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People are furious that Melania Trump wore a jacket saying 'I really don't care, do u?' to visit migrant children. Here's why it's a brilliant political move.

First lady Melania Trump sparked backlash on Thursday by wearing a jacket that says "I really don't care, do u?" on the way to her surprise visit to Texas to visit immigrant children.<p>The $39 jacket, made by Zara for its spring/summer 2016 collection, is a distinct departure for the first lady, who …

35 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; …

German govt urges UK PM May to present concrete Brexit plans

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to present her government's plans about the future relationship …

Great Britain

Barnier and Davis wage war of words over Brexit transition claims

EU chief negotiator and UK Brexit secretary at odds over transition period demands<p>The UK’s Brexit secretary, David Davis, has engaged in a war of words with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, over the latter’s claims that unacceptable British demands had thrown into doubt an agreement on a …

Irexit: Brexit's Nigel Farage takes fight to Ireland

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has promoted the cause of #Irexit, or an Irish exit from the EU, in Dublin. His message, praising Donald Trump, was …

Rise of passive investment could trigger a sharper stock market sell-off

Stock markets turned red again on Monday, as last week's sell-off maintained its grip on trading floors throughout the world.<p>There are many rational …

Don't listen to the naysayers: The City is Brexit-proof and will remain the world's financial hub

The City of London is in a strong position to maintain its status as the world’s financial capital. Many of the City’s strengths are deeply embedded …

Britain already has a free trade deal with China, leaving Europe won’t improve it

Amsterdam court to rule on whether Brits retain EU citizenship

What exactly defines EU citizenship after Brexit is about to be decided by an Amsterdam court. Five British plaintiffs who argue their EU rights will …

UK waits to see how the post-Brexit winds will blow

The UK is the current world leader in offshore wind capacity. But with the country heading for the EU exit door, can the renewable energy boom …

Beyond just birth control: Rollback leaves some women fearful

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rachel Jarnagin was on her way to a post-surgical checkup Friday when she heard the news: The Trump administration had rolled back Obamacare's birth control mandate, opening the door for nearly any employer or insurer with religious or moral convictions against contraceptives to exclude …

Pregnancy

Melinda Gates hopes Pope will change views on contraception

Philanthropist Melinda Gates has said she has "agreed to disagree" with the Catholic Church on contraception.<p>She said her foundation and the church work closely together and she is "optimistic" the Pope will change views on contraception over time.<p>Extra funding for family planning programmes in …

Family Planning

Sexual Assault Survivors Must Now Inform Their Rapist If They Want An Abortion In Arkansas

The new bill further restricts women's access to their reproductive rights<p>People really seem to struggle with concept of female autonomy Stateside, …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology

See Aftermath of Hizballah's Attack on Israel

Burning vehicles are seen near the village of Ghajar on Israel's border with Lebanon, Jan. 28, 2015.<br>Maruf Khatib—Reuters

California man charged with murder, sexual assault in baby's death

(Reuters) - A California man has been charged with murder, sexual assault and torture in the death of his 19-day-old daughter, authorities said.<p>The baby’s body was discovered Saturday in the front cab of a pickup truck in the Los Angeles suburb of Newhall, after her parents reported her missing, …

Veils Are Couture Week's Favorite Accessory: Would You Wear One?

If you can take your eyes off the breathtaking gowns from the Paris couture week runways for just a second (difficult, we know), you'll notice …

Magic Bean

While the caffeine addict in me loves this coffee bean-shaped pendant, my internal philanthropist puts it at the top of my wishlist for a much better reason: proceeds from the collaboration, between non-profit organization Imagine1Day and jewelry designer Anita Ko, go towards providing access to …

Jewelry

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2015 Couture Runway

Trending Now... Kimono Cool

Modern obi belts emerge as one of the season's key motifs.<p>Kimonos are key for spring, as evidenced by the many iterations designers took on the classic Japanese robe. The easy dressing philosophy went to new heights with modern obis prevailing on dresses, skirts and blouses alike. We love the sharp …

Here come the brides! Jean Paul Gaultier's wedding-themed couture show – in pictures

Last year, Jean Paul Gaultier announced he was to retire from producing ready-to-wear clothes and focus on haute couture – and this is his first collection since. Featuring Naomi Campbell dressed as a wedding bouquet and Lindsay Wixon as a bridal beekeeper, the technical details are staggering and …

Hostage's family makes pleas before deadline

A video posted online linked the fates of two ISIS captives with a demand for the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

Where To Find The Best Sushi In Tokyo

Obviously, if you love sushi, Tokyo is probably your number one foodie vacation destination, but Tokyo is a big place! There are plenty of excellent sushi restaurants-and plenty of great ones at that. But for seriously fresh sushi, there might be no better place than right off the boat.<p>And if you …

Japan

Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops …

Artists Cover A Chinese Street In 13 Tons Of Candy

Graphic artists Craig & Karl have created the world’s sweetest street: in celebration of the Chinese New Year February 19, they’ve covered Chengdu Street, in the capital of Sichuan province in Southern China, with 13 tons of candy.<p>The 14,000-square-foot candy carpet blooms with sugary images of …

Instagram Envy: Grand Wailea, Maui

If you are like me, Instagram is part of your almost daily routine, especially when traveling. The whole point of Instagram is to show off some great shots and when on vacation, it's a way for users to boast a little about where they are. Now when visiting Hawaii, it's pretty hard to take a bad …

Paris Is Filled With Secret Gardens, You Just Have To Know Where To Look

When you think of touring Paris, you likely think of the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame Cathedral or the Louvre. When you think of enjoying your time in Paris, you likely think about lounging in one of the city's famous parks with a croissant and a classic read to feel, you know, Parisian. And while …

France

Pantelleria Might Just Be Italy's Most Fantastically Awesome Island You Didn't Know About

It's completely horrible outside and so of course you're envisioning your summer retreat, wherever that may be. Be it Greece or Italy (or anywhere else on the continent for that matter), summer is a great time to go to Europe, and Italy is a prime spot for many Americans.<p>Yes, you could make like …

Swimming Pools

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Sleep