Alex Lumsden

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Can you spell rivalry? Family dynasties fuel competition, intrigue at spelling bee

BERRYVILLE, Va. — The Estep kids all remember the words they spelled correctly to land a coveted spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.<p>Marissa, 22, who went to the national bee twice, made it in 2004 with <i>manicotti.</i> Sam, 17, a three-time contestant, advanced in 2010 with <i>dromomania</i> (an …

Clarke lauds great Aussie turnaround

Mavericks Invitational in Pictures

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Hundreds of people are hoping to break a world record for lining up the most inflatable pluggers, at Cottesloe Beach in Perth. ABC's Courtney Bembridge took this photo. You can share your snaps from today by using #ozdayabc here, or on Twitter and Instagram.