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Fiorina 'misspoke' on 92% jobs claim

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina admitted Sunday that she "misspoke" during Wednesday's Republican debate when she said that 92% of the jobs lost during President Barack Obama's first term were held by women.<p>Fiorina: Obama, Clinton economic policies hurt women<p>"Well, in this particular case the fact …

Government

We're Giving You Permission to Embrace Velveeta

Chile con queso is the dip of choice at new Tex-Mex restaurants like Superica in Atlanta, HomeState in L.A. and El Original in New York City. Our …

5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Worst President in History, Pundits Agree

<i>Signature legislation a complete failure</i><p>WASHINGTON - Pundits across the country and across party lines agree that the president's signature legislation is a total failure. There is now widespread consensus that he will be forever known as the worst president in the history of the United …

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The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

9-Year-Old California Climber Ready to Scale Argentina's Mount Aconcagua, and Break Record

At 9 years old, Tyler Armstrong hopes to set a new record by climbing to the top of Argentina's Mount Aconcagua. At 22,841 feet, Aconcagua is the …

Mountaineering

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

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Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Will Go Over $1000 This Week: 'This Is A Classic Bubble'

As Bitcoin’s value continues its ridiculous climb, into the $600s and $700s on popular exchanges, a price forecasting analyst states the obvious, “This is a classic speculative bubble.” Based on its current momentum, he predicts that it may go as high as $1,700 within the week.<p><i>Disclosure: I own</i> …

Auburn saves its season with stunning Hail Mary to beat Georgia

What the college football world witnessed Saturday night was magic.<p>On fourth-and-18 on their own 27-yard line down by one, Auburn made the play of the year. Quarterback Nick Marshall threw a 73-yard Hail Mary pass that was tipped by two Georgia defensive backs and caught by Tigers receiver Ricardo …

Obamacare's Mystery Woman Says She Fell Victim to Cyberbullies

The smiling woman who was once the face of the Affordable Care Act's website has come out of the shadows to stand up to the "cyberbullying" she says …

Health Care

Everest Maxed Out

An hour above high camp on the Southeast Ridge of Everest, Panuru Sherpa and I passed the first body. The dead climber was on his side, as if napping in the snow, his head half covered by the hood of his parka, goose down blowing from holes torn in his insulated pants. Ten minutes later we stepped …

Mountaineering

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Heisenberg Cuff Links - Men's Breaking Bad Walter White Cufflinks

The Heisenberg cufflinks are back! Now made with iron and enamel (instead of plastic)<p>I am SO honored to say Bryan Cranston himself owns a pair of cufflinks made by me! Check out the second photo in this listing.<p>"You clearly don't know who you're talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in …

Bryan Cranston

Small Cars for a Big Future: Suzuki Readies Four Concepts for Tokyo [2013 Tokyo Auto Show]

Although the U.S. has been free of new Suzukis for nearly a year now, the Japanese automaker has a future in the rest of the world, and that future will be on display at the 2013 Tokyo auto show. Exhibiting “small cars for a big future,” Suzuki has readied a quartet of pint-sized concepts that very …

Nissan

27 Adults Jokes In Cartoons That You Totally Missed As A Kid

This. Changes. EVERYTHING.

Elbows Out: US-Legal 1990 BMW Z1

This 1990 BMW Z1 (chassis WBABA91050AL03825) is the third example on US soil we’ve featured. It’s fully legal up to 2,500 miles per year on a DOT …

Photos of the Day: A Colorado Grand Slam

Written by Will Long<p><b>[Editor’s note: Blog reader Will Long sent in these great photos and the story behind them, about a trip to Colorado to see his</b> …

Fishing

The 5 Coolest Car Stunts of the Last 5 Years

We may no longer live in the golden age of the stuntman, with names like Evel Knievel attempting death-defying stunts. But don't believe that everything that can be done with a car or motorcycle has been done. These five recent stunts prove there is no en

Ford Fiesta

Kevin Feige Offers an Update on Marvel's ANT-MAN Movie

Westboro Baptist Church Attacked

Religion

US navy laser cannon shoots down drone during testing - video

Footage released by the US navy shows a powerful laser cannon shoot down a drone aircraft during testing. The new weapon, known as the Laser Weapon …

Yes, Your Mind Can Control Your Body Temperature

Tibetan nuns prove the physical effects of spiritual activity.<p>You don't have to look far to find the (mostly) positive and surprisingly powerful effects of meditation. But one of the more unexpected effects was just recently published: Tibetan nuns can change their core body temperatures with a …