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Stina Sanders says she lost followers when she went without make-up Instagram, but quickly gained them again (Alistair Stuart Campbell)
Stina Sanders says she lost followers when she went without make-up Instagram, but quickly gained them again (Alistair Stuart Campbell)

A no-make-up selfie as she woke up, a snap before her therapy session, a picture with hair removal cream. When Stina Sanders took part in...

  • A blue state historical marker sits outside Grace Kelly's family's home in Philadelphia on Oct. 25, 2012. The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family. Kelly’s son, Prince Albert, tells People Magazine, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, he was the recent purchaser of the East Falls home, which he called “very special to our family.” His mother, the beloved actress, died in 1982. (April Saul/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

    Prince Albert Buys Philadelphia Home of Mom Grace Kelly

    PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now... Read more

  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas senior Alexander Lin held a sign asking for donations towards his college education during the final presidential debate on Oct. 19. (GoFundMe/Random Student)

    College Student Finds Way To Make Over $1,600 During Presidential Debate

    One University of Nevada, Las Vegas student saw an unlikely opportunity to help offset his college costs during the third Presidential debate in Las Vegas... Read more

  • Members of the RCMP go through a decontamination procedure in Vancouver after intercepting a package containing approximately 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of the powerful opioid carfentanil imported from China on June 27, 2016. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police via AP)

    Governments Researched Fentanyls as Weapons for Decades

    SHANGHAI—Before appearing in global narcotics supply chains, fentanyl and substances like it were viewed as potential chemical weapons. Scientists struggled to figure out how to... Read more

  • A woman shows how to enter a family bomb shelter in Milwaukee in 1958. (AP Photo)

    How Cold War Anxieties Still Shape Our World Today

    World War II led to the massive mobilization of all the people and resources nations could bring to bear. This was total war on a... Read more

  • Elections and Human Development

    On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the United States will conduct its 58th quadrennial presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors, who in turn will vote... Read more

  • This March 19, 2016, photo released by Victoria J.H. Ritvo shows her husband, Max Ritvo, in Ojai, Calif. (Jose Villa via AP)

    Max Ritvo, Poet Who Chronicled Cancer Battle, Dies at 25

    LOS ANGELES—Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25... Read more

  • The Mixed Bag of Hero Worship

      A long-held belief says that the more things change the more they stay the same. Hero worship exemplifies an unflagging notion of something woven... Read more

  • Police Officer Kay Denton posted a photo on Facebook showing her fellow officers responding to a car accident on the highway on July 30. (Kay Denton/Facebook)

    Here’s Why a Georgia Officer Uploaded Car Wreck Photo on Facebook

    A Georgia police officer’s decision to post a photo of a serious car accident on social media was informed by the need to change the narrative on what she... Read more

  • The Halifax Police Department handed out ice cream cones to unsuspecting motorists on July 29, 2016. (Kevin Lands/Facebook)

    Virginia Police Offer Ice Cream to Pulled-Over Drivers

    When a pair of police officers pulled over several motorists in Halifax, Virginia, on a hot summer day, the weather wasn’t the only reason motorists... Read more

  • A tablet and a smartphone connected on news websites and world newspapers, in Paris, France, on Sept. 12, 2013. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Story of the Nosebleed Decline of the Newspaper Industry Told in Pictures

    The impact of the internet on the newspaper industry has been starkly highlighted by a graph released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It... Read more

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    Social Media Stunts Children’s Morality, Say Parents

    Children are learning more anger and hostility, and less fairness and humility through social media, concerned parents say.  More than half of U.K. parents think popular... Read more

  • Zonas Corn Leaf packaging. Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  (Courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History)

    Americans’ Concepts of Health and Beauty Revealed in Smithsonian’s Digitized Collection of Personal Care Products

    “Disfiguring humors, scrofula, humiliating eruptions, copper-colored diseases of the blood”—we might not be familiar with all of these conditions, yet over 100 years ago consumers... Read more

  • Police officers patrol around the Cleveland Public Square in preparation for the Republican National Convention on July 15, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. (DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Racial Bias in Police Force Not as Simple as Numbers

    For decades, Americans have been looking to statistics for evidence of racial bias in the  police force. And for decades, different statistics have been thrown... Read more

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    Enough With the Spoiler Alerts! Plot Spoilers Often Increase Enjoyment

    Last December, I had tickets to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” the night after the premiere. While I was at work that day, I... Read more

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    An Interview With Megan Green of Invisible Children

    Megan Green is the supporter engagement manager for Invisible Children, an organization that began after three filmmakers discovered the horrors taking place in Uganda, where... Read more

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    Teens Targeted in Sextortion Crimes, Victims Often Blame Themselves

    Victims of “sextortion” can have life-changing repercussions for young people, a study released on June 23 said. Sextortion is a form of blackmail usually using... Read more

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