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Coast Guard

Apple is about to hold the biggest event it's had in years — here's what to expect

It's an announcement we've been expecting for months; Apple has held press events to introduce its newest smartphone to the world every September since 2012.<p>But what makes this event different is that analysts and industry watchers are expecting the company to talk about more than just its new …

Apple Watch

A German fashion startup called off an event because Berlin wants to use the venue to house refugees

Zalando had planned to host Bread & Butter, a trade show it saved from insolvency in June, at the site of the now-defunct Tempelhof Airport, which ceased operations in 2008.<p>But the escalating European refugee crisis has meant that the Berlin Senate is looking into the possibility of using the …

Military

Justin Bieber Finally Ends a 30-Day Countdown and Drops His New Single

If you’ve ever doubted his talent, prepare to Belieb.<p>After a 30-day Instagram countdown that included everyone from Britney Spears, Kendall Jenner, …

Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia.<p>While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits — like resistance to pests, selective …

Organisms

I Have A Chronic Health Condition. This Is What Happened When I Put My Body On Instagram.

<i>This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Courtney Mina</i><p>Body positivity is finally flourishing, thanks in part to the online community of women (and men) who are starting to not only love their bodies, but to show them off with confidence. But what about the women who have big legs? As the size …

Social Media

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

Elephants

“No living woman actually looks like Kate Moss”: The unattainable thin ideal

When my daughter was at her sickest, her impossibly thin body looked normal to me. Larger bodies looked grotesque<p><i>“I wondered if I could truly see myself at all. One day I found myself all-right-looking and relatively slim . . . and the next day I saw a sagging, bulbous grotesque. How could one</i> …

Alice In Wonderland

9 Rookie Mistakes You Can't Believe You Used to Make at the Gym

<b>2. You never increased the weights you lifted.</b> You thought that picking up a heavier weight would instantly turn you into Arnold Schwarzenegger (here's the truth), so you bicep curled your heart out with those tiny two-pound dumbbells—that is, if you even made it to the scary weight room.<p><b>3. You</b> …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

Rare, Poignant Photos of Frida Kahlo During the Last Years of Her Life

German-born French photographer Gisle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and later became known as one of the greatest portraits photographers in …

Art

California attorney general to ask judge to halt 'shoot the gays' initiative

Exclusive: Kamala Harris tells the Guardian the Sodomite Suppression Act ‘has no place in a civil society’, but experts caution it is unclear how court would rule<p>California’s attorney general will go to court to stop a controversial proposed ballot initiative that calls for the legalized execution …

Kamala Harris

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

Soldier who spent five years in Taliban captivity faces life in prison, after being freed last year in a prisoner swap with five Guantánamo Bay detainees<p>The longest-held US prisoner of war of the post-9/11 era will be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and faces a potential …

Afghanistan

Arizona woman cleared after 22 years on death row: 'This is not happiness'

Debra Milke describes her release as ‘bittersweet’ after 25 years served for the murder of her son, in a case that rested on the work of disgraced detective<p>An Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row after being convicted of conspiring to murder her son in a case that rested on the work of a …

Crime

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.

25 Workout Moves Fit People Love To Do

It's not all burpees and planks. OK, it's some burpees and planks. But a bunch of other amazing stuff, too.<p>Quick heads up: These GIFs and videos aren't meant for instructional purposes, just motivation! If you want to try a new move or workout, you should get an all-clear from your doctor, and work …

14 Million Syrian Kids Are Suffering As War Enters 5th Year. Here's Who's Helping

Sunday marks the start of the fifth year of the civil war in Syria, which has devastated the lives of some 14 million children, according to UNICEF.<p>A country that was once the envy of the region for its stellar literacy rates is now raising a generation deprived of schooling, nutrition, shelter and …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

Hearst Corporation

Precious Moments: I’ve Learned To Catch The Smiles of Sleeping Babies

I was photographing families and toddlers in 2010 and 2011 and my work was a bit uninspiring. Then I saw American photographers creating these …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

Frat Boys on the Bus

"You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me...."<p>Yeah, something had to happen. The cellphone video went public, and the frat boys on the bus, who were just having a little politically incorrect fun, y'know, singing about Jim Crow exclusionary practices and, well, lynching, suddenly …

Autopsy

Old Timers: Using 1980s Minolta Lenses on a Modern Sony Digital Camera

Bear with me now. I promise there are photos after all this preamble. I’m going to try to keep the camera talk to a dull roar on this post even …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

The 6 mistakes derailing your health and fitness goals

There is nothing worse than working hard and still not succeeding. It is one thing not to reach your health and wellness goals if you are eating fries every day and skipping workouts, but it is extremely frustrating to give it your all and strike out.<p>Believe me, I get it. I have broken down in …

Weight Loss

The HIIT Workout that Tones in 30 Seconds

Start shedding fat with these HIIT moves exclusively from trainer Adam Rosante's new book, The 30-Second Body<p>1. Pencil Squats<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Stand with your feet …