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8 Fresh Design Details You Haven't Tried Yet (But You Totally Should!)

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Ask Your Partner These Questions Before You Buy a Home

Inspections, closing costs, and loans—oh my! Buying a home is one of the most stressful experiences a couple can share. With so many variables to …

A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient U.S. Care for Mothers and Babies

In Great Britain, midwives deliver half of all babies, including Kate Middleton’s first two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In …

Pregnancy

Census Rushes to Respond to Request to Add Citizenship Question

The Census Bureau is scrambling to respond to a last-minute request by the Justice Department to add a question on citizenship status to the 2020 …

Civil Rights

The Best Electric Toothbrush

To find the best electric toothbrush, we put in almost 100 total hours of research, interviewing experts, evaluating every model on the market, and …

41 Insanely Innovative Products On Amazon Trending With Millennials

There’s nothing millennials love more than some instant gratification — think: full seasons of television shows always available, the answer to …

VA kills plan to cut homeless-vet program after outcry

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has killed a plan to shift money from a major homelessness program in response to a wave of protest from veterans' advocates, who said the move would aggravate conditions for chronically ill and vulnerable vets.<p>Advocates for veterans, state officials and …

Homelessness

48 Gifts That Literally Everyone Will Want

♫ All I want for Christmas is *everything on this list* ♫<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b><p><i>The reviews for this post have</i> …

Jury In San Francisco Finds Accused Killer Of Kate Steinle Not Guilty Of Murder

<b>Updated at 11:45 p.m. ET</b><p>A jury in San Francisco has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a homeless undocumented Mexican immigrant, not guilty of murder in the death of 32-year-old Kate Steinle two years ago in a case that became a flashpoint in the national debate on illegal immigration.<p>As a …

Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north of Los Angeles. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life.<p>The …

Crime

Leonardo da Vinci Painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ Smashes Records With $450.3 Million Sale

The rediscovered portrait of Jesus Christ becomes most expensive work of art ever sold<p>Leonardo da Vinci’s rediscovered portrait of Jesus Christ sold at auction for $450.3 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.<p>Christie’s auction house didn’t identify the winning bidder of the …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient's DNA

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare …

Medicine

'General Hospital' Was 'The Dope' In Prison — And Kept Him Out Of Trouble

<i>Chris Scott spent 13 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.</i><p><i>Before his time in jail, he led a quiet, domestic life with his two sons and his girlfriend.</i><p><i>Then his life became a nightmare. Scott constantly worried for his safety. He learned to cope in prison, but he knew he had to stay out of</i> …

What the heck is a 'Pittsburgh potty' and why is it in your basement?

Maybe you remember seeing one of these at your grandparents' house as a child — or maybe one even exists in your own home, curiously sitting in the basement.<p>We're talking about the so-called Pittsburgh potty, a mysterious amenity found in the basements of some older houses. There are no walls for …

Principal loses bet with students — and spends night on school roof

Sometimes a good night’s sleep is overrated, especially when you’re a principal who just helped raise $20,000 for his school.<p>Steven Vercellino, principal of Forest Elementary School, always adds a fun twist to the school’s annual fundraiser. This year he promised to spend a night on the school’s …

Trick-Or-Treating

Ex-Obama officials begin health insurance sign-up campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year …

Russell Brand has the most genius hack for handling anger

British comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand is one of the most self-aware people, famous or otherwise, you're likely to ever encounter. He turns a morning interview into a quick meditation session. Without a single om.<p>"Meditation is your negotiation with your feelings that you want to think …

San Juan mayor lambastes Trump's 'insulting' visit to Puerto Rico

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, strongly denounced Donald Trump Tuesday night after the president visited the island, calling him the “miscommunicator in chief” and “insulting.”<p>“He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico,” Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Tuesday night on MSNBC hours after …

Donald Trump

In Pakistan's coal rush, some women drivers break cultural barriers

ISLAMKOT, Pakistan (Reuters) - As Pakistan bets on cheap coal in the Thar desert to resolve its energy crisis, a select group of women is eyeing a road out of poverty by snapping up truck-driving jobs that once only went to men.<p>Such work is seen as life-changing in this dusty southern region …

Sleepy? You're taking a health risk if you fight with your spouse

That fight you had with your spouse after another night of too little sleep could set you up for big health problems down the road — unless you argue in a kind, compassionate way.<p>When both partners sleep less, they’re more likely to become hostile; if they then fight, they’re more vulnerable to …

MLB umpire saves woman from jumping off bridge near stadium

Whenever Major League Baseball umpire John Tumpane is in Pittsburgh to work a Pirates game, he crosses the Roberto Clemente Bridge on his way to get lunch or while on a run.<p>On Wednesday afternoon, Tumpane took his usual route. And today, a woman is alive because of it.<p>Tumpane, 34, was crossing the …

There's A New Way to Use Meditation to Reshape Your Brain

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Q&A With The 'Sassy' Teacher Of The Year About That Fan And Going Viral

As far as standard photo op images go — the kind where one has 10 seconds to hit a mark, smile and pose — this one is definitely memorable.<p>Rhode Island teacher Nikos Giannopoulos is holding a delicate black lace fan while wearing a rainbow LGBTQ pin on a blue print jacket, a silver and gold …

Minnesota City To Dismiss Officer Acquitted In Shooting Of Philando Castile

The city of St. Anthony released a statement on Friday that police officer Jeronimo Yanez will be dismissed after he was acquitted in the shooting death of a black driver nearly a year ago.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>Not guilty - that's the verdict today in the trial of a Minnesota police officer …

Heartbeat Music: Parents Remember Their Son Through His Song Of Life

Nate Kramer was a tall, quiet college swimmer when he was diagnosed with leukemia. His dad, Vince, says it was the beginning of four difficult years.<p>Nate battled through chemotherapy, a fungal infection of the sinuses, 30 operations, bone marrow transplants, a lung infection and the removal of his …

Jimi Hendrix

Mini taco bites, ice cream sandwiches and more easy Ritz cracker treats

<i>This post was created with our sponsor Ritz.</i><p>Lifestyle expert and food blogger Alejandra Ramos of Always Order Dessert joins the TODAY Food team to share her favorite ways to turn crisp, buttery Ritz crackers into quick, easy and tasty snacks.<p>She shows us how to make mini taco bites, bite-sized ice …

Bye-bye, bikinis! How 1 brand is making swimsuits you can move in

Oh, to be a kid again in the summer — splashing around the pool, practicing cartwheels on the sand, riding bikes by the boardwalk without a care in the world. When you grow up, it can sometimes feel like those once-active summer days are long gone.<p>But one swimwear brand is setting out to change …

Clothing

Photos of Indiana woman helping blind Cubs fan hail a cab go viral

No good deed goes unnoticed. One woman’s selfless act of kindness went viral after an onlooker shared photos of her helping a blind man hail a cab after a Chicago Cubs game.<p>“Wanted to give a shout-out to this girl,” Chicago resident Ryan Hamilton wrote on Facebook. “No idea who she is, but we are …

Trump’s Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist Is Not a Scientist

The USDA’s research section studies everything from climate change to nutrition. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, its leader is supposed to serve as the …

Iowa

This hugging pup is spreading joy on the streets of New York City

Who doesn't love a good hug?<p>If you're ever in New York City, you should try to get one from Louboutina, a friendly golden retriever who's famous for her warm embraces and firm handshakes, and a rising star on social media. Maybe you've even seen her in action: posing with strangers on the city …

Pets