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RIP SkyMall: 10 Bizarre Gems From Everyone’s Favorite In-Flight Catalog

This morning, much to the dismay of travel enthusiasts everywhere, SkyMall filed for bankruptcy. Not only did the in-flight catalog provide excellent reading material on board, but it introduced its readers to a wealth of unique, borderline-bizarre products we never knew existed. From a biometric …

College prices continue to go up, College Board says

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.<p>The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Obama to confront China's Xi on cyber spying: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will confront Chinese President Xi Jinping at talks in Beijing next week over deep U.S. concerns about cyber spying by China’s government and military and will insist that it be stopped, senior U.S. officials said on Tuesday.<p>China's President Xi …

Joshua Green on Twitter: "Fox News just called Colorado for Gardner and GOP headquarters exploded in cheers."

Denver Airport Invaded by Darth Vader & Stormtroopers

May the fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, continues to gain steam online each year. This year has been no exception, and one place that has kept …

Bungie Needs To Quarantine Destiny's Crucible Multiplayer

Destiny is quickly learning about something that has plagued MMOs for ages now. Competitive multiplayer and single player/co-op play don’t mix very well. Most games these days have a PvP component, where players can take on other players, and a PvE component, where players can team up to fight …

More fighting breaks out in Gaza after rockets hit Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce and U.S. President Barack Obama called for a ceasefire but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end fighting with Israel.<p>Hamas said it had endorsed a …

10 Dishes from Japan and Greece to Make for Game Time

Tonight, Japan faces Greece in the World Cup. Here, five delicious dishes to make from each of the competing countries.<p>Tonight, Japan faces Greece in …

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Pro-Russian Crimeans celebrate landslide vote for return to motherland

With Soviet-era music blaring from loudspeakers and the Russian tricolour everywhere, the overwhelming feeling in Sevastopol was that the city was finally "going home" after a 23-year stay in Ukraine.<p>The home of the Russian Black Sea fleet, and a bastion of pro-Russian support in Crimea, there was …

Ukraine protesters leave Kiev's city hall

Demonstrators vow to retake building if President Yanukovich fails to drop charges against protesters.<p>Anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine have ended their nearly three-month occupation of Kiev's city hall, but tensions remained high as they vowed to retake it if the government fails to drop …

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Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to …

One Way North Korea Battles For Survival -- Purging All Foes

The time-honored way for Korea’s Jeoson dynasty leaders to get rid of a challenger or threat to their power was to execute not only the bad guy but all members of his family. It figures that Kim Jong-un, as the hereditary leader of the latter-day dynasty that rules North Korea in the style of the …

Xinjiang steps up fight against religious extremists in China

China's north-western area of Xinjiang will double its anti-terrorism budget in the coming year, state media have reported, raising concerns of an increased wave of repression in the ethnically divided region.<p>Xinjiang has stepped up what it calls a battle against religious extremism and terrorism …

Budget deal puts NASA's space exploration plans back on track

Science News<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The federal spending bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on Friday finally picks up the pieces from an initiative that set NASA on a course beyond Earth orbit a decade earlier — a program called Constellation.<p>Back in 2004, President George W. Bush set …

Gays At Sochi Olympics Won't Be Persecuted, But Must 'Leave Children Alone,' Says Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia will welcome all athletes and visitors at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi irrespective of their sexual orientation.<p>"People have different sexual orientations. We will welcome all athletes and all guests of the Olympics," Putin told …

Cook Yourself Damn-Good Stew This Season

Or daube, or whatever you want to call it, because thanks to the polar vortex, we need it now<p><i>>> RELATED: A Delicious Beef Stew With Ale Recipe</i><p><b>It being cold,</b> me being fat, and meat being as good as it is, the thought has occurred to me more than once lately that I ought to make a heavy stew. After …

Youth suicide risk doesn’t differ between antidepressants

For the past decade, parents and health care professionals have worried that children and adolescents treated with antidepressant medications might …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

Utah Marriages Of Same-Sex Couples "On Hold" Pending Appeal, Governor's Office Says

WASHINGTON — The Utah governor's office has told state agencies not to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples that were granted in the two weeks during which same-sex couples could marry in the state.<p>The letter, sent Tuesday from Gov. Bob Herbert's chief of staff, was released Wednesday …

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