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The leaking of diplomatic cables between representatives of Ecuador and the EU reveals pressure from European negotiators and division among Ecuadorians regarding the FTA.
From: Global Voices | By: Victoria Robertson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Please help a 28 year old woman overcome her sundry skin terrors: I'm a runner who is tired of having ugly feet (callused skin, short and warped toenails). I also suffer from prescription medication-induced dry mouth that Biotene toothpaste/mouth spray...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nightrecordings | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Tomorrow I get my new iphone 6. What is the most indestructible case I can buy?I seriously should not be given small breakable things. Im finally giving up my iphone 4 which is practically a glorified brick, for a brand new shiny iphone 6 tomorrow. Now,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: zara | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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MARTIN, Tenn. — The least interesting thing about Brett Favre's nephew is that he's Brett Favre's nephew. It's true. No matter how many times the information is shared. No matter how many newspaper articles include "Brett Favre's nephew" within the...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Jeff Pearlman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I know I’m doing important (if unglamorous) things for our household, but no matter how much I know I’m doing needed things, it doesn't always feel like enough.The post I Hate My Need for Validation as a Stay-at-Home Mom appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Heather Neal | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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My whole goal here is to reach outside of Silicon Valley, outside of the stores that you already know and show you how other people... The post How a car salesman launched an export company out of his house (and is now doing $50M is sales) – with Nathan...
From: Mixergy | By: Joe Garcia | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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LONDON (The Deal) -- European stock indices were mixed on Thursday, with eurozone indices buoyed by some positive data but U.K. stocks heading lower as grocer Tesco declined. In London, the FTSE 100 was down 0.52% at 6,366.47 by mid-morning. In Frankfurt,...
From: TheStreet | By: Laura Board | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A new report (pdf) from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, reveals that poppy production in Afghanistan hit a record high of 209,000 hectares last year, despite a $7.6 billion eradication effort: “In...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The group dance is always a major part of Dancing With The Stars, and we’re finally at that point in the competition on season 19. Craziness, right? And this season’s ensemble performances happen to fall on the week of …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Fashion designer Michael Costello has issued a statement regarding the controversy following an Instagram post. He allegedly called a commenter the N-word and the screenshot has been making its rounds. Now, he claims someone simply has it out for him. ...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley want a baby, but unfortunately, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star has yet to get pregnant. Earlier this year, Rossi announced plans to undergo in vitro fertilization. Months later, after a couple of attempts...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Lindsay Cronin | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Legendary WaPo editor Ben Bradlee died yesterday at the age of 93. David Remnick reflects: [T]he most overstated notion about Bradlee was the idea that he was an ideological man. This was a cartoon. Because of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, he and...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Bryan Singer is set to become a father for the first time. His BFF, actress Michelle Clunie, is pregnant with his child and they plan to raise the baby together. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Rebecca Rose | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That's an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it? Image:...
From: RH Reality Check | By: s.e. smith | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Christina Ricci is set to reprise the role of infamous murder suspect Lizzie Borden in an upcoming Lifetime event series, “Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles.” Emmy nominated actress previously portrayed the notorious ax-wielder in the network's...
From: The Wrap | By: Travis Reilly | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Khloe Kardashian is NOT "taking her anger out on her body," despite a new tabloid report claiming the reality TV star is going "to extremes with a diet and exercise regimen that could have lethal consequences." The sensationalized story comes from Star,...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Daniel Gates | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Every week, host Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Survivor: San Juan del Sur...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Dalton Ross | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Earlier this week, the federal government's National Science Foundation (NSF), an entity created to encourage the study of science—encouragement that it achieves by awarding grants to scholars and universities—announced that it had awarded a grant...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The coroner cites complications due to alcohol abuse in the Oct. 14 death of the Modern Family actress
From: People | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sen. Mark Udall atop a Siemens test turbine near the National Wind Technology Center just south  of Boulder, Colorado, at Rocky Flats where the U.S. used to build plutonium triggers for nuclear warheads. You don't have to go back too many years to find...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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De la Renta, who dressed first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, died Monday evening at his Connecticut home. The post Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, beloved by stars, dead at 82 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The legendary Washington Post chief, who died on Tuesday at 93, enlivened the newspaper and the nation's capital alike....
