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Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Zealand election: voters await results after extraordinary campaign live

15 minutes ago - Guardian
New Zealands prime minister, John Key, is vying for a third term in Saturdays poll, following the most surprising election campaign in recent memory 8... by Michael Safi

Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

31 minutes ago - Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters h...

Lena Dunham: 'I just want to work the death thing out'

33 minutes ago - Guardian
Success, sex and a philosophical dad haven't cured Girls creator Lena Dunham's terror of death, as she reveals in this exclusive extract from her firs... by Lena Dunham

Women gamers: The concept of gamers as a community was new to me to all of us

33 minutes ago - Guardian
More British women now play video games than men. Jenn Frank, who has played since childhood and even ended up working in the industry, explains why s... by Jenn Frank

 

Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage

13 minutes ago - Yahoo News
CAIRO (AP) — A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming...

Beauty: boyfriend perfume the best kind of relationship

15 minutes ago - Guardian
'I've always tested men's fragrance with the same enthusiasm as women's and have discovered many a favourite. (I even adore Old Spice in moderation)'... by Sali Hughes

Cerys Matthews: songs to get you in the mood for a party, plus a mixtape for a first-time mum

15 minutes ago - Guardian
Our musical agony aunt's alter ego Dr Crotchety offers playlist advice for parties and new mothers What musical advice do you need? Post your question... by Cerys Matthews

Crush of the week: Mindy Kaling

15 minutes ago - Guardian
'Kaling, a former executive producer on the US version of The Office, is a joker in the best possible way'For the past couple of weeks, I've been in N... by Bim Adewunmi

 

Business

No Big 10 Team Will Make College Football's Playoff This Year

Yesterday - Forbes
When there are only 4 teams to make the college playoffs and there are 5 top conferences, the odd conference out is the Big 10, which is last of the 5...

Bits Blog: A Conversation With Michael Harris, Author of ‘The End of Absence’

Yesterday - New York Times Business
Mr. Harris tries to remind people in his new book that solitude in the digital age is important to find a sense of self

Indonesians, Optimistic About New President, Spend Freely

Yesterday - New York Times Business
Any problems that may lie ahead, among them poverty and corruption, have failed to dent Indonesians’ confidence and willingness to splurge

Guinter Kahn, Inventor of Baldness Remedy, Dies at 80

Yesterday - New York Times Business
After a long, fierce legal battle, Dr. Kahn gained recognition for helping discover a baldness remedy that is sold under the brand name Rogaine

Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable

Yesterday - New York Times Business
Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses against hackers despite alarms from computer experts as far back as 2008

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Fashion

Did Anna Wintour Just Kick Her Unshakeable Style Up a Notch?

Yesterday - Fashionista
We think she did

Tinder for Random Cuddles: Weird or Convenient?

Yesterday - The Cut
Do you ever look longingly at a stranger and think, I just want to hug you? It’s okay. It’s not weird. Everyone needs a hug or a spoon or a nice s...

Eliza's Friday Night Face Mask

Yesterday - Fashionista
Because it's the freakin' weekend

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Word for Your Vagina?

Yesterday - The Cut
Where is the casual word for vagina that falls somewhere between childish nonsense and clinical terminology? Most contemporary terms are unacceptable...

Versace Piled On the Cutouts and Glitter

Yesterday - The Cut
Evidently, Donatella Versace has the same sentiments toward glitter that she does toward diamonds. Those would be very, very positive. The designer's...

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Food

Linguine Al Limone with Grilled Chia-Chicken Meatballs

3 hours 53 minutes ago - epicurious
Recipe from Epicurious

Caramel Chicken

Yesterday - epicurious
Recipe from Bon Appétit

Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

2 days ago - Simply Recipes
One of my favorite recipes from childhood is one for stuffed bell peppers. (We love them so much both my mom and dad have their own versions!) I’ve...

Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé with Earl Grey Custard Sauce

2 days ago - epicurious
Recipe from Bon Appétit

Seared Tuna with Olive-Tapenade Vinaigrette and Arugula

3 days ago - epicurious
Recipe from Bon Appétit

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Games

What Makes Dragon Ball: Xenoverse so Special - TGS 2014

Yesterday - Gamespot
Peter and Mary talk about creating a character and travelling through time in the latest Dragon Ball game

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die Review

Yesterday - Gamespot
"Look for D," she says, and I giggle. Internet culture has ruined the fourth letter of the alphabet, and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is drowning in D-dr...

