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The World's 8 Most Beautiful Abandoned Cities

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p>If you've seen any zombie movies, you know how haunting an abandoned, once-thriving city can be. But despite the ruin and overgrowth, there's also a flicker of beauty that shines through the silent emptiness.<p>Over the course of the past few hundreds years, these 16 metropolitan areas …

Mining

What Would Really Happen If Toddlers Texted

In today's iPhone-centric world, you may have wondered what your toddler might say if he or she could text... and read or write for that matter.<p>The answer to that question and more lies in the hilarious new Instagram, "If Toddlers Texted." The mastermind behind the account -- a dad of three who …

Revisiting Kazakhstan's Village of Kalachi, Where Residents Are Plagued by a Mysterious Sleeping Sickness

In March, a story out of Kazakhstan caught the world's attention. In the tiny, remote village, hundreds of residents were falling asleep "without warning" for "days at a time," and waking up with memory loss.<p>According to reports published by <i>The Siberian Times</i> (boy, that sounds like a dreary news …

Sleep Disorders

Blue Eyes Linked To Higher Risk Of Alcohol Dependence In New Study

Could a potential sign of alcohol dependence be lurking in your reflection?<p>People with light-colored eyes -- which researchers defined as blue, green, gray, or with brown in the center -- may have a greater chance of becoming dependent on alcohol, a new study from the University of Vermont suggests.<p>…

This Is Why Americans Have No Idea What Really Happens In Prisons

WASHINGTON -- When Kalief Browder killed himself last month after being held for three years without trial at Rikers Island, Americans took notice. His death focused more attention on the appalling treatment of youthful inmates at the New York City jail complex. But Browder, who entered the system …

University of Michigan

7 great tips for making the most of Apple Music

Now that Apple Music is live, you want to make the most of your free trial. There are so many options in Apple Music, and some reviewers have …

Apple Music

10 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale for Free Right Now

Welcome to our biggest list of the week featuring paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Today we’ve got 10 paid iOS apps for you and on any …

Africa
Disease

David Sweat: Breakout bud Richard Matt was out of shape, getting drunk

<b>(CNN) —</b> After convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt pulled off their brazen escape from an upstate New York prison, their relationship quickly began to sour, according to a law enforcement official briefed on Sweat's interviews with investigators.<p>Sweat has told investigators that Matt, …

Crime

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting.<p><i>Updated on July 1, 11:50 a.m. ET</i><p>On Wednesday, July 1, a fire was reported at the Mount Zion …

Baptist Church