• Khloe Kardashian Shares Super Skinny Selfie: 'People Love to Call Me the Fat One'

    Khloe Kardashian is putting in work! The reality star posted a new selfie Friday, showcasing an impressively slim figure, and posted some inspirational words about her fitness journey along with the new pic. PICS: Kourtney Kardashian and JWoww's Post-Baby Bodies Will Make You Consider Waist Training "My fitness journey will be a life long journey," the 30-year-old reality star wrote along with her selfie. "Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It's about being better than you used to be. I'm not where I want to be and who knows if I ever will be. But I am healthier than ever and due to my consistent workouts, I am slowly seeing results. Hi baby abs!! I see you!!! I hope to meet your other ab friends soon (yes I'm talking to my muscles. I've never met most of them before)." Khloe also posted a side-by-side photo of the new selfie and a pic of her on the red carpet from 2010, along with a longer comment addressing the lifestyle changes she has made in recent years. "Looking back at pictures of myself I didn't realize at the time how unhealthy my lifestyle actually was," she wrote. "People love to call me the fat one but as weird as it sounds I still don't think I would consider myself fat back then. Definitely overweight and unhealthy, yes. About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever. I started slow and eventually I started working out 4 to 5 days a week. We all have to start somewhere and doing something is better than nothing at all." NEWS: 6 Things You Don't Know About Khloe Kardashian The reality star also posted some inspirational words to fans motivated by her fitness journey. "Start small so you don't get discouraged and give up," Kardashian advised. "Remember it is all about consistency. There are no quick fixes if you want long-term results. Working out is a huge part of my life now. I genuinely enjoy sweating out my frustrations and living a healthier life. My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul. We all have different journeys in life, make sure your journey is for you and you alone. Remember in the end the turtle won the race. Slow and steady. dedication and tenacity." One look at Khloe’s Instagram and you know she’s telling the truth as gym selfies abound. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has also dabbled in some waist training like both her older sisters and J.Woww.  And waist training while working out! WATCH: Dr. Oz Spills More Weight-Loss Secrets

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  • Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

    My dad was — and is — a huge Star Trek nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One of my earliest moments of geek fandom was when I tracked down the script for the original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage." I got it, read it, and excitedly took it to my dad. He was a Star Trek geek after all.

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  • Pirates say they're sickened by photo of Jihadi John in their cap

    British TV showed an unmasked picture of the notorious Islamic State militant in a Pittsburgh hat.

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  • Cavaliers lose to Pacers without James, Irving

    LeBron James couldn't carry the Cavaliers on his sore back Friday night. So Cavaliers coach David Blatt put him on the bench. Blatt held the four-time MVP out of a 93-86 loss at Indiana for precautionary reasons. James had hurt his back while scoring a season-high 42 points in Thursday night's 110-99 win over Golden State.

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  • Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

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  • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint naval drill involving 10 South Korean warships and a US Aegis destroyer, ahead of the launch of large-scale military exercises that have enraged the North. "The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to become (elite) Guard Units fully prepared for war politically and ideologically, in military technique and materially", he was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying. North Korea regularly ratchets up hostile rhetoric at times of joint US-South Korea military exercises that spark a sharp surge in tensions on the divided peninsula.

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  • 'There are so many ways to live': Meet the man who quit his job to make an $8,000 van home

    Mike Hudson, otherwise known as Vandog Traveller, quit his job and spent $8,000 converting an LDV Convoy van into a home. Now he's traveling around Europe in his mobile home.

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  • The End of the Big Mac

    If you like to lunch on two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, you’d better act fast: McDonald’s has announced plans to phase out the Big Mac. McDonald’s had announced that it had been testing menu cuts after finding that sales in November were down 4.6 percent compared to the previous year. With the rise of “fast casual” chains like Chipotle and Shake Shack, fast food is on the rocks, at least among the middle classes who can afford a $10 lunch instead of a $5 one. Chipotle enjoyed a 16.8 percent increase in sales at stores open more than a year in 2014, and shares of Shake Shack—a self-styled “anti-McDonald’s”—doubled on the day of its January IPO, despite the fact that Danny Meyer's burger business only operates at 63 locations.

