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92-year-old becomes oldest woman to complete marathon

CNN - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 1:29pm
Harriette Thompson is tougher than you. Seriously.
Categories: National News

Wreck of 18th century slave ship discovered

CNN World - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 1:28pm
Archaeologists and divers from across continents believe they have struck history gold, confirming the first ever discovery of a sunken slave ship.
Categories: International News

Tracy Morgan gives first TV interview since accident

CNN - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 1:15pm
Comedian Tracy Morgan did his first television interview since being involved in a deadly car accident last year.
Categories: National News

Woman who dumped rare Apple computer set for $100,000 payday

Business News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:48pm
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For Millennials, Facebook is political

Business News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:31pm
Millennials are less interested in following politics, but they have a harder time avoiding it on social media than older generations.

Paris ends relationship with 'love locks'

CNN World - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:26pm
Baby, it's over.
Categories: International News

Overturned fuel tanker kills 69

CNN World - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:24pm
Categories: International News

Watch is Apple's most successful product launch

Business News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:01pm
The Apple Watch is gearing up to be Apple's most successful product debut.

Grexit 101: How Greece could drop out of the euro

Business News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:54am
The crisis in Greece is coming to a head.

Will a magnet really destroy your smartphone or hard drive?

Business News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:48am
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A Storm Season To-Do List for Homeowners

Lifestyles - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:48am

(NewsUSA) - Tornado season has already taken its toll in human life and property -- especially gut-wrenching was the death of a young Arkansas couple trying to shield their 18-month-old daughter from the twister that destroyed their home -- and history tells us we're looking at more of the same, at least through June, at which point we'll be at the start of prime time for hurricanes.

And for those who need reminding, 2012's Hurricane Sandy taught even New Yorkers that "the unexpected can and does happen," as Radley M. Horton, a climate scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute, has said.

So, how should homeowners prepare before the next storm hits? Read on.

* Clean your gutters. Even in perfect weather, we're talking fire hazard if they're clogged with mounds of leaves, sticks and other debris. Factor in a hurricane-strength rainstorm, though, and the very roofing system component meant to control the flow of all that water -- thereby protecting your roof, walls, foundation and landscape from flooding -- can suddenly wind up being about as useful as a drugged guard dog.

"Gutter prevention is measured in pennies; repairs are measured in dollars," to quote Angie's List.

*Trim weak tree branches. Seriously, you don't even want Santa Claus crashing into your house at 74 m.p.h.

*Storm-proof your roof. Before there was Hurricane Sandy, there was 2011's Hurricane Irene. And the months that followed that $15.6-billion disaster -- Sandy caused more than four times that in damage -- was about when experts started noticing what they called "an upsurge" in storm-proofing upgrades like wind-resistant roofing.

"If you're going to upgrade, look for shingles that have passed UL 2218 Class-4 rating impact tests, which is the highest possible," says Jason Joplin, program manager of the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence. He likes either the Timberline ArmorShield II or Grand Sequoia IR lines of shingles from GAF (www.gaf.com), North America's largest roofing manufacturer, both of which offer numerous designer shingle options that have also met rigorous AC438 performance testing requirements.

*Don't leave yourself open to con artists. "When the flood waters recede, that's when fraud comes to the surface," Neal Buccino of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs has warned. Meaning, now's the time to prepare a list of reputable contractors in your area.

Why? The hucksters who invariably show up in rubble-strewn neighborhoods are more interested in turning a quick buck than making sure any repairs last longer than the time it takes them to beat it out of town. If you've done your homework, you'll send them packing and avoid being fleeced.

Painting Isn't Just An Art, It Can Be Fun Too

Lifestyles - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:45am
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(NewsUSA) - Who doesn't remember the iconic picture of Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair, naked in a painted-on suit? Since then, body painting has become a growing art form, as more artists become adept at using skin as their canvas, and more people have put getting body painted on their bucket lists.

To understand how this unusual take on art has made its way into the 21st century, it is important to know the history behind it. Experts believe that body painting was the first form of art used by humans, and archeological evidence is close to supporting it, according to historyofcosmetics.net. Tribes from Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia have all used natural pigments from plants and fruits as a way to celebrate their spirituality, showcase images of gods or war, or prepare for life events such as weddings, death or adulthood.

Fast-forward to the early 1900s, and the first appearance of full body paint occurred when make-up guru Max Factor Sr. exhibited a naked model Sally Rand (in full body paint) at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Suffice to say that Mr. Factor was a man ahead of his time. His art did not make the splash he had intended (or perhaps it did), but body paint as an art form in the West did not become widespread until the 1960s, when the hippie movement brought it to life.

Now, body painting has become so popular and in style that there is a new TV show where artists compete and showcase their talents.

Due to premiere its second season on June 10, GSN's Skin Wars is a one-hour competition show that seeks to find the most skilled, accomplished and innovative body artists from across the country. At stake is a $100,000 prize, an all-expense-paid trip for two to the World Body Painting Festival in Austria, and a nationally distributed Royal and Langnickel custom brush collection with their name on it.

The show is hosted by actress Rebecca Romijn, who is known both as the first-ever body painted model in Sports Illustrated's iconic swimsuit issue and as Mystique from the X-Men films. She is joined by judges RuPaul Charles and award-winning body painting icons Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina.

In this series, imagination and creativity are the only things holding contestants back, so let the games begin.

For more information, visit www.gsntv.com.

Supreme Court Justices rule on Facebook threats

CNN - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:45am
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Pennsylvania man who posted several violent messages on Facebook and was convicted under a federal threat statute. The Court held that the standard used to convict him was too low.
Categories: National News

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Anbar

CNN World - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:22am
The black flag of ISIS has flown for more than a year in Falluja, an Iraqi city that has repeatedly served as a stronghold for insurgents over the years.
Categories: International News

Goldman Sachs doubles paternity leave to 4 weeks

Business News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:10am
Goldman Sachs, known for its hard-working bankers, is becoming a family friendly firm.

Dehydration: From bad breath to car accidents

Health - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:50am
Categories: Health

The great umbilical cord-cutting debate

Health - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:50am
When to cut one the umbilical cord has become the center of an international debate for decades.
Categories: Health

Researchers hail new cancer treatment: Unlocking the body's immune system

Health - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:49am
Researchers meeting in Chicago are hailing what they believe may be a potent new weapon in the fight against cancer: the body's own immune system.
Categories: Health
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