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Rachel Zoe Styles 1 Jumpsuit 3 Ways for Holiday

Rachel Zoe knows her way around cocktail attire. Using her self-designed black jumpsuit as an anchor, shop 3 Zoe-approved looks that solve your holiday style dilemmas.<p>Rachel Zoe knows her way around cocktail attire. Using her self-designed black jumpsuit as an anchor, shop 3 Zoe-approved looks that …

Syria: Bashar al-Assad's forces kill at least 15 in Sunni Muslim village

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says woman and two children among victims of soldiers and pro-government militia<p>Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 15 people in a Sunni Muslim village north-west of the city of Hama.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a …

The Government is Spying on You

<i>This was originally posted by the ACLU of Northern California.</i><p>For years, we at the ACLU have been warning that the Nationwide Suspicious Activity …

Surveillance

NSA subversion of internet security: bad for the US, good for criminals

"Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on," declared Edward Snowden, the former computer technician at America's National Security Agency (NSA) responsible for leaking a trove of documents about his erstwhile employer's activities, in an online …

Beauty And Fashion

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Beauty And Fashion

Justice Dept. watchdog never probed judges' NSA concerns

In response to a FOIA request from USA TODAY, the Justice Department said its ethics office never looked into complaints from two federal judges that they had been misled about NSA surveillance.<p>The Justice Department's internal ethics watchdog says it never investigated repeated complaints by …

Confused Brazilian hackers tell NASA: “Stop spying on us”

The online activists reportedly confused the space agency with the National Security Agency<p>Acronyms can be muddling, especially across language. And the mistake a group of Brazilian hackers reportedly made is an understandable one: Aiming at the NSA, the hackers attacked NASA's website and left the …

Stop comparing Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis

Both men were given security clearance by same private contract firm, but that’s no grounds for false equivalence<p>News outlets including Fox News, the Washington Post, the New York Times and more ran with a variation on the same headline Friday: The same government contractor firm that gave security …

NSA chiefs defend agency's conduct in letter to families of employees

General Keith Alexander and deputy director John Inglis sign letter 'in light of unauthorised disclosure of classified information'<p>The National Security Agency has sent a letter to its employees' family members, in an effort to "reassure" relatives about the agency's work.<p>The letter, signed by NSA …

Not-So-Fond Memories From The Last Government Shutdowns

For those old enough to remember, the government shutdown skirmishing now underway in Washington brings back some not-so-fond memories of late 1995 and early 1996.<p>That's the last time a divided government, unable to settle its differences before the money from previous years' spending bills ran …

Have Obama's Troubles Weakened Him For Fall's Fiscal Fights?

President Obama has had a tough year. He failed to pass gun legislation. Plans for an immigration overhaul have stalled in the House. He barely escaped what would have been a humiliating rejection by Congress on his plan to strike Syria.<p>Just this week, his own Democrats forced Larry Summers, the …

How Believing in Yourself Can Save Your Life

It's the moments when we're forced to face our mortality and question everything we believe in that truly shape us.<p>It's the moments when we're forced to face our mortality and question everything we believe in that truly shape us.

Fall Preview: Get to the Point

Shorter girls, rejoice! The severe pointy-toe shoe is back and is making your legs appear longer and leaner.<p>Shorter girls, rejoice! The severe pointy-toe shoe is back and is making your legs appear longer and leaner. And, any chic French woman knows that nothing beats a pair of ankle-grazing pants, …

Meet the 15 Fashion Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

#StyleGoals.<p>If you can't keep track of the hordes of fashion bloggers out there, you're not alone. Some of the best multitaskers (often writers/photographers/creative directors/etc.) may still be off your radar, so we sorted out the chicest feeds on Instagram, below.<p>1. Margaret Zhang of Shine by …

The Breakdown: Harry Josh Blowdryer

<b>2,000</b> The average number of hours the motor will last. (Motors in typical consumer blowdryers last about 500 hours.)<p><b>COLD SHOT</b> Usually this button simply turns the heat off. But on Josh's dryer, it triggers an emission of cooled air that sets styles so they last longer.<p><b>60%</b> The amount of energy this …

The Romantic: Shoes, Clothing, and Accessories to Fall in Love With

Florals and deep colors, we can't help to fall in love with this romantic trend.<p>From deep burgundy and red hues, to luxurious fabrics, and floral hints, wear your hear on your sleeve with the season's best romantic picks.by Deanne KaczerskiThe Rebel | The Party Girl | The Tomboy | The Romantic | …

Clothing

21 Ways to Amp Up Your Tights

Here at Brit HQ, we think there’s no better way to dress up your legs for fall than with a pair of tights. But when we busted out our ‘hose for the season, we realized they were all so <i>boring!</i>—black pairs and nude pairs, and even brightly colored pairs looked so plain. That’s why we’re so stoked …