Mitchell Herndon

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First Children Are Smarter—but Why?

One mysterious finding—and seven theories<p>"Those born earlier perform better in school"—and according to a new study, it's because of the parents.<p>Moms and dads simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

Pop Culture

Holy Hell, Kanye West's Tour Merchandise Is Intense

But seriously, what did you expect?

Virgil Abloh

Paralyzed Man Finds Angry Note After Parking in Handicapped Spot

Matt Milstead, 36, parked his BMW in a handicapped spot before a playing a game of wheelchair rugby at the YMCA in Grand Rapids, Michigan. When he …

Social Security

Scott Adams Explains 'How To Fail At Almost Everything' (Except Dilbert)

Scott Adams has failed at a lot of things, from investments to inventions to computer programming. But he managed to turn his failure at office work into a giant success: a comic strip which follows a hapless, cubicle-bound engineer working for an unreasonable boss at a nameless company. <i>Dilbert</i>, …

Tim Tebow 'Discussed' By Rams With Sam Bradford Sidelined By ACL Injury: REPORTS

Cue the Tebowmania.<p>The St. Louis Rams may soon be in need of a starting quarterback and they "have discussed signing Tim Tebow," according to Mike Silver of NFL Network.<p>Silver responded to the original tweet citing his reporting from NFL: Around The League in order to make clear that it was …

The Most Popular Girls' Names, State by State, from 1960 to the Present

It’s like those animated maps showing the rise and fall of empires. A swarm of Jennifers consume the country, only for their star to fall and that of …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Christopher Boffoli's Tiny Worlds on Food

<i>Despite their best efforts, they never did manage to find Cecil’s lost wedding ring.</i><p>Christopher Boffoli’s little friends must have big appetites. At …

Baserunning is not exactly Prince Fielder's specialty

St Louis Cardinals head to the World Series after demolishing Dodgers 9-0

Cardinals claim National League Championship and will face Boston Red Sox or Detroit Tigers<p>The St Louis Cardinals booked their ticket to the World Series after a 9-0 destruction of the LA Dodgers to claim the National League Championship series 4-2.<p>The Cards advanced to their second World Series in …

Every Nation Is Number 1 at Something

And my own sweet land of liberty? We Americans lead the world in Nobel laureates and getting killed by lawnmowers. Yeehaw!<p>USA! USA! USA!<p>Doghouse …

Jon Lester Glove Flip Gets Jose Iglesias Out At First In ALCS Game 5 (GIF)

Red Sox ace Jon Lester couldn't cleanly field this bunt attempt by Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias but stuck with it and produced an unlikely highlight.<p>With the Red Sox holding a 4-0 lead over the Tigers in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the ALCS, Iglesias attempted reach base on a bunt. Lester …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Google Earth

Broncos' Peyton Manning Fools Everyone for First Rushing TD Since 2008

Link to Media<p>There is nothing that Peyton Manning can't do right now, and he picked up his first rushing touchdown in five years on Sunday.<p>With 19 passing touchdowns and zero interceptions, he is easily the front-runner to win his fifth MVP award. Coming out of a timeout, nobody, including the …

NFL

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

The definitive chart that shows why Twitter is not Facebook

Facebook and Twitter are the two services that jump immediately to mind when somebody says “social media.” But, as revealed in Twitter’s freshly filed IPO prospectus, the two companies couldn’t be more different when it comes to their financials and growth. (Oh, and Twitter doesn’t officially …

IPOs

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Cubes

30 Best International Players of All Time

Link to Media<p>Selecting the 30 greatest footballers from the long history of international football has resulted in a shortlist packed full of nothing but the most illustrious names.<p>Traditional powerhouses Brazil, Italy and Germany are heavily represented. World Cup success, though it is a major …

Soccer

30-40 Things That a Man Is Supposed to Own

These listicles are fairly common, but I came across two striking ones recently. First, at BuzzFeed (via Glenn Reynolds), Justin Abarca writes <b>40</b> …

Obama weighs in on 'Redskins'

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he would "think about changing" the Washington Redskins' name if he owned the football team as he waded …

Native Americans

The Smartphones That Will Herald The End Of Their Platform

With a careful look back at the history of any recent major mobile platform, it’s possible to identify the handset that drove the platforms to success. It’s also possible to see the handsets where it started to go wrong. With half an eye on history, are any of today’s leading smartphones signalling …

Historic Bridge Disasters Caught On Film

People have been obsessively filming bridge collapses for over 70 years. Here is some footage of classic disasters that look like they could have …

San Francisco

Age of Internet Empires: One Map With Each Country's Favorite Website

Facebook, Google, and—a newspaper?<p>Two researchers, Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute have depicted the world’s “Internet empires” in a map, below. The map shows each nation’s most popular website, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet …

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …

This Woman from Atlanta is the Voice Behind Siri

For better or worse, Apple’s voice activated personal assistant – called Siri – has become an integral part of the iPhone and iPad. Now, the voice actor behind all of those useful and not-so useful responses appears to have come forward.<p>It’s Susan Bennett.<p>Apple hasn’t verified her claim, but a …

Best Buy Drops the Price of iPhone 5c to $50

Just two weeks after hitting the market, Best Buy will begin offering a discount on Apple's iPhone 5c. From today, Oct. 3, to Monday, Oct. 7, the …

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