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Mike Tyson on addiction: 'I won't survive if I don't get help'

Mike Tyson is trying to save himself once again — before it’s too late.<p>"I won't survive if I don't get help," he told Matt Lauer in a TODAY exclusive interview.<p>In his first public comments since admitting his latest struggles at a press conference, Tyson, 47, told Lauer he has been sober for 12 …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …

Hotels, Airlines, and Cars: How Travel Brands Stack Up in User Preference

Some traditional front-runner brands began to lose their dominance this year as travelers’ favorites, according to MMGY Global’s 2013 Portrait of …

Wildfires And Droughts: Yosemite Fire Shows How The Two Might Be Related

<i>From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman:</i><p>The massive Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California is an example of how drought can amplify wildfires in a warming, drying West.<p>The fire, which now ranks as the 14th-largest wildfire in state history, has been racing through parched stands of oak …

Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream

President Obama will stand in the symbolic shadows of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln Wednesday, as he marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.<p>Aides say Obama will use the opportunity to celebrate the progress that's been made, thanks to the civil rights movement. He'll also …

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

Honeydew and Mezcal Margarita With Chipotle Syrup

Mezcal could be described as Tequila's "smoky sister." Both spirits are made with the piña (or heart) of the agave plant, and the distilling process is the same. But for Mezcal, the piñas are cooked in underground pit ovens, a method that gives Mezcal its seductive smoky flavor.<p>In this cocktail, …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

Square Enix apologizes for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn's early access launch

<i>Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn's</i> producer and director Naoki Yoshida took to the game's official forums recently to apologize for the game's performance when it rolled out to pre-order customers over the weekend.<p>Those who pre-ordered the game were given early access to it before its full release …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

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