Pretty soon, your children are going to want to ditch the paisley prints and all-white motifs for something a bit edgier. Before they tape the “No Adults Allowed” sign onto their doors, have some fun decorating with them to fashion a stylish and (almost) grown-up space.
The owners of these houses to prepare for flood of the Mississippi. They built this personal dam. They were very lucky that the water does not exceed the level of barriers. Now detached homes among the spilled rivers resemble small uninhabited islands.
Celebrities who quit acting. Sure, we’ve all had a bad day at work and wanted to throw in the towel, but how do you “quit” being a celebrity? Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman is the latest superstar to publicly hint at quitting the business. Here are some actors who tried to leave the business. Did any of them succeed?
Worst celeb custody cases. The custody battle between Charlie Sheen and ex-wife Denise Richards is heating up over visiting rights with their two daughters. When the fairytale romance is over, let the custody battle for the children begin. See which couples have battled it out in the courtroom, and in the press, over their children.
Top TV moms. The Best TV Moms
Marion Cunningham (Marion Ross) on “Happy Days” was always there with a wholesome snack and even more wholesome advice. “Mrs. C” was the only one allowed to call Fonzie by his real first name. Broadcast during a time of great change for women, the show was a reminder that the traditional role was also of great value and worthy of respect. Clair Huxtable (Phylicia RashÄd) on “The Cosby Show” was the elegant and almost always unflappable successful attorney and mother of five, as bemused by her husband (far from unflappable) as by her children. Carol Brady (Florence Henderson) on “The Brady Bunch” always seemed as sweetly unaware of the show’s cheesiness as she was of the possible problems that arise in blended families. She managed to cope with six children even through such catastrophes as a visit from Davy Jones and Jan’s weird wig.Margaret Anderson (Jane Wyatt) on “Father Knows Best” was the quintessential 1950′s ideal of a mother and homemaker, always loving and supportive of her family. Often, she was the one who really knew best.
dressing your age.Dressing Your Age: Fashion Rules for Every Decade
How to get it right and feel your best in your clothes, whether you're 20 or 70!
Read more: Dressing Your Age - Harper's BAZAAR
No doubt these thoughts have gone through your mind when you've stood in front of the mirror: Am I dressing like my mother? Do I look like I'm wearing my daughter's clothes? Am I dressing age appropriately? Am I making the most of my looks? Perhaps your frock is in an eye-popping color or print, skims the body, plunges low in front or back, or shows too much skin. Maybe it doesn't show enough skin and adds years. And with all the boundary breaking in fashion today, it is not always clear who should wear what.
Hit wedding movies. "Bridesmaids" is the latest in a long line of movies exploring the high-drama depths of the modern-day wedding. "Saturday Night Live" alum Kristen Wiig plays a devoted bridesmaid whose life falls apart as she prepares for the big day of her bride-to-be friend, played by another "SNL" veteran.
X-Factor judge Dannii Minogue quits show 'because she can't fit it into her schedule'
X-Factor judge Dannii Minogue has left the show because she could not squeeze it into her busy schedule.
The 39-year-old singer has parted company with the popular ITV talent contest days before the new series was due to launch.
She posted a link through Twitter to a website which she is a contributing editor to, confirming the news.
'Survivor' winners. They outwitted, outlasted and outplayed and won the grand prize. With the upcoming season finale this Sunday of "Survivor: Redemption Island", we see what past season winners have been up to while off the island with their winnings.
Moms to moguls. Before they were millionaires, these women were working moms trying to put food on the table. From a makeup mogul to a former file clerk to a home design icon, each one has her own rags-to-riches story.
La. spillway to be opened; 25,000 people could be in harm's way of floods
Army engineers prepared Saturday to slowly open the gates of an emergency spillway along the rising Mississippi River, diverting floodwaters from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, yet inundating homes and farms in parts of Louisiana's populated Cajun country.
About 25,000 people and 11,000 structures could be in harm's way when the Morganza spillway is unlocked for the first time in 38 years. Sheriffs and National Guardsmen were warning people in a door-to-door sweep through the area, and shelters were ready to accept up to 4,800 evacuees, Gov. Bobby Jindal said.
Some people living in the threatened stretch of countryside — an area known for small farms, fish camps and a drawling French dialect — have already started fleeing for higher ground.
"Now's the time to evacuate," Jindal said. "Now's the time for our people to execute their plans. That water's coming."
Opening the spillway will release a torrent that could submerge about 3,000 square miles (7,770 square kilometers) under as much as 25 feet (7.5 meters) of water in some areas but take the pressure off the downstream levees protecting New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the numerous oil refineries and chemical plants along the lower reaches of the Mississippi.
