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How to Make Your Own Refreshing Summer Shandy At Home

Skip the sugary stuff and mix these refreshing concoctions instead<p>Germans discovered a big summertime secret way before Americans did. In the 1920s, beer-drinking cyclists in Munich started mixing light lagers with equal parts lemonade, and found that the resulting combination—dubbed the …

Cities begin to challenge a bedrock of justice: They’re paying criminals not to kill

RICHMOND, Calif. — The odds were good that Lonnie Holmes, 21, would be the next person to kill or be killed in this working-class suburb north of San Francisco.<p>Four of his cousins had died in shootings. He was a passenger in a car involved in a drive-by shooting, police said. And he was arrested …

City Halls

Army Mom Text Messages: Contacts Chain of Command | Article

A self-labeled “Army Mom” will soon found out that her helicopter parenting should have ended when her son joined the military. Mad that her son …

The man who was caged in a zoo | Pamela Newkirk

In 1904, Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us<p>The black clergymen who had been summoned to Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church for an emergency meeting on the …

Diminutive

Adam LaRoche quit on teammates, so deal with it and play ball

<b>Why were White Sox players</b> so rabidly defending Adam LaRoche when he was the one who walked out on them?<p>I mean, he’d rather quit than try to win. He’d rather quit on his teammates than try to win the World Series with them.<p>Reports had it that perennial Cy Young candidate Chris Sale led a loud, …

Baseball

The Set from the 1980 Popeye Reboot Is Now a Quaint Vacation Destination

They never tore it down.<p>Usually after a movie is done being filmed, the elaborate and expensive set is torn down or abandoned entirely like a Hollywood graveyard. But the leftovers from the 1980 live-version of <i>Popeye</i>, directed by Robert Altman and starring Robin Williams, is far from forgotten—it's …

22 Startling Images Depict Life for Disney Characters in the Modern World

It’s easy to fall in love with animated characters and their created personas. Who doesn’t want to believe in a world with magic and ‘happily ever …

Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Fight With the FBI

The day after the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., where Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot to death 14 people and wounded 22 others at a …

Privacy

Who Killed 2Pac and Biggie? A New Documentary May Have the Answer

“One hundred percent,” responds the lead investigator behind the task force commissioned by the city of L.A. to unravel the murder mysteries. No …

The actor who played Borat just nailed this Apple product launch parody

BI Screenshot/Sony Pictures<p>Sacha Baron Cohen, a comedian best known for playing the clueless Borat, revealed a hilarious new persona on Tuesday: he …

Documentary explores serious consequences of sleep deprivation

In parts of sleep, the brain is at least as active and maybe more active than it is during waking.- Robert Stickgold , cognitive neuroscientist<p>As …

Sleep

It Now Costs $70K A Year To Attend USC

That’s right, $70,000. Well, technically $70,062 if you’re a new student, as the University of Southern California has a $350 "New Student Fee." …

College & University

The Force Awakens' special effects are deconstructed in this brilliant documentary

It's more complicated than you assume<p>What does the Millenium Falcon look like? What shots of BB-8 were real, and which were computer-generated? How much of <i>Star Wars</i>: <i>The Force Awakens</i> actually exists, in some way, in real life?<p>I thought I knew the answers to most of these questions, but this …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Trump Says He Will Force Apple to Manufacture in the US Even Though That Makes Absolutely No Sense

GOP candidate and angry sweet potato Donald Trump claims he’ll be able to change Apple’s entire manufacturing system if he is elected president. I’ll …

Donald Trump

17 Compelling Facts About ‘Making a Murderer’

Following the success of <i>Serial</i> and <i>The Jinx</i>, in late 2015 Netflix released <i>Making a Murderer</i>, a documentary series that follows the at-times …

Crime

The personality profile of the nightmare worker

When you think of a 'toxic' coworker, what comes to mind? Is it someone who is constantly in a sour mood or has a bad attitude? Maybe it's someone …

15 Secrets of Apple Store Employees

Apple has 265 retail stores in the United States, employing roughly 100 people at each one. That’s a lot of Apple Store workers with stories to tell …

99 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

<b>1.</b> In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.<p><b>2.</b> …

18 realistic family photos. Because we know parenting isn't picture-perfect.

Family photographer Danielle Guenther gets the struggle that is parenting.<p>As a mom herself, she lives and loves the daily grind. Sure, she relishes …

10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't

Leadership isn't the same field that it was even a decade ago. Here's a map to the new landscape.<p>Like any other field, leadership goes through trends and changes--and if you want to be successful, you need to stay on top of them. Old-school leadership is just that, and what we do today is very …

Leadership

This Luke Skywalker Theory Destroys Everything You Thought You Knew About 'Star Wars'

One evening, while geeking out with my daughters I decided to share a theory I had with them about <i>Star Wars</i> -- specifically <i>Return of the Jedi</i>: Luke Skywalker turned to the Dark Side at the end of the trilogy.<p>I shared this story with them because I think my theory is reinforced by trailer for the …

Charles Koch’s Frankenstein problem: He created the Tea Party monster — and now he’s horrified with the results

The Koch network gave rise to the rabid right. But now Charles Koch wails about a “lack of substance and civility”<p>I’m a big fan of irony, which is why I enjoyed this Wall Street Journal profile of Charles Koch so much. In an interview with Patrick O’Connor, Charles – evidently the more diplomatic …

Company Creates Disney-Themed Bionic Prosthetic Hands for Young Amputees

As part of the Disney Accelerator program, powered by Techstars, the Open Bionics company created a wonderful line of Disney-themed bionic prosthetic …

Walt Disney Company

11 killer iPhone 6s tips everyone needs to know

Even though the iPhone 6s look identical to its predecessor, using the new smartphone is actually way different thanks to 3D Touch and the new Peek and Pop gestures that essentially provide wormholes to other apps. Getting up to speed with the new input method can take some time, so we’ve compiled …

Proof that L. Ron Hubbard Was the Most Awesome Human Being Ever

Just a few weeks after the Scientologists at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida experienced it for themselves, here it is: video from this …

These cocaine ads show how accessible drugs were in the 70s

The 70s was all about cocaine. Although the "glamorised" drug wasn’t legal in America, it didn’t stop the drug and tools for doing it being marketed in magazines or newspapers. Thanks to Netflix’s newest series <i>Narcos,</i> a drama about the life of world infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, fans of the …

This is why you eat more junk food when you're tired

It's well established that sleep, or a lack thereof, has a profound effect on your body composition.<p>Studies such as this one, which monitored thousands of Americans, have found that those who skimp on sleep tend to have a higher BMI (body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and …

Nutrition

I want to root for BYU, but I am worried a BYU player might punch me in the testicles

The Cougars are fun! But they're also dirty!<p>I should love BYU.<p>They've played two games. They've won two games on miraculous Hail Mary heaves.<p>They're led by freshman QB Tanner Mangum, who has proven to be an anthropomorphic Mormon trebuchet, capable of launching the ball accurately 50 yards …

A Contact Juggler Demonstrates His Impressive Skills With Manipulating Acrylic Balls

A contact juggler named AJ demonstrates his impressive skills with manipulating acrylic balls in a new video by Kuma Films. The balls appear to move …

Videography

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

University of Illinois