Alexa Annas

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30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Welcome to the ultimate snuggle zone.<p>Steal these ideas to create a comfortable getaway in your bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty

WikiLeaks has published a leaked draft of a secret international trade agreement that could create stricter laws governing digital copyright and freedom of speech. The leaked chapter focuses on intellectual property rights, and is part of a broader agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

My Abortion

Of all the battles in our half-century culture war, perhaps none seems further from being resolved, in our laws and in our consciences, than …

Kate Moss: her first photoshoot

In 1988 a 14-year-old girl called Kate Moss posed for a series of closeup portraits in the hope of making it as a model. 25 years later, those pictures will go on show at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London<p>• The Kate Moss: Roll 1 exhibition opens on 30 October 2013 at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

CIA Pays AT&T For Data On International Calls, 'Times' Says

News keeps breaking about the alleged electronic surveillance done by U.S. spy agencies. Thursday's exclusive comes from <i>The New York Times</i>:<p>"The CIA is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations by exploiting the company's vast database of phone …

FDA moves toward banning trans fats

Trans fats, long a source of controversy for being linked to health problems, may be getting kicked out of the American food supply.<p>The FDA announced Thursday that there is no safe level of partially hydrogenated oils. The move — unusually bold for an agency that typically leaves additive safety to …

First Reported Case Of MERS In Spain

The first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome, also known as MERS, has been identified in Spain, according to news reports.<p>The Associated Press reported that the case is a woman, who was born in Morocco but lives in Spain, and that she likely contracted the virus while traveling in Saudi …

Washington State Says 'No' To GMO Labels

Voters appear to have defeated another attempt to require labels on genetically modified foods in Washington state. In early counts, the "no" campaign has what appears to be an insurmountable lead with 54 percent of votes.<p>The ballot initiative would require labels on the front of packages for most …

Why Doctors Are Testing An Epilepsy Drug For Alcoholism

In the hunt for new ways to help people fight alcoholism, doctors are studying gabapentin, a generic drug that's commonly used to treat epilepsy and fibromyalgia.<p>In a 12-week clinical trial conducted by the Scripps Research Institute, people taking taking gabapentin were much better at reducing …

The Military's Sexual Assault Problem Gets Bigger

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to Pentagon figures released on Wednesday, reports of sexual assault in the military have …

Pakistan Taliban names militant who ordered attack on schoolgirl as leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Pakistan<p>Talibanon Thursday named Mullah Fazlullah, the militant commander who oversaw the assassination attempt against schoolgirl activist Malala Yusufzai, as its new chief, damping hope for a peace agreement between militants and the government.<p>Fazlullah, known as "Radio …

Worldwide identity thieves steal millions in tax refunds

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service sent 655 tax refunds to a single address in Kaunas, Lithuania -- failing to recognize that the refunds were likely part of an identity theft scheme. Another 343 tax refunds went to a single address in Shanghai, China.<p>Thousands more potentially fraudulent …

Yoga pants mogul thinks your thighs are too rough

In a revealing interview, Lululemon founder appeared to blame pants’ problems on women’s bodies<p>Not all bodies are created alike. Not all clothing lines are meant for every shape. The world is made up of J. Crew bodies and Kohl's bodies and that's OK. Everyone who's ever tried on jeans knows this. …

Two Australian coal mines alone will emit more greenhouse gases than 52 countries

Climate-change debates often focus on how to cut the carbon spew of particular countries—China and the US above all. But another way to do such carbon accounting is to look at individual fossil-fuel projects. All it takes is single massive coal mine to outstrip the CO2 emissions of many …

Fossil Fuels

EU rules that gay Africans are entitled to asylum

A gay refugee from an African country where people are jailed for being a homosexual does qualify for asylum, the EU rules<p>The fear of imprisonment for homosexuality in African countries is grounds for asylum in the <b>European Union</b>, Europe's highest court has ruled.<p>According to the European Court of …

New study detects signs of autism in infants by their declining eye contact

Researchers at Emory’s Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta say detection in first months of life increases chances to intervene<p>Signs pointing to an autism diagnosis may be detectable in the first two to six months of life, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature.<p>While autism and …

Doctors Slow To Embrace Recommended HPV Testing

For decades the annual Pap test was women's chief protection against cervical cancer. That all changed when a test for human papillomavirus, the cause of most cervical cancer, was approved in 2003.<p>With the HPV test, women don't need to get Pap tests as often. But that message hasn't gotten through …

Reports of military sexual assault rise sharply, Pentagon figures show

Pentagon reports 3,553 assault complaints between October and June as Congress considers range of measures to help victims<p>Sexual assault complaints in the US military increased by an unprecedented 46% during the last year, according to the latest Pentagon figures.<p>There were 3,553 sexual assault …

Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage

President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked.<p>"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation …

Get a clue, McDonald’s: The other insult no one’s talking about

McDonald’s got heat for telling its staff to have two jobs. Its financial planning advice is even more offensive<p>Over the past few days, McDonald’s has gotten itself quite a bit of bad publicity, after it teamed with Visa to create a proposed sample budget for the enormously profitable fast food …

16 Things You Can Turn Into Pesto

Move out the way, basil. Cheese + nuts + olive oil + garlic + whatever the hell you want = awesome pesto.<p>O Pesto, Prince of Pasta Sauces, Holy Anointer of Chicken, Most Herbacious Condiment! Italian grandmothers + everyone else have been making this stuff with basil since the world was born. But …

Julian Assange: There's No Stopping More NSA Leaks From Being Published

Assange criticized the United States for revoking Snowden's passport and said it would not stop the classified information taken by the 30-year-old former contractor from getting out.<p>"Look, there is no stopping the publishing process at this stage," Assange said in an interview with ABC's "This …

Surveillance

New PRISM leaks detail 'live notification' of email logins, sent messages, and chat service usage

The NSA can track real-time events such as email logins or the sending of email, and the logging in or out of a user to a chat service according to the Washington Post.<p>New PRISM slides shed further light on the program, a facet of the wider NSA surveillance programs that have in essence, along with …