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Ted Cruz Comes Out on Top in Values Voters Straw Poll

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the presidential straw poll at the Values Voter Summit for the third year in a row on Saturday, cementing his position as the favorite of social conservatives in the Republican presidential field.<p>He drew 35 percent support among the nearly 1200 attendees that voted in the …

Chile earthquake in pictures: 8.3 magnitude quake triggers tsunami warning - Telegraph

Most awkward moments in the GOP debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Republican presidential hopefuls came prepared with their one-liners, zingers and attack lines. But the delivery didn't always play as well in practice as it might have in theory.<p>Trump's high-five/handshake moments with Bush, Carson<p>Jeb Bush offered up a slick reply to Donald …

Carly Fiorina

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Ostracised, sacked … and even arrested: the fate of whistleblowers at the UN

Photograph: Reuters<p>French soldiers on patrol in the Central African Republic. A report into sexual abuse of children by some French peacekeepers was leaked by a UN aid …

Central African Republic

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

7 Reasons You Need to Live a More Awesome Life

<i>“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious… He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand</i> …

Adventure Photo of the Week

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“I don’t know what to do with my life…”</i><p>There have been many times in my life where I have been stuck and not known what to do next. I have agonized …

Motivation

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Minimalist tiny house is a family vacation getaway on wheels

Getting back to nature for most harried city dwellers means making a conscious effort to make plans to go camping out somewhere far, far away from …

Family Vacations

Go to the dark side of debt with this $28,500 'Star Wars' watch

Just when you think it's impossible to spend more money on your favorite gear thanks to Force Friday, watchmaker Devon comes along and offers a pricey timepiece that you'd have to mortgage the Death Star to pay off.<p>For 500 lucky fans who have $28,500 (about £18,473, AU$40,183) burning a hole in …

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Small government is bad for your pursuit of happiness

What’s better at creating happiness — the government or the market?<p>Conservatives say market forces should reign in all aspects of political and …

Photographer Mom Takes Magical Autumn Portraits Of Her Kids

Jessica Drossin is a former graphic designer turned portrait artist who will lead you into her fabulously beautiful imagination through her …

Today in Pictures: September 12

Vincent Van Gogh

This unorthodox burger chain was just named hottest in America

New York City based casual burger chain Bareburger has been named one of five winners of the 2015 Hot Concept Awards by Nation's Restaurant News.<p>The full-service chain caters to the health-conscious crowd, using organic ingredients and offering more healthy and exotic alternatives — elk, duck, and …

Devastating Barron's cover story on Alibaba predicts the stock will tank 50%, and that's not even the worst of it

The September 19, 2014 IPO priced at $68 per share, giving the company an eye-popping valuation of $168 billion.<p>"Today what we got is not money," CEO Jack Ma said that day. "What we got is the trust from the people."<p>But in a new, devastating 3000-word cover story for Barron's, Jonathan Laing …