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16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.


History of Wedding Traditions: Why Do Brides Wear White?

1. Turns out it's your "ring finger" for a reason. Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.<p>2. Queen Victoria is credited with starting the Western world's white wedding dress trend …

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dresses, Monique Lhuillier Bliss Wedding Gowns

If a white wedding dress doesn't feel quite right but you don't want to walk down the aisle in a brightly colored gown, consider one of these seven dresses from Monique Lhuillier's Bliss line, all of which have just a hint of color.<p><b>Wedding Dress 1</b><p><b>Wedding Dress 2</b><p><b>Wedding Dress 3</b><p><b>Wedding Dress 4</b><p><b>Wedding</b> …

5 Solutions to Bridal Stress

In our culture, brides and stress go hand-in-hand.<p>Bridal stress is unique. It is essentially temporary, yet is often connected to deeper emotional challenges and is exacerbated by family dynamics . There is often a decision to make, or challenge to resolve, at every turn and any little disruption …

Emergency landing on Florida beach kills beachgoer, injures daughter

A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.<p>Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in distress Sunday afternoon.<p>The pilot of a 1972 …

Ten great ghost towns in the West