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The "Rosie the Riveter" Model Has Died

Mary Doyle Keefe was 92.<p>Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic Rosie the Riveter painting, died in Connecticut on Tuesday. She was 92.<p>According to the Associated Press, Keefe posed for Rockwell when she was a 19-year-old telephone operator living in Vermont. Twenty-four years …

Easter: Vatican Mass, the Easter Bunny and that blood moon

Watch the season finale of Finding Jesus, Faith, Fact, Forgery at 9 p.m. Eastern Sunday on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Easter is a cornerstone event in the Christian faith, but it's surrounded by interesting quirks.<p>It celebrates the completion of Christ's mission of salvation in the Crucifixion and Resurrection. …

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Adventurous Acrobat Couple Gets Married in 38 Different Places Around the World in 83 Days

After Cheetah Platt proposed to his girlfriend Rhiann Woodyard, the pair was having trouble picking a theme or idea for their wedding, so they decided to celebrate their marriage with multiple weddings around the world! Through eight months of careful planning and research, the couple managed to …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Photographer Captures What Male Entitlement Feels Like to Women Who Experience It

“Boundaries” is a project by photographer Allaire Bartel that aims to capture what it feels like to be a woman in an atmosphere of male …

New Book: Sweet Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

We've followed photographer Jenny Lewis' series <i>One Day Young</i> for the past few years, showing you beautiful portraits of mothers with their newborn babies. Taken within 24 hours of their birth, the portraits show babies who have just emerged from the womb, with their caring mothers holding them in a …

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10 Things You Never Knew About Your Vagina

Wait, how is my vagina similar to a glass of wine?<p>The way I see it, there's no way anyone can know everything about her vagina. There have to be some rarely known facts about vaginas that only doctors or scientists know. So when I went looking for these facts, most of them seemed like there was no …

50th Anniversary of ‘The Sound of Music’

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Ronda Rousey Beats Cat Zingano Via Record-Tying 14-Second Submission

Ronda Rousey needed all of 14 seconds to defend her UFC women's bantamweight title and defeat Cat Zingano at UFC 184. Almost immediately after the opening bell rang, Rousey saw an opening and locked in her armbar. From there, Zingano had no choice but to tap.<p>The result tied the UFC record for …

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12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man at a shooting …

American Sniper

CT Scan Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside a 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue

A secret has lay hidden inside this statue of Buddha for nearly a millennium. What looks like an ordinary, traditional figurine was recently revealed to contain the mummified remains of an old Chinese monk identified as Liuquan of the Chinese Meditation School.<p>The statue, which dates back to the …

Powerfully Revealing Portraits of Mothers’ Bodies After Childbirth

Arizona-based photographer and body positivity advocate Jade Beall seeks to provide an alternative to the heavily airbrushed images of women presented by mass media through her series <i>The Bodies of Mothers: A Beautiful Body Project</i>. The project, which has been published as a book, portrays women in …

The Life of Vivian Maier, the Nanny-Turned-Photographer Whose Incredible Story Was Nominated for an Oscar

Vivian Maier may have been virtually unknown during her lifetime, but she will go down in history as one of the most iconic photographers alongside the names of masters like Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary titled <i>Finding Vivian Maier</i>, …

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15 Ways to Make a Stranger's Day Better in Less Than 1 Minute

A STRANGER IS JUST A FRIEND YOU HAVEN'T MET YET.<p><b>1. Leave a dollar in a vending machine.</b> Boom. Free candy bar for the next person who comes along. Everyone loves free candy, even if (or maybe especially) if they just think it was at the cost of someone else's oversight.<p><b>2. Share your umbrella.</b> Is it …

Facebook still suspending Native Americans over 'real name' policy

Changes to Facebook’s “real name” policy have failed to stop users from being suspended from the site, leading activists to renew their push to have the tech giant change its policy.<p>Dana Lone Hill, a Native American, had her account reinstated last week after being asked to provide multiple forms …

