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Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

What Does Wedding Insurance Cover?

<i>Let's face it: As much as you want everything in your wedding to go as smoothly as possible, life happens. You probably don't want to think about it, but natural disasters, emergencies, and accidents can occur on the day that's supposed to be the one of your dreams. For that reason, we suggest you</i> …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota will throw at NFL Scouting Combine

The top two quarterbacks in the draft will go through extensive workouts at the combine.<p>The recent trend for NFL quarterback prospects has been to skip throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine in favor of throwing in the controlled environment of their pro day. Top prospects Marcus Mariota and …

Report: Patriots staffer tried to put unapproved K ball into AFC title game

Did a Patriots staffer try to get an unapproved football on the field during the AFC title game?<p>There's a new twist in Deflategate and it doesn't …

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

Police raid HSBC's Geneva office

Switzerland's prosecution office in Geneva confirmed it was investigating "HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA and persons unknown for suspected aggravated money laundering."<p>In a statement, the Swiss prosecutor said its probe into the troubled bank could be extended to "people suspected of committing or …

'American Sniper' trial: Defense makes case for Eddie Ray Routh

<b>Stephenville, Texas (CNN) —</b> Incoherent. Talking nonsense. Erratic. Not the man they knew.<p>That's how family members and friends have described Eddie Ray Routh, the man on trial for the slayings of Chris Kyle, subject of the hit film "American Sniper," and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield, at a Texas …

Tips for Planning Your Own Wedding

It can be a lot of fun to plan your entire wedding, or even just parts and pieces. But DIY-ing your entire celebration also has some potential pitfalls that every bride and groom should be aware of so they don't end up with problems.<p>If you plan ahead, and if you assign every task that needs to be …

Weddings

Ways to Save $2,000 on Your Big Day

As hard as you try to set and stick to a manageable wedding budget, unexpected expenses almost always pop up and derail your careful planning. We've already given you tips that will cut $500 and $1,000 off your bottom line, but now we're tackling an even larger number that will make a huge impact. …

Weddings

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Celebrated the Anniversary of Their First Hug

The Duggar family loves celebrating every anniversary (marking Skypiversaries and engagement anniversaries is the norm for the married children), but daughter Jill and her husband Derick Dillard just commemorated one that has extra-special meaning for them: It's the one-year anniversary of their …

Crazy Things Mother-In-Laws Have Said

If you think you've got a monster-in-law, the things these mothers-in-law have said may make you thank your lucky stars!<p>1. "I got pregnant soon after our wedding — within about six months — so by our one-year anniversary party, I was well on my way to having our first baby," recalls one bride. …

Weddings

An Italian-Inspired Wedding in Chester, New York

Just four days after Jarett Fein met fellow real estate broker Elizabeth Beare in February 2013 (after being set up on a blind date), he knew he'd found something special. And he took note, scrawling a message to himself and tucking it into the back of a picture frame at his mother's house. "I was …

Unique Wedding Albums

You've dropped big bucks on the photographer of your dreams and spent countless hours planning your wedding ceremony and reception, so it should stand to reason that you'd want to showcase the beautiful photos of your big day. What do most couples do though? Create a classic white album that sits …

Weddings

Real Brides Reveal Their Biggest Marriage Fears | Brides

Everyone always says that getting married is one of the best days of your life (and it is!), but what about all of the days that come after the wedding? 10, 20, 30 years down the line, will you still be happily married? Will you still be best friends with your husband, or will your yet-to-be …

Wedding Planning Happiness Tips

It's easy to focus on the annoyances you're dealing with every day. That vendor who won't return your phone call. Your mom who won't stop calling. Your fiancé who's obsessed with the playlist — and the playlist only. But if you're focusing mainly on the pain-in-the-butt parts of wedding planning, …

How to Save Money on Your Honeymoon Resort

Whether you have decided where to stay or not, you can find ways to save money on your honeymoon resort or hotel. Here's how:<p><b>1. Go to the hotel's website.</b><p>Some resorts have a company policy that the best rates are always on their site so do check those numbers before booking elsewhere.<p><b>2. Call the</b> …

