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Hiker's fall down Eaton Canyon cliff caught on video

A hiker's fall down a rocky mountainside in Eaton Canyon was caught on cellphone video, authorities said Thursday.<p>Video footage shows the 19-year-old woman losing her footing and screaming as she tumbles down the cliff, eventually catching herself on a tree. It then shows her being rescued and …

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 …

Go Inside Susan Lucci's Hamptons Home

And make a bid, if you've got nearly $20 million to spare. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>Susan Lucci is stepping into the real estate business. The soap star, most well-known for her portrayal of villainess Erica Kane on <i>All My Children</i>, is selling the beach house that she …

2 Americans infected with Ebola coming to Atlanta - CNN.com

<b>Atlanta (CNN)</b> -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.<p>The first patient is expected to arrive in the United States on Saturday …

Reader Recs: Island Getaways

Nothing screams vacation quite like a sandy beach, clear blue water, and a fruity drink. To inspire a bit of summer wanderlust (or to help with your winter escape plans), we recently asked our Facebook fans to tell us their favorite island getaways in the world. Their answers ranged from large …

10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

Weather view: your July pictures

We asked you to share your most striking images of the weather in July. Here are the best of them. Thanks to everyone who contributed

Keith Urban ‘Horrified’ by Fan’s Alleged Rape at Recent Show

When Keith Urban uploaded a video to YouTube and Twitter last Saturday night, following a particularly rowdy concert in Mansfield, Massachusetts, he …

Pictures of the Week 7.31.14

Why Does Everyone Hate American Tourists?

When journeying abroad, American tourists must contend with a myriad of unflattering stereotypes, ranging from a severe lack of fashion sense to an off-putting air of ignorance and entitlement, usually found in the form of demanding, "DOES ANYONE HERE SPEAK ANY ENGLISH?!"<p>Venture even further, and …

Foreign Policy

How to Freeze Motion and Capture Shots That Pop

Since I started teaching photography around 7 years ago, one thing that I've often noticed is many of my students face difficulty executing shots to …

Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

After winning the Tour de France last Sunday, Vincenzo Nibali was tested for a bunch of performance-enhancing substances. But Nibali and his fellow competitors were welcome to have several cups of coffee (or cans of Red Bull), before their ride into Paris; caffeine is not on the World Anti-Doping …

Secret Cinema: Back to the Future - in pictures

An area near the Olympic park in London has been turned into the 1955 Hill Valley town from the film Back to the Future for Secret Cinema’s latest offering. The audience, many in fancy dress, mix with actors playing out scenes from the film before the showing begins

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch to Be Sold

Michael Jackson‘s opulent, 2,700-acre estate Neverland Ranch will be hitting the market in the near future. <i>Forbes</i> reports that the Los Olivos, …

Anna Paquin Explains Bisexuality to Larry King

Larry King is 80. He is, objectively, on the older side—and also, sadly, a little out of touch with the times. When he interviewed Anna Paquin recently, he stumbled onto a line of questioning that revealed how little he knows about LGBT matters (it starts at the 11 minute mark):<p>After chatting with …

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – in pictures

From a dramatic storm cloud in the US to the ‘end of the world’ in Ecuador, we take a look at the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo contest, chosen from more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>At Food52. cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at</i> …

Lady Gaga Uses Coat From Sister Natali Germanotta Parsons Thesis Collection

I'm thinking Lady Gaga might be the most awesome big sister around, having made it possible for Carine Roitfeld to have a look at her little sister Natali Germanotta's thesis collection for Parsons in case she'd want to include something in a just-released September shoot in <i>Harper's Bazaar</i> (where …

The Right Way to Lighten Your Hair with Lemon

Natural highlights are waiting in your pantry.<p>We can't be alone in our collective history of Sun-In horror stories. (Orange. So much orange.) But while lemon juice has long since been touted as the better, at-home, all-<i>natural</i> alternative, it too has a caveat of its own: Used in excess and high …

Jimmy Fallon Threw Balls at Julia Roberts' Face

Photo: Getty<p>If you've ever wondered what it's like to hurl something at America's sweetheart, you may want to talk to Jimmy Fallon, who had the honor of doing just that last night when Julia Roberts paid a visit to <i>The Tonight Show</i>. As he tends to do with his high-profile guests, the host coerced …

And Then…I Got Age Shamed

For as long as I can remember, being younger than everyone else was my trump card. No matter what happened, I still had plenty of time to figure it all out. I was just a kid! But then, last weekend, on a girls' trip to Montauk, my fading youth was called into question. FML.<p>For a large part of my …

The iPhone 6 Isn't Official, But A 24-Karat Gold iPhone 6 Is

<i>Photo: Courtesy of Brikk</i><p>Until Tim Cook holds it up on a California stage a month or two from now, the iPhone 6 will remain subject to rampant rumors and speculation. But luxury design and accessory company Brikk is already taking pre-orders for its extravagant take on Apple’s next big thing.<p>Brikk …

Oculus Rift DK2 Gets Torn Apart, Revealing Its Samsung Innards

You may not be able to get your hands on the very-much-backordered second generation Oculus Rift, but you know who did? iFixit — the guys who tear apart pretty much every device they can get their hands on to get a better look at the hamster wheels inside.<p>So what’d they find?<p>It’s pretty much all …

GoPro's First Earnings Report As A Public Company Is A Wipeout As Stock Falls After Hours

GoPro’s ride on the waves of the public market got a little rough after the company reported earnings for the first time as a public company.<p>On Thursday, the San Mateo, Calif. hardware firm reported second quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ revenue targets, but showed wider losses than the …

What I learned shooting with the Lytro Illum

I’ve been fascinated with Lytro since the company published its first “living” photos in 2011. Having gotten into semi-pro photography well after the shift to digital, it was exciting to get swept up in the idea that we might be quickly approaching another big revolution. So you could say I was …

Windows XP Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8.1 Falls

Despite support for Windows XP finally ending three months ago, the ancient OS has only now fallen below the 25 percent market share mark. To add to the bad news for Microsoft, after only nine full months of availability, its latest operating system version, Windows 8.1, has lost share for the …