Maura Weadick

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U.S. Veteran Freed From N. Korea Says 'Confession' Was Coerced

The 85-year-old U.S. veteran who was detained by North Korea for weeks, before being released, says the "confession" that he read and was aired on state television was coerced.<p>The AP and Reuters obtained a written statement from Merrill Newman in which he says North Korean authorities may have …

Brazil's child sex trade soars as 2014 World Cup nears

A tiny figure in minuscule white shorts and a pink strapless top leans against a metal fence outside a school in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, north-east Brazil.<p>She has gloss-coated lips, and her yellow headband, holding back long hair, glows in the lamplight along Juscelino Kubitschek …

Central African Republic violence: US to fly in peacekeepers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1035000/1035445_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700128_f090fe85177942ec25f041b6e7309e5d<p><b>The US is to help fly African Union peacekeeping troops into the Central African Republic (CAR), officials say.</b><p>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has …

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

American Music Awards Red Carpet 2013 Is... Interesting (PHOTOS)

The Oscars they were not.<p>The American Music Awards hit Los Angeles on Sunday night and brought with them a slew of loud, statement-making dresses. Jennifer Hudson tried out a bright orange "mullet dress" by Christian Dior, while Heidi Klum vamped it up in an intricate black lace cutout fringe gown …

Our 17 Best Shopping Secrets for Discount Clothing

Sharing is caring. And also creating more competition.<p>Who said wearing designer meant you had to spend hundreds? We've rounded up 17 of the best discount and resale shopping websites so you can look a million bucks—without spending nearly that much.

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The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Is It How We Eat That Holds Us Back?

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza.<p>You eat tons of vegetables, organic high-quality protein, fruit, whole grains, and everything else you've been told is …

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The Fastest Way To Learn Serious Beauty Skills

Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh. Designed by Katelyn Kappel.<p>At R29, we're often in awe of beauty pros — the hairstylists, manicurists, and makeup …

Holiday gift guide 2013: What's hot on Pinterest

<i>See all of our 2013 Holiday gift guides right here -- and let us help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!</i><p>Pinterest is the ultimate …

Rite Aid Steps Up Its Beauty Game With Premium Makeup Brands

We'll proudly admit that we're major drugstore beauty junkies, which makes today practically a cause for celebration. Rite Aid is stepping up its makeup game, Women's Wear Daily reports, incorporating a selection of premium beauty brands in a special section called Beauty Vision.<p>The curated …

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 …

CBS Is Forced To Issue A Correction To Its Bombshell Report On Benghazi

CBS issued a tersely written statement Thursday night that said the network was looking into whether it was misled by Morgan Jones (a pseudonym), the star source in the recent segment.<p>The full statement:<p>60 Minutes has learned of new information that undercuts the account told to us by Morgan Jones …

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The Beauty Products New Yorkers Swear By

They don't call New York the "concrete jungle" for nothing. Pounding the pavement in sky-high heels and hailing taxi cabs in scorching heat or freezing temps takes a toll on those who call this city home. But somehow they still manage to look beautiful in the midst of the hustle and bustle.<p>So we …

Lampedusa boat tragedy: Migrants 'raped and tortured'

<b>People traffickers tortured and raped African migrants whose boat later sank off Lampedusa with the loss of more than 360 lives, Italian police say.</b><p>The police have arrested a Somali man on Lampedusa accused of committing crimes with the armed gang.<p>Most of the victims on 3 October were Eritreans and …

8 Surprising Trans-Fatty Foods Affected By The Ban — Farewell Guilty Pleasures!

Yesterday’s news that the Food and Drug Administration plans to ban trans fats was a big deal around the R29 offices. Lower risk of heart disease? …

Why Robyn Lawley's Cosmo Australia Swim Shoot Is Important

Frankly, we don't even want to use the P-word to describe Robyn Lawley's latest swimsuit editorial for <i>Cosmo</i> Australia. It's not that <i>plus-size</i> is a …

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.<p><b>King Tutankhamun was just a teenager when he died. For an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, presumably well fed and fiercely protected, this was a premature demise.</b><p>It was also momentous, for his death meant the beginning of the …

Present Cake

"This is the ultimate, ultimate list of my Favorite Things," says Oprah. Why? Because no matter who's on your holiday list, you'll find everything …

Dessert

UN passes new resolution on women's role in peace processes

A new UN resolution to reiterate the importance of women's involvement in conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building has been passed by the security council.<p>Resolution 2122, unanimously adopted on Friday, puts in place a roadmap for "a more systematic approach to the implementation of …

Much Earlier Split for Neanderthals, Humans?

Study challenges thinking on last common ancestor of Neanderthals, humans.<p><b>In the ranks of prehistoric humans, Neanderthals were our closest relatives.</b><p>We were so close, in fact, that our species interbred with theirs. Tracing back our lineages, there must have been a last common ancestor of <i>Homo</i> …

Barack Obama calls François Hollande following NSA revelations in France

The White House conceded on Monday that revelations about how its intelligence agencies have intercepted enormous amounts of French phone traffic raised "legitimate questions for our friends and allies".<p>In a statement released after a phone call between Barack Obama and his counterpart, François …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

July 2012

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …