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Raspy-Voiced Rocker Joe Cocker Dies at 70

The British-born singer was best known for hits like "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong."






Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:14:40 GMT
Wrap up your holiday shopping with these 6 last-minute gift ideas

Christmas is right around the corner, and while some may already have all of their gifts nestled safely under their tree, others are just now kicking their shopping into high gear.For that latter group, we've rounded up some great last-minute gift ideas for all the loved ones in your life with a little help from Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto.






Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:02:23 GMT
Inside Lauren Scruggs and Jason Kennedy's wedding: Take a sneak peek!

Lauren Scruggs and Jason Kennedy tied the knot in a fairy tale wedding earlier this month, and now you can peek inside the big day!Get an advance look at some of the drama and emotion leading up to their Dec. 12 wedding in this clip, shared with TODAY.com in advance of an E! special on Monday night that takes viewers behind the scenes.Kennedy, 33, the co-host of E!






Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:55:00 GMT
5 secrets for staying positive from world's oldest yoga teacher, 96

Tao Porchon-Lynch is the Guinness-certifiedworlds oldest yoga teacher, but she's far too busy to rest on her laurels. At 96, she still teaches yoga everywhere from the New York City suburb where she lives to the island of Jamaica and the Kripalu Center in Massachusetts.






Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:18:00 GMT
The do's & don'ts of salon etiquette from the experts themselves

As the saying goes, "A good hairstylist is cheaper than a good therapist." The hair salon or barber shop can often be a place of refuge during a stressful time (ahem, the holidays). But what happens when you absolutely hate your cut? How do you tell your long-time stylist that you'd like to try someone new? Is it rude to pick up your cell phone?






Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:40:00 GMT
If Santa were paid, he'd earn $139,924

Being Santa Claus is a tough gig. Not only do you have to make toys for every child in the world, you have to deliver them all in one night.For all this toil, all he gets is gratitude and adoration (and some cookies and milk), and a few hugs from Mrs. Claus. But if he were paid a salary, he'd earn about $140,000 this year, say the folks at Insure.com.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:26:00 GMT
Waze app makes drivers faster, residents furious

Drivers determined to find the fastest route from here to there have embraced Waze, an app that crowdsources traffic reports and promises users theyll be outsmarting traffic, together.But togetherness only goes so far.






Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:51:00 GMT
Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick reveal royal name for new baby ... and adorable picture!

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have given the newest addition to their family a name fit for a king.As the reality TV star posted on Instagram Sunday (along with a picture of the little one's hand), "Madly in love with my little Reign Aston Disick."Reign was born on Dec. 14, which was the fifth birthday of the couple's eldest child, Mason.






Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:42:00 GMT
National Geographic photo contest winner sums up 2014 in a single snap

The photo declared the winner of this year's National Geographic Photography Contest sums up 2014 in one image, which, of course, can be viewed on your phone.Hong Kong photographer Brian Yen captured the image he called "A Node Glows in the Dark" when the lights dimmed during a train ride at Hong Kong's Ocean Park.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:35:00 GMT
Watch: Cameras capture off-duty police officer saving choking 3-year-old boy

A frightening moment for panicked parents in Nevada was luckily short-lived thanks to an off-duty cop being in the right place at the right time. Damien, 3, was choking on a piece of candy, so his parents ran into a nearby convenience store for help. Office Quinn Averett, who was off-duty at the time, heard the radio call, and came to the boy's rescue.






Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:28:00 GMT
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