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How The Kardashians Manipulated The Media To Become The Most Famous Family In The World

The family's activities over the last eight years have been a masterclass in gaming the media to keep viewers hooked on Keeping Up With the Kardashians – and themselves firmly in the public eye.<p>When Kris Jenner marched into Ryan Seacrest’s office back in 2007 and pitched an idea for a reality TV …

U.S. Strikes a Top Islamic State Operative in Libya

Move is first time U.S. has targeted the militant group outside Iraq or Syria<p>WASHINGTON—A U.S. military airstrike was launched against a senior Islamic State operative in Libya, senior defense officials said Saturday, in the first time the U.S. has targeted the militant group outside Iraq or …

Al-Qaeda

Watch Answer Fast Food Worker Gives When Reporter Tells Her Paramedics Don’t Even Make $15 an Hour

A Detroit fast food worker was confronted by a reporter earlier this week and asked why she deserved to earn $15 an hour when he claimed many paramedics do not.<p>“Some people say that paramedics make $15 an hour. They save lives. So why should fast food workers get that?” WJBK-TV reporter Roop Raj …

The Hunt for Narco Subs

If Colombian narco sub busts are so rare, how many drug-loaded semi-submersibles go by undetected?<p>The vessel cut a low profile as it slipped through international waters, hundreds of miles off the coast of El Salvador in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It was mostly submerged, except for an exhaust pipe …

Odom comes to Clippers with an eventful past but basketball skills far beyond his 19 years

Lamar Odomwas found unconscious in a Las Vegas-area brothel on Tuesday and taken to a hospital. Authorities have not provided information on his condition. The following is a 1999 profile by The Times on the eve of Odom signing with theClippers:<p>Lamar Odom's mother died when he was 12 of<p>colon …

Will Daily Fantasy End Up Like Online Poker? You Bet

<b>This article originally appeared on Men's Journal.</b><p>Every day for the entirety of the 162-game baseball season, Teddy McDermott* wagers up to $10,000 …

Fantasy Sports

This man is blowing up fantasy sports

There are curses and cheers, flashing bulbs and blinking phones. On the manicured field here at Gillette Stadium outside Boston, before some 67,000 …

- The Washington Post

Journalism

Weather on the East Coast was a dick today (really)

The phenomenon of penises being drawn on weather maps is a long and storied one. Where there's a meteorologist with a satellite map, a penis is not …

Weather

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, there are still only so many nights you can spend dancing …

Music

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

Why Is The Birth of a Second Child So Hard On Marriages?

After a reader wrote in about her husband messaging women online after the birth of their second child, a few readers asked why the time immediately following the birth of the second child is usually so hard on marriages. This is a known low point for many marriage. To be honest, I don't often see …

Here is Caitlyn Jenner’s powerful speech at the ESPYs

In her first major appearance since coming out as transgender, Caitlyn Jenner took the stage at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles to a standing ovation. And in front of some of the world’s biggest athletes and celebrities, she told the world what the transgender community needs.<p>“Trans people deserve …

'The Best Team Money Can Buy' profiles post-McCourt Dodgers

Molly Knight begins "The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse" with a brutal moment:<p>Clayton Kershaw's collapse in Game 6 of the 2013National League Championship Series. As anyone who was watching will remember, he gave up seven runs in four …

The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

On March 20th, inside the high-security wing of Los Angeles' Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the man once called "the most feared man …

HBO To Netflix: Bring It On

How HBO’s quest to win the streaming wars became a binge-worthy drama as juicy as Game of Thrones.<p>On a frigid winter Friday in Manhattan’s MediaGulch, HBO CEO Richard Plepler glides through the doors of a power-lunch spot called the Lambs Club. Plepler, the kind of natty dresser who believes that …

The Dukes of Oxy: How a Band of Teen Wrestlers Built a Smuggling Empire

The gutted teddy bears were tossed everywhere, the slit carcasses and polyester innards strewn on the floor and kitchen table along with tens of …

These 7 apps can help you save money right away

But a number of apps are taking a swipe at making it a lot easier.<p>These smartphone apps will help you track your expenses and save lots of money.

The Children of ISIS

On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or <i>hijra</i>, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in …

George Zimmerman Accuses President Obama of Inciting Racial Tension

George Zimmerman, acquitted of criminal charges in the 2012 Florida shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin, says he has a clear …

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.<p>Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

Fitness

'I'm Back!': Untold Tales of Michael Jordan's 1st Return to the NBA 20 Years Ago

For all of the reasons Michael Jordan is the most celebrated athlete ever in basketball and branding, here's another one: He himself wrote arguably the most effective press release in the history of sports. And he only needed two words to do it.<p>Sometimes in life, less is more.<p>NBA agent David Falk …

Basketball

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Kendall: changing the face of fashion

<i>Taken from the winter 2014 Issue of Dazed:</i><p>It’s one o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, but by the time Kendall Jenner breezes into New York’s Mercer Hotel, the 5ft ten-and-a-half-inch, doe-eyed brunette is already on her third breakfast. As she prepares to tuck into crispy sushi rice and chamomile tea …

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.<p>The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live. I always liked Walker's description …

Parenting

Alexis Ohanian: The Future of Reddit Is Media-Heavy | Inc.com

Orpilla had been a redditor before posting the IAmA, and was receiving guidance from fellow redditors on his case, separately. But his post caught a wider scope of attention. Users responded with plenty of questions--and lots of extraordinarily specific advice. (They urged Orpilla to read a book …

6 gadgets for lazy tech-obsessed parents

Gadgets aren’t just for grown-ups. At CES this year, there were plenty of items that focused their attention on toddlers and young kids.<p>Given how …

On 26 November 2010, Yara Gambirasio, 13, went missing. Three months later her body was discovered in scrubland nearby. So began one of the most complex murder investigations in Italian history, which will reach its climax later this year<p>Yara Gambirasio should only have been gone a short while. On …

Crime

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Artificial Intelligence