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March 1, 2014

24 Greatest Films Featuring A Hero Reporter

Movies featuring heroic journalists have a history at the Oscars. Whether portraying real-life reporters, fictional journalists, or comic book superheroes with editorial alter-egos, here's a chronology of the some of the greatest films featuring a reporter as the hero.

Relief And Fear In A Divided Crimea

Some welcome the Russian military. Others are scared.

Sanctions Push To Punish Russia Over Ukraine Gains Steam

Congress wants to respond to Russia's provocations with its favorite trick in the toolbox: sanctions. "I don't really think that sanctions talk is necessarily going to be connected to sanctions action."

Department Of Justice Investigating Suspicious Death Of Texas Man

Alfred Wright's death had previously been ruled accidental. The case was reopened after Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee requested the federal government look into the "suspicious crime" against an African-American man.

9 Videos You Can't Miss This Week

Featuring perhaps the single happiest husky in the universe, a hilariously dead-on parody of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love," and amazingly cool GoPro footage of an abandoned pelican's first flight.

Mary-Kate Olsen Engaged To Olivier Sarkozy

Actress Mary-Kate Olsen has been dating French banker Olivier Sarkozy for two years.

10 Signs You Were An Elementary Education Major In College

You didn't know you could create refrigerator art and educational raps for real college courses until you discovered the elementary education major...

Obama And Putin Discussed Ukraine By Phone Saturday

Obama called Putin as tensions continued to rise in Ukraine, after Russia effectively seized control of Ukraine. Here's how each government described the call.

White House: Obama Not Attending National Security Briefing "Not Unusual"

Russia seized Ukraine's Crimean peninsula Saturday. Officials say Obama was making calls during the national security meeting.

The 10 Stages Of Waiting In Line At Disneyland

This is why the Fast Pass was invented in the first place.

It's A Boy! Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale Welcome Third Son

Gwen Stefani has given birth to her third son.

Carl Fredricksen Finally Shows Up

No matter what his real name is, it is now Carl Fredricksen.

Pharrell's Thoughts On "Blurred Lines" Are Probably Different Than Your Thoughts On "Blurred Lines"

Pharrell finally discusses the controversy surrounding "Blurred Lines".

Lea Michele Has A New Song About Cory Monteith, And Hearing Her Talk About It Will Break Your Heart

We're still shaken by the untimely passing of Cory Monteith—so we can't even begin to imagine what his longtime girlfriend and Glee co-star, Lea Michele, is going through. Lea's new single, "If You Say So," gives a glimpse into her thoughts. Here…

20 señales de que pasaste por una fase Chonga

Pero, claro, debí haber escuchado a mi mamá. No, no, no, no, no...

Amid Fears Of War, Instagram Users #PrayforUkraine

As tensions rise in Ukraine, Instagram users opposed to Russian military intervention are responding under the hashtag #prayforukraine.

14 Men's Fashion Instagrams That Are Fresh To Death

Whether you're into suits, streetwear or a mix of both, these accounts have something for everyone.

Facts That Prove Pugs Are The Best Breed Ever

These pugs will restore your faith in humanity.

From Delancey Street To Death Row And Back Again

Oscar Madison the Wheelchair Dog once abandoned on this street, rolls the same route for a special reason.

Corgi Frapping

Sookie the two-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi wanted her bully stick, but she was also very much into randomly running through the house and spinning in circles. Not being able to make up her mind, she frapped.

11 Times Russian Leaders Condemned The Use Of Force Without U.N. Approval

On Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin got approval from his senate to send combat troops to Ukraine. But he has made it very clear in the past that no war is justified without approval from the United Nations.

Gary Sinise Treats Wounded Veterans To Disneyland

Actor Gary Sinise took 50 veterans on trip to California as part of his non-profit foundation.

You HAVE To See This Jessica Simpson Selfie

Apparently, the celeb's not afraid to get affectionate on social media

21 Musicians You Didn't Know Were Nominated For Oscars

"His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy."

Miley Cyrus Disses Liam Hemsworth During Bangerz Concert

Miley Cyrus gives teen Matt Peterson the ultimate prom date while dissing ex Liam Hemsworth during her Bangerz concert in Phoenix.

Signs You Have A Roommate Problem

You really shouldn't have tried Craigslist.

22 Science Fiction And Fantasy Books For March 2014

With a new month comes a new mix of books to look forward to. March brings us new stories from Star Wars, Lovecraftian weirdness, epic fantasy, dragons, Amazons and more!

The 10 People In Every Office Meeting

Meetings were invented as a medieval torture device, and the practice is still carried out to this day.

33 Killed In Terrorist Attack At China Train Station

The attack is one of China's deadliest in recent years. Warning: Graphic images.

