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Why Do Women Want Fairy Tale Weddings?

The stereotypical Disney heroine’s story ends in a fairy tale wedding. Whether it’s Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, her dress sparkles as she …

Free Printable Christmas Shipping Labels

Thank you to Office Depot and OfficeMax for Sponsoring this post. All opinions and text are mine.<p>Holidays get hectic don’t they? There’s the …

There's No Such Thing as Free Shipping

It can cost retailers billions to cover shipping fees, but they're hoping it'll make their customers feel good and buy more.<p>Last year, my boyfriend wanted go to Best Buy on Black Friday to get a Blu-ray player for our apartment. I told him he was crazy, but let him go because a) I did really want a …

Xbox One outsells the PS4 on Black Friday, again

Microsoft has managed to successfully sell more Xbox One consoles and bundles than its rivals by a huge margin during this year's Black Friday sale …

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What Killed Black Friday

This year’s Black Friday was, for all intents, a dud for retailers, with sales down 8% compared to last year, according to Rakuten Marketing.<p>Happily, the day before shoppers were out in force and sales increased by 19% from 2013. Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving Day shopper bonanza did not cancel …

10 Things You'll Regret Packing After Your Next Move

Popular wisdom has it that it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters. That aphorism is true in most scenarios — but not when it comes to moving. Whether you’ve inked a lease on a new apartment or closed on your first home, it’s natural to want to skip straight to the part where you kick …

Men Reveal Their Biggest Sex Regrets

9 Real Men Share Their Biggest Sex Regrets<p>Just try not to cringe while you read them<p><i>By Michelle Toglia for YourTango</i><p>Think most guys' biggest sex regrets have to do with women they <i>didn't</i> sleep with? Think again. You'll never guess the secret sexcapades that real guys revealed when we asked them …

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

Trade Case Puts Apple In Washington's Sights

Apple has been notoriously disinterested in Washington politics. But two decisions coming from the Obama administration in the past few days indicate that Washington is increasingly interested in Apple.<p>Apple got some good news this weekend when U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman stepped in …

For some climate scientists, speaking out is a moral obligation

We scientists talk to each other…a lot. Usually it is about breaking studies or techniques that can help us better understand the world around us. On occasion, however, we talk about how to communicate our science to the world. We believe that our research is critical to helping us all make better …

A Record 21.6 Million Millennials Living With Parents

More than one in three millennials are now living at home with their parents.<p>Some 36 percent of 18- to 31-year-olds have opted to make home home again as of March 2012, up from 32 percent prior to the Great Recession in 2007, according to a new Pew Research Center report out Thursday.<p>The analysis …

Zuckerberg: Immigration stakes high

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said Monday night that the stakes with immigration reform are high — for both the tech industry and those who are undocumented.<p>“We believe this is important for the future of our country,” he said.<p>In the beginning, people advised him to keep …

World's first synthetic hamburger gets full marks for 'mouth feel'

A little pale, lacking in juiciness and seasoning, but close your eyes and the synthetic hamburger was 'definitely meat'<p>All it took was a little butter and sunflower oil and, in less than 10 minutes, the world's most expensive burger, grown from muscle stem cells in a lab, was ready to eat.<p>"I was …

For gay couples, divorce comes with extra costs

When Jason Dottley and his husband ended their marriage last year, neither bothered to hire a lawyer because the couple agreed they had nothing to fight over.<p>“Lawyers are what you get when things get difficult,” Dottley figured.<p>He had no idea just how difficult getting a same-sex divorce would …

Snake 'strangles two children' in New Brunswick, Canada

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1000000/1000609_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524686538_ec03fad9398fe1ab559cef8fc2321d73<p><b>A snake escaped from a pet shop and killed two children in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, police say.</b><p>In a statement, the Royal Canadian …

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Chelsea Clinton: I want a 'public life'

Chelsea Clinton is leaving open the possibility for running for office someday, saying she’s making a conscious effort to lead a more public life.<p>The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Africa with her father and the Clinton Foundation when …

Art Donovan Jr, Hall of Famer from an American sporting dynasty, dies at 89

Baltimore Colts defensive tackle answered his country's call in wartime – just like his father and grandfather before him<p>Arthur Donovan Jr died on Sunday, at the age of 89. He was heralded as a Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts and a beloved, colorful figure and storyteller.<p>But …

Gunman kills three people in shooting at Pennsylvania town hall meeting

A gunman blasted shots through the wall of a municipal building in a northeastern Pennsylvania town during a meeting and then barged into the room and continued firing, killing three people, before he was tackled by a local official and shot with his own gun, a witness said.<p>The shooting rampage, …

Smoking Ban Tilts Odds Against Ambulance Calls From Casinos

Public health advocates have lobbied hard in recent years to clear restaurants, bars and other workplaces of tobacco smoke, and the winds seem to be at their back.<p>Already, 36 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some version of an indoor smoking ban to protect the health of workers and …

First images of diamond-encrusted jewels stolen in £89m Cannes heist

Photographs of the diamond-encrusted jewellery stolen in a €98-million heist on a Cannes hotel have been published by the insurance company, in a bid to secure their return.<p>A huge heart-shaped diamond pendant, two diamond-encrusted rings and an Art Deco style emerald and diamond necklace were among …

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U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says

In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.<p>Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than 13 gigawatts of new wind power capacity to the …

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Second Auction of Nevada Recluse's Gold Coins Yields Nearly $3.2 Million

The cousin of a dead Nevada recluse who amassed a fortune in gold bullion and coins is set to inherit millions of dollars after the final haul of his …