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Inside billionaire Warren Buffett's unconventional marriage, which included an open arrangement and 3-way Christmas cards

For much of his life, investment guru Warren Buffett has had a less than conventional marriage.<p>While he remained married to his first wife Susan from 1952 till her death in 2004, he lived with Astrid Menks. Menks and Buffett didn't tie the knot until 2006, two years after Susan passed away.<p>But …

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Treatment That ‘Rewires’ the Brain Could Be Used for Depression

When it comes to treating depression, it’s tough to know what will work for specific people who have the condition.<p>Antidepressants are commonly …

Rumi Was a Muslim, Too: How to Understand an American Paradox

Perhaps there really are two Americas. How else can you explain anti-Muslim sentiment reaching brazen new heights, with attacks occurring in neighborhoods (and even libraries) all over the country, even as one of Islam’s most celebrated figures continues to seduce new readers, many centuries after …

Mystic Insights – No. 7 – The Spiritual Mystic

The Spiritual Mystic<p>We’ve come to know in the 21st century, that how something is packaged, what type of container it is in, and the context it is …

#BeautySchool: How To Apply Foundation Flawlessly At Any Level of Coverage

Makeup artist Romy Soleimani shares her tricks for flawless foundation.<p>Celebrity makeup artist Romy Soleimani takes us step-by-step through the best practices for applying foundation and concealer for a light, dewy effect, medium coverage and a completely airbrushed finish. Watch the how-to video, …

Bad Vibes, Be Gone: How to Energetically Clear Your Space With Sage

Colleen McCann is a big proponent of something called “spiritual hygiene.” She’s an energy practitioner, a shaman who specializes in clearing energy at home, mainly inside of closets, a space she knows well after working for many years as a fashion stylist. “I pass on sage or Palo Santo with every …

Dark Night of the Soul

<i>Article by Ashwini Chubé</i>It was like a dark night. Which didn’t seem to get over, although there was always a hope of a dawn breaking. There was a …

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Electric Currents And An 'Emotional Awakening' For One Man With Autism

As someone with autism spectrum disorder, John Elder Robison knows what it's like to feel emotionally removed from situations. Robison tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that throughout his life people have told him, "There's this emotional language you're missing. There are stories in people's eyes. …

Here's how often you should be cleaning your shower — and the right way to do it

Here’s what you need to know about the best way to clean soap scum, grout, mold, hard water stains and more from your shower, shower head or shower floor.<p>No one likes to bathe in a tub that hasn’t been cleaned, yet how many of us hop in the same shower day after day without cleaning it at all?<p>It’s …

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Tinctures Are the (Totally Legal) Frontier of Herbal Healing

Forget pills: The future of medicine is plant-based, bottled in tiny jars, and sold at natural grocers for upwards of $12. Here's everything you need to know about tinctures.<p>Boil down all of the acupuncture, herbs, reiki, meditation, yoga, and general talk about "well-being," and you've found the …

The French Face Cream Makeup Artists Swear By Will Soon Be Available at Target

From hanging backstage at fashion week or on set for shoots, we've spied plenty of makeup artists with a specific blue and white tube of moisturizer …

What the Koran really says about women

What the<br>Koran<br>really says<br>about women<p>Photo: Getty Images/Flickr<p>When Middle East correspondent Carla Power began studying the Koran with a conservative Islamic scholar, she wasn’t expecting to learn that it nowhere advocates the oppression of women - or that Islam has a rich history of forgotten …

What Must I Believe to Be a Christian?

When somebody claims the title "Christian" for themselves, whether they are progressive or conservative or another "-ive," chances are you can infer at least a few of their beliefs.<p>They believe that Jesus was God, that is almost beyond question; they probably also believe that Jesus -- the "Son" -- …

If You Love Coco Chanel, You'll Love This Texas Mansion

Its two-story closet is an homage to the beloved brand.<p>Coco Chanel and the eponymous design house that made her famous are adored the world over, particularly in Texas where one homeowner took her love of the brand further than most.<p>No, that isn't Chanel's Parisian flagship, it's a two-story closet …

Live The "Sex And The City" Life In Candace Bushnell's NYC Apartment

She wrote the book that inspired the unforgettable show, now her ELLE DECOR-featured apartment could be yours.<p>Without Candace Bushnell there would be no Carrie Bradshaw -- or Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha for that matter.<p>But Bushnell's legacy extends beyond her role in creating <i>Sex and the City</i>, …

Angelina Jolie and Her Skin Care Secrets

Angelina Jolie is undoubtedly the most popular actress of this era. Her skin still looks radiant at 39 and it is the wish of many women of her age around the world to learn how she keeps it that way. They also need to know the cost as they expect that with her budget, money would be no object.<p>It …

How Your Mind Affects Your Body

We are at last beginning to show that there is an intimate and dynamic relationship between what is going on with our feelings and thoughts and what happens in the body. A <i>Time</i> magazine special showed that happiness, hopefulness, optimism and contentment, "Appear to reduce the risk or limit the …

Palestinian students design vest to help the blind navigate

(Reuters) - Palestinian students from the Polytechnic University in Hebron have created a vest that uses vibration and voice commands to allow the blind and seriously visually impaired to walk unaided. Their Smart Assist System for Blind People (SASB) is designed to be used in place of the …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

How to Create a Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement

A beautiful floral arrangement can be the pièce de resistance of any well-laid table. But those who have tried at home to create an artfully chaotic flower bouquet know that it’s not as easy as it may seem. To achieve that wild yet effortlessly elegant look requires an understanding of composition, …

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Wedding News: Marchesa Introduces Separates and a Brand New Hue for Brides

Bridal designer extraordinaires Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are mixing things up—literally. At the Marchesa fall/winter 2015 bridal presentation …

10 Cakes for Anytime

It is the opinion of this website that we do not get enough cake in our lives. Cake should not be relegated to wedding parties or birthday festivities or the end to a celebratory meal. Because cake, when given the opportunity, is here to make your life better.<p>Did you lose your keys and stub your …

Devil's Food Cake with Hazelnut Crunch

12 to 16 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 1/3 cups cake flour<p>1 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/4 teaspoon baking powder<p>2 teaspoons instant espresso powder<p>1 cup hot coffee<p>1 cup buttermilk<p>2 1/2 cups sugar<p>1 cup (2 sticks) …

Zucchini Fritters

4 Servings<p>Squeeze out as much liquid from the grated vegetable as possible. The little bit of cornstarch that the recipe calls for in the batter also helps these zucchini fritters get nice and crispy.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Soy Dipping Sauce<p>3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1 tablespoon reduced-sodium …