Puppy Bowl and the growth of online cute
In 2005, Animal Planet executives green-lighted a crazy idea: to film puppies playing football as counterprogramming to the Super Bowl. It may have sounded like a lark, but they said yes. And now they are reaping the rewards: The Puppy Bowl attracts a larger audience every year, with 2012's show attracting 8.7 million unique total viewers during the 12-hour marathon.
Slate: The giant squid stalker
The enigmatic giant squid can grow to 35 feet or longer, and its eye is as big as your head. But it lives about 1,000 feet below the surface and deeper, and it had only been glimpsed a few times at the surface and photographed alive once.
Is your online data out of control?
There is probably a lot of information about you in cyberspace. If you have a Facebook account, or know people with a Facebook account, it's almost a certainty.
Tips to starting the day off right
We are almost a month into 2013, and whether you've resolved to get to the gym, try belly-dancing or to sit down to dinner as a family more, I have a bonus resolution for you. It's an easy one: Eat a complete breakfast each morning.
Study: Quitting smoking by 40 greatly reduces risk of early death
Smokers who quit by around age 40 can stave off an early death, according to a landmark study that fills key gaps in knowledge of smoking-related health ills.
Why everyone Is rushing to mine asteroids in outer space
Last year, a startup called Planetary Resources backed by a bunch of billionaires announced plans to send robotic ships into outer space to mine asteroids.
How to write a muffin recipe in the Smitten Kitchen
On "Smitten Kitchen," her 5-year-old food blog, Deb Perelman often writes about cooking recipes from cookbooks and other blogs.
Keeping the Internet free
Internet freedom is not something to be taken lightly, as anyone who has tried to gain access to forbidden sites in China will tell you.
Walking for a cause? 5 apps that can help
There's no doubt that exercise does a body good. But a new batch of smartphone apps allows you to do good simply by moving your body.
Great ways for teens to stay busy
Many parents will say that keeping a kid out of trouble is all about providing him or her with options--activities to do, positive places to go and other kids to be around who want to stay away from trouble. A positive way to accomplish this is by allowing teens to volunteer or get involved with a website or company that creates programs around social change.
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