When cold, rainy days or tough workouts trigger muscle and joint pain, most people reach for an NSAID – or an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as aspirin and ibuprofen – to reduce pain and inflammation.
“The Voice” has crowned its winner: Danielle Bradbery is the Season 4 champion.
The 16-year-old country singer from Team Blake is the competition’s youngest winner ever, beating out fellow team members The Swon Brothers, who came in third place, and runner-up Michelle Chamuel of newbie coach Usher’s team to become Season 4′s “Voice” winner.
“I”m so thankful,” Danielle said after the final results were announced as tears filled her eyes and confetti fell on the stage. “I’m sorry. I’m speechless.”
No one went home empty-handed, though: All of the finalists won cars, courtesy of Kia.
A very confident Blake — who celebrated his 48th birthday on Tuesday and won both Season 2 (Jermaine Paul) and Season 3 (Cassadee Pope) — said in his final confessional, “I know that Danielle and The Swon Brothers want this so badly that it’s going to make my year to see them standing in the winner’s circle.”
“I came from singing in my room to being in the Top 3 and it’s crazy,” “Voice” winner Danielle said in her final confessional before the results came in. “I told my high school I would come back home with the win for them.”
Earlier in the evening, younger Swon Brother Colton told Michelle and Danielle, “I would gladly lose to either one of them … not just because they’re awesome talents, but because of their hearts. The Swon Brothers love you very much. You know that.” Michelle added that the other finalists “inspire [her] as people” as well and she’s “very grateful and honored” to be part of “The Voice” Season 4.
“I’m already proud of her to even be this far,” Usher said of runner-up Michelle at the start of “The Voice” finale. “I could think of nothing sweeter than for me to be able to stand on stage and greet her as the winner of ‘The Voice.’”
The two-hour “Voice” finale was chock-full of big-name performances, plus the three finalists and more Season 4 contestants. Pitbull and a newly-svelte Christina Aguilera, who will return with Cee Lo Green for Season 5 in the fall, kicked things off, performing their hit “Feel This Moment.”
The Swon Brothers brought back their eliminated team members Holly Tucker and Justin Rivers, as well as Team Adam’s Amber Carrington, for Lady Antebellum’s “Stars Tonight.” Continuing the starry theme, Michelle took the stage with One Republic for “Counting Stars.”
Then, Florida Georgia Line and Nelly performed the summer smash “Cruise” and Team Usher’s Vedo and Josiah Hawley, and Team Shakira’s Kris Thomas and Garrett Gardner took on The Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” with Holly on the sax (seriously). Before she became “The Voice” winner, Danielle brought out three Team Adam alumni — Amber, Caroline Glaser and Sarah Simmons — for an energetic performance of Carrie Underwood’s “All-American Girl.”
Bruno Mars also stopped by with his new ’70s-inspired single “Treasure” — complete with gold chains and red suits — and Bob Seger took the stage with The Swon Brothers, singing “Night Moves.” Team Adam’s controversially-eliminated Judith Hill, Team Usher’s Cathia and Team Shakira’s Karina Iglesias and Sasha Allen put on a girl-powered performance of En Vogue’s “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It).”
Season 4 “Voice” winner Danielle also got to perform with one of her favorite country singers: Hunter Hayes joined the young artist on stage for a duet of his hit “I Want Crazy.” And when the opportunity came for Michelle to bring back some Season 4 contestants, she chose her fellow Team Usher contestants: Josiah, Vedo and Cathia took the stage with her for The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out.”
Finally, Cher came out with a wild headpiece, for a highly-anticipated performance of her new single “Woman’s World” before “The Voice” winner was crowned.
That’s it for “The Voice” Season 4! Do you think the right person won? Will you miss Shakira and Usher in Season 5 or are you looking forward to the return of Cee Lo and Christina? Sound off in the comments!
Young adults overwhelmingly value health insurance and don’t believe they are too healthy to need it, according to survey data published Wednesday.
The findings of the poll by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation could have significant implications for the prospects of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.
