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Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

Marine Mammals

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

Red Carpet

The ultimate holiday manicure look

<i>By The Beauty Experts at: L'Oréal Paris</i><p>Try modern colors with a touch of glimmer for a complete holiday manicure look this season with a few of our …

Are You TOO Introspective? Here's a Potential Fix...

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p>To quote one of Mariah Carey’s most popular songs, “There’s a hero, if you look inside your heart, you don’t have to be afraid …

The BEST Holiday Gifts From A To Z

Long gone are the days when you had to shop only for your mom, brother, and best friend. Now, your gift list seems endless — presents for your …

Clothing

Best Mens Gifts - Presents For Dads, Boyfriends, Brothers

Ask E. Jean: How to Seduce Your Husband

A woman asks E. Jean how to spice up her marriage.<p><b>DEAR E. JEAN:</b> Our sex life is in a lull. When my husband and I were dating, we were so hot for each other we couldn't get enough. Then we married, had a baby, the fluffy love phase ended, and simply getting a good night's sleep became the goal. Now …

Relationships

Permanent 'doc fix'? Not this year

Lawmakers have all but given up on efforts to permanently replace the Medicare physician payment formula this year and have refocused their effort on getting it done in 2014.<p>Both the Senate Finance and the House Ways and Means committees are expected to vote next week on a proposal that would …

Feds float stricter dividend rules

The Treasury Department proposed regulations aimed at stopping foreign investors from avoiding taxes on dividend payments from American companies, pushing hedge funds and overseas investors closer to potentially owing billions in additional taxes.<p>The regulations proposed on Wednesday have been in …

Why Obamacare Could Help the Democrats in 2014

Here’s a nightmare for John Boehner: Eight or 10 months from now, Republicans’ obsession with getting rid of the health-care law is going to look …

Political Corporate Contributions Won’t Be Aired in Daylight

The SEC avoided taking a stand on corporations having to disclose their political contributions. What it means for transparency in our democracy.<p>In …

The Truth About Obama-Era Inequality

The president calls income inequality the ‘defining issue of our time.’ So it seems fair to grade him on his success at addressing it. By any …

Why One Six-Year Presidential Term Would Be Good for America

Does the commander in chief really need to serve two terms? Why a permanent ‘lame duck’ would change our politics for the better.<p>In a recent speech …

GOP’s shutdown fever: Why another debacle may be coming

<b>(Jeffrey Malet, maletphoto/Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>If Obamacare’s worst news is behind it, the right may have fewer incentives to play nice on the budget. Here’s why<p>Brian Beutler<p>December 5, 2013 12:44pm (UTC)<p>In the brief window between the end of the government shutdown six weeks ago, and the news …

Our Founding Fathers included Islam

Thomas Jefferson didn’t just own a Quran — he engaged with Islam and fought to ensure the rights of Muslims<p>Denise Spellberg<p>October 5, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an”<p><i>[He] sais “neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim] nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the</i> …