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Watch a Trailer for the Documentary GMO OMG

Filmmaker <b>Jeremy Seifert</b> digs deep into the current controversy surrounding GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and their stronghold on the American agricultural system. The resulting documentary, lightheartedly called <b>GMO OMG</b>, promises a look at the "encroaching darkness of unknown health and …

We Have A Long Way To Go Before MLK's Dream Is Realized [CHARTS]

Before a roaring crowd on Wednesday, President Barack Obama delivered a highly anticipated speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.<p>It was every bit as inspirational as it was a call to action - to celebrate the progress America has made in closing the gaps of racial …

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Amazon petitions Supreme Court to free it from collecting New York sales tax

More than a year after Amazon began collecting sales tax on sales in states like Texas and California, it’s mounting a legal offensive against a requirement to do the same thing in New York, taking its argument to the US Supreme Court. And the <i>Financial Times</i> writes that the company has hired one of …

AppleTV Has More Content, Now It Has To Get Good

Apple again quietly added more content to its popular yet lightly promoted AppleTV set-top box yesterday, with new offerings from Disney, the music video giant Vevo, The Weather Channel and Smithsonian. Coming just two months after the device received an upgrade that brought HBO Go and Watch ESPN, …

Jitterbug Touch 2 smartphone designed for 'aging Americans' available now for $140

Sure, there are plenty of smartphones to choose from nowadays, but for some people it's more important to have a device that's very easy to use rather than, say, one that looks great and performs extraordinarily. Here's where GreatCall's just-announced Jitterbug Touch 2 comes in. This Ice Cream …

Harper's Bazaar on Twitter: "Balance a crop top with a midi or pencil skirt to reach fashion nirvana. http://t.co/EwDDSVedb1 http://t.co/D32Qi54Xby"

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Skincare Cocktails

Confused about which product combinations and treatments will give you clear, glowing skin? Here's how to mix the perfect signature "cocktail" for your complexion. Don't forget to check out medicine cabinet must-haves in Skincare Mixology: The Minibar for products to treat anything from acne to …

Eat These 7 Foods to Look Years Younger

We inject, lather, scrub, gulp, and zap to stay young, but it's what goes into our body that's most important. We chatted with Junelle Lupiani, R.D., Nutritionist at Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson to find out which foods are the best anti-agers.<p>Botox, once referred to as the end-all, be-all of …

Israel Joins in on the Conversation Hosting the International Women's Conference

"An inspiration" is how Nigerian doctor Rilwan Raji described Israel's efforts in furthering women's rights especially in high-level government positions. Raji, along with distinguished citizens of Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, and the Caribbean island of Nevis, convened in Jerusalem last week …

Shoe Hack: Comfy Zig Zag Moccasins

Moccasins might be cozy, but they are pretty boring. Dress up your pair with a little bit of paint and a fun zig zag pattern. Now the only question is what colors you’ll use.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Masking tape<br>• Old pair of moccasins<br>• Paint Brush<br>• paint<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onSincerely, Kinsey

10 Ways to Style Cowboy Booties (+ Country Outfitters Giveaway!)

Just shy of a year ago, we were overwhelmed when we found out just how much you guys swoon over cowboy boots! It’s no secret that we’ve got country roots here at Brit HQ, and we love us a good pair of boots. That’s why when the awesome folks at Country Outfitters approached us to do another …

Housing, health care fuel record costs to raise a kid

Parents with a baby born in 2012 will spend $217,000 to half a million to raise the child to 18.<p>If you think the cost of rearing a child is getting more expensive, you're right.<p>A new government report says child-rearing has increased 23% since 1960 even adjusted for inflation. A lot of the reason …

Extreme heat waves to quadruple by 2040, study says

The type of heat waves that wilt crops, torch forests — and kill people — are expected to become more frequent and severe over the next 30 years regardless of whether humans curb emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, according to a new study.<p>These are heat waves akin to those that baked …

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Beyoncé's haircut: the meaning behind her new short style

<b>Whoa, Beyoncé's haircut! What do we think of this?</b><i><br>Sara</i><p>Whoa indeed, Sara, whoa indeed. Truly, our grandchildren will one day crawl on to our laps and whisper, eyes open wide with elfin amazement: "Was it true you lived through the great Beyoncé haircut, grandmama/papa?" And we will smile down at …

Why the joint bank account is a must for married couples

Marriage advice from a personal finance columnist: Have a joint bank account with your spouse.<p>It's the easiest, most sensible way to manage day-to-day spending and saving, and it will save you trouble if your spouse dies before you.<p>"Our recommendation is to have a joint account and to run things …

Chase goes all in on Isis, announces plans for nationwide rollout

We'd hardly call Isis a juggernaut, but the would-be Google Wallet-slayer is certainly building steam. After convincing American Express to back it in a nationwide rollout, Chase has decided to hop on the expansion train as well. The mobile payment launch partner is clearly quite happy with how …

Bond fallout from Detroit bankruptcy limited so far

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Medtronic Buys Cardiocom: Are Medical Product Companies Finally Serious About Business Model Evolution?

Today’s news of Medtronic’s purchase of Cardiocom – described by the WSJ as a “closely held disease management and patient-monitoring firm” — seems unusually significant, and speaks to an important way medical product companies may be trying to respond to seismic shifts in the healthcare …

BlackBerry goes up for sale after years of struggle in smartphone market

BlackBerry, once the global leader in smartphone technology, has put itself up for sale after years of falling sales and failed revamps.<p>Once seen as so habit-forming its users dubbed it the "CrackBerry", Blackberry has suffered a calamitous decline as rivals revolutionised the business it did so …

How Capturing Expressive Eyes Can Be The Key To Good Portraiture

If you look at some of the most famous photographs in history, such as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, or much of …

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End of the road beckons for BlackBerry: company is looking for “possible transactions”

BlackBerry(s bby) seems to have given up its quest to take on the likes of Apple(s aapl) and Google(s goog) on its own: on Monday, the embattled …

How Google Glass brings the ‘Google brain’ to anyone who wears it

My father used to say that some ideas are like pizza dough: they need to rest for some time until they grow.<p>I’d add to that the fact that some ideas need to find an echo somewhere before one can believe in their potential.<p>Google appears to be following both when it comes to the careful development …

Circle September 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event

Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10, sources told <b>AllThingsD</b>.<p>D: All Things Digital<p>The launch comes at an …

Bankrupt Detroit finds $1m cheque in city hall drawer

Finding a $1m uncashed cheque would be a dream come true for anyone, but for the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, it could have paid for vital services.<p>The cheque was found in a city hall desk drawer in March, a month after it was received. Four months later the city collapsed into …

US student loan bill signed into law in rare show of bipartisan compromise

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to rein in the costs of a college education.<p>Encircled by lawmakers from both parties in the oval …

Wall Street Profits Hit Record Levels, So Why Are Banks Still Killing Jobs?

Try and make sense of this: The banking industry earned a record $40 billion in the first three months of 2012, meanwhile banks are cutting th0usands of jobs.<p>JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America each announced job cuts this week. BofA said it was slashing 209 jobs, Wells is cutting 126 …