Craig Robinson

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Here's the real reason why the US men's soccer team didn't qualify for the 2018 World Cup

Maybe the problem isn't up top; maybe the problem is the tightly controlled youth soccer scene. We're focused on practice when we should be playing.<p>As soccer's 2018 World Cup winds down, there is no American men’s team in the finals — or even the tournament. For all of America’s wealth and …

American Soccer

The Pareto Principle: How To Use The 80/20 Rule To Retire Earlier

One way to give your retirement planning a boost is to take actions that drive the greatest financial results.<p>Apply the Pareto Principle — the 80/20 rule — to your money. The Pareto Principle was founded by Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist in 1896. Pareto, an amateur gardener, found that most …

Personal Finance

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

Self-help

Did Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa Score the Best Goal of the World Cup?

The 2018 World Cup has spoiled us with great goals. Nacho’s volley. Ronaldo’s free kick. Modrić’s curler. Add to that list Ahmed Musa’s first goal …

Cirque du Soleil

The 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In California

California dreamin' hard.<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains, or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations. Who's down for a road trip?!

California

Insider’s Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

Visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a trip into the land of giants. The parks are home to some of the largest trees in the world …

National Parks

The Nitty-Gritty: Racing the Carson City Off-Road

The Carson City Off-Road delivers with a massive 52-mile course and some stellar views of Lake Tahoe and Marlette LakeRead the full article at The …

The clubs Brooks Koepka used to win the U.S. Open (again)

Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open not through brute strength, but with a pretty snazzy display of short-game skills over the final nine at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club to become just the seventh player to win back-to-back U.S. Opens (Willie Anderson won three straight), taking the trophy by two shots …

When Nature Runs Wild, the Results Can Be Spectacular

Book Talk<p>So-called rewilding involves taking a hands-off approach to the land and letting natural processes happen.<p>In a sleepy corner of southern England, a revolution is taking place. For centuries, Knepp Castle’s 3,500-acre estate was devoted to intensive arable and dairy farming. But in 2001, …

rewilding

How Classic Rock Turned Into a Film Noir Nightmare

The stars of classic rock lived hard and made music that mattered, but in the end, the romance of the road couldn’t save them or make them …

Patton Oswalt Shares Anthony Bourdain's Brutally Honest Email About Eating In Paris

The comedian said friends put together a list of Paris tips for his honeymoon. Then he sent that list to Anthony Bourdain.<p>Anthony Bourdain was loved and celebrated for his blunt way with words, and comedian Patton Oswalt shared an email Sunday that captured the late chef’s uncompromising spirit …

Anthony Bourdain

USC’s 4x400 relay comeback is one of the best you’ll ever see

How did they win this?!<p>The USC women’s 4x400m relay featured one of the greatest comebacks you’ll ever see, in any sport. The video is four minutes long, which helps build the suspense — but skip ahead to around 3:15 if you’re the impatient type.<p>Let’s set the scene here: Entering the final event of …

USC

How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed …

Anthropology

Mike Kerrigan: I thought I had enough friends, then a stranger did this on my flight home

John Lennon said life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. It’s taken me only 47 years, but I am beginning to understand what he meant.<p>Into my early forties I was busy planning every detail of my life. This now, that later. I wrote the script and starred in the production. …

U.S. Army

The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop’s Weirdest Year

98<p>The Foo Fighters, “Walking After You”<p>A lost Dave Grohl classic – “Walking After You” should not be confused with “Walk,” not to be confused with …

Music

Sea level rise is pushing coastal property owners to move to higher ground

<b>(CNN) —</b> Despite the apocalyptic drumbeat from climate scientists, most Americans remain skeptical that climate change is the "most urgent threat facing our entire species," as actor Leonardo DiCaprio argues. According to a 2017 Yale poll, only 20% of Americans were "very worried" about global …

Climate Change

Funniest Wild Animal Photos Of The 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Some seem to be having a whale of a time. Others, grinning for the camera, or caught in “gotcha” embarrassing moment. Yet, although they all seem so “human,” they are wild animals immortalized in photos for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>A demure lemur covering its mouth in surprise, a …

Nature Photography

FIFA World Cup 2018: Complete schedule of games, how to watch

The 2018 World Cup — the 21st edition of the international soccer tournament — will be held in Russia. This is the first time that the tournament will be held in Russia.<p>A total of 32 teams will be competing, with the group stage set for June 14-June 28, Round of 16 from June 30-July 3, …

Costa Rica

Extra: Jack Welch Full Interview

(Photo: Hamilton83/Wikimedia Commons)What follows is a conversation with Jack Welch, the legendary former C.E.O. of General Electric. It was recorded …

Draymond Green should have been called for foul, lane violation, league says

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The NBA's "Last Two Minute Report" for Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday revealed two infractions that should have been called on …

'I’m nothing but compost’: Bill Murray on good friends, bad bosses and Harvey Weinstein

The last time I met Bill Murray things got rather physical rather quickly. It was the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party and I was about to leave, bloated with celebrity sightings and starting to suffer from indigestion. But as I walked out I saw a man arrive who made me turn around and go right back in.<p>…

Bill Murray

Why You Shouldn't Kill Spiders, According to Entomology

You might as well just live-and-let-live.<p>I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.<p>Why? …

Insects

Battle in the sky: Bald eagle and fox

There is no question that bald eagles are skilled hunters. They can spot a fish from a mile away and fly to it in under a minute.But they’re also …

6 oddly mesmerizing live videos of lava gushing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

Like moths to a flame, humans are frequently most attracted to what we know is dangerous. And there is no better example of this than the strange, …

Bishop Michael Curry just stole the show with his sermon at the Royal Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan were all but upstaged by the Episcopal priest’s fiery sermon.<p>Much has been written about every aspect of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. Her modern Givenchy dress, her mother’s natural hair, the presence of a gospel choir, have all received columns (and screen …

Small Nevada businesses struggle to find qualified candidates

19 horror movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From creature features to zombie apocalypses to straight-up slashers<p>The only thing worse than finding yourself trapped in a shadowy house with a knife-wielding serial killer is finding yourself trapped in the endless scroll of Netflix’s horror movie selection. “Violent movies”? “Ominous movies”? …

Horror

The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting

On another terrible day, I hate to introduce even more pessimism, but when we discuss mass shootings, one of the first questions we ask is the …

Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice

Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet.<p>On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected senators who claimed to …

Ancient History