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50 Winter Must Haves Under $50 — All on Amazon

If you're starting to feel that Winter chill, then you know it's time to shop for some new warm clothes. Hands down, this is one of our favorite seasons for dressing because from fluffy coats to layering accessories, it's so cozy. Instead of splurging on one or two things this year, try shopping …

Clothing

Taylor Swift’s reputation: will her new album silence her critics?

In August, Taylor Swift released Look What You Made Me Do, the first single from her new album, Reputation, which finally emerges from its shroud of secrecy tomorrow. The track and its subsequent video broke three records within a week, including first-day streaming figures on Spotify and YouTube …

Feminism

Waymo is first to put fully self-driving cars on US roads without a safety driver

Going Level 4 in Arizona<p>Waymo, the autonomous vehicle division of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reached an important milestone recently: since mid-October, the company has been operating its autonomous minivans on public roads in Arizona without a safety driver — or any human at all — behind …

Texas church gunman sent hostile text messages before attack

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack in which he fired at least 450 rounds at helpless worshippers, …

Crime

The forgotten mothers and babies of Zika

<b>(CNN) —</b> Barely more than children themselves when they give birth, many of the forgotten mothers of Zika-striken babies in the Brazilian state of Alagoas are shiny-new teenagers, just learning to navigate their developing bodies.<p>Traversing the challenges of motherhood at that age is tricky at best; …

Public Health

The Unforgiving Math That Stops Epidemics

If you didn't get a flu shot, you are endangering more than just your own health. Calculations of herd immunity against common diseases don't make …

Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud partnership

Google and Cisco today announced a new partnership around helping their customers build more efficient hybrid cloud solutions. Unsurprisingly, given Google’s recent focus, this partnership centers around the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool, as well as the Istio service mesh …

Gmail adds support for third-party add-ons

Google is launching third-party add-ons for Gmail today. These native extensions will allow you to bring the power of services like Asana, DocuSign, Trello, Wrike and others directly to your inbox — no matter whether you are an enterprise or individual user.<p>If you’ve been following along, this …

Top 15 Warm-Weather Resorts for Families

Winter weekends can be crazy-making for parents and kids alike, cooped up in the house, waiting for the weather to warm. This year, avoid the …

Equifax data leak could involve 143 million consumers

Data leaks have become so commonplace that it’s incredibly easy to become numb to them, but credit reporting service Equifax announced a doozy today that when all is said and done could involve 143 million consumers. This is bad.<p>It was a treasure trove of information for the bad guys out there and …

20 Killer Recipes For Your Labor Day Cookout

You can't go wrong with these delicious holiday dishes.<p>Make this holiday weekend one to remember with a delicious backyard bash. From Whipped Feta Dip to Watermelon Gazpacho, these party-friendly recipes are perfect for saying sayonara to summer.<p>1. Middle Eastern Lamb Kofta<p>This recipe will take …

New camera can see through human body

<b>Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body.</b><p>The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations.<p>Until now, medics have had to rely on expensive scans, such as X-rays, to trace their progress.<p>The new camera …

Travel and The Art of Eating Dinner Solo

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>One of the hardest parts of solo traveling is eating …

Text Messaging

Stared at the Eclipse? Here’s How to Tell If You Ruined Your Eyes Forever

If you happened to look up at the solar eclipse on Monday, then it's probably because you didn't read this article on Friday. Or because you had …

Solar Eclipse

The procrastinator's guide to viewing the solar eclipse

This is not a drill. The eclipse is today. We repeat, the total solar eclipse is on Monday.<p>Yes, the celestial event of the year/decade/century, depending who you ask, is finally here. Many (organized) people planned their eclipse day a year ago, or longer.<p>But if you're not one of them, don't worry …

Solar Eclipse

The Best Ways to Watch the Eclipse Online (No Viewing Glasses Required)

Eclipse day is finally here. This afternoon, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow in a thick swath across the United …

Is Fame to Blame For Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's Split? Here's What We Know

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation this week, and needless to say, fans were heartbroken — actually, "heartbroken" is an understatement: crushed, destroyed, and emotionally wrecked are probably more accurate ways to put it. It wasn't long before reports of "how this could …

Facebook fights fake news with links to other angles

Facebook will become the suggester of perspective to avoid being the “arbiter of truth”. It’s rolling out “Related Articles” that appear below news links to stories lots of people are posting about on Facebook, or that are suspected to be false news and have been externally fact checked by …

Meet Lauren Conrad's Baby Son Liam: 'I'd Always Hoped I Would Have a Boy!'

<i>Former</i> Hills <i>star Lauren Conrad gets candid about marriage, motherhood and how she’s happier than ever.</i> <i>Subscribe now</i> <i>for an inside look at her journey,</i> …

4 Vaccines You Need for College

If you’re a college student—or soon to be one—making sure you’re fully vaccinated is critically important, especially if you’ll be living in a dorm …

Fibromyalgia: Surviving an invisible misery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ache all over? Do you find yourself exhausted even after a full night's sleep? Does just the slightest touch on certain spots on your body make you want to scream in pain?<p>You could have fibromyalgia, a painful musculoskeletal disease characterized by widespread muscle pain, …

Senator announces bipartisan health care hearing on Obamacare

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several Republican and Democrat lawmakers agree that Congress needs to prevent a collapse of the health insurance market, which could hurt millions of consumers -- and that concern has opened up some bipartisan dialogue.<p>Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, said the Senate health committee …

Health Care

Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways.<p>Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.<p>The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of …

Donald Trump

Why millennials cheat less than their parents

When Amanda Chatel’s husband cheated on her after a year and a half into their marriage, she was flabbergasted. “I think cheating is one of the worst …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

The Senate Is Debating the Future of Obamacare. Here's What's Happened So Far

The Senate voted down a 2015 version of an Obamacare repeal bill with provisions to block funding for Planned Parenthood Tuesday, just one day after …

Cars Suck Up Data About You. Where Does It All Go?

Cars have become rolling listening posts. They can track phone calls and texts, log queries to websites, record what radio stations you listen to — even tell you when you are breaking the law by exceeding the speed limit.<p>Automakers, local governments, retailers, insurers and tech companies are …

Privacy

How Much Are People Making from the Sharing Economy?

We analyzed how much money people make from their side-gigs on Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and more.

Thanks to Venmo, We Now All Know How Cheap Our Friends Are

Margaret Pennoyer, an elementary school teacher in Manhattan, had just returned from a bachelorette party in Napa Valley when she received an email that had been sent to all the guests. The two organizers had itemized each woman’s individual expenses, which they had covered, and requested …

Bachelorette Party

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting