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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> The protests in Baltimore related to the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, have spread to New York City.<p><b>2.</b> The death toll from the Nepal earthquake has climbed above 5,500, while rescuers face difficultly reaching victims because of the vast size of the …

Devastation in Nepal

The disaster has claimed over 2,400 lives and destroyed much of the country's cultural heritage.<p>Updated April 27, 2015, 11:25 a.m.<p>Nepalis are moving to recover, rescue, and survive as aftershocks from Saturday's powerful earthquake rattle the country. Helicopters are searching for survivors on …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is set to announce its earnings today.</b> Analysts are expecting $56 billion in revenue and sales of 58.1 million iPhones.<p><b>2. Nokia has denied that it's returning to manufacturing phones.</b> It has reiterated that it has no plans to create or sell mobile phones.<p><b>3. Tesla's website and Twitter</b> …

Meet the doctor who is convinced he will live to 150

Medical advancements mean that life expectancy is now far greater than we believe, an ageing expert has claimed<p>An anti-ageing expert is convinced he will live until he is 150 and claims healthy Brits will live far longer than they expect.<p>Dr Alex Zhavoronkov, director of the UK-based Biogerontology …

Childbirth

How to Create Faux Fog in Photoshop in 4 Easy Steps

While I strongly prefer adding creative touches to my photos with physical tricks and effects — such as using dry ice for fog — sometimes I do need …

Experts Say the Apple Watch Is Doomed to Fail

At least if Apple refuses to sell it in more mainstream outlets.<p>When Pharrell Williams posted an Instagram video of his Apple Watch, the Internet loved it. But when Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, confirmed the watch, which went on sale Friday, will not be sold in Apple's own stores before …

Smartwatches

Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there -- if only so that when people ask me, "Where should I go for …

Abandoned Water Tank Transformed into Spectacular Graffiti Amphitheater

With graffiti artist Christina Angelina's creative touch, an abandoned water tower in the California desert has become a spectacular amphitheater covered in gorgeous murals of women's faces. The artist collaborated with Ease One and worked night and day to blanket the walls with the dramatic, …

Murals

7 Secrets to Creating a Signature Look

Here's how your style can give you energy and confidence to tackle anything.<p>I once had a very open conversation with a stylist friend who wanted to put his client in Donna Karan New York for a movie premiere. Celeb X wanted to be fresh, relatable, all-American. "That's why we're not putting her in …

Ryan Reynolds Announces ‘Deadpool’ Is Halfway Finished

Ever the social media-happy actor, Ryan Reynolds announced on Twitter that <i>Deadpool</i> is halfway done! That’s right, folks. Marvel’s favorite anti-hero is finally getting his own film, and production in Vancouver is almost finished.<p>Rather than just giving us a simple message about the film’s status, …

Iran convoy turns away from Yemen, U.S. ship returns to Gulf

WASHINGTON — The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has returned to the Persian Gulf after several days shadowing a convoy of Iranian vessels suspected of carrying arms to war-torn Yemen.<p>The Roosevelt passed through the Strait of Hormuz to the Persian Gulf on Friday, the Navy announced …

Middle East

21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

Flavors

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Bruce Jenner reveals that he is a Republican

"I am a woman."<p>On Friday, 65-year-old Olympian Bruce Jenner definitively answered a number of questions regarding his gender identity in a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer for a special edition of 20/20, called "Bruce Jenner: The Interview."<p>As reactions and messages of love and support came in …

The most interesting men in the world

This Dos Equis-drinking gent is only a fantasy, but in real life, people like him exist — and we found 20 of them.

The 44 best restaurants in America

We combined five noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of the best restaurants in the country.<p>We gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on how many lists the restaurant appeared on and how high it appeared on lists that were …