• Kim Zolciak's Waist Is Tinier Than Cinderella's Thanks to Waist Training

    Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is the latest celeb to get in on the super-popular waist training trend. The 36-year-old reality star and mother of six took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off her unbelievably tiny waist, which she credits to No Waist Clique. "Soooo you guys finally talked me into trying a waist trainer!" she wrote. "I can't believe how tiny it makes my waist I'm obsessed with @nowaistclique waist trainer and it doesn't show through my clothes!" PHOTOS: Biggest Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations But keep in mind that Zolciak has been open in the past about getting a tummy tuck and breast augmentation after giving birth to twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren in November 2013. Still, she's one of many stars to recently swear by the corset trend. Kim Kardashian started waist training last August, and her sister Khloe raised eyebrows just last week when she showed off her own colorful Waist Gang Society waist trainer. The super-slim Jessica Alba was an early proponent of the trend, revealing that she wore a double corset for three months to get her famously toned body back after giving birth to her two daughters, Honor, 6, and Haven, 3. "I wore a double corset day and night for three months," Alba told Net-A-Porter magazine in April 2013. "It was sweaty, but worth it. ... It was brutal; it's not for everyone." Though not everyone is a fan. Cinderella star Lily James has come under fire in recent weeks for her tiny waistline in the Disney movie and promotional materials. Critics are crying Photoshop, but the actress claims that it's her natural slim look -- with the aid of a corset of course. "I naturally have a really small waist and then the corset pulls it in and the skirt makes it bigger so I think the perspective makes it look even smaller," James told ET correspondent Jason Dundas at the film's Los Angeles premiere last Sunday. PHOTOS: Kim Zolciak Shows Off Flat Stomach in Incredible Bikini Selfies Watch below:

  • A grocery chain no one talks about is becoming Whole Foods' biggest threat

    Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are often praised...

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  • Greek PM seeks EU talks after ECB snub

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, a government source said Friday, after Athens got no help from the European Central Bank to address a cash squeeze. "The prime minister called Mr Juncker to arrange a meeting next week," a government source said. German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung had earlier reported that Tsipras had wanted to see Juncker today, but his request was turned down.

  • Lost Civilizations, Found by Drones

    Beneath the barren New Mexican desert, there are remnants of an ancient Pueblo society that thrived some 1,000 years ago. John Kantner, an archaeologist from the University of North Florida, has surveyed the red sands for 20 years in search of ancient religious structures called kivas. He, like many other archaeologists, decided to use technology that is revolutionizing his field: drones. So Katner used drone surveillance along with thermal imaging to key in on subtle temperature differences while the structure heats and cools.

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  • Actor Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured after his plane crash-landed at a golf course in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice on Thursday, various reports said. Two doctors ...

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  • It Wasn't Ammunition That Did This. It Was A Laser

    It wasn't a projectile or ammunition that destroyed this truck. But rather, a laser:Defense and aerospace company Lockheed Martin announced this week that its new fiber-optic laser weapon system, dubbed ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset), successfully took out a small truck “from more than a mile away” during a recent field test. The...

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  • Pedroia on Bogaerts: 'He's going to be fun to watch'

    Xander Bogaerts had two eye-opening moments in Thursday's spring training against the Minnesota Twins. Later, hethrew himself at a hard-hit grounder and gathered it, though his throw to first was low and Mike Napoli was able to pick it. "It always feels good when you make a play like that,'' Bogaerts said."I should have thrown it as Nap's chest and gotten the out.

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  • Jones-Drew retires, Woodley released by Raiders

    Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday and defensive end LaMarr Woodley was released by the team. Jones-Drew and Woodley were two of the biggest symbols of that failed strategy. Jones-Drew was paid $2.5 million last season but only rushed for 96 yards on 43 carries in 12 games.

