Kathy McKinney

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I Was a Shapewear Addict — and Then I Let It All Go

My empowering journey from daily constriction to total freedom.<p>I am fat. Not the sort of "fat" that thin people think they are — the sort that is easily concealed by forgiving wrap dresses — but actually, legitimately fat. Some might prefer to use the term "plus-size" to describe a body like mine, …

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's - already afflicting well over five million Americans -- is expected to claim more than 16 million of us by 2050 if a cure isn't found. Today it is at the top of the Bad News list of potential diagnoses for almost anyone over 50. Justifiably so, since the Centers for Disease Control and …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

What We Know About Google's Alphabet Soup. And What We Don't.

A conglomeration of unanswered questions.<p>The world’s most dominant Internet company — its most ambitious and, yes, often its most feared — is now just three engineers, a lawyer and a financier. And, so far, no public-facing executive investors can reach to hold the company to account.<p>That’s the …

What If All the Cats in the World Suddenly Died?

Perhaps you're a cat lover. Perhaps you abhor the lazy critters. Either way, when you see a cat lounging on an armchair, napping all day but for the …

Pets

Carly Fiorina's five best lines at the GOP debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina came out strong in the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday night, landing multiple zingers on her opponents on stage and in the broader field.<p>After the debate, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO was the top-searched candidate on Google in more states than any of the …

Government

Scott Walker unveils his Donald Trump debate plan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday his key to victory at Thursday's Republican debate means not engaging with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, or any other opponent, for that matter.<p>"I'm not going to take anybody, I'm going to say what I'm for," Walker told Fox News' …

Government

The first GOP debate is Thursday: Here's what you need to know

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican primary voters will get more insight this week into the presidential candidates vying for their party's nomination as the contenders prepare to square off in the first primary debate.<p>And with the rise of Donald Trump and the drama his surge has provoked, the first …

Government

Meet Millie, The Rock Climbing Adventure Cat Who Goes Camping With Her Human

When Craig Armstrong met his cat, Millie, at an adoption center in Utah, it was a match made in mountain climbing heaven.<p>"She climbed up my back and sat on my shoulders," Armstrong wrote in an article for BackCountry.com where he works. "It took about four seconds to realize we were now partners …

Cat people are smarter than dog people, study says

What else is Carroll University going to study other than the various characteristics of those who choose dogs over cats? And vice versa.<p>I fear I may have found a more emotive subject that Apple vs. Samsung. Or Apple vs. Microsoft. Or just Apple.<p>For one of the world's top academic institutions, …

Pets

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Cute

These Photos Of Charming Kittens Will Mesmerize You

<b>Kittens have an undeniable charm with their tiny paws and beady eyes.</b> Many of us find ourselves looking through kitten photos and videos to wind down …

Cute

‘I’m not getting rid of my kitty’: Calgary senior chooses homelessness over giving up kitten

When Louise Slade’s beloved dog died last year, she wanted another pet. The 75-year-old says having animals around keeps her active and happy, …

Logging

Windows 10 now running on over 14 million devices

The operating system is being launched to current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users in phases, so the number of devices now running Windows 10 will rise steadily in the coming days as more users get access to the platform.<p>Microsoft's brand-new Windows 10 operating system is now running on millions of …

Windows 10

Hello World

Top Ten Most Haunted Places in GettysBurg:<p>Mark Nesbitt ’s Top Ten Haunted Places to visit in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania list:<p>1. Devil’s Den<p>Devil's Den …

Ten Books on Slavery You Need to Read

You can’t talk about race until you fully understand America’s past.<p>Without understanding the past, it is difficult to grapple with the present. This became quite clear in the wake of the tragic attack in Charleston, when public dialogue swirled with myths, wishful thinking and deeply ideological …

Black History

No, 300,000 slave owners did not fight on the Union side in the Civil War

A common argument in the dispute over official displays of the Confederate battle flag is that most people misunderstand the reasons behind the Civil …

See Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and More as Fashion Minions

With a prestigious <i>Vogue</i> cover, a capsule clothing-and-accessories collection around the corner, and their own official Pantone color, it was only a …

40 Rituals that Make Relationships Last 40+ Years

<b>Embrace each other’s flaws.</b> – New couples always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other. Who wouldn’t? It’s easy; anyone can love …

Positive Thinking

Use This Blush Trick to Fake a Ski-Slope Glow

It may still be summer outside, but we're already dreaming of the gorgeous ski slope looks. Not only can the fashion be chic and divine, but so can …

Copy Ashley Benson’s Pink-on-Pink-on-Pink Makeup Look for Summer

There have been a lot of makeup trends making headlines these days (even just <i>wearing</i> makeup — who can forget the half-made-up face trend about the power of makeup that went viral recently?). Terms like strobing and baking and even clown contouring have us updating our makeup bags.<p>Besides our fave …

The 10 Best Lipsticks for Summer

Everyone has a go-to summer beauty inspiration—for makeup artist <b>Charlotte Tilbury,</b> it’s <b>Jerry Hall</b> on her first British <i>Vogue</i> cover. Shot by <b>Norman Parkinson</b> in Jamaica in 1975, the picture features the supermodel in a cobalt blue swim cap and bright, tomato red lips. The photograph’s bold palette was …

Makeup

101 Lazy Girl Makeover Tips

Pinterest Becomes a Better Place for Discovery With Related Pins

Pinterest has been busy this year adding features to make itself more useful. On Friday it announced a partnership with Getty Images to provide image …

10 Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

Sick of kale salad? OD'd on poached salmon? Had your last blueberry smoothie? Try these other nutrient-packed, disease-fighting grains, vegetables, seeds, and legumes to boost your health, keep your weight in check, and delight your palate.<p>Teff<p>Like quinoa, teff is a trendy gluten-free grain. "But …

Do Looks Matter Less In Modelling Now?

Until very recently, which model was booked for a job was based only on things that the client could see before them: her face, her hair, her body, …

Maybelline New York — One of everything is the perfect amount.

Hot Looks: Brows and Liquid Liners

Unkempt brows and uneven liner are not a good look on anyone. But there's no need to worry about looking like a hot mess. Here, we’ve rounded up our picks of brow pencils and liquid eyeliners that we promise will have you looking your absolute best.<p><b>Lancôme Artliner</b>: The foam tip on this pen makes …

Makeup

Diana Vreeland Quotes to Live by this Summer

Words of wisdom for the new season, courtesy of the legendary BAZAAR editor.<p>Diana Vreeland lived an extravagant life. In her years at Harper's BAZAAR, she served as a columnist and later Fashion Editor from 1936 to 1962. Outside the office, the pillows in her home were infused with perfume via …