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Suspected US drone strike targeting Isis killed civilians in Afghanistan, UN says

Officials did not mention the US specifically, but said the airstrike had been carried out by an international drone – which only the US military operates<p>A drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, intended to target Islamic State fighters, has killed at least 15 civilians and injured another 13, …

Afghanistan

Bizarre Snake-Like Creature Spotted On Mars

Alien hunters team has spotted recently snake-like creature crawling over rocks on Mars. This unknown alien form was caught on camera by the Mars …

Spring DIY: 5 Tips on Making Your Garden Magical

Creating a perfect garden is more of an art project than a home renovation project - you are trying to set a mood.

Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

Oh, your aching back.<p>Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this easy, gentle stretch can help with that: "This is a great pose to do at the end of the day, after you've been sitting at your desk for many hours."<p><b>What it does</b><p>Releases a tense, tired back and helps with an overall sense of …

These Photos Of Preschoolers Stupefied By Television Will Make You Throw Your TV Out A Window

It might look like these preschoolers are hungry for brains, but they’re doing something much more benign — it’s called watching TV, and it’s …

TV

Giacomo Vesprini's Beautifully Surreal Street Photography

The Italian photographer shares the method, aesthetic and inspiration behind his collection of surreal street photography.<p>I don't like to define my style; I just go out and take pictures. I don't often know what I'm going to photograph because I work aesthetically and instinctively.<p>People are often …

Photos of the Week: 4/2-4/8

International Pillow Fight Day, a Sphinx replica in China, Panamanian reflections, the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh, a California mountain lion, the Apple Campus 2 under construction in Cupertino, Shanghai skyscrapers in the fog, a hedgehog cafe in Tokyo, calf-swimming in Lebanon, and much …

The week's best photojournalism

A farmer works in a paddy field in Bhubaneswar, India. | (<i>AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout</i>)<p>A mountain lion eats its kill in the Santa Susana Mountains in …

Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia

<i>Arctic fox, Iceland 2014. A young white morph Arctic Fox sunbathing in front of his den. After spending a week camping close to that place, the</i> …

Proper Long Lens Technique with Scott Bourne

Nick Minore is a photo and video professional. A busy schedule keeps him always on the go, whether producing live sports broadcasts for TV and the …

Photography

10 Simple Ways How You Can Create Trendsetting Home Decor

Creating home decor that is ahead of the trends isn’t that easy but it’s not only a matter of guesswork too. In the beginning of every year we hear a …

20 Things You Should Deep Clean This Spring

There are a few places you won't need to tackle again until next year.<p>When the weather starts to warm up, it's a sign to bust open your windows — and your cleaning supplies cabinet. Yes, it's already that time of year again. Don't know where to start? Use this list, which includes all the spots …

12 Easy Ways to Save Money When Decorating Your Home

Decorating your home can be an expensive activity and let’s face it, it can get addictive. If you don’t want to blow your budget too quickly you have …

Home Decorating

Beautiful on a budget: 15 ways to save money on your wedding

<i>Want to save money on your big day? (What, you don't have $31,213 worth of coins in your couch cushions?) Francesco Bilotto, a budget-conscious wedding and lifestyle expert and TODAY Tastemaker, shares his best tips to save money on the way to the altar.</i><p><b>1. First tip: Think with your</b> …

Weddings

Best drugstore makeup used by pro makeup artists

Makeup and skin care products don’t have to break the bank, which no one knows better than a professional makeup artist.<p>We reached out to a few celebrity favorites to find out which drugstore finds they hoard in numbers and, of course, why they love them so much.<p>Sir John, celebrity clients include: …

Makeup

9 Habits That Happy Couples Avoid At All Costs

1 of 10<p>Noel Hendrickson/Getty Images<p>Sure, you've heard plenty about what you should do to have a happy, healthy relationship—but what about all the things you should avoid? Turns out, staying in love for the long run is equally about what you <i>don't</i> do. (Looking for more ways to have your best year …

15 Shortcut Chicken Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

ENCHILADA NACHOS<p>Toss shredded chicken with store-bought enchilada sauce (another miracle shortcut), top with an unforgivable amount of cheese and …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Night Terrors

What Are Night Terrors?<p>Most parents have comforted their child after the occasional nightmare. But if your child has ever had what's known as a night …

The 5 Ways You're Ruining Your Child's Life Without Even Realizing It

Are You Ruining Your Child’s Life?<p>I came across this article from CrossWalk, 5 Ways You Are Ruining Your Child’s Life, and had to share. #3 hit me …

Parenting

How to Handle Disrespectful Children - Set Effective Limits with Kids

Disrespectful Kids and Teens: 5 Rules to Help You Handle Their Behavior<p>A recent viral video of a group of pre-teen kids bullying and berating an …

This New Journal Will Teach You to Be More Mindful

It sometimes seems like everyone and their cousin has a must-try solution for our daily anxiety and stress. Between the coloring book sessions, aromatherapy approaches and wearable tech options, sorting the standouts from the duds can be overwhelming. Calm CEO and co-founder Alex Tew saw that …

The Drugstore Products Top Makeup Artists Think Everyone Should Own in 2016

We all love a good drugstore find. We've sought out the best drugstore makeup products, the best drugstore skin-care winners, and the best drugstore anti-agers. And now, behold: the best <i>new</i> drugstore makeup products that top makeup artists think everyone should own this year.<p><b>NYX Cosmetics Ombré</b> …

Skin Care

3 Tips For Parallel Parenting With An Ex Who Won't Co-Parent

Photo by Julia Sprenger ©2016 Reprinted with permission of the photographer<p>At least once a day when I have my kids, less often when I don't, I feel defensive about my parenting. Usually, something happens with one of my teens or pre-teen and I'm reminded that I'm imperfect (they have a way of …

Teaching Kids Respect | Teaching Children Respect

Do Your Kids Respect You? 9 Ways to Change Their Attitude<p>We often forget that children aren’t born with a built-in sense of respect for others. While …

Parenting

10 tips to build self esteem instantly

Simple actions practiced daily can change the way you feel about yourself and the world. Top up your self esteem levels instantly.