Chelsea B.

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Jury Rejects Death Penalty For Somali Pirates

A Virginia jury has recommended life in prison for three Somali pirates convicted of murdering four Americans seized from a sailing yacht off the coast of Africa in 2011.<p>The prosecution had sought the death penalty for Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, who were …

Colorado School Shooter Had Bizarre Notes Written On His Body Outlining Large-Scale Attack

Karl Pierson used an "indelible marker" to write the Latin phrase "Alea iacta est," which means "the die has been cast," on the inside of his forearm.<p>He also wrote five letters and numbers on his arms that correlate with the library where he killed himself and five specific classrooms located in …

A Majority In U.S. Favor Legal Pot, But Will That Stick?

<i>As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They're numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in.</i><p>This year, for the first time, national polls show a majority of Americans support the legalization of …

Katy Perry Was Caught Lip Syncing and Shamed Into Singing for Real [UPDATE]

<i>In today's gossip roundup: Katy Perry had an embarrassing thing happen to her in France, Justin Bieber said some bad words at a comedy club, and Blake Lively is on the move.</i><p>Let’s talk about embarrassing things. Can you watch embarrassing things? I cannot. I was once watching an episode of <i>The Wonder</i> …

21 Things That Are Just...OK

There are lots of lists of things that are awesome. There are also lots of lists of things that suck. But where are all the lists about things in the middle?<p>The gloriously mediocre, the fantastically middle-of-the-road, the tie in a world of wins and losses... The things we are impressively …

Scientists say vitamins and minerals are "a waste of money"

Americans spend more than $20 billion a year on supplements in hopes of staving off cancer, heart disease, and dementia. Trouble is, the latest …

Chronic Disease

The Great American Gender Debates of 2013

From Supreme Court cases to blockbuster films, these are the narratives on sex and gender that dominated the news this year.<p>Some of the biggest stories and debates in the media in 2013 had to do with gender relations—LGBT rights, women in the workplace, parenting styles, and more. Same-sex marriage …

The Weird Economics Behind London's Disappearing Pubs

The time has come to unleash the true power of the Olive Garden

The Olive Garden isn’t exactly a hotspot for coastal American foodies. But its Italian-themed, family fare has satisfied the tastes of less fussy American diners who appreciate its super-size-me portions and affordability.<p>And yet, there are limits to a corporate restaurant chain’s reach before it …

Olive Garden

How to Write: A Year in Advice from Franzen, King, Hosseini, and More

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>This year, I talked to nearly 50 different writers for the By Heart series, a weekly column about beloved quotes and cherished lines. Each author shared the life-changing, values-shaping passages that …

Prices Are Low, And That Could Be Bad

2.<p>That's the number the Federal Reserve Board's policymakers wanted to see this year. Having an annual inflation rate of 2 percent would confirm that the U.S. economy is strengthening — workers are getting raises and companies are seeing enough customer demand to mark up prices.<p>But the 2 percent …

Beyoncé ‘Self-Titled’ Documentary (Part 2)

With a No. 1 album nearing, Beyoncé breaks down the inspiration behind some records in part two of her “Self-Titled” documentary. Titled …

Map: The Astonishing Concentration of High-Income Earners Around Washington, D.C.

Six of the top-ten richest counties are in Virginia and Maryland, and 13 of the top-30 richest counties form a continuous circle around the nation's capital.<p>Six of the ten richest counties in America are in Virginia and Maryland, clustered around the Washington, D.C., metro area. Six of the ten …

25 Habits To Break By Age 25

This year, I celebrated my 25th birthday by eating multiple Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, attending improv class and watching a comedy show with friends. …

How Should We Talk About Artists Like R. Kelly?

Jessica Hopper’s excellent interview with Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who originally brought to light the sexual assault allegations against R. …

R. Kelly

The 3 Ways Doomsday Preppers Will Die

**DISCLAIMER: I just purchased an earthquake kit on Amazon.com. You can never be too careful, guys.**<p>Have you thought about what you'd do if a movie like Armageddon or The Day After Tomorrow came to life? Do you have a "bug-out" vehicle? An underground bunker with at least 100 days worth of …

Top 10 smartphone apps of 2013 list dominated by Google: Search, Play, YouTube, Maps and Gmail

Google has five smartphone apps in this year’s top 10 smartphone apps list, according to a recent study.<p>Using data gathered from January to October 2013 from Android and iOS users aged 18 years or older in the U.S., Nielsen has come up with monthly average numbers for various apps. Unsurprisingly, …

Apps

​11 Insane Things You Didn't Know About Santa Claus

Santa Claus might be a right jolly old elf, but he's a jolly old elf with a bizarre past. St. Nicholas. Sinterklaas. Odin. Santa Claus has used all …

Sea Level

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What Happened To Them?: The Cast of 'Roswell'

When thinking about teen dramas of the past, some might forget about <i>Roswell</i>. While its science fiction edge made it a bit more complex than the …

Caffeine + alcohol keeps your chromosomes just right

The ends of your chromosomes are sensitive to a variety of environmental factors.<p>When cells divide, they must first replicate all of their genetic …

Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

MacBook Air

Experts Decisive Against Multivitamins: 'Stop Wasting Money'

A panel of physicians wrote today in a major medical journal about which vitamin and mineral supplements are bad and which are null, and how we keep buying them.<p>"We believe that the case is closed— supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no …

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

The Year of the Pop Wars: The Revenge of YONCE

Since the beginning of 2013, pop fans have been looking forward to the end of the year. The fourth quarter promised us brand-new releases from four …

Music

A Map of the Weirdest Sex Laws in the United States

Is your sex life against the law? Better make sure. We've painstakingly compiled a map of all the most biarre and unnecessary laws regulating what …

Urban Legends

Gene Simmons Open to Rock Hall of Fame Kiss Reunion With Ace and Peter

After years of petitions, angry letters and actual protests outside the museum in Cleveland, Kiss are finally entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame …

Rock Music

The 'Affluenza' Teen Might End Up in Jail After All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old whose "affluenza" defense got him the amazingly light sentence of just …

Avoid Antibacterial Soaps, Say Consumer Advocates

This week's action by the FDA on soap doesn't go far enough, they say.<p><b>Federal officials' questions about antibacterial soaps have raised a lather among environmental and consumer advocates concerned about the safety of controversial ingredients in these cleansers.</b><p><b>Reviving a long-running controversy</b> …

The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger

When I was growing up my mom gave me a multivitamin every day as a defense against unnamed dread diseases.<p>But it looks like Mom was wasting her money. Evidence continues to mount that vitamin supplements don't help most people and can actually cause diseases that people are taking them to prevent, …