’20 Feet’ singers to step into Rose Bowl spotlight

From left to right, singers Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Darlene Love and Lisa Fischer pose for a portrait at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. The singers are performing the national anthem on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the Rose Bowl football game. Hill, Clayton, Love, and Fischer are backup […]

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Savvy Styling That Won’t Harm Your Hair

You work hard to make your hair look fabulous. So make sure the steps you take — like styling and coloring — aren’t working against you.   Heat from blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons can make hair brittle and cause breakage. Chemical processing — think color and straightening treatments — can rob hair […]

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Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer’s Risk

Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer’s Risk By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Keeping “bad” cholesterol in check and increasing “good” cholesterol is not only good for your heart, but also your brain, new research suggests. A study from the University of California, Davis, found that low levels […]

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Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer’s Risk

Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer’s Risk By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Keeping “bad” cholesterol in check and increasing “good” cholesterol is not only good for your heart, but also your brain, new research suggests. A study from the University of California, Davis, found that low levels […]

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Avoiding That New Year’s Hangover

Avoiding That New Year’s Hangover By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Hangover headaches are a common problem over the holidays, but there are ways to prevent them, an expert says. The best way to avoid a hangover headache is to stick to non-alcoholic drinks such as sodas, spritzers and […]

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Three Key Foreign Policy Deadlines Await in 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas speak to reporters after a meeting in Ramallah last June. Saeb Erekat, center rear, heads the P.A. delegation at peace talks that began in July. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File) (CNSNews.com) – The coming year holds three critical foreign policy deadlines in western Asia for […]

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Wall St. ends best year since 1990s with moderate gains

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks closed out their best year in more than 15 on Tuesday, with major indexes advancing throughout 2013 on the back of the Federal Reserve’s massive stimulus and expectations for accelerating growth going forward. Wall Street ended 2013 with its positive momentum intact, advancing in its final trading […]

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Get a pair of Sennheiser HD 439 headphones for $39.99

(Credit: Sennheiser) My New Year’s resolution for 2014 is the same as it was for 2013, and for every year before that: Don’t make any New Year’s resolutions. And I’m batting a thousand! That said, next year I plan to continue my quest to reduce stress, and I find that listening to music for 15 […]

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Despite Health Law’s Protections, Many Consumers May Be ‘Underinsured’

People with chronic conditions will be better protected from crippling medical bills starting in January as the health law’s coverage requirements and spending limits take effect. But a recent analysis by Avalere Health found that many may still find themselves “underinsured,” spending more than 10 percent of their income on medical care, not including premiums, even if […]

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5 NFL coaches already fired

Former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan delivers a statement at an NFL football news conference after being fired, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Ashburn, Va. Shanahan was fired after a morning meeting with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen at Redskins Park, a formality expected for several weeks as the losses mounted […]

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U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Experts’ Recommendation for Older, Heavy Smokers By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A highly influential government panel of experts says that older smokers at high risk of lung cancer should receive annual low-dose CT scans to help detect and possibly prevent the spread of the fatal disease. In its […]

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