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The One Fruit I Can't Live Without (and 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Either)

There aren't many foods out there quite as versatile as the lovely lemon. I'm going to share 10 of the reasons I love them.<p><b>1. Lemon water</b><p>Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is a fantastic habit to get into. Obviously it's hydrating, but the lemon is also a great way …

These Sneaker Entrepreneurs Are Proof that Footwear Innovation Can Come From Anywhere

A closer look at the men behind Athletic Propulsion Labs.<p>Back in 2010, Ryan and Adam Goldston were working out of a tiny office in southern California and trying to build a following for their upstart footwear brand Athletic Propulsion Labs, which launched just a year prior. Former college …

Want good sex? Get married

While my mid-20s peers are playing the field and avoiding commitment, I’m married and thrilled to find the frisson hasn’t fizzled out. Anything but – and it’s all thanks to the three Cs<p>Let’s play a word-association game. If I say the word marriage, what comes to mind? Hot, steamy sex and …

Relationships

How Trump confounds, confuses, and intrigues political scientists

The party was supposed to decide. What went wrong?<p>Donald Trump's grip on the Republican race has endured over the better part of the last year, confounding the party elite and seemingly tossing aside preconceived notions of what it takes to win the nomination.<p>The only problem with that conclusion? …

Marlon Wayans' 'Fifty Shades of Black' follows a fine spoof tradition in Hollywood

As an actor, writer and producer, Marlon Wayans has parodied everything from horror movies to inner-city dramas to dance-competition films. But he insists he doesn't go out looking for subjects to spoof. They have a way of finding him.<p>"I think if you go looking for something to parody, it's not …

FX’s O.J. Simpson Mini-Series Reflects Unfinished Business

The creators of FX’s miniseries ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,’ say the 10-episode dramatization signifies unfinished business for America<p>No court case inspired more heated analysis or arguments than the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Two decades later, the creators of a new …

Mini-series

Why Some People Are Hurt More by Break-Ups Than Others

A friend once grumbled that, given the choice, she’d rather see her ex miserable than herself happy.<p>Few things in life are as traumatic as the end of …

Relationships

7 Things My Divorce Taught Me About Marriage

So yeah, I was 22 when I filed for a divorce.<p>How embarrassing is that? I was distraught. Never wanted the world to know that I had failed at being married. I could not have been more positive that I was going to be the black sheep in the world of people my age, especially since I had a 1-year-old. …

LeBron James: Cavs will run Tyronn Lue's up-tempo offense because it's 'what Coach wants'

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Tyronn Lue's first order of business in terms of X's and O's after becoming the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers was …

Samaki Walker Opens Up About Time Kobe Bryant Punched Him in the Face over $100

It didn't take much for young Kobe Bryant to give you the mitts.<p>Standing in stark contrast to the poem-penning, sensei-meditating-amid-the-bamboo aura of Vino Bryant, the younger, dumber Kobe was just that—a kid out of high school who hadn't learned the finer points of conflict resolution.<p>Young …

High School Basketball

Watch Selena Gomez Bring the Intimacy to Her 'Saturday Night Live' Performance

Watch her perform "Good For You," "Same Old Love," and "Hands to Myself."<p>You would think that Jonas, the horrible snow storm world eater, would have brought New York City grinding to a halt. But such was not the case, as everyone's favorite late night weeknd tradition <i>Saturday Night Live</i> carried on …

Cleveland Cavaliers Proving They're Among NBA's Elite

If the Cleveland Cavaliers were guilty of anything during their 34-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 18, it was that they aren't, nor will they ever be, the Golden State Warriors.<p>But they are still an elite basketball team, one of the NBA's four most convincing title contenders, and …

Stephen Curry Does Pregame Warm-Up Routine with Young Fan with Crazy Handles

Having already impressed the Internet with his handles, young Noah Cutler got a chance to show Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry what he can do.<p>The kid was ready for his moment.<p>Before the Warriors hosted the Indiana Pacers Friday night, Curry invited Cutler to join him on the court as …

