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Franz Kafka made a stunning observation on work-life balance while dying from tuberculosis

He recorded not only his concerns, his fears, his glum hopes, and the minutiae of his everyday life, but he also used his diaries to write what would turn out to be great literature.<p>A story from his day would be recorded, then retold several times, edited repeatedly, tweaked in the hopes of …

Literature

Miss Universe mistake crowns Colombia before Philippines

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year's winner, but for one brief moment Sunday evening, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia.<p>Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year's Miss Universe winner …

Donald Trump

6 stars who drastically changed their looks after a TV job was finished

But Letterman isn't the first to change up his looks after finishing a show. Both Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart let their beards grow when they finished their daily hosting jobs.<p>And for some other actors, specific characters call for distinctive looks, so once the project is finished, the …

Comedy

20 incredible movies that'll make you feel old when you realize they came out 20 years ago

From Pixar's first feature film to the origins of "Bye Felicia," 1995 was a memorable year at the movies.<p>"Clueless" defined a generation, Pierce Brosnan debuted as James Bond, and a film about a beloved pig was nominated for Best Picture.<p>So now, we're looking back at films you won't believe are …

Moon Landing

The Swiss National Bank Is The First Casualty Of The Modern Global Currency War

But with major shifts in monetary policy under way, the currency war is hardly over and the front lines will move to other countries.<p>"The Swiss central bank was the first to throw itself into the currency war, (and) it is the first to capitulate," said Christopher Dembik, an economist at Saxo …

Forex

Divers to investigate pings that may be from AirAsia Flight QZ8501's black boxes

<b>Surabaya, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Divers are preparing to investigate underwater pings that may be coming from the flight recorders of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Indonesia's military chief said Friday.<p>An Indonesian search vessel had earlier detected the pings, said Gen. Moeldoko, the head of Indonesia's …

Airplanes

Kiss' Paul Stanley: 'Dave Grohl Is the Ken Burns of Rock Documentaries'

The singer-guitarist discusses Foo Fighters' 'Sonic Highways' series and what makes New York City great<p>Dave Grohl didn't need his manager to contact …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Watch Conan O'Brien and Max Weinberg Reunite After Almost 5 Years on 'Conan'

A few years in the making<p>The gang's back together.<p><b>Conan O'Brien</b> reunited with former bandleader <b>Max Weinberg</b> for the first time since the late-night …

Exclusive: Uber hires Goldman Sachs to raise money from bank clients

On-demand ride company Uber has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) to raise money from the bank’s high-net-worth clients, <i>Fortune</i> has learned.<p>Goldman’s global …

New Ball-Shaped Camera Captures Mid Air Panoramas

With panoramic cameras seemingly all the rage, it’s no surprise to find a new contender entering the market.<p>We’ve already seen a plethora of handy pocket cameras, selfie sticks and action cameras which will attach to just about anything that moves, but the Panono is something entirely …

Pictures of the Week 10.30.14

15 Things You Might Not Know About Utah

<b>1.</b> Utah gets its name from the Ute Native American tribe; it means “people of the mountain.”<p><b>2.</b> Sixty percent of the residents of Utah belong to the …

The First Full Trailer For Doctor Who Season 8 Plunges Us Into Darkness

GIF<p>You've seen the teasers, now bask in greatness of the first full trailer for <i>Doctor Who</i> Season 8, featuring our best look yet at Peter Capaldi as …

Rick Carlisle: Parsons too heavy

DALLAS -- Chandler Parsons, whose wallet got much fatter when he signed a three-year, $46 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, also focused on …

NBA

The Previously Unseen Work of 70s Chicago Nightlife Photographer Michael Abramson

The late Michael L. Abramson forever sealed into emulsion the energy and emotion of Chicago nightlife. From blues clubs to strip clubs, his …