WRUP: Orange Mocha Frappuccino

Yesterday - Joystiq
And we're still waiting on someone to take this Final Fantasy 15 video and add Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" in reverence to the opening scene...

Barely Related: The Millennium Falcon's Batmobile baby

Yesterday - Joystiq
A happy weekend tip from us, your pals: Take a walk. Enjoy the sun, the shade and the way your new iPhone screen looks in both of those lighting situa...

GS News Top 5 - GTA V PC Delay Explained; Trade Games For Ice Cream!

Yesterday - Gamespot
Marin County would rather you have ice cream than violent games, PlayStation Now could be getting PS1, PS2 and PS4 games, and other cool stuff!

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Health

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Weight Loss Motivation

Yesterday - Health
Photo: Getty Images A study released last week made fewer headlines than I hoped it would. Conducted by University College London, it concluded that d...

5 Head-Turning Workout Outfits

Yesterday - Health
Remember Florence Griffin Joyner (a.k.a Flo Jo)? Back in the 80s, the Olympic Gold medalist on the track often made headlines for her one-legged runni...

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

Yesterday - Health
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The avian flu that killed 160 harbor seals in New England in 2011 could be spread through respiratory drop...

Gluten-Free Skincare: Do You Need It?

Yesterday - Health
Photo: Getty Images The gluten-free phenomenon has officially made its way from grocery aisles to cosmetic shelves. More and more creams, cleansers, a...

Many Women Over 35 Would Rather Look Young Than Thin

Yesterday - Health
Photo: Getty Images Sixty percent of women over 35 say they would rather hear “you look young” rather than “you look thin,” according to a su...

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Humor

24 Movies Based On a True Story (That Are Full Of Shit)

2 hours 54 minutes ago - Cracked
By CRACKED Readers Published: September 19th, 2014  Hollywood loves to spin a good yarn and tell us it's real. For the benefit of the viewing public...

Comic for September 20, 2014

2 hours 54 minutes ago - Dilbert Daily Strips
Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com

5 Awesome Technologies Created by Ancient Civilizations

Yesterday - Cracked
By Aatif Zubair Published: September 19th, 2014  Modern humans are the best humans. Just look back at those primitive troglodytes from hundreds of y...

5 Current TV Shows That Get More Praise Than They Deserve

Yesterday - Cracked
By Adam Tod Brown Published: September 19th, 2014  Listen, I get it. People like what people like, and, with so many options available, complaining...

4 Reasons Facebook Is Actually Making the World Less Stupid

Yesterday - Cracked
By Amanda Mannen Published: September 19th, 2014  Facebook has officially debuted a "satire" tag to clearly mark fictitious headlines that show up i...

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Movies

Franco & Rogen Join the CIA in New Red Band 'The Interview' Trailer

2 hours 27 minutes ago - First Showing
"I got some questions for that goat." At the beginning of the year, The Interview was one of my most anticipated films of 2014. But I'll admit to bein...

The New Red Band Trailer for The Interview, Starring James Franco and Seth Rogen!

Yesterday - Coming Soon
Columbia Pictures has released the new Red Band trailer for The Interview, the Christmas release starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan and R...

Screen Gems Takes on Mike Scannell's Scarecrow

Yesterday - Coming Soon
Sony's Screen Gems is getting ready to take on Scarecrow a new horror-thriller from Mike Scannell to be produced by Unbroken Pictures, reports Variety...

The Star Wars News Roundup - 9.19.14

Yesterday - Coming Soon
The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you shoul...

Watch: Zacarias & Macgregor's Sci-Fi Short 'Similo' Years in the Making

Yesterday - First Showing
"I remember you." This may be worth your time, even though it's 21 minutes long, it's a good one. There's a short that has been in the works for at le...

