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If You Only Read One Book About the Legacy of Slavery: ‘Slaves in the Family’

Ben Affleck tried and failed to hide a slave owner in his family tree. He would have done better to follow Edward Ball’s example—face the ugly past …

The Week in Review: Tax Day Is Behind Us

Tax Day, one of the most feared days of the year, passed this week. That fear is partially to blame for the roughly 50 million Americans, or one-third of those filing individual tax returns this year, who were expected to file within weeks or even days of the deadline.<p>Despite the reluctance, the …

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Travel the globe in your own bathroom with 6 beauty secrets from around the world

It may be a big world, but when it comes to beauty trends, we're all working toward a common goal. Allure editor-in-chief Linda Wells joined TODAY Friday to share how you can incorporate some of the top international beauty products and treatments into your own routine.<p>From South Africa to South …

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OS X Yosemite gets Dark Mode and other interface tweaks in third developer preview

Alongside the third beta of iOS 8, today Apple released a new developer preview of OS X Yosemite. The upcoming OS is still very much in the beta process, as Apple is continuing to make interface tweaks and add features.<p>Most notably, Dark Mode can now be easily enabled in System Preferences. The …

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Today's Free Daily Overview

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

The 7 Best Weight-Loss Tips to Start Dropping Pounds Today

Odds are slimming down is on your radar right now—here are seven ways to take that first slenderizing step.<p>Are you in a get-healthy frame of mind today? If you answered yes, you're not alone—the beginning of the week seems to be a popular time for people to focus on their health, according to a …

The Genius Way to Motivate Yourself on Your Next Run

Inspiration courtesy of a #MotivationMonday Instagrammer<p>We're totally obsessed with this photo of an ultra-inspiring mantra written out in chalk:<p>It's a brilliant idea, right? Just pick a quote that speaks to you, and write it out for an extra dose of "You've got this!" Scribble it wherever you need …

Iran Nuclear Talks Open Door to Business, But Only a Crack

TEHRAN, Iran - Like many businessmen in Tehran, Reza Dellavari struggles to give his customers what they want.<p>Crippling sanctions imposed by the West over Iran’s nuclear program have hit this crystal glass importer’s business, with the 38-year-old sometimes taking a loss on his goods amid …