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DES MOINES, Iowa — After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night’s drawing rises to the fourth-largest in U.S. history, the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don’t improve…
via Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history — National Post
LOS ANGELES — Until Southern California’s young offence can put together an entire game with as many brilliant plays as it crammed into the second quarter against Colorado, the Trojans’ defense will attempt to carry them toward the Pac-12 title.
via USC’s defence dominates in 31-20 win over No. 19 Colorado — National Post
The number of children who have not received vaccines for preventable diseases has quadrupled since 2001, to an estimated 100,000 individuals, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
via The Number of Children Without Vaccinations Has Skyrocketed Since 2001, New Reports Find — TIME
You’d think the end of the world would be enough to get us scared. Humans have always been an exceedingly risk-averse species—which is how we came to survive as a species at all…
via Why We Keep Ignoring Even the Most Dire Climate Change Warnings — TIME
Before you sign up for a house in foreclosure, due diligence can keep you from making a bad deal.
via Buying A Foreclosed Property? Eight Ways To Check If The Deal Is Real — Forbes – Real Estate
BY ZACH MORTICE “The house is not a machine for living—it is the man’s sense of himself,” Alfred Caldwell once said. And in designing his own home and farm compound in rural Wisconsin, Caldwell forged a bridge between Jens Jensen’s Prairie style and International style modernism, an intersection of design currents that never solidified.
Read more via ALFRED CALDWELL: LIVE AND ARCHIVED — Landscape Architecture Magazine