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She Delivered Award-Winning Customer Service When No One Was Looking. Here's What Happened Next

Eva Killings worked at Florida State University for 43 long years with little formal recognition. She rotated through almost every food service job on campus, from catering to concessions, to being a Starbucks barista.<p>Killings befriended students and professors, and over time became one of the most …

Customer Service

Amazon Is Recruiting People to Start Delivery Businesses. Here's Why I Think Some People Could Get Rich

There's risk in any business. But if you asked me to invest in a business with these built-in advantages, I'd certainly listen.<p>I know a lot of people who have made a ton of money on Amazon.<p>Now, Amazon says it wants to recruit entrepreneurs to build a national network of small, independent delivery …

Scientists Identify a "New Type of Depression"

Scientists want to develop new antidepressant drugs.<p>An estimated half of the 322 million people affected by depression don’t appear to benefit from …

The Senior

I met with a bunch of teams at the NHL Scouting Combine in Toronto in 2012, but one interview particularly stands out.<p>For those who don’t know how …

The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Trucking company owner says he never drove fatal route in Humboldt Broncos crash

The owner of the Calgary trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos crash says he’s never driven the same stretch of road his employee went …

Trucking

Humboldt crash probe leads to Calgary trucking company being ordered off the road | The Star

SASKATOON—The Calgary-based company that owns the transport truck that collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team — killing 15 people in a …

Trucking

Did Buzz Aldrin see a UFO on way to moon?

The report gained steam when British publications said it appeared Aldrin, the second man on the moon, and three others, had passed lie detector …

Florida judge grants police request to seize man's guns under new law inspired by Parkland shooting

TALLAHASSEE — A judge Friday granted a police request to strip a man of his firearms using Florida's new gun law that the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School inspired.<p>The Tallahassee Police Department filed a petition in the morning seeking a court order to remove multiple …

Mental Health

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Watch The Moment A Dying Chimpanzee Recognizes An Old Friend

Animal videos are shared online nowadays at a pace that can be overwhelming.<p>Once in a while, though, a video offers a unique and unforgettable message.<p>Such is the case with a short video of the chimpanzee named Mama, curled up in her enclosure at the Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Holland. Shot in …

Animals

Chinese children crush Americans in math thanks to a mindset Americans only display in one place: sports

For the most part, American children aren't great at math.<p>But Chinese children tend to be excellent.<p>Testing half a million students worldwide, the Program for International Student Assessment is one of the most widely cited measurements of global education, and it's consistently found Chinese …

Education

4 Simple Habits That Earn You Instant Respect at Work

If you make a commitment, honor it.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.</i><p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, Software Engineer/Architect who</b> …

This 14-Year-Old Is on Track to Be a Millionaire in 2 Years

Caleb Maddix plans on being a millionaire by his 16th birthday.<p>"I'm going to be a millionaire by the time I'm ... " We've all said those words. We've all ended that sentence with an age when we were going to be rich and comfortable, and dedicating our lives to charity work and a Hawaiian beach …

Mysterious Dead Whale Turns Out To Be New Species

In a thoroughly explored world, sometimes there are new discoveries to be made, including a 24-foot long mammal we seem to have missed until recently. Scientists report that a dead whale that washed up on the shores of an Alaskan island may in fact be a new species.<p>The carcass that beached near the …

How to See This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle—and this year, it's …

Sidney Crosby's Hockey School is underway

It's that time of off-season again! Sidney Crosby has gone back home to Cole Harbour, and there, he's once again running his hockey school. Kids will …

Bribery charges against 13 Detroit principals a 'punch in the gut'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thirteen current or former principals with the Detroit Public Schools system were charged with bribery Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme, which couldn't have come at a worse time for the troubled school district.<p>In addition, a DPS vendor -- identified as Norman Shy, 74, owner of …

Corruption

The Dark Side Of The Universe: A Live-Blog Event

When we first realized, in the first half of the 20th century, that our Universe was filled with billions of galaxies extending far beyond our own Milky Way, it was a huge leap in our knowledge and understanding. Each one of those galaxies contained billions of stars of their own, and the vast …

The explosion in overdoses from legal drugs is changing how doctors treat pain — but it may not be enough

Legal prescription opioids like Oxycontin and Percocet, as well as illegal opioids like heroin, were involved in 60% of those deaths, according to a January report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The overdoses have led the federal government to dub opioid abuse an epidemic.<p>The …

Medicine

Wild

MINNEAPOLIS – Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella sat on the Minnesota Wild’s team’s plane during a recent trip through Western Canada and came up with a …

I'll decrypt the San Bernardino phone free of charge so Apple doesn't need to place a back door on its product

Using an obscure law, written in 1789 — the All Writs Act — the US government has ordered Apple to place a back door into its iOS software so the FBI can decrypt information on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>It has finally come to this. After years of arguments by virtually …

Privacy

James Jones shares history of adversity, Red Lobster proposal

Jones went on "Highly Questionable" to talk about his journey to the NFL and how he proposed to his wife.<p>We all know James Jones had a terrific …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

The leaders of Christianity's 2 biggest churches will meet for the first time in 1,000 years

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.<p>The Argentine pontiff is due to spend about two hours in private conversation …

Pope Francis

The gut bacteria from a 5,300-year-old iceman is helping to reveal clues on human migration

It took days for a recovery team to hack him out of the ice and haul him by helicopter and truck to a lab in Austria.<p>There, scientists determined the man had died 5,300 years ago.<p>Ötzi, as the man was nicknamed (after the nearby Ötztal Valley), has kept scientists very busy for the past 24 years. …

Anthropology

San Bernardino shooting hero to co-worker: 'I got you'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "I got you."<p>Those are the words Shannon Johnson told Denise Peraza as he shielded her with his body during Wednesday's massacre at a county health department holiday party.<p>Johnson was one of 14 people who died at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. Peraza was one of 21 …

75-Year-Old Veteran Saves Library of Children From Teenager Allegedly Planning a Mass Murder

James Vernon, 75, had combat training, but he never had to use it — until recently.<p>According to the Pekin Daily Times, 19-year-old Dustin Brown walked into Morton Public Library in Illinois last week brandishing a hunting knife in each hand.<p>James Vernon, 75, fought off a teenager wielding two …

Paraplegic man walks with own legs again

American man, 26, completes 3.5-metre course thanks to computer system that reroutes signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees<p>A man who lost the use of his legs to a spinal cord injury has walked again after scientists rerouted signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees. The …

Brainwaves