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49 Super Bowl Facts You Should Know Before Super Bowl XLIX

The Super Bowl is upon us again, and for the 49th time, the AFC and NFC (or AFL and NFL in the early days) will meet to determine the championship of …

NFL

Ivy League’s meritocracy lie: How Harvard and Yale cook the books for the 1 percent

“We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit”<p><i>A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are 100 seniors, 150 juniors, and 200 sophomores who applied. Each senior’s name is</i> …

College & University

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.<p>Retirement ought to be a …

Retirement

Living Drones

Throughout human history, the honeybee has emerged as a machine of agriculture and of war.<p>Winter has descended upon the beehives. The drones have been killed. It's time for the workers and the queen to gather up, hunker down, and rely on body heat to weather the cold. The old will die, the young …

Insects

Where to Move If You Want a Job, More Money, or Lots of Single People

A new Census tool reveals which large cities are the nation's leaders in earnings, unemployment, and unmarried young people.<p>Springfield, Massachusetts, is the most single. San Jose, California, is the most international (richest, too). Provo, Utah, is the youngest workforce in America, and McAllen, …

Chris Rock: The Rolling Stone Interview

One of the all-time greats on Kanye, Louis C.K., and how he finally conquered the movies<p>As Chris Rock would be the first to tell you, stand-up comedy …

The best TV shows to binge-watch

Which television series is so good it's worth binge-watching from beginning to end?<p>This question was posed over the weekend on the social networking website Reddit, where community members can solicit feedback from others on topics of their choosing. Judging from the responses, it seems that a …

Starbucks to deliver coffee to your desk starting in 2015

Want to avoid the morning rush at the local Starbucks?<p>No problem, Chief Executive<p>Howard Schultzsaid. Starbucks will deliver.<p>Schultz announced that, starting in the second half of 2015, Starbucks will bring its food and drinks directly to customers in select markets.<p>“Imagine the ability to create a …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

New York Times

90s Supermodels Children and Kids

Consider it basic math (or biology?): two gorgeous people mixed together will equal another gorgeous person. Such is the case with the offspring of the biggest supermodels of the '90s, and they've all gone from being tiny cuties along the lines of North West or Suri Cruise into being, well, …

Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. …

20 best Android apps and games this week

Djay 2, Google Fit, Microsoft Health, The Wolf Among Us, Angry Birds Transformers and more<p>It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for …

Amazon exec: We priced the Fire phone wrong

When it introduced the Fire smartphone in July, Amazon bet sales would be something worth bragging about. But three months in, it’s obvious the Fire …

There’s a 30% chance your shrimp isn’t what you think it is

Be it cocktail, scampi, or alfredo, that shrimp you just ate was very possibly an impostor.<p>The environmental group Oceana DNA tested shrimp at 111 restaurants and grocery stories across the United States and found 30% were mislabeled, most often by pretending that whiteleg shrimp, which is often …

South-east Asia