Erin Baumann

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Politicians must weigh the cost of tapping allies’ phones | Financial Times

All over Europe, government officials are doing their best interpretation of Captain Renault in the movie <i>Casablanca</i>, who declared himself “Shocked – …

Geopolitics

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Forecast: More female governors

2012 was a banner year for women in Congress, ushering in a record-high number of women to the House and Senate.<p>Next year may be an equally good year for female governors.<p>Thirty-six states will hold gubernatorial elections next year, and Democrats have top female recruits in at least five states …

Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare

UPDATE I re-reported a Fox News segment on Obamacare — it was appallingly easy to see how it misleads the audience<p>Eric Stern<p>October 18, 2013 10:15pm (UTC)<p>I happened to turn on the Hannity show on Fox News last Friday evening. “Average Americans are feeling the pain of Obamacare and the healthcare …

Elite police unit to probe former head of China's security services

President Xi Jinping puts prostitution-busting police chief in charge of secretive investigation into Zhou Yongkang<p>China's president has reportedly created a top-secret police unit to probe corruption allegations against the former head of China's security apparatus.<p>Xi Jinping has placed Fu …

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The Shrinking

Does the Middle East really matter anymore?<p>I’m just kidding. Of course the Middle East matters. Just look at the headlines: Not a day goes by without …

The Race War in Russia's Capital

MOSCOW — It’s been a sad Eid al-Adha this year for many of the Muslims living in Russia. On the eve of the holiday this year, police took to the …

The last king of Ireland: Country languishes 50 years after Kennedy’s visit

DUBLIN — Oscar Wilde still lounges, louche-like, on a boulder in Merrion Square. As always, the Liffey, a river crossed by bridges named for …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

An Antidote To The '90s Revival (If You're Not Into That Sort Of Thing)

Photo: Courtesy of Merle Norman.<p>We've been putting a lot of pressure on ourselves to wear this season's bold, dark lip flawlessly. And, while many …

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Connie Britton's ASOS Dress Is Wallet-Friendly (PHOTOS)

Connie Britton is proving herself to be a lady of the people. First, the famous blonde confessed to the simplest hair routine we've ever heard of... and now, she's shopping at one of our favorite budget-friendly stores.<p>At this week's "All Is Lost" premiere, Connie rocked a sleek black ASOS dress …

Charlie Hunnam Quits Fifty Shades. Who Will Play Christian Grey Now?

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages<p>Well, that was quick. <i>Sons of Anarchy</i> star Charlie Hunnam, who had signed on to play Christian Grey opposite Dakota Johnson's …

Out With The Old! How To Revive Your Stale Skin Care Routine For Fall

Photographed by Sunny Shokrae.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow.</i> …

Skin Care

3 Healthier Risotto Dishes

All the deliciousness of risotto—with extra health benefits stirred in<p>Nothing quite says <i>romantic fall dinner</i> like risotto, and chef Fabio Viviani, author of <i>Fabio's Italian Kitchen</i> and a former contestant on Bravo's <i>Top Chef</i>, knows how to make a mean one.<p>Great news: Now <i>you</i> can make three different …

JP Morgan is spending more on fines and lawyers than on employee salaries

JP Morgan devoted $9.3 billion to legal expenses last quarter, driving its net loss of $380 million. Its legal troubles took up 39% of its total revenue in the same period, by far the company’s largest single expense.<p>That’s right: The largest bank in the United States spends more money fighting and …

Finance

6 Eyebrow Fails and How to Fix Them

Eyebrow fails happen. Here’s how to survive them<p><i>By Jaclyn Sciara for Beauty High</i><p>Considering the fact that eyebrows are your face’s natural frame, how your eyebrows look can determine how the rest of your face looks. Sure, they can be fabulous, but they can also be a little stubborn, especially when …