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College athletes' plan to unionize attacked by NCAA

College athletes are planning to break years of tradition and form a trade union.<p>Football players at Northwestern University have filed an application with the National Labor Relations Board, the federal statutory body that recognizes groups that seek collective bargaining rights.<p>Ramogi Huma, …

How It Should Have Ended Imagines A Friendlier Finale To ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’

Of course the <i>real</i> answer to the question, “How should <i>The Desolation of Smaug</i> have ended?” is “<i>With</i> <i>the end of the goddamn story</i> because there’s no way The Hobbit needed to be three, three-hour movies.”<p>Buuut what the hell, let’s play along with the <i>How It Should Have Ended</i> folks, who imagine a Middle …

Amsterdam community project pays alcoholics with beer to clean streets

A group of alcoholics has been hired to clean the streets of Amsterdam.<p>In return for a day’s work, they’re paid 10 euros, one hot meal, half a packet of cigarettes and five cans of beer.<p>Many of the men have lost careers and marriages to alcohol addiction and are happy to find some companionship and …

How Every Pixar Movie Is Connected

Eating Healthy Just Got Easy With These 20 Recipes (PHOTOS)

Unless you've lost use of your taste buds, you understand the dilemma of eating healthy. With all the french fries, brownies and pizza in the world, how can we ever be expected to eat a salad?! Honesty, it can sometimes feel like a waste of stomach space.<p>But because making the smart decision …

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Tormented over their looks? Bullied teens seek free plastic surgery from a NYC nonprofit

A nonprofit in New York has an admirable mission: to provide free plastic surgery for low-income children who have facial deformities. Some of the kids who apply to the Little Baby Face Foundation do so because they are being teased over their looks. But is plastic surgery a smart way to help …

Communication Skills

Rupert Grint: 'If anything will make you not do drugs…'

Former Harry Potter star Rupert Grint on making his stage debut as a Soho dealer and watching Shia LeBeouf drop acid<p>Rupert Grint's dressing table is piled high with throat lozenges and manuka honey. On stage for eight performances a week in Jez Butterworth's <i>Mojo</i>, his voice is suffering: "I've had …

The Complete Menu Plan for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

A complete, one-page resource for the entire 2014 Food Lover's Cleanse menu plan, including over 50 recipes for healthy delicious meals, snacks, and drinks.<p></head>#### DAY:<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<br>• 6<br>• 7<br>• 8<br>• 9<br>• 10<br>• 11<br>• 12<br>• 13<br>• 14<p>➤ The Pantry: Recipes Used Throughout the Cleanse<p>➤ Low-Alcohol Cocktails<p>➤ Complete Cleanse Recipe PDF<p>➤ …

Healthy Eating

Spicy Pork and Mustard Green Soup

4 Servings<p>It might look like a lot when the greens are raw, but add them all anyway. They’ll quickly wilt down to a silky texture.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ pound ground pork<p>2 cloves garlic finely chopped<p>2 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger<p>1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed<p>¾ teaspoon …

Soysauce

29 Healthy Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Here's to the kind of New Year's resolutions that don't make you want to stab yourself with a celery stick.

Cooking

Julian Assange Gave A Very Peculiar Response When He Was Asked About 'Getting Snowden Out Of The US'

WikiLeaks has been credited with helping Snowden escape extradition to the U.S. after the 30-year-old left Hawaii with at least hundreds of thousands of classified NSA files and flew to Hong Kong on May 20.<p>At the CCC conference on Dec. 29, Assange said that "WikiLeaks was able to rescue Edward …

Surveillance

McCain, Graham blast Obama for Al Qaeda-related takeover of Fallujah, call situation 'predictable'

Republican senators on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for Al Qaeda affiliates over-running parts of Iraq, including the city of Fallujah, which the United States secured before President Obama removed all U.S. forces from that country in 2011.<p>Sen. John McCain, Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, …

Google to a trillion, Buffett's five-year miss and beware the animal spirits - Need to Know - MarketWatch

Reuters<p>The New Year got off to a decidedly frigid start on Wall Street Thursday, both on the yellow-snow-covered streets and in the trading pits.<p>Not …

Ben & Jerry's Nails Marijuana Marketing In One Delicious Tweet

Add this to the list of reasons we love Ben & Jerry's:

Kanye West's Most Quotable Moments of 2013

Kanye West rarely holds back in interviews, and this year was no different. The outspoken <i>Yeezus</i> rapper made some bold statements in 2013, praising …

More Congressmen Say They're Open To Clemency Deal To Bring Edward Snowden Back To U.S.

"I've come to the conclusion that he's more of a whistle-blower than a villain," said Rep. Jim McGovern.<p>WASHINGTON — A few members of Congress are now saying they believe the government should attempt to work out a deal to return Edward Snowden to the United States.<p>The National Security Agency's …

Bill Belichick Explains Why The NFL Should Make Extra Points Harder

SI's Peter King wrote that kickers had become too good at field goals, and called the extra point "the biggest waste of time in sports."<p>The anti-extra point argument is simple: extra points are boring because kickers almost always make them, which isn't how it used to be.<p>It's a modern, fairly new …

NFL

NFL Punter Chris Kluwe Says He was Driven Out of Football for Supporting Gay Marriage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Former Minnesota Viking punter Chris Kluwe has been an outspoken advocate of same-sex marriage over …

Drones of the Future Will Make Own Decisions

Drones will eventually be equipped with stronger chemical weapons and able to make their own decisions, according to a new report from the U.S. …