Christen McDonald

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Ara and Robert Hunt Give a Formerly Homeless Teen a Forever Home and Reunite Lost Siblings

When a social worker asked Robert and Ara Hunt if they wanted to meet the homeless 18-year-old biological sibling to their adoptive daughter Shyann, …

New Video of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls: Boko Haram Leader Will Swap Girls for Prisoners

In a first purported sighting of the victims, a 27-minute video was released Monday by Boko Haram, the terror group claiming responsibility for the …

Party Monster Killer Michael Alig: I Feel Guilty Being Alive

Party monster Michael Alig’s release from prison on May 5 outraged many of his detractors. And a video that hit the Internet showing him celebrating …

Hugh Jackman Speaks Out About His Skin Cancer

With a second bout of skin cancer under his belt, Hugh Jackman isn’t messing around.<p>At Saturday’s global premiere of <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i> in New …

How Cyberbullying Is Making Sexual Assault on College Campuses Even Worse

As Dartmouth makes efforts to combat sexual assault, posts on an anonymous online forum have students terrified.<p>Less than two months ago, a commenter on an anonymous online forum threatened to gang-bang me at a fraternity house. "Is the Cosmo writer actually coming to Dartmouth?" the poster wrote …

19 Things I Wish I'd Known About Money When I Was Younger

Let's face it, nobody REALLY knows how to #DoMoney. All we can do is muddle through and learn from experience. Here are some financial hacks for your early 20s that I learned the hard way.<p><b>1. It's better to wait and splurge than go for cheap, instant gratification.</b> Get that well-tailored black …

Elizabeth Smart on the Kidnapped Nigerian Girls: "It Makes Me Sick"

When Elizabeth Smart was 14, she was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah, and held for nine months. Her kidnapping and rescue made national headlines, and lurid details of Smart's ordeal trickled into news stories. But rather than letting the media set her narrative, Smart showed up …

How My Wife Transformed Into a Mother Before My Eyes

A husband's brief account of the ordinary, extraordinary journey no man will ever make.<p>One month ago today, my wife changed our lives forever by delivering our first child into my hands in an inflatable tub in our little house on Flathead Lake. I'd had nine months to wrap my head around becoming a …

The Breakout Star of the Dude-Centric Neighbors Is a Woman

Rose Byrne: comedy gold.<p><i>Neighbors</i> certainly sounds like a bro movie: New dad Mac (Seth Rogen) faces off against buff fraternity president Teddy (Zac Efron) when Teddy's party-hearty Delta Psi chapter moves in next door. But despite boasting an ensemble of male comedians (including Dave Franco and …

12 Memoirs That Will Get You Through Anything

Memoirs provide a sense of intimacy that no other type of book can, as they reveal the personal and sometimes painful experiences of the people who actually went through them. Each of these 12 must-read memoirs was written by a woman with an important story to tell, whether it's about loss, …

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