Raquel Alvarado

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Teen's Stunt Exposes That WTC Has No Working Surveillance Cameras

A 16-year-old boy snuck his way to the top of the tallest building in the United States earlier this week — and there is no video to prove it.<p>Justin …

Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes.<p>Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of …

This 530-Pound “Exosuit” Will Help Find Undiscovered Life 1,000 Feet Under The Sea

To get there, he’ll need 530 pounds of newly minted technology on his body and a remotely operated deep-sea robot by his side. On the surface, …

Sigma Alpha Epsilon: We're Banning Pledging

One of the pillars of American fraternity culture eliminated its hot-button "pledging" process Sunday after a string of hazing-related deaths.<p>Sigma Alpha Epsilon — one of the nation's largest and oldest fraternities that counts among its alums William Faulkner and President William McKinley — had …

The Tiny Culprit Behind A Graveyard of Ancient Whales

As the Pan-American Highway snakes its way through Chile, it passes through a place called Cerro Ballena. The site is in the middle of the driest desert in the world, and just an hour away from the mine where 33 unfortunate miners were trapped a few years back. That particular stretch of road is …

10 Signs That You're a Feminist

Hate to break it to you, F-word haters, but you're probably more of a feminist than you think.<p>Why is it that strong, empowered women, who believe in equal pay and equal rights, eschew the "feminist" label? That's the very question Allison Rapson and Kassidy Brown are trying to answer with their …

2014's feminist pop stars can dance like Miley Cyrus or sing songs about misogyny

Where are contemporary pop's young feminists? It's the question Skin, frontwoman of 90s rock group Skunk Anansie, asked at One Billion Rising in London's Trafalgar Square earlier this month. Back in her day, Skin says: "there were artists, rock singers, that were political. Now it seems the word …

California Couple Finds $10 Million in Gold Coins

A couple in Northern California has literally struck gold, finding $10 million in rare gold coins buried on their property.<p>The discovery, thought to …

Dems revive War on Women message

The war on women is back — bigger, broader and more central to White House and Democratic messaging than ever before.<p>Drawing on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection strategy — and the even larger margins among women that propelled Terry McAuliffe to victory in last year’s Virginia governor’s …

Obama and Boehner Had a Completely Useless Meeting

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met in the Oval Office for an hour-long one-on-one …

China's Awful Air Pollution Is Turning Into a 'Nuclear Winter'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Faced with pollution conditions that experts say is like a "nuclear winter", people in Beijing are …

Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Japan libraries

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Modern Family Actress Allegedly Assaulted by Fan

Police in Sydney, Australia charged a man with indecent assault for allegedly groping <i>Modern Family</i> star Sarah Hyland.<p>The cast shot in Australia this …

Google Introduces Phone With 3-D Sensors

Google has unveiled a new phone that makes real-time, 3-D maps of its environments. Its “customized hardware and software” includes sensors that …

Here Are America's 5 Most Miserable States

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com.</i><p>The well-being of Americans hasn’t …

Social Media Is Making You Stupid

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …

Colorado and Utah Eye Older Smoking Age

Two states are considering plans to increase the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, in an effort to thwart teen smoking.<p>Lawmakers in …

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Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Exploding in U.S. Courts

Same-sex marriage proponents are gathering steam.<p>Recent high profile rulings on gay marriage tell only part of the story about the avalanche of lawsuits working their way through state and federal courts, challenging laws that ban or restrict same-sex marriages.<p>Cases are now pending in all but …

Clinton favorability at 59 percent

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has maintained a favorable opinion with Americans, though it has dipped since her time in the Cabinet, according to a new poll.<p>A majority of Americans, 59 percent, view Clinton favorably, compared with 37 percent who view her unfavorably, according to a …

China Threatens Drama if Obama Meets the Dalai Lama

BEIJING – A planned meeting between President Barack Obama and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama would "seriously damage" U.S. relations with China, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Friday.<p>The White House National Security Council said Obama would meet the Dalai Lama, a …

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …

Is Venezuela's Government Tightening Its Grip on the Internet?

While protests sweep the streets of Venezuela, the nation's government is quietly taking measures to quell the uprising in cyberspace, reportedly …

For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope'

This Thursday, three Native American tribes are changing how they administer justice.<p>For almost four decades, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling has barred tribes from prosecuting non-American Indian defendants. But as part of last year's re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a new program …

Obama and Canadian Leader Make Beer Bet on Olympic Women’s Hockey Final

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday that they’ve bet each other a case of beer for each game as the U.S. …

Must-See Photos from Day 15 of the Sochi Olympics

Maki Tabata, Ayaka Kikuchi, Nana Takagi and Misaki Oshigiri of Japan train during Ladies Pursuit Official Training.<br>Ryan Pierse—Getty Images