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Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

22Nov

Like the Grinch who couldn’t keep Christmas from coming to Whoville, the Democratic Party with all its might and money couldn’t stop Trumpmas from coming to the American heartlands. It came just the same.

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Angelina Jolie  has resurfaced in a video plea to support the International Criminal Court’s efforts to protect the lives of children worldwide, after she’s largely avoided the spotlight during her ongoing custody battle with estranged husband Brad Pitt . As a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jolie has  advocated for the rights of children in conflict zones like Syria and Afghanistan for more than a decade.  In a new video that was posted online on Friday, Jolie praised the ICC and its new policy to focus on prosecuting crimes committed against children.  “Successful prosecution and new legal benchmark, whether at the ICC or elsewhere, is part of the long and vital generational effort.

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If you’re on the prowl for a romantic safari destination, look no further than Asilia Africa’s Highlands camp in Tanzania. Located in a mountain forest  on the slopes of Olmoti volcano , the Highlands camp comprises eight futuristic dome suites. Each suite contains a king-sized bed, a luxurious bathroom with running hot water and flush toilets, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Serengeti.  Visitors can climb the Olmoti volcano or descend into the Ngorongoro Crater from camp.

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In powerful, sometimes violent waves, six women faced off Friday during the World Surf League’s first  big-wave surfing competition for women at Jaws, a famed surf break on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Female surfers have been fighting for years to be included in contests like this, but organizers previously said conditions for big-wave surf contests were too dangerous for women. But Friday’s display of strength and bravery in waves of up to 30 feet prove that, just like male athletes, women are a force to be reckoned with

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Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide We understand the instinct. Poultry sometimes feels like it could use a little wash ― it can have a somewhat slimy quality to it

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Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

08Nov

By Christine Carter Sleep is, arguably, the golden ticket to happiness.

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After the City of Beverly Hills issued a press release announcing a tentative development agreement between the City and the Wanda Group for its One Beverly Hills project which would provide revenue to the City of $820 million over 30 years, the Beverly Hills Courier hastily sent out an e-blast. The City’s press release is solely about One Beverly Hills, but the Courier somehow decided it would bring the Hilton into the mix.

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None of the itsy-bitsy spidery things in the image above are tiny, nor are they on Earth. Those creepy-crawlers are surface features on Mars, which have been photographed near the south pole of the red planet for years by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter , or MRO

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The job of language translators and interpreters is never easy, but the task becomes especially dicey in the realm of politics. Differing interpretations of a turn of phrase, after all, have been known to lead to war . The challenge is even greater when the translator is attempting to interpret words and phrases that even native speakers find hard to understand .

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Authorities in Philadelphia will station prosecutors throughout the city on election day to respond to any reports of voter intimidation or other illegal activity after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that polling might be “rigged” in this mostly minority city. Philadelphia is one of many U.S

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Your body’s first-line defense against foreign invaders is your own immune system. When it sees an invader, it unleashes T cells to destroy it

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“I was trying to push him away.” “He tried to make me touch him.” “He tried to put his hands by my vagina.” These are just a few snippets from the powerful stories of assault women describe in a new video produced by  progressive social media campaign Humanity For Hillary .

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Vice President Joe Biden predicted that there will be an increase in sexism if Hillary Clinton becomes president, adding that he hopes it won’t be as bad as the uptick in racism that accompanied Barack Obama ’s election. “We’ve moved, thank God, too far along in terms of, there’s not a single man I know, no matter…how much of a sexist he is, doesn’t know, there’re a whole lot of really smart competent women ― and smarter than he is,” Biden said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “They may resent it, but they know it.

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ESA Lander Prepares For Historic Mars Landing

16Oct

FRANKFURT – A Mars lander is due to leave its mothership on Sunday and head toward the red planet’s surface to test technologies for Europe’s planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of past and present life. After a seven-month journey from Earth as part of the European-Russian ExoMars program, the Schiaparelli lander is expected to separate from spacecraft Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) at 10:42 a.m. EDT and start a three-day descent to the surface.

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LOS ANGELES ― For the past three years, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have been embroiled in a sprawling jailhouse informant scandal ― one that may have involved the violation of multiple defendants’ civil rights, and that threatens to upend a number of already settled cases. The U.S

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WASHINGTON ― Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is standing by his endorsement of Donald Trump for president, even after a bombshell video surfaced last week of the GOP nominee  bragging about sexually assaulting women .

