Shammra Smith

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3 Ways A Ballet Workout Will Improve Your Sex Life

We all know ballet creates a gorgeously toned body, but did you know ballet training also offers amazing intimate advantages? Here’s the skinny on …

9 Margaritas to Drink With Your Friends on Valentine's Day

Who needs a date when you have margaritas?<p>Host a friends-only Valentine’s Day party to remember with pitchers full of sweet-tart margaritas. From …

The Best Honeymoon Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

From over-the-top accommodations to secluded escapes, Condé Nast Traveler readers rated their favorite honeymoon islands in 2015.<p>10. Aruba<p>9. St. Thomas<p>8. Big Island, HI<p>7. Bahamas<p>6. Bermuda<p>5. Kauai, HI<p>4. Jamaica<p>3. Oahu, HI<p>2. Maui, HI<p>1. St. Lucia

Why every millennial needs a f*ck-off fund

YOU’RE TELLING YOUR OWN STORY: You graduated college and you’re a grown-ass woman now. Tina Fey is your hero; Beyoncé, your preacher.<p>You know how to …

Personal Finance

8 Things You Didn't Know Could Be Making Your Hair Greasy

We're guilty as charged.<p>Many of us struggle with having to wash your hair every day because the grease is unbearable, but getting to the root of the problem — quite literally — makes more sense than battling the beauty affliction. So here are eight things to stop doing that <i>could</i> be the cause of …

Clark Howard

Download Episode Clark Howard 3.28.18 Topics: Great news for people with peanut allergies;…Read more<p>Download Episode Clark Howard 3.28.18 Topics: …

How to drink, eat well and still lose weight in 2 weeks

After giving birth to her second child in 2008, Sara Dickerman struggled to get back to her pre-baby weight. So the freelance journalist — who had worked with food, whether as a cook, a restaurant reviewer or a recipe developer, since 1997 — did the one thing she never wanted to do: go on a radical …

Rio 2016 Olympic Hopefuls You Need to Start Following On Instagram

The countdown is on: There are officially only 220 days until the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Start familiarizing yourself with …

Inside the Hectic Lives of College Football Players During Bowl Week

ATLANTA — For Florida State and Houston football players, bowl week never gets old.<p>For the fourth time in four years, the Seminoles will compete in a major bowl game (BCS or New Year's Six) when they take on the Houston Cougars in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Thursday afternoon at the Georgia …

College Football

NFL Power Rankings 2015: Predicting Final Regular-Season Standings

Ten of the 12 NFL playoff positions have been decided, with just four AFC teams alive for the final two spots.<p>Naturally, the top of the power rankings are filled with the playoff contenders, as each of the top 13 teams in the rankings below have either cliched or are still alive in the race.<p>But …

Football (U.S.)

Fantasy football rankings 2015: Quarterbacks, Week 17

Week 16 left us with some great and some terrible quarterback performances. We look back on Week 16 and ahead to Week 17 in our Week 17 Quarterback rankings.<p>Could last week have been a more disappointing week for fantasy quarterbacks? Yes and no. On the one side, we have Aaron Rodgers and Ben …

Can't Afford New Outdoor Gear? Why Not Rent Instead?

Let’s face it, buying outdoor gear is not cheap, particularly if you want something that is going to last for awhile. Getting fully equipped for all …

Camping

Pivotal moments 2015 - When AccorHotels launched its marketplace

As the uneasy relationship between hotels and online travel agencies rumbles on, one hotel group made an interesting move in June to tip the balance …

Can you trust online reviews while planning your vacation?

If you're planning a last-minute trip for the long holiday weekend or looking ahead to your spring vacation, you might be checking out online reviews before you book. But how do you know which reviews are legit when estimates show that up to 50 percent of online reviews aren’t real? NBC’s Joe Fryer …

20 Biggest Pop Culture Fails of 2015: Steve Harvey, Donald Trump, and So Much More

Fantastic Four bombed. The Tidal wave crashed. Rihanna never released an album, and those Good Wife stars didn’t share that scene. A look back at …

box-o-paperbacks: The Death Ballet Of The Nazis’ Tortured Virgins, 1964

Ballet

Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman' performance brings Obama to tears

Aretha Franklin brought the house down at the Kennedy Center Honors in D.C. Tuesday night when she sang “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” for …

Aretha Franklin

Apple asked 11 artists to create art using iPhones and iPads — and the results are stunning

The work ranges from impressionistic to realistic, with a variety of different scenes and inspirations.

