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This Girl Is on Fire: Why Gymnast Simone Biles Should Be on Your Radar (If She Isn't Already)

She's been compared to Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Tom Brady—and she's just getting started. With three World Championship titles and routines more difficult than any other gymnast has ever attempted, 18-year-old Simone Biles is poised to become the star of the 2016 Summer Olympics.<p>Her coach …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Thursday.<p><b>1. A European member of parliament has accused Uber's European business of being "specifically designed, from the start, to reduce its tax liabilities."</b><p><b>2. Investigators believe a bomb most likely caused the explosion aboard a plane that was</b> …

Chinese New Year

Never Complain; Never Explain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Never complain; never explain.</i><p>This pithy little maxim was first coined by the British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, and adopted as …

'The Club' is an offbeat look at the lives of disgraced priests

Whether "The Club" sparks a hesitant compassion toward the fallen or a gurgling despair regarding misguided justice, either response is perfectly understandable. That's the queasy territory that politically minded Chilean director Pablo Larraín ("Tony Manero," "No") operates in with his story of …

Soccer

Beyoncé Sacks the Super Bowl Halftime Show

It was difficult to imagine exactly how Beyoncé would insert herself into the Super Bowl halftime show after surprise-releasing the video for her new single, “Formation.” (If you haven’t watched it yet, now is the time.) The video is everything the halftime show historically has not been: …

Music

Keith Law ranks 3 Red Sox prospects in top-20

Right on the tail of his organizational rankings, Keith Law has released his top-100 prospects list for the 2016 season, and the Red Sox are …

Let Us Sleep on the Subways!

“Don’t sleep in the subway, darling,” Petula Clark crooned, back in the sixties, leading the wonderful standup comedian Carol Leifer to ask, a couple of decades later, just what kind of men Petula might be dating. “What kind of guys is she going out with that she’s gotta tell them these things? You …

Irish WR Corey Robinson elected Notre Dame student body president

Regardless of how you feel about Notre Dame, this is really a rather impressive and refreshing story.<p>Late last month, we noted that Irish junior wide …

Stuff To Dunk In Coffee, Ranked

First things first: dunking doughnuts is done. <b>It’s over</b>. Yeast doughnuts can’t even, and cake doughnuts are so meh. We’ll bend for a pershing, a …

Biscotti

Stop Humiliating Teachers

A necessary commonplace: Almost everyone we know has been turned around, or at least seriously shaken, by a teacher—in college, maybe, but often in high school, often by a man or a woman who drove home a point or two about physics, literature, or ethics, and looked at us sternly and said, in …

Education

A Deep Dive Into Your Morning Cup of Joe

Most people who drink coffee do so because they enjoy the flavor of a freshly brewed cup — or the boost it can bring. An increasing number of studies …

The largest combat jumps in US military history

During World War II, the US Army fielded five airborne divisions, four of which saw combat, as well as numerous independent regimental combat teams and parachute infantry battalions.<p>Today, the US military fields one airborne division, two airborne brigade combat teams, and a number of special …

Military

Wildlife photographer captures incredible images of African animals using camera traps

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas is a master at capturing rarely seen and skittish wildlife.<p>In conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund …

These haunting photos combine images of Berlin from World War II with the present day

A series of incredible images show how quickly the world can change.<p>In photographer Patrick Strijards' "Old vs. New" collection, he combines images of Germany during World War II with photos of the present day. The photographs artfully contrast the broad sweeps of Nazi propaganda and the …

World War II

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Meet the Fighting Irish's 2016 Class

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It’s the day after recruiting Christmas, and Notre Dame football officially unveiled its 23-man recruiting class of 2016 on Wednesday.<p>There were few surprises for the Irish on national signing day, as Notre Dame landed linebacker Jonathan Jones but missed out on fellow ’backers …

This Movie Trailer Perfectly Captures The Post-Grad Struggle Of Unemployment

"I'm 22 years old, and I have no idea what I'm going to do with the rest of my life."

The birth of the modern flamethrower, a psychological weapon of WWI

Flamethrowers of World War I<p>The first uses of a terrifying weapon<p>May 28, 1918<p>Though projected incendiary weapons such as Greek fire were used in …

7 Things You Should Clean Every Single Day

No more excuses, people.<p>We know what you're thinking: "<i>Another</i> thing to add to my to-do list?!" But trust us when we say there's a method behind our madness — namely these chores will make a huge difference in your home in the long run.

List-Worthy

Comparing the Latte Macchiato and the Flat White

The difference is in the details<p>Our new Latte Macchiato and signature Flat White are pure, simple espresso creations with two simple ingredients. The …

Marco Rubio's comments about Muslims actually make a lot of sense

The Republican candidate was not pleased that Obama visited a mosque this week. Neither were many of the Americans that Rubio wants to vote for him<p>Barack Obama’s decision to visit a mosque on Wednesday (his first such visit as president) was not popular with Republican candidate Marco Rubio – nor …

Marco Rubio

Report: Russian sub activity returns to Cold War levels

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>The Russian submarine fleet has returned to the North Atlantic with such gusto that NATO sub commanders are reporting “more activity from Russian submarines than we’ve seen since the days of the Cold War,” according to a top NATO admiral.<p>Royal Navy Vice Adm. Clive …

40 Photos That Show The (Alleged) Effects of Meth on Your Face

Not good, folks.<p>An Oregon man, Matthew Medlin, was first arrested in 2002 at just 18 years old. Over the years, he was arrested at least a dozen times by the Multnomah County Sheriff, who have accused him of using methamphetamine more than once. The sheriff's office released his mugshots this week, …

11 Weird Facts About Coffee Every Starbucks Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p>1. Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.<p>Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

Elephant Poachers Ruthlessly Shoot Down Helicopter Pilot Who Was Tracking Them

In a tragic role reversal above the Serengeti, a helicopter pilot who was tracking the activities of hunters in a wildlife reserve was shot down by …

Wildlife

Pictures of the day: 31 January 2016 - Telegraph

Photos

U.S. Navy launches new warship

The U.S. Navy launched the USS Sioux City into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin on January 30, 2016.

Military

The 25 Best Coffee Shops in America

An Espresso-Fueled Travel Guide<p>“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink,” Gertrude Stein said. “It’s something happening.” You don’t just chug a …

Coffee

Banished US veterans lean on each other south of border

They served the United States on battlefields from Korea to Iraq, but now they live in the shadow of the nation they once served, deported to Mexico for offenses as minor as getting caught with marijuana.<p>While many U.S. veterans find adjusting to civilian life difficult, writing a bad check, …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

Gulf Cartel