Many women are beautiful, but not all have achieved icon status. Some women just have "it" -- the attitude, the allure and the enchanting looks that make them unforgettable and endlessly fascinating. Meet the iconic beauties of yesterday and today that we just can't get enough of.
world deadliest weapons. Some are terrifying. Some are silent. But they're all very effective.
The five deadliest conventional weapons in the world are all part of the U.S. Armed Forces' arsenal, though many are used by other countries as well.
Some date back to World War II in concept, but they are still lethal and continue to be used in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mexican-American War. The United States Congress approved the declaration of war on Mexico 165 years ago today. The battle for land ownership caused political controversy and was a precursor to a war that divided America.
Largest contracts in sports. The last two decades in sports have yielded the largest athlete contracts ever. See which athletes signed to these mega-bucks deals and ponder the billion dollar question — are they worth it?
Stars who launched political careers. Olympic track-and-field great Carl Lewis wants to run for the New Jersey Senate, and former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell says he's "dead serious" about his bid for mayor of a county in Florida. See which other stars have traded one limelight for another, cashing in on name recognition and likability (and not necessarily political experience).
Very few people know on the street, they did not ask for his autograph, they will not bother the paparazzi and fans, but know them all ... More precisely, the characters in the movie, which they played. Find out who is behind the mask Goluma, Freddy Krueger, C-3PO, Alpha and others!
Hobbit Gollum / Smeagolya in the trilogy Lord of the Rings served Briton Andy Serkis (Andy Serkis). He also owns the voice, face and body language of this that caused the real cult of fans of a mythical figure. Directed by Peter Jackson (Peter Jackson) so come to the wild delight of the personality and play Andy, that instantly transformed it into a real image of the legendary King Kong.
Biggest Sports Fines. The most recent fine and suspension in professional sports goes to Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell for allegedly hurling gay slurs at fans and making crude gestures. Professional sports pay some of the largest salaries and feature great talent, but what's the cost of that competition when it takes an ugly turn?
Want to buy a new smartphone? We pick out the best mobile phones available right now.
With so many different smartphones out there, choosing a new mobile phone can be tricky. But if you're on the hunt for a new handset, we can help you decide.
Here we've picked our top 10 mobiles, based on the best mobile phones available in the UK right now. You won't find any 'coming soon' mobiles here, this is a chart of phones you can snap up straight away.
Most & least stressful jobs 2011. Most & least stressful jobs. Is the stress of your job giving you premature wrinkles. With unemployment still at a high, people are grateful just to be earning a paycheck. A new research study by Career Cast lists the most -- and least -- stressful jobs of 2011. See if your job made the cut and read about some less taxing alternatives.
Remembering Bob Marley. Remembering Bob Marley. May 11, 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of iconic reggae singer Bob Marley’s death. To honor the legend’s life, we take a look at how he grew from modest beginnings to one of the world’s most beloved musical icons.
Celebrity tattoos. Former "90210" star Tori Spelling was recently spotted with a new tattoo that honors her husband's wedding vows with seven poetic lines. What are other celebrities thinking when they ink themselves?
Weight-loss foods. Foods That Help Drop the Pounds. According to a recent study, red chili peppers can curb hunger and help you burn calories faster. These spicy little fruits are not the only everyday foods that have been linked to weight loss. Read on to discover more foods that can aid in dropping unwanted pounds.
Summer 2011 movie preview.Summer movie preview
Stop me if you've heard this one before: A Norse god, a pirate and a Smurf go into a local theater.
In what's become a summer tradition, movies released between now and the beginning of September are predominantly sequels or based on comic books or other popular characters. We look at the films – big and small – that will attempt box office gold this summer.
Stars with mental illnesses.Stars who’ve spoken out about mental illness
People have hidden their mental illnesses due to the often negative stigma attached. In recognition of National Mental Health Month, we review some stars who have shared their internal mental struggles.
The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is an annual rally held at different locations across the planet. It refers to cannabis-related events that occur on the first Saturday in May, or thereabouts, and may include marches, meetings, rallies, raves, concerts, festivals and information tables.
The Global Marijuana March also goes by the name of the Million Marijuana March (MMM). It began in 1999. Around 600 different cities worldwide have signed up since 1999. There are local names for the event too. Such as: World Cannabis Day, Cannabis Liberation Day, Global Space Odyssey, Ganja Day, J Day, Million Blunts March, etc..
The Global Marijuana March is a celebration embracing cannabis culture as a personal lifestyle choice. Participants unite to discuss, promote, entertain and educate both consumers and non-consumers alike.
