Charles Allen

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Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

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Masked troops on Ukrainian base as pro-Russian forces tighten Crimea grip

One moment Monday morning, a Ukrainian flag still was flying over a military base in Ukraine's Crimea region -- the base's commander reportedly kidnapped by pro-Russian troops the day before.<p>Later Monday, masked troops were at the base, and the Ukrainian flag was gone.<p>The bloodless incursion by …

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …

This is What's Inside the World's Fastest Car

The parts required to go 1000 miles per hour.<p>(<i>Rendering by Sinelab</i>)<p><b>a) Fin</b><p>It gives the car straight-line stability, but to do so the fin itself must be straight. The team aims for a maximum variance of 2 mm from top to bottom.<p><b>b) Upper Chassis</b><p>To withstand the stress of supporting the fin and jet …

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41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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TOTD: Is the 2014 Chevrolet SS a Modern Impala SS Replacement?

While the Impala name is currently used for Chevrolet’s largest front-drive sedan, the automaker has answered enthusiasts’ plea for a rear-drive sedan. Although the 2014 Chevrolet SS isn’t as big as the classic Impala models from the 1960s or even the 1994-1996 Impala SS, the new full-size sedan …