Jessica Ko

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What I Wish I'd Known About Mental Health Before My Best Friend Committed Suicide

After she shot herself, I realized there were so many questions I had failed to ask.<p>It was a sunny Friday morning in Los Angeles. I was up early running errands and had just pulled into my garage when I received her text:<p><i>"Julie - you have been my best friend for almost 20 years. Thank you for all</i> …

Airline passenger's ponytail sparks Internet outrage, debate over in-flight etiquette

Airline travel can often be a less than luxurious experience these days. Between baggage fees, mediocre food and cramped spaces, many travelers are frustrated before they even take off. To make matter worse, there are a handful of passengers who make it even more frustrating by being loud, taking …

This essay got a high-school senior into 5 Ivy League schools and Stanford

She also got into Stanford, which has an acceptance rate of 4.69% — a lower rate than any of the Ivy League schools.<p>"I'm sort of still in shock. I don't think I've processed everything yet," she excitedly told Business Insider.<p>The Ivy League is notoriously hard to get into, as the hundreds of …

College & University

Ugly animals are being ‘shunned’ by scientists – study

Aesthetically challenged animals are routinely ignored by researchers in favour of 'cuter' animals, a new study suggests<p>‘Ugly’ animals could be at greater risk of becoming extinct as they are being ‘ignored’ by scientific researchers, a new study suggests.<p>More research and funding is likely to be …

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards General Hossein Hamedani killed in Syria

General Hossein Hamedani was killed on Thursday night while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State<p>An Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) general has been killed near Aleppo while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) …

Here's why Donald Trump won't win the Republican presidential nomination

Donald Trump’s authoritative lead in early polling in the 2016 Republican race for the presidential nomination has left Americans excited, confused and afraid.<p>Donald Trump tells Alabama pep rally 'I want the election to be held tomorrow'<p>Read more<p>Trump hasn’t been out of first place in national …

45 Best Beach Looks

FASHION INSPIRATION<p><b>From Kate Moss parading along the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to a playful Gigi Hadid in Miami and Poppy Delevigne on a cruise</b> …

Rare Photos From Princess Diana and Prince Charles' Wedding Released

These pictures have never been seen by the public.<p>On July 29, 1981, Lady Diana Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wales in front of 3,500 guests and 750 million viewers worldwide. You've probably already seen the famous photos from that day, from the bride entering St. Paul's Cathedral in her …

Associated Press News

Presenting The Apple (II) Watch

Bringing '70s tech into the era of wearables<p>Now: Smart Watch<p>When the Apple Watch was announced, designer DJ Harrigan didn’t line up to buy one. Instead, he built his own: a wearable version of the 1977 Apple II computer. “I wanted to go back as far as possible in Apple history,” says Harrigan, “but …

Apple II

Salma Hayek Poses Tastefully Topless in Sexy Photo Spread: 'I Was Very Nervous'

Get ready to pull your jaws off the floor, Salma Hayek fans.<p>The actress-producer dolled up and posed nearly nude for the August issue of <i>Allure</i>, her …

Salma Hayek

7 Ways To Wait At A Restaurant, Instead Of Looking At Your Darn Phone

Smartphone dependency is real. And in a restaurant, the typical scene is grim: You arrive early, but your friend hasn't shown up yet, so you pull out your phone. Within seconds, you're knee-deep in Snapchats, texts and Insta-likes. Or worse, <i>you're</i> the person watching everyone slowly turn into …

France

Pentagon may lift ban on transgender people

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Pentagon could in the coming months lift the ban on transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military, after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Monday a plan to study "readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly."<p>Carter made the announcement in a …

LGBTQI

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Fifty years of the Pirelli calendar

VOGUE HOMMES CULTURE<p>Pop culture vultures, listen up. Taschen have published a complete retrospective of the Pirelli calendar, retracing half a …

Islamic State conflict: Three million displaced in Iraq

<b>More than three million people have been displaced by the conflict in Iraq since the start of 2014, the UN says.</b><p>A statement by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said two-thirds were from the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin.<p>The regions have been hardest hit by fighting …

End in sight for diabetes injections as scientists develop smart patch

A smart patch which senses rises in blood sugar and delivers tiny amounts of insulin could replace painful injections for diabetics<p>Millions of people suffering from diabetes could be spared painful injections after scientists invented a smart patch which monitors glucose levels and delivers insulin …

People are more fascinated with virtual reality than new cell phones

A lot of tech companies, including Facebook, Sony, and HTC, are building virtual reality devices, but does anybody care?<p>Here's one positive sign for the market. According to research by PiperJaffray, people are sharing YouTube videos of virtual reality experiences an average 11 times for every …

Virtual Reality

Sex and Gladiator Fights Discovered in 1,500-Year-Old Graffiti

Hundreds of graffiti messages engraved into stone in the ancient city of Aphrodisias, in modern-day Turkey, have been discovered and deciphered, revealing what life was like there over 1,500 years ago, researchers say.<p>The graffiti touches on many aspects of the city's life, including gladiator …

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned<p>Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at 100 times the normal rate, scientists have warned.<p>Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, …

North Korea Has Found The Cure For AIDS, Ebola, Cancer, And Bird Flu

It’s a miracle! Just kidding, it’s propaganda.<p>Great news, guys. A company in North Korea has developed a cure for everything.<p>North Korea’s state-run news agency is reporting that Kumdang-2, a type of ginseng grown in “rare-earth molecular fertilizer” can “prevent different malignant epidemics.” The …