From: The Atlantic | By: Peter Osnos | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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That was fast. Tori Spelling tried to start baby rumors earlier this month when she announced she “may be pregnant” in the teaser for the new season of True Tori.… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Radar Staff | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Dalton Ross | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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There aren't too many shoes that have the ability to transcend dress codes like Tod's Gommino. For decades this iconic moccasin has comfortably carried men from turf-side polo matches to uptight member's clubs, without even the hint of a raised brow...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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There’s Marvel with the best official response I can remember for a big leak. This afternoon, the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer leaked, only hours after being announced for an official debut next week. So Marvel did the only thing it could do,...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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There was both a tribe swap and an attempted food swap in tonight’s episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur....
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Dalton Ross | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Plus, the best thing the Top Chef Boston judge ate this year and more fun foodie details
From: People | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The actress opens up to PEOPLE about her tight bond with her costars amid the news that her ex was abusive toward her
From: People | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A generation returns to build lives and a town....
From: The Atlantic | By: Deborah Fallows | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Want to watch a trailer for the Guardians of the Galaxy cassette tape? Yes the tape. Is Thanos happy with the Captain America 3 news? Who is Marvel’s newest superhero? Is Edward Norton happy with his decision to leave The Avengers? How much has Aquaman...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Promos are out for this week’s Saturday Night Live with host, Jim Carrey, and musical guest, Iggy Azalea. The videos...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: C. Molly Smith | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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We’ve all heard the “back in my day” statements from parental units that start off a lecture on how nowadays we’re doing it all wrong. When it comes to love and relationships, they swear that they did it better. And they might have a point.......
From: Clutch Magazine | By: Ariana Gordon | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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We know those PLL girls can put an outfit together, but who knew they would go as far as to make sure their beauty products matched their clothes and accessories?! Now that’s what we’d like to call total fashion and …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Victoria Moorhouse | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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When hard science isn't enough, what can be done?
From: Miller McCune | By: Paul Hiebert | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Barbara Walters may no longer be as ever-present on ABC as she once was, but that hasn’t stopped her from...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Jonathon Dornbush | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The second Halo: Nightfall trailer — that being the Ridley Scott-produced digital series directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan – shows a bit more scope than what we saw in the first trailer. There’s a ship or two, a hint of the Covenant, and at least...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Since the first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards has filled the role of level-headed friend to all—but that’s hardly kept her safe from the fray. Between her falling out with former bestie Lisa Vanderpump…...
From: OK Magazine | By: okstaff | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Tonight we’re especially excited to watch Melissa & Joey‘s ode to Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but we’re also pumped to see Phoebe Buffay, uh, Lisa Kudrow, back on TV! Read on for all the TV scoop: PHOTOS: …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If you bought a dog for $13,000, would you let it make out with you? That’s what Paris Hilton let happen when she arrived at LAX airport with her expensive white Pomeranian puppy, Prince Hilton. How cool is this dog? …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Amethyst Tate | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Will Kini go down as the biggest choke in the history of ?Project Runway,? or will The Flash of Sewing salvage his ?old lady? line in time to win at…Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: Brooke Cain | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The first trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is out, revealing Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor, mysterious newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet […]...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Noelene Clark | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The New York Times' Madison archive has launched with advertisements, but could eventually expand to all kinds of projects....
From: The Atlantic | By: Shirley Li | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I had a weird thought recently. I realized that I’ve become a more moral person in the last decade. The same decade in which I gave up on my pursuit of religion and came to terms and embraced the life of a non-believer. This was a VERY weird thing...
From: Zoot | By: Kim Zoot | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Manhattan landlords the de Blasio administration hit with its first lawsuit targeting buildings allegedly used as illegal hotels have fired back, claiming they were victims of “unequal enforcement” under the the law. Brothers Hamid and Majid...
From: The Real Deal | By: Adam Pincus/TRD | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A daily roundup of the most important energy, environment, and climate news from around the world.
From: Earth and Industry | By: Silvio Marcacci | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In writing about last week’s Top Chef premiere I was perhaps remiss in not mentioning the significant change made in the judging process of the series. As pointed out by the contestants last week and evidenced again in tonight’s episode, “Boston’s...
From: A.V. Club | By: Libby Hill | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The ugly sweater is an art form, a fashion niché now reserved for Eighties sitcoms and kitschy holiday parties. Usually, you find them at Goodwill or other similar stores and the busier or uglier it is, the better. But on rare occasions, you can find...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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