Die Hard Honest Trailer: Bruce Willis Christmas movie actioner praised by video comedy series

“This holiday season, revist the greatest Christmas movie ever made.” Nope, we’re not taking about <i>It’s a Wonderful Life</i>, <i>A Christmas Story</i>, or <i>Love</i> …

Movies

Hollywood likes putting black actresses on the red carpet but not on-screen: Lupita Nyong’o deserves better than a CGI role in “The Force Awakens”

<b>(John Shearer/invision/ap)</b><p>For an actress like Jennifer Lawrence, an Academy Award signals a bright future. For black actresses, not so much<p>Nico Lang<p>December 30, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Since winning an Oscar for “12 Years a Slave” last year, actress Lupita Nyong'o’s face has been everywhere—from Paris …

Episode 42: The Best Things We Ate in 2015

What's the best thing you ate this year? A couple of editors try to answer this most dreaded of questions in a single podcast episode. Plus, we take a trip down to the Test Kitchen to talk all things fermentation, and executive editor Christine Muhlke gives us a preview of the food trends everyone …

Trends

5 Big Predictions for 2016: From Fashion to Tech to Fast Food

Futurist and trend spotter Jess Kimball Leslie on what to expect from the coming year.<p>Virtual reality chic, affordable (and adorable) housing, and fast food like you've never seen it before: 2016 is setting up to be a very exciting year. Futurist and trend spotter Jess Kimball Leslie takes us …

Augmented Reality

What’s next for Chip Kelly and the Eagles after Kelly’s ouster in Philadelphia?

Chip Kelly didn’t fail in Philadelphia because of an inability to coach in the NFL.<p>He failed in Philadelphia because of an inability to assemble a functional NFL roster.<p>That distinction should define the next moves for both Kelly and the Eagles.<p>[<i>Chip Kelly dismissed by the Eagles with one game left</i> …

8 Coming Travel Trends for 2016

<i>"Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going</i>." -- John Naisbitt<p>We live in unsettling times. Frankly, who really knows what is going on -- <i>let alone what will be</i> -- and the world of travel is no different. No one has a proverbial crystal ball.<p>Over the years, I have …

In Cambodia, 'Lucky' Iron Fish For The Cooking Pot Could Fight Anemia

In 2008, Canadian student Christopher Charles was working in rural Cambodia, living in a typical Cambodian house on stilts. He had no electricity, no running water and, he says, a lot of time to sit around and think.<p>"I was looking at the prevalence of anemia and parasite infection in the region and …

World Bank

Ice Sculptures Brighten Up Monotonous Winter Landscape

Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang province in northeastern China, has been welcoming tourists and visitors all over the world with huge ice castles and snow figures during the winter season. These colorful artworks are part of the <i>Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival</i>, which is …

Apparently mentally ill man found on road inside LAX security zone

A 30-year-old man who appeared to be mentally ill was apprehended walking on a restricted service roadway inside<p>Los Angeles International Airporton Friday morning, airport police said.<p>The man's presence in a security zone did not interfere with any operations or cause any delays for Christmas Day …

Dengue fever cases in Hawaii spike over the holidays

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama and his family are welcome visitors this holiday season to Hawaii.<p>Dengue fever, not so much.<p>Cases of the mosquito-borne disease continue to climb in the island state, whose health department reported 180 cases as of Christmas Eve.<p>That figure include 172 people who got …

Worldwide campaign to save picturesque Italian hilltop village from collapse

Civita di Bagnoregio, visited by 600,000 tourists a year, has a permanent population of fewer than 10, as the volcanic tufa on which it was built slowly crumbles away<p>It has outlasted occupation and invasion by the Etruscans, the Romans, the Lombards and the Nazis, but now a hilltop village that can …