6 Things You Absolutely Must Tell Your Gynecologist

Your gyno isn't judging you. They're just trying to help.<p>It's really tempting to lie to your gyno. You're embarrassed, you feel awkward, or maybe you just think it's none of her business. But lying to them (or lying by omission) could be hurting your health. I called up Rebecca C. Brightman, an …

Zao Fox Village, a Sanctuary in Japan Where Foxes Roam Freely

Located near the city Shiroishi in the mountains of Miyagi, Japan, the Zao Fox Village (Zao Kitsune Mura) is a paradise for fox lovers. Open since 1990, the village is a sanctuary for over a hundred animals, including six different breeds of foxes who roam freely.<p>After paying a small admission fee, …

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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Sex Life Sexier

These five tips can turn up the fuego in the bedroom—well in our case, by taking it precisely outside the bedroom.<p>\n<p>You're probably getting tired of just taking it to <i>la cama</i> every time you want to get frisky. The fact is that sex can get boring after a while (believe it or not) if you make it a …

Jury seated in slaying of 'American Sniper' author

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A jury was seated Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated …

American Sniper

American Sniper, hero for our times

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every age has the heroes it deserves, as the saying goes. To judge from the success of the movie "American Sniper," the hero of the current moment would be the trained killer.<p>Director Clint Eastwood's movie has been highly praised and loudly criticized. Each new round of critical and public …

13 Things Not to Do When He's Going Down On You

It's for the safety and comfort of both of us.<p><b>1. Don't trap him under the covers.</b> We're already a little short on air down there. Depriving us of light and turning the bed into a sweatbox borders on torture methods.<p><b>2. Don't grind too hard.</b> There's nothing wrong with getting into it, but the nose is …

What Men Really Think About the Missionary Position

"I feel like I should add that it's a good position for looking at boobs."<p>For all the buzz about BDSM, fisting, and butt play, a lot of us still spend a good chunk of our sexy time in the missionary position. In this week's Sex Talk Realness, Cosmopolitan.com gets back to basics,speaking with two …

Brian Williams To Take Temporary Leave From 'Nightly News'

Brian Williams is going to take a brief absence from the "NBC Nightly News" broadcast, he said in a press release Saturday. The move follows Williams' admission that he was not actually aboard a helicopter in Iraq that was shot down by enemy fire in 2003, as he had previously said.<p>In the midst of a …

After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress

Archivists at the Library of Congress are hard at work cataloging the papers of Rosa Parks, received on loan recently after a legal battle kept them under lock and key for the past decade.<p>Among the collection are a receipt for a voting booth's poll tax, postcards from Martin Luther King Jr., a …

ISIS in Mosul Orders Families to Give Up Sons to Become Jihadis

ISIS is ordering families with more than one son to give one up to be conscripted into the militant group, a local resident and a lawmaker told NBC News.<p>The Islamists issued the decree in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was seized in June.<p>Ahmed, a 31-year-old resident who asked not to be identified …

Oh, Dang: Woman Gives Birth to a 14-Pound Baby

She didn't even know she was pregnant until her third trimester.<p>Hold onto your hats/vaginas: A very brave Florida woman gave birth to a 14-pound baby Friday. According to the hospital officials, the newborn, named Avery Denton (awww), now holds the record for the largest baby born at St. Joseph's …

Pope Francis' remarks on spanking challenged by child abuse experts

A group of child abuse experts summoned by Pope Francis to help tackle priestly abuse in the Roman Catholic Church has criticized remarks made by the pope himself in which he suggested that it was permissible for parents to spank their wayward children.<p>Two members of the 17-strong commission, …

What Women Really Think About the Missionary Position

"At first, I thought I was supposed to just lie there like a dead fish."<p>For all the buzz about BDSM, fisting, and butt play, a lot of us still spend a good chunk of our sexy time in the missionary position. In this week's Sex Talk Realness, Cosmopolitan.com gets back to basics, speaking with three …

Anish Kapoor’s Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called <i>Descension</i>. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

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