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Donald Trump may be losing ground in Utah, according to a new poll that was conducted after the release of the tape in which the Republican presidential nominee boasts about sexually assaulting women.  The Y2 Analytics poll finds Trump tied with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at 26 percent. Independent candidate  Evan McMullin , who has been considered a long-shot candidate , trails close behind with 22 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson takes 14 percent in the poll

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Donald Trump has fallen further behind Hillary Clinton and now trails her by 8 points among likely voters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, with 1 in 5 Republicans saying his vulgar comments about groping women disqualify him from the presidency. The national tracking poll was launched after Sunday night’s second presidential debate, where Trump was pressed to explain his comments in a 2005 videotape about grabbing women’s genitalia.

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “ The Girl on the Train ” pulled into the station with a $24.7 million opening, a solid result despite the fact that the mystery debuted as much of the U.S.

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For some, “turkey drop” refers to the Thanksgiving-vacation breakup that commonly occurs for college freshmen in long-distance relationships. Not in Yellville, Arkansas

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Donald Trump’s Last Stand

08Oct

GETTYSBURG, Pa. ― This is the heartland of what should be Donald Trump ’s America. In a town where the anti-slavery Republican-led North won the Civil War, where Abraham Lincoln eulogized the dead and Dwight Eisenhower lived, the lifelong GOP faithfuls who dominate local politics are trying hard to stick with Trump

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Here’s a grateful shoutout to ULI Los Angeles . As usual, at today’s ULI Los Angeles Planning for Transit conference, I learned something new. Thanks to the panel featuring Ann Sewill of the California Community Foundation I am wiser about a 1980s era group called Not Yet New York

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Twitters users are mocking Donald Trump’s tax return saga by recalling what life was like in the 1990s.

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Ever wonder why Mickey Mouse never had any kids? Maybe it was those silly pants. Let’s not even consider whether his lack of style turned Minnie off. Mickey may have failed to score because of the fabric of his red shorts.

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Investing in Others

04Ago

“It is not happiness that makes us grateful; it is gratefulness that makes us happy.” – Unknown Value investing is an investing strategy for stocks that has been taught in the past few decades by some of the greatest investors of our time. It involves selecting investments that trade for less than their intrinsic value, focusing on the long-term fundamentals in the hope for capital appreciation or continuous dividends. Many investors have used this strategy successfully and have made a tremendous amount of wealth through their investments in undervalued companies.

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Few things are more exciting than arriving at an unknown platform for the first time. Whether it’s Grand Central Station, Roma Termini, or the metro in Moscow, the idea that unknown possibilities are within reach is thrilling

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Inside The Complex World Of Women And Guns

11Feb

Beneath the surface of the guns discussion in America—one traditionally dominated by men—there’s a complex world of females and firearms. Here, in the following 10 stories, we shed light on what often goes unseen: how women feel about, live with, and die by guns

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All photos by Vlad Semen #InvisiblePlaces is a series of stories about what I’ve felt in some very popular destinations. My photographer – Vlad Semen – and me travel around the world and explore what is behind the image.

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Long ago, people would navigate using the night sky — and in one community in Finland, people were able to do so again, at least for one night.  Mia Heikkilä captured an image that shows a map made of light , hovering over the city of Eura on Jan.

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Disrupting Alzheimer’s And Us

16Ene

The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas, and tens of thousands have gathered to gawk at the latest gadgets and speculate about the wild possibilities of futuristic technologies.

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The Tesla Way

14Ene

My husband Rod and I are electric car aficionados, for all the obvious environmental reasons.

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Louisa Whitehead-Payne, High50 ‘s dating columnist, has settled upon a new boyfriend. The ‘Delightful Dick’ is living up to his name and she enjoyed his charming company over a weekend at a swanky country hotel, despite his ex popping up in the middle of it. After a couple of Saturday nights in London, we are spending a quiet weekend at my home

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Sculptural Architecture: Breaking the Box

27Oct

Most rooms are composed of six straight walls: a floor and a ceiling, and four side walls all meeting at perpendicular angles. And while many architecture/design projects include gutting or demolishing some of these walls to create a more customized environment, the renovated spaces still tend to conform to what existed before: a lot of straight walls. Yet the beauty of sheetrock and other building materials is that they allow the designer to manipulate space in a more sculpted, interesting way

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Alien Engineering Around Strange Star?

22Oct

There’s a new big dipper in the nighttime sky. No, it’s not a cozy constellation, but a distant, non-descript star that behaves like a shipboard semaphore, beaming flashes of light into the cosmic darkness that seem random, but may not be. While the luminous output from everyday stars is relentlessly steady, this one occasionally dips its brightness as much as 20 percent, suggesting either that it is orbited by lumps of dust, rock or other opaque material, or – and hang onto your desk chair – there are residents in this stellar system who have deliberately built hardware of a size and extent big enough to intercept a substantial amount of their sun’s output.

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5 Ways Women Get Screwed In Retirement

19Oct

1. Women live longer than men. While on the surface this would appear to be a positive thing for women, when it comes to retirement it means that their life savings will have to stretch at least five more years on average, which,  according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control , is how long they will outlive the average man.

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A drought in southern Mexico has caused water levels to fall so much that the remains of a long-abandoned, 16th-century church are now visible above the waterline.  The Temple of Santiago, also known as the Temple of Quechula, normally rests under nearly 100 feet of water since the completion of a dam in 1966 created the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir in Chiapas.

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By Frank Petito for the Orbitz Travel Blog Sunset over Lake Michigan Gone fishing. The words–historically scrawled on a shingle nailed outside a workplace–conjure images of the outdoors, good friends, a clear mind and, occasionally, a fish or two.

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We Need a Different National Conversation

14Oct

We Americans lurch, amazed, from one unprecedented political spectacle to another. We get all abuzz: Golly, look at that Trump phenomenon! Never seen anything like it

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Bizarre, fast-moving “ripples” spotted around a nearby star have scientists scratching their heads. They say the waves are “unlike anything ever seen, or even predicted , before.”  Astronomers spotted the strange structures in the surrounding dust cloud of a young star called AU Mic while observing it with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. The scientists say five giant, wave-like arches can be seen racing away from the star like “ripples in water.”  Anthony Boccaletti, the lead author of a new research paper on the subject, said the finding was very “unexpected.” The images of AU Mic “show a set of unexplained features,” Boccaletti said

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The Death of a Secret Service Hero

12Oct

Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent whose quick action saved President Reagan’s life after he was shot by John Hinckley in 1981, died Oct.

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The Philosophy of Carly Fiorina

07Oct

“Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy. Because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally.” — Carly Fiorina (R-HP), on how she will help defeat ISIS Oh, dear God. Literally.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Opening just days after NASA announced findings showing water on Mars, “The Martian” soaked up moviegoers at the box office. Ridley Scott’s 3-D space epic touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The results again proved moviegoers’ abiding thirst for space adventures, particularly ones that rely more on mathematics than monsters

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SPRING AWAKENING (2015) ***1/2 out of **** DADDY LONG LEGS ** out of **** REREAD ANOTHER ** out of **** SPRING AWAKENING (2015) ***1/2 out of **** BROOKS ATKINSON THEATRE When Deaf Theatre West came to Broadway in 2003 with its acclaimed revival of Big River, I was bummed not to get a chance to see it. Like many, I was intrigued. A deaf theater company

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New Artist Reviews: Kung Fu Jesus

03Oct

EDITOR’S NOTE: PLEASE USE THIS IMAGE AS SOCIAL MEDIA THUMBNAIL http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-10-02-1443827685-6939268-kfjhallway.jpg Humor is one of the most significant contributors to human connection. Some types of humor evoke laughter and other types of humor raise eyebrows. It can convey a strong message, be meaningless or meaningful, or simply improve the quality of one’s life

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the balcony at the US Capitol on September 24, 2015. By Jason Berry WASHINGTON — Before Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis praised Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement “for her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed,” likening her faith to “the example of the saints.” Inspired by Day, Barbara Blaine in the mid-1980s moved into a Catholic Worker House on the South Side of Chicago where women fleeing domestic abuse found safe harbor with their kids.

