Nicole Welch

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The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

Bill Gates

Apple's iOS Completely Blew Away Google's Android For Shopping On Christmas

IBM put out a press release about what it saw during Christmas. It's not good for Android:<p>iOS vs. Android: As a percentage of total online sales, iOS was more than five times higher than Android, driving 23 percent vs. 4.6 percent for Android. On average, iOS users spent $93.94 per order, nearly …

In Wake of Delivery Delays, Amazon Offers Gift Cards to Customers

Amazon announced Thursday that it would offer a form of restitution to its aggrieved customers after shipping problems prevented orders from being …

Customers

New island in Japanese waters

As of December 24, 2013, fresh lava was still pouring from a submarine volcano, building the new island.<p>NASA Earth Observatory reported this week on …

Astronomy

20 Best Celeb Quotes of 2013

Celebrity Gossip

'Sherlock' Mini-Episode: Holmes is 'Coming Back' (Video)

The BBC released a seven-minute prequel for the third season of the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring series, which returns in January.<p>The BBC debuted a …

Fall TV Report Card: Did Your Freshman Faves Make the Grade? Did 'Doomed' Noobs Get Axed?

Beginning with Premiere Week back in September and throughout the fall TV season, TVLine asked you to weigh in and assign a grade to each of the new …

Wonder Woman Actress Gal Gadot Responds to “Too-Skinny” Criticism: “Anyone Can Buy Breasts”

Earlier this month it was announced that<i>Fast & Furious</i>actress Gal Gadot had been cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming <i>Man of Steel</i>sequel. While a surprising casting decision, the Israeli actress does make some sense for the part—she’s a gorgeous brunette with experience using a lasso and …

Miley Cyrus Pleasures Herself in 'Adore You'

Miley Cyrus' racy new clip for "Adore You" leaked online yesterday, one day early of its scheduled release. The pop star shrugged it off. "We all …

Miley Cyrus

Report: Dean McDermott cheated on Tori Spelling

The alleged other woman? A 28-year-old two-night stand.<p><i>Us Weekly</i>'s new cover story is a (blonde) bombshell: The mag reports that father-of-four Dean McDermott has cheated on his wife of seven years, Tori Spelling.<p>In Toronto on Dec. 6 to promote his <i>Chopped Canada</i> hosting gig, McDermott spent two …

Design Bloggers Predict What Trends Will Be Hot in 2014

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9 Bedroom Decor Ideas for Every Style

From rustic to romantic.<p>From modern to traditional, rustic to romantic, find the best bedroom decor style for you.

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5 Beauty Lessons We Learned This Year From Victoria's Secret Models

As we saw last week with Miranda Kerr's 5 Lessons, no one schools people in sexiness like a Victoria's Secret model. Here are five things we learned from the Angels this year about looking gorgeous.<p>Want more of Victoria's secrets? Here are more lessons we've learned from them throughout the years. …

A No-Juice Detox Cleanse to Try for New Year's

Stuffing. Pumpkin pie. Chocolate-covered everything. Sound like your most recent holiday meal? This December four <i>Glamour</i> staffers tested out a 5-Day Post-Thanksgiving Cleanse from Sakara Life, a Brooklyn-based vegan meal delivery service. Note: All four staffers are card-carrying carnivores.<p>So as …

21 Pop Culture Conversations You're Probably Having With Your Relatives Right Now

1. It's not Saving Mr. Hanks. It's , and Tom Hanks is it. Who's Mr. Banks? Now that you mention it, I have no idea.<p>2. See, I actually think IS as good as it used to be.<p>3. I agree that it's insane you need three remotes to turn the TV on, but where is the double-spaced, size-14 font HOW TO TURN ON …

Kate Middleton's Christmas Day Outfit: Alexander McQueen Tartan

This Christmas, in honor of baby Prince George's first holiday, Queen Elizabeth II invited all her nearest and dearest royals to her country house, Sandringham, in King's Lynn, Norfolk. Of course, Prince George's mom and dad, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William, were on hand, and …

Skip the Returns Line and Donate Those Unwanted Holiday Presents to a Good Cause Instead

Christmas has come and gone (boo!), and now you're left with some fabulous presents...and of course, some <i>not</i>-so-fabulous presents. Maybe it's the wrong size and you don't have a gift receipt, or your parents got you a winter coat even though you just bought one two weeks ago and <i>kiiind</i> of forgot to …

Everything You Need to Get Smooched on New Years

There's just a few days left to prepare, people.<p>New Years can be très stressful. There's planning the venue, saving up cash (New Years is also très expensive), and having your Uber car service app on standby. Luckily for you, we've rounded up everything <i>else</i> you need (i.e. the outfit, long-lasting …

24 People Who Decide What's 'Cool' In America

We've selected the best of the best and created a list of who determines what's cool in America.<p>Some of the people who made the list are controversial public figures who move fashion trends based on what they wear. Others are executives who run multi-billion dollar companies.<p>Everyone on the list is …

This New Year Train Your Brain, Not Your Boobs

Many of us turn to New Year's resolutions to motivate us to improve our health, career, or love life.<p>We think about changing our diet or exercising more, hiring a personal coach or counselor, or maybe spending a few sessions on a therapist's couch. But the power to inspire also rests a little …