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  • Why Federal Workers Are Better Off Than the Rest of Us

    The federal government is America’s largest employer, with more than 2.1 million workers (and another 1.3 million active duty military personnel). A new Gallup survey finds those federal workers have it pretty good — or better than the rest of the workforce, at least. Gallup found that 44 percent of federal workers are “thriving” financially, compared with 34 percent of all other workers. Another 39 percent of government employees were classified as “struggling” — a rate that, while high, is still three percentage points lower than for non-government workers.

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  • Dr. Phil staging intervention with Nick Gordon

    Dr. Phil will sit-down with Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner and his mom for an "emotionally charged" intervention

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  • Photos: Single mom's $1,000-a-month garage home (20 photos)

    Meet Nicole Jones, single and pregnant, living in a one-car garage in Silicon Valley with her 18-month-old daughter. Click here to read more about her on Yahoo Homes. Also on Yahoo Homes: • States where the middle class is shrinking fastest • After the panic: How one New Yorker lives happily in 90 square feet • 'Vandog Traveller' converted a van to a home and roams Europe in it

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  • Bangladesh seizes $1.4 million in gold from North Korean diplomat

    Bangladesh's customs officers caught a North Korean diplomat trying to smuggle an estimated $1.4 million worth of gold into the country, a senior official said on Friday. "We recovered the gold both in the form of bar and ornaments from Son Young Nam, the First Secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Dhaka," said Moinul Khan, the Director General of the Custom Intelligence department, adding the gold weighed about 27 kilograms in total. The diplomat was released but Bangladesh is seeking to press charges. Moinul told Reuters that the diplomat was passing through the green channel from Dhaka's international airport - Hazrat Shahjalal International airport - on a late arriving Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore.

  • The Fed Knows Why Walmart Raised Wages

    This is a very good spot by Dashiell Bennett over at Bloomberg. Some of us have been wondering why it was that Walmart, traditionally a low wage employer, recently decided to hoist entry wages to well above minimum wage. Some argue (and they really are, I'm seeing it here in

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  • Comcast finds an exciting new way to anger subscribers

    If you are already paying for HBO through your cable provider, then you should have no problem watching HBO Go on your device of choice at home, right? Right… unless you’re a Comcast subscriber. The Verge’s Chris Welch points out that PS4 owners who also subscribe to HBO through Comcast still aren’t able to access the app on their devices even though it released to the console earlier this week. DON’T MISS: Cord cutters are loaded with TV streaming options – here’s everything you need to know And as Engadget informs us, Comcast really is the only ISP where this is an issue. If you subscribe to Time Warner Cable, Charter or any other cable company, you’ll be able to use

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  • Australia Summons Indonesia Ambassador Over Bali 9 Duo Treatment

    A “lack of dignity” was shown to Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s office said, after photos emerged of an Indonesian police chief smiling as he posed with the grim-faced pair as they were traveling on a plane en route to the island where they will be executed. Australia has lodged a complaint about the treatment. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is ramping up the rhetoric against the pending executions, saying they are against Indonesia’s best interests and taking part in a candlelight vigil for the pair.

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  • 'The gram gotta chill'

    Nahhhhh jo the gram gotta chilleven I'm crying off this oneA photo posted by iMan Shumpert (@imanshumpertthe1st) on Mar 5, 2015 at 7:54am PST

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  • You Have to See It to Believe It — Lion Shocks Tourists by Opening Car Door on Safari

    Tourists go on safari to get up close and personal with wild animals. But for one family on vacation at a safari park in South Africa, a curious lion got a little too close for comfort.

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  • 7 Energy Stocks That Look Cheap Due to Bankruptcy Fears

    Many investors believe the sharp decline in oil means there will be widespread bankruptcies in the energy sector. Here's why they're wrong, and how to make money from their mistake.

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  • The mastermind behind the Toronto Tunnel is a hero for our time

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    Has any human ever been as self-actualized as "happy-go-lucky" 22-year-old construction worker Elton McDonald, who explained to the Toronto Sun that building the tunnel was "just something I always wanted to do"?

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    RT @ezraklein: Do we not all secretly fear that we will never amount to more than an associate digger in someone else's tunnel? http://t.co… 5 hrs ago