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Ebola outbreak: Here's where we are 1 year later

<b>(CNN) —</b> A year ago, when Dr. Stephane Hugonnet was dispatched to Guinea to investigate a series of unexplained deaths, he had little idea that he'd be contending with an outbreak that would quickly spread from a small southern rainforest village, across borders, and around the world.<p>The Ebola …

Disease

Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

The 2016 presidential campaign has its first official candidate. Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning.<p>"I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" the firebrand Texas senator tweeted simply …

Republicans

Proof that nobody loves Pi Day more than Neil deGrasse Tyson

For all things math and science, our go-to guy is (duh) Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p>The beloved astrophysicist can pique our interest in just about any …

When McDonald's Rises Again, Will It Still Sell Burgers And Fries?

McDonald’s will rise again. But it may no longer sell burger and fries, at least not the kind of burgers and fries it has been selling for years — learning a lesson or two from Shake Shack and Chipotle.<p>Investors focusing too much on McDonald’s recent history of sluggish sales reports—including one …

McDonald's

10 weird things your iPhone can do

You can control an iPhone or iPad with your mind – well, really just your head. Apple's accessibility features includes head-gesture controls.<p>Thanks …

Science of love: It really is all in the mind, say experts

What is this thing called love? Cole Porter wasn’t the first to ask. From mystified poets to angst-ridden teens, the question of what exactly love is …

Relationships

SXSW 2015: the up-and-coming bands you need to see

Our critics pick their favourite artists performing this year, from ‘hyperreal ultrapop’ and a Simpsons-quoting lo-fi act to classic soul and a grime newcomer<p>Kero Kero Bonito<p>PC Music’s adventures in good taste have been some of the most divisive over the past 12 months. Are they just a bunch of …

Baton Rouge

McDonald’s self-hating complex: Why its overseas P.R. campaign is the worst of all time

The fast food chain has had a bad run lately. This new discovery will only make things worse<p>Add this odd bit to the long list of negative news at McDonald’s: The Chinese-language slogan that McDonald’s is using in China (supposedly a translation of “I’m lovin’ it”) insults the restaurant chain’s …

McDonald's

Roger Federer stunned after losing a point to a child during exhibition match

Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov were in the middle of an exhibition game Tuesday when a young boy was invited on the court for a rally.<p>[np_storybar …

An open letter to 47 Republican senators from Iran’s hard-liners: We have so much in common.

March 11, 2015<p>Dear senators:<p>Thank you for your letter of March 9 explaining your system of government. We were unfamiliar with the complexity of your …

National Security Council

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Time Management

Half of Parents Say College Savings More Important Than Retirement

Nearly a third use 401(k)s to save for their children's college, T. Rowe Price found<p>"Thanks for raiding your retirement plan, Mom!"<p>The parents of …

OMGFacts

Mars may have had more water than the Arctic Ocean

In Edgar Rice Burroughs's <i>Barsoom</i> novels, Earthman John Carter's adventures took place on the dry beds of Mar's ancient oceans. Now NASA scientist's …

Arctic Ocean

Amy Schumer talks body image and Bill Cosby in a hilarious feminist stand-up set

Naturally, she kicked things off with a Cosby joke<p>Last night, Amy Schumer did a 5-minute set at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars," and she was as hilarious and irreverent as ever, kicking things off with a Cosby joke before launcing into a hilarious bit about Hollywood's obsession with …

Bill Cosby

Pi Day's digits, date align for 3/14/15, and Chicagoans plan to celebrate

For the first time in a century, Pi Day will include on the first five digits of Pi — 3/14/15.<p>To celebrate the mathematical constant on March 14, Chicagoans will have the opportunity to participate in races, attend events and of course, eat pie.<p>The Illinois Science Council is hosting a "Pi K," with …

Albert Einstein

This innocent looking T-shirt is actually really rude

<b>Buyer beware: This T-shirt will make your grandma blush.</b><p>Even before you know the full story this shirt is obviously pretty flirty, but just wait …

30 Workouts Under 30 Minutes You Can Do Anywhere

You don't need to work out for hours: These workouts are all 30 minutes or less. And you can do them pretty much anywhere, anytime (as long as you have an internet connection).<p><i>Friendly and cautionary note: Not everyone is going to be able to do all of these workouts, and some people won't be able</i> …

Experts Weigh In on What Would Happen If You Didn't Shower Like The Bachelor's Britt

"Keeping moist, salty sweat soaked clothing close to your skin for long periods after working out leads to irritation and the increased risk of small abrasions or skin breakdown," says Holly L. Phillips, M.D., a women's health physician and medical contributor to CBS News in New York City. "This …

Secret to a Massive Squat

But in the big three, you’re only as strong as your weakest link.<p>“Most guys struggle with a certain phase of each of those lifts,” says Mike Roberson, C.S.C.S., a former powerlifting coach for Team USA, and co-owner of IFAST in Indianapolis.<p>Those stall phases are commonly known as “sticking …

25 maps that explain the English language - Vox

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the …

Linguistics

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Genetics

21 Fast Food Workers Reveal The Most Disgusting Sh*t They’ve Seen At The Drive-Thru

<b>1.</b> When I was working the drive thru at Popeyes, we would always tend to get this one couple who would come by. Sure, we had plenty of regulars, but …

So This Baby Weasel Decided to Hitch a Ride on a Flying Woodpecker's Back

An amateur photographer in the U.K. captured the snap of his lifetime on Monday when he witnessed a weasel clinging onto a woodpecker’s back …

Birds

Tips and Tricks for Healthy Shopping on a Budget

<b>“Eating healthy is expensive.”</b> Ever heard that before? Ever said that before?<p>Unfortunately, 99-cent chicken, broccoli, and sweet potato deals are …

Nutrition

18 Everyday Expressions Borrowed From the Bible

The <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i> credits The Wycliffe Bible, a 14th century Middle English translation of the Bible, with more early citations of English …

Jane Austen

47 Inexplicably Strange Things We All Do

We are all a bunch of weirdos.<p>1. Continually check the fridge to see if any food has magically appeared.<p>2. Pull out your phone to check the time, only to realize you have to do it again because you forgot to look at the clock.<p>3. Have a full-on conversations with yourself.<p>4. Asking "what?" even …

101 Proven Practices for Focus

<i>“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”</i> -- Zig Ziglar<p>Here is my collection of 101 Proven Practices …

Hilary Duff Talks Marriage, Love – and Aaron Carter!

Hilary Duff was just 22 when she married Mike Comrie. She now admits maybe that was too young, but she still says she has no regrets.<p>“Mike and I were …