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The Best Beauty Looks from the 2015 VMAs

Gigi Hadid glowed, Cara Delevingne went “bronde,” and Nicki Minaj paired a pale lip with a bold ‘tude—see our favorite beauty moments from the 2015 VMAs here.

OPEC ready to talk amid falling oil prices

Oil prices surged Monday, capping their biggest three-day gain in 25 years, as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries suggested it may be ready to scale back output and the government cut its estimates of U.S. oil production.<p>OPEC said in an article that it "stands ready to talk to all …

Oil

Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are

Here is a pop quiz: How many trees are on the planet?<p>Most people have no idea.<p>A new study says the answer is more than 3 trillion trees — that's trillion with a T, and that number is about eight times more than a previous estimate.<p>Thomas Crowther was inspired to do this tree census a couple of …

Ecology

Obama expected to press Saudi King on conflicts in Syria, Yemen

Salman's inaugural visit as king -- originally scheduled for May and cancelled by Riyadh -- has been billed as a way of reinforcing US-Saudi relations.<p>But behind public statements of partnership, the meeting looks likely to be dominated by disagreements on Syria and Yemen as well as lingering …

Middle East

Gender Studies

From Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn to Eddie Redmayne’s upcoming role in <i>The Danish Girl</i>, gender fluidity is a hot topic. The conversation extended to the runways, most notably at Gucci, where the designer Alessandro Michele sent out frowzy suits and bow blouses, some of which were modeled by …

Gender

Steve Jobs 'played no role at all' in designing the Apple I or Apple II computers, Woz says

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Sarina Khemchandani did just that, scoring an interview with Woz in late August.<p>There was, if you remember, some controversy surrounding how the Ashton Kutcher "Jobs" movie portrayed Jobs' involvement in the design and development of Apple's first products.<p>So …

Apple II

IMF: China, tumbling commodity prices threaten world economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.<p>In an assessment of threats published as top finance ministers and central bankers meet this …

Economics

A lot of US children are being diagnosed with ADHD improperly

Many doctors aren’t following professional guidelines<p>A lot of children are being diagnosed with ADHD in the US — but improperly. One in five are diagnosed based on information provided by family members alone, in violation of the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, according to a …

Autism

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Linguistics

Japan braces for outbreak of gang warfare

Police fear splits in nation's largest yakuza group could trigger new turf wars and settling of old scores<p>Japanese police have stepped up preparations for an outbreak of gang warfare after the nation's largest underworld group splintered.<p>A meeting on Tuesday of the Yamaguchi-gumi, which previously …

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

(Poets&Quants) — The day’s Harvard Business School case study poses a simple question: Is Uber really worth $50 billion?<p>Bharat Anand, a Harvard …

Harvard Business School

Father And Son Become Billionaires With Tanium, The Hottest Cybersecurity Startup

Fathers and sons everywhere can learn a lesson from David and Orion Hindawi.<p>Working together, the duo cofounded Tanium, a cybersecurity startup that helps protect governments and many of the world’s largest companies (including Amazon, Target, Visa, and Verizon). It’s a technological breakthrough …

Venture Capital

The Story Behind Hillary Clinton's Mysterious Gefilte Fish Email

WASHINGTON -- A mysterious email popped up in the latest tranche of State Department documents released in relation to Hillary Clinton’s time at Foggy Bottom.<p>Titled “Gefilte fish,” the email was authored by the then-secretary of state and addressed to two top aides. It reads simply: “Where are we …

U.S. Dept. of State

Netflix: Why Watch “Hunger Games” When You Can Watch Our Original Movies?

The company sees itself as a rival to Hollywood studios–which explains why it declined to renew its contract with a movie distributor.<p>On Sunday morning, Netflix’s film aficionados got some disappointing news: Some of the most popular movies on Netflix will be taken down at the close of September …

Televisions

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Oil prices drop 3 percent as investors retreat from overnight gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices plummeted on Tuesday, settling 8 percent lower, as weak Chinese data extended a roller-coaster run that knocked oil to its lowest in 6-1/2 years last week before frenzied short-covering fueled a 25 percent three-session surge.<p>A customer prepares to fill the tank of …

Oil

10 Highlights From The 7,000 Pages Of Released Clinton Emails

The State Department released some 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails Monday from her time as secretary of state. This batch is the latest in a series of monthly, court-ordered releases that started in May. This is the largest batch so far.<p>An early scan reveals little new information — a lot …

Government

The Best '90s Movie Makeovers Are Still Totally Stylish Today

Oh, to go to high school in the nineties. Remember? Back then the educational institution was more of an everything-goes playground in which crop tops never violated the student dress code, heartthrob <b>Andrew Keegan</b> was not in a kombucha-brewing cult, and everyone knew how—and when—to break out into …

Google’s Self-Driving Car Prototypes Are Coming To Public Roads In Austin

Hit the road Jack<p>Our first glimpse of Google’s driverless cars came in 2012. Since then, Google has confined most of its test-drives of these vehicles to the roads outside its headquarters in Mountain View, California, and recently expanded tests to Austin, Texas (reports of other self-driving car …

Five foot seven and claws out of its head: meet Earth's first big predator

Fossils of Pentecopterus decorahensis, which hunted in the oceans half a billion years ago, discovered in Iowa river bed<p>Earth’s first big predatory monster was a giant underwater scorpion that reigned in the ocean almost half a billion years ago, well before the dinosaurs, scientists have …

Dinosaurs

The new eye palettes

Wearable colours for every occasion<p>The new eye palettes are designed to be worn. And not just on Saturday nights, or Tinder dates, or Suffolk weddings or job interviews on Skype. They’re designed to be casual and easy enough to be worn every day, like a pair of Converse, or Dove roll-on. <b>Urban</b> …

Makeup

Theresa May: Free EU movement 'for those with jobs'

<b>EU free movement should mean the "freedom to move to a job" - not to look for work or benefits - Home Secretary Theresa May has said.</b><p>This would be a return to the "original principle" of free movement in the EU, she wrote in the Sunday Times.<p>Mrs May also said this summer's migrant crisis had been …

United Kingdom

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose 0.3% in July

U.S. households spent moderately in July amid a healthy rise in wages, suggesting the economy carried some momentum into the third quarter despite turbulence abroad.<p>Personal spending, measuring how much Americans paid for everything from home rent to dental care, rose 0.3% in July from a month …

Chinese shares continue their recovery

<b>Chinese shares ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.</b><p>On Friday, the mainland's benchmark Shanghai Composite closed up 4.8% at 3,232 points.<p>China's second bourse, the Shenzhen Composite, closed up 5.4% to …

Stock Markets
Motorsport

Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

St. Patrick's Day

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

Books

15 Fall 2015 TV shows to watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's that time of the year again.<p>New fall shows are coming, and there will be familiar faces and plot lines that make you say "This reminds me of..." We present to you the 15 shows you probably want to check out for Fall 2015 TV season.<p>"Narcos" (Netflix)<p>Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel …

TV

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

The Brain