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  • Retreating ice in a warming Antarctica (21 photos)

    From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth. Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice sheets slowly thaw, water pours into the sea — 130 billion tons of ice (118 billion metric tons) per year for the past decade, according to NASA satellite calculations. That's the weight of more than 356,000 Empire State Buildings, enough ice melt to fill more than 1.3 million Olympic swimming pools. And the melting is accelerating. In the worst case scenario, Antarctica's melt could push sea levels up 10 feet (3 meters) worldwide in a century or two, recurving heavily populated coastlines. Parts of Antarctica are melting so rapidly it has become "ground zero of global climate change without a doubt," said Harvard geophysicist Jerry Mitrovica. (AP) Photographs by Natacha Pisarenk/AP Photos Find more news-related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • 10 reasons the housing market could go ballistic this spring

    The U.S. housing market could get a major boost this year, specifically for single-family homes—especially among first-time buyers. Here's why.

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  • Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Space and Time

    Astronomers have known about these objects for decades, but in the depths of cosmic time, it's hard to understand how they can grow so quickly -- or maybe not!Thanks to the painstaking research conducted by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s, the consensus is that virtually all large galaxies have at their centers massive...

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  • 7 Ways to Skimp on a Bathroom Renovation (8 photos)

    Bathroom remodels are one of the most costly and time-consuming home projects you can undertake—but they're also one of the few surefire ways to increase the value of your home. A mid-range bathroom remodeling project costs an average of $16,000—but if that's not in your budget you can still make big and small changes that will completely refresh your bath. It requires a little out of the box thinking—and a lot of elbow grease—but it is more than doable to reinvent your bathroom without breaking the bank. Click thru for several easy ideas to help you renovate your bathroom on a budget. | By Donna Boyle Schwartz, BobVila.com

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  • Lithuania signs non-binding deal for U.S. LNG

    Lithuanian liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer Litgas has signed a non-binding agreement to purchase LNG from the United States' first export terminal, the company said on Saturday. The Baltic states and Poland are looking to imports from the United States to reduce their dependence on supplies from Russia. Lithuania opened a floating import terminal last year and Poland plans to open another one later in 2015. U.S. LNG exporters are looking to the small Baltic states and Poland as hopes fade for a boom in Asian demand for cheap North American natural gas.

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  • Get Disappointed — Your First Look Inside Wahlburgers Las Vegas

    This here is Sin City Wrap, a weekly recap of notable Las Vegas goings on from Eater Vegas. THE STRIP— Although the Grand Bazaar Shops slung open its doors for the first time promptly at 9:30 a.m. on February 26, work was far from finished on many of the restaurants and shops within, including the much anticipated Wahlburgers. Earlier this month, three cases of measles were tied to an Emeril's New Orleans Fish House employee, and now comes news that the health district is recommending that anyone who visited the Chili's Grill & Bar at 7530 Las Vegas Blvd. S. at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets South between 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 22 check their immunization status.

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  • Stephen Hawking Thinks These 3 Things Could Destroy Humanity

    Stephen Hawking may be most famous for his work on black holes and gravitational singularities, but the world-renowned physicist has also become known for his outspoken ideas about things that could destroy human civilization. Here are a few things Hawking has said could bring about the demise of human civilization. Hawking is part of a small but growing group of scientists who have expressed concerns about "strong" artificial intelligence (AI) — intelligence that could equal or exceed that of a human. "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race," Hawking told the BBC in December 2014.

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  • Oil storage in US close to running out: Pro

    U.S. crude posted its first monthly gain since June on Friday, but one expert warned that storage in the U.S. is filling up quickly.

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  • Watch: Video from hotel where hauler containing Travis Kvapil's car was

    The not incredibly revealing video shows a Jeep enter, a man walk across the screen, and the truck with the hauler leave.

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  • Owners who refused cake for gay couple close shop

    They say bakery was profitable; woman wanted to spend more time with grandchildren.

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  • Indonesia's stance 'clear' on Australians' executions: Widodo

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country's stance is "clear" on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia's prime minister that he is "carefully considering" his position. The executions by firing squad of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug smuggling gang, are believed to be imminent. Their appeals for presidential clemency, typically the final chance of avoiding death, were recently rejected by Widodo, and a court this week dismissed a bid to challenge that decision. The looming sentences have dramatically heightened tensions between Australia and Indonesia, fraying ties that were only just recovering from a spying row.

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