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Science explains why hipsters grow beards

Men might be growing beards to appear more attractive to women and more dominant to other men, a study on monkeys suggests<p>Scientists think they may have solved one of the great mysteries of the age. Why <i>are</i> so many of today's men growing beards?<p>The answer, according to The University of Western …

American teacher stabbed to death by burka suspect in Abu Dhabi mall

Mother Ibolya Ryan was followed into the bathroom by attacker dressed in black, prompting security concerns for expats in UAE<p>An American teacher had been stabbed to death by an attacker in a burka at a shopping centre in Abu Dhabi, sparking fresh fears for the safety of foreigners in the …

Extremism

No charges in NYC chokehold death; federal inquiry launched

Sparking protests in several cities, social media outrage and a U.S. civil rights probe, a New York City grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of a black man put in a chokehold after selling untaxed cigarettes.<p>The grand jury found "no reasonable cause" to indict officer …

Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach

ISTANBUL (AP) — Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east in one of Turkey's most important mosques, a powerful vision of Christian-Muslim understanding at a time when neighboring countries are experiencing violent Islamic assault on Christians and religious …

Christianity

10 DIY Infused Liqueurs to Get You Through the Holidays

Infusing alcohol like vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and brandy is a great way to add your own special touch to a homemade cocktail, and it also makes a …

What Ferguson Means for Black Women

Photo: Lesley McSpadden (Getty)<p>On Monday, along with most of America, I waited to hear what the grand jury in Ferguson would decide. But I knew what it would be. I have been down this road before. My breath bated, my chest tight with anxiety, I still hoped that somehow one of us might get justice. …

Justice

Here's Your Thanksgiving Prep Timeline for This Weekend

There's no way around it—Turkey Day is busy. Here's your Thanksgiving prep timeline.<p>There's no way around it: Thanksgiving is a busy day. Smart cooks start baking and cooking a day or two in advance—pie crust can certainly be baked the day before, and your turkey <i>should</i> be thawed well in advance of …

Cooking

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails Because 1 Is Never Enough

Thanksgiving isn't just a marathon day of eating at my house—it's also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We're always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, …

Cake Pops Of Kim Kardashian's Butt, And Other Things We Laughed At This Week

If you've been anywhere near a computer these days, you've seen some version of this picture and this awesome comparison:<p>It's safe to say we can't get enough of it. We're trying to stay neutral on Kim Kardashian's butt, <i>butt</i> we would definitely take a bite out of these too-realistic cake pops of her …

Obama urges China to be partner in ensuring world order | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it.<p>Referring to growing concerns among U.S. and other companies about the …

Cinnabon Muffins Are Everything

Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>It’s that time of year when I go a little bit crazy over a certain orange squash. Yes, it’s true. I’m totally nuts about pumpkin. Every fall I bake like pumpkin is …

Breakfast

Obama, Suu Kyi meet as Myanmar hero shifts role

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — When President Barack Obama meets with Myanmar's opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, he will encounter a figure in the midst of an evolution he finds familiar: the shift from history-making trailblazer to establishment politician.<p>Four years after being released from …