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6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

Nutrition

Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of his drone war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.<p>In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared Thursday in the White House briefing room to apologize for the accidental killings of an American and an Italian hostage in …

National Security

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Didn’t Know I Was in an Abusive Relationship Since My Boyfriend Never Hit Me

He spent over a year trying to convince me to be with him. We were friends for two years and became close. When one of his relationships ended while I was in college, he said he wanted to be with me. He loved me and needed me.<p>I hadn't had a boyfriend before, so I was eager for my own romance, but …

How an in-store Apple Watch demo will make you a believer

SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of people, I took the midnight plunge and bought an Apple Watch before I’d even tried it on.<p>But today, I got to see the device I bought last night. I went down to the flagship Apple Store in San Francisco and tried on a range of watches.<p>I wish I’d done this before, …

Smartwatches

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

Learn from one woman’s experience to shave time off your own weight loss journey.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>My weight-loss journey wasn't one of those amazing stories like you see on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> where the pounds just melted off. …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

Square's $Cashtags Let You Pay People Anywhere on the Web

Square introduced Square Cash in 2013 to go against Venmo as an easy payment system anyone can use to send some money over to friends and families.<p>Turns out companies liked the idea too, so Square has now made Cash available for businesses in the US.<p>As with Cash for consumers, payments are …

Venmo

What happened to your body by skipping the gym this winter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it's going to happen: You're going to skip a workout ... and another ... and another. Maybe you can blame the weather, a vacation, a mile-high pile of paperwork at the office or just your run-of-the-mill funk. Whatever the reason, …

The Look-Good-Naked Workout Plan

Maybe it's the warmer weather, but there's just something about spring that makes us all want to look better naked. Kara Liotta, master instructor and creative director of ...

Workouts

The Best Way to Lose Weight in Two Weeks

If you want quick weight loss but dont want to ruin your health in the process you have to be very careful and of course, get your doctors approval …

Airport machete attack suspect dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who attacked a security area at the New Orleans airport with a machete and wasp spray also had a bag of Molotov cocktails and a car containing smoke bombs and gas cylinders, authorities said.<p>The suspect, Richard White, 63, died Saturday after treatment for three bullet wounds he …

Ridiculous Celebrity Lawsuit of the Week: ‘Dating Naked’ Contestant Sues for Appearing Naked

<i>Disclaimer: We know the title of this post includes the word “celebrity.” We are about to talk about people who appear on reality TV, so we are using</i> …

Reality TV

6 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Marriage

Know what you’re really getting into before you say “I do.”<p>For something most of us have either done or plan to do someday, getting married sure comes with a lot of myths. We can credit old-school mindsets and princesses living “happily ever after” for most of them. Here are six of the biggest …

Divorce

New Android malware makes your phone look like it’s off, and then spies on you

AVG has discovered a new Android malware threat, dubbed PowerOffHijack, that has a very unique feature: it hijacks the shutdown process. After PowerOffHijack makes it looks like your phone is off, it then proceeds to spy on you.<p>In other words, when you hit the power off button, your mobile device …

Android News

HugeDomains.com - BeautyRound.com is for sale (Beauty Round)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

4 Things U.S. Business Owners Can Learn From Their Counterparts Around The World

<i>By Raoul Davis</i><p>There’s a lot of advice out there for entrepreneurs, along with common misconceptions touted as conventional wisdom. In his book, “The Real Truth About Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently, Why They Won’t Tell You, and How You Can Do It Anyway,” <i></i>author Garrison Wynn reveals that the …

How to Focus On What Matters as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is a difficult journey. Here are 4 mentalities to help you increase your odds of success.<p>Starting a business is a mind game. Like an Olympic athlete, a chess grand master, or a Wimbledon tennis pro, you're competing, performing, and using all your mental powers to achieve …

6 Actionable Tasks You Can Do Today to Become a More Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you more successful today than you were yesterday?<p>If you are an entrepreneur, this is most likely your goal. No matter what kind of entrepreneurial niche you find yourself in, chances are you are focused on continually improving. This …

Entrepreneurship

8 Things Women Say They Didn't Need at Their Wedding

Cut these frills to save yourself the $$$ and the headache.<p>Whether you want your wedding to be the biggest blowout of your life or a small, intimate gathering, there's a lot that goes into planning the big day. Flowers, favors, dresses, food—it's enough to make any woman crazy. But just because …

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire In Four Easy Steps

If it weren’t for the tripwires of human behavior, becoming a millionaire would be a pretty easy path to follow.<p>It’s mostly math and good habits.<p>So when I came across this piece on nowitcounts.com, a Web site for investors over 50, I saw a clear message: If you save consistently, the miracle of …

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of the daily …

This 18-Year-Old Stabbed 3 Women Because He's Still a Virgin

"I think every girl is a type of slut, they are fussy with men nowadays, they do not give boys like us a chance."<p>A teenager who attempted to murder three women in revenge for not being able to lose his virginity has been found guilty on three charges following a weeklong trial.<p>In June and July of …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week - 11/24/14

This week we have four newcomers in our chart.<p>Guardians of the Galaxy is the most downloaded movie for the second week in a row.<p>The data for our …

Are These the Self-Driving Cars of the Future?

The self-driving car is still a little way off hitting the mainstream, but when it does it could change the way we travel around our cities. …

10 Signs You're Dating a Sociopath

<i>By: Jianny Adamo for YourTango.com</i><p><b>A reader writes in and asks if it's okay to still be hurt a year after her breakup.</b><p><i>Dear Fearless Love,</i><p><i>A year ago I broke off a 15-month on-and-off-again relationship with someone I was deeply in love with. When we were together, he was fun, made me laugh, and we</i> …

Relationships

The #1 Way to Build a Better Relationship

Nope, it's not sex (though a roll in the hay never hurts)<p>He restocked the wine rack, replaced the burned-out bulb in the bathroom, and even refueled your SUV. Did you, um, say anything? A new study from Florida State University shows that acknowledging your partner's little acts of generosity has a …

University of California

Historic Snowstorm Buries Western New York, Kills 7

<b>Updated 1:30 a.m. ET Thursday:</b><p>Another 2 to 3 feet of snow is expected to fall in the Buffalo area by late Thursday. At least seven deaths in western New York have been blamed on the storm — at least four of them from heart attacks.<p><b>Original Post:</b><p>Driven by the lake effect, a massive snowstorm dumped …