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Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

In rural Mecosta County, Mich., sits a near-windowless facility with a footprint about the size of Buckingham Palace. It’s just one of<p>Nestlé’s …

Water

Income inequality is off the charts: Can local policies make a difference?

In 1980, the top 1 percent earned 27 times more than workers in the bottom 50 percent. Now, they earn 81 times more<p>The income gap between the classes is growing at a startling rate in the United States. In 1980, the top 1 percent earned on average 27 times more than workers in the bottom 50 …

Income Inequality

Steve Ballmer says Microsoft is 'the only company that ever had any synergy' with Yahoo

In an interview with CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Friday, Ballmer said Microsoft is the only company that "ever had any synergy" with Yahoo, citing the overlapping search technology and cost reduction it would have produced.<p>"Microsoft is the only company that ever had any synergy with Yahoo, because you …

Steve Ballmer

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

Cannabis

The Highest Paying Jobs in America

If you're trying to figure out what to major in, you may want to try biology.<p>Based on the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, <i>Mic</i> looked at which careers across all fields have the highest paying jobs, and over half of the top 30 were related to the medical and healthcare …

Salaries & Wages

15 Surprising Celebrity Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law Pairs

Usually, you don’t just tie the knot with one person—you marry into a whole family. And if you’re in Hollywood, where nepotism and celebrity dynasties are as common as red carpet...

Camilla Parker Bowles

11 Disney Movies That Are Actually Scary If You Think About Them

Horror movie haters, we have some bad news for you: It's not just Freddy Krueger and Chucky you need to avoid this month. Nope, there is a genre that's possibly <i>far</i> more terrifying lurking in your queues: Disney movies.<p>No, we're not kidding. A lot of your favorite Disney classics are scary if you …

10 CrossFit workouts to get rid of love handles

Walk into any CrossFit box and the second thing you’ll notice—after the symphony of crashing weights—is that no one seems to be able to afford a …

Drake Establishes Dominance at Summer Sixteen Tour Opener in Austin

Show with Future leads with hits, chemistry<p>As fog billowed over his vast stage and spotlights scanned the sold-out crowd packed into Austin's Frank …

Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Questions We Still Have

Can Swift file a lawsuit? Was the video edited?<p>Taylor Swift and Kanye West have been feuding for seven years now, and even though they came close to …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 28 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 30 of them.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang contributed to</i> …

Employment

Baton Rouge Store Owner Says His Video Shows Cops 'Murdered' Alton Sterling

The owner of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was killed said Wednesday he believes the man was "murdered" by the two white Louisiana cops who shot him.<p>The U.S. Justice Department is now leading a civil rights investigation into the death of Sterling, 37, who was shot multiple times early …

Law Enforcement

Boy Genius Greg Smith Went To College At Age 10 -- Here's What He's Doing Now

To say Greg Smith was a gifted child is putting it lightly. He sailed through most of elementary school in a single year. By the age of 7 he was walking the halls of high school. At 10 years old he enrolled in college where he studied advanced level physics, French and calculus.<p>Today, Smith is 26 …

Genius

Watch Birdman Insist to ESPN That He Literally Sleeps on $1 Million in Cash

Today, Birdman was the guest on ESPN’s talk show “Highly Questionable.” On the episode, he discussed his upbringing, finding God in prison, signing his first contract, wanting to die young, and more. At one point, co-host Dan Le Batard asked Birdman a true or false question: “You had a million …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Best Rap Albums of 2016 So Far

Beyond Chance: The albums shaping the year in rhymes<p>Thus far, 2016 looks like the first year that the center of the rap universe might not be New …

Grills Gone Wild: 8 Deliciously Different Cookout Recipes

Burgers, hot dogs and chicken breasts are fine. But this summer, when you fire up the grill, think outside the box with some new, unique recipes. From Grilled Thai Curry Chicken with Coconut-Peanut Sauce to Moroccan Meatballs, these recipes will help you get your grill on.<p><b>1. Grilled Thai Curry</b> …

Cooking

A Guy Who's Been Living Off the Grid for 20 Years Explains How to Live Sustainably

I asked the guy living in Sydney's greenest house whether I'm too poor to live off the grid.<p>From the street, Michael Mobbs's inner Sydney terrace house looks like any other. But 20 years ago, Michael and his wife transformed their Chippendale home into an experiment in sustainable living: solar …

Honey Bees

Sunken cities reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Until 1996, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.<p>For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs …

Ancient History

21 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes You Should Try

Time to use one of the most versatile tools in your kitchen.

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination

Eric Clapton Opens Up About 'The Very Real Way' Prince Brought Him Out Of Depression

Legendary English rock and blues musician Eric Clapton is remembering Prince as an inspiration, a "true genius" and a man who lifted him up in the darkest of times.<p>In an emotional Facebook post on Saturday, Clapton reminisced about being out on the road in the 1980s in a "massive downward spiral …

Eric Clapton

Bill Gates' worst decisions as CEO, according to a longtime Microsoft exec

In that span, he turned a two-man startup into a tech juggernaut worth hundreds of billions of dollars, becoming the world's richest man along the way.<p>But every great CEO makes mistakes, and according to Brad Silverberg, who's spent nine years as Microsoft's SVP from 1990, Gates made two critical …

Bill Gates

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

Proof You Can Change Your Body in Three Weeks

<i>Editor's Note: To ensure our 21 Days to Total-Body Fitness plan was effective — and could actually better your health, performance, and body metrics</i> …

12 Incredibly Underrated Exercises You Should Probably Be Doing More

<i>By: Erin Kelly</i><p><i>Credit: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock</i><p>It's not difficult to find articles touting all the magical benefits of burpees, planks, and squats. I'm not saying these aren't good exercises. They are! But sticking to staples like these during your workouts gets old in a hurry, and is more likely to …

Exercise

7 people went undercover as inmates for 2 months, and they revealed harrowing details about an Indiana jail

What about two months?<p>Seven ordinary people did exactly that on A&E's new documentary series "60 Days In," which premieres on Thursday night. The show follows the participants' experiences as undercover inmates at an Indiana jail.<p>The volunteers — none of whom had criminal records — were booked on …

Crime