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Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia Will Soon Be the World’s Tallest Building

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Big things are coming to Saudi Arabia.

The Middle Eastern country is set to begin visible construction next week on what is expected to be the world’s tallest building at 3,280 feet, according to Construction Weekly.

Kingdom Tower will be 568 feet taller than Khalifa Tower, the current Guinness World Record holder in neighboring Dubai, once it is completed. The tower is the first phase of Jeddah Economic…

Get Well, Craig Sager: 5 of His Sweetest Suits

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The 2014 NBA playoffs will miss Craig Sager. TNT’s star sideline reporter is out for the postseason to undergo treatment for leukemia

Sager’s son announced on Twitter on Thursday night that his father would begin treatment for acute leukemia on Friday. Sager is well-known to many fans thanks to the ostentatious, eye-popping suits he wears during TNT broadcasts

But his journalism roots go deep; it was Sager, for example,…

Is This the Nest of Air Conditioners?

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Summer in New York is pretty awful if you don’t have air conditioning. Even if you do, your boxy window air conditioner might leave you wanting more.

Now a company called Quirky has teamed up with GE to make the Aros, a Nest-like smart AC for your window that lets you control your cooling via an app.

The Aros will cool a medium-sized studio apartment (around 350 square feet) and integrates with Wink — an iOS and Android

Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Double S4′s Launch-Day Record

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone just launched on Friday and is already showing a much stronger start than its predecessor, a new report suggests.

Launch-day sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone are reportedly double those of the Galaxy S4‘s launch-day numbers from 2013 in some markets, according to ZDNet Korea.

In other markets, launch-day sales of the new flagship device were up to 30% higher than launch-day sales of the S4. The…

Dove’s Beauty Patch Experiment Wants You to Embrace What You Have

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On the heels of last year’s “Beauty Sketches” video, Dove posted another social experiment to YouTube on Wednesday that teaches a powerful lesson about how we perceive ourselves

A series of women were invited to be a part of a research group to test a product called RB-X — a patch worn directly on the arm. Participants were asked to leave the patch on for 12 hours a day (for two weeks) and record a video diary about how they felt throughout the process.

This Girl Scout Knows More About Business Than You

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Katie Francis, a 12-year-old from Oklahoma, recently broke the world record for most Girl Scout cookies ever sold with a whopping 21,477 boxes and counting. Now she’s here to offer some tips on how you can improve your business strategies and land those big deals.

While Katie’s original goal was 18,100 (which would have broken the previous record by 100 boxes), she far surpassed it. So how did she really…

Snow Survey Reveals Depth of California’s Water Woes

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After its third-driest winter on record, driest calendar year and third straight year of below-average precipitation, California water officials were no doubt bracing for bad news when they set out to conduct a statewide snow survey high in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range on April 1. The snow survey is seen as a key marker of the health of the state’s water supplies, since it typically marks the peak snow cover for the season

Snow surveyors found a snowpack on Tuesday that contains just 32%…

CNN’s Missing Plane Coverage Sets Record Web Traffic, Too

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Coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner has boosted not only CNN’s ratings, but also its digital properties, backing up recent studies that show the Internet bets out TV as the primary source for people who want to learn more about breaking news.

Jeff Zucker, CNN’s president, told employees in a memo that the news organization had topped its previous record for page views and video streams, as well as a record for mobile web traffic.

Hey Ya! Lollapalooza Lineup Features Outkast, Eminem, Lorde and More

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Lollapalooza organizers hope you lose yourself in the festival’s lineup this year.

Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Arctic Monkeys will perform as headliners for the Chicago-based music festival in Grant Park from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3. Meanwhile, Grammy-winning teen sensation Lorde is among Lollapalooza first-timers.

Notably, Outkast will continue its return after a decade away from the road, despite no plans…

Inspiring Girl Scout Breaks Cookie Sales Record With 18,107 Boxes

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An Oklahoma girl has broken the all-time national record for Girl Scout cookie sales with 18,107, which shatters the record of 18,000 from the ’80s.

In the interview below, Katie Francis, 12, told The Oklahoman‘s Brandy McDonnell that her goal for the season was 18,100. “There’s three ingredients to selling cookies. There’s lots of time, lots of commitment and I have to ask everybody I see.” Francis says that in previous years she sold 2,004 boxes of cookies, then 7,482 and 12,428 last year….