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How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI …

Crime

New Study: Open Offices Kill Teamwork

People don't like to have serious conversations in public, it turns out.<p>Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong.<p>Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, at Harvard Business …

The Workplace

Poachers were hunting rhinos. They were attacked by lions instead, game reserve says.

Sometime after the sun set Sunday, a group of men entered a dark South African reserve carrying a high-powered rifle, a silencer, an ax and a wire cutter — tools that poachers use to shoot and kill rhinos before sawing off their horns, according to Nick Fox, the owner of Sibuya Game Reserve.<p>At …

Wildlife

Eat More Lentils To Help Stop Diabetes By Bringing Glucose Levels Down By 35 Percent, New Study Finds

Canadian scientists have found that eating more lentils can have surprising and important health benefits by helping the body keep blood sugar levels …

Asset rich but cash poor?: how to use your property to boost your income

Baby-boomers are often said to be better off than younger generations, but many are struggling to generate enough income in their later years.<p>The over-55s are increasingly referred to as the “sandwich generation”, as they fund their children’s education or first step on the property ladder, often …

How a family of four can eat healthy on a budget of $200 a week

If you go to a grocery store without a list or budget in mind, you can end up overspending on things you don’t really need.<p>Story continues below<p>In …

This is what it feels like to be black in white spaces | Elijah Anderson

Black people experience discrimination every day – it’s knowledge inaccessible to white people and, when confronted with it, most are incredulous<p>Almost every black person in America has experienced the sting of disrespect on the basis of being black. A large but undetermined number of black people …

Sleep

Leavin' on that midnight train to Georgia ... because a Bay Area house is simply out of reach

Call it the Bay Area blues.<p>The affliction starts when you get a job that you love in a place that you adore — say, San Francisco, or Berkeley, or Marin County or Silicon Valley. You fall in love with that Golden Gate, the way Mt. Diablo rises out of the mist, the city’s sparkling skyline — then …

San Francisco

A man infected himself with HIV so he could spread it to other people, court hears

A man has admitted to deliberately infecting himself with HIV so that he infect other men.<p>Arkansas resident Stephen Koch, 25, admitted in court that …

Food Truck Worker Hurls Bottle, Racial Epithet at Black Woman After She Tries to Pay With Change: Report

The disrespect of black folk continues. And it continues to be captured on video.<p>A black woman in Oregon was allegedly called out of her name and …

‘Evilest White Woman on Earth’: The Criminal Injustice of Terra Morehead

Warning: This story is not about America’s criminal-justice system.<p>In this story, America’s criminal-justice system is a parable. In this story, …

Issa Rae Wore the N-Word on Her Belt at the CFDA Awards While Roasting Kanye West

If there's any red carpet where you can (and frankly should) make a fashion statement, it's at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) …

Busboy Who Cradled Robert F. Kennedy After Fatal Gunshot Reveals His Dying Words

Juan Romero delivered room service to Kennedy the day before he died. It's an experience he says made him feel "10 feet tall."<p>The day after Robert F. …

Microsoft offers to help Ghana man teaching computing on a chalkboard

A Ghanaian teacher’s resourceful use of a chalkboard to teach students with no access to a computer about ICT has caught the attention of Microsoft who have offered to help his class.<p>Richard Appiah Akoto drew a detailed diagram of the Microsoft Word processor for the lesson at his rural school in …

7 Gross (But Normal) Things That Happen When You Get Comfortable In A Relationship

One of the greatest moments in any relationship is when you're sitting together on the couch, and you realize you really need to fart. But instead of …

This Other Angle Of The Eagles Fan Running Into A Pillar Really Delivers [Update]

Anyone monitoring Philadelphia’s reaction to the Super Bowl-bound Eagles has presumably seen the video of the guy in the Brian Dawkins jersey running …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Relationships

Kevin McCall Has Apparently Figured Out The Black Community's Problem — Black Women Work Too Much

Kevin McCall has had a lot to say lately.<p>The music writer, best known for his relationship with Eva Marcille and composing Chris Brown's 2011 hit …

Cory Booker just got pulled over for being a senator while black

Rude? A black senator decrying racism to a Cabinet member who says she can't recall whether Trump called an entire continent a 's---hole'? Please.<p>The legacy of Barack Obama is secure. It was never the Affordable Care Act. It was Barack Obama. Sen. Cory Booker proved that last week in a Senate …

Donald Trump

5 Valentine's Day Gifts For Guys Under $100 That He'll Really Appreciate

When I think of holiday gift guides for men, I first picture a shaving kit. I'm not sure why, as I've never gifted a man a razor in my life, but …

Shopping

Delivery Man Sends Unsolicited Texts To Woman He Just Brought Food To

Company offered her a $7 discount for harassment<p>We love meal delivery apps — they’re easy, convenient, and allow us to have cake delivered to our …

Personal Data

Jane Fonda on face-lift joke: ‘Who are you, Megyn Kelly?’

Jane Fonda has not yet forgotten about that awkward moment when Megyn Kelly tried to ask about her plastic surgery.<p>When Fonda appeared on “Today” …

Facelifts

'It Will Be Transformational.' Kentucky Becomes First State to Adopt New Medicaid Work Requirement

The state of Kentucky has become the first to adopt the Trump administration’s new policy of imposing work requirements as a precondition of …

Anderson Cooper chokes up while discussing Trump's 'sh--hole' comment

Anderson Cooper held back tears on CNN Thursday while addressing President Donald Trump’s “sh–hole countries” comment about Haiti and some nations in …

Kids are eating less whole grains and more sugary milk in school lunches this year — see how federal rules have changed for the worse

More sugary chocolate milk, fewer whole grains, and around 300 extra milligrams of salt — these are just some of the ways the Trump Administration has relaxed school-lunch nutrition rules put in place during the Obama Administration.<p>Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who heads the US Department of …

Trump Administration

17 Lazy Dates That Are More Fun Than Hanging Out In Your Apartment

Who doesn't love lazy days? Oh, wait, I mean <i>self-care</i> days — days when you shut yourself off from school or work and enjoy doing absolutely nothing …

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …

Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re Killing Us

New report blames elitist national party for alienating voters, and threatening the party's chances in 2020.<p>AUSTIN, Ind.—Steering his white Dodge Ram while wearing a tan knit cap, a drab green Carhartt coat and a smear of brown livestock feed on his cheek, Terry Goodin jounced over frozen-hard mud …

Democratic Party

10 Topics You Should Probably Avoid Talking About While In Bed With Your Partner

There are some things that are just better said outside of the context of pillow talk. Even though it might be tempting to tell them absolutely …

Strategist: Here is my advice to Kushner ...

Democratic strategist Paul Begala advises Jared Kushner not to lie during the FBI's criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.