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First images emerge from devastated Beacon Hill area of Fort McMurray

The first images from inside the Fort McMurray neighbourhood of Beacon Hill show the damage and devastation from wildfires that rolled through the city earlier this week. .<p>Tyler Hicks/The New York Times<p>Tyler Hicks/The New York Times<p>Scott Olson/Getty Images<p>Scott Olson/Getty Images<p>Scott Olson/Getty …

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18 things white people need to know and do before discussing racism

1. It is uncomfortable to talk about racism. It is more uncomfortable to live it.<p>2. “Colorblindness” is a cop-out.<p>The statements “but I don’t see …

Race & Ethnicity

Flightless bird with giant head roamed swampy Arctic 53m years ago

Gastornis was also discovered in Wyoming but scientists confirm finding of fossils on Ellesmere island as bird thought to migrate during dark Arctic winters<p>A giant, flightless bird with a head the size of a horse’s roamed the Arctic 53m years ago when the icy wilderness was more like a swamp, …

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Michelle Obama's 52 Best Looks Of All Time

Damn.<p>Michelle Obama has served up some serious style over her past seven years in the White House. From printed dresses to stunning gowns to killer coats, we're always anxious to see what the first lady will wear next. And this brunette beauty never disappoints.<p>In honor of her 52nd birthday on Jan. …

A Certain Avenger Could Be The Key To Enlisting Spider-Man In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Another day, another rumor about <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>. As we count down the last few months until the next Marvel film is released, more and more speculation is bubbling up online about what fans can expect from the upcoming showdown between Cap and Iron Man. One of the biggest mysteries of …

Six Canadians killed in jihadist attack linked to al-Qaida at Burkina Faso luxury hotel

Six Canadians died in a bloody terror attack on a luxury hotel and cafe in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, that killed at least 28 and …

19 things you didn’t know about the UK

THE GUYS OVER AT FACTSLIDES put together some interesting facts for us about the UK, most of which we bet you didn’t know.<p>1. The Queen of the UK is …

The 8 Spring Shoe Trends You Need to Shop Now

Often it’s the simplest details that have the most impact on an outfit. Building an arsenal of finishing touches inspired by the latest accessory trends can go a long way towards injecting new life into wardrobe basics and past-season pieces. Shoes are just one of those magical items. They’re …

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

Three-Ingredient Fettuccine Alfredo Is Your New Favorite Dinner Recipe

<i>By Angel Chang, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>One of the greatest dilemmas I've faced when cooking pasta is whether to mix in sauce from a can, or to whip it up myself.<p>Sure, it's tempting to grab the pre-made sauce off the grocery shelf and be done with it. But you'll find that there are countless <i>easy</i> …

A singular view: The untold story of a Mountie’s 9/11 flight over New York City’s smoking Ground Zero

<b>Originally published Sept. 11, 2004</b><p>In the early evening of Sept. 11, 2001, while the smouldering New York skyline was the focus of distraught …

VMAs 2015: Jaden Smith reacts to Kanye West's speech

Kanye West mesmerized audiences at the MTV VMAs with his acceptance speech after receiving the Video Vanguard Award on Sunday night, and no one felt …

Watch Cake Sculptors Recreate Famous Works of Art in Chocolate

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9 Twists on Vanilla Cake

<i>Header image: White Cake with Lemon Lime Curd Filling from CHOW</i>Think vanilla cake is boring? Think again. With the right frosting and filling, you …

13 Natural Acne-Fighting Skincare Products Under $20

If you’re like us, you’re doing everything you can to prevent acne. You’re using the right routine for your skin type, you’re eating melon and your leafy greens and you avoid bad-for-skin ingredients. But finding quality skincare products on a budget is difficult, and trying to find <i>natural</i> products …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Miley Cyrus

This weekend, <b>Miley Cyrus</b> will descend upon the MTV Video Music Awards again—this time as the night’s host. Cyrus has promised a “raw” broadcast, reminiscent of her psychedelic, cat-covered Instagram feed. While we contemplate how she’s going to accomplish that, and to hold you over until Sunday …

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Robert Downey Jr. Celebrates 10 Years of Marriage With Adorable Instagram Post

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Life in the Slow(er) Lane: Revisiting the Long-Lost Giant Cheetah

For the most part, a cat is a cat is a cat. Large or small, domestic or wild, most are agile ambush predators that subsist almost entirely on meat. But then there’s the cheetah. It’s a cat that hunts like a dog. The felid’s claws are more like cleats than the retractable armaments of its relatives, …

AMC is putting zombies on a plane in a new Walking Dead special

There's never really a good place to run into a bunch of zombies, but on a plane might be the worst. That's the premise of a new stand-alone <i>Walking Dead</i> special, which will follow a group of people who suddenly have to deal with a bunch of zombies interrupting their flight. No word yet on whether …

Ellen Page: It's 'borderline offensive' to call actors brave for playing LGBTQ roles

This fall, Ellen Page will play Stacie Andree in Peter Sollet’s <i>Freeheld</i>, the story about a lesbian couple who challenge domestic-partner rights after …

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Twitter's diversity plan: approximately 40 women.

Twitter committed itself Friday to boost the share of female employees from 34% to 35% by next year. In a global workforce of 4,100, that’s 41 more women.<p>Underrepresented ethnic groups -- mostly, blacks and Latinos -- make up 8% of its U.S. workforce. It wants to boost that figure to 9%.<p>If those …

The Week in Fashion: When Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, and Mary-Kate Got a Little Crazy

Is it something in the air? Everywhere we turned this week, we saw an outfit more bold and experimental than the last. The ever ladylike <b>Amal Clooney</b> stepped out dripping in gold. <b>Elisabeth Moss</b> paired her flaming red hair with a cobalt dress and bright yellow shoes. <b>Mary-Kate Olsen</b> wore bright orange …

Zombielike Kangaroos That Stared Down Bicyclist Were Behaving Normally

A field of grey, motionless kangaroos staring down a bicyclist in a recent YouTube video is not evidence of marsupial zombies, scientists say — though the pouched Australians look eerily possessed.<p>The upright kangaroos peer intensely at Ben Vezina, who posted the video on YouTube on Aug. 23, as he …

Napa wine train company issues apology: 'We were 100% in the wrong'

Napa Valley Wine Train has issued a lengthy apology to a group of 11 women, 10 of whom are African-American, who were removed from the train Saturday …

12 Shockingly Affordable Big Cities

Yes, these 12 cities have it all: Brag-worthy shopping, beautiful museums, world-class theater, cutting-edge cuisine, and (best of all!) lodgings for …

The Secret to Perfect Hair Goes Against Everything You’ve Been Told

Ladies + gents, there’s a new way to achieve perfect texture, body and volume in your hair and it’s blowing our minds. Seriously, it goes against everything we’ve been conditioned to believe (ha!) when it comes to our locks, but, it actually makes perfect sense. The newest way to get enviable hair …

10 ’90s-Inspired Lipsticks for Fall

Love it or hate it, the ’90s are back in style. And whether it’s fashion or hairstyles, we are lovin’ it in all forms these days. Our latest throwback-inspired trend is now all about makeup. With the rise of the nude lip (thanks, Kylie Jenner!), we’ve seen some beauty trends from the past come back …

The medical abortion works — so why aren't more women using it?

And why aren't doctors more vocal about it?<p>I found out I was pregnant during a routine gynecological exam after I mentioned my period was a few days late. My doctor told me she’d need to collect a urine sample anyway, so they’d test it just to be sure. I wasn’t worried. I’d only been off hormonal …