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A Wisconsin-Duke Final Is Just Fine

At the start of the 2014-15 college basketball season, 351 Division I teams had a chance to win the national championship. Going into this weekend, …

College Sports

Your Career is a Journey, Not a Direct Flight. Enjoy Yourself.

Deciding on a career was not easy for me. Even using the word “deciding” in this context seems a little silly because I think my career chose me, and …

Time I

Frugal Living: Daily Habits You Should Adopt ASAP to Save Money

Your Definitive Guide To Beating The 7 Causes Of Sleep Procrastination

The physical, mental, and emotional barriers that could be keeping you up at night.<p>If you’re like a lot of people, night after night you find yourself turning off the lights later than you wanted, and morning after morning you’re frustrated that you’re so tired.<p>You already know that sleep …

19 Completely Hilarious Fortune Cookie Messages

Even if you can’t stand the cookie itself for some reason, you still want to know what the message inside has to say about the future. Why? Well, …

Mummified Body Found In Alleged Hoarder's San Francisco Home, Police Say

The mummified body of an elderly woman was pulled from the home of a San Francisco woman that neighbors described as a hoarder on Saturday.<p>ABC 7 reports there was so much debris in the home that the door was blocked and firefighters wearing protective masks had to enter through a window.<p>“A police …

23 People Who Are Either The Best Or The Worst Parents In The World

Parenting hacks/pranks – same difference really.

5 Lessons I Learned While Working Low-Wage Jobs

The post 5 Lessons I Learned While Working Low-Wage Jobs appeared first on Club Thrifty.It’s been a while since I worked in a job that would be …

Tough Love: My Most Excruciating Night as a Parent

<i>Preface for reader: This is the first time I have written publicly about the intimate events surrounding some of my son's substance abuse issues. It was a hard piece to write and even harder for my son to read. But I post it here with his blessing.</i><p>During the four months before my son turned 18, I …

Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to …

The Existential Battle for the Soul of the GOP

“Al­though Is­lam had a re­li­gious com­pon­ent, it is much more than a simple re­li­gious ideo­logy. It is a com­plete geo-polit­ic­al struc­ture …

“I was just amazed”: Joanna Rakoff on reading Salinger’s fan mail

A memoirist discusses her first job at a time-warp literary agency and the reclusive author who restored her faith<p>Joanna Rakoff's new memoir, "My Salinger Year," describes its author's trip down a metaphorical rabbit hole in 1996. She arrived not in Wonderland, but a place something like it, a New …

6 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

A glorious summer day is an invitation to be outside for hours on end—but constant swatting, slapping, and scratching from a mosquito attack can ruin …

Why does sexism persist in the video games industry?

<b>Is creating female video game characters too much work?</b><p>That might sound like a rhetorical question, but it was actually one of the main topics of discussion at this year's E3 conference - the video game industry's biggest event, which ended on Thursday.<p>The issue arose after James Therien, technical …

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman quits job as Assistant District Attorney

Now that Andi Dorfman has gotten a taste of the limelight, there's no going back. "The Bachelorette" star has resigned from her position as Assistant District Attorney, Us Weekly reports.<p>According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dorfman was granted an unpaid leave of absence by her boss, …

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

“More is better.” From the number of gigs in a cellular data plan to the horsepower in a pickup truck, this mantra is ubiquitous in American culture. …

Teaching

Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

You can't just open up a living brain and see the memories inside.<p>So Roberto Malinow, a brain scientist at the University of California, San Diego, has spent years trying to find other ways to understand how memories are made and lost. The research — right now being done in rats – should lead to a …

Political Gridlock Is an Enemy of Children

According to a new report by Sarah Binder at the Brookings Institution entitled <i>Polarized We Govern?</i>, "Today, 75 percent of the salient issues on Washington's agenda are subject to legislative gridlock."<p>And at Vox, Andrew Prokop has pulled together five charts from a variety of sources, including …

How To Reinvent When Life Goes Off The Rails

We’ve all been there, or at least many of us have.<p>You have a foolproof business plan; you put in the time, money and mountain of work to make it successful. Yet somehow, it stills fails. Or perhaps you’re on track for a big promotion, and it goes to someone else, or even worse, your company is …

E-Cig Ads Luring Teens and Young Adults Jumps 321%

In the last several years, advertising for e-cigarettes has spiked. And since the product is not yet regulated in the same way as conventional …

Public Health

Sen. Chris Murphy slams states that will not expand Medicaid

Sen. Chris Murphy argued Thursday that people are dying because Republicans want to stick it to President Obama and thwart his signature health care …

University of Alabama names new dean for School of Social Work

An associate dean at Portland State University has been named the next dean of the University of Alabama School of Social Work.<p>An associate dean at …

'Frozen' Eclipses 'Iron Man 3' As Fifth Highest-Grossing Movie Of All Time

At a worldwide gross of $1.219 billion, <i>Frozen</i> has now become the fifth highest grossing film of all time, besting <b>Iron Man 3</b>'s worldwide gross of $1.215 billion. That's a hefty sum for any film, but it's refreshing to see a non-sequel, non-franchise property doing so well.<p>Hit the jump for more, …

“I don’t care about your sympathy”: Father of Isla Vista victim urges action, slams politicians for gun control cowardice

“I don’t give a %$&* that you feel sorry for me,” Martinez told politicians. “Get to work and do something”<p>Richard Martinez -- the father of Christopher Michaels-Martinez, a college student who was murdered this weekend in the mass shooting in Isla Vista, California -- said Tuesday that he wants …

'Genericide': Brands destroyed by their own success

<b>Turning a product into a household name is the stuff of corporate dreams. Isn't it?</b><p>Not necessarily.<p>Think Hoover, Jacuzzi, Frisbee.<p>When was the last time you "vacuum-cleanered" the front room, took a dip in a "whirlpool bath", or played in the park with your "flying disc"?<p>It may seem like a fairly …

Designing a Modern, Dramatic House

Architect Gray Davis of Meyer Davis Studio explains how he gave his modern house in upstate New York some warmth.<p><b>Christine Pittel: The drama starts at the front door. How tall is it?</b><p><b>Gray Davis:</b> Ten feet. I wanted that almost intimidating scale. It's recessed into this narrow void, so at first you …

Intertwined evolution of human brain and brawn

The cognitive differences between humans and our closest living cousins, the chimpanzees, are staggeringly obvious. Although we share strong …

Former Vice President Cheney: Obama is a 'very, very weak president'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday that he believes President Obama is a “very, very weak president” who does not understand America's obligations around the world.<p>Cheney said on “Hannity” he has spoken with many people in the Middle East who believe Obama’s …

Taking a Stand for Your Family ……in Health!

Let me start by saying that I like coffee, I mean, I really like coffee! I love that first cup in the morning and the smell of it when you open the …