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These 3 Dual-Sided Makeup Sticks Are Perfect If You Love Makeup, But Suck at Doing It

Beauty sticks have been everywhere lately—you can now swipe on face cleansers, blur-cream-esque primers, and foundation. But the latest tubes offer even more: these three dual-sided makeup sticks from By Terry, Trèstique, and Sephora Collection tout far more than just a twist-up product. (We …

50+ Appetizers That Near Guarantee a Jolly Good Christmas Party

Whether you're hosting an ugly sweater party, a cocktail soirée, or something in between this Christmas, you'll need to get your appetizer game on lock. Here, we've rounded up over 50 festive recipes to choose from. Short on time? Choose one or two to make yourself, and fill out the rest of your …

Yahoo security problems a story of too little, too late

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the summer of 2013, Yahoo Inc launched a project to better secure the passwords of its customers, abandoning the use of a discredited technology for encrypting data known as MD5.<p>It was too late. In August of that year, hackers got hold of more than a …

Cybersecurity

Apple's new solar-powered campus, and more in the week that was

As the founder of Tesla, Elon Musk is a proponent of clean technology and renewable energy. That's why it's so surprising that Donald Trump has selected Musk to serve as a strategic advisor -- here's hoping Musk can convince the President-elect to take climate change seriously. In other news, …

The Long and Brutal History of Fake News

Bogus news has been around a lot longer than real news. And it’s left a lot of destruction behind.<p>The fake news hit Trent, Italy, on Easter Sunday, 1475. A 2 ½-year-old child named Simonino had gone missing, and a Franciscan preacher, Bernardino da Feltre, gave a series of sermons claiming that the …

Journalism

The cleantech conspiracy

This, if you squint and adjust your tinfoil hat in just the right way, is the real story of the US election: the Russian candidate defeated the Saudi Arabian candidate. Why them? Because they’re more desperate than anyone else. Both are failed, fragile petrostates propped up only by oil money; so …

Fossil Fuels

Technology dispersion is accelerating

Sebastiaan Vaessen Contributor<p>Sebastiaan Vaessen is head of strategy at Naspers Group.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The opportunities Silicon Valley doesn’t see<p>Copycats are a dying breed. Each month the gap shrinks between a new digital service emerging in the U.S. and it being copied in other …

Electoral College set to make Trump's win official

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The 538 members of the Electoral College are set on Monday to make President-elect Donald Trump's victory official.<p>In all 50 state capitals and the District of Columbia, electors -- chosen by the state parties of the candidate who carried their state, Trump or Hillary Clinton -- …

George W. Bush

15 Dry Shampoos That Make Your Hair Smell Amazing and Actually Work

You're not imagining it: There are a zillion dry shampoos on the market at this very moment. And while many still use rice and oat starch to absorb oil — allowing you go a day (or two) longer without washing your hair — dry shampoos have evolved. The newest formulas also contain styling ingredients …

How 2016 Brought Chaos to Music

The biggest statements of the year were full contradictions — and subject to change.<p>This year, as every year, there were many excellent <i>album</i>-albums by <i>artist</i>-artists. (See sidebar. David Bowie's <i>Blackstar</i> goes in a separate chamber: Nothing about that hello/goodbye was ordinary or reducible.) These …

David Bowie

In Solange’s Room

Tina Lawson opened Headliners on Houston’s Montrose Boulevard in 1990. She did hair during the day, and sewed costumes at night. The hairdresser’s …

Music

Drake Is the Most Streamed Artist on Spotify in 2016 (And All Time)

Spotify has released their year-end charts, presenting the most streamed artists, songs, albums, and genres throughout 2016. For the second consecutive year, Drake tops the most-streamed artist list, with over 4.7 billion streams (more than doubling his 1.8 billion from last year). His album <i>Views</i> …

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize, Redefining Boundaries of Literature

Half a century ago, Bob Dylan shocked the music world by plugging in an electric guitar and alienating folk purists. For decades he continued to confound expectations, selling millions of records with dense, enigmatic songwriting.<p>Now, Mr. Dylan, the poet laureate of the rock era, has been rewarded …

Literature

Leonard Cohen: A Final Interview

Leonard Cohen, who died this week, was one of our greatest songwriters—Bob Dylan told Cohen that he considered him his nearest rival—and is a figure of almost cult-like devotion among fans. He began as a poet in the vein of Allen Ginsberg and Frank O’Hara before releasing his first album, in 1967. …

Chance The Rapper is the world's first truly independent artist

Chance the Rapper looks set to become the first artist to get an album in the Billboard 200 charts this week based on streams alone for Coloring Book, his third mixtape in four years (or fourth if you count last year’s Surf with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment).<p>Streams have counted towards …

Music

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade': EW Review

You may have heard that Beyoncé put out an album about her husband, Jay Z. You heard wrong: <i>Lemonade</i> is about one person, and that person’s name is …

Outrage Grows After Gorilla Harambe Shot Dead at Cincinnati Zoo to Save Tot

Animal rights activists continued to protest Monday over the death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo who was fatally shot so authorities could rescue a child who had fallen into the animal's enclosure.<p>A change.org petition called for the parents of the 3-year-old boy to be held responsible for the …

Rights & Freedoms

Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed, suspect identified

<b>(CNN) —</b> The ambush started with gunshots that killed five officers and sent screaming crowds scrambling for cover. It ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed.<p>Investigators identified the dead attacker as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, a …

Law Enforcement

North Carolina governor signs controversial transgender bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> North Carolina's governor on Wednesday signed a controversial bill blocking cities from allowing transgender individuals to use public bathrooms for the sex they identify as -- as well as restricting cities from passing nondiscrimination laws more broadly.<p>House Bill 2, the Public …

LGBTQI

How The Republican Field Dwindled From 17 To Donald Trump

On March 23, 2015, Ted Cruz officially kicked off the Republican presidential primary by entering the race. “I believe in the power of millions of …

Republicans keep control of Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans pulled off a political stunner Tuesday night -- running the table down-ballot and keeping control of the House and Senate, CNN projects.<p>In a year when the GOP was almost entirely on defense, the party's incumbents -- many outspent and hobbled by struggling campaigns …

North Carolina

FBI director says no charges against Clinton after new email review

FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that the bureau had completed its examination of newly discovered emails connected to Hillary Clinton - an inquiry that had roiled the presidential race for nine days - and found nothing to alter its months-old decision not to seek charges against the former …

Donald Trump wins the presidency in stunning upset over Clinton

Donald Trump was elected the nation’s 45th president in the stunning culmination of a campaign that defied expectations and conventions at every turn and galvanized legions of aggrieved Americans in a loud repudiation of the status quo.<p>Hillary Clinton’s quest to make history as the first female …

Government

Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope …

Genetic Engineering

Snapchat files for one of the biggest tech IPOs in years: sources | Reuters

(Reuters) - Snapchat has filed for an initial public offering, sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, which puts the messaging app a step closer to the biggest U.S. stock market debut since 2014.<p>A security camera is seen over the door of Snapchat's headquarters in Venice, Los Angeles, …

Stock Markets

The AT&T-Time Warner Merger: What Are The Pros And Cons For Consumers?

Telecom giant AT&T has reached an $85.4 billion deal to buy media titan Time Warner. The news of this transformational merger has shaken up both industries, raising eyebrows on Wall Street and drawing criticism from lawmakers and even the presidential campaigns.<p>The deal is expected to face …

Net Neutrality