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Music

Melissa Rivers Finally Reveals Whether Or Not ‘Fashion Police’ Will Continue

3 hours 39 minutes ago - MTV News
Melissa River's confirms that Fashion Police will return this January despite her mother's death

Whoopi Goldberg And Billy Crystal Hold Back Tears Remembering Robin Williams

Yesterday - MTV News
In a heartbreaking scene to end the week, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal recount the difficulties of coping with the death of actor Robin Williams

Jim Carrey Set To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ This Season

Yesterday - MTV News
Jim Carrey set to host 'Saturday Night Live' for third time this upcoming season

Preview Trent Reznor’s Chilling ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

Yesterday - MTV News
Trent Reznor is streaming a preview of his soundtrack for "Gone Girl" via NIN.com

Keyshia Cole Arrested For Battery After Incident At Birdman’s Condo

Yesterday - MTV News
Keyshia Cole was arrested on Friday morning for misdemeanor battery

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News

Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage

32 minutes ago - Yahoo News
CAIRO (AP) — A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming...

World's 15 best rivers for travelers

46 minutes ago - CNN Top Stories
They irrigate our farms, are an important means of transport and a source of eco-friendly power

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Politics

Intruder Made It Through White House Doors, Secret Service Says

2 hours 25 minutes ago - New York Times Politics
Secret Service officials said a Texas man was arrested after he scaled the White House fence and went through the North Portico doors on Friday night

At U.N., Kerry Thanks Other Nations for Their Support in Fighting Islamic State

Yesterday - New York Times Politics
In drumming up support in the fight against a terrorist group, the secretary of state suggested that Iran had a role to play

Midterm Calculus: In Senate Battle, the Wild Cards Become Alaska and Kansas

Yesterday - New York Times Politics
The two states would probably decide the election if it were held today, and they pose unusual challenges for election forecasters

U.S. Hopes Face-Saving Plan Offers a Path to a Nuclear Pact With Iran

Yesterday - New York Times Politics
Before the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, negotiators have discussed a plan to remove the pipes that connect Iran’s nuclear centrif...

Rowland, Ex-Connecticut Governor, Is Convicted in Campaign Finance Case

Yesterday - New York Times Politics
Prosecutors had accused John G. Rowland of obstructing justice, falsifying documents and committing other violations of campaign finance laws

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Pop Culture

Kaley Cuoco Has A Great Attitude Toward Her Nude Photo Scandal! She's Not Hiding From It, She's Talking About It!

3 hours 52 minutes ago - Perez Hilton
What a great way to deal with an AWFUL situation!  The beautiful and funny Kaley Cuoco stopped by Jimmy Kimmel's show last night to discuss her nude...

Barbra Streisand Loves Her Some Miley Cyrus! Quote Of The Day!

Yesterday - Perez Hilton
"Her look is kind of wonderful." - Barbra Streisand on her appreciation of Miley Cyrus. [Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]

Looks Like Kendall Jenner Is Getting Naked For The Camera Again! This Time It's A Bit More Intimate!

Yesterday - Perez Hilton
Now THIS is a selfie!!!!  Kendall Jenner posed for a skin-tillating photo on Instagram.  It certainly looks like there are no clothes on her silhoue...

'Madam Secretary' Review: A Solid Start for Téa Leoni's Political Drama

Yesterday - ETOnline
Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at E...

Fergie's Making A Music Comeback With A FRESH NEW SINGLE Very Soon! Date Deets HERE!

Yesterday - Perez Hilton
Fergilicious!!!  After cementing her fairytale life with the ultra hunky Josh Duhamel and baby Axl, Fergie is FINALLY ready to make her solo comeback...

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Science

This Week In Numbers: Origami Microscopes, Laser Turrets, And A Bit More Than One Texas

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Mark Those Birds! Zooniverse Penguin Watch 50: number of cameras researchers are using to study penguin populations in the Antarctic. Y...

How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Jock, A Western Lowland Gorilla Jackhynes Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at...

Video: Peter Thiel On How We Can Make The Future Awesome

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Peter Thiel. The entrepreneur and author of a new book, Zero To One, stopped by the Popular Science offices for a chat. Popular...

Next Week Is Climate Week

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Climate Change Collage Wikimedia Commons Next week is Climate Week in New York City. The happenings begin on Sunday with what...

