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10.1 Tips From My 101-Year-Old Grandmother on How to Lead a Good Life

My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. At 101, she remains lucid, perceptive, and curious -- and equipped with a roomy and reliable memory. She has a quick step …

Would men rather read men? Yes – about 90 percent of the time

Maybe we shouldn't be surprised. A Goodreads survey suggests that both men and women are strongly drawn to books by authors of their own sex.<p>First …

'Biggest Loser' judge shocked by winner's appearance

Jillian Michaels admits she was just as flabbergasted as everyone else reports Us magazine. The “Biggest Loser” trainer confessed to HuffPost Live that she was shocked when Season 15 winner Rachel Frederickson entered the stage to reveal her staggering 155 pounds weight loss.<p>“Nobody told me like, …

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Inside Flipboard / February 14, 2014<p>Do you like to pack in information to be as efficient as possible, or would you rather lean back and give …

How Google Glass Is Building New Venues For Sports Sponsors

You’re at a Washington DC Capitals game, and decide to make what turns out to be a very ill-timed run to the restroom. To your dismay you hear the crowd roar. Ovechkin has scored! A league-leading 40th goal! The team goes on to win 4-2. And you missed the key moment.<p>Well maybe not. As it happens, …

Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain

Parents do a lot more than make sure a child has food and shelter, researchers say. They play a critical role in brain development.<p>More than a decade of research on children raised in institutions shows that "neglect is awful for the brain," says Charles Nelson, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard …

The Top 5 people who will be most offended by Alec Baldwin’s ‘I Give Up’ mega-rant

Alec Baldwin says simply “I give up” on the cover of the latest issue of New York Magazine. But what’s he giving up?<p>In a wide-ranging rant, he explains that he’s not necessarily giving up acting, but he’s tired of living in the public eye in New York, tired of paparazzi and the gossip press and …

Minn. man claims 'victory' over NSA after feds drop bid to block parody merchandise

Federal authorities have dropped an attempt to stop a Minnesota man from marketing merchandise poking fun at the National Security Agency for its surveillance of citizens.<p>Dan McCall, of Sauk Rapids, sued the NSA and Department of Homeland Security last fall after they issued cease-and-desist orders …

Tencent Is Reportedly Teaming Up With Jingdong

Chinese Internet giant Tencent, which is best known for its wildly popular messaging service WeChat (known as Weixin in China), is reportedly in talks to combine its e-commerce operations with online retailer Jingdong.<p>Bloomberg reports that Tencent may integrate its online shopping operations in …

DHS cancels plan to collect license plate data

A plan by the Department of Homeland Security to establish a national license-plate recognition database to collect information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers has been abruptly canceled after concerns were raised over privacy and how the data might be scrutinized.<p>The Washington …

Utah mother says shirts are 'indecent,' buys them all

A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.<p>Judy Cox and her 18-year-old son were shopping Saturday at the University Mall in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, when she saw …

Users weigh in on Facebook's new custom gender options

Facebook took a step toward making social media more gender-inclusive by introducing a custom gender option in the "About Me" section. What do users …

Oliver Stone calls Obama 'a weak man'

Oliver Stone has been open about having voted for President Barack Obama in both elections, but that doesn’t mean the filmmaker is in favor of the President’s recent moves.<p>While speaking at a Washington DC panel discussion this past weekend, titled Imperial Overreach and the National Security …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

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How big a thing could Touch ID mobile payment be? China alone hit $1.6 trillion last year

With Tim Cook having as good as confirmed that mobile payment via Touch ID is on the way, numbers released by the People’s Bank of China and reported in <i>TechNode</i> provide an insight into just how big the mobile payment market could be. Total mobile payments in China last year hit 9.64 trillion yuan – …

Your Kid Drew on the Wall. What Now?

These two photos of unknown provenance show a clever solution to a common problem: your toddler/preschooler/20-something scribbled on the wall.<p>The …

Michael Dunn verdict: What it says about race in America today

The partial verdict in the trial of Michael Dunn for the shooting death of black teen Jordan Davis in Florida – like the George Zimmerman case before …

Why does myth of US Presidents Day persist?

The official name for the holiday celebrated Feb. 17, 2014, is Washington’s Birthday. Here are three theories as to why the name Presidents Day …

Penguin Books India pulls controversial book on Hinduism

Penguin Books India agreed to withdraw the book from circulation in India as well as destroy every copy of the book.<p>We’ve seen the chilling effects – …

America's best first lady: Eleanor Roosevelt tops the list, again

Eleanor Roosevelt has ranked No. 1 in a poll of scholars over three decades. Abigail Adams, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Dolly Madison finished 2, 3, and …

Dunn 'loud music' verdict: Does 'stand your ground' ask the impossible?

The judge in the 'loud music' killing trial of Michael Dunn included 'stand your ground' in his jury instructions. The law asks juries to try to …

'Green Acres' actress Mary Grace Canfield dies at 89

Mary Grace Canfield, a veteran character actress who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on the television show "Green Acres," has died. She was 89.<p>Her daughter, Phoebe Alexiades, says Canfield died of lung cancer on Saturday at a hospice in the California coastal town of Santa Barbara.<p>Canfield had …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

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Gwyneth Paltrow Shines

<b>Who:</b> Gwyneth Paltrow<p><b>Where:</b> The Goldene Kamera Awards in Berlin<p><b>When:</b> Saturday, February 1st<p><b>What:</b> A rose-gold, sequined Prada dress.<p><b>Why:</b> The <i>Vanity Fair</i> brouhaha can't stop Paltrow from coming up roses.

What You Should Cook in 1964, According to Vintage Bon Appétit

In 1964, the Beatles appeared live on The Ed Sullivan Show. And what were those 73 million viewers eating? We take a look at 1964 issues of BA to find out

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News anchor apologizes after confusing Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne

A Los Angeles newscaster apologized to Samuel L. Jackson on Monday for confusing him with fellow actor Laurence Fishburne during a live TV interview.<p>KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin was interviewing Jackson on Monday morning about the film "RoboCop" when he asked the actor if he'd gotten a lot …

Hollywood legend turned diplomat Shirley Temple dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, ringlet-haired moppet starred in a series of winsome films that lifted the spirits of millions during the hard days of the Depression, then retired from the screen at 22 and eventually went on to a diplomatic career, died surrounded by family at her home in …

Rumor: Google To Begin Forcing OEMs To Certify Android Devices With A Recent OS Version If They Want Google Apps

Every so often, something shows up in the Android Police tip box that seems just a little too wild to be true. Such was the case with the information …