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Healing Gemstones for Your Zodiac Sign

Tarot.com | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tarot.com

Gemstones are more than just pretty ornaments. These natural, Earth-based beauties also have the power to heal, protect, relax and clarify. Certain gemstones are particularly beneficial for each zodiac sign. Look up yours below:

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America's Schools Could Be More Efficient If Teachers Were Paid Less: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

When it comes to education, the United States isn't getting all the bang it could for its buck, according to a new report. GEMS Education Solution...

The Faithful Shopper: Casual Gems

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Anyone who knows me knows I love jewelry, from the simple to the stunning. And recently, we've had a slew of new and established jewelers opening arou...

Clams -- Velvety Jewels of the Sea: Aladdin's Cave on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Clam chowder. Clam bake. Clam up. Tight as a clam. As happy as a clam. OK, but you don't normally associate the filter-feeding, plankton-feasting bivalve mollusc -- you probably won't use that term either -- with gems. Oysters, yes, but clams?

8 Gorgeous Mineral Gemstones You Probably Never Knew Existed

Kara Ross | Posted 04.21.2014 | Style
Kara Ross

The hills and mountains around the world are filled with rare and beautiful mineral gemstones, some of which are more rare and valuable than diamonds.

The Faithful Shopper: All for Love

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Ah, Valentine's Day, when we show those we love the extent of our affections the old-fashioned way -- with gifts! Fortunately, we have multiple option...

Sometimes "Shopping Local" Means Buying Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls

Anneli Rufus | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

If a place I visit happens to be associated with any type of gem or jewel, I always want to buy a few of these as souvenirs. Hey, you said "Shop local...

WATCH: Teenager Makes Amazing Find In Dirt

www.weather.com | Posted 12.22.2013 | Weird News

14 year old Tana Clymer was digging at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park when she found a giant precious stone....

A World For Girls

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

Today, we're launching A World for Girls campaign to begin to shift the conversation about trafficking and exploitation from one of rescue and prosecution to one that focuses on empowering girls and changing the world that our girls are growing up in.

Arden Wohl Is Very Shoes-y!

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 11.16.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Sobieski

Often depicted as New York's "It Girl," a sobriquet that harkens back to the 1920s and silent film star Clara Bow, Arden Wohl is much admired for her sparkle, charm, charisma, style, and zaniness. And those omnipresent headbands!

WATCH: Clinton On The 'Deeply Human Drama' Of This Century

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.15.2013 | Impact

Updated: Fri., March 15, 2013, 5:48 EST p.m. Summoning personal experiences and heartfelt sentiments about education, Bill Clinton delivered the ke...

The Smithsonian's Big Blue

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's largest cut aquamarine gem will soon go on display in its new home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural His...

India's Lustre, Suddenly Dimmed: An Appreciation

Victoria Lautman | Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

Jaipur is the gem-cutting center of the world, and to say there are hundreds of jewelers tucked amongst the city's lively streets would be a pitiful understatement. At the top of Jaipur's immense jewelry pyramid perches The Gem Palace.

What Mark Zuckerberg Can Teach Us About Marriage

Ira Weissman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Weddings
Ira Weissman

For many, it came as no surprise that the ring he gave his girlfriend of nine years (they met while undergrads at Harvard) was a simple solitaire ring with what looks to be an approximately 1-carat round red ruby.

'Fighting For A World Where Girls Are Not for Sale'

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The first time I heard Rachel Lloyd speak was in 2005, the year of the 70th Annual Academy Awards. "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" had won for the b...

The Power Behind Policing Fashion

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

I watched with discomfort as I realized these women -- poor women, desperate women, drug-addicted women, women under the control of a pimp -- were being used to highlight wealthy celebrities' poor fashion choices.

The Liz Factor

Tess Ghilaga | Posted 06.06.2011 | Style
Tess Ghilaga

As tributes to Elizabeth Taylor keep pouring in, I'm increasingly awed by her talent, philanthropy and grit. But for all the respect I have for her ex...

A Girl Like Rachel Lloyd

Jane Wells | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books
Jane Wells

We've all seen scantily clad girls: on the street, on the Internet, in ads for "gentlemen's" clubs. Bodies and faces that conjure a myriad of responses: lust, fear, curiosity, perhaps even contempt, but rarely the most appropriate one: trafficking victim.

Underage Prostitution in New York City

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tasha Mitchell

Very Young Girls (2007) documents the lives of underage prostitutes, as young as 12, residing in NYC. Looking for a "daddy" or someone to "love" them, these very young callgirls turned to pimps.

The Truth About Why I Do This Work

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

Girls need clothing and food and shelter as much as they need love. In fact, it's through our practical support that we can show our love.

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in NYC - An Update

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lia Petridis Maiello

The commercial sexual exploitation of children or, colloquially, child prostitution, is nothing New Yorkers would expect in their own back yards.

What 'Pimpin' Means And Why It Caused A Celebrity Twitter Feud

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

In the media coverage of the Twitter feud between Demi Moore and Kim Kardashian over the term 'pimpin', the media has left out any real analysis of Demi's point that pimps are modern-day slave-owners.

Demi Moore Beats Kevin Bacon To Win Pepsi Refresh Celebrity Challenge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In Kevin Bacon and Demi Moore's epic showdown to raise funds for their respective charities in the Pepsi Refresh Celebrity Challenge, Moore has won ou...

Demi Moore and Kevin Bacon Do Good in a Battle for Charity

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Pollock

Pepsi is investing more than $20 million this year to fund great ideas, big and small through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Join today and your vote will help great ideas become a reality.

The Healing Power Of Birthstones

beliefnet.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

While it's said that a birthstone holds the strongest power for the person born in its month, anyone can wear the stones and benefit from their beauty...