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Is This the Year Arizona Turns Blue?

Between disaffected Republicans and energized Latinos, all of 2016’s cross-currents have conspired to make this formerly red state one of the cycle’s most contested targets.<p>PHOENIX—The Latino activists here are working their hearts out to change this red state’s political complexion. But when I …

Weatherstripping 101

Sealing drafts is one of the best—and smartest—ways to reduce your home's energy costs in winter and summer alike. While the concept is easy to …

How to Detox Your Mind: 4 Lessons on How to Stop Overthinking

We talk a lot these days about how to detox our body but not much about how to detox the mind. And it's the overthinking mind full of chaos that holds us back from moving forward in life. It's the overthinking mind that makes us feel anxious and worried about the future. It's the overthinking mind …

7 Practical Tips for Reducing Stress

<b>Deep Breathing vs. Shallow Breathing</b><p>Breathing deeply can help to reduce your stress and provide oxygen to your brain to help you focus. Most people do not know how to "deep breath" and so they end up breathing shallow breaths which can cause hyperventilation.<p>Place your hand on your stomach and push …

How to Focus Your Mind & Achieve More

We've challenged you to FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful. And it's a lot easier to do that with a quiet mind.<p>Quieting your mind is not easy initially. It requires practice.<p>But the benefits abound.<p>From enhanced well-being and productivity, to sustained joy and peace, a consistent …

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Make ‘Em Smile, Reese!<p>Reese Witherspoon was the only one to crack a grin during a family dinner outing at L.A.’s Bel Air Hotel with husband Jim Toth …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

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Soweto Kinch, Diana Jones, Fabolous: this week's new live music

Soweto Kinch, Birmingham<p>This is the mixed-media theatre run that Mobo-winning saxophonist, composer and rapper Soweto Kinch has been building toward for over a year. Kinch can splice scalding post-Ornette Coleman sax improvising, incisively intelligent political rap and visually riveting live shows …

Robin Williams 'downsizing' after divorces, working on TV, selling house

Robin Williams admits his finances are far from a laughing matter.<p>The comedian has been left on the verge of bankruptcy after two costly divorces.<p>The 62-year-old is returning to TV and selling his $35 million house to help cover his debts.<p>"The idea of having a steady job is appealing," Williams …

NC police: Unarmed man shot 10 times in weekend encounter with Charlotte officer

An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now charged in his death, investigators said Monday.<p>A police news release said Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell early Saturday while …

Syria's Sarin More Potent Than What Saddam Had, UN Says

The sarin gas used on Syrian civilians was of higher quality than was found in Saddam Hussein's chemical weapon arsenal, the U.N. said today.<p>The …

Two in-love teens swept away in the Colorado floods.

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A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …