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"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief. I didn't have to ask why. Large fires create their own microclimates as...
From: AOL Television | By: Jeff Frost | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The California drought continues to drag on but there could be a silver lining, or two. Before the impossible San Francisco real estate market, Silicon Valley and the drought, California was known for something a little sweeter: wine. With the drought...
From: TV Squad | By: Peter Getty | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Indonesian peatlands store tons of carbon - and wildlife, like this rufous backed kingfisher. Credit: Chong Lip Mun at pinterest.com OO Indonesia: Giant Paper Consortium To Restore Peatlands...
From: TV Squad | By: Mary Ellen Harte | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Let me paint you the scene. At this very moment I'm in the final stage of finishing a big project called the Creative Study. But I'd got stuck. I needed some reassuring love. Some out-of-the-box inspiration that gave me a clue of why I was working so...
From: AOL Television | By: Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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When it comes to cybersecurity, we are all in a state of emergency, but the real question is - is anybody listening? A recent poll commissioned by Intercede, a digital security company, asked more than 1,000 men and women between the ages of 16-35 (aka...
From: AOL Television | By: Adam Levin | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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In the next few decades, people worldwide can expect to live much longer. And if you make it to 65, data implies that you can potentially live another 20 years. That's the good news. The bad news is that those living another two decades after that age...
From: Lemondrop | By: Carol Marak | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Originally published on Unwritten by Aurora McCausland. In my high school years, I was notorious for liking boys younger than me. It was the norm for me to go after boys who were 1-3 years my junior. All of my friends thought it was strange, and as per...
From: AOL Television | By: Unwritten | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on Unwritten by Bethany Casey. You hear it all the time from women, complaining how chivalry is dead nowadays, that men don't understand what we really want out of a relationship. I, for one, am glad this time has come. Of course...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Unwritten | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A national hate-group watchdog said on Wednesday that the real estate mogul Donald Trump has "white nationalist positions" on Latino immigrants, whether he considers himself a white nationalist or not. Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty...
From: AOL Television | By: Daniel Marans | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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From: Ecofabulous | By: Marina Fang | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Two weeks into his first post-college internship in 2000, Toptal freelancer Sanjin Cabaravdic was promoted from intern to lead software developer in a single day. That's a little like being a passenger on an airplane and then being told to build one...
From: Urlesque | By: Scott De Buitléir | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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We have a serious democracy problem in our country. Maybe our troops should be fighting for democracy right here at home. Eligible voters have dropped out, refuse to vote, or feel ambivalent about voting. "What difference is it going to make?" many of...
From: AOL Television | By: Judy Frankel | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) -- For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s, said it was...
From: AOL Television | By: Anna Almendrala | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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You're convinced, being an optimist is the way to go. But beyond the old adage "See the glass half full" how do you do it? Here are three quick, easy steps to becoming an optimist. 1. Play the "What If" Game Positively We all play the "what if" game,...
From: TV Squad | By: Noelle Nelson | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman during a live news broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the killer followed a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with...
From: AOL Television | By: Chloe Fox | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Do you remember all that passionate sex you had when you first started dating and were head over heels for each other? Sex was amazing! Do you recall the frequency of sex you shared when you first started living together? You and your partner were doing...
From: TV Squad | By: Larry Schwimmer | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Surprisingly modern, thrillingly packed with people, and budget-friendly as can be, Eastern Europe should be on your list this year. Not only will fall flights be cheaper, but the U.S. dollar is strong against many Eastern European currencies. Aside...
From: TV Squad | By: Hopper.com | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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When it comes to salary, your employer no longer wants to marry you. He's more looking to date and see how it goes. Right now, it's going pretty well. Businesses in the U.S. set aside a record amount of their budgets to give workers more money, according...
From: AOL Television | By: Emily Peck | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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The recovering U.S. economy has many homeowners considering whether it's finally time to sell. Making that decision requires a thorough overview of household finances, local economic conditions and lifestyle objectives. If your last real estate closing...
From: AOL Television | By: Nathaniel Sillin | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Manhattan is filled with interesting characters, and when you leave your apartment you never know what you might experience, which emotion may surface from our broad spectrum. I decided to capture these moments here. ***** Elle is a rare find. I met...
From: AOL Television | By: Amy Lee Miller | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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BY MATTHEW ROZSA America's most high-profile Christian conservatives often use their social media platforms and media prominence to extol the virtues of chastity -- only to get caught up in sex scandals. The most recent example comes by way of Josh...
From: AOL Television | By: The Daily Dot | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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They say that some things in life won't be realized until you get a little older. I've been stubborn to coming around the following truth I'm about to profess, but I think it's time to admit it. I'm ashamed to say this: but millennials, we are lazy as...
From: AOL Television | By: Ernest Owens | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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LAS VEGAS - When you think about desirable destinations for the dog days of August, Las Vegas probably doesn't immediately jump to mind. But that's where President Obama is Monday for the National Clean Energy Summit. I'm in Las Vegas, too. Because the...
From: AOL Television | By: Nicole Lederer | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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The desire to personalize your cell phone has been part of our lives for many years now; from being able to select ring tones that were like Pac-Man sound effects, to turning your smartphone into minions. In all the craziness that's out there in the...
From: TV Squad | By: Scott De Buitléir | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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I am beginning to feel sorry for Donald Trump. He has money, fame, power and supporters -- but apparently no real friends. There's truth in that old cliché, "It's lonely at the top." Tony Schwartz, co-author of Trump's Art of the Deal, has noted "He...
From: TV Squad | By: Bernie Shine | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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At a small café in Nolita in the heart of New York, following this year's Effective Altruism Global, the entrepreneur and investor talks about his entrepreneurial journey and his goal of rewriting the operating systems of life. Bryan Johnson, entrepreneur...
From: TV Squad | By: Patrick Daniel | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Human rights observers have recently gone on the offensive against the United Arab Emirates again. This time it was for arresting 41 Islamists who were suspected of "carrying out terrorist attacks on UAE territories" and "attempting to establish a caliphate."...
From: AOL Television | By: Mohammed Fairouz | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Last year, the United States and the rest of the world was shocked by the videos of the barbaric beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by ISIS. On Friday, August 28th, the American Society of Journalists will be honoring Foley,...
From: TV Squad | By: Larry Atkins | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Co-written by Saralynn White, sustainability champion, foodie writer, and creative director at Salty Dog. Photography by Julie Ann Fineman. With beloved Blue Bottle in hand (a nod to the early morning hour) my collaborator, Julie Ann Fineman, and I head...
From: AOL Television | By: Julie Ann Fineman | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Summer is all about what's hot, bright, and bold. When you're looking to capture that perfect summer feeling in your bridal bouquet, get creative! Nothing says summer like making a daring statement. Don't be afraid of color, and always feel free to ask...
From: AOL Television | By: Amy Child Marella | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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From: AOL Television | By: Marina Fang | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Surely we all remember when Gloria Steinem quoted Irina Dunn and said, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." Well, some people weren't listening. Decades later, the pressure to marry is "greater than ever," says Bella DePaolo, social psychologist  at...
From: AOL Television | By: Ann Brenoff | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Walking around my neighborhood in Boyle Heights, on the eastside of Los Angeles, I see murals and street art conveying pride in the community and the cultural roots of its residents. I see street vendors and informal entrepreneurs trying to capture the...
From: AOL Television | By: Jorge Madrid | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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By: Wil Fulton Credit: iStock/Minerva Studio The average smartphone user checks their phone a whopping 110 times a day. This thought echoed through my mind as I was eating breakfast in my apartment the other morning, the smooth sounds of Lionel Richie...
From: AOL Television | By: Supercompressor | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Anyone who has paid the slightest attention to American advertising over the past few decades knows that we live in a youth-obsessed society. From Botox injections to "anti-aging creams," products and services are constantly being hyped that purport...