Enrolling large numbers of younger, healthier people into health insurance is key to keeping premiums affordable for everyone. Moreover, young people are uninsured at higher rates than older people and tend to have lower incomes. But Obamacare skeptics maintain that young people don’t obtain health insurance because they don’t believe they’ll get sick and find themselves with medical bills to pay.
Kathryn Higgins wants to work in museums. But even though she holds a bachelor’s degree in literary and cultural studies and a master’s degree in public humanities, she knows that finding a job that fits her education and skills would be like “winning the lottery.”
“My ultimate goal right now is just to get a full-time job that has benefits; I don’t care if it’s in my field,” she said in an interview.
Higgins, 29, lives in Seattle and works several part-time jobs, including as a nanny and in a daycare, that don’t require a college degree — a “hustle” that she says allows her to just make ends meet.
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A conservative columnist has suggested that female soldiers in the United States are prone to “erratic” behavior and may even make up sexual assault incidents in exchange for cash or attention.
John Derbyshire’s column, published in Taki’s Magazine, is formatted as a list intended to “apprise the US military of some true facts” about military sexual assaults. While the most recent Pentagon survey found that there are more than 70 sexual assaults involving military personnel every day, Derbyshire contends the issue has been blown out of proportion.
The controversial British-born conservative, who was fired from the prominent National Review magazine last April after writing a piece widely criticized as racist, begins his newest column by proposing that men and women learn better in a segregated environment.
Women, Derbyshire continues, are “strongly attracted to higher-status men,” and military units in which men command women place human nature “under severe strain.” The columnist also notes that men have innate urges “to break things and kill people,” while women are “outliers” who are “eccentric:”
As a designated victim group, they are especially susceptible to the associated pathologies, e.g., victim hoaxes for attention, spite, or cash reward.
Raw Story notes that Derbyshire’s column comes at a tense time for those working to address the issue of military sexual assault. While some lawmakers believe more civilian oversight is needed, much of the top military brass has openly dismissed such a proposal.
In an effort to add their own two cents, many politicians and pundits like Derbyshire have attempted to add their own analysis of the problem. These varying theories have placed blame for the rise in assaults on everyone from women in combat units, to openly gay soldiers, to hormones run amok, to porn, The Week reports.
View this video to see John Derbyshire explaining the case against female suffrage.
Isabella Rossellini was destined to be a star. Not only was she born into a Hollywood dynasty (her mother was Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and her father was the Italian director Roberto Rossellini), but she basically grew up on film sets, surrounded by glamorous people. Though Rossellini didn’t begin her lucrative modeling career until she was 28 (which is unheard of in this day and age), she still went on to become one of the most recognizable A-listers of all time.
In celebration of Isabella Rossellini’s 61st birthday on today (June 18), we are talking a look back at some of her best style moments to date. Whether she’s in a simple T-shirt or a long black dress, she always looks picture perfect. Here are 10 reasons why Isabella is a sartorial star:
1. It’s clear that she got it from her mama.
John Oliver opened his second week of hosting “The Daily Show” with a cathartic rant on Sarah Palin’s return to Fox News. But what at first seemed lik…
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DETROIT — Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.
Scherzer became the first pitcher to begin a season 10-0 – with all decisions coming in starts – since Roger Clemens went 11-0 for Toronto in 1997, according to STATS. Scherzer is the second pitcher in Detroit history to start this strong since 1909, when George Mullin was 11-0 with one victory as a reliever, the Elias Sports Bureau said in information provided by the Tigers.
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Prosecutors are moving quickly through the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
The former Army intelligence analyst is charged with aiding the enemy. He has acknowledged sending reams of government secrets to WikiLeaks, but says he didn’t think it would hurt national security.
A judge, not a jury, is hearing the case. The trial starts its third week Monday. So far, the military judge has heard from more than 40 of the government’s approximately 140 witnesses.
Last week’s testimony involved battlefield reports and videos. Still to come is evidence about 250,000 diplomatic cables Manning allegedly stole from a State Department database.
Manning says he leaked the material to expose wrongdoing.