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What's New In Dating And Why You Should Care

Dating Trends<p>Dating can be fun but it can also be hard. All of the unknowns can drive you over the edge. I recently stumbled across a few popular …

8 Things I Learned While Pretending to Be a Model at NYFW

I showed up backstage before the Tory Burch show at 7:35 a.m. exhausted from a week spent running around during the day and sipping martinis with the …

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Suicide Bombing In Yemen Kills At Least 54; Attack Claimed By Islamic State

A suicide bombing in Yemen has killed at least 54 people in the southern city of Aden, The Associated Press reports, citing Yemen's health ministry.<p>Earlier the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF, posted on Twitter that one of their hospitals had received 45 wounded and was …

Middle East

Attack At American University Of Afghanistan In Kabul Kills 7 Students

<b>Updated 10:30 a.m. ET on Aug. 25.</b><p>A violent attack at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday killed at least 13 people, including 7 students and one professor, officials say.<p>A press release from the Afghan president's office says five security personnel — two security guards …

The “racist” Chinese washing powder ad and the truth about Afrophobia in China

Is Afrophobia really on the rise in China?<p>Roughly two months have passed since the Qiaobi detergent advertisement went viral. The advert, in which a Chinese woman shoves a black man into a washing machine only for him to emerge as a shiny, clean, Asian man, prompted Western media to call it “the …

17 Travel Skills Every Twentysomething Should Know

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High-wattage stars on Democrats’ first night help smooth over some party chaos

Uncle Sam outfits and “Feel the Bern” flags descend on Philadelphia.<p>Follow along as Post photographers document the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.<p>PHILADELPHIA — This was supposed to be the feel-good convention, a celebration of unity and hopeful visions that would contrast with the …

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Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Faces Extra Probation Requirements

SAN FRANCISCO — The former Stanford University swimmer who got six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman will be required to attend drug and alcohol counseling on top of random testing after he was caught lying about his high school habits.<p>Brock Turner, 20, will have the …

Clinton wins Puerto Rico, marches ever closer to clinching the Democratic nomination

LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton moved closer to the Democratic presidential nomination with two contests this weekend as she and Sen. Bernie Sanders continued a fierce contest in California ahead of voting Tuesday that is likely to make Clinton the winner of a bruising primary battle.<p>Late Sunday, …

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4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford

From a father on the poverty line to a CEO millionaire.<p><b>The median household income in America is $53,657.</b> Politicians draw $250,000 as the line between the middle and upper classes. And the true starting point of real wealth remains a cool $1,000,000. We asked four more or less typical men, each of …

5 Google Trip-Planning Tricks That Beat Any Travel Agent

Click, click, BOOM. 👍🏼<p>When planning a trip, your laptop screen usually looks like a tangled mess: Dozens of open tabs, hours upon hours of research and more flight-searching sites than you could ever keep track of.<p>But of course, Google is trying to change that. The tech giant launched a new …

Obama knocks 'vulgar and divisive' presidential campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama lamented a "vulgar and divisive" presidential campaign Tuesday, saying that GOP presidential candidates were setting bad examples for children and tarnishing the United States' reputation abroad.<p>"In America, there is no law that says we have to be nice to …

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5 takeaways from the Democratic debate

<b>Miami (CNN) —</b> There were few softballs Wednesday night for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.<p>Clinton was asked whether she lied about Benghazi, whether she might be indicted over her emails and why she's seen as so untrustworthy. Sanders was pressed on comments he made in the mid-1980s about Fidel …

No hate crime convictions for white San Jose State students who clamped black roommate in bike lock

The “pranks” began shortly after Donald Williams Jr. started his freshman year at San Jose State University.<p>Alongside other first-years, the 18-year-old was assigned a dormitory suite with seven other students, including a high school friend with whom he shared a bedroom. But collegial …

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The fight for black voters is on in the Democratic presidential race

We’re at that point in the presidential primaries when the Democratic candidates rip each other apart over which of them will do the most for African-Americans.<p>With the races in mostly white Iowa and New Hampshire behind them, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are turning their attention to Nevada …

New Hampshire primaries: 5 takeaways

<b>Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> The anti-establishment revolution the polls promised for months happened in New Hampshire Tuesday night when Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the first-in-the-nation primaries.<p>John Kasich needed a big night -- and got it with a second-place finish. Meanwhile, Marco …

6 takeaways from CNN's Democratic town hall

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a campaign that's been filled with zingers and gotcha moments, Wednesday night's CNN Democratic town hall with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders got the candidates to slow down for a bit.<p>Both candidates engaged with the audience and were at their best when getting away from the talking …

My Boyfriend and I Can't Find a Place to Have Sex

We both live with our parents and we're too tall to do it in our cars!<p><b>I've been dating my boyfriend for about seven months now and we have a really nice relationship. It's just we have a hard time figuring out how to have sex. Or, more specifically, where. We both still live with our parents. They</b> …

State of the Union: Barack Obama sells optimism to nervous nation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Putting aside a sudden crisis with Iran, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a "clear-eyed, big-hearted" and …

ISIS member behind deadly Istanbul suicide blast, PM says

Read more about this story at CNN Turk.<p><b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> The suicide bomber who killed at least 10 foreigners Tuesday in a popular central Istanbul tourist area belonged to ISIS, officials said -- an attack that shows the group's nerve, reach and capacity for terror.<p>No group claimed responsibility …

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

This Easy Pizza Grilled Cheese Is Probably The Most Delicious Thing You Can Make

A story of true love between pizza, grilled cheese, and you.<p><i>Recipe by Lindsay Hunt</i><p>Makes 1<p>2 tablespoons butter, soft<p>2 slices white sandwich bread<p>¼ cup marinara<p>4 slices low-moisture mozzarella cheese<p>2 ounces sliced pepperoni (6 thin slices)<p>Melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium …

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8 Bedtime Routines That Will Help You Turn Sleep Into a Spiritual Practice

When we say we're turning something into a "spiritual practice," it simply means turning our attention away from the physical and toward the mental and emotional. When it comes to sleep, there's much more than meets the eye than just a recurring lapse of consciousness that takes up half of your …

15 Penis Horror Stories That Will Make You Want To Vomit

Peeling, infections, and a whole lot of blood.<p>"I once dated a girl who wore braces. She was giving me a blowjob when we realised that a small piece of the wire had broken off. It ripped a nice hole in my dick, just beneath the tip."<p>–Robin Mopli Sjökise, Facebook.<p>"My friend had an accident on a BMX …

5 energizing foods that are not coffee

Morning lull? Afternoon slump? Evening fatigue? It’s all too common in today’s go-go-go world. And on those days when you lack time and energy, grabbing a coffee or candy bar to keep going can be a quick fix that catches up with you later.<p>After all, food is fuel and it affects your energy levels. …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Estimating the Hate Vote 2016

At the end of the Democratic presidential debate, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley noted that among the Democratic presidential candidates, "you didn't hear anyone make racist comments about new American immigrants, you didn't hear anyone speak ill of another American because of their …

Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meat linked to cancer risk, World Health Organization says

The World Health Organization's cancer agency says processed meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is …

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Love at First Bite: 7 Scary-Good Sweets for Halloween

Think beyond candy corns and snack-size Snickers this Halloween and indulge in some of these homemade sweets. Not only are they scary-good, they're easy to make.<p><b>1. Ghost Cupcakes</b><p>You don't have to be "that mom" to make impressive Halloween treats. These adorable ghosts are made with lollipops and …