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About 30 students, staff, and faculty traveled to Anna Maria Island to celebrate World Tourism Day. The theme this year is a 1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion Opportunities. The day began with an introduction to World Tourism Day that included the following message from the UNTWO “Every time we travel, for whatever reason, we are part of a global movement; a movement that has the power to drive inclusive development, create jobs and build the sustainable societies we want for our future; a movement that builds mutual understanding and can help us safeguard our shared natural and cultural heritage.” Anna Maria Island, and more specifically the Pine Avenue Restoration Project was selected for the celebration because of the opportunity it provided to visit and experience a number of the billion opportunities that is making the island more sustainable, preserving the culture, and giving a boost to their economy.

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Many people are struggling to find happiness in life after 50.

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It has been seven years since Bush left office in the nation’s third most populous state, but for many in Florida, Bush’s two terms as governor were unforgettable. Bush came to the Governor’s Mansion in 1998; a man on a mission.

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Federal student loans made in recent years resemble the toxic subprime mortgage loans that helped cause the Great Recession, new data  show.

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2 Vital Business Lessons From Nature

09Sep

Nature can teach us wonderful business lessons, if we just pay attention. On one of the greatest road trips of my lifetime (2.5 weeks from Seattle down to San Diego), with one of the best friends that a girl could ask for, I found myself hiking at the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

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Many of us remember, appreciate and long for the days of traditional dating. You know, proper courting. Yes, way before the world of swiping left and right, meeting solely for the purpose of one-night stands and the agony that is online dating, the game of love had, well, actual rules.

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Does this sound like you? You’re in your 50s, married around 25 years, with kids recently launched. Over the past few years, while those children were becoming more self-sufficient, you were able to shift attention back to your spouse.

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It was almost two in the morning when the phone rang.

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Lo Que Vendra , 2015, Oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″ Santiago Galeas , whose work will be on view as part of a two-person show at Rodger LaPelle Galleries in Philadelphia beginning September 4th. is a youthful prodigy whose paintings are mesmerizing and intense. By fusing his academic training with a precocious natural ability to abstract and invent, Galeas creates images that suggest private rituals of confrontation, transformation and redemption.

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Hermann Lederle’s "Adaptation," 2015

29Ago

This essay will accompany an exhibition of the artist’s work next month at Arthea Gallery, Mannheim, Germany. Hermann Lederle’s “Adaptation,” 2015, is massive. Measuring five and a half feet by ten feet, this totemic monument doesn’t just envelop you, it anchors you to the ground.

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By James M. Dorsey A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up for rights in the Middle East. The protests, although focussed on specific social and economic demands, fundamentally have the same objectives as popular revolts four years ago that toppled four autocrats: dignity, social justice and greater freedoms

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Skaftafell, Iceland — With her whole life ahead of her, our daughter will likely forget this moment in our family’s history, but I won’t. I am sitting at a little wooden table in the tiny log cabin that is ours for the night here on a faraway coast in Iceland. The rain is coming down in sheets, blown diagonally by huge gusts of wind over an endless stretch of bright green fields.

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In Syria, Kurdish fighters use Google Earth — which exists in “the cloud” and is comprised of unclassified satellite imagery, and looks nearly two-dimensional compared to Vricon — to call in GPS coordinates for US warplanes. “One reason for this reliance on Google’s map database is that US military satellite maps are considered too sensitive to be shared with allied fighters from non-NATO countries, an obstacle characteristic of the troubled US efforts to back local militias,” reports Tim Fernholz in Quartz . US Special Forces have deployed Google Maps, according to Patrick Tucker in Defense One

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Back-to-School Supplies With Spunk

20Ago

As school bells across America start to ring, it’s time to gear up! Amidst the number two pencils, glue sticks and standard notebooks on everyone’s lists, there are numerous ways to stand out and define your style with back-to-school supplies. My search was far and wide to help you save on these special finds for all ages across the categories of backpacks, lunch boxes, complete supply sets and personalized items. THE BACKPACK Kids choose backpacks for namely one reason: design.

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Stacking the Odds for a Good New School Year

20Ago

“My son is a bit of a handful, and I’m afraid he might have a repeat of the ongoing struggle we had with his teachers last year…””My eleven-year old is dreading the move to middle school, insisting she wants to stay in grade school forever…,” “How can we make sure our kids have a good start at school?” As a family therapist, these are the questions I’m hearing on an almost daily basis, as parents realize that the lazy days of summer are winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about how to help children make the transition back to school as gently and painlessly as possible.

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The Fifties – Soaring Or Snoring?

