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R2 billion merger deal shows just how big private security is in South Africa

Fidelity Security and US-based Tyco have concluded a R2 billion merger deal which will see the latter’s ADT security business become part of the …

South Africa

See the real life Giving Tree ... in Oakland

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Once there was a tree... and she loved a little boy." Already getting teary remembering "The Giving Tree"? Then this isn't going to get much easier.<p>A aging tree on a city sidewalk in Oakland, California, was chopped down this week. All that's left is a stump and a piece of bark that looks …

Turner Broadcasting

Can’t Get to Sleep? Lay Off the Drugs

Doctors are steering patients to solutions other than sleep aids<p>It’s easy to get into the habit of popping a pill to have a good night’s sleep. Insomnia, which affects a third of adults, becomes more common as we age.<p>But as evidence has mounted about the risks of drugging the brain to induce or …

Sleep

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2016

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

Note-Taking

Solar-powered Farm From a Box is a compact farm kit that feeds 150 people

Two acres of land is enough to farm a sustainable food supply for as many as 150 people, and now a San Francisco startup is making it even easier to …

Why cities need to be efficient

Four numbers define the importance of cities, according to the co-chair of the Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization.<p>These are 2, 50, 75, …

Obama's exit interview: I could've won again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Arguing that Americans still subscribe to his vision of progressive change, President Barack Obama asserted in an interview recently he could have succeeded in this year's election if he was eligible to run.<p>"I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and …

Mitch McConnell

Mom walks 30 hours through snow and wilderness to get help for family

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stranded on a secluded road with heavy snow falling, one Pennsylvania mom knew she had to do something. So, she walked for 30 hours in the wilderness, through 26 freezing miles, subsisting on twigs and her urine, to get help.<p>This is her story.<p>An unexpected turn of events<p>Karen Klein, 46, was …

Hiking

Obama's other DNC moment: His credit card got declined

<i>The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.</i><p><b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Four years before President Barack Obama grew to national prominence as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was …

Democratic National Convention

Pearl Harbor witness calls Abe visit 'culmination of the healing' between US, Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twenty-year-old Robert Lee woke with a start on Sunday, December 7, 1941.<p>After returning home late from a date the night before, he had planned to sleep all day. Instead he was awakened by what he thought was someone banging on the front door.<p>Lee, who lived with his family near Pearl …

Pearl Harbor

Freed Chibok girls return home for joyful Christmas

<b>Chibok, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> It was a journey they had waited nearly three long years to take.<p>Ten weeks after being released by Boko Haram, 21 freed Chibok schoolgirls and a baby returned home this month to celebrate Christmas with their families for the first time since they were snatched by the terror …

Africa

The melancholy billionaire: Minecraft creator unhappy with his sudden wealth

You might think the developer of Minecraft, who sold his video game to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, would be living the dream.<p>But according to a series of tweets over the weekend, Markus "Notch" Persson is pretty unhappy with his life and his huge wealth.<p>Persson sold his wildly popular game a year …

Selling