Crystal Fong

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Pope Francis Halts Motorcade To Bless Disabled Young Woman, Roberta

Pope Francis immediately halted his motorcade when a group of people with signs caught his attention.<p>The banners read, "Please Pope stop here to see an angel who has been waiting for you," and, "Please come and bless little Roberta."<p>The family of Roberta, a young woman who cannot breathe unassisted …

Christianity

Why Graceful, Type-A, Adrenaline-Junkies Make the Best Pilots (and Tend to Be Women)

Women who fly helicopters for the United States Army weigh in.<p>It was Christmas day when helicopter pilot Lt. Ashley P. flew her first flight across the desert in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army. She was 25, and had just deployed abroad in active service. At the command of the hulking Black Hawk, she …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

Exercise

The U.N.’s Next President Is a Gay-Hating Friend of Uganda’s Corrupt Dictator

Uganda’s foreign minister says homosexuality is a Western plot, and he’s been accused of stealing from his own country.<p>Leave it to the United Nations …

Decor Mistakes You Need To STOP Making

When it comes to your home decor, you want it to be a reflection of your personality — the good parts, not your neuroses, claustrophobia, inability …

New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …

Cooking

The Weird E-Shops Where You'll Find The Coolest Things

We like weird. Call us contrarians, but we tend to gravitate toward the peculiar more than we do the pristine. That's why you'll typically find us in …

10 Things That Make A Girl Beautiful Instead Of Hot

Beautiful. It’s a powerful word, one not thrown around as frivolously as hot, pretty or any of the hundreds of words we've come to describe women, …

Relationships

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Investigation Investigation: White-collar thieves are repeatedly stealing millions from the unsuspecting, without fear of reprisal Subscriber content<p>TORONTO Billionaire Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife found dead in Toronto home<p>OBITUARY Barry Sherman: A fierce fighter who helped revolutionize …

The peril of hipster economics

On May 16, an artist, a railway service and a government agency spent $291,978 to block poverty from the public eye.<p>Called psychylustro, German artist Katharina Grosse's project is a large-scale work designed to distract Amtrak train riders from the dilapidated buildings and fallen factories of …

Tiananmen Massacre 25th anniversary: how Chinese triads enabled the Great Escape

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, a Hong Kong triad speaks fully for the first time about how he smuggled 133 students and intellectuals out of the clutches of the Communist party<p>Brother Six had the fastest speedboats in Hong Kong, rigged with four outboard engines to outrun …

Hong Kong

Beautiful Nature Scene of Glittering Sun on Water

Sometimes, the most beautiful photos are shot at the most unexpected times. Photographer Chikara Umihara took this gorgeous photo while he was standing in a downpour. Shortly after the rain had stopped, the clouds opened up and the lake was restored to its calmness. Then, out of nowhere, the sun …

Decorations

The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses

Under a spotlight University Hall at the University of Montana in Misssoula John Francis Peters for TIME

Iraq Debates Law That Would Allow Men To Marry 9-Year-Old Girls

A stroll through the Baghdad Book Fair last month was a lesson in today's cultural norms in Iraq. The books — gold-embossed, neatly arrayed — were almost all religious, and most of the customers were men.<p>But in the middle of the white pavilion, a woman's voice rang out loud and strong. Fawzia …

#TheLIST: Hair For Hot Days

It was only a matter of time before heat and humidity became the new normal. Here, 10 summer-ready hairstyles that will make the transition a little chicer.<p>Think outside the top knot. These ten easy hairstyles will carry you through every possible outdoor barbecue, beach jaunt, and humid wedding …

#theLIST: Party Girls

When the ladies who walk the runway get ready for after dark, it isn't so much an off-duty look as an on-point one. Learn from the masters when models are on the guest list.<p>When the ladies who walk the runway get ready for after dark, it isn't so much an off-duty look as an on-point one. Learn from …

As Starbucks Bleeds Square, Can Startups Working With Retail Registers Make Any Real Money?

At a coffee shop around the corner from Forbes, reluctant ownership started accepting credit cards a few months ago. Now a tablet on a stand from payments company Square sits on the counter for the cash-averse. And every time I use it, I think of how Square is actually losing money on my …

Still Running Marketing Campaigns? Time Is Running Out

I started my internet marketing career back in 1997, when concepts like permission and one-to-one marketing were brand new, and had the promise to completely change the way we think about relationships with consumers. Along the way, technology completely flipped the way consumers behave. They’re …

SpoonRocket Raises $11 Million to Deliver Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

The Best Lunch Spots in Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen has never been known as a first-rate dining neighborhood, but it's a lot better these days. As immigrants continue to open restaurants and offices and residential towers provide an endless supply of people looking for a square meal, the neighborhood can promise some solid places to …

A Beginner's Guide to Spanish Wine

When I asked my mother recently what kind of Spanish wine she enjoyed, she enthusiastically exclaimed, "sangria!" Of course, Spain has much more to offer in wine than just that tasty pitcher drink. You can find so many great values in Spanish wine—delicious (and cheap!) bottles for any night of the …

8 great ways to cook with fiddleheads this spring

Chances are, you're spotting piles of fiddleheads at your farmer's market or in the produce aisle right about now. What are they? The coil-shaped greens are the unopened young fronds of the ostrich fern, and they're in season until around June. Use them to add an earthy, asparagus-like note—not to …

Coming Attractions

Noodle maestro <b>Ivan Orkin</b> will open the much-anticipated <b>Ivan Ramen</b>, his first stand-alone restaurant in New York City, on <b>May 9</b>. Eater NY notes the menu will have <b>five different kinds of ramen</b>, including a mac-and-cheese like mazeman, fried chicken hearts, and a something described as a "tofu Coney …