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Jon Stewart's HBO Deal Is Perfect for Him — and HBO

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Jay Leno

Darth Vader actor 'not interested' in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Dave Prowse, who appeared as the evil Sith Lord in the classic original trilogy, says he has not even seen the trailer for JJ Abrams’s film

Darth Vader

Damon Dash Unsure If He & Jay Z Were Ever Friends

During an interview with Wiretapped’s Sharon Carpenter, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash touched on a variety of topics including his …

New York State

Wells Fargo Conversations

Taking a strategic approach can help relieve stress and create value.<p>This philanthropic tool offers flexibility and benefits that private foundations …

Senate Approves Cybersecurity Bill: What You Need To Know

The latest clash in the cybersecurity vs. privacy debate played itself out in Congress on Tuesday when the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Supporters say the bill, approved 74-21, will help stop hackers by getting companies that have been breached to share information about …

Surveillance

4 Dietary Mistakes That Lead To Weight Gain During Menopause & How To Avoid Them

We change our hairstyles as we age, we adjust our wardrobe as the years roll by, but we never look at our diet as something that may need tweaking a little as we enter our middle years.<p><b>Why is this?</b><p>Just as some hair and make up mistakes can have you looking older than you are, some foods can be …

5 Healthy Fast Food Breakfast Options for Crazy-Busy Mornings

<i>By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best way to set your day up -- and give yourself the energy to power through it -- is to have a healthy breakfast. "Breakfast is like putting gas in your car before you go on a long trip," says Abby Langer, RD. And in an ideal world, you'd have enough time …

These 20 Music Festival Photos Chronicle a Half-Century of Style

From Woodstock to Coachella, they offer a revealing look at the evolution of men's fashion.<p>A common refrain in fashion is that men's style is more evolution than revolution. Lapel widths widen and narrow, trouser hems flare and contract, and pocket squares come and go—but the fundamentals of …

Digital Romance: The Teens Get It

A Pew survey unpacked<p>On Thursday, the Pew Research Center released a report titled “Teens, Technology, and Romantic Relationships.”<p>This is the trifecta of things that media articles often cast as interesting, inscrutable, and indicative of our times, so if you are picturing me slavering at the …

The One Type of Vegetable Linked to Weight Gain

Want to eat healthy and keep your waistline trim?<p>TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want to eat healthy and keep your waistline trim? Try …

Nutrition

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Harvesting Salt Crystals in China

Katrina: A Storm to Remember in Pictures

New Orleans

We shouldn't treat the homeless like criminals | Stephanie Thomson

It is not only morally questionable to punish people who sleep on the streets – it is also an expensive and ineffective way of dealing with homelessness<p>The captions below the pictures of homeless New Yorkers are blunt and derisive: “disgusting,” says one; “bed and breakfast” mocks another. The …

Homelessness

Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS

<b>People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.</b><p>The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.<p>Scientists are …

Vitamin D

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

BRICS nations rally around Russia

Leaders of the BRICS nations will meet July 15-16 in Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil, in a gathering that sends a strong message about their refusal to isolate Russia.<p>The top item on the agenda for the five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is finalizing terms for the new …

China has unexpectedly devalued its currency in an attempt to boost exports and revive its economy

After years of steadily strengthening its currency, China has decided that it would rather use the yuan to boost its economy after all.<p>That’s the decision it made today (Aug. 11) when the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) devalued the yuan by 1.9% against the dollar. The yuan fell to 6.32 against the …

China

Why Google's Alphabet shakeup makes sense

Yesterday, Google caught the tech world off-guard with a major reorganization. In the months to come, what we now know as Google will become Alphabet, with "Google" now referring to just the core businesses of Search, Android, YouTube, and a handful of others, overseen by new Google CEO Sundar …

A Gay Girl In Damascus tells a fascinating story, but gets sidetracked

Sophie Deraspe’s documentary <i>A Gay Girl In Damascus: The Amina Profile</i> is structured a little like a mystery, with a surprise twist about halfway …

Exclusive: JPMorgan to pay over $125 million to settle U.S. credit card debt probes | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has agreed to pay at least $125 million to settle probes by U.S. state and federal authorities that the bank sought to improperly collect and sell consumer credit card debt, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>A sign outside the headquarters …

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Instagram overhauls its search features to focus on trends

Instagram's search just got a lot more like Twitter.<p>The company's latest update completely overhauled the app's search and Explore features to make …

Art collector Frans Broersen finds inspiration in North Korean paintings

On his seven trips to North Korea, Dutch art collector Frans Broersen saw a lot of what he calls "rubbish," the sort of kitschy and predictable – though skillfully executed – Communist tropes associated with Pyongyang's paranoid dictatorship and the artists forced to toil for it. "You can buy the …

Meet the Malala of Syria

Muzoon Almellehan is trying to convince parents to let their girls stay in school rather than marrying them off as child brides.<p>Fifty miles from the …

2015's 10 Best American Cities For Retirees

Forget the surf-and-turf enclaves of Florida. The top city in the U.S. to retire is actually Phoenix, according to Bankrate.com's first ranking of the best cities for retirement.<p>In a report released Monday, the publisher of finance content ranked 172 cities after considering factors that most …

The magic factor to a solo Colombia adventure: Turtle power

I drop my rucksack on the reception doorstep and tip sand out of my sneakers. My sweat-soaked T-shirt reeks of farm animals.<p>As I wait for the receptionist, dinging the bell a third time, a couple holding hands saunter past in their swimwear. They smile and head out toward the ocean.<p>Daniel and …

World's top 25 amusement parks | CNN Travel

Amusement Parks

Fifa’s €5m hush money to FAI cuts to the heart of its crisis

Confirmation that Fifa paid $5m to the Football Association of Ireland to keep it quiet over threats of legal action in the wake of the Thierry Henry handball incident on one level appear an amusing diversion from the more serious matter of the collapse of the House of Fifa at the hands of US …