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Dubai to build world's largest indoor ski slope (again)

The desert city where temperatures can reach more than 40C as ambitions plans to build the biggest indoor ski slope the world has ever seen<p>Dubai, the Gulf emirate best known for its extravagant projects and scorching temperatures, announced Tuesday it would build the world's largest indoor ski …

Skiing

This Is Why People Are So Upset Over AP U.S. History's Revised Curriculum

"I'm sorry, but the changes to #APUSH are ludicrous," one critic tweeted.<p>AP U.S. history is a notoriously difficult class, but students knew they were at least getting an invaluable education. Now? Maybe not so much. The College Board, the company behind the Advanced Placement courses for American …

Is Your Boyfriend Toxic? Answer These 10 Questions

Sometimes we don't know whether we're in a bad relationship or not.<p>Maybe our parents had a very similar relationship to the one we're having now. (Right up until their divorce.)<p>Maybe we think the difficulties in our relationship stem from us and all of <i>our</i> issues.<p>(Because isn't our man always …

Relationships

These are the lies people tell to get an upgrade to first class

Economy leg room is getting smaller — and the tales people tell to get an upgrade are getting taller.<p>Free upgrades are harder to come by these days, …

Cabin Crew

Japanese singles are posting strange photos on their online dating profiles

In the face of a serious population decline, the country hasn't got a clue when it comes to online dating.<p>According to a 2012 report by Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, the number of Japanese people will fall from 127 million to around 87 million by 2060.<p>To add …

Online Dating

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Personal Finance

An exercise scientist told us the biggest mistake people make when they decide to eat healthy

No matter what diet you pick, the problem remains the same: Eventually, it ends.<p>Research shows that the vast majority of people who diet to lose weight end up gaining back some or all of the weight they lost, typically within a few years. And most of us who try lifestyle changes like cutting carbs …

Fitness

In kids, picky eating may be warning sign for mental health problems

Children who are picky eaters may have bigger problems than a lack of a well-balanced diet. A new study finds that kids who make a habit of shunning certain foods are more likely to have symptoms of depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.<p>To be counted as picky eaters, children had to …

Space crab? Mars object in NASA pics totally thrills red planet fans

“Spider”, “Alien”, “John Carter”, “awesome Martian space crab” – these are a few suggestions by social media users who apparently thoroughly studied …

Lawyer: Tennessee shooter's uncle detained in Jordan

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites, a lawyer said Tuesday.<p>Abed al-Kader Ahmad al-Khateeb told The Associated Press that he was barred from seeing his client …

Law Enforcement

Outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag killed in Miss. car crash

Anthony Hervey was on his way home to Oxford, Miss., when the car carrying him and fellow activist Arlene Barnum swerved off the road and flipped over several times.<p>Hervey, 49, was killed in the crash Sunday, which also landed 60-year-old Barnum in the hospital. And several details of the wreck …

Rights & Freedoms

Alien ‘Super-Earth’ Planets Spotted Around Nearby Star

Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star.<p>The researchers said the newfound exoplanets, known as HD 7924c and HD 7924d, are "super-Earths" with masses about 7.9 and 6.4 times greater, respectively, than that of our home planet. The planets orbit …

Universe

Could a 'super-Earth' be even more habitable than our own planet?

There's reason to believe that other planets might be better for supporting life as we know it, and they might not even be that far off, cosmically speaking.<p>It's popular to talk about how wonderful, beautiful and rare a treasure our planet is; I certainly say such things all the time, and many …

Science

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Pluto mission: NASA's New Horizons 'phones home' after blackout

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

Solar System

The curious truth about belly button fluff

Some people have belly buttons devoid of fluff – while others must clean lint out of theirs every day. Jason G Goldman discovers why the fuzz is strong with some…<p>There are two crucial things you need to know about the lint that forms inside of belly buttons. The first is that it's referred to more …

Habitats

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

Happiness

This sentence explains the striking importance that income inequality has for the economy

The FT described it as "an epic analysis of the roots and consequences of inequality."<p>It was a controversial book largely because it basically argues that the modern capitalist system is causing rising inequality.<p>But, in an IMF report released overnight Piketty gets all the support he needs from …

Economics

What to Eat to Build Muscle and Lose Fat - 10 Super Foods to Help You

If you are training hard at the gym then you may as well turn your hard earned efforts into maximum results. You can do this by ensuring you eat the …

What happened to the women who graduated from IITs in the 90s?

Last year, India passed landmark legislation to fix the abysmal sex ratio in corporate boardrooms—all publicly traded companies needed to put at least one woman on their board. It was a radical law, given that about two-thirds of listed companies in the country had no woman on their boards in June …

India

Vulnerability made us human: how our early ancestors turned disability into advantage

A new evolutionary theory explains how critically small populations of early humans survived, despite an increased chance of hereditary disabilities …

Sci

Innovation

To lose weight, eating less tops exercising more

Exercise has many benefits, but there are problems with relying on it to control weight. First, it's just not true that Americans, in general, aren't …

This guy went to great lengths to prank airline passengers flying over his house

IF YOU LIVED below a busy flight path, you’d probably just have to grin and bear it.<p>Not this guy, though.<p>Living just beside the airport in the US …

News (Ireland)

8 Daily Habits Of The Happiest People In The World

If only there was a machine that could measure the level of happiness and distinguish what affects it… Oh wait, there isn’t. And yet, in most cases, …

Eating chocolate gets another thumbs-up for heart attack, stroke prevention

More good news for chocoholics: New research has found that devoted consumers of chocolate -- including some who consume the equivalent of about two standard candy bars a day -- are 11% less likely than those who eat little to no chocolate to have heart attacks and strokes, and 25% less likely to …

Child sacrifice for wealth and power in Uganda

Sperito Bisekwa was angry. He accused the children of allowing their cows to eat his fodder and dragged them into a nearby forest. He attacked Kanani first. When the boy awoke he had a machete wound on his neck and his sister lay dead beside him.<p>"He grabbed me, strangled me and cut the back of my …

Africa