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Airlines are Finally Adding Capacity and Routes

After several quarters of consistent profits, carriers are breaking down and making life slightly better for frequent fliers.<p>Americans love to …

Impeaching Obama May Be Absurd But That Won’t Stop the Right Wing Fringe

The recent talk of impeaching the president is sheer silliness, but that doesn’t mean it can’t become a litmus-test issue in the next election, …

Martin Luther King’s Dream of Love, 50 Years After ‘I Have a Dream’

Perhaps his most enduring heroism was his ability to love—and his belief in his power, says Maurice Decaul.<p>When I think of Dr. King, I can’t help but …

Facebook Is Giving Users More Ways to Express Themselves. And It’s Terrible.

Winston Ross on the social media giant's most horrific outrage to date.<p>The other day I was Facebook chatting with an old and dear friend of mine who …

Louis Begley: How I Write

The Polish-born writer, whose new novel is Memories of a Marriage, talks about WWII and what he thought of the movie version of About Schmidt.<p><b>Where</b> …

Jonathan Livingston by Francois Curlet is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: Francois Curlet made a funereal Jaguar, then filmed it as a thriller's prop.<p>At Art Basel last spring, French artist Francois Curlet …

5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

Shares 5K<p>Are you thinking about adding videos to your social media mix?<p>Do you want to boost your awareness and increase engagement?<p>Social media …

How does a 3D printer work? The science and engineering behind this emerging technology

There is a lot of excitement building around what 3D printers can and might do. But how does a 3D printer work? It’s actually not very …

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield Share a Laugh About That Whole Ear Thing

Time heals all wounds, even half-masticated earlobes.<p>Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports happened upon a sight that still takes some getting used to: former boxers Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson carrying on as if they were old, chummy friends.<p>As noted, the snippet comes from <i>Being: Mike Tyson</i>, the much …

Anti-Cheating Devices: From the Ridiculous to the High-Tech

Back in 2010, we showed you this ingenious DIY anti-cheating device made out of manila folders:<p>Fast forward to today and we're quite surprised to …

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Bodybuilding Forum Freaks The Heck Out Over Random Dude's Love Life

Conventional "wisdom" often tells us there are people who are in our league, and people who are outside of it—and unless you reach a certain level of …

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Check Out How Much The Average American Works Each Year Compared To The French, The Germans, And The Koreans

How much work does the average American do each year compared to workers elsewhere in the world?<p>The economics website FRED just added a bunch of new economic data which makes this question very easy to examine.<p>As you can see, the average full-time American employee works right around 1,700 hours …

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Mayor: NYCHA Residents Should All Be Fingerprinted

Mayor Bloomberg suggested Friday that New York City public housing residents should be fingerprinted as a way to fight crime in the system's 334 …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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Move a Closet Full of Clothes With a Single Trash Bag

Whether you're moving across town or across the country, clothes are a huge pain to pack and unpack. If you want to avoid wrinkles and lost hangers …

Germany to become first European state to allow ‘third gender’ birth certificates

German parents will no longer be legally obliged to register their newborn child as male or female, and will instead be officially allowed to assign …

A Toronto Man Tried To Buy Pot On Twitter, Was Mocked By The Police And Lost His Job

Whomever is responsible for running the Twitter account for the York Regional Police in Ontario deserves at least a free lunch this week – and maybe a day of parking wherever he or she wants – as one specific Tweet yesterday morning racked up 3,960 retweets (and counting) and gained the YPD a ton …

This Guy Used Only a Plastic Bottle and Water to Create Light Like That of a 60-Watt Bulb

Alfred Moser, a Brazilian mechanic, had a simple idea in 2002 that helped light his home during blackouts. Now this idea is being spread to poor communities without electricity — or those who can’t afford electricity — to provide light like that of up to a 60-watt bulb using only a plastic bottle, …

Introducing GoalFlash – fast goal alerts to your mobile!

Want to find out the latest football scores before any of your mates? Follow @GoalFlash<p>@GoalFlash will let you know when a team has scored within three seconds of the ball hitting the back of the net. Powered through Twitter, @GoalFlash will send you an instant notification once a goal has been …

How Using 15 Minutes Of Downtime At Work Can Realign Your Work-Life Balance

Got 15 minutes of downtime at work? Learning how to use it right can ultimately save you hours so you can limit work to, you know, work hours, says productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>For years, my evenings have looked like this: After my kids go to bed, I go back to work. As soon as the last light …