6 ways holiday traditions make life so much better - 12月16日(土)03:54 

   Every year, the holidays sneak up on us and propel us to actions so ingrained in tradition they’re almost beyond our control. Dig up the box of holiday decorations and commence the spewing of sparkles, lights, and poinsettias on every available surface. Put forth another valiant attempt to make bubby’s prized kugel dish. At times, it’s hard to remember when these traditions even started. Participating in traditions is more complex than simply repeating something you’ve seen on Pinterest. It’s evolutionary. It’s in our DNA. It’s essential f...more

Is tap water safe to drink? - 12月16日(土)03:05 

This is an age-old question: is tap water okay to drink? In countries like the U.S., you may not think twice about grabbing water straight from the tap and gulping it down. However, in light of tragedies in places like Flint, Michigan, we should evaluate whether or not tap water is as reliable as you think. Read more...More about Science, Health, Mashable Video, Water, and Fiji

New Orleans Bowl 2017: Troy vs. North Texas TV Schedule, Time, Odds - 12月15日(金)21:00 

College football fans can breathe easy when the Troy Trojans and the North Texas Mean Green square off in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. No, Troy (10-2) and North Texas (9-4) are not meeting in a College Football Playoff game or even a New Year's Six bowl. However, the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that will be televised by ESPN represents the first bowl game of the 2017-18 postseason. While neither team is considered high profile, this has the chance to be an exciting, high-scoring matchup between two sides with excellent passing games. North Texas has averaged 467 yards...more

Pixel 2 Review: A Tame, But Necessary Step Forward - 12月15日(金)06:21 

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been on the market since October as part of Google’s continued effort to break into the high-end smartphone market. Sale figures for the second generations devices are not known, but analysts estimate Google may sell about twice as many units as it did of the original 2016 Pixel models. The devices have maintained a steady buzz as reviews continue to surface.

Robbie Lawler Is UFC's Godfather of Violence, but How Long Can He Keep It Up? - 12月15日(金)05:59 

On the heels of his third-round knockout of Justin Gaethje at UFC 218 on Dec. 2, Eddie Alvarez declared himself the most violent man in the Octagon. “I want the best fights, I want them to be violent, and I want the fans to be jumping and screaming the same way they were on Dec. 2 in Detroit,” Alvarez said on this week’s The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. “That felt good to me, so I want to continue to feel good about the fights that I’m in.” This isn’t a new concept in combat sports, obviously. Especially in MMA, there has always been a class of fighter...more

【音楽】<TWICE>日本先行公演ツアー 前売チケット瞬く間に売り切れ - 12月16日(土)03:07  mnewsplus

ガールズグループTWICEが来年日本で開催する先行公演ツアーで、全ての会場が売り切れを記録し、素晴らしいチケットパワーを見せつけた。 所属事務所JYPエンターテインメント側は14日、「最近、日本で先行公演ツアーのチケット前売りが始まったが、ほとんどの都市でオープンと同時に売り切れを記録した」と伝えた。 事務所側によると、TWICEは来年1月19日の愛知・瀬戸市文化センターを皮切りに、22日福岡、23日広島、25・26両日は大阪、29日東京、31日および2月1日は埼玉と、6都市で計8回の先行公演を行うツアーに突入する。 TWICE...

Chelsea Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Michy Batshuayi and Charly Musonda - 12月16日(土)01:51 

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi reportedly wants to secure a loan move away from the club in January, while the Blues are also said to be willing to allow Charly Musonda out on loan this winter. Batshuayi is concerned for his FIFA 2018 World Cup hopes as he has barely been used by manager Antonio Conte this season and wants regular football, according to the Evening Standard's Simon Johnson. The Belgian has started just twice in the Premier League and is behind first-choice striker Alvaro Morata in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. However, Conte also did not opt to start with Batshuayi in...more

PDC World Darts Championship 2018: Thursday Scores, Results and Updated Schedule - 12月15日(金)08:05 

The 2018 PDC World Darts Championship got underway at London's Alexandra Palace on Thursday evening, and champion Michael van Gerwen launched a successful start to his title defence by moving into the second round. He defeated Christian Kist 3-1 to set up a second-round meeting with James Wilson, the 32nd overall seed who ousted Poland's Krzysztof Ratajski from the running following a 3-1 victory in the best-of-five affair. Also progressing to the second round of the tournament is Steve Beaton and Gerwyn Price after they defeated William O'Connor and Ted Evetts, respectively. Beaton scored the...more

Poorest Students Shut Out Of Elite Colleges As Wealthy Tighten Grip On University Entry - 12月15日(金)06:18 

Wealthy students are twice as likely as their poorer peers to go to university - and almost 10 times as likely to go to the most selective colleges - as efforts to improve social mobility fail to bear fruit.

Y Combinator announces growth program for later stage startups - 12月15日(金)05:30 

Silicon Valley-based accelerator Y Combinator (YC) announced today that it is launching a growth program for later stage startups. The program, which will be a 10-week dinner series, is designed for founders of post-Series A startups who have between 50 and 100 employees. Over the past decade, YC has become a pivotal player in the startup scene, funding seed-stage startups through its biannual batch program, which offers founders three months of mentoring, as well as $120,000 for a seven percent equity stake. Notable graduates include Airbnb, Dropbox, Instacart, Reddit, and Stripe. A little ov...more