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The New Calorie Cutters

Manhattan dietician Sharon Richter shares five quick, smart tips for cutting calories that you haven't heard a thousand times before<p>So you want to look svelte for summer—which will, eventually, arrive—but aren't quite ready to commit to a month of green juice and kale chips. Sharon Richter has a …

Healthy Eating

The American Dream is now just that for its middle classes – a dream | Michael Cohen

For years, the US enjoyed unrivalled prosperity - and its middle classes were the envy of the world. No longer. Last week, a study of decades of economic data concluded that the US had fallen behind other nations, apart, that is, from the super-rich<p>During the 2012 presidential election, Republican …

12 Wedding Looks Under $150

18 Sexy One-Piece Bathing Suits Giving Bikinis a Run for Their Money

Clothing

Obama's smoking problem

Malaysia’s government is battling a smoking epidemic that threatens its young people — and it fears Barack Obama’s big Pacific trade deal will make the health crisis even worse.<p>When the president, a reformed smoker himself, landed in Kuala Lumpur this past weekend for his third stop in a weeklong …

Seething hate even Fox News can’t deny: Cliven Bundy is not an outlier

There should be no surprise here: GOP thinking is that government “free stuff” is a form of slavery<p>No, all right wingers are not racists, but if you open your ears and listen to what the fringe hate groups that even the likes of Sean Hannity and Fox News can’t deny are racist are saying, if you …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: We're Headed for Oligarchy

Robert Solow on powerful families’ threat to democratic institutions.<p>In a recent interview at the Economic Policy Institute, Nobel Prize-Winning economist and MIT professor Robert Solow riffed on the political effects of increasing inequality and concentration of wealth at the very top. "If that …

The Top 5 Reasons Women Resist Investing In Themselves And How It Hurts Them

As a women’s career coach and consultant, I deliver scores of training series, teleclasses and career coaching programs each year helping women build more success and reward in their careers. In the seven years I’ve offered these types of programs, I’ve been truly shocked at the number of women …

Jamie Lynn Spears Wore UGGS On Her Wedding Day

The Spears girls have a real thing for casual clothing.<p>Britney's younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears got married over the weekend. Her new husband's name is also Jamie, which seems a little bit confusing but there you go love is love; technically his name is James, but he goes by the more casual, …

Bradley Cooper's Career Wasn't Supposed To Take Off, According To Louis C.K.

We never knew you could spell irony with a C and a K.<p>The Internet has put together this wonderful video comprised of Louis C.K.'s 2009 interview on "The Stephen Merchant Show," during which he mocked all aspiring actors who ask Sean Penn acting questions, and a 1999 "Inside the Actors Studio" clip …

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84 | Reuters

(Reuters) - Fred Phelps, the pastor who led a small Kansas church’s vitriolic “God Hates Fags” anti-gay campaign across the United States, has died, the church said on Thursday.<p>Phelps, whose Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, won a 2011 freedom-of-speech U.S. Supreme Court decision related …

The 10 Hottest Ponytails To Try Now

Grab the elastics. These red carpet and runway 'dos will make you seriously want to pull your hair up.<p>Grab the elastics. These red carpet and runway 'dos will make you seriously want to pull your hair up.

Ted Cruz tweets response to photoshopped poster

The Texas senator jokes from L.A. that the poster’s creator made at least one big mistake<p>Tea Party darling and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was in Los Angeles on Saturday in order to deliver the keynote speech at the Claremont Institute's annual dinner. The speech was to focus on the legacy of …

Woman Who Ran for President Says U.S. Not Ready for Female President

The irony seems lost on tea-party stal­wart Michele Bach­mann.<p>The former can­did­ate for the 2012 Re­pub­lic­an nom­in­a­tion for pres­id­ent said in …

BAZAAR's Guide to Sex, Love & Independence

Emma Lewis explores the man and woman power-structure and what it means to have freedom in your marriage for Bazaar's February 1976 issue.<p>Marriage and freedom are not mutually exclusive. But is "open marriage" or "total womanhood" the answer to wedded happiness? Here's how to know if you are really …

Before You Watch the New House of Cards, Do Yourself a Favor and See the Original

In which I (reluctantly) acknowledge the superiority of the British style of satire.<p>I'll watch anything Kevin Spacey is in, so I'll be among the early downloaders of the second installment of <i>House of Cards</i>, which will be out via Netflix touchingly on Valentine's Day.<p>But now I've done something I …

Bill O'Reilly Just Unwittingly Proved Obama Right

The president complained that the Fox anchor prompts his audience to believe in certain White House scandals. Watch him get caught red-handed.<p>Earlier this week, I complained about Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama on Super Bowl Sunday, in which the Fox News host failed to ask any …

Nestle Said to Explore Ways to Reduce $30 Billion L’Oreal Stake

<b>PARIS, France —</b> Nestle SA is exploring ways to reduce its $30 billion stake in L’Oreal SA and has signaled its intentions to the world’s largest …

Will The Spanish Monarchy Survive Its Royal Drama?

There is a well-known children’s poem in Spanish that begins like this: “The princess is sad, what’s wrong with the princess?”<p>She was smiling last week as she arrived in court to testify before a zealous judge in Palma de Mallorca about, among other issues, her spending habits, not to mention the …

Things Get Tense When Geraldo Rivera Accuses Bill O’Reilly of Stripping Obama of His ‘Majesty’ in Super Bowl Interview

During a tense exchange on Friday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Geraldo Rivera accused Bill O’Reilly of stripping President Barack Obama of his “majesty” during his highly-watched Super Bowl interview.<p>(Fox News)<p>Rivera said the president wasn’t given the respect he deserves and as a result the interview …

Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2013

Putting it mildly, 2013 was an eventful year for brain science. This Top 10 list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (given how many studies are published each year, it never could be), but it’s a sturdy sampling of incredible work being conducted around the world, moving us closer to solving some …

Keep Your Head Up, Angle Your Body, and More Tips to Always Look Good in Photos

Earlier this year, it was revealed that on average, Facebook users upload over 350 million photos to the site <i>every</i> <i>day</i>. (A whooping figure, for sure, …

19 Vintage Photos Of People Partying On New Year's Since 1876

Taking a look at the Library of Congress' extensive collection of historic photographs, we found some fun examples of the ways we used to get down on New Year's Eve.<p>From the mundane to Philadelphia's famous Mummers Parade, pictures from 1876 to the 1940s show how things have changed and how they …

Festivals

Avocado Smoothie

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 small avocado<p>1 cup coconut water, preferably cold-pressed and raw<p>1 teaspoon agave syrup (optional)<p>1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, plus more to taste<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine avocado, coconut water, agave, if using, and 1 tsp. lime juice in a blender and puree until …

Recipes

21 Photos That Show What College Frat Life Was Like 50 Years Ago

He — somewhat casually — revealed a treasure trove of photos that had recently been shared with him that captured dorm and frat life at his alma mater, Lake Forest College in Illinois. The zip drives contained hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos taken by his TKE fraternity brother John McDonough …