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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

How Super-Achievers Do What They Do

For their new book <i>The Art of Doing</i>, Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super-achievers at the tops of their fields. They started seeing patterns emerge. These are the 10 most common practices of the highly successful.

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Brooklyn Museum

Arizona Fall League, Week 1 (10.8–10.14)

<i>Each week, we will recap the performances of the eight members of the Nationals organization participating in the Arizona Fall League, a “finishing</i> …

Some of D.C.'s Weirder Shutdown Casualties

D.C. had been warned of the temporary closure of museums and monuments due to the <b>government shutdown</b>. It therefore makes sense that the tourism and restaurant industries would suffer due to the ripple effect. The hit to the housing industry is also totally understandable. But rerouting a running …

The Slate Quiz with quizmaster Ken Jennings: Play the news quiz for the week of Oct. 11.

This week in Humberside, England, 77-year-old John Wildey, a passenger on a light aircraft, was forced to land the plane himself when the pilot …

Jay Carney Twice Ignored a Fox News Reporter—And This Is How It Ended

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney during a press briefing Friday afternoon apparently ignored Fox New’s Ed Henry, seemingly prompting the reporter to exit the meeting early.<p>Carney called on nearly every reporter in the room while Henry repeatedly tried to ask questions. And when Henry finally …

Sports News App Aggregates Tweets Related to Your Favorite Teams

Sports fans that use a tablet or smartphone — the "second screen" — during live game broadcasts are becoming more and more common these days. For …

Fox News' Megyn Kelly Did Something MSNBC's President Said Was 'Impossible'

Last week, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said that a ratings bump for Megyn Kelly's "The Kelly File" from Monday to Tuesday was "impossible" — even suggesting that Nielsen run an investigation on Fox News' brand-new 9 p.m. program.<p>Nielsen did investigate. And it turns out that the bump was …

Madeleine McCann appeal to air in Germany and Netherlands

The German public broadcaster ZDF is to air an extra-long episode of its equivalent to BBC's Crimewatch focusing on Madeleine McCann's abduction more than six years ago, in the hope of receiving information about two German-speaking men who British police think may have been involved.<p>The show,</i> …

Rielle Hunter apologizes for Edwards affair

Better late than never? Rielle Hunter has issued a public apology for her affair with former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.<p>“I behaved badly. That may seem obvious to you but it's taken me a long time to admit that, even to myself,” Hunter wrote in a piece published on the …

18-Foot Oarfish Livens Up A 'Leisurely Snorkel' In California

A snorkeler off the coast of California found more than she bargained for on the ocean floor Sunday, when she saw the large eyes of an 18-foot fish staring back at her. It turned out to be a dead oarfish, a mysterious creature known to live in waters thousands of feet deep.<p>The discovery at the …

Massachusetts volleyball player suspended for helping drunk friend

From the annals of no good deed goes unpunished comes the latest tribulation of a teenage volleyball player who was punished by her Massachusetts school for coming to the aid of a drunk friend who needed a ride home from a party.<p>Erin Cox, was suspended for five games and stripped of her captaincy …

Crime

Army captain awarded Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan fight

President Obama on Tuesday awarded a former U.S. Army captain the Medal of Honor for his bravery in a fierce firefight in Afghanistan.<p>In a televised ceremony, the president awarded the nation's highest military honor to William D. Swenson for his efforts helping Afghanistan forces during a battle …