One of the main organizers since 1999 is Dana Beal and his Cures-Not-Wars.org website. Another of the main organizers is CannabisCulture.com and its magazine, Cannabis Culture. Both Dana Beal and CannabisCulture.com people have mailed thousands of GMM-MMM posters worldwide over the years. Events by country Canada
Regina, Saskatchewan New Zealand
Dunedin United States
New York City
Most memorable job resignations by men. Apparently, Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner had more to wrestle with than his diet. On April 26, he became the first-ever contestant to quit "The Biggest Loser." We all have days when we just feel like walking away from the job forever. Most of us call those days Mondays. But, like every other thing worth doing, quitting your gig is worth doing well.
Age of celebrity first-time moms. They may have more kids now, but have you ever wondered how old some celebrities and public figures were when they had their first baby? Let's wish all these moms a happy Mother's Day!
American 'ghost counties' High unemployment and foreclosure rates, combined with overbuilding before the economy went south, have meant that once-booming areas – many of them tourist destinations -- have become modern-day "ghost counties." We review 10 American cities with vacancy rates of more than 55 percent, according to 24/7 Wall St.
Celebrity causes From a teen idol to a former president, stars can really illuminate a worthy cause. Basketball star Yao Ming, the tallest NBA player, was recently honored at a charity gala for his efforts to help reduce the consumption of shark fin soup in his home country . See what other causes celebrities endorse.
Alan Shepard: First American in Space
U.S. astronaut Alan Shepard poses in his silver pressure suit in a 1963 picture from the early days of NASA's Mercury space program. Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of Shepard becoming the first American in space, when he completed a short suborbital voyage aboard the Freedom 7 spacecraft.
Less than a month before, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had become the first human in space with his successful orbital flight aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft.
Over the decades, the U.S. space suit has evolved as astronauts' duties have become more complicated. The suit Shepard wore during his 16-minute flight was designed by aerospace manufacturer B.F. Goodrich. Called the Mark-IV, it was essentially a converted Navy-pilot suit, said Bill Ayrey, a space suit historian with ILC Dover in Delaware.
"Although it was referred to as a space suit by many at the time, it was actually a modified pressure suit," Ayrey said. "When they were looking for a space suit for Mercury, they were just looking for a suit that would hold pressure, in case they lost pressure aboard the capsule."
Later space suits, intended to withstand life outside the spacecraft, also kept astronauts well ventilated and at a comfortable temperature as well as safe from radiation and micrometeorite impacts.
It’s awful to lose something you value and when that thing is expensive and quite rare you can usually kiss it goodbye. But actor Nicolas Cage was able to uncover a valuable comic book stolen more than 11 years ago. How much is it worth? Check out these ordinary folks who made extraordinary finds.
Turmoil and madness around the royal wedding is finally over. After months of trying to guess at what will be the royal bride Kate Middleton brought a solemn vow in the dress from Alexander McQueen. We suggest you look at the best and worst outfits for the royal wedding! Elegant ensemble of Victoria Beckham and her dress Philippa Middleton of the Alexander McQueen - you see them, and much more!
Ecology, recycling, clean and tidy environment - the very trendy themes that pedaliruyut designers for the recognition and fame, and, in fact, it has always been and will be a fertile niche for creativity. Conservationists is never enough, and eco-projects are almost always perceived to cheer. Curiously, the public will perceive as a series of stylish eco-coffins, which was designed by German architect Gregor Darius Hayduk
The largest model of a passenger car in history, was fifteen times larger version of the Roadster Studebaker President Eight samples in 1938 and though the car was not functional, but it amazes with its size. His case for three months under the open sky 60. Unfortunately, this car was a tragic fate. Nobody wanted the car stood in an open field, and it was decided to burn it.
Osama bin Laden, second right and inset, on a visit to Falun, Sweden in 1971. Pictured with several Falun locals, among them Christina and Lars Akerblad, who were the owners of Hotel Astoria where Osama and brother Salem stayed during one of their visits to the country
"Justice has been done," President Obama says in a televised speech to the nation. Bin Laden, mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks and Al Qaeda leader, was killed by a CIA-led team at a compound inside Pakistan
A CIA-led team killed Osama Bin Laden at a compound inside Pakistan Sunday and recovered his body, bringing a close to the world's highest-profile manhunt after a decade-long search, President Obama announced to the world Sunday night.
"Justice has been done," the President said solemnly in a hastily-arranged late night TV address from the East Room of the White House. Bin Laden, he said, "murdered thousands of innocent men, women and children" and his death was "the most significant achievement to date" in the U.S. war against the al Qaeda, terrorist network that bin Laden founded, led and inspired.
As described by the President and top administration officials, the successful effort to track down bin Laden centered on a man whom the officials described as a trusted courier for al Qaeda, a protégé of Khalid Sheik Muhammed, the operational mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.