08Ago

Let’s talk about the forgotten 50s.

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GOP Confusion Over Stem Cell Research

08Ago

Republican candidates convened last night for the first debates of the 2016 campaign.

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PARIS (AP) — A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February along with her translator was on her way home on Friday after being freed. Isabelle Prime, 31, had been working in Yemen for the World Bank for about a year when she was kidnapped. She will return to France on Friday evening, according to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who like the president thanked Oman for its help.

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The Work Of Feminism Is Far From Over

07Ago

It’s not far into the new movie Trainwreck that audiences understand just how well the lead character lives up to the film’s title. Protagonist Amy, played by comedian Amy Schumer, is a women’s magazine writer who drinks a little too much, has sex that’s a little too casual, says the wrong things just a little too often–and too loudly, at that

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It’s Saturday. My list of things that needed my attention was not only created–it was logged into my calendar complete with time projections to complete each item. Grocery shopping

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It’s safe to say stand-up paddleboarding is not Lena Dunham’s forte.  On Saturday, the “Girls” star participated in a paddleboarding race in the Hamptons to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation , but had a bit of trouble making her way to the finish line during the three-mile course. Lucky for struggling Lena, Laird Hamilton, surfing’s superman , came to her rescue. It's hard to tell from this blurry shot, but this is an image of Laird Hamilton coming to save me.

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After over 20 years, Richmond, Virginia based metal band Lamb of God is still around and still doing it their own way. Never going the safe route, the five-piece band continues to have a place in the metal world with the release of their newest album VII: Sturm Und Drang along with lead singer Randy Blythe ‘s book Dark Days: A Memoir .

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BEIJING — “When China wakes, she will shake the world.” Napoleon’s famous comment on China has had China-watchers scratching their heads for two centuries as to what exactly he meant.

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THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY ** 1/2 out of **** WESTSIDE THEATRE Performer James Lecesne’s latest one-man show confirms what everyone has known for two decades or more: he’s a terrific performer.

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 July 21 (Reuters) – An anti-abortion group on Tuesday released a second video it said showed that Planned Parenthood sells aborted fetal tissue, repeating allegations raised last week in a video that quickly spurred government investigations. Both secretly recorded videos were produced by the Center for Medical Progress in California with actors posing as buyers for a biological company.

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“I’m painting memory–the art becomes a vessel for my meanings,” the Los Angeles Times quoted Ruth Weisberg in 2007. “Once you go down this path of being an artist, it’s very difficult to comprehend people who don’t have a place to put their meanings in life.” Perhaps she offers her own art as a surrogate receptacle. Weisberg’s statement from her past illuminates her current exhibition, “Reflections Through Time,” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles.

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  As humans caught their first glimpse of Pluto’s surface on Tuesday — thanks to  New Horizons’ historic flyby  — comedian Stephen Colbert sat down with astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson to chat about the “ 9th rock from the sun. ” Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet in 2006, and Tyson has often been credited with playing a central role in its demotion .

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“Let the trees of the forest sing,  let them sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.” ( 1 Chronicles 16:33) Nature can be a spiritual place for many, and in the Christian tradition, references to the environment  abound. New Zealand businessman Barry Cox decided to turn his spiritual connection to nature into a literal sanctuary by building an entire church out of trees

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A recent episode of “Hoarders: Family Secrets” opens on an Ohio couple named Joyce and Wallace, who have been married for 31 years. They live in a mid-sized home that could probably be described as too roomy for just the two of them, were it not for the piles of junk that take up every surface in every room in the house.

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn’t in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals. Controversy continues over who shot down the plane last summer over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard

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On Thursday, “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar apologized after allegations of child molestation surfaced , and resigned from his position as executive director of the conservative and anti-gay group Family Research Council Action.

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Lisa Frederick, Houzz Contributor I’ve always loved to cook. My stove gets a daily workout, my recipe books number in the hundreds, and I have so many pots, dishes and kitchen gadgets that I rotate them in and out of storage. With enthusiasm comes a price, however: an unruly mess that somehow has overtaken every flat surface by the time I untie my apron

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As season one of Fox’s breakout series, “Empire,” comes to an end on Wednesday with a special two hour season finale , the hysteria surrounding the show is expected to carry over into season two.

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The original Ron Jon location on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, as seen in the 1960s. More…

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