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The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)

Everyone’s favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.<p>If the story of the poop emoji’s rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:<p>…which is to say, it is an international tale of drama, cultural differences, and near-disasters. This is that tale, told for the …

Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances

<b>"We had a five-year romance, but I never even touched her hand," says Tareq, as he remembers his relationship with fellow university student Howaida.</b><p>Asking her hand in marriage posed an even bigger challenge.<p>"I was very hesitant because all my dreams could have been shattered once I admitted my …

Boy with replica gun fatally shot by Cleveland police

Police in Cleveland fatally shot a 12-year-old boy wielding what turned out to be a replica gun. They were responding to a 911 call in which a man said a juvenile was scaring people with a gun that probably was fake.<p>The boy, identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office as Tamir Rice, …

New Global Study Calls Violence Against Women 'Epidemic'

When it comes to stopping violence against women, actions speak louder than words. So even though there’s increased worldwide awareness about …

US police shoot dead boy carrying pellet gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a pellet gun died from his wounds on Sunday.<p>Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba said on Sunday that one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the weapon - which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the …

Boy's fatal shooting by Cleveland police sparks call for replica guns to be marked

As Cleveland officials investigate a police shooting of a 12-year-old African American boy who was brandishing a fake gun at a Cleveland playground, one state lawmaker is calling for such toys to be specially marked.<p>The boy, identified over the weekend by the Cuyahoga county medical examiner’s …

California's longest-serving wrongfully convicted inmate is a free man

A wrongfully convicted man who spent 36 years behind bars in California was set free Monday.<p>In Ventura, Superior Court Judge Donald D. Coleman ordered Michael Ray Hanline, 68, to be released but required that he still wear a GPS monitoring device.<p>It was found that DNA evidence collected at the …

Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to …

The Black Plague Is Spreading in Madagascar

The disease was once confined to rural villages but has now spread to the impoverished nation's capital.<p>For years, Madagascar has been one of the world's last remaining hotspots for the plague, a.k.a. the Black Death, a once-global epidemic that's now in the domain of world history teachers rather …

Number of human trafficking victims doubles in four years

A United Nations report reveals 148 men and women were convicted of human trafficking in England and Wales in 2013<p>The number of human trafficking victims identified in the UK has more than doubled since 2010, according to a <b>United Nations</b> report.<p>There were 660 human trafficking victims identified in …

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21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

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20 New Ways to Use Bobby Pins

Innovative ideas from our friends at Cosmo.com<p><b>1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.</b> If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the wavy, more textured …

This One Dress Can Be Styled 50 Ways

Remember in <i>Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</i> when the same pair of jeans magically fit all four of them and you were like “psh, ya right…?” A single pair of jeans that fits four different sized girls might seem pretty unlikely, but one dress that looks good on everyone? Well, apparently that exists.<p>…

So Genius: The Sweater Scarf

Pernille Teisbaek's nifty styling trick<p>We're huge fans of Pernille Teisbaek's minimal Scandinavian style (and fantastic blog), and couldn't be more excited when we discovered that she styled Reiss's latest A/W campaign. The collection, which includes plenty of on-trend navy, cream and gray pieces, …

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Scientific Study Says High Heels Are the Sexiest Thing Women Wear

A new study out of France has confirmed what we've always suspected: High heels are pretty dang sexy. Women wearing them receive help and attention from men more quickly than ladies in flats, which doesn't entirely surprise me, but I loved the findings when behavioral scientist and University of …

5 Reasons To Wear A Sweatshirt This Weekend

Once the weekend rolls around, we want nothing more than to hang around the house — or, at least dress like it. But, we've got places to go, people …

Holiday Hair How-to: The Party Ponytail, Both Straight and Curly

Depending on your mood.<p>We saw the low ponytail all over the runways for spring, but it's also the perfect hairstyle to complement a cocktail dress this holiday season—it exudes just the right mix of sophistication and fun. Since your calendar is likely filling up with festive events, we had …

Cracking Bro Code: Why Women Should Embrace the Dick Jokes

A girl's guide to entertainment created specifically for men.<p>Graphic by Jen Baumgardner<p>The concept of entertainment for women is one rife with sociopolitical landmines: Do we want to watch ourselves on TV and in film? Truly, though, do we? The <i>holyshithatisSOme</i> experience might be novel in the …

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The History of the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra

Click through for a short history lesson on the Victoria's Secret Fantasy bra.<p>Another year, anotherVictoria's Secret Fashion Show. A spectacle of glitter, feathers and gemstones, the fashion show always pulls the who's who of modeling, with names that are sure to be on our #fitspiration list for …

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A Complete History of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Prepare for this year's Shanghai extravaganza with a look back at the runway through the years.<p>The 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is headed to Shanghai this year, with the big event slated to air on CBS on Tuesday, November 28. The lingerie giant is collaborating with Balmain for the event and …

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

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