From: AOL Television | By: George Heymont | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Kids can be sneaky like that. In this viral video (cued to start at 1:12), watch what happens when mom Judy Travis checks in on her twin daughters via a baby monitor.  “Hi baaaabies,” she says to the toddlers, both of whom can be seen standing in...
From: Lemondrop | By: Dominique Mosbergen | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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By Akirah Robinson, Glamour Many of my friends are getting pregnant these days. Between that and the fact that my third wedding anniversary is coming up, I've been thinking about babies a lot lately. As my husband and I discuss the logistics of growing...
From: AOL Television | By: Glamour | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Originally published on Unwritten by Amanda Beadlescomb. If I had to list all the things I've changed my mind about in the past month, I don't think the list would even fit in the last few pages of my notebook. I've changed my mind about boys I liked,...
From: AOL Television | By: Unwritten | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on Unwritten by Sara Li. When I was six years old, my grandmother gave me a nickname that would haunt me for the rest of my life. Up until the age of fourteen, I was known as Xiǎo Niǎo, or otherwise understood as "skinny bird."...
From: AOL Television | By: Unwritten | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on Unwritten by Rebeccah Arthurs. To my dear, dear friend, Sarah,* Let me start by saying I love you, I really do. You make me laugh to no end, and you find my faults and endless cynicism funny, when most would think it's incredibly...
From: AOL Television | By: Unwritten | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Don't get me wrong -- I love a taco. The warm crispy shell, the thinly-sliced lettuce and savory ground beef... they are delicious. However, receptive eating patterns of any kind can cause an imbalance in your diet, causing large nutrient gaps that can...
From: TV Squad | By: Gina Keatley | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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By Neha Kashyap, dailyRx News Reporter No one knows for sure whether they will develop Alzheimer's disease or not, but certain factors may increase your risk. A new study has identified nine potentially modifiable risk factors that may contribute to...
From: AOL Television | By: dailyRx News | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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If you’re the parent of a water baby, your summer is likely jam-packed with swimming lessons, pool parties, beach trips, and all kinds of wet and wild adventures for the whole family. Thankfully, there are ways to keep the summer fun rolling -- and...
From: TV Squad | By: Lindsey Keen | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on Unwritten by Michelle. I have seen my girl friends cry thousands of times. Boy problem this, school problem that, in a way I was desensitized to the act of crying. This however was not the case when I watched my dad, brother,...
From: TV Squad | By: Unwritten | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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You’re ready. In fact, you’re positively glowing -- the result of some much-needed R&R and that tan you baked like a brisket all summer long. You have a notebook for every class, you laid out your first-day-of-school outfit, and you mapped out...
From: TV Squad | By: Elana Teitelbaum | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Brahamdagh Bugti, an exiled Baloch separatist leader based in Switzerland, has demonstrated his willingness, for the first time in almost a decade, to negotiate with Pakistan to peacefully end the prolonged insurgency in the southwestern province of...
From: AOL Television | By: Malik Siraj Akbar | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Unlocking love in the City of Love. On June 1, 2015 the city of Paris began removing the 45 tons of love-locks from the bridges over the Seine river. But where did the locks come from and why are they locked onto the bridges? Love in Paris, the city...
From: AOL Television | By: Michael Saint James | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Late summer witnesses the annual ritual of students beginning to return to school. For some, school is just a short bus ride or few blocks walk away from home. For others, attending school means leaving home, moving into a dormitory room, and adjusting...
From: AOL Television | By: Sarah Weatherwax | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Your logo is not just a picture; it's your brand's identity. Used in virtually all marketing materials, from your website and business cards to advertisements and social media, it plays a prominent role not only in people remembering your brand, but...
From: AOL Television | By: Casey Cavanagh | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The age of consumerism has passed over the financial services industry. This means average investors who buy mutual funds, insurance policies, annuities and other types of investments work under the assumption that their financial adviser is working...
From: TV Squad | By: PaladinRegistry.com | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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