When Michael Burnside was found dead in his Dallas home four years ago, Detective Dwayne Thompson decided that the victim's girlfriend, Olivia Lord, had pulled the trigger. But as the case made its way through the courts, she maintained her innocence — and claimed Thompson was the one who should go to prison.
The product became a multimillion dollar success not by exploiting women, but by embracing and boosting them. All of this was because of Brownie Wise. The story of Tupperware is her story.
The exercise revealed some surprises, not least that it takes a staggering 12,119 citations to rank in the top 100 — and that many of the world’s most famous papers do not make the cut.
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Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71 and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year.
The next time you get pulled over, you'll be glad you saw this infographic detailing what an officer can and can't do.
If you're a man and you want more free footballs than you know what to do with, move here.
Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.
If you're looking for something great to watch but don't want to sift through a bunch of garbage, may we humbly suggest Digg Video? We think you'll like what you see.
There are, on occasion, electoral races in which both candidates are of high quality and high integrity and conduct a tough but fair campaign about the issues. Fair-minded voters have a difficult choice, but they can know that, no matter who is elected, they'll be well represented by someone who won't embarrass their community. The election for the House of Representatives seat in the 11th New York Congressional District is nothing like that.
"People felt like I was using it to sound good," says T-Pain, in an interview that will air on "All Things Considered." "But I was just using it to sound different."
While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
Americans have a very specific idea about what makes a house look creepy. If you search for "haunted house" on Google images, only one type of architecture appears in the first 25 images: a Victorian mansion.
Huge stone circles in the Middle East have been imaged from above, revealing details of structures that have been shrouded in mystery for decades.
In cities across the United States, millions of people will be kicked out of their homes this year.
Google is in trouble over Street View again, after one of its cars took a photo of a woman on her stoop, and showed “part of her breast.”
"I've got this one thing where I put on a unitard and a pumpkin head and dance at people's graves," Geiler recalls pitching his manager, thinking it would never fly. "I want to call it 'Happy Jack: The Grave Dancer.'"
All Stephen really wants is to be able to play "Call Of Duty" in peace.
Here's the cold, hard truth about those giant ice cubes in craft cocktails.
Within the next five years, you’ll be able to buy a car that can drive itself (and you) down the highway, although transforming into a Decepticon-battling robot or crime-fighter may take a while longer.
The maker of the video says “we got a fair amount of white guys, but for whatever reason, a lot of what they said was in passing, or off camera” or was ruined by a siren or other noise.
"We as parents, are all just trying to do what is best for our babies, overcoming the fear and enjoying their little moments of brilliance. [...] I believe that you are a fucking asshole if you do not vaccinate your children."
Scientists submerge pig cadavers to find out.
Last year, Wendy Heller Chovnick, a former Teach For America manager, spoke out against her former organization in The Washington Post, decrying its "inability and unwillingness to honestly address valid criticism." An internal media strategy memo, obtained by The Nation, confirms Chovnick's concerns.
This one’s pretty fishy. Alan Dresner, a Brooklyn-based fishmonger, just got sentenced to four months in federal prison for buying and selling illegally caught fluke.
How the Border Patrol became America’s most out-of-control law enforcement agency.
In a city where murderers tortured and killed with seeming impunity, Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa was "the key operator" — and allegedly sealed the fate of 43 student teachers.
Al Madrigal goes straight to the source and speaks to Austin citizens about their new neighbors.
MCX — the coalition of retailers at the heart of recent decisions to block Apple Pay — says it could eventually embrace that technology that drives Apple’s brand new payments service. But it seems that coalition will continue to freeze out Apple Pay.
A new study concludes that strict fertility measures, such as a one-child policy, or even a mass catastrophe like a global plague or a third world war, would not have a significant effect on the human population trajectory this century.
If you're trying to convince your boss of a point, make sure to show her a graph.
Eight women from across Canada now accuse former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of abusive behavior ranging from allegations of beating and choking without consent, to workplace sexual harassment.
Learn how forensic entomologists study how bugs colonize dead bodies to help establish a time of death.
To some of us, it's obvious that wearing blackface is an offensive, bad idea. For everyone else, read on.
You know what’s a popular network sitcom? "The Big Bang Theory." You know what else is a popular sitcom? The six-year-old "Modern Family." It wins all the Emmys and is watched, without fail, by 10 million people. You know what else is a popular network sitcom? Nothing. Literally nothing.
Understanding our role in the world of big data.
The Weather Channel just came out with its official position statement on man-made climate change: it’s happening.
You won’t mind filling yourself in on the history baked into this dessert.
From the lacklustre scares of Resident Evil 5 to looping dread of P.T., fluctuations in the quality of horror games have made the genre a notoriously unreliable venture. But what if you could ensure your video game would feature genuine scares?
Jack Murphy, a.k.a., “Murf the Surf,” and Allan Kuhn speak on their involvement in stealing priceless gems from the American Museum of Natural History — and the roles John D. MacArthur, Eva Gabor, and Nora Ephron had in getting them back.
Poynt is the coolest credit card reader you've ever seen.
Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s deputy prime minister, is supposed to have the cleanest hands in the Kremlin. So where’d he get a quarter of a billion dollars?
Life as a "migraineur" becomes like this: You are constantly walking past a sleeping baby's room. Except that baby's room is your head. And you are trying not to wake the baby. Except the baby is your head.
"Last week I attempted to ride the entirety of New York City's subway system in a single day. It really shouldn't have been too difficult considering that, if done correctly, it would only cost $2.50 and require little more from me than the ability to sit still."
Labor brokers providing Indian high-tech workers to American companies have hijacked a professional visa program, creating an underground system of financial bondage by stealing wages and benefits, even suing workers who quit.
Confronting the assumed use of alcohol forces admission of other issues long swept under the tech industry’s rug.
The death of St. Louis Cardinals' 22-year-old prospect Oscar Taveras in a car accident on Sunday tragically illustrated the hazards that exist for many Latin America players when they go home during the offseason.
A-B-S: Always be sweeping. That's the guiding principle for the online community known as "sweepers," people who spend hours every day entering online sweepstakes, contests and giveaways going after the four C's: cash, cars, computers, and cruises.
After years of struggling against cheap natural gas prices and variable subsidies, solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electricity-bill prices in 47 U.S. states — in 2016, according to a Deutsche Bank report published this week.
Inside the U.S.’ scariest haunted house.
The San Francisco Giants are once again the champions of baseball. On Wednesday night, the Giants downed the Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City to capture the team's third title since 2010.
Microsoft has now announced the Microsoft Band, a $199 fitness band that does everything described below. It goes on sale Thursday.
“I’m sure Mr Brand’s heart is in the right place, but I’m now less confident about his head,” the chair of political theory at the London School of Economics said.
Reached by phone, Shoshana Roberts, Rob Bliss and Hollaback’s co-founder/executive director Emily May talked about making the video and the reaction it’s received across the Internet.
Earlier this year, YouTube announced plans to support videos running at 60 frames-per-second —plans that would make a huge difference for footage of video games. Today, they released it.
No matter which American bathroom is crowned in this year’s America’s Best Restroom contest, it will still have a host of terrible flaws.
An adult oyster is capable of filtering 20 to 50 gallons of water per day; here's a whole pile of them filtering one tank in about an hour.
Everything you think you know about a rainbow is nonsense. Except that thing about prisms. And how they show up after rainstorms sometimes. Actually, most of it is the same, but ROYGBIV is garbage.
A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.
Usually these types of videos turn out quite badly, but this goes to show you that you can never really tell who's driving in front of you.