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How to Make Lots of Money...Your Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The headline caught my attention: “The 10 Best-Paying Jobs of 2014.” The top five were surgeon, physician, psychiatrist, orthodontist and dentist. Well thank you Captain Obvious. Did we really need a study to learn how to make money by …

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2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.<p>The U.S. …

The Manziel-Tebow Connection

The differences between Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow might be best summed up by simple images — Manziel’s “show me the money” gesture and Tebow’s famous kneeling pose. Yet the two share striking similarities. They are fierce competitors who seem to be able to inspire teammates. In college, they …

Top 10 Most Expensive States to File Taxes

View Gallery<p>13 photos<p>mediaphotos / iStock.com<p>When it comes to taxes, federal taxes and the IRS often take top billing. For starters, national news …

How Many Assault Rifles Did Your Local Police Get From The Military?

Mapping the spread of surplus military gear throughout America<p>For almost two weeks, people in Ferguson, Mo., have been protesting the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Even when the gatherings have been peaceful, the police presence has been enormous. The images have …

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert …

LeSean McCoy hurts thumb on helmet

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy left Thursday night's 31-21 preseason win against the Steelers in the first quarter with a …

Le’Veon Bell to cops: “I smoked two hours ago. I’m not high anymore”

Getty Images<p>Rather than employ the time-honored “It’s not my weed” defense, Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount admitted …

Riddles, Lies, and Lives -- From Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie

<b>Century of Disaster</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p><i>The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity,</i> Mirrors <i>(Nation Books).</i><p><b>Stalin</b><p>He learned to write in the language of Georgia, his homeland, but in the seminary the monks made him speak Russian.<p>Years later in Moscow, …

Gold coin may be key to solve Sweden's 'Pompeii'

Archaeologists found the coin on Monday at a site on the island of Öland that's been compared to Italy's Pompeii.<p>A small team of archaeologists at …

More than fifty ancient Greek inventions brought to life through incredible reconstructions

A new museum dedicated to the advanced technological inventions of ancient Greek scientist Archimedes, has just opened up in Ancient Olympia, Greece, …

Taylor Swift Tries On Every Pop Music Lewk In New Video, "Shake It Off"

Charlie Sheen did the Ice Bucket Challenge...with a surprise twist. [via TMZ]<p>Very important step. [via Knusprig Titten Hitler]<p>Meanwhile, outside the Serpentine Gallery, Marina Abramopug shares a moment with a member of her audience. THE PUG IS PRESENT. [via F Yeah Dementia]<p>Uh, where can we get …

Texas Governor Rick Perry Turns Himself in for Abuse-of-Power Charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday told supporters "we will prevail" before turning himself in to authorities on charges of abuse of power.<p>“This indictment is fundamentally a political act that seeks to achieve at the courthouse what could not be achieved at the ballot box,” Perry told a crowd …

Is the era of the virgin over?

It’s been six years since Miley Cyrus showed off her purity ring alongside her virginity-touting teen pals. It’s been 18 years since the US government made its first major (and ill-advised) investment in abstinence-only education. But in the year 2014, with the Disney-approved virginity pledges and …

Judge Rules That Shakira's Hit Song 'Loca' Broke Copyright Laws

A federal judge in New York has found that the Spanish-language version of Shakira’s hit song ‘Loca’ breaks copyright laws.<p>The song, which has sold …

Moscow’s crackdown on McDonald’s may actually bite businesses in Russia

When McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Russia in Moscow’s Pushkin Square, it was welcomed as a sign that relations between the two Cold War foes were beginning to thaw. Hours-long lines formed outside the restaurant, police were called in to maintain order, and a cottage industry sprung up …

An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

Since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, the National Cancer Institute has poured some $90 billion into research and treatments. Yet a cure remains elusive. Experts have plenty of targets for blame, including a flawed emphasis on treatment over prevention, and Big Pharma betting on …

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Alexey Furman—EPA<p>David Carson—St Louis Post Dispatch/Polaris<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for …

How to Build a Happier Brain

A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias<p>There is a motif, in fiction and in life, of people having wonderful things happen to them, but still ending up unhappy. We can adapt to …

This lizard's DNA might hold the key to regenerating human tissue

The humble green anole has but a few claims to fame: it was featured on the cover of the very first <i>Animorphs</i> book, and it can self-amputate and regrow its tail after coming face to face with a predator. It's that latter ability that's tickled the scientific community's fancy (though c'mon, <i>Animorphs</i> …

When it comes to Madden NFL, 'The Problem' is ahead of the game

Eric "The Problem" Wright is a grand champion of video games, a Hercules of the thumbs. Wright handles a video controller the way Willie Mosconi romanced a pool cue, the way Ben Hogan swung a butter knife.<p>Wright, 26, is so dominant at Madden NFL that he's been banned from some tournaments. He …

RBs Bell, Blount anchor Steelers

Running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount anchored the Pittsburgh Steelers' running game in a 31-21 loss to the the Philadelphia Eagles after …

The Biggest Foot-in-Mouth Moments from Boxers in the Last Decade

Selling a boxing match normally includes a lot of trash talk. With the promotional tours, shows like <i>24/7</i> and <i>All Access</i>, and interviews before and after the match, boxers have many opportunities to say something they shouldn't.<p>They're asked to be over the top and boisterous to help sell the fight …

Watch Snoop Dogg's profane rant against Steelers OC Todd Haley

"Coach Tomlin, this is Snoop Dogg."<p>Snoop Dogg is evidently fed up with his favorite team's offense this preseason. He posted this delightfully profane anti-Todd-Haley video (addressed directly to Mike Tomlin) on Instagram during the Steelers' exhibition loss to the Eagles Thursday night:<p>He's even …

'Johnny Clipboard' Shirts Are Being Printed to Show Johnny Manziel's New Role

Johnny Manziel nicknames ("Johnny Football" and "Johnny Cleveland") may be catchy, but they can come back to haunt a person during tough times.<p>On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns announced that Manziel would be Brian Hoyer's backup to start the regular season. That means the rookie will be on the …

Richard III was bottle-a-day drinker, study suggests

<b>A study of the teeth and bones of Richard III show the king drank up to a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his life.</b><p>The research by the British Geological Survey and University of Leicester revealed he also ate exotic meat including swan, crane, heron and egret.<p>Samples were taken from a …

Inside The War To Reinvent The Soda Fountain

Can sexy new fountain machines from Coke and Pepsi put the fizz back in the soda biz?<p>With the battlefield deployment of three new fountain machines, PepsiCo is firing a shot across competitor Coca-Cola’s* bow in the food service business.<p>“The creation of Spire (PepsiCo’s beverage dispensers) …

Gut Feeling: How Intestinal Bacteria Could Manipulate Your Brain

The next time you can’t figure out why you’re suddenly craving a huge slab of ultra-decadent chocolate cake—consider the possibility that it’s not just you doing the craving. New research suggests that the armies of bacteria living in our guts can pull the strings in our brains to get what they …

17 Things That Make Absolutely No Sense About "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Literally no one says "double crap."<p><b>1. They email back and forth.</b> Google gets mentioned in the <i>50 Shades of Grey</i> universe, so we know this is taking place after the dial-up, electronic mail, AOL craze of 1996. And yet, some college-age woman is using email on purpose to communicate with someone …

OM Audio's levitating Bluetooth speaker can be yours for $179

We've seen levitating pens, levitating lamps, levitating loungers and even levitating <i>fish</i> -- now there's a Bluetooth speaker to add to the mix. OM Audio, maker of such respectable audio accessories as the Inearpeace earphones and Mantra speakers, has taken a bold leap into the world of novelty …