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The Best BET Red Carpet Dresses: Black, White, and Kerry Washington's Florals

There was an unofficial dress code at last night's awards show.<p>Last night, some of Hollywood's biggest stars came out for the BET Awards and they all seemed to be following an unofficial dress code. Everyone from Ashanti to Nelly walked the red carpet in dramatic monochromatic black and white …

8 Things To Know This AM — Jul 01 2014

Who runs the world? Beyoncé, and not just in the metaphorical, proclaiming-it-in-song sense. Queen B claims the number-one spot on <i>Forbes</i>' annual list …

The Icon ring by Ruifier London

JEWELRY OBSESSION OF THE DAY<p><b>With architectural-inspired pieces, Ruifier London is behind the latest it-jewelry to come from the British capital.</b>

ISIS Opponents Take Aim at Its Online Presence

Kaveh Waddell @kavehewaddell<p>June 30, 2014, 9:34 a.m.<p>The Is­lam­ic State of Ir­aq and Syr­ia has taken to Twit­ter to spread its mes­sage, trum­pet …

Gunfight kills 22 suspected gang members near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Twenty-two suspected gang members were killed southwest of Mexico City early on Monday and one soldier was wounded, the government said, in one of the bloodiest shootouts with security forces since President Enrique Pena Nieto took power.<p>According to a Defense Ministry …

Japan's Cabinet eases post-WWII limits on military

TOKYO (AP) — Since Japan's defeat in World War II, its military has been shackled by restrictions imposed by a victorious U.S. and that, over time, a …

Obama Announces Plans For Executive Action On Immigration

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday he's done waiting for the House of Representatives to pass an immigration bill, and plans to take executive action to change deportation policies.<p>In remarks from the White House, Obama said that given the House's decision not to move forward …

Nigeria Missing Girls: Troops Arrest Businessman In Connection With Boko Haram Abductions

(Updates with details of arrests)<p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, June 30 (Reuters) - Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman suspected of being at the head of a Boko Haram intelligence network that helped plan the abduction of more than 200 school girls in the northeast, the military said on Tuesday.<p>The …

The Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of Patriarchy, Not Democracy

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court delivered a severe blow to women in the United States when it ruled that “closely-held” corporations, such as …

North Korea takes first steps towards oil exploration

North Korea,Asia Pacific,World news,Oil,Oil and gas companies,Commodities,Energy industry,Mongolia<p>Mongolian oil company plans to entice foreign investors to North Korea’s energy sector using data that could indicate the presence of oil and gas resources. NK News reports<p>A Mongolian oil company with …

European Court of Human Rights upholds French law banning veil

STRASBOURG/PARIS (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights upheld France’s 2010 ban on full-face veils in public on Tuesday but acknowledged the law could appear excessive and feed stereotypes.<p>A women, wearing a niqab despite a nationwide ban on the Islamic face veil, gives a phone call …

Agent: Pistorius planned travel with girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius had a heightened concern for his personal safety and was making plans to take girlfriend Reeva …

Iraq lawmakers convene to form new government in battle with 'caliphate'

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sunnis and Kurds walked out of the first session of Iraq’s new parliament on Tuesday after Shi’ites failed to name a prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki, dimming any prospect of an early national unity government to save Iraq from collapse.<p>The United States, United Nations, …

You've Got to See the Makeover Barbie Just Got

Mattel's newest iteration of the doll is ready to take on the business world.<p>Throughout the years, Barbie has held down jobs from doctor to dentist, athlete to astronaut. Now in 2014, she's ready to try out yet another career: entrepreneur.<p>Mattel will be rolling out its ambitious new Barbie this …

Rise and Shine: 10 Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

In the perfect world we would all be morning people. We would wake up calm, refreshed and ready to tackle the day. But this isn't a perfect world, and many of us have hectic morning routines that are considered a success only if we're able to make it to work on time and with no coffee stains on our …

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10 Signs You're Ready For Marriage

Because it isn't always obvious.<p><i>This articled was repurposed with permission from YourTango.com</i><p>You know you love each other. (That's the easy part!) But it can be tough to determine whether you're ready to take things to the next level. So how do you know it's time to tie the knot? Look out for …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

8 Beauty Myths That Are Actually True

Get your facts straight to get even more gorgeous.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover</i>.<p>We’re quick to write off most beauty myths as total fabrications—like that one about toothpaste causing chemical burns. But lo and behold, some of the craziest beauty-related "urban …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Satisfaction with NHS in Scotland rises over decade

<b>Satisfaction with the NHS in Scotland has increased significantly in the last decade, research suggests.</b><p>An official survey of almost 1,500 people found that 61% were either very or quite satisfied with the health service, compared with 40% in 2005.<p>Health Secretary Alex Neil attributed the findings …

Radiation Therapy

5 Healthy Foods That Have More Fat Than a Doughnut

Notice that healthy's not in quotation marks here<p>Here's the thing about fat: Most people have a negative knee-jerk reaction to the word—but they shouldn't. Good-for-you fats promote heart health, keep us feeling full and satisfied, and may even help ward off cognitive decline. All of these foods …

The Exercise That Works the MOST Muscle Groups

One move, so much sweat<p>Looking for a one-and-done exercise move? Meet the burpee. It works the most muscle groups from head to toe, says <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., so it’s a crazy-effective strengthener that will seriously get your heart rate up. Watch as Ator shows you how …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

5 Weird Migraine Treatments

It’s no secret that migraines are a serious pain. About 37 million Americans get migraines, and women are three times more likely to have them than …

4 Unexpected Benefits of Donating Blood

When’s the last time you stopped to appreciate all the good stuff your blood does for you? Without it, oxygen would never reach your cells and carbon …