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North Korea: Kim Jong-un's aunt 'lives American Dream'

<b>An aunt of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting with her family in 1998, the Washington Post reports.</b><p>Ko Yong-suk told how she looked after Kim when he was at school in Switzerland.<p>Ko, a sister of Kim's mother, now lives anonymously …

North Korea

Super Bowl Sparks Increase In Marijuana Sales

Super Bowl 50 brought a whole new meaning to the phrase, “this bud’s for you.”<p>Green Rush, the largest cannabis delivery platform in California, says Super Bowl weekend was the most lucrative in the company’s history. So big, it was better than the 4/20 marijuana holiday celebrated in April.<p>Jude …

Cannabis

Star Wars superfan Daniel Fleetwood dies days after seeing The Force Awakens

Star Wars superfan Daniel Fleetwood has died, days after watching an early screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.<p>Fleetwood was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called spindle cell sarcoma at the age of 32, and was told he had two months to live in July.<p>His wife Ashley began a social media …

The Curse of the Celebrity Nanny

A new report says Gwen Stefani’s marriage to Gavin Rossdale ended because of his multi-year affair with their babysitter. Has the celebrity nanny …

Gwen Stefani

Boko Haram kidnap victim: Stigmatized for carrying captor's baby

<b>(CNN) —</b> Um Haleema was just 16 years old when she was kidnapped. Her first few months in captivity, at the hands of militant group Boko Haram, were enough to break anyone's spirit -- let alone that of a teenage girl so far from home.<p>She was captured trying to escape, along with three of her …

Africa

Summer Album Guide: Florence + The Machine, Neil Young, Hilary Duff Highlight June Releases

Nate Ruess, Tori Kelly and Major Lazer are among the other artists releasing new records this month.<p>Along with the slew of new films hitting theaters …

Supermodel Gisele takes her last stroll down the catwalk

SAO PAULO (AP) — Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk Wednesday night, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo that she said will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has made her a fashion legend.<p>The 34-year-old Brazilian mother of two, who is …

Brazil

Professor Teaches Human Anatomy By Painting Student's Hot Body

After teaching human anatomy for over 20 years, Diaz decided to try something new as she found the regular routine of anatomical memorization boring …

8 Of Your Embarrassing Body Questions, Answered With Science

We asked for the science questions you didn't want your name attached to, and now we’re answering them. This time: eye gunk, blackheads, and are ovaries really rolled up testicles?!<p>First we answered some of the weirdest requests we had (from how birds pee to whether or not fish get thirsty). Now …

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield Are Reportedly “On a Break”

<b>Emma Stone</b> and <b>Andrew Garfield</b> have always been that celebrity couple where—you <i>know</i> it sounds ridiculous—but it just really feels like they could be your actual friends, in real life. They’d show up 15 minutes late to brunch with some charming anecdote about their wacky subway ride (Emma …

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

Universe

Islamic State conflict: US launches Tikrit air strikes

<b>The US has begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the United States military has confirmed.</b><p>The order followed a request from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for assistance, after an Iranian-backed ground offensive in the city stalled.<p>"These strikes are …

Middle East

Pharrell Talks 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit for First Time

"This is about protecting the intellectual rights of people who have ideas," Williams says<p>For the first time since being hit with a $7.3 million …

Pharrell Williams

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Police Have Arrested a Second Suspect in the America’s Next Top Model Murder Case

A second suspect turned himself over to Charlotte, N.C., authorities Thursday in connection with the killing of former <i>America’s Next Top Model</i> …

Spring 2015 Fashion Trend: Sheer Ruled the Runways at Paris Fashion Week

It would be a vast understatement to say that the sheer trend is still going strong for spring 2015. Because the sometimes sexy, always pretty diaphanous look was interpreted in a multitude of ways by quite a few designers on the Paris Fashion Week runways. Actually, I'm just going to make a …

Disney’s live-action Cinderella is pretty but empty

Lavish and impersonal, Kenneth Branagh’s <i>Cinderella</i> turns the classic fairytale into a 19th century Ruritanian romance, complete with fictional …

OMGFacts

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes

Comments<p>Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading <i>A lot of Brian Evenson</i> January 30, 2012 - 5:18pm<p>This is a great article, Jon; I have to stop and …

Ruins Of War: 15 Places Abandoned Due to Military Turmoil

Wars show through the physical devastation they leave behind. In many cases the effects can be seen decades later.

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