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Tinashe speaks out against music industry racism

Tinashe has hit out at music industry racism in a new interview with xoNecole magazine. The “2 On” singer – and current <i>Dazed</i> cover star – opened up about the difficulties many black artists face when trying to break into the business, as well as the media’s counterproductive tendency to pit women …

BlackGirl

The Achiever, the Peacemaker and the Life of the Party: How Birth Order Affects Personality

You're going on a family road trip with your adult siblings. Which of these three scenarios sounds most like you?<p>1. You've been planning it for weeks, secured the hotel rooms, made restaurant reservations, had the car's oil changed and have a tank full of gas -- and you've mapped out rest stops …

Justin Bieber Jail Video Released by Police

Justin Bieber went to jail after being arrested on suspicion of DUI last month in Miami and now we know exactly what the ordeal looked like.<p>Miami …

The Mysterious Case of Elisa Lam

There are mysteries that are so eerie and strange that they boggle the mind for days on end. The case of Elisa Lam is one of them. In February 2013, …

Man Successfully Sues Wife Over Ugly Children

A Chinese man divorced and then sued his ex-wife for giving birth to what he called an extremely ugly baby girl, the Irish Times reported.<p>Initially,</b> …

Family Living in New House Discovers Stranger Living Inside Walls

Most people believe that they are safe inside their own homes. This story just proves, though, that even that is rarely true. Two boys were playing …

Stupid Giant Panda Bear Falls on Stupid Face in Snowstorm

What is with panda bears falling on their faces? Earlier this week, Da Mao, a giant panda bear at the Toronto Zoo, tried to walk through a snowstorm. …

Hijacked Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Turkey

Friday afternoon, a man claiming to have a bomb reportedly tried to hijack a Turkey-bound Pegasus Airlines flight from the Ukraine to Sochi, where …

The Shame of America's Long-Term Unemployment Crisis

Washington is failing the long-term unemployed. And it's mostly the GOP's fault.<p>Politics is complicated until it isn't. Like today, when a Republican filibuster blocked a vote to extend jobless benefits for millions of Americans who have been out of work for more than six months. There is a …

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier—as I’m sure most …

Happiness

Exonerations Are on the Rise. Justice Is Not.

Last year, at least 87 Americans locked in prison were exonerated. That's the highest annual figure in the past 25 years. We seem to have a …

Trends

​Who Wants to Remember Bill Cosby's Multiple Sex-Assault Accusations?

The thing about Dylan Farrow's open letter accusing her father, Woody Allen, of sexual abuse is: There was not much really new about it. It was new …

Bill Cosby

Naked Man Shot to Death After Eating Teen's Face, Assaulting Cop

A naked man with "superhuman strength" was shot to death Tuesday night after assaulting a former police officer and biting part of a teenager's face …

Men Talk About Being Unemployed in Their Prime

"More than one in six men ages 25 to 54, prime working years, don't have jobs—a total of 10.4 million." That portion of the male population has …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

THE MYSTERIOUS FORCE BEHIND THE WEST

For good and ill, one force above all has made the West what it is. The force is Christianity. But it is not what we think it is. This strangest of all religions has two very different sides. One is wonderful beyond measure. The other has caused untold misery and nearly destroyed the world. …

Here is the most accurate and detailed explanation of Amazon's business model that you are likely to read this year. "Amazon has boundless ambition. It wants to eat global retail."

Here is the most accurate and detailed explanation of Amazon's business model that you are likely to read this year. "Amazon has boundless ambition. …

Man Who Set Home on Fire with Burning Bible Blamed 'Homosexual Demon'

Police officers who responded to a call about an Oklahoma City man with a bloody face thrashing around his apartment arrived to find 22-year-old …

U.K. Man Arrested for Allegedly Hacking U.S. Defense Networks

A British hacker has been arrested on charges that he illegally accessed U.S. government computer networks, including the Missile Defense Agency and …

U.S. Army

Unlikely Multiple Sclerosis Pill On Track To Become Blockbuster

There aren't very many drugs that are also, essentially, industrial chemicals available in railroad-car volumes, pharmaceutical chemist Derek Lowe noted on his blog, In The Pipeline, this spring.<p>But there are a few. One is lithium carbonate, a staple of glassmaking and ceramic glazes and also the …

Haitian Cholera Strain Spreads To Mexico

A South Asian strain of cholera that was introduced into Haiti three years ago this month has now spread to this continent's mainland.<p>Mexico is the fourth Western Hemisphere country to experience the cholera outbreak. It's a disease that's very hard to stamp out once it gets into an area with poor …

Harbin Smog Crisis Highlights China’s Coal Problem

A thick layer of smog has enveloped one of China's major cities, nearly bringing it to a halt. Harbin's crisis is just the latest to spotlight the country's dependence on coal.<p><b>Choked with smog that shut down roads, schools, and its main airport, the city of Harbin (map) this week offered a striking</b> …

Survey: Third of Americans expect to work until they drop

You've heard the story about America's retirement crisis.<p>Young people don't save enough. Older people have to work longer. Public pension benefits are always on the verge of being slashed, and Social Security's future is anyone's guess.<p>And now it has come to this: In its annual retirement study of …

Retirement

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Silk Road's main competitor shuts down indefinitely

Black Market Reloaded, the digital black market that was the largest competitor to the recently busted Silk Road, just announced it's closing and refunding users' money. In order to deal with the influx of Silk Road refugees, Black Market Reloaded spun up some virtual private servers (VPS) hosted …

NFL players' brains at work show early signs of concussions' toll

Watching the brains of former football players at work on a demanding mental task, researchers believe they have identified an early warning sign of concussions' cumulative toll, and the cognitive trouble it may portend.<p>The study found only modest differences between the performance of 13 retired …

The Brain

Girls' arrests in Florida bullying case may mark turning point

Tough stance by Sheriff Grady Judd in the Rebecca Sedwick case may reflect a shift in how law enforcement reacts to cyber bullying.<p>October 17, 2013|By Ralph Vartabedian<p>Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest… (Calvin Knight, Associated…)<p>The unprecedented …

Edward Snowden denies taking secret files to Russia

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden said he did not bring any of the documents he took from the agency with him to Russia.<p>Mr Snowden told the New York Times he gave all the documents to journalists he met in Hong Kong before flying to Moscow and said he did not keep copies for …

Further Thoughts On Why BlackBerry's Failure Could Be Your Failure Too

It’s a year and a half now since I offered the view that RIM, the name we used to give to BlackBerry, was a busted flush in part because its new strategy was too narrow. Over the months that followed, the new CEO Thorsten Heins, made a really impressive attempt to make the company work. It didn’t, …

How to Stay Focused When Working on Your Goals Gets Boring

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like, "I start with good intentions, but I can't seem to maintain my consistency for a long period of time."<p>Or, they will say, "I struggle with mental endurance. I get started but …

Motivation