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Teens Charged With Murdering Xinran Ji, USC Student From China

AP | Michael McLaughlin | July 29, 2014 | Crime
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group. Two of the suspects were juveniles charged as adults...

UCLA Broken Water Pipe Floods Parts Of Campus

AP | Joanna Zelman | July 29, 2014 | College
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball...

Which Law Schools Are Worth Getting Into?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | July 29, 2014 | College
If you've looked into going to law school at all lately, you've heard about the debate on whether or not you should even bother. Well, if you are set on going, our friends at FindTheBest came...

These Women Kept Their Maiden Names And This Was The Reaction

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | July 29, 2014 | Weddings
Following the marriage proposal, brides-to-be are inevitably asked this polarizing question: Are you changing your name? For some, the answer is an easy "yes." For those who are on the fence however -- or those who simply want to keep the name they were born with for...

Obama Won't Legalize Pot Just Because The New York Times Told Him

Matt Ferner | July 29, 2014 | Politics
The White House has responded to New York Times editorials this week supporting marijuana legalization, saying ending U.S. pot prohibition isn't the "silver bullet solution." The Office of National Drug Control Policy staff, while acknowledging the criminal justice system needs reform, argues in a blog...

ManServants For Hire Are Like Strippers, But So Much Better

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | July 29, 2014 | Weddings
Let's be real ladies: a greased up man shoving his banana-hammock-clad junk in your face is not the definition of a good time. Knowing that most women aren't as enthused with strippers as men are, one San Francisco based start-up decided to change the game and give women what...

These Girls In A Country Song Aren't Going To Wait Quietly In Your Pickup Truck

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | July 29, 2014 | Women
"We used to get a little respect / Now we're lucky if we even get / To climb up in your truck, keep our mouth shut and ride along / And be the girl in a country song." There are still wide-brimmed hats and pickup trucks aplenty, but the country...

'Brooklyn Boys' Vs. 'Brooklyn Girls': Which Is The Parody?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | July 29, 2014 | Weird News
After people on the Web basically slaughtered Catey Shaw's viral music video "Brooklyn Girls," calling it the most hated song on the Internet, among other things, it was only a matter of time before the parodies started rolling in. Did you know girls in Brooklyn ride the L train? CRAZY! Well, brace yourself for "Brooklyn Boys," by none other than the Brooklyn Boys, because their microbrews are brewin' and they are wasted before noon'in. The song is basically a literal translation of what Catey Shaw is singing between the lines... or rather, between the hip graffitied lines on the walls of Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, or something like that. But while "Brooklyn Boys" makes fun of "Brooklyn Girls," it is a pretty damn legit account of what the "new" young population of Brooklyn is doing right now -- waiting on the G train... and that's pretty much it....

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Will Leave His Mark On 'The Giver'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | July 29, 2014 | Entertainment
The film adaptation of Lois Lowry's iconic dystopian novel "The Giver" arrives in a few short weeks. Among the many fans of the book awaiting the release on the big screen is OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, whose band penned a song for the movie's soundtrack. During...

Colleges Push Back On Surveys That Could Shed New Light On Sexual Assault

Tyler Kingkade | July 29, 2014 | College
A key proposal pushed by the White House and members of Congress to address college sexual assault has plenty of support among survivors, their advocates and experts in the field. What it doesn't have is an endorsement from a major higher education group. Legislation set to be unveiled this month...

Watch DMX Lose His Mind While On An Amusement Park Ride

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | July 29, 2014 | Entertainment
Ever wonder what it would be like to go on an amusement park ride with DMX? Some stranger found out when he visited Magical Midway in Orlando, Florida and rode the Sling Shot with the gravely voiced rapper. Video of this event is below. You're welcome....

Drivers Got High On Federal Weed For A Stoned Driving Study

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | July 29, 2014 | Politics
For several months in 2013 and 2014, federal researchers administered free marijuana and alcohol to a group of people and set them loose in a driving simulator -- all in the name of science. In what may be the most comprehensive study yet of cannabis' effects on drivers, around 20...

The 14 Best Colleges You Can Get Into, According To Money Magazine

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | July 29, 2014 | College
It might be tough to get into the Ivy League, but that doesn't mean you can't get into a good school. Money magazine's new list released Monday ranks the best schools where students who might not be at the top of their class can get accepted Each...

Why The Education Department Awarded Religious Title IX Exemptions

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | July 29, 2014 | College
Despite concerns that the U.S. Department of Education is being lax about granting religious exemptions for how colleges deal with LGBT students, officials say it's the same stipulations they've used for decades. The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights recently awarded religious exemptions to three Christian universities, each...

Temple University Scraps SAT Requirement For New Students

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | July 29, 2014 | College
July 29 (Reuters) - Philadelphia's Temple University said on Tuesday it will no longer require prospective students to submit a standardized test score when they apply, joining a small but growing group of schools that believe there are other ways to gauge talent. Temple said it is the first public...

Women Are Getting Smarter Faster Than Men, Study Says

Alanna Vagianos | July 29, 2014 | Women
By: Tia Ghose, Live Science Staff Writer Published: 07/28/2014 04:01 PM EDT on LiveScience When it comes to smarts, women are catching up to men in some areas and outpacing them in others, new research has found. In particular, women, on average, are better than men at so-called

This iPhone Case Does Away With The Worst Part Of Selfies

Alexis Kleinman | July 29, 2014 | Technology
You know the dumb-looking half-arm thing that happens when you take a selfie? If you don't know what we're talking about, it looks a little like this... Well, there's now a way to do away with this photo-ruining forearm: an unofficial new iPhone case called...

Women's Innermost Thoughts About Food Reveal A Culture-Wide Problem

Nina Bahadur | July 29, 2014 | Women
Chances are, many of the women you know have a turbulent relationship with food. We are constantly inundated with messages about dieting, and expected to attach moral value to "good" or "bad" foods. Salads are great, and an apparent delight to consume, but things like...

11 Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Next Trip To The Zoo

Renee Jacques | July 29, 2014 | Green
Many zoos claim they are helping animals, but often times, aren't doing so at all.

Meet The Athletes Named In NCAA Concussion Lawsuit

Chris Greenberg | July 29, 2014 | Sports
Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of plaintiffs who said they suffered concussions playing contact sports in college are named. Here are some of their stories: Adrian...
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