What keeps a valuable sports team competitive?

Does money plus talent equal championships?

  • Studies show that winning makes a sports team more valuable.
  • A wealthy team doesn't automatically make for a successful team.
  • Your favorite sports team might not be experiencing a 'real' championship drought.
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New study finds vloggers and viewers share emotions

How you feel influences what you watch, and vice-versa.

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  • A new study finds that what you watch can influence how you feel and that how you feel influences what you watch.
  • Strangely, it seems to be the first study to investigate these notions as they relate to online videos.
  • The findings are in line with previous studies of other text-based social media platforms.
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The 5 most intelligent video games and why you should play them

Some games are just for fun, others are for thought provoking statements on life, the universe, and everything.

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  • Video games are often dismissed as fun distractions, but some of them dive into deep issues.
  • Through their interactive play elements, these games approach big issues intelligently and leave you both entertained and enlightened.
  • These five games are certainly not the only games that cover these topics or do so well, but are a great starting point for somebody who wants to play something thought provoking.
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5 different New Year celebrations from around the world

Explore the many different iterations and times of New Year's celebrations around the world.

  • The majority of countries around the world follow the Gregorian calendar, but still have special days to celebrate their cultural or religious New Year's celebrations.
  • Some calendars are based off of the lunar cycle or a mix of the lunar and solar cycle, which the Chinese use. They then dedicate an entire two weeks for celebration.
  • Thailand's New Year hosts a huge water fight on their New Year that people around the world flock to.
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Stan Lee, Marvel co-creator, is dead at 95

The comics titan worked for more than half a century to revolutionize and add nuance to the comics industry, and he built a vast community of fans along the way.

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  • Lee died shortly after being rushed to an L.A. hospital. He had been struggling with multiple illnesses over the past year, reports indicate.
  • Since the 1950s, Lee has been one of the most influential figures in comics, helping to popularize heroes that expressed a level of nuance and self-doubt previously unseen in the industry.
  • Lee, who's later years were marked by some financial and legal tumult, is survived by his daughter, Joan Celia "J.C." Lee.
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