Marihan Badr

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How Crazy Successful People Beat Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Turkey asks YouTube to remove videos accusing government of corruption, Google declines

The move by the government comes after a nationwide blackout of Twitter, which officials say is due to what they deem false allegations of corruption being circulated on the network. That block can be worked around by using Google’s DNS server to access the web, though it seems that won’t be …

Cairo rocked by explosions on eve of 2011 uprising anniversary

Cairo was rocked by four explosions on Friday that killed at least six people, injured 80 and severely damaged artefacts inside a major Egyptian museum.<p>The first and largest explosion was a suicide bomb that struck Cairo's police headquarters early on Friday morning – the eve of the third …

Review: In Malignant Metaphor, Alanna Mitchell sets out to discover cancer’s outsized power on our collective psyche

Since finding out that I have cancer, I've tried, largely unsuccessfully, to avoid books and movies that use cancer as a major plot point. I don't want to watch some "brave" character succumb to the disease that's become my constant companion. Considering how pervasive this disease feels in our …

Skip Ordering Takeout and Make These Chicken Tacos Instead!

For an excuse-proof plan to avoid ordering takeout, make the mango salsa ahead of time, buy pre-shredded cabbage, and put the chicken in the fridge to marinate the night before. With a little bit of prep work, home-cooked dinner has never been quicker!<p>Charred Chicken Avocado Tacos<p>2 boneless, …

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Is Your Diet Making You Break Out?

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p><i>As Dermalogica's in-house skin care guru (oh, and their Director of Global Education), Annet King is an invaluable trove</i> …

India Unveils Handgun For Women After Much-Publicized Rapes

There's been a steady stream of stories over the past year about the rapes of women in India. Now, Indian officials have unveiled a gun they say women can use to protect themselves.<p>The .32-caliber revolver is called Nirbheek, for the victim of a December 2012 gang rape and murder aboard a bus in …

U.K., France warn of rape threat in India after attack on Danish tourist

In the aftermath of the gang rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi, the United Kingdom and France have revised their travel advisories to urge women to exercise caution when travelling in India.<p>The brutal attack earlier this week on a 51-year-old Danish woman highlights the plague of sexual …

In 2013, poachers slaughtered more rhinos than ever in recorded history

For South Africa’s dwindling white rhinoceros population, last year was the deadliest on record. Poachers killed 1,004 rhinos illegally in 2013, more than 1.5 times the number butchered in 2012.<p>As we’ve covered before, the killing spree is linked to booming demand in Vietnam and China for rhino …

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Obama revamps U.S. surveillance

President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States will stop collecting and storing telephone metadata but delivered a stern defense of the nation’s intelligence gathering practices.<p>Obama announced the changes in the National Security Agency’s telephone metadata program during a speech at the …

The Presidential Selfie Is A Much Bigger Deal Than People Realize

Well, it wasn't a joke. The Presidential selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial event dominated much of the media, and realistically there will probably be more tomorrow.<p>The AFP photographer who took the photo, Roberto Schmidt, wrote a great blog post about how silly the controversy is, noting among …

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Don’t Sanitize Nelson Mandela: He’s Honored Now, But Was Hated Then

If we turn the late South African leader into a nonthreatening moral icon, we’ll forget a key lesson from his life: America isn’t always a force for …

Japanese designer turns the umbrella on its head

In Japan, wet umbrellas are a problem taken a little more seriously than in the rest of the world. Many of the country's stores offer disposable bags for you to pack your dripping umbrella into, and now some of its creative types have taken on the task of improving the basic design as well. Hiroshi …

Leonardo DiCaprio donates $3 million to benefit wild tigers

Leonardo DiCaprio is once again putting his money where his mouth is, donating $3 million through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to help the<p>World Wildlife Fundprotect and nurture tigers in Nepal.<p>At the 2010 Global Tiger Summit, a goal was set the double the number of wild tigers by 2022, the next …

Hugh Jackman has skin cancer removed from his nose - TODAY.com

He might be Wolverine, but even Hugh Jackman knows he's not immortal. The actor recently had a mark on his nose examined by his doctor, and when it proved to be skin cancer, had it removed.<p>The actor, 45, wasn't afraid to share the photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram and also on Twitter in hopes …

3 Bad Habits That Are Hurting Your Hair... And How To Break Them

We put our hair through a lot to get it to curl, straighten or change colors how we'd like it. The routines become so second-nature that we keep on styling our hair right over the damage.<p>In the video above, NewBeauty editor Anna Jimenez explains three bad hair habits most women do every day that …

How you strike a selfie pose says a lot about you

Before Facebook, before Instagram, before cell phones with cameras, there was pretty much one way to be in a photo: drag a smile across your face, throw a "V-sign" if you were 14, and if you were feeling particularly jaunty, drop your jaw several inches and say a facetious "ta-da!"<p>No one knew to …

This Train Is Hiding A Full Starbucks Store Inside

What if you could sit inside a cozy Starbucks during your morning commute? Now, commuters in Switzerland can do just that.<p>Starbucks locations already seem to be everywhere you look. But starting November 21, the company will take on a new frontier: trains. Starbucks, with the help of Swiss train …

The dark side of diamonds | Latin America

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>"A diamond is forever," claims the marketing - and yes, this precious stone has come to signify eternal, sparkling romance.<p>But diamonds also have a dark side - as a commodity that …

Weekender: David Baby, sculptor, 57

<b>On Saturday, my girlfriend and I go shopping for food.</b> Then we come home and cook. That is the ritual: shopping, cooking, eating and relaxing. If we're in London, we'll go to the farmers' market in Stoke Newington. We like biodynamic vegetables. It's a way of growing them by the cycle of the moon. …

Be a Boho Babe in this 5-Strand Headband

This boho-chic headband is a perfect fall accessory. We love the mix of textures and colors, especially that pop of gold!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>gold braided cord<br>• leather strip<br>• leather cord<br>• glitter strand<br>• multicolored ribbon<br>• piece of elastic<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Sincerely, Kinsey

Jennifer Lawrence Loves a Pixie

<b>Abercrombie & Fitch</b><br>Will start offering plus-size clothing. Hopes no one remembers the company’s history.<p><b>Boo</b><br>The world's cutest dog has teamed up with the least attractive of shoes, Crocs. Is definitely helping the brand’s image.<p><b>Brinkleys</b><br>Come as a package, apparently. Both Christie and her daughter …

Want Your Instagram Photos To Get Attention? Use The Color Blue

Here are a few things you should keep in mind when posting pictures to Instagram to get the most likes:<p>Images with blue as a dominant color perform 24% better than those with high concentrations of red and oranges. Think #sky #bluebells #superman.<br>• Bright images perform 24% better than dark images. …

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