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The Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Because the only safe glow is a fake glow.<p>Just like your foundation, powder, and concealer, "bronzers are not one size fits all," says Troy Surratt, a makeup artist and the founder of Surratt Beauty. The goal is to choose a shade that subtly enhances your complexion by no more than one or two …

U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

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To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything

If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone.<p>Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had their "eating day" compressed into a period of …

Evacuations Begin as Hagupit, Now a Super Typhoon, Heads for Philippines

Evacuations were under way Thursday in a major Philippines city devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan last year as a new storm that threatens to be the strongest of the year was headed its way.<p>"This is going to be a very, very powerful typhoon," Jon Erdman, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, …