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No, The Brexit Is Not A Good Reason To Mess With Your 401(k)

Almost every market, in almost every major economy, is down following the United Kingdom voting on Thursday to leave the European Union. The British pound has dropped over 9 percent relative to the dollar. London’s FTSE 250 stock index was down by more than 7 percent on the day as of late afternoon in the U.K. Show More Summary

There's A Good Chance Your Brain Will Fall For This Color Trick

Focus on the green dot and you just might learn something. Your brain is pretty remarkable when it comes to deciphering colors, but it does have the ability to play tricks on you. This video from the folks at AsapSCIENCE demonstrates...Show More Summary

The Good, Bad And Ugly Effects Of Brexit On Retirees

While the UK's decision to leave the EU occurred thousands of miles away from American shores, experts say that its impact will very likely be felt on U.S. retirees and those poised to stop working. But some of that impact might actually be a good thing. Here are three areas to watch: 1. Show More Summary

What I Realized After Years Of Searching For My Soulmate

He had a complicated Eastern European last name that I could barely spell, he was easily three inches shorter than me, and I was certain he was my destiny. He was the fifth-grade class president, and I spent endless hours musing about becoming his de facto first lady. Show More Summary

Uber Wants You To Think It's Killed Surge Pricing. It Hasn't.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, Uber riders. The great and powerful Oz -- the one who controls how much your ride home costs -- has spoken: "No more surge pricing! 'Upfront fares' for all!" On Thursday, the ride-hailing...Show More Summary

Selena Gomez Has Adorable Dance-Off With 7-Year-Old Who Has Rare Illness

Audrey Nethery is a dancing machine. When we saw her last, she was taking the Zumba world by storm. Now, she's charming the pants off America's pop sweetheart, Selena Gomez. Audrey is 7 years old and has a rare bone marrow disease called Diamond-Blackfan anemia. Show More Summary

Public Defenders Stick Up For Judge Persky Amid Recall Effort

A group of 116 lawyers, criminal defense attorneys and public defenders have signed an open letter in support of Judge Aaron Persky, who handed down a controversial six-month jail term for convicted sex offender Brock Turner. The sentence,...Show More Summary

Syrian Refugee Family Living In Fear, Again, After Receiving Anti-Muslim Threat

A Syrian refugee family of four had to flee their home again last week -- but this time, it was in Tucson, Arizona. A threatening message of hate written in crude, multicolored handwriting had been taped to the door to their new home. "Go...Show More Summary

These 18 Tweets Perfectly Capture All Our Brexit Feelings

Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a move known as Brexit, rocked the global political and economic sphere Friday. The British pound plunged to a 30-year low on news that 52 percent of voters chose to exit the EU. The vote was...Show More Summary

Obama Designates New National Monument At Stonewall Inn

President Barack Obama will officially designate a new national monument at the site of the Stonewall uprising to honor the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the United States, the White House announced Friday. Patrons...Show More Summary

How This Preemie's Family Found Hope In 'Finding Nemo'

For one family, "Finding Nemo" became more than a movie. It became an inspiration while their son fought to live. According to ABC News, Maureen and Jeffrey Azize's son, Francis William Azize, was born at 23 weeks in January 2015 and weighed just 1 pound, 9 ounces. Show More Summary

This Woman Is Fighting To Save Fish From Alleged Cruelty At Walmart

When Sharanya Prasad saw a photo of a small betta fish languishing in a cup full of dirty water at a Walmart store, she knew she couldn’t stay silent. Prasad's friend Julie Janovksy took the photo in 2014 at a store in Woodstock, Virginia,...Show More Summary

16 Transgender People Get Made Over As Their Favorite Icons

Images of celebrities play a huge role in our culture, not least of all in providing viewers with representations of themselves. But it’s all too rare that trans people see themselves reflected in mainstream media, so we spoke to 16 trans people about the icons who resonate with, if not represent, them. Show More Summary

Dad Shows Sweet, Simple Way To Support Your Breastfeeding Partner

A simple but meaningful photo is showing how partners of breastfeeding moms can lend a hand in the nursing department. On Wednesday, the popular Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page posted a photo of mom Emily Webber breastfeeding her...Show More Summary

His Neighbor Refused His Sexual Advances, So He Fired 33 Rounds Into Her House

On Monday, according to police, a drunk Florida man who was obsessed with his female neighbor stood outside her house and fired 33 rounds into it with a semi-automatic handgun. The woman, who has not been named, told police that Howard Sparber, 69, had been harassing her with sexual propositions since November of last year. Show More Summary

Harry Styles Is Going Solo, Meaning One Direction Might Be 'History'

Harry Styles has signed a solo recording contract with his One Direction label Columbia Records, sources told Billboard. The news of Styles’ solo career comes less than a year after the band announced an indefinite hiatus. Styles isShow More Summary

The Part Of Your Bathroom You Never Thought To Clean -- But Should

Bathrooms can be a dirty, grimy place – which makes them all the more important to keep clean. Your toilets may be sparkling and your mirrors streak-free, but there's one area of the bathroom you may have never thought twice about: the...Show More Summary

This Is What Happens When You Put Your Phone In Ssssssomeone's Face

As if you needed another reminder not to taunt snakes. The video above is called "Hey Mister Snake," but a better name might have been "Hey Lady, Leave Mister Snake Alone." "Whoa, you're mean," the Alabama woman says. "Are you a badShow More Summary

Brian McKnight Breaks Down The 'Politics' Behind A Hit Song

With 16 Grammy nominations and nine songs in the Billboard Top 20, Brian McKnight knows how to write a hit. The R&B singer/songwriter says he's come to realize, however, that there are a lot of politics behind all of those chart-topping...Show More Summary

Malia Obama Proves Why She's America's Sweetheart On Our Cheap Celeb Finds List

Malia Obama is one of the most famous 17-year-olds on the planet, but that doesn't mean she isn't just like every other teenager. This week, the first daughter stepped out in an affordable (and practical) backpack that costs a cool $68. Show More Summary

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