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How to Wear Long Bermuda Shorts for Work, Date, and Weekend

Every summer the inclination to reach for a pair of cutoffs seems to arise, leaving longer, Bermuda-type lengths relegated to the "trends we're not interested in trying" pile. This season, though, something has changed. Longer shorts have taken brands like J.Crew by storm, urging women to step out …

13 Toast Recipes Good Enough To Call Dinner

Warm weather is here, and with that the need to keep the kitchen cool. Sometimes, the fact that we can't turn on our ovens feels absolutely liberating -- there are so many salads to finally be enjoyed -- but other times it makes it hard to figure out what to prepare for dinner. We have a solution: …

The Dutch “Surveillance Kings of Europe” Are About to Get Even Nosier

The Netherlands is considering a new law that would give its spooks unprecedented access to global data, including yours and mine.<p>AMSTERDAM — When …

Foods You Should Eat Instead of Taking Vitamins

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Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz declared 'unfit to work,' officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers and had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor, according to German authorities investigating what could have prompted the seemingly competent and stable pilot to steer his jetliner into a French …

Airplanes

Germanwings crash: Plane obliterated, 150 presumed dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> "A picture of horror."<p>That's how German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier described the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday.<p>"The grief of the families and loved ones is immeasurable," Steinmeier said, after flying over the area in the Alps …

Islamic State is 'most potent threat to the world since Third Reich' says Nobel Prize winner

V S Naipaul says Isil is 'dedicated to a contemporary holocaust' as he urges the West 'urgently expand' their efforts to defeat the group<p>Isil threaten to create a “Fourth Reich” through violence and propaganda equal to the Nazis, a Nobel Prize-winner has said, as he warns of a “contemporary …

Nobel Prize

How 5BX, an exercise regimen created to keep pilots in shape, can help you get fit

By the time my Uncle John was 28, in the mid-1960s, he had a demanding office job and a young family at home – and it was starting to show.<p>"I found that I was gaining a couple of pounds a year on home cooking, and getting in the habit of catching a nap after supper," he recalls, "and I realized …

The slave labor behind your favorite clothing brands: Gap, H&M and more exposed

<b>(Shutterstock/topten22photo)</b><p>A new report from Human Rights Watch details the criminally abusive conditions in Cambodia’s garment factories<p>Patrick Winn<p>March 22, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>BANGKOK, Thailand — No one expects to find paradise inside a Cambodian …

Putin's war of attrition: Is Lithuania next?

Tensions are running high in Lithuania, over Russia's involvement in the Ukrainian  conflict. And, writes Rageh Omaar, there are growing fears within the former Baltic state that they could become the next targets for Russian aggression<p>To find <b>Lithuania</b>’s second army, you have to travel down an …

Does Hollywood hate Asia?

The world’s largest continent is constantly reduced to a collection of dehumanizing stereotypes<p>“Welcome to Asia,” says a grubby, Hawaiian-shirted Pierce Brosnan at the beginning of the recently released trailer for writer/director John Erick Dowdle’s latest film, "No Escape."<br>Ominously, he replies: …

What should you eat before, during, after a run? Here's what you need to know

One of the keys to a good run is found in what you eat before and during a long workout. Figuring out what exactly to munch on, however, can be confusing. As part of the Run for TODAY series, nutrition and running experts are breaking down what you need to know about eating and running.<p><b>Before your</b> …

Nutrition

6 fat-burning treadmill workouts you will love

Unless you've got the moves of the dazzling "Uptown Funk" treadmill dancer, working out on a treadmill can feel like an endless slog on a revolving belt that leads nowhere fast.<p>Which is what often happens to your motivation. In fact, in one study runners were put on treadmills immediately after an …

Exercise

Airport machete attack suspect dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who attacked a security area at the New Orleans airport with a machete and wasp spray also had a bag of Molotov cocktails and a car containing smoke bombs and gas cylinders, authorities said.<p>The suspect, Richard White, 63, died Saturday after treatment for three bullet wounds he …