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How Michelle Obama talks to voters in a way Hillary Clinton can’t

The first lady seems to be taking this election personally. That fuels her compelling message on the campaign trail.
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Mark Wright shared a wild throwback from nine years ago [Instagram] But now the TV presenter has shocked his fans with the ultimate throwback snap – from nine years ago. Taking to Insta
Being friends with Leonardo DiCaprio obviously has it perks. Access to his entire collection of newsboy hats and vape pens, however, does not come without some drawbacks. For example, makin
The actor doesn’t miss his castle in Ireland. Just give him a scarf, a guitar and his trusty terrier, and he’s perfectly content.
Naomi Judd admits that sharing her story in her new memoir, River of Time, left her "terrified," but her famous daughters had two very different reactions        
British 'Vogue' editor Alexandra Shulman discussed the issue in her monthly Editor's Letter.        
The holidays are a wonderful time to get in touch with your past and present by celebrating with family and friends. Much of the time we accomplish this by sharing good food and good times. We create
OTTAWA - Canada's sports minister says national standards on identifying and treating concussions — and when athletes can return to play — won't apply to professional sports leagues. Carla Qualtrough
Buttery, jam-filled and generally delightful, Linzer cookies have been taking off in bold new directions. Unburdened by tradition, these innovative riffs are the treats to beat this season.
When Rostyk Hursky came across a story of an ill Ukrainian girl whose family was told by doctors to “write her off,” he set on a mission. The Saskatoon man was horrified by the girl’
We got a preview of the store's holiday collection earlier this year, and have some recommendations.        
Opening Ceremony has put a new focus on the fitting process to ensure clothes would work on many body types and offer room to move.
Here’s a look at what’s new on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list…        
Dapper Laughs, real name Daniel O'Reilly, with pregnant girlfriend Shelley Rae [Instagram/ @DapperLaughs] Dapper Laughs - real name Daniel O'Reilly - took to Instagram at the w
Eating to support your digestive system has benefits for both body and mind.
The Tengu Blackmouth Derby – canceled last fall and winter due to closures – was held on Sunday and 20 members managed to catch just one hatchery blackmouth in Elliott Bay. “Mild weather greeted angl
How Bateau sous chef Justin Legaspi’s family celebrates the season, and how you, too, can make their traditional dishes.
Finally, some more diversity in this field.        
EDMONTON - Alberta has appointed a new chief medical examiner. Dr. Elizabeth Brooks-Lim has been doing the job since July on an interim basis. Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the appointment w
New indie lines designed by women are changing the prevailing message from one of sexual fantasy to empowerment.
Donald Trump is hate-watching Saturday Night Live.        
When David Beckham takes his shirt off, people pay attention. That's what he and UNICEF are hoping for in this poignant public service announcement about child abuse.      &nb
The Mexican actor tees up more of Amazon's 'Mozart in the Jungle' and two foreign dramas.        
A very happy 100th birthday to Mr. Kirk Douglas.         
Finally, some more diversity in this field.        
Lukas Graham's '7 Years' could nab the upset.        
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no, no.        
The distance between your eyes and the seat in front of you on a plane is the latest spot to shrink just like legroom and seat size.
At an Australian golf course, oblivious tourists from China, India and Norway wander onto the fairways in pursuit of marsupial snapshots.
Name: Fritzi Coop. It’s the latest in chef Neal Fraser’s Fritzi casual restaurant empire, which also includes Fritzi DTLA in the downtown Arts District. Fritzi Coop replaced Fritzi Dog, Fraser’s h
This right-wing rocker wants fans of President-elect Donald Trump to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Kid Rock is now producing pro-Trump T-shirts that are sure to enrage or delight, a
Amy Schumer is calling out critics who slammed her potential casting as Barbie in an upcoming live-action film based on the Mattel doll. She says those who attempted to fat shame her have failed becau
Gyms are expanding weightlifting areas and classes as more women lift. It’s now more common to see a woman squat-lifting 135 pounds.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. (In theaters Feb. 10.)        

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