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One of the US' greatest mysteries

Atop a desolate hill in a small US town are the Georgia Guidestones: an eerie 19ft tall granite monument with a post-apocalyptic message for the world.<p>The drone of the man’s oak didgeridoo reverberated off the granite. “Not that I know when Doomsday is,” he said, parting his lips from the …

Indigenous Australians

WATCH: Blackhawks' Patrick Kane is having a really good summer

Patrick Kane is certainly enjoying himself this summer following the third Stanley Cup victory of his career.<p>How’s your summer going? Probably not as …

Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

Ranking the 10 Greatest NHL Draft Steals of the Last 10 Years

NHL teams are setting their final lists and tweaking them as the 2015 NHL draft draws near. A lot of work goes into each year's list, and a lot of luck goes into getting things right.<p>The top of the draft this year is set, with few differences likely across the 30 teams. After the top 10, things …

Jon Cooper and that time he told his players to murder a bat

CHICAGO – Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper is the kind of head coach that inspires confidence in his players. Do what he says, and find success. …

Five Fabulous National Parks to Visit This Summer

The summer is almost here and if you haven't booked any getaways yet, now is the time. Personally I choose my destinations based on a combination of three factors: things to see or do, places to stay at, and weather at the time of travel.<p>I keep a running list of sightseeing goals, hotels I want to …

National Parks

ETA for Every NHL Team to Contend for the Stanley Cup

With the battle between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning for the Stanley Cup on centre stage, the 28 other NHL teams are plotting their own routes to a championship.<p>Some are older clubs in need of extensive renovations or younger clubs still years away from seriously contending. There …

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Ones to watch: Predicting the Fortune 500 of 2025

The <i>Fortune</i> 500, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies, has been in a constant state of flux since the first one was published in 1955. …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

The 50 Most Overpriced Hospitals in the United States

Spoiler alert: They’re not the best hospitals in the country. Is your nearest emergency room on this list?<p>If you had to guess the priciest hospital in the country, what would it be? The Mayo Clinic? Sloan Kettering? Some renowned urban institution that’s highly ranked by <i>U.S. News & World …

How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

Blackhawks vs. Lightning: Complete Guide to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final

Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks reached the 2015 Stanley Cup Final by exorcising some minor demons in the conference finals.<p>The Tampa Bay Lightning accomplished something no team had ever done previously—win a Game 7 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Four …

Get flu shot or wear mask, Saskatchewan health workers told

Health-care workers in Saskatchewan will face an ultimatum this upcoming flu season: Get a flu shot or wear a mask while caring for patients.<p>Health Minister Dustin Duncan says patient safety is the top priority and everyone needs to take steps that minimize the risk of illness spreading in health …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

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Blackhawks dynamic duo of Kane, Toews reach cusp of greatness

As is the modern-day custom, the cap proclaiming the Chicago Blackhawks as Western Conference champions was perched jauntily on Patrick Kane's head.<p>This was Saturday night, minutes after the Blackhawks had advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the third time in six years, Kane setting up three …

From Party Boy to Poster Boy: How Patrick Kane Became Hockey's All-American Hero

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane hasn't had one of his infamous incidents off the ice in three years. But that doesn't stop NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, whose job is to worry about the league's image, from getting a little jumpy at the mention of his name.<p>Kane is the NHL's most recognizable American star, …

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound<p>I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an …

Wild won't wilt so Blackhawks better develop killer instinct quickly

On the giant scoreboard inside the United Center during the first period of the Blackhawks' 4-3 victory over the Wild on Friday night, the image of former Hawks center Michal Handzus appeared.<p>The home crowd of 21,851 roared at the sight. Maybe the Wild also noticed the sturdy, studious-looking man …

Ice Hockey

12 signs you’ve been away from California for too long

1. You wish there were other people beside you who said things like “super awesome,” “hella,” and “sweet, dude.”<p>Like any place, California has its …

AJ Hawk Released by Packers: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Green Bay Packers released veteran inside linebacker A.J. Hawk on Wednesday.<p>The Packers announced the move on their official website and provided comments from general manager Ted Thompson:<p>A.J. is a consummate Packer and we are grateful for all that he has given and how he represented the …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Seattle's comeback still hard for everyone to fathom

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.<p>Even for those directly involved in Seattle's stunning comeback to win the NFC title.<p>"A little bit," said wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, who caught the winning …

How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Employment

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward …

Catfight! Readers Argue Over Fate of Free-Roaming Felines

More than 300 people weigh in on how to handle feral cats.<p><i>Update: Ted Williams</i> <i>issued an apology March 26 on the</i> Audubon Magazine <i>website</i><i>, calling his op-ed on feral cats "bad journalism and bad judgment." The same day,</i> Audubon President David Yarnold announced <i>that Williams would begin writing for</i> …