Your March Horoscope, Revealed

March comes in more like a lamb than a lion this year. The month begins with a new moon in compassionate Pisces on March 1, awakening a spiritual and nurturing energy. After what was an arduous winter for most of us, this is the perfect day to… Two planets — Mars and Saturn — turn retrograde (backward) at the top of the month. Retrograde occurs when a celestial body passes the earth in its orbit and appears to move in reverse for a few weeks (or months, in some cases). Then, everything under that planet's jurisdiction gets stalled or simply goes haywire. This is a good cosmic review period; a time to handle unfinished business and tweak your plans. (For more on retrogrades, read this.) We've already endured love-planet Venus doing backspins in January, and Mercury for most of February. And, it seems we're not getting a break just yet. From March 1-May 19, energizer Mars goes retrograde in Libra, the sign of relationships and harmony. Watch your temper and impatience with those closest to you. Couples and colleagues are more prone to bickering. Use this cycle to get your relationships back in balance. From March 2-July 20, heavyweight Saturn goes retrograde in Scorpio, the sign of sex, intimacy, wealth, and shared resources. Although you might be ready for a thousand spring flings (especially if you endured the winter of discontent and endless snow), cautious Saturn pushes for discretion. It's an important time to consolidate your finances, pay off any debt, and take it easy on the credit cards, too. Look for ways you can pool resources and reduce your carbon footprint, especially if it's nearing Sasquatch proportions. Bike or carpool to work, share childcare, host communal dinners where everyone brings an ingredient or a dish. In better news, expansive Jupiter ends a four-month retrograde in Cancer, the sign of home and family. If you've been hoping to move, start a family, or reconnect with a relative, lucky Jupiter is here until July 16. The March 16 Virgo full moon is a great day to sign any contracts, pitch an idea, or have an important conversation — we should all be alert and prepared to discuss anything in detail. If you've felt an overall tension in the air since mid-February, you're not imagining it. All the way through the end of April, three "cardinal sign" (leadership-driven) planets are locked in a T-square — a three-way standoff — which can ramp up pressure and make anyone act like, well, a selfish prick. This T-square is between Jupiter in family-oriented Cancer, volatile Uranus in me-first Aries, and controlling Pluto in careerist Capricorn. Trying to juggle home, work, and your personal interests is a special challenge now. It doesn't help that everyone wants it all his/her way. The missing fourth cardinal sign here is Libra, which we look to for answers. Libra is about compromise, fairness, and cooperation. So, let's all try to work together this month, people! And, if you need some "me time" — which you probably do — grab it again at the end of March. This month is bookended by new moons (which also happened in January). March 30 hosts a new moon in Aries, the sign of the self, personal identity, and solo ventures. If we see you eating brunch alone, buying a single round-trip flight, or perusing studio apartment listings "for fun," we won't judge. For your complete monthly horoscope from The AstroTwins, visit

The 8 Most Romantic Places To Get Engaged At The Disneyland Resort

Where there is no chance that anyone could say no!

31 Very Important Pigs Are Here To Melt Your Heart

March 1st is National Pig Day! Let's celebrate by "awwwwing" at these beauties together.

Watch Julie Andrews' Sweet Acceptance Speech At The 1965 Oscars

Forty-eight years before "Saving Mr. Banks" hit theaters, Sidney Poitier presented Julie Andrews with an Academy Award for playing Mary Poppins. And she was very grateful to Walt Disney.

18 Things Second Semester Seniors Are Sick Of Hearing

*puffs out chest* Finish strong, don't cry.

What Working From Home Is Really Like

Every so often our bosses trust us enough to work from home…and they shouldn't.

Which Philosopher Are You?

Put your thinking cap on.

9 Signs That Celebrate The AOA/ACGME/AACOM Merger

There are two kinds of doctors in America: MDs & DOs. Going forward, they train as one. Celebrate unity!

The Definitive 2014 Academy Awards Drinking Game

Try to get to Emma Thompson's level.

18 películas para niños de los 90 que probablemente has olvidado

Seamos honestos, algunas de estas películas merecen ser olvidadas.

Natasha Richardson: Liam Neeson Says Ski Resort Didn't Give Condolences

Ski resort sends condolences to Liam Neeson five years after Natasha Richardson's death.

The Most Fab Or Drab Celebrity Outfits Of The Week

You voted – here are the results.

30 Impossibly Cozy Places You Could Die Happy In

The napping possibilities are endless.

The One "Harry Potter" Creepy Detail You Don't See In The Film

About the creep of creeps, Lord Voldemort.

'Big Bang Theory' Star SImon Helberg Dumped Wife Then Married Her

In an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," Helberg revealed he ended his relationship with now-wife Jocelyn Towne when he realized he wanted to marry her.

21 Recipes That Prove Fried Vegetables Are The Best Vegetables

If you've got a compelling argument for cooking them any other way, I'd like to hear it.

17 French Drugstore Beauty Products That Actually Work

Bet you can't get through this post without running to your local pharmacie.

52 Things You Should Never Ever Say On A First Date

Dating is hard enough without having to deal with a total creep.

23 DIY Upgrades Any Man Can Make To Look Better

Many men hate to shop, but now they don't have to. Learn how to make incredible apparel, accessories and more from the comfort of your own home.

De Wallen Amsterdam, Patpong Thailand, Pascha Cologne Are Among The World's 8 Best Red-Light Districts

From Amsterdam to Thailand, here's your guide to the world's best red light districts complete with tips on where to go and how…

Shiba Inu Komugi. House!

