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Mystery Solved: This Is The Monster That Ate That Great White Shark

It wasn't the Kraken. It wasn't Godzilla. And it wasn't even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 2.7m great …

The Single Best Commencement Speech Of 2014

It’s commencement speech season again, when, as Bloomberg notes, lots of important people say lots of wise things to freshly minted graduates. While …

The Secret History of the 2nd Amendment

Michael Waldman’s history of the most ambiguous part of the Bill of Rights covers 200 years of uneventful jurisprudence. Then in 2008, everything …

What Killed Google+ And What Can Save It

The demise of Google+ is a cautionary tale of rivalry, missed opportunity, and of course, drunk geeks waltzing. (…I’ll explain.)<p>As an active user of Google+ and casual clairvoyant of Google’s strategy, it’s no surprise that you’re almost as likely to be bodyboarding with Gisele Bündchen as reading …

The Flow Of Golf: How Improving Your Golf Game Can Significantly Improve Your Business

*This post has been co-authored with Dr. Gio Valiante, Rollins University high-performance psychologist, author, ”mental game” consultant to the Golf Channel and Golf Digest, and a consultant to many of the world’s greatest golfers, including Justin Rose, Camilo Villegas, and Bryce Molder.<p>As of …

Command Center Stage: 10 Tips for Powerful Presentations

Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. But generating great ideas is one thing – the ability to persuasively share and sell those ideas is quite another. In an age of constant distractions and shrinking attention spans, giving a truly powerful presentation is an art few truly master. Yet it’s …

The Coming Clinton Economic Boom

<i>This story originally appeared on ozy.com It has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>By Sean Braswell<p>Hillary Clinton should thank Barack Obama for beating her in 2008. Every day.<p>Not only does the former first lady and U.S. Secretary of State appear as well-positioned as any candidate to capture the …

Midterm Republican victories in Congress have them worried

Conservatives should be in a good mood. Their party is poised to gain a majority in both houses of Congress this fall. History and polls are both in …

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Delivered dailyThe Morning Headlines Newsletter<p>Subscribe<p>The Toronto Star and thestar.com, each property of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, One Yonge …

Why getting fit gets easier on a good night’s sleep

Health Advisor <i>is a regular column where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health.<p>A couple of years ago I had the bad luck to catch a virus that my two year old daughter picked up at her daycare. Thankfully she only …

Sleep

Ukrainian Girl's Video Goes Viral On YouTube

Here's How The World's Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days

Alas, there are but 24 hours in a day.<p>And when you have a seemingly insurmountable load of work, it can be a quite a challenge to even know where to start. But remember that history's most legendary figures -- from Beethoven to Beyonce -- had just as little (or just as much) time as you have.<p>Using …

Is Hillary Clinton too old to be president?

Does age matter when it comes to who occupies the White House? That’s a question that could be asked with more frequency should Hillary Clinton …

Government

A high white vote has Obama worried about Democrats in the 2014 midterms.

Earlier this week, in one of the "watch out below" speeches an increasingly embattled President Obama has to give, he warned his party that Democrats …

Paul Ryan Gets An Earful From Constituent Who Will Save Hundreds Under Obamacare

RACINE, Wisconsin — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been one of the primary architects of the GOP’s ongoing crusade to repeal and replace Obamacare. Most …

Israeli jets hit Gaza after heavy rocket fire

Israeli fighter jets have hit a number of targets in the Gaza Strip in response to heavy Palestinian rocket fire into Israel earlier, Palestinian witnesses say.<p>On Wednesday night, aircraft hit bases of the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers and the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, Al-Quds Brigades, …

Residents refuse to surrender high-capacity magazines as ban begins in California town

Gun rights advocates in two California cities are fighting back against recently passed legislation that restricts residents from possessing …

The Pentagon's war on words

President Barack Obama makes no bones about it.<p>He calls the treatment of hunger-striking prisoners at Guantanamo “force-feeding”.<p>But in a just declassified Pentagon document, many of the detainees are described as engaging in “long term non-religious fasting”.<p>It’s the latest linguistic leavening …

Human Rights

Let's Not Yield to Putin on the Truth

On the subject of the Ukrainian crisis and the possible kidnapping of Crimea by the Russian Federation, we have been hearing two very strange arguments that are in urgent need of rebuttal:<p>1. Why should the Crimeans be denied the right to decide their fate? If they feel they are the Russians' …

Mike Huckabee on how to run against female candidates: Treat them like a “special treasure.”

Mike Huckabee has some important ideas about how to run against female candidates, which is very different from running against ordinary human people …

Snowden: The NSA Is Setting Fire To The Future Of The Internet

Today at the SXSW conference, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden joined the event digitally to speak about mass surveillance. Since his revelations began to spill last summer, Snowden has been a lightning rod for discussion regarding the proper role of government, and how we handle privacy as a …

Who will live to be over 100?

Centenarians like world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, who is 116 on March 5, epitomize our fears about growing old, says aging researcher Avi Roy<p>On …

Sears Employee Fired After Racist Remark Caught On Video (UPDATE)

The employee was reportedly fired late Monday, having earlier been suspended.<p><i>Original story follows below</i><p>Sears Canada says it has suspended an …

Mayor Rob Ford makes Mardi Gras debut in parade float

Mayor Rob Ford made his Mardi Gras debut front and centre Friday night as the subject of a parade float in New Orleans.<p>Ford’s float in the Le Krewe …

Mont Saint Michel at night

Karl Rove's Network Lurks Behind Local Kentucky Groups Backing Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON -- Steven Law, the head of the Crossroads groups founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove, has declared that reelecting Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this year is a top priority. It's paramount to Crossroads' 2014 efforts to win back GOP control of the Senate and fight off the insurgent …

Breathtaking Footage Captured From GoPro Camera Attached to Pelican’s Beak

A new video uploaded to the Internet Thursday shows incredible GoPro footage of a pelican taking its first flight after being abandoned by his parents in a storm.<p>“Abandoned by his flock, Bigbird the pelican stumbled ashore after a storm and was taken in by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in …

WATCH: Colbert Delivers Keynote at Controversial RSA Security Conference

<b>Stephen Colbert</b> delivered the closing keynote address at the 2014 RSA computer security conference Friday night, using humor to address the many …