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Apple announces iOS 8 at WWDC 2014

Apple on Monday unveiled the next iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The software is available in beta for developers starting today, and for the public for free this fall.<p>Last year's bold visual overhaul with iOS 7 was a …

Another Effect Of Racism: Accelerated Aging

For black men, racial discrimination speeds up aging at the cellular level, according to a new study.<p>A new study from the University of Maryland found that racism may speed aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American men who reported being heavily …

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Suburbia's Carbon Footprint Is Four Times The Size Of Urban Residents', Study Finds

How you contribute to global warming depends a lot on where you live.<p>Congrats, city-dwellers! Your carbon footprint is just half the size of the national average. But… too bad, all the suburbs surrounding your city cancel out the effects of your greener lifestyle. At worst, households in the …

China's 'airpocalypse' kills 350,000 to 500,000 each year

Between 350,000 and 500,000 Chinese die prematurely each year because of the country's disastrous air pollution, says China's former health minister<p>The equivalent of the population of Bristol dies each year in China because of lethal air pollution, according to Chen Zhu, who was the country's …

Teen at Center of the Maryville Rape Case Hospitalized After Attempted Suicide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Daisy Coleman, the teenager who was run out of her town after accusing two fellow high school …

Russia Tightens Security In Preparation For Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Russian forces went on combat alert in Sochi and tightened restrictions on access to the Black Sea resort on Tuesday as part of measures by President Vladimir Putin to ensure security at next month's Winter Olympics.<p>Aware that the success or failure of the Sochi Games will …

Canada's Ex-Defense Minister Says Aliens Would Give Earth Tech If We Were Less Warlike

Aliens, man. If we would only listen to them, the world would be a better place.<p>It's not necessarily shocking to hear somebody claim that at least four different species of aliens have visited the Earth, for thousands of years. But it is somewhat more shocking when that person was once in charge of …

Study Finds No Time Travelers On The Internet

If you've read this article in the future, feel free to skip it now.<p>If you had traveled from the future to the present, you might be likely to mention some things that you'd learned there (for example: buy <i>this</i> lottery ticket). Using this logic, physicists searched for prescient mentions of future …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

The snow leopard, a Sochi Olympics symbol, is near extinction

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are little more than a month away. The mascot for the games is the snow leopard, a symbol selected by the Russian people.<p>Vladimir Putin said the mascot was chosen because it's "strong, powerful, fast and beautiful." It's also close to extinction in …

Get a Body Like Sofia Vergara with Exclusive Tips From Her Trainer!

Sofia Vergara isn't afraid to flaunt her voluptuous hour-glass frame (nor should she be)! The actress has one of the most coveted bodies in …

The Skincare Alphabet: Are EE Creams the New Best Thing?

Photo: Getty Images<p>We learned our alphabet back in kindergarten, but we're still learning our beauty alphabet. Just when we thought we had BB, CC and even DD creams mastered, we find ourselves with, you guessed it, EE creams. We're starting to feel a little anxious.<p><i>Women's Wear Daily</i> is reporting …

Fashion Magazine Covers Were So Much More Glamorous In The 1950s

It's an indisputable fact that the 1950s were a more glamorous time than the present, sneaker-filled world we live in. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the covers of fashion magazines from the era, which showcase the then-contemporary fashions in vivid, Kodachrome-worthy colors.<p>With …

9 Tricks To Pull Off A Midday Workout (Without Looking Disgusting)

Expectation: You'll dash away from your desk, toss on sneakers, hit the elliptical for 20 minutes, take five more minutes to splash water on your face (or, even better, some of that fancy Evian water spray) and be back at your desk looking fresher than ever.<p>Reality: It's nearly impossible to look …

Blake Lively Gives Away All Her Secrets

As an actress and standout beauty, it makes perfect sense for Blake Lively to become the new face of Gucci Première. It wasn't until we chatted with the effervescent Lively, that we realized she's also a bona fide beauty guru. Read on for her insights on fragrance, hair, holiday, home, style and …

Beauty

Oh La La! 4 Secrets to Getting Parisian Style Like the Stars

Parisian women have a way of exuding class, style, and a certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i>: an effortless and feminine charm, if you will. And everyone from …

The Sexy Butt Workout

This season, leather leggings are everything. And so is having the rear view to pull them off.<p>"Getting the right curves here can be tough, especially if you're doing the wrong—or same moves—over and over again," says Ben Hart, a Tier-3 personal trainer at Equinox and co-founder of Qinetic, an …

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

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10 New E-Commerce Obsessions To Note

If you're anything like us, you've walked into real-life stores before and subconsciously wondered where the "Search" button was. Online shopping is …

From white shirts on men to wedge-heel trainers: what's hot and what's not on planet fashion this week

Going up<p><b>White shirts on men</b> Ed Burstell on Liberty Of London has made them a key component of his very stylish uniform. We approve.<p><b>Rose-gold hair</b> Totally a thing, thanks to Sienna Miller. Reboot your highlights sharpish.<p><b>Opaque tights</b> Silver lining of the boring post-Christmas bit of winter: you can …

12 Cool Winter Accessories to Help You Brave the Cold

Sweater weather, here we come.<p>Warm knits, buttery leather, and colorful faux-fur toppers all round out our winter wish list as the weather gets cooler. Ahead, the most fashionable accessories to keep yourself warm in the brisk weeks ahead.

This Chic DIY Shoe Display Is Easier Than You'd Think

<i>Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new site from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch. Leaf.tv</i> …

These Cheap Celeb Finds Are Giving Us A Reason To Go Shopping This Weekend

The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop shopping. In fact, you can find some of the best deals in January -- just ask Hollywood.<p>This week many of our favorite stars were spotted out in about in really affordable pieces that convinced us to make room in our closets. Beyoncé …

The Top 20 Street Style Moments 2013

From the off-beat style of Copenhagen to the reverence of Couture, sunny disposition of Art Basel and general showmanship of the main season shows, Diego Zuko captured a memorable year in street style.<p>From the off-beat style of Copenhagen to the reverence of Couture, sunny disposition of Art Basel …

The Most Memorable Hair Transformations of 2013

After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle and extreme), proving they are true beauty chameleons.<p>After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle …

Shop 50 Showstopping Fall 2013 Bags

Get fall's best clutches, totes and shoulder bags to have and to hold.<p>It's hardly a secret that the right bag can be a major game changer. In the interest of seeking "the one" we've rounded up 50 of fall's chicest, to have, to hold and elevate any look.

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