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Alisyn Camerota: 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 29

The CNN anchor and author of Amanda Wakes Up reflects on the personal and professional lessons she's learned over the years.<p>Many people have asked if Amanda Gallo, the 29-year-old protagonist of my new novel, <i>Amanda Wakes Up</i>, is a thinly veiled version of me. The answer is yes and no. At 29, I was …

Love

Praise Be! The Best Gospel Songs Of All Time

You don’t have to be religious to be affected by the power of gospel music. After all, <b>it influenced soul and R&B music</b> – along with rock’n’roll …

Music

16 Common Wedding Traditions—And The Shocking History Behind Them

1 of 17<p>The Origins Behind These Wedding Traditions Are Wacky<p>2 of 17<p>The Origin of Bridesmaids<p>Advertisement<p>3 of 17<p>The Origin of the Wedding Cake<p>4 of …

Weddings

The Celebrity Effect: How Stars Increase a Property’s Profile and Add Air of Exclusivity

Star endorsements lead to publicity, but not necessarily a premium sales price<p>In the final days of last summer, Drake and Rihanna made waves when …

Real Estate

Five amazing natural phenomena that are harder to see than a total eclipse

Start planning your next trip.<p>That's a wrap on another total solar eclipse. And while the coincidental geometry and views of the phenomenon are certainly awe-inspiring, it's worth noting it's not <i>that</i> hard to see a total eclipse. Yes, it's a rare scenario—the last time the path of totality swept …

Total Eclipse

SpaceX just teased a chic new spacesuit

The world just got a glimpse of the suits astronauts may one day wear when they travel to the International Space Stationaboard a SpaceX craft.<p>Elon Musk -- the billionaire serial entrepreneur behind SpaceX -- shared a photo Wednesday of an astronaut wearing a crisp white suit with black paneling, …

Are period apps gender-inclusive? Not quite, but they're trying

Last month, the startup Clue tried an experiment.<p>"Help us evolve language around gender and menstrual health," the period-tracking app's account tweeted. "We're testing 'fem@le health' instead of 'female health' to be more inclusive of our whole audience: women and people with cycles. …

Women's Health

Clinique Is the Brand People Love But Never Talk About

The nearly 50-year-old beauty brand has more die-hards than you realize.<p>Lynn Foster is a 25-year-old pharmacist in New Jersey who just wants her face to look like her own face, but, you know, <i>better</i>. She started wearing makeup when she was a teenager and has never been one to suffer makeup trends.<p>On …

Makeup

RuPaul, Hardest-Working Drag Queen in Show Business, Eyes Emmy Gold

The Drag Race host on going mainstream and the politics of drag.<p>I heard <b>RuPaul</b> before I saw him, his trademark breathy giggle rising up out of a darkened studio hallway. In lieu of antidepressants, psychiatrists might prescribe listening to this sound on a loop, so mood boosting are its properties. …

RuPaul's Drag Race

This grand experiment could save America's justice system

JERSEY CITY, N.J. ─ On the ground floor of a deteriorating county courthouse, in a room outfitted with temporary office furniture and tangles of electrical wires, a cornerstone of America’s criminal justice system is crumbling.<p>A 20-year-old man in a green jail jumpsuit appears on a video monitor …

Justice

16 Years of War in Afghanistan, in Pictures

KABUL, Afghanistan — Soon after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the United States military’s attention turned to Afghanistan, where Al Qaeda’s leaders were based. The world awaited an invasion that many knew was sure to come.<p>What nobody knew was that the invasion to rout the Taliban and Al Qaeda …

Afghanistan

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my social media yet, so I hadn't activated any angsty comparison triggers. I just opened my eyes that morning, and had a sense of foreboding. I simply …

Happiness

Every moment in Donald Trump's long and complicated history with race

President Donald Trump’s long history with race is complicated. Photo By Christopher Aluka Berry<p>President Trump’s long history with race is …

Racism

This Map Shows the Food Each State Hates the Most

Ohio is being unreasonable.<p>We apparently live in a nation of picky eaters. A new map released by the dating app “Hater” on Tuesday depicts the food …

Food

4 things to do with your solar eclipse glasses

If they aren't headed for the scrapbook, reuse your glasses with these tips.<p>Now that the excitement is over, don't toss your eclipse glasses just yet. Here are some ways to give them a second life and keep them out of the landfills.<p>1. Use them as DIY camera filters<p>Many people placed their glasses …

Hacking

The hashtag celebrates its 10th anniversary

Today is the10th anniversary of the first Twitter hashtag. It was #barcamp, sent by former Google designer Chris Messina, in reference to a …

Social Media

The Beginning of Uber (First Pitch Deck)

Since we just passed the ninth anniversary of the idea of Uber (originally UberCab, in Aug 2008), I thought it would be interesting to share the very …

Uber

Racial conflict sells boxing matches. Mayweather and McGregor are its latest pitchmen.

For all the novelty of their fight, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have relied on boxing’s most durable means of promotion. Through words and behavior, they have concocted a racial rivalry in a climate ripe for exploiting it.<p>In promotional stops in Los Angeles and Toronto, McGregor said to …

Boxing

World Robot Conference in China: Pictures

This Big Beef Exposes The Ugly Underbelly of Vegan Vlogging

<b>When Anna Scanlon logged onto the video streaming site</b> YouNow last Halloween, her stomach sank. Vegan Cheetah, a popular vlogger within the online …

Social Media

These Are the 50 Most Popular Trader Joe’s Products of All Time

Though we never need an excuse to celebrate all the great offerings at Trader Joe’s, the company is giving us just that with their 50th anniversary. …

Shopping

‘Loving Vincent’: How 125 Artists and 65,000 Paintings Made the World’s First Oil-Painted Movie

It took seven years and 65000 hand-painted frames to turn a live action feature into a one-of-kind animated film about the last days of Vincent Van …

Artists

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion

If you want to get promoted, think more than skills, qualifications, and experience. The most promotable employees also have the right attitude -- and the right outlook on individual and team performance.<p>Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional …

Leadership

Meet the healthy it-dogs of Instagram

Mesmerizing smoothie pours, wanderlust inspiration, and dreamy home design are key ingredients in the recipe for an addictive Instagram …

Instagram

The 32 Fall Restaurant Openings We're Most Excited About

Summer's end isn't all bad. This year, sweater season brings with it a slew of exciting restaurant openings that will make putting away the beach …

Restaurants

How RFID tags became trendy

As far as wireless technologies go, radio-frequency identification (RFID) is one of the oldest. Patented in 1983 by the late British inventor Charles Walton, RFID made it possible for new, cutting-edge tech such as near-field communication (NFC) to exist. As with NFC, RFID chips are used to store …

Trends

Hauntingly Surreal Sculptures of Split Figures Holding Hands

Renowned for his surreal approach to figurative sculpture, artist Anders Krisár explores the duality of human nature in his work. Though the multidisciplinary artist experiments with various motifs and mediums, his bronze sculpture series features his most revisited theme: the human body split in …

Art

How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

White supremacist marchers had not yet lit their torches when the deletions began. The ‘‘Unite the Right’’ Facebook page, which had been used to organize the rally in Charlottesville, was removed the day before the event was scheduled, forcing planners to disperse to other platforms to organize. …

Hate Groups

Is America Finally Ready for the Bidet?

You can make the case for bidets in a few different ways.<p>First, there's the ecological argument: As in, if Americans use bidets instead of all that …

United States

The Women Who Are Changing the Face of The NFL

On the eve of this year’s training camp, Katie Sowers was packing and about to travel from Kansas City to San Francisco for a coaching internship …

Women's News