Weddings

Best Guide to Being the Best Man: Duties & Responsibilities

Keep an eye on the clock the morning of the wedding to ensure the groom and all the groomsmen get to the ceremony venue on time.<p>Wrangle the groomsmen throughout the ceremony and make sure they're in the right place at the right time, organized, and presentable. (The best man will also make sure the …

Weddings

The Best Personalized Wedding Vow Ideas on Facebook

<i>Whether they're hand-written or traditional, we just love hearing how and why brides and grooms picked their wedding vows. As couples get more and more creative by incorporating movie quotes, poems, and other pop-culture references, we reached out to our Facebook audience to find out their sources</i> …

A Wedding Dress We Love Under $2,000 by Rafael Cennamo White

*Just because you want your dream wedding dress to be, well, a dream, doesn't mean you have to break the bank to get it. There are plenty of affordable and fashionable bridal gowns out there that will keep you on budget and looking like a knockout. Each week, we'll be picking our favorite wedding …

Weddings

Traditional Recessional Order for Your Ceremony

<i>Traditionally, after your officiant pronounces you husband and wife, you and your wedding party will recede down the aisle in a custom unsurprisingly called the recessional. Just like the processional — you and your wedding party's entrance into the ceremony — there's a very specific order to</i> …

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Date

When do you want to get married? Just because you're engaged doesn't mean you have run right down the aisle. Choosing the length of your engagement and how much planning time you need is entirely up to you. Giving yourself at least six months will make your life easier, but there are no rules as …

Weddings

Your Weekly Wedding Horoscope: February 2, 2015

It's a brand new month, and for some brides the wedding planning will only ramp up this first week, while for others, things will slow down and family, friends or work issues will take center stage. Astrologer Gretchen Hidell has the lowdown with her horoscopes below.<p>__Aries (March 21 - April 19) __<p>…

Popular Wedding Guest Complaints and Solutions

As much as you'd like to think your guests will love every single aspect of your wedding, the truth is you really can't please everyone. Here are five of the most common wedding-guest gripes, along with tips on how to pre-empt them!<p><b>1. "The date was inconvenient."</b><p>Getting married on a major holiday …

The Best First-Dance Songs from Celebrity Weddings

Even if you can't have your favorite celebrity's wedding dress, venue, or any other crazy over-the-top detail they had (we're looking at you, Kimye and George and Amal Clooney), you can certainly have their first-dance song! Though superstar couples seem to be unattainably cool and glamorous, some …

Celebrity Weddings

Ways to Get to Know Your Spouse Better After Marriage

By the time you get married, you should know everything about your significant other, right? Wrong. "When a couple is falling in love, every second and every bit of information about each other is fascinating," says Alisa Ruby Bash, licensed marriage counselor. "Often, though, when a couple gets …

Marriage

How One Introverted Bride Set Her Own Rules for Creating a Guest List | Brides

<i>Meet our newest guest blogger, Alicia Menendez, a television host and 10 years</i> Brides* subscriber. Alicia is taking us through the ups and downs of planning her wedding to her boyfriend of five years. If you love what you read, be sure to check out Alicia's show, Alicia Menendez Tonight, every …

Weddings

5 Steps to Having the Best Engagement Photo Shoot Ever, According to a Pro Photographer

Whether you're camera shy or love to strike a pose, partaking in an engagement photo shoot can be uncharted territory for most couples. We talked with Mikkel Paige, owner and photographer at Mikkel Paige Photography, to get the 411 on what you can do to ensure you end up loving your engagement …

Wedding Veil Styles: How to Choose the Right Length for Your Dress

Deciding what veil to wear is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look. With wedding veil styles ranging from a face-framing 4" to a floor-skimming 120", many brides are overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. "A veil highlights a bride's appearance when walking down the aisle," …

Weddings

The Best Wedding Blogs You Might Have Missed This Week

<i>You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs feature destination weddings</i> …

Weddings