Sharon Battaglia

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Twitter Is Both Dismayed & Delighted By Rihanna's "Waist Choker"

Rihanna in an (<i>ahem)</i> waist choker.<p>Now and then, the internet can’t quite contain itself. Serious news evolves into memes with a 48-hour shelf life. …

Social Media

Why Glutes Matter in BJJ and How to Get Them

<b>Your glutes are not as strong as you think they are.</b> Most athletes think they have strong glutes, backing it up by saying, “I can squat [X] amount of …

Yoga

Trump signs executive orders on manufacturing, infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing that the permitting process and regulatory burden for domestic manufacturers should be streamlined to reduce what he called “the incredibly cumbersome, long, horrible” process.<p>U.S. President Donald …

Environmentalism

This Makeup Artist Recreates Famous Paintings On Her EYELIDS

The power of makeup can give you a healthy glow, hid a pesky zit, or, in the case of London-based makeup artist Stefania Atupe, create a masterpiece. …

North Korea able to test intercontinental ballistic missile this year, say experts

Although missile may be tested it is likely to fail with a successful model possibly two to three years away<p>North Korea is capable of fulfilling its New Year’s threat to start testing an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2017, bringing a long-brewing standoff with the US to the boil in the …

North Korea

Photos of Mirror Spiders with Silvery ‘Scales’ That Grow and Shrink

For several years now, Singaporean macro nature photographer Nicky Bay has been focusing his lens on spiders that have mirror-like reflective …

Amazon Building Huge New Wind Farm in Texas

Amazon has announced that it will develop its largest wind farm yet: a 100 turbine, 253 Megawatt facility in Texas. It is slated to open in late 2017.<p>…

Renewable Energy

Embracing the Flower-Crown-Wearing Princess Within

Somewhere inside all of us (most of us? some of us? anyone?), there is a little girl with folded arms declaring that she is a princess. Rather than smother her or suffocate her as might be your instinct, I’m giving her a microphone. Let me explain.<p>A few days ago, I was in a meeting in the <i>Allure</i> …

Hair

The marijuana industry has a big energy problem

Legalization of marijuana in the United States has spread rapidly over the last few years. Half of the states have already legalized marijuana in some form. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational use. And the Democratic Party platform …

Cannabis

3 Unbelievable Outlet Malls In Singapore To Shop Till You Drop With ZERO Guilt

Show no mercy!<p>Don't wait for the next Grat Singapore Sale - these outlet malls (yes, entire MALLS with outlet stores!) let you shop luxury on a …

YouNow’s Adi Sideman on how to make money in live streaming

Adi Sideman‘s live streaming app YouNow currently sits at 77th place in the App Store Top Grossing list, but it’s wildly popular among youths; Sideman says 70 percent of users are under 24.<p>And talented performers can earn real dollars as comedians, singers, etc. right from their own bedrooms, …

Apps

10 Must-Follow Architects on Instagram

Accounts for maximalists, minimalists, and everyone in between<p>Ah, Instagram: The spring of memes and cute animals that is the social media platform also happens to be a solid place for us architecture and design nerds, too. Inspiration abounds, if you know where to find it. We've more than once …

Architecture

Japanese shares plunge amid global economic worries

<b>Japan's markets traded sharply lower on Friday, following global markets, and as a stronger yen against the dollar hurt the country's big exporters.</b><p>In early trade, the benchmark Nikkei 225 fell as much as 5.4%. By the close, it had recovered slightly, but was still down 4.85% to 14,952.61 …

Stock Markets

Critics wary as Emanuel creates task force to review police misconduct

They are well-known and respected in Chicago's legal community, but whether members of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new policing task force will be able to repair the fractured relationship between the Chicago Police Department and the community and prevent future police abuses was met with skepticism …

Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortion | Reuters

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered “no more baby parts” during his arrest showed the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda.<p>A view of the damage to the entrance of the …

Planned Parenthood

Rockets rally, knock off Knicks in OT

NEW YORK -- Once the Houston Rockets started doing some of the small things, the big shots started falling.<p>And once those shots started going in, the Rockets pulled off an impressive comeback.<p>Reserve guard Marcus Thornton and forward Trevor Ariza delivered clutch 3-pointers during overtime as the …

Basketball

NFL Week 12 in Pictures

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Moments When Shooting the Aurora Borealis

We’ve all seen the shots of those crazy green lights in the sky, like some sort of cosmic Christmas decorations. It can even feel like Christmas …

Landscape Photography

Want to Really Erase Summer Sun Damage? These Are Your 5 Fixes

<i>Amy Synnott is InStyle's executive editor. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p>We know, you tried. You had the colossal sun hat, the cute Tory Burch …

Skin Care

40 Amazing Eclipse Photos from Last Night’s ‘Super Blood Moon’

Kudos is due to the entire amazing 500px community… you guys absolutely blew us all away with your photos of last nights much-anticipated super …

Nasa to reveal major Mars finding, prompting water speculation

US space agency has promised a solved mystery, and invited guest who discovered possible signs of water while a student<p>Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures<p>Nasa is to reveal a “major science finding” from its Mars exploration mission, giving rise to rumours that the US …

Mars

Pope Francis extends olive branch to American nuns, but only so far

Standing before 3,000 worshipers in the pews of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral,<p>Pope Francisgave women religious a shout-out.<p>"To you, religious women, sisters and mothers of this people, I wish to say thank you, a big thank you … and to tell you that I love you very much," he said.<p>The remarks …

Oprah Gave Viola Davis Exceptionally Large Flowers and Jay-Z's $450 Champagne

Viola Davis has a lot to celebrate. On Sunday night, the <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i> star was first black woman to win the "Lead Actress in Drama" category. She hopped onto <i>The Ellen Show</i> to show off her shiny new hardware (that she is sleeping with) and to talk about the Emmy experience from her own …

Viola Davis

Bravo’s App Makes It Easy To Tip When You Don’t Have Cash

Though the majority of today’s payment transactions are digital – credit card swipes, online bill pay, tap-and-pay at point of sale, etc. – there are still a few places where cash has yet to die out. You still often need a handful of small bills to tip service professionals like valets, baristas, …

FinTech

Spectacular Long Exposure Photography Examples of the Night Sky

The night has sent countless people through the ages into fits of prose and poetry, and why not? To gaze into the evening sky is one of the beautiful …

Landscape Photography

Israeli archaeologists may have found tomb of Jewish Maccabees

Israeli archaeologists may be one step closer to solving a riddle that has vexed explorers for more than a century: the location of the fabled tomb of the biblical Maccabees.<p>Israel's government Antiquities Authority said Monday that an ancient structure it began excavating this month on the side of …

Archaeology

Tesla is officially launching the Model X at an event on September 29th

It's not a secret that Tesla's oft-delayed Model X crossover will finally be in customers' hands this month, and now we've got an event to go along with the launch: next Tuesday, September 29th in Fremont, California — home of Tesla's factory.<p>It's expected that Tesla will lay out pricing and …

Tesla