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U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

3 shot at Florida State University before gunman killed by police

<b>(CNN) —</b> Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three.<p>Two of the shooting victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. One was in critical condition; the other was stable, the hospital …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: curved screen is more than a gimmick

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian<p>The Note Edge is essentially the Note 4 with a curved screen and a slightly smaller battery.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/19/1416411549829/0abde5c3-5dc5-4f4c-b12d-813c2503b630-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The …

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

<i>A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Last November, we published a story, ‘A Rape on Campus’ [RS 1223], that centered around a University of Virginia student’s</i> …

Haiti's fight for gay rights

As LGBT community becomes more visible, anti-gay violence rises, too<p>As LGBT community becomes more visible, anti-gay violence rises, too<p><i>The drag show at an anti-homophobia day celebration organized by the SEROvie, an LGBT health organization, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.</i><p><i>Published on Saturday, Nov. 8,</i> …

Ferguson, Missouri, faces another day waiting for grand jury decision

Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.<p>"Our goal here is to keep the peace and allow …

11 Amazing, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Hacks

Now, stop stressing. This article originally appeared on redbook.com<p>We know what you're thinking. Hacks? For Thanksgiving?<p><i>YouTube</i><p>Well, they're out there, and we've found them to help celebrate this joyous holiday. From food prep to handing out leftovers while<p>kicking the extended family out the …

9 DIYs for Your Coziest Fall Living Room EVER

These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.<p>It's time to curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate. These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.

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51 Reasons You Can't Stop Eating All Day Long At Your Corporate Desk Job

Food tastes better when it's free, that's for sure.<p>1. There are 500 people in the office, chances are it's one of their birthdays. There is cake.<p>2. The CEO makes up for the 16 hours you spend hunched over under fluorescent lights by providing .<p>3. Your best friend gchats you restaurants she wants to …

The Oldest Restaurant in Every State (and DC!)

While the U.S. doesn't quite date back to the caveman, it's still got plenty of old restaurants.<p>By: Matt Meltzer<p>Eating. Humans have done it since, well, the beginning of history. And pretty much ever since the first caveman realized he was too tired to grill a wooly mammoth after a long day of …

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15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

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Hewlett-Packard's 3-D Printer Is Essentially a Replicator

The computing and printing giant wants nothing less than to transform industrial manufacturing.<p>When the computing and printing giant Hewlett-Packard announced its plans to enter the nascent market for 3-D printing earlier this week, it set the stakes by saying its technology could trigger a “new …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

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15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

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Banana Recipes for Athletes

Bananas are an athlete staple.<p>Bananas are an athlete staple. They pack a nutritional punch with high levels of potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber and (despite common belief to the contrary) they score low on the Glycemic Index, meaning they won't spike your blood sugar. They're also versatile and can …

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The Secret To The Best Baked Ziti In The World

You want this.<p>Working as a food editor in the East Village of NYC is much like being a kid in a candy store. Eating out is how we research, and the lower part of Manhattan has an insanely high concentration of great restaurants to eat at -- er, we mean research. There's the roasted duck at Momofuku …

How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

Flaky pastry encases a layer of jam or whatever else you like.<p><i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Take a walk down memory lane with Kathryn of London Bakes as she makes a sweet</i> …

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BEFORE & AFTER: The Looks-Larger, No-Square-Footage-Added Makeover

A kitchen and dining room get a new (and more spacious!) look without extending the actual floor plan.<p>In a stunning Los Angeles home by sfa design, we're especially struck by the transformations in the kitchen and dining room—particularly how the rooms look significantly larger...despite the fact …

Object Lessons: The Autumnal Broom

The broom, enemy of spiders and friend to witches, has been aiding household cleaning since the dawn of domestic history. Initially made of anything …

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Indiana man could be serial killer, cases could go back decades

<b>(CNN) —</b> The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.<p>The Indiana-born Darren Deon Vann is a convicted sex offender from Austin, Texas, police said.<p>Vann attacked a 25-year-old …

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13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

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Hillary Clinton's midterm campaign schedule

The formula is well known in presidential politics: Help campaign for your party's candidates in the midterms, run for president two years later.<p>Hillary Clinton, who is admittedly thinking about running for president, appears to be following this formula. For months, Clinton aides protected the …