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A BEAUTIFUL FREE PRINTABLE 2014 CALENDAR | THE STYLE FILES

I’m loving this 2014 calendar that I found on Oh The Lovely Things. It has a simple design:no fancy typography, and a limited color palette. And the …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

World Trade Center tower debated as nation's tallest building

Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?<p>A committee of architects recognized as the arbiters on world building heights is …

Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage

In June 2008, Marine Cpl. Anthony Villarreal was driving back from a mission in Afghanistan when his truck was hit by a roadside bomb. He was 22 at the time and recently married to Jessica, who was just 21.<p>Villarreal suffered third-degree burns over most of his face and body and was very severely …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

University Of Texas Conservative Students Hold Affirmative Action Bake Sale

A group of conservative students at the University of Texas at Austin held a bake sale on campus last week, charging different prices for brownies based on the customer's race. The group said it wanted to show why affirmative action is a terrible policy.<p>The affirmative action bake sale, held Sept. …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Gravity Is an Unprecedented Achievement

It's the rare actual must-see movie that lives up to the hype<p><b>Already, two weeks before its release,</b> the hype surrounding Alfonso Cuar<i>ó</i>n's new film, <i>Gravity,</i> appears to be the sort that no movie can possibly live up to. I saw it for the first time (and not by any means the last) at the Toronto …

This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

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The A to Z Guide to Planning Your Wedding

<i>By Kristen Finello for Bridal Guide</i><p>Getting engaged couldn't be more exciting, but once you actually start on the task that lies ahead of you, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. There's so much involved in planning a wedding: Should you have an outdoor event? Should you send save-the-date cards? When …

A Drone Fell Out of the Sky Over Midtown Manhattan

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Is no one policing the skies over New York City? Days after two men parachuted into Manhattan …

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova ends nine-day hunger strike

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has ended her nine-day hunger strike. Although deteriorating health forced Tolokonnikova to halt her protest against prison conditions, her husband has said that she will resume the strike if she is not transferred away from Mordovia's Penal Colony No 14.<p>On …

Study: Majority of U.S. executions originate in 2% of counties

New report defies arguments that death penalty is handed down in equitable fashion<p>The death penalty in the U.S. is handed down according to vagaries of just a few harsh counties, a new study finds.<p>The Death Penalty Information Center in Washington reported this week that of the 1,348 executions …

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Court Documents Describe Prison Life For Suspected Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

During an interview with the FBI after his capture, Tsarnaev reportedly "reaffirmed his commitment to jihad and expressed hope that his actions would inspire others to engage in violent jihad," the government said in a memo cited by Tsarnaev's lawyers.<p>His lawyers are now saying in a memo that the …

5 Ways To Keep Married Sex Exciting

<i>By Mary Jo Rapini for YourTango.com</i><p>Current television programs, magazine articles, movies and music don't represent marriage very well. The area they do the worst job covering is married sex. In many ways, even though most of the single people I know want to get married, the marriage rate has gone …

A Porn Star’s Letter to Her Unborn Son

Aurora Snow tells her unborn son why she chose to join the adult film industry—and have her own children.<p>I was at the doctor’'s office lying flat on …

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U.S. Postal Service Owes Nearly $685,000 in Lawsuit Over Stamp

For most people, a stamp is worth a few dimes. For Frank Gaylord, however, it’s worth $684,844.<p>Sev­en years ago, the sculptor filed a law­suit …

Ohio plans to use last lethal injection on killer who shot policeman

Ohio is planning to using its last lethal injection on a white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage<p>Harry Mitts Jr., 61, was scheduled to die Wednesday at a state prison after years of acknowledging his crimes and saying he's …

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Are Tenured Professors Really Worse Teachers? A Lit Review

The answer is complicated. But research shows that by replacing them with low-paid adjuncts, colleges could be hurting students.<p>Earlier this month, a team of researchers at Northwestern University, including its president, Morton Schapiro, released a paper titled, "Are Tenured Professors Better …

Apple Maps leads drivers onto Alaska airport taxiway

According to Apple Maps, it's 3,550 miles from my house to the Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska. It will take me 64 hours of non-stop driving to get there. Oh, and I'll need to drive down a taxiway used by airplanes to reach my destination.<p>According to the Alaska Dispatch, an iOS Maps app …

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California signs law raising minimum wage to $10/hour by 2016

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Lorne Michaels on The 1970s and The Birth of Saturday Night Live

The 70s began for me in 1975—on April 1, 1975, to be exact. That was the day I signed on to move to New York and begin work on a new late-night comedy/variety series for NBC. And it was going to be live. As it turns out, April Fools’ Day is the right day to start work on something like that.<p>The …

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Terror Beyond Westgate

Just a few hours into the gruesome terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall, on Saturday, the Shabaab, Somalia’s Al Qaeda wannabe affiliate, assumed credit, calling its kill-team’s targeting of dozens of innocent shoppers “an act of justice.” Sixty-seven people were killed, along with five …