Astounding Auroras, Hiding Black Holes, And More Amazing Images Of The Week

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Small Galaxy, Big Hole Don’t underestimate little galaxies, because they can pack one big punch. On Wednesday, a team of astronomers rec...

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T.V.

Music Review: Marbin – ‘The Third Set’

Yesterday - Blog Critics
If your taste runs to the quiet and introspective in music, you probably won’t find much to satisfy in the new album from Marbin, The Third Set. The...

Will E!'s Fashion Police Continue After Joan Rivers' Death?

Yesterday - TV Guide
Joan Rivers might be at the gates of heaven asking new entrants what they're wearing, but here on Earth, the show must go on. Read More > Other Li...

Kristen Bell Shows Off Baby Bump, Awesome Celebrity Married Life in New Samsung Ad

Yesterday - TV Guide
Have you ever thought that celebrity couples have it all? A beautiful house, a wonderful view, a perfect relationship, and the latest technology to he...

Roger Goodell Won't Resign From NFL, But Promises Conduct Policy Changes

Yesterday - TV Guide
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke publicly for the first time since Sept. 10 about the NFL's handling of the recent rash of domestic abuse cases...

Interview with Prem John, the Reluctant Actor from Singapore

Yesterday - Blog Critics
“Acting was never something I dreamt of ever!” Prem John proclaims. You don’t really know if you can believe this actor, who’s the younger of...

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Technology

The Big Picture On Digital Receipts

3 hours 53 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 What’s happening with digital receipts? The answer to that is – a lot. The last five years or so have seen an explosion of ideas surrounding the...

Ex-NBAer Rex Chapman allegedly stole from Apple Stores by faking EasyPay

Yesterday - Engadget
Remember when Apple introduced its EasyPay self-checkout feature in 2011, and everyone wondered "how can they really tell if a customer is buying some...

Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined

Yesterday - Engadget
We'd heard that the US IPO for Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89,...

We're taking over Los Angeles on October 3rd

Yesterday - Engadget
Austin, Seattle and Boston welcomed our Engadget Live tour this year with open arms and before we gear up for Engadget Expand, we're heading to one mo...

Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page

Yesterday - Engadget
Thinking about picking up a used iPhone on eBay? Shop carefully, friends: it's apparently phishing season. The BBC is reporting some auction listings...

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U.S.

Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

3 hours 17 minutes ago - US News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem...

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

2 hours 48 minutes ago - US News
NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment...

Police Hunker Down in Ambush Suspect's Woods

2 hours 43 minutes ago - ABC News
Police hunker down in wooded neighborhood of suspect in deadly ambush on state troopers

Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

3 hours 42 minutes ago - US News
Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be name...

Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

3 hours 32 minutes ago - US News
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may b...

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World

Beauty: boyfriend perfume the best kind of relationship

2 hours 54 minutes ago - Guardian
'I've always tested men's fragrance with the same enthusiasm as women's and have discovered many a favourite. (I even adore Old Spice in moderation)'...

Blind date

2 hours 54 minutes ago - Guardian
Do Andrew and Ciara hit it off? Continue reading

Cerys Matthews: songs to get you in the mood for a party, plus a mixtape for a first-time mum

2 hours 54 minutes ago - Guardian
Our musical agony aunt's alter ego Dr Crotchety offers playlist advice for parties and new mothers What musical advice do you need? Post your question...

Crush of the week: Mindy Kaling

2 hours 52 minutes ago - Guardian
'Kaling, a former executive producer on the US version of The Office, is a joker in the best possible way'For the past couple of weeks, I've been in N...

Turkish hostages held by Isis have been freed and returned home, PM says

53 minutes ago - Guardian
The 49 hostages, including diplomatic staff, children and special forces police, were taken in the Iraqi city of Mosul on 11 JuneDozens of Turkish hos...

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Live News

Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage - Yahoo News
CAIRO (AP) — A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming ...

Beauty: boyfriend perfume the best kind of relationship - Guardian
'I've always tested men's fragrance with the same enthusiasm as women's and have discovered many a favourite. (I even adore Old Spice in moderation)'...

Blind date - Guardian
Do Andrew and Ciara hit it off? Continue reading...