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Essential Bravely Default tips for beginners

Be brave, not stupid.<p>I mean, I’m sure you’re super excited to get your hands on Bravely Default, the new Japanese role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS (which we liked quite a lot). But don’t just jump into things without a little preparation. Bravely Default is a complex game filled with unique …

FBI shuts down 'black market website Silk Road'

Silk Road, a website that sold illegal drugs worth millions of dollars, has been shut down after its alleged founder was arrested and accused of hiring an assassin to kill a customer who threatened to reveal the identities of other users.<p>The FBI announced that Ross Ulbricht, also known as Dread …

Are Republicans So Frantic to Stop Obamacare Because They Fear It Will Work?

What is it about Obamacare that compels seemingly intelligent people to explode in bubbling spasms of stupid? Are they misinformed? Unable to see past the rage-fueled partisan sweat dripping into their eyes? Or just plain dishonest?<p>No matter. At this point, it has become obvious that history will …

IT'S OFFICIAL: The Government Has Shut Down, And Here's The GOP's Next Move

The House of Representatives is expected to vote late Monday night on a motion to go to conference with the Senate on the government-funding bill, a move that Democrats immediately rejected as a cynical political ploy.<p>Republicans decided not vote on the so-called "clean" CR as demanded by House and …

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Why Women Aren’t Funny

What makes the female so much deadlier than the male? With assists from Fran Lebowitz, Nora Ephron, and a recent Stanford-medical-school study, the author investigates the reasons for the humor gap<p>Be your gender what it may, you will certainly have heard the following from a female friend who is …

On the Limits of Self-Improvement, Part I

There's an entire micro-economy based on the pursuit of betterment. The author—58, full-figured, and ferocious in his consumption of cigarettes and scotch—agreed to test its limits, starting with the Executive De-Stress Treatment at a high-end spa.<p>Insofar as we are able to be objective, here …

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50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

5 Surprising Uses For Cinnamon

This isn't some "gotcha" moment to lure you into a risky cinnamon challenge. After spending the past few weeks uncovering amazing new ways to use common household goods like tea, lemons and honey, we've decided to revisit the controversial spice and its beauty benefits.<p>Cinnamon has been used for …

How to Build the Perfect Burger: a Graphical Depiction of Acceptable Toppings

Let's build a burger. Bacon: duh. Cheese: of course, but what kind exactly? After that, things get even more confusing, especially when dealing with different types of meat for your base. A fried egg goes great on beef, but it'll be your face if you try it on lamb. Love avocado? Hope you love …

Women and yogurt: what's the connection?

When war is seemingly looming, the environment is heading for disaster, we're growing brains in jars and everyone is spying on everyone else, it's vital that we don't lose track of the more important things in life. Like yogurt. And, perhaps more crucially, why is it supposedly only women who eat …

Unprecedented 'black budget' leak reveals the scope of $52 billion US spy complex

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has leaked documents that map out a $52.6 billion budget for the NSA, CIA, and other security agencies in unprecedented detail. <i>The Washington Post</i>, which reviewed the documents, describes a detailed list of objectives, failures, technologies, recruiting, and …

7 Ways Your Grandmother Dressed Better Than You

It's a common problem when discussing vintage fashion: Just how different clothing was "back in the day" versus now. If you're like me, you nearly start to turn into a one-off version of Andy Rooney, grumbling about the sloppy hems, plastic buttons and the rarity of natural fabrics in today's shops.<p>…

Real Brides’ Best Wedding Advice

After going through the process themselves these brides learned a thing or two from the wedding planning experiences, whether it's what to spend on …

What Your Wedding Dress Says About You

Whether you've found the dress or you're still looking for the one, your wedding gown can indicate more than just your sense of fashion. Find out …

12 Obvious Signs You’re Planning a Wedding (in GIFs)

Planning a wedding means facing a whole new world of etiquette, advice, emotions and decision-making. If any of these scenarios look familiar, you're …

6 DIY Wedding Table Number Projects

Table numbers are the perfect opportunity to get crafty with a wedding DIY project. No matter your wedding style, you can make playful and practical …

5 Wedding Fights and What They Might Say About Your Relationship

The silly arguments you and your partner get into while planning your wedding can sometimes represent bigger hot-button issues down the road. Here …

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Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

The New York Post Killed Twerking

Photo: Courtesy of The New York Post.<p>Alright, alright, <i>alright</i>! Enough! This twerking epidemic that's breaking Disney chains, and polarizing innocent …

Miranda Kerr Channels Porn Star Cicciolina For V Magazine (PHOTOS)

Miranda Kerr as a porn star? Yeah, we didn't see that one coming, either. But sure enough, the Victoria's Secret Angel is channeling Ilona Staller, aka Cicciolina, in her latest shoot for V magazine.<p>V is known for treading where the Vogues and the Glamours of the magazine world won't. Hence: …

Meta Hair Hacks: 3 Ways to Style Braids in Braids

What would a summer of hair DIY be without a few new tricks in the braid department? For this week’s clever hack, we’ll show you three ways to rock braids… in braids! It’s so meta :)<p>We’ll start with mini braids braided into a fishtail.<p>We love the texture and thickness of this one. The photos …

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Forget Facebook: Pandora’s CTO wants to embrace the real world

Whenever startups talk about making music social, it’s all about Twitter and Facebook; either to share music with the social web or to get social …

Is This the Cutest Sunglasses Campaign Ever? Check It Out, Right Here

Whenever I'm looking for sunglasses, one of my must-try-on brands is Karen Walker—I'm obsessed with her whimsical, larger-than-life shapes and brilliant color combinations. Also, I have a pretty broad face, and I find that her oversize frames are super flattering on me (broad-face ladies, please …

Why Fashion and Celebs Are Obsessed With Vintage Versace Right Now (and We Are Too!)

We're loving the return to '90s style—from the decade's top supermodels such as Christy Turlington and Kate Moss gracing the covers of September issues across the gamut to the grunge-inspired style that's back in stores (hello plaid, beanies and Dr. Martens!)—we're down with it. But one of the …