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March Madness 2015: Predicting Favorites, Sleepers and Latest Bubble Teams

Sunday, the madness takes hold.<p>On what is better known as Selection Sunday, everything else in the sporting world goes out the window as the bracket becomes final, picks go down—<i>in pencil, folks</i>—and much is won and lost on the battlefield that is the nation's best tournament.<p>Before teams find …

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

<i>Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates.</i><p>Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time.<p>Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012. The gifted ballerina had been receiving treatment for …

The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a day when everything tastes like dessert. In symbolic hope of a sweet year to come, the table is positively sticky — honey marinades, honey cakes, raisin-studded challah bread. And, depending on where your family is from, sweet gefilte fish.<p>Gefilte fish, …

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

Today's Hit Ringtones

List of current hits on the chart inside this app<p>Hold Down the Ringtone to set as Notification<p>Drake - In My Feelings<br>Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin - I …

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30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

Thinking About A New iPhone? The Ultimate 2014 Buyer's Guide Can Help You Choose

Tim Cook said Apple’s new iPhones will cause “the mother of all upgrades.” But with two brand new models to choose from, as well as two carryovers that are now just a year old and significantly cheaper, it’s arguably never been harder to choose from among Apple’s smartphone lineup. In addition, …

Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other

DETROIT (Reuters) - An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

The Resilient City

What began as an apparent accident ended in unbelievable horror. Throughout the next year, the city changed but its resilience never did.<p>Three …

What $1,500 in Rent Gets You in 11 U.S. Cities

Are you tired of spending $1,500 per month for a closet with a sink? Then Missoula, Montana might be the move for you.<p>Location has long been the key …

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The 20 photographs of the week

The Oscar Pistorius verdict, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the referendum in Scotland – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

U2’s Surprise iTunes Strategy: the Industry Reacts

U2‘s deal to release its new album <i>Songs of Innocence</i> for free via iTunes is not without precedent, but in combining Beyoncé‘s surprise-album strategy …

How To Grow A Business To $100 Million In Sales, From Someone Who's Done It Twice

Steinberg jumped into the growing cellular-phone industry a year out of college, founding the retail chain and business-to-business provider Sterling Cellular in 1992. He then founded the telemarketing company Sterling Communications, which he sold in 1999 along with his retail business, starting …

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‘Soviet Ghosts’ Captures Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Left Behind by the Fall of the USSR

Rebecca Litchfield is a photographer who has faced radiation exposure risks, arrest and interrogations, and even accusations of espionage… all for …

Adrian Peterson Indictment Caps Perhaps the Worst Week in the History of the NFL

The week began with a video of an NFL player viciously assaulting his wife, knocking her unconscious with one punch. The week is ending with news that another NFL star is in hot water, this time on charges of reckless injury to a child.<p>This was not a good week for the NFL. Not good at all. The only …

What You Need To Know About The Solar Storm Headed For Earth

Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren’t sure how they’re going to impact each other.<p>The sun has been regurgitating a lot of solar flares these days, and now, a couple will be knocking at Earth’s door this weekend.<p>The originator of these flares is a …

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Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

The Best, Weirdest, and Most Outrageous Moments From New York Fashion Week

From Miley's nipple adornments to Rihanna's pantless front row style.<p>New York Fashion Week has finally come to a close, but that doesn't mean all the memories are behind us just yet. We're not quite ready to forget Miley's turn as an artist, Opening Ceremony's theatrical debut, or babies on the …

Genius Pizza Box Transforms Into Plates, And Then Storage For Leftovers

The <i>only</i> flawed thing about pizza is the pizza box. It consumes a tremendous amount of refrigerator space and is terribly difficult to dispose of: It calls for strong arms and a foot-stomping jig to fit inside any conventionally-sized garbage can.<p>GreenBox, a "revolutionary re-design of the pizza …

The Helmet That Could Change Football

It's flexible, but it can really take a beating.<p>For decades, football players have worn rigid, unyielding helmets that protected the skull but did little to prevent concussions. To address this shortcoming, Riddell built a smarter helmet. Available to NFL and college teams, and soon youth and high …

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The Bikes, Art Cars, and Wacky Vehicles of Burning Man

Photo: Nick Kelley<p>I never thought I'd attend Burning Man, the week-long party and famous gathering in the heat of the Nevada desert. Not even when I pitched the idea to my editors on a whim. Then they said yes, and I ended up in the middle of Black Rock City in August. After waiting more than 24 …

As Clayton Kershaw Paints His Masterpiece, Can the NL MVP Award Be Far Behind?

LOS ANGELES — Did you hear that?<p>"I heard it," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says.<p>"Totally," says Padres radio analyst Bob Scanlan, the former big league pitcher.<p>It is the sound of the angels' choir here in what they call Blue Heaven. The voices have now shifted from hosannas toward the left-handed …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …