organizers, my food storage containers and an excuse to collect way more of them then I’ll …

Don't Prepare for a Rainy Day, Prepare for Fun

A few weeks ago, I got a call to give a presentation on preparedness. My approach was not to focus on preparing for a rainy day, but to get out and …

DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner | In Sonnet's Kitchen

What did we do before Pinterest? How did we organize all of our favorite recipes, food blogs, and discover amazing tips for natural and green …

Vinegar

10 Amazing Planter Ideas

I have vowed to myself that this year will be different. Let’s get inspired, shall we?<p>I love everything about this photo from Willard and May. The …

Contest Answer: What in the world has this cabinet become ??

Alrighty! It’s time to let the cat out of the bag !<p>Remember the <i>old cabinet</i> I posted last week , it looked like this. I must reinforce that this …

Half of Germany Is Now Powered by Solar Energy

The nation can now produce more than 24 GW of energy from the sun.<p><i>Workers stack finished solar energy panels at the Solarworld plant on August 14, 2013 in Freiberg, Germany. Credit: Getty Images.</i><p>Continuing its unrelenting march toward a renewable-powered future, Germany now can produce more than …

Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive.<p>Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million …

7 Ways Your Smartphone Can Actually Make You Happier

Smartphones get a pretty bad rap, and not without reason. We tap away at our phones instead of talking to our friends, sleep with them instead of people, and miss crucial life moments while staring into screens.<p>But in a recent study conducted by New York Magazine, every demographic surveyed -- from …

The Best Streaming Music Services You Aren't Using (But Should)

Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already …

Apps

If an Electric Bike Is Ever Going to Hit It Big in the U.S., It's This One

Is the Copenhagen Wheel poised to become the next big thing in alternative urban transportation?<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—On a sunny but brisk spring morning near the Charles River in Cambridge, I took a test ride on the bicycle of the future. No rockets or lasers (alas), the bicycle of the future looks …

Teenage Boy Comically Recreates Female Celebrity Fashion Photos

Liam Martin is a teenager from New Zealand who has a unique sense of fashion and an extremely photogenic face.<p>His style, however, is derived from …

Kittens run on Dunkin, apparently. ☕️

Congress Just Fixed A Crazy Law That Made Unlocking Your Cell Phone A Crime — But There's A Catch

Late last week Congress passed a bill that rolled back draconian penalties for unlocking a mobile phone or tablet purchased on a wireless carrier contract. It is now waiting for the President to sign it into law.<p>If you buy a phone on a contract with a wireless phone company, that company typically …

Iraq says ‘terrorists’ seize former chemical weapons facility where deadly sarin is stored

Iraq said the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents.<p>Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed …

From convicted sex offender to millionaire, man gets new life

Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home.<p>Until recently, he had a roommate who slept in a bed 2 feet away, and staff brought him three square meals a day.<p>Only a few hours passed each day in which he didn't …