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The World Consumes More Than 11 Million Pounds Of Food Every Minute Of Every Day (PHOTOS)

We always knew we had a big appetite, but thanks to the World Food Clock -- an interactive infographic by White Vinyl Design -- we can finally see just how hungry we are. Globally, we eat 11.5 million pounds <i>of food in just sixty seconds</i>. To put that into terms we can understand, that's about 20 …

Deadly Ebola virus reaches Guinea capital Conakry - UN

<b>An outbreak of the Ebola virus - which has already killed 59 people in Guinea - has reached the capital Conakry, the UN's children agency has warned.</b><p>Unicef said the haemorrhagic fever had spread quickly from southern Guinea, hundreds of kilometres away.<p>Scores of cases have been recorded since the …

Disease

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Lego

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may also be the most optimistic. In …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

25 Insane High Heels You Won't Believe Exist

Pocket prototype for Android Wear smartwatches saves stories to bigger screens

Now that Google has a preview of the Android Wear smartwatch platform, the app makers and service providers will start to follow. Pocket is among the …

California challenges Facebook argument on online teen privacy

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Trade Commission and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris say that Facebook is misinterpreting how a children's privacy law applies to teen privacy in a move that could undercut the giant social network in a federal court case in California.<p>Facebook users sued the …

Privacy

The 'Antisocial Network' App for Misanthropes and Loners

What If Your Phone Knew What You Wanted Before You Asked?

Tim Tuttle was already very familiar with this letdown. He had dedicated the first part of his career to artificial intelligence (AI)–earning a Ph.D. …

Artificial Intelligence

This Burger Chain Is Incredibly Successful — It Also Gives Workers $10 An Hour And Awesome Benefits

izik/FlickrPoverty wages aren't necessary for fast food restaurants to succeed, as In-N-Out has long shown on the west coast. Add to that the success of Shake Shack, which is rapidly expanding from its New York City origins:<p>Active promotion from within is an important policy not often discussed. …

Hospitality

McDonald's new menu item hints at new strategy

McDonald's (MCD) is slowly moving toward becoming a coffee shop. This might sound ludicrous to those who grew up while eating burgers and fries at McDonald's, but any company that wants to succeed will implement initiatives that match industry trends or find itself dying a slow and painful …

Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

<b>DETROIT</b> -- Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday, striking down a law that was widely embraced by …

The Free-Marketing Gravy Train Is Over on Facebook

Facebook and its popular Pages platform have been a cornerstone of most companies’ social-media marketing strategies for years. But if the brands, …