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'Game of Thrones' star's voice turns BBC Sochi Olympics promo into blockbuster preview

All right, this is just exceptional. Charles Dance, who plays the manipulative, three-steps-ahead-of-you schemer Tywin Lannister, has narrated a new BBC promo for the Sochi Olympics. Or maybe for a $400 million blockbuster movie, whichever.

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Watch: Indian luger trains for Olympics on mountain roads of the Himalayas

So here's a conundrum: you're an aspiring Olympic luger, but there are no luge courses where you live. What do you do?

January 09, 2014 5:18 pmLoading…

Lolo Jones still hopes to earn a bobsled team slot for Sochi

Lolo Jones has long been one of the rare Olympic athletes whose public profile has grown past the day of their competition. As a member of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic track and field team, Jones failed to medal in hurdles but maintained a high public profile, occasionally to the frustration of…

January 09, 2014 8:41 amLoading…

Lindsey Vonn remains upbeat about Sochi chances despite failure to finish race

Lindsey Vonn failed to finish a downhill race at Val d'Isere, France, on Saturday after her surgically repaired right knee "completely gave out," but insists she's no more injured than she was before the race. Vonn believes she is still on track for success at Sochi, though she indicated she…

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Brian Boitano announces he is gay

December 19, 2013 11:23 amLoading…

Infographic: Lindsey Vonn’s impressive return from injury outdoes Adrian Peterson, Derrick Rose

Lindsey Vonn's recovery from a catastrophic knee injury suffered in February has been nothing short of amazing. How amazing, you ask? Last year, Adrian Peterson suffered a similar injury and made a highly-celebrated return to the NFL just 226 days afterward. Vonn beat him by 50 days.

December 10, 2013 1:29 pmLoading…

Diver Tom Daley announces he is gay in YouTube video

Tom Daley, a British diver who won bronze at the London Olympic Games in 2012, has become the latest athlete to publicly declare his sexual orientation.

December 02, 2013 6:24 pmLoading…
Video: Arizona couple's wedding proposal goes viral in Facebook photo

Video: Arizona couple's wedding proposal goes viral in Facebook photo

When a photographer in the middle of a shoot saw that a young man was on one knee about to propose to his girlfriend, she quickly snapped a photo. She posted the photo on Facebook hoping to get it to the couple and it went viral.

July 25, 2013 6:28 pmLoading…

This is the greatest ticket-begging fan gimmick of London Olympics (PHOTO)

LONDON —The Olympic Park is where over 200,000 fans per day watch events, buy London Games gear and do a lot of walking. But it's also where many fans attempt to swap their tickets for others, usually to watch their nation of choice battle for a medal (or because their nation of choice fell …

August 10, 2012 7:44 amLoading…

Jamaican sprinter wore $500,000 watch in the 100

In fewer than 24 hours, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake could be a gold medalist in the 200-meter sprint, if he can find a way to top Usain Bolt. Yet Blake's wrist might get much more attention from the International Olympic Committee than Bolt's entire body thanks to something Blake wore duri…

August 08, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

Michael Phelps, ‘Mystery Blonde’ Megan Rossee make their debut as a couple (VIDEO)

 While Michael Phelps was making noise in the pool during the London Games, the most successful Olympian of all time kept details of his personal life quiet.

August 07, 2012 4:20 amLoading…

What are gymnasts spraying on the uneven bars?

During the primetime broadcast of the women's gymnastics all-around final, cameras showed Russian gymnast Victoria Komova spraying down the bar with a liquid. Was it a super-secret concoction cooked up by Cold War scientists to help Russian women fly around the bars and earn top scores?

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How photographers take underwater pictures of swimmers

How do photographers get those breathtaking underwater shots of swimmers? It takes $30,000 worth of equipment, a Scuba certification and lots of patience.

August 02, 2012 7:09 am Related Loading…

Ryan Lochte’s mom says he only has time for ‘one-night stands’

Ladies, if you had your heart set on catching Ryan Lochte's eye, you may need to reevaluate your strategy for landing the biggest catch at the London Olympics.

August 02, 2012 5:29 amLoading…

Where does Michael Phelps rank among the 10 greatest summer Olympians of all time?

Up for debate, is whether having the most medals also makes Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian ever.

August 01, 2012 5:40 pmLoading…

Winning a gold medal brings a $9,000 tax bill

It's not the value of the medal itself that will require a separate line on this years tax returns, it's the tax on the prize money that comes with a gold, silver or bronze.

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Both general-, special-skill résumés have place

In a buyer's (and increasingly picky buyer's) market, you may be tempted to throw all your skills on the résumé, praying that the sheer variety of your experiences will overwhelm an employer.

February 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Twitter, Facebook may help you land job

You're up to date on the latest job-search ideas, right? You're responding to posted job ads. You're crafting smart and incisive cover letters to accompany your résumé on its travels. You're networking like crazy. What else can you do?

January 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

6 essential tips can help you get the right job in good or bad times

Here are a half-dozen essential tips for landing the right job in good economic times or bad: Try a sales technique

January 19, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Play it cool: the ins and outs of exit interviews

Exit interviews are among the last items on your to-do list as you leave a job. Though you might be itching to just finish the job already and say "sayonara" to a micromanaging boss or a position you've outgrown, human-resources managers appreciate it when employees take the time to give a t…

January 12, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Holiday season isn't off-limits for job seekers

While you're finishing your holiday shopping list, make sure you start looking for what you really need: a new job.

December 22, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Hospital jobs run gamut from skilled to not

While much of the economy falters, the health-care sector remains hot. Why? According to George Rainer, vice president of human resources for Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., "health care isn't completely recession-proof, but it's certainly more so than other industries. People…

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Steer clear of 5 traps in job-search networking

We've heard it a hundred times: Networking is essential for job seekers. However, most of the rules of non-job-search networking simply don't apply when our networking is focused on getting a new job.

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4 ways to boost your job-search chances

Fuel prices are up. Food prices, too. And don't forget foreclosures. The United States is still at war and unemployment has reached 5.5 percent. It's the real-life equivalent of "Lions and tigers and bears!" But, oh my, does a job seeker really have to think the worst is yet to come — if it …

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5 tips for when your career plateaus

Careers start out as a climbing exercise: When can I get promoted? How can I get a raise? What job will be more challenging than my current one?

September 08, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Three ways to improve the outlook for new job

It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to you —that you're never left without a job and possibilities for your next opportunity?

August 25, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Moving out of the midcareer morass

If you have at least 10 years of experience in a particular field, job-hunting in the current market presents a special challenge.

July 07, 2008 12:00 am
Ex-child bride survives life of horror

Ex-child bride survives life of horror

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eleven-year old Gulsoma was in a heap in front of her father-in-law. He told her that if she didn't find a missing watch by the next morning he would kill her. He almost had already.

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