Komugi, House! Good girl!

31 Delicious Things To Cook In March

If it's warm enough to actually go to the farmer's market, you might as well take advantage.

A Douglas el tejón australiano realmente le encanta que le rasquen la panza y es adorable

¡Él es como un cachorrito! Un cachorrito gordo y peludo.

10 Stunning Pictures And Videos Of Ballerinas Doing Insanely Gorgeous Things

If you're an Instagram fanatic like I am, you've certainly heard of (or seen pictures from) The Ballerina Project, a series of photographs by photographer Dane Shitagi taken over the course of 12 years. Shitagi's idea is to capture ballerinas posing…

You Can Now Buy An Exact Replica Of The Batmobile

You just need to put aside £598,000 first.

Make It Stop: The Hair Trend That Shouldn't Be On The Red Carpet Photo

The Oscars are this weekend and everyone will be talking about the fashion and beauty looks that the women of Hollywood wear down the red carpet. However, there is one trend that I hope stays home for this event: the slicked back hair look. For some reason this hairstyle pops up

The Major Health Benefit Of A Vegetarian Diet

Bonus: Even part-time vegetarians may see a health boost

Vladimir Putin Announces Intention To Send Troops To Ukraine

Ukraine has accused Russia of an "armed invasion" of the separatist peninsula.

2014 Oscar Actors With Multiple Nominations And No Wins

These 10 actors, appearing in this year's films nominated for Best Picture, have received multiple Academy Award nominations, yet have failed to win Oscar gold. Can Amy Adams or Leonardo DiCaprio end their long losing streak Sunday night?

NBC News Reporter Rescued From Waist-High Mud During California Storm Coverage

"Take a look at how deep this mud is, 4 feet in some areas," Almaguer explained while standing in a massive pool of mud that had slid from a hillside.

Netflix Hack Day Comes Up With Creative Solutions To Netflix Problems [VIDEO]

The Netflix "hack day" uncovered some creative solutions to common Netflix problems such as falling asleep during a show and saving your favorite shows.

NBA Will Donate Sales Of Jason Collins' Jersey To LGBT Groups

Jason Collins' jersey has seen "unprecedented" sales since he became the first openly gay athlete in a major U.S. sport.

Weird Facts About Cheating

You won't believe what researchers dug up this time

10 Quotes To Live By From Oscar Nominees

Learn from Amy, Lupita, J-Law, and more

140 Disney Characters Come Together To Create The World's Best Hashtag

Disney wins for the the most magical hashtag on social media.

The 13 Most Flawless And Glamorous Looks From The 2004 Academy Awards

These looks are 10 years old and are still super chic today.

This Might Be The Most Adorable Proposal Ever (No, Seriously)

We confess, we're total saps when it comes to love. So, when we stumbled upon HowHeAsked, a site that features some seriously heart-warming proposal stories from newly engaged couples, we were hooked. Every week, we'll be featuring one of their… As a little girl, I had my wedding planned out at age eight — flowers, dress, everything! As I got older I learned that it wasn’t exactly as easy as all of the movies and stories made it out to be. Finding him was a lot harder than I thought. But, after many years of searching, I found him. On Friday October 19, 2012 my very best friend got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It’s so funny the way it all happened really. We talked over the summer about getting married because it just made sense, being together made life easier. So, naturally after so much anticipation and talk about it all, I knew it was coming. Poor thing, knowing myself, I knew that he had quite the challenge before him. Click through for photos of this adorable engagement!

Time Zone Offset Map

Looking for other regions of the world having the same peculiarity of Spain, I edited a world map from Wikipedia to show the difference between solar and standard time. It turns out, there are many places where the sun rises and sets late in the…

Travel Secrets You Need To Know

When should you really buy your plane ticket?

10 Wonderful Things You Should Know About Your Vagina

Consider this an ode to your amazing anatomy

How Cute Are You?

Don't hate me because I'm adorable.

25 Tips For Faking Your Way Through An Oscar Party

Haven't watched the movies? No worries, you got this.

Korean Food: Kimchi, Korean BBQ, Bibimbap, Mandu, And Other Essential Dishes You Need To Know

The Korean peninsula is such a powder keg of political tension that it's easy to forget that it's also a powerhouse of flavor. To serve as guides through the fog of war and into the steam of the kitchen, we enlisted two experts to school us on both…

10 Hilarious Ways To Reuse A Penis Shaped Cake Pan

If you've ever attended a bachelorette party, it's highly likely you were exposed to an array of penis-shaped paraphernalia. Like penis-shaped drinking straws, penis-shaped lollipops, and of course, the infamous penis-shaped cake pan. But what do…

At Night In Crimea, Residents Await A Move From Russia

"They're occupying us," said Ruslan Temirkayayev, as an unmarked military truck trundled by. "We don't need weapons. We'll use our fists to defend ourselves."

Michelle Branch's Music Still Totally Holds Up

"Goodbyeeee to yooooUUuuuu."

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