Basketball

David Blatt firing 'bizarre,' says coaches association president Rick Carlisle

DALLAS -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, the president of the NBA Coaches Association, expressed shock and disappointment over the Cleveland …

Divorced Women Reveal What Could Have Saved Their Marriages

It's <i>always</i> smart to learn from your own mistakes. But when it comes to marriage, sometimes it's better to learn from what others did wrong and avoid discourse — or even divorce — altogether. Below, three divorced women share what <i>could</i> have made their marriages work so that you not make the same …

White people just don’t get it: Bernie Sanders, Ta-Nehisi Coates and the reality of reparations

The wellbeing and political interests of African-Americans are sacrificed on the mantle of political expediency<p>The well-being and political interests of African-Americans are routinely sacrificed on the mantle of political expediency in the United States.<p>To wit. During an interview last week, …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Terry Stotts Says Golden State Warriors Will Finish with Best Record Ever

Following a 20-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts predicted the Dubs will make history in 2015-16.<p>According to Sean Michael Meagher of OregonLive.com, Stotts believes the defending NBA champions will win more games this season …

Basketball

US Pacific Fleet smaller, even as China's military grows

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Pacific Fleet is shrinking even as the U.S. and its allies are facing challenges posed by China's growing …

Putin labels the US a security threat to Russia for the first time

US-Russian relations reached a new low after Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a document that puts the United States on a list of threats to the country’s national security for the first time.<p>Putin signed the document, titled “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation,” …

Russia

This teenage photographer shoots the natural beauty of one of the world’s densest cities

Kelvin Yuen, a 19-year-old university student from Hong Kong, first picked up a camera seriously in 2014, and has been taking photos of the city in his free time ever since. But unlike many photographers who shoot Hong Kong’s manmade attributes like skyscrapers and trams, or the city’s seven …

Hong Kong

Jaden Smith is the new face of a major womenswear collection

This spring, he will become the face of Louis Vuitton's women's collection.<p>Louis' fashion designer and creative director Nicolas Ghesquière made the announcement after posting a preview of the campaign to Instagram. Smith is sporting an avant-garde leather jacket, a V-neck top with tassles, and a …

Julius Randle and Byron Scott off to chilly 2016 start

It's already been a rough new year for the relationship between Lakers Coach Byron Scott and reserve power forward Julius Randle.<p>Randle didn't like being singled out by Scott for playing poor defense after the Lakers' 97-77 victory Sunday against the Phoenix Suns.<p>"I don't think there was defense on …

Basketball

Oregon Militants Vow To 'Kill And Be Killed If Necessary,' But FBI Isn't Biting

The feds are taking a calculated approach to the ongoing standoff in Oregon.<p>BURNS, Ore. -- The gunmen who have occupied a federal building here for three days will resist with force any attempt to remove them, Ammon Bundy, a leader of the militants, said Sunday. But federal authorities have no …

5 Kitchen Gadgets You Should Toss Immediately

It's time to say goodbye to the apple corer. Here's everything you should be tossing from your kitchen in the name of sanity and space-saving.<p><i>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we'll</i> …

Kitchens

Draymond Green Records 3rd Straight Triple-Double: Highlights, Twitter Reaction

Draymond Green messed around and got another one.<p>The Golden State Warriors playmaker recorded his third straight triple-double and seventh of the year Monday night, finishing with 13 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in his team's 111-101 win over the Charlotte Hornets.<p>Link to Media<p>In a rare …

Basketball

Could adultery save your marriage?

The weather outside is frightful, you’ve gained half a stone from the brandy butter and, after a week cooped up with your spouse, you can’t tolerate another second of their company, let alone a lifetime.<p>So perhaps it’s little wonder that January 4 has been cheerily dubbed Divorce Day, the day of …