Lauren Maki

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The Most Iconic Wedding Gowns In History

This is so much better than Pinterest.<p>In lieu of some buzzy engagements, upcoming nuptials, and recent splits that have us gasping, we were spurred to look back at the wedding gowns that have made their mark on history. Here, the brides and the dresses that have left an indelible mark on our …

LIONEL MESSI: How The New Highest-Paid Soccer Player In The World Spends His Millions

Going into the 2014 World Cup at age 26, Messi is already considered one of the best players ever and is already making more than $40 million with endorsements.<p>Despite that wealth and advertising exposure, he's is one of the most private people in the sport.<p>He drives a $200,000 car and lives in a …

12 Fashion Apps To Download Now

For the fashion girl glued to her phone, these apps range from shopping to closet organizing and are guaranteed to step up your sartorial game.<p><b>1) PS Dept</b><p>For the fashionistas who don't already have their own stylist on speed dial, PS Dept gives users access to a personal fashion consultant 24/7. …

CIA Sued for Failing to Disclose Senate Torture-Probe Records

A pair of open-gov­ern­ment ad­voc­ates are su­ing the CIA for its con­tin­ued secrecy re­gard­ing its al­leged hack­ing of Sen­ate com­puters, …

World's Friendliest Countries – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

7<p>1<p><i>An official list of the world’s friendliest countries according to the World Economic Forum.</i><p>Each year, the World Economic Forum ranks 140 countries …

Where to Vacation in 2014-15

<i>Moyan Brenn/ Flickr</i><p>For those prone to exploring the world, travel can be one of life's greatest joys -- though often woefully preceded by months of stressful decision-making and mind-numbing research. Travel resources are abundant, as are the opinions of just about everyone you know. So when the …

Great Thing of the Day: Sam Smith Covers Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know"

Want to kick off your week with a large dose of emotion? Sam Smith has just filled the Whitney Houston-shaped hole in our hearts with his rendition of "How Will I Know." The 22-year-old Brit covered Houston's 1985 hit for SiriusXM—the full portion of the song ran that on a recent episode of <i>Grey's</i> …

Malaysia Air-Etihad Partnership Possibility Spurs Stock Surge

Malaysia Airline System Bhd. rallied the most in 13 months in Kuala Lumpur trading amid speculation the unprofitable carrier will form new partners …

The 10 Best Sculpture Parks

In woodlands and jungles, along coastlines, and on mountaintops, parks and trails have been created where you can enjoy nature and art together.<p><b>Here are our picks for the ten best sculpture parks in the world:</b><p><b>> North Mayo Sculpture Trail or Tír Sáile (Ireland)</b><p>The discovery of the most extensive …

These Dainty DIY Rings Makes a Real Statement

Flat nosed + round nosed pliers are must-have tools when it comes to twisting and bending cursive words out of thin wire. The end result is a dainty ring that still makes a real statement :)<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>beading wire ( 15 cm )<br>• Jump rings ( 2 )<br>• Chain ( 4-6 cm )<br>• Nail polish<br>• flat-nose …

16 Products You Can Put Your Name On… Literally!

Let’s get personal, shall we? Monograms are back in a big way, and personalizing anything from clothes to home decor to tech accessories is all the rage. We recommend ransacking your closets for button-downs, cashmere sweaters and scarves in bright colors and fun prints and taking them to your …

World Cup: Behind the hotly anticipated U.S.-Portugal match

Before the match even starts, there's already one clear winner in the U.S.-Portugal match Sunday: American sports bars.<p>Sure, they may be teeming with Americans who didn't know anything about the World Cup before USA's stunning victory over Ghana last Monday.<p>But Sunday's game has enough drama and …

A tense moment for Uruguay fans

First published on Sun 22 Jun 2014 05.02 EDT

Walking to Glacier Isobel

Photographing Lava, Stars, Landscape and Wildlife at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When the lava is flowing into the ocean, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a sight to behold and when it's not quite reaching the water, it's still …

The Hottest Soccer Players at the World Cup

These are the men we don't mind watching play the field.<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off this Thursday. Before the games begin, here's your definitive guide to whom to root for on each team, based on their unparalleled skills in the sexiness department. These are 33 <i>very</i> good reasons to become a …

Watch Divock Origi score Belgium's winner

After about 87 minutes of nothing, Belgium finally grabbed the lead everyone expected them to take on Russia, though it's come from an unlikely source. 19-year-old substitute striker Divock Origi, who replaced Romelu Lukaku, is the Belgians' hero. With this goal, he's become the youngest player to …

Hope Solo did not assault sister, nephew, lawyer says

U.S. women's soccer star goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, but her attorney insisted that Solo herself was a victim in the altercation.<p>"Hope is not guilty of any crime," attorney Todd Maybrown said in an email …