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In 2018, what is a win? A shift in philosophy has changed MLB forever

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Apr. 2 Dominant 20 Anniversary Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p>The first game of the 2013 baseball season was in …

After Fox, Megyn Kelly Aims To Be a Force for Good

Megyn Kelly is excited about bonding with her fellow human beings. She’s so excited she’s bouncing in her chair, hands waving, as she talks about empowerment and laughter and tears. It’s a recent summer evening, and we’re in her living room on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—a simple space of modern …

Kim Hughes: 10 dark truths about the life of a bomb disposal expert

British Warrant Officer Kim Hughes received the George Cross in 2010 for heroically defusing seven Taliban bombs with his bare hands in a single day. He talks to Telegraph Men about defusing primal fear, dealing with painful memories, and the danger of developing a god complex<p>1. A black sense of …

Mexico

Trump's foreign policy speech: What the world says about him

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Editor's Note: Donald Trump laid out his foreign policy vision</i> on Wednesday. Here's what he said -- and how countries around the world have reacted to Trump's comments in the past. We will update this story with fresh reaction as we get it.<p>Iran<p><b>What Trump says:</b> President Barack Obama …

North Korea
Corruption

How to unlock your Mac with an iPhone or Apple Watch

There aren’t a lot of apps I use regularly on my Apple Watch. The ones that I <i>do</i> use regularly consist of utilities that make my life easier, or apps that help me track things, like water intake or how many tasks I have left for the day. One of my favorite utilities is MacID, which offers even …

The VICE Guide to Las Vegas: Where to Eat

The best chefs in the world call Vegas home. Here's proof.<p>Since Vegas is an insanely popular tourist destination, most big name chefs have an outpost somewhere on the Strip: Daniel Boulud (DB Brasserie), Wolfgang Puck (CUT, Cucina, and quite a few more), Gordon Ramsey (Pub & Grill, Burgr, and …

Las Vegas

Everything You Need To Know About What Happens Now With The Supreme Court

A guide to everything happening in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death this past weekend.<p>On Saturday, the legal and political worlds were upended when news came from Texas that Justice Antonin Scalia — the firebrand whose voice controlled the conservative legal movement for …

The 1904 World's Fair: A Turning Point for American Food

If you believe the popular tales, more new American foods were invented at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, than during any other single event in history. The list includes the hamburger, the hot dog, peanut butter, iced tea, the club sandwich, cotton candy, and the ice cream cone, to …

Ice Cream

Charted: What the landmark Trans-Pacific trade deal really means

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico and Vietnam, came to terms Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a landmark free-trade deal that’s being described as the most ambitious in a generation. What exactly does it all mean?<p>If the participants all ratify …

Economy

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Alternative Medicine

This is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

After an August tease, Bugatti has unveiled its Vision Gran Turismo, a hypercar designed for Polyphony Digital's ever-expanding slate of fanciful, incredible cars designed for <i>Gran Turismo</i>'s virtual world. It's pretty amazing to see a staid, century-old maker of multimillion dollar works of art even …

Sports Cars

Apple took on Amazon in a bidding war for 'Top Gear' stars

When I switch Amazon Instant Video on, every so often I’m met with an advertisement for the company’s upcoming (and highly anticipated) show …

Top Gear

Star Wars: Battlefront’s upcoming beta is open to everyone — no preorder required

Publisher Electronic Arts is playing a big part in the relaunch of the beloved <i>Star Wars</i> franchise, and anyone with a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC will have the opportunity to test out that future.<p>EA has confirmed to GamesBeat that the beta for Star Wars: Battlefront is open to everyone on all …

Star Wars: Battlefront

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Hamburg SV vs. VfB Stuttgart - 2015–16 Bundesliga Highlights

Zero to Mandalay

THE MYSTERIOUS MR. MAUNG<p>My fixer wouldn’t email me. I wasn’t going to Myanmar without a fixer and this one already reeked of mystery. After one email asking about dates and times, he disappeared. He knew racist demagogue monks. He flew into a rage at a reporter because they asked him to drive, a …

Asia

What Living In The U.S.S.R. As A Kid Taught Me About Parenting

I was surprised to find that kids in Estonia were much more independent than kids back home in the U.S. Now, as a parent, I'm taking those lessons to heart.<p>Estonian kids had a lot of freedom in 1990. At school, we would take off during our lunchtime to eat in a café, or just to roam around the city …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Middle East

iPhone 6s could be Apple’s biggest ‘incremental’ upgrade of all time

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus may just be the biggest incremental “s” upgrades Apple has ever done, according to a new report.<p>As per well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 6s will feature twice the RAM of its predecessors, a significant processor upgrade, better camera, new …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

Robotics

Who might lead ISIS if al-Baghdadi dies?

<i>Watch "Blindsided: How ISIS shook the world," a GPS special airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> For weeks, reports have been circulating that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was seriously injured in an airstrike back in March.<p>On Wednesday, …

Al-Qaeda

You can now use your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac

Remember Knock? Released last year, it was an iPhone app that allowed you to unlock your Mac without entering a password, just by tapping on your smartphone’s screen. Now you don’t even need your iPhone handy to use Knock: It’s the latest app to get the inevitable Apple Watch support.<p>As we …

Beyoncé is wearing a gold Apple Watch band that you can't buy

And if you could, it'd be way more than $17,000<p>Nowhere on Apple's website will you find a solid gold link bracelet for the Apple Watch. Jony Ive never mentions it at any point in this video describing the gold watch's creation. But in a set of photos posted to her website, Beyoncé just proved it …

Smartwatches

Best List: This bag’s for the dogs, plus more great stuff for gear hounds

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13 Hyperlapse videos that capture the beauty of transit around the world

Yesterday Instagram released Hyperlapse, a new app for creating time-lapse videos. Many users responded by making ho-hum videos of their offices—understandable, given how much time we spend at work. But another daily routine proved a far better test for the new app: the daily commute.<p>Here are a …

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