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Inside Apple's Plans for Its Futuristic, $5 Billion Headquarters

At what turned out to be his last public appearance, Steve Jobs stood before the Cupertino City Council on June 7, 2011, to present plans for a new …

Beyonce beach picture furthers pregnancy speculation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Beyonce: What are you trying to tell us?<p>That's what the Internet is agonizing over after she posted a photo on Instagram of herself on Sunday.<p>The caption-less picture shows the "Flawless" pop diva on the beach, buried in sand. The pronounced piles of sand on her stomach and breasts led some …

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HHS execs doing good and living large, flying first class around the world

Helping America's poor, aged and sick is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' reason for being, but hundreds of its top officials are traveling in style and luxury at taxpayer expense.<p>Records obtained by the <i>Washington Examiner</i> under the Freedom of Information Act show that HHS …

'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice begins prison sentence

One of New Jersey's reality TV stars exchanged her designer threads for prison garb.<p>Teresa Giudice, a cast member of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey," reported to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, early Monday morning to begin serving a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud. NJ.com …

Oklahoma lawmaker's bill could ban hoodies in public

Wearing a hoodie or any other garment that conceals your identity could soon be a crime in Oklahoma, if one lawmaker gets his way.<p>Oklahoma state Sen. Don Barrington, a Republican, is proposing a law to prevent people from wearing clothing or masks in public to hide their identity. But the so-called …

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Facebook: To Post or Not to Post

As the holidays end, I have done my yearly ritual, which is to go into Facebook and change my profile from my Santa hat photo to a regular face photo, it's sort of a little depressing ritual, as I don't like when the holidays end.<p>But each year, as I go into my files to swap out avatar pictures, I …

5 Natural Hair Journeys on YouTube to Inspire You in 2015

Perhaps you had a few hair-related setbacks in 2014, be it heat damage, severe breakage, or something else. Remember that a LOT can change in one …

SHOW AND TELL- FIERCE FRIDAY!

<i>Hola Chicas!</i><p><i>For those of you that are new to CN, Fierce Friday is a way to celebrate our natural hair, displaying our dopest styles and best hair</i> …

The Complete Guide to Retaining Length in 2015

Style Icon Kara<p>It is the recap time of year again! How well did you do on your quest to longer hair? Did you retain as much length as you wanted or …

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40 Things to Leave Behind in 2015

Photo: Getty Images<p>As yet another year comes to a close, and the initial giddy appeal of social media continues to cool, let's take a minute to descale the kettle of clichés and boil off the lingering herd words, expressions, and gestures that have been building up since we did this last year. Here …

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Winners and Losers of New Year's Day Bowls

If the New Year's Day bowl games are any indication, 2015 is going to be all sorts of fun.<p>This bowl season has been wildly entertaining for the most part, and New Year's Day was no exception. We had one overtime game, one come-from-behind thriller and perhaps the best individual play you'll see …

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Families Clamor for Answers After 36 Die in Shanghai Stampede

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an official investigation into what caused a stampede in Shanghai on New Year’s Eve that left 36 people …

China

Google And Microsoft Want Hotels To Stop Blocking Your Wi-Fi

Re/Code is reporting that the two tech giants are arguing against a proposal by hotel groups including Marriott International to use blocking hardware to prevent their customers using cell phones to create personal Wi-Fi hotspots for their laptops or tablets.<p>Hotel groups don't like people creating …

Mom of a Special Needs Child Claims a Flight Attendant Humiliated Her Family — and CNN’s Jake Tapper Is Coming to Her Defense

CNN’s Jake Tapper defended the mother of a special needs child who complained that United Airlines wouldn’t let her keep her 3-year-old on her lap during a recent flight from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Newark, New Jersey.<p>Tapper responded to a tweet and a Tumblr post from the mom, Elit …

How low will oil fall? $30 is possible

Look out below! The plunge in oil prices may not be over just yet.<p>Oil took another hit Wednesday, sinking below $53 to a level last seen during the Great Recession. It's hard to recall that crude oil traded for over $100 a barrel as recently as July.<p>Few saw the energy meltdown coming. Now that it's …

Jeb Bush donates $10,000 for slain NYPD officers

Likely 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush gave $10,000 to a charity that’s raising money to help the families of the two New York Police Department officers murdered in their patrol car in December.<p>Bush and his wife, Columba, made the donation Tuesday night, according to Catherine Christman, a …

20 Habits for Success I Learned Working for Two Billionaires

I have spent decades "being educated" -- in college, graduate school, numerous professional certifications, and now a Ph.D. program. All of that schooling and training helped shape the person I am today, but at no point in my life has there been a more profound education than my time working for …

Review: IPhone user tries to go back to BlackBerry

NEW YORK (AP) — The BlackBerry's blinking red light used to haunt me.Just when I thought I could relax, enjoy a nice dinner or go for a run, my …

Chinese tech firm Xiaomi is now worth more than Uber

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, is valued at $45bn after raising $1.1bn in its fourth round of funding<p>Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company, raised $1.1bn (£0.7bn) in its latest round of funding, taking its total valuation to $45bn and making it one of the world's most valuable …