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66 Million Americans Have No Emergency Savings

Currently, 47 percent of Americans said they either could not afford an emergency expense of $400, or would cover it by selling something or borrowing money, according to a separate report by the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Consumer and Community Affairs.<p>McBride recommends having at least …

Personal Finance

This Year's Curvy Con Had an Empowering Message

The plus-size apparel industry racked up almost $18 billion dollars in sales in the last year alone. So why do so many women still have trouble …

JCPenney's New Brand Campaign for Plus-Size Clothing Is SO Magical

I'll buy whatever they're selling when they do it like this.<p>JCPenney's latest brand campaign for their plus-size clothing line, "Here I Am," features this gorgeous, captivating commercial starring a bunch of hotties looking amazing and selling me all the things. The video puts a spotlight on many …

Plus Size

Studies touted as breakthroughs aren’t always what they seem

Last month, researchers in Britain published a remarkable study showing that your genes may dictate whether you respond better to power- or endurance-style training. Doing the "right" training for your DNA would triple your gains in both strength and endurance, the results suggested.<p>As a science …

Why Some Men in Cambodia Don't Think Gang Rape is Gang Rape | Public Radio International

When we meet on a quiet street away from Phnom Penh’s daytime bustle, Samnang is showing little sign of the aftereffects of an evening spent carousing at a local bar. Bright-eyed and lively, he chats eagerly about his friends’ weekend plans.<p>“We go dancing and looking for girls,” he says. “It’s …

Costa Concordia Salvage Operation To Begin Monday

A complicated salvage operation is set to begin Monday at the site of the Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise ship that ran aground off Italy in 2012. Even if it succeeds, it will be a long time before things return to normal on the island of Giglio, where the ship wrecked last January.<p>A large team …

Despite warnings of head injuries, youth football still thrives

The news of the National Football League’s Thursday settlement of $765 million to thousands of players who had sued over head injuries has helped raise awareness of the danger of concussion among those who play the sport.<p>But does that increase in awareness of head injuries in the sport impact …

Poll: 4 Out of 5 Americans Say Obama Needs Congressional Greenlight for Syria Strike

Half of all Amer­ic­ans want Pres­id­ent Obama to launch a mis­sile strike on Syr­ia, but nearly 80 per­cent want him to get con­gres­sion­al …

Middle East

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Photography

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

Scan Reveals If Your Civet Poo Coffee Really Comes From Civet Poo

Because that's what you want, right?<p>When you pay $150 to $230 for a pound of exotic coffee, you want to know it's the real deal. Now, a team of chemists say they've developed a way to verify that beans labeled as "civet coffee" are authentic.<p>What is civet coffee and what makes it so expensive? …

Associated Press News

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Late Night Laughs: The 5 Best Comedy Clips of the Week

Vodpod videos no longer available.<p>Backstreet’s back (alright!). The Backstreet Boys sang the Top 10 worst lyrics on <i>The Late Show with Letterman</i> …

US Open Cup quarter-finals shed last non-MLS teams from competition

DC United took another step toward salvaging a dreadful start to the 2013 season as they beat New England 3-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the US …

A Year Before The World Cup, Landon Donovan Returns To The US Soccer Team

"It's kind of a roster where you have to go player by player and evaluate each situation to see where they are at and see how strong they are, but we are excited about a roster for the Gold Cup that really has a shot of winning it," Klinsmann said. "This tournament gives us a huge opportunity to …

Soccer

Spain Defeats Italy in Penalty Kicks to Head to the Confederations Cup Final

Spain is headed to the FIFA Confederations Cup Final after defeating Italy in penalty kicks (7) 0 - 0 (6).<p>After 121 minutes of scoreless action then a tie through the first six shots by both teams, Spain's Jesús Navas' penalty kick took advantage of a Leonardo Bonucci miss and set off a wave of …

5 Young Stars Set to Break out in La Liga Next Season

La Liga, despite possessing a host of clubs that operate an "everyone has his price price'" policy, remains a breeding ground for some of Europe's most exquisite talent.<p>This past season saw Isco take center stage at Malaga—following the departure of Santi Cazorla to Arsenal last summer—earning him …

Uruguay vs. Italy: Breaking Down Confederations Cup Third-Place Playoff

Uruguay and Italy meet in the third-place playoff for the Confederations Cup early on Sunday.<p>We'll break down some key topics to look at heading into this intriguing matchup.<p>The two defeated semifinalists are both unfortunate to be in this position. Italy took Spain to penalties and were arguably …

Sochi Olympics 2014: Dan Bylsma to coach Team USA, according to report

USA Hockey is expected to name Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma to the same position for Team USA at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.<p>Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma is expected to be named the head coach of Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, according to a report from Kevin Allen of …

U-20 World Cup 2013 Results: Scores and Highlights from Day 8

Both Group C and Group D sent all four teams to the pitch on Friday at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, as spots in the next round of 16 were on the line and up for the taking.<p>Mexico, Mali, Greece and Paraguay (Group D) completed their round-robin matches in the first set of games on Friday, …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Answer to What are some of the best rare natural phenomena that occur on Earth?

Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.<p><b>Gippsland Lakes</b><p>The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called …

Earth Science

Urban Zoom Photography

Avec sa série intitulée sobrement « Urban Zoom », le photographe allemand Jakob Wagner nous offre de superbes clichés en longue-exposition dans …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Submit your project for the world's largest awards program for architecture.<p>Structural fabric has emerged as an innovative architectural material.<p>Dive into our essential guides on building-products to help you design your next project.<p>Rios Clementi Hale Studios displays a rich understanding of …

Architecture