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Coolest Cooler: the small business that made millions overnight

The Kickstarter campaign raised $13m, shattering the crowdfunding site’s records. But is unexpected investment success a blessing or curse for startups?<p>As Americans fire up their barbecues for Independence Day and Britons swelter in record-breaking heat, people on both sides of the Atlantic may be …

Crowd Funding

Yangtze ship disaster: 331 confirmed dead

<b>The death toll from the Chinese ferry disaster now stands at 396, the authorities say, as emergency workers search the vessel in the Yangtze River.</b><p>The ship, the Eastern Star, capsized in a storm on Monday and was turned upright in an operation on Friday.<p>Just 14 of the 456 passengers and crew are …

China

Separating Fact from Fiction: 5 Most Common Marijuana Myths

No other plant in the history of mankind has been given nearly as much attention as marijuana. Considered by many a panacea for most of the body and …

Standards open College Football Hall of Fame to heroes, rogues

Sometimes it is tough to believe who is already in the College Football Hall of Fame and -- more notably -- who is not.<p>Joe Montana can never be in …

10 Places You Must Visit With Your Kids

<i>Molokai's Halawa Bay in Hawaii (Courtesy Hawaii Tourism Authority)</i><p>With just eighteen summer holidays to look forward to as parents, it's important to think very carefully about where you're going to spend each one. It may be easy to spend your family vacation in your beach home or at the local …

National Parks

The 12 Best Views in America To Drink From

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Appalachia to the Rockies, the best places in the US to drink with a view.<p>The view from the top of the new One World Trade is a good one. But the line for it is a bummer. The top of Pike's Peak has a <i>really</i> good view, too, but there's that whole climbing part. …

Staten Island

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing