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10 Books For Kids Who Hate Reading

In <i>Absolutely Almost</i> [Philomel, $16.99], my most recent children's novel, nothing pains struggling reader Albie more than attempting to plow through the copy of Johnny Tremain that his well-meaning mother has thrust at him. ("If I tried to read Johnny Treeface again," he worries at one point, "it …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

There’s Even More Sugar In Soda Than You Think

Sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, dextrose—can you tell the difference? Probably not, even if you’re a careful reader of food labels. Unlike fats, …

Diabetes

Where Are They Now: The Cast Of Napoleon Dynamite

It’s been a full decade since the world was introduced to the awkward awesomeness that is Napoleon Dynamite and his sweet dance moves. Few low-budget indie comedies rise as quickly to cult status as <i>Napoleon Dynamite</i> did in 2004. I was well out of high school at the time of the movie’s release, but …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jun<p>17<p>Sun<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>20<p>Wed<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>22<p>Fri<p>Back to Black: Tribute to Amy Winehouserevival of the entire 2006 …

Scientists confirm existence of elusive 117th element

After four years of painstaking research, the discovery of the periodic table's 117th element has been confirmed. Element 117, otherwise known as ununseptium, was originally discovered back in 2010 by a group of American and Russian physicists with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). …

A Reckless pooch, a brutal storm ... and a happy ending

When Chuck and Elicia James ventured to their local animal shelter to adopt a dog, they expected to meet a new member of their family. Instead they found themselves reunited with their long lost canine.<p>The James' had not seen Reckless, a brown and white terrier-pitbull mix, since he went missing …

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No. 1 Raleigh, NC

Home base of the North Carolina State Wolfpack is one of America’s fastest growing cities of recent years, with an economic base led by banking and finance that’s pushed income levels into the upper third of America’s largest metro areas. Area public schools are generally strong, and crime is low.

Homebase

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Are Being Delivered By Parachute, And We Couldn't Be Happier

New Yorkers, forget that cupcake ATM, parachuting grilled cheese sandwiches are coming to the Big Apple.<p>Australian eatery Jafflechutes -- a riff on "jaffle" the Aussie term for grilled cheese -- came up with the alternative delivery system in 2013. Now, after a successful crowd-funding campaign …

AMC 'The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 1 Premiere: Andrew Lincoln, Robert Kirkman and More Reveal Next Season's Characters, Twists and Terminus Secrets

After a gruesome and suspenseful season 4 finale, The Walking Dead better have some amazing things planned for season 5.<p>According to Mirror, episode …

Surprising Science Experiment Backs 5-Second Rule For Dropped Food

If you’ve ever consumed food after dropping it on floor and then wondered what sorts of diseases you might be contracting, here’s a new study that may put your mind at ease (or not). New research out of Aston University in the U.K. finds that there may be some truth to the old wives’ tale, often …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Hot Springs

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #62

Wildlife<p>Screamers, rollers, flycatchers, cock-on-the-rock, white-eyes, bee-eaters and sunbirds. Sounds like kinds of people that enjoy roller-coasters?! We need to do everything we can to make sure that our children get to see, hear and photograph birds in the wild. Everywhere we go birds are the …

50 Greatest ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketches of All Time

50. Supreme Court Spot Check<p><b>Original Airdate:</b> April 17th, 1976<p>When NBC's beautifully named network censor Herminio Traviesas first heard about this …

Comedy

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

12-year-old chef 'living her dream' helping kids eat healthy

Most kids can’t even spell “quinoa,” let alone cook it; but most kids aren’t 12-year-old Haile Thomas. The Tucson, Ariz., native blew TODAY away Tuesday morning with her absolutely delicious black bean and corn quinoa salad with garlic shrimp and avocado, a dish she recently cooked up for first …

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Better Public Health Outcomes, and Zombies

In conclusion, zombies are awesome, and can be used as a thought experiment to probe the ethical dimensions of public health responses to disease outbreaks.<p>Perhaps the public's obsession with zombies can be refracted from horror movies and towards health issues, suggests a new paper in the journal</i> …

Associated Press News

Good News! The Zombie Apocalypse Of ‘The Walking Dead’ May Be Coming To Your Hometown!

<i>Uh, looks fun?</i><p>Hey, when watching <i>The Walking Dead</i> or reading the comics, having you ever caught yourself thinking that eking out a violent existence in a zombie-infested wasteland might be kind of fun? Well then, I’ve got some good news for you, you <i>psycho</i> — <i>The Walking Dead Escape</i> is going on</i> …

Police Are Investigating 'Walking Dead' Zombie Prank In NYC

Last week, ahead of the season 4 return of "The Walking Dead," AMC released video of a zombie prank in NYC.<p>The video shows a group of people-turned-zombies hiding under subway grates waiting to scare unsuspecting passersby.<p>According to local news outlet WPIX, the video is under investigation …

Hosier Lane Mural by Shane Sterry

Thousands of Americans sign petition asking for Justin Bieber to be deported

Almost 50,000 Americans have signed an online petition asking for Justin Bieber to be deported. With Bieber's increasing controversies and his recent drag-race arrest, signatories are asking the White House for the California denizen to be sent back to Canada.<p>"We the people of the United States …

90 Farting Cows Start Fire in Germany

This is what happens when you put too many well-fed cows in one shed. Maybe it was cold outside, but close quarters do not stop cows from farting. …