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Queen Rania's Style Just Keeps Getting Better (PHOTOS)

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder -- and we've confirmed this adage after a serious lack of Queen Rania appearances. So when she accompanied her husband King Abdullah II of Jordan to a recent appearance at the Vatican, we thought to revisit her classic style sensibilities.<p>Rania has …

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.<p><b>Like it? Share it!</b>

7 Inspiring Quotes From Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud

With so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. …

Why All Marriage Should Be Declared Unconstitutional and What It Should Be Replaced With

The argument for matrimony goes along these lines: marriage is a fundamental human right that encourages the establishment of stable partnerships and families. The state has an interest in recognizing these unions as a stabilizing economic and social force, conducive to "the pursuit of happiness" …

The Morning After Pill May Soon Be Over the Counter

Back in 2011, the FDA planned to make emergency contraception available OTC for women of all ages, but that recommendation was overturned by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. In his decision today, Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of Eastern New York wrote that those …

As you think about how you can begin to embrace the entrepreneurial attitude more actively, here are 12 things you must actively do – at all times – in order to convert ideas into reality: http://bit.ly/YqNYA3

How The Owner Of BabyCakes Came To Dominate The Gluten-Free Market

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>Erin McKenna had three vegan cupcake recipes, no business background and hardly any money when she signed a lease for her bakery BabyCakes in the up-and-coming Lower East Side neighborhood in Manhattan.<p>BabyCakes has been making gluten-free, wheat-free, vegan, and kosher cupcakes, …

5 Philosophies To Keep Creative Minds Clicking

Creativity is tough to come by, so we want to make sure it flows as easily as possible. LifeKraze CEO Ben Wagner explains a few of his team’s secrets for keeping those inspired juices flowing.<p>The LifeKraze team consists of software developers and designers working alongside sales and biz dev, so …

£13,000 cost of retiring at wrong time

Delaying retirement by even a few months could make a huge difference to your pension income.<p>What a difference eight months make. Someone retiring in January 2013, rather than in May last year, could be more than £13,000 better off every single year for the rest of their lives despite having saved …

Retirement

The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has been challenged to prove that he can fulfil his claim that he could live on £53 a week in benefits. Defending the vast array of welfare reforms being introduced this week as part of the government's deficit reduction programme, Duncan Smith was asked on BBC Radio 4 whether he could survive on £53 a week. "If I had to I would, "Duncan Smith replied. His claim prompted an online petition calling on him to prove it that chalked up 25,000 signatures in its first day. http://gu.com/p/3ezng/tw?CMP=SOCNETTXT6966

The 50 best-dressed over-50s – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2013/mar/29/50-best-dressed-over-50s<p>720<p>It's easy to look fabulous when you're young and beautiful. But add …

Fashion video sparks outrage amid prostitution allegations

The French fashion house Louis Vuitton has been accused of glamorising prostitution in an advertising campaign video to showcase the label's …

11 Companies Not Afraid To Proudly Support Gay Marriage (PHOTOS)

So maybe millions of Americans and quite a few politicians remain confused by or firmly against the idea of gay marriage. At least these 10 companies couldn't be more clear about where they stand on the issue of equality for all:<p><b>Budweiser</b><p><b>Absolut</b><p><b>Target</b><p><b>JCPenney</b><p><b>Kenneth</b> …

Leadership Rule No. 1: Epitomize Your Company Culture | Inc.com

The definition of company culture varies dramatically from leader to leader. Some see it as the extent to which employees are engaged in their work. Others view it as how well the company has defined--and employees live according to--core values. Yet others describe it as the feeling you get when …

Leadership

5 Social Media Mistakes That Mess With Your Career

<b>Mistake #1: You don’t know your company’s policy</b> More businesses are adding social media stipulations to their employee handbooks, says Mike Haberman, human resources consultant for Omega HR Solutions. So now might be a good time to actually read all that paperwork you received when you were hired. …

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward …

Learning Curves: 14 Divorce Lessons Every Divorcee Should Know

When I left my husband, nothing could prepare me for what I faced next: nasty rumors, money issues, a vengeful ex, romantic feelings for someone I did not expect and an overwhelming sense of grief. Divorce was new and frightening, and something I didn't know how to deal with emotionally. I was off …

'Do men have what it takes to lead?'

Screenshot from NYTimes.com<p>Bloggers were up in arms on Wednesday after The New York Times published an article with the headline "Do Women Have What it Takes to Lead?" According to the section's editor, the intent was to start a discussion about gender stereotypes and leadership. However, many …

Citizen Journalism

John Legend And 9 Other Famous Men Who Support Women

In case you needed another reason to love the ever-charming (and attractive) John Legend, here you go: He recently made some pretty awesome comments about women.<p>On March 26th, Legend announced that he would be performing in a concert to raise money for Chime for Change, an organization working to …

In a Million Years, Would You Ever Shave Your Head for a Cause? (Singer Jessie J and This Beauty PR Girl Just Did!)

Apparently it was a big shave-your-head-for-charity weekend. As you may have read, singer Jessie J shaved her head on live TV for the Comic Relief fund-raiser in the U.K. Here's the dramatic photo she tweeted out right afterward.<p>But lest you think only a celeb would dare do something so bold for a …

6 Absolutely Ludicrous Reasons Men Prefer Brunettes

These women both <i>look</i> great, but one is a bad cook who's shallow. Apparently.<p>Maybe as a lifelong non-blond I should be flattered by this recent survey that men prefer brunettes to blonds when it comes to love and marriage, but their reasoning is so suspect I can't help but laugh.<p>According to a …

Temporary Tattoos: Totally Safe, Right? Um, Maybe Not

The FDA is a little concerned about temporary henna tattoos—mostly because some of them may not be henna. And they might not be so temporary either!<p>Some henna tattoos use a certain type of "black henna" that's led to a big increase in "severe and long-lasting" allergic reactions including "redness, …

The Rules of Hating the Other Woman (Yes, There Are Rules)

1. You are allowed to hate the other woman on the day you find out about her. It might not be rational, or fair, or feminist, but you just got cheated on. You can hate EVERYONE today. Talk crap about a woman you don't even know to your friends and imagine drop-kicking her while you burn off some …

5 Bad Habits Men Have in Bed

Some may say that having bad sex is like eating pizza—even if it's bad, it's still pretty good. I respectfully disagree. Really, bad sex is like sitting through a long, terrible movie, coming to the realization that the preview was the best part, and wondering if there's some way you can sneak out …

If I See These 11 Phrases in Another Online Dating Profile, I'm Going to Lose It!

We often commiserate over online dating horror stories—the bad messages, the guy who just wants to see if you can hook him up with your sister, <i>the fake profile of a person who doesn't even exist</i>—but the most soul-sucking thing about online dating is how friggin' repetitive it is. All men are not …

Beyoncé to Headline Chime for Change Concert

Photo: Chime for Change<p>Chime for Change, a global campaign that aims to raise funds and awareness for women's empowerment, has some pretty powerful backers: Gucci's Frida Giannini, Beyoncé Knowles, and Salma Hayek. Now, Knowles's involvement will benefit Bey fans—she is set to headline a live …