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The 12 Biggest Health Trends Of 2017, Ranked

Sunrise alarm clocks, cooling sheets, the Whole30 diet, and more. Plus, which trends are bound to stick around through 2018.<p>It seems like the year 2017 has come and (almost) gone in the blink of an eye. And in that year, wellness trends took a turn for the creative.<p><b>MORE:</b> The Worst New Year's …

Health

The Friday Night Lights effect

Allen High School’s football team has transformed this once-small Texas town<p>In a state that often boasts about size, no town does big bigger than Allen, Texas.<p>A suburb northeast of Dallas, Allen is home to the state’s largest high school, both in terms of enrollment (6,664teenagers) and campus size …

College & University

Prepping for the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival: Pictures

Winter Olympics

Daisy Ridley of 'Star Wars' on Insta-Bullies, Disney Execs, and Living Up to Rey

Daisy Ridley enters the tiny Montreal vegan sushi joint with a singsongy “<i>Bonjour</i>!”—she’s learning French while in town filming an adaptation of the dystopian YA trilogy <i>Chaos Walking</i>. So far she’s mastered key phrases necessary for a meal. A cheerful “<i>excusez-moi</i>” gets a grin from the young waiter …

Daisy Ridley

The Little Parts of a Basketball Game Are What Make the NBA So Fun

The first person in my neighborhood growing up who had a basketball hoop was this boy named Barry who lived across the street from me. His dad put it …

Basketball

13 Yummy Christmas Cookies from Around the World

Heaping plates of Christmas cookies are basically synonymous with the holidays. It seems that nearly every country around the globe has their own variation of the holiday classic. In fact, some of these regions have been making a version for hundreds of years. If you’re looking for a way to …

Dessert

The 9 words that defined 2017

From fidget spinners to feminism, 2017 was a year unlike any other.<p>And although it's hard to find a single word to sum up the entire year, there are certain words that popped up time and time again, shaping the way we talk about current events and enriching our conversations.<p>Several dictionaries …

Language

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has died

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a champion of housing, civil rights and immigration issues, died Tuesday at 65, his office said in a brief statement issued to local news media.<p>“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 …

San Francisco

Inside Trump’s legal team: Trying to protect the president from Mueller’s ‘killers’

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team of a dozen-plus lawyers and investigators have proven stealthy in their wide-ranging Russia probe. They have surprised the White House with one indictment after another, and summoned President Trump’s confidants for lengthy interviews. In the case …

Donald Trump

How to Be Honest When the Truth Feels Risky

If we’re being honest, I lie all the time. I lie about why I’m late, why I’m bailing, where I’m going, what I was doing when I didn’t pick up the …

Relationships

Boston. Racism. Image. Reality: The Spotlight team takes on our hardest question

Google the phrase “Most racist city,” and Boston pops up more than any other place, time and time again.<p>It may be easy to write that off as a …

Democrats

Why having white teeth doesn’t mean they are healthy

Having gleaming white teeth might look more attractive, it doesn’t mean they are in better condition.<p>Most of us would like to have a gleaming white smile, filled with teeth that would make a Hollywood actor proud. Studies show that 18-52% of people are dissatisfied with the colour of their teeth.<p>In …

Beauty

The Predictions Are In—These Are the Biggest Home Décor Trends of 2018

While we may want our homes to feel timeless and our décor to last forever, there's no denying that trends play a large role in our decorating …

Home Decorating

This Is How Steve Bannon And Breitbart Tried To Sabotage Twitter

For more than a year before he became Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Steve Bannon sought to wage war against Twitter, tasking Milo Yiannopoulos and other Breitbart News employees to look into editorial, financial, and legal ways they could harm the Jack Dorsey–led social network.<p><b>Steve Bannon and</b> …

Steve Bannon

The Subway Girls of Decades Past

There was a time when certain sexist mores were accepted as normal: needing a husband’s permission to work after getting married, oppressive Ozzie and Harriet gender roles, and contraptions like sanitary belts. Today, many of those customs—though they may make us cringe—seem almost quaint and …

Feminism

Five years after Sandy Hook, U.S. gun-control advocates switch strategy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates who are disappointed with the failure of efforts to limit access to firearms are changing their strategy.<p>Instead of pressuring lawmakers to push new gun-control measures …

Gun Control

A Timeline Of Plot Twists And Bombshells: How We Got To Election Day In Alabama

Alabamians head to the polls Tuesday to vote for their next U.S. senator. For some, it will be the third time this year they've cast a ballot to determine who will assume the seat recently occupied by current Attorney General Jeff Sessions for two decades.<p>The circuitous path to get to this point …

Elections

Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the year of the #MeToo movement, it's no surprise that Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism."<p>Merriam-Webster said "feminism" was the most looked-up word in its online dictionary, with the term generating 70% more searches than last year.<p>Those spikes in …

Feminism

2017 Who What Wear Street Style Awards

Street Style

In Praise of the ‘Career Romance’

For many years now, I’ve collected Career Romances, books published from the 1940s to the 1960s with titles like “Aerospace Nurse,” “Weddings by Gwen,” “Jinny Williams: Library Assistant” and “Hostess in the Sky.” Written for young women to educate them about different industries, they’re as …

Careers

‘Our Institutions Are Protecting Predators’

Kirsten Gillibrand made sexual assault her defining issue long before it was politically safe. Now, reality is catching up.<p>The Washington sky was darkening outside her window, and Kirsten Gillibrand slumped down in her chair. It had been a long day. In the morning, the New York senator hosted a …

Kirsten Gillibrand

The 20 Coolest Christmas Songs For An Alternative Yule

So this is Christmas? As we’re knee-deep in Yuletide adverts, Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ …

Christmas

How Kendrick Lamar Became the Defining Hip-Hop Artist of His Generation

“What is a hit record?” Kendrick Lamar asks, reclining on a couch at Milk Studios in Hollywood after his hours-long photo shoot.<p>There’s a certain …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018

This new year, kiss your inefficient and time wasting habits goodbye.<p>As 2018 gets closer, many professionals focus on what they can do better next year. Increasing productivity at work is a common New Year's resolution, as there is almost always room to improve anyone's practices.<p>To help you get …

Productivity

Young Americans

Opener, From left: Joseph Ramirez, Vanessa Rodriguez, Gerardo De Loera, Juan Belman, and Jessica Chavez.<p>The young prosecutor approached the bench, …

Immigration