Katharine Leming Tarasuk

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U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

8 Waterproof Mascaras Makeup Artists Love

These wonder formulas repel H20 without wearing out your lashes.<p>Is there anything more annoying than a mascara meltdown on a steamy day or after a dip in the pool? This is the moment when you realize water-resistant mascara is not optional but essential. To find out which formulas won't break down …

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Avocado and bacon omelet<p>Nothing says breakfast better than eggs. And while we love a classic omelet, it's sometimes nice to mix things up a bit. …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Tech Industry

Fringes: six of the best beauty products

'I've just had my fringe cut back in after two years and it's thoroughly cheering'<p>Fringes are the easiest way to achieve the excitement of a new hairstyle without losing length. I've just had mine cut back in after two years and it's thoroughly cheering. My hairdresser, Louise Brown at Trevor …

Women's Health

<i>"Flowing waves are effortlessly sexy, and the twists make the look more playful."</i> —Miok, New York City hairstylist<p><b>Step-by-Step</b><br>Work a golf ball–size amount of wave-enhancing foam through damp hair, then blow-dry upside down for volume (try <b>Sally Hershberger Style Primer for Wavy Hair</b>, $12.50, …

Stunning Images from Easter Island

Photographer Chaney Kwak visited this remote island and found dramatic landscapes and ancient stone ruins.<p>Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler

Can Healthy Appetizers Help You Eat Less?

Why? Beginning your meal with a healthy food that’s rich in fiber and water (like salad greens, for instance) can help fill you up, which means you eat less later on, says study author Nicola Buckland, PhD, a research student at the University of Leed’s Institute of Psychological Sciences. But …

Biting back: Taking the sting out of spider venom

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/999000/999573_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522531185_c1a0dbc4163f8771f71fc338802df01c<p><b>Brown recluse spiders bite more than 7,000 people in Brazil every year causing serious skin lesions and even death. The anti-venom used as treatment</b> …

Zoology

Leaked photos: Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini is headed to Verizon

Here is it: the Galaxy S4 Mini... for Verizon? As of now, Samsung's smaller Galaxy S4 sibling is an international-only device; in other words, no US carriers have officially signed on to offer it. That said, a Samsung SCH-i435 recently made its way into the Bluetooth SIG's website, and those who …

Google Play Edition smartphones start receiving Android 4.3 (updated)

If you were wondering just how long it would take the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 to get Android 4.3, we can now tell you: not long at all. Owners of both devices report that they're receiving over-the-air updates to the new OS. There isn't yet word of any …

Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser roars to life for first time in 8 years

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser erupted for the first time in eight years on Wednesday afternoon, drenching delighted viewers who stood in the spray from the safety of a nearby boardwalk.<p>The unexpected blast occurred at 7:30 p.m. MDT (9:30 p.m. EDT), shooting water and steam 200 to 300 feet (60 to …

Geology