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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

Miley Cyrus Defends Introducing Joe Jonas to Weed

Miley Cyrus defended introducing Joe Jonas to pot when they were teenagers, telling the <i>New York Times</i>, “If you want to smoke weed, you’re going to …

Hottest Celebrity Photos 12.9.13

Cyber Monday: Best in Code

From denim deals to lingerie, below our top picks in chic deals this coming Cyber Monday. Note, some start early.<p><b>Rebecca Minkoff:</b> On Black Friday spend $200 get 20%, spend $400 get 25% off, spend $600 get 30% off. On Cyber Monday the promotion will remain but you'll also get a gift with</b> …

Lorde's Hidden Talent Will Shock You

The chart-topping, 17-year-old Kiwi pop star dishes about her image, secret skills, and why she's over talking about her age.<p><b>MARIE CLAIRE: Your real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor. How did you choose the stage name Lorde?</b><p><b>LORDE:</b> I wanted a name that was strong, and I didn't think my name was. I …

Music

Uncovering Jamaica’s Jewish Past

In the great Caribbean melting pot, one group is largely overlooked: Jewish refugees who settled centuries ago. Their descendants are unearthing …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Every Juicy Thing We Know About the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie

Get out the whips and paddles, the ‘Fifty Shades’ flick will be rated NC-17. But there won't be Anastasia’s ‘Inner Goddess’ monologue. You know you …

56 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for Pies, Cakes, Cookies & More

Go beyond just the typical pumpkin and apple pies.<p>No matter how stuffed your guests are after the main meal, everyone will make room for these stunning sweets. We've got 53 pies, cakes, cookies, and other curveball desserts that are easy and exciting.

Baking

How you strike a selfie pose says a lot about you

Before Facebook, before Instagram, before cell phones with cameras, there was pretty much one way to be in a photo: drag a smile across your face, throw a "V-sign" if you were 14, and if you were feeling particularly jaunty, drop your jaw several inches and say a facetious "ta-da!"<p>No one knew to …

Taylor Swift's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Performance Dissed By Model (UPDATED)

We might have geeked out over Taylor Swift's fun-loving performance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night, but not everyone was so keen on the singer's act.<p>Jessica Hart, who walked the show along with the rest of the lingerie models, told Women's Wear Daily Swift wasn't the best choice …

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

Ecuador

7 Reasons Why America Should Legalize Prostitution

Nevada only allows prostitution in licensed brothels that test workers routinely for sexually transmitted infections. While Love is not the first to observe legal prostitution can be relatively safe, Nevada's rural counties are the only place in America where the world's oldest profession is …

Prostitution

Men stroked in their pants to shed light on chemistry that bonds relationships

Researchers have shed light on the chemistry that bonds one person to another by taking brain scans of men being stroked while in their underpants.<p>The Finnish study found that gentle stroking – which was not in sexually arousing areas – changed levels of opioid brain chemicals which work behind the …

No passion, no new arguments as Barack Obama restates unpopular case for Syria strike

It was billed as a historic address to the nation, but when Barack Obama spoke to the American people on Syria, he delivered only a short history of the arguments that have already failed to persuade the public and the US Congress of the need for military action.<p>Point by point, Mr Obama explained …

Syria crisis: Obama leans to diplomacy on chemical weapons impasse

Barack Obama has used a televised address to lay the path for a possible diplomatic resolution to the impasse over Syria, pledging to work directly with Russia to force the Assad regime to give up its chemical weapons but insisting military strikes remain a possibility.<p>The US president said that …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …