• One by one, 3 utility workers descended into a manhole. One by one, they died.

    When a utility worker in Key Largo, Fla., noticed that a section of a paved street was not settling properly, he decided to remove a manhole cover and descend into the earth. Moments later on Monday morning, the 15-foot-deep hole went silent. Sensing the man was trapped, a fellow utility worker climbed into the drainage hole to rescue him. When he, too, stopped responding, a third worker entered the same hole. All three men died, overcome by poisonous fumes underground, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. A Key Largo firefighter who made a desperate attempt to save the men also became unconscious within seconds. The firefighter, Leonardo Moreno, an eight-year veteran of the

    Washington Post
  • ‘Ice cream killer’ is so dangerous, she’s headed to a men’s prison

    A Spanish murderer dubbed the “ice cream killer” is so dangerous, she’s being moved to an all-male prison to serve out her life sentence, according to a new report. Estibaliz Carranza, 38, earned the chilling nickname after she shot her boyfriend and ex-husband to death in 2008, cut up their bodies with a chainsaw and hid them in the freezers of her ice cream store in Vienna, Austria. The Mexican-born Spanish national stored the body parts in ice cream tubs filled with concrete and disguised the smell with air fresheners. Now, she’ll spend the rest of her life in an all-male prison in Asten, Austria, because she shows an “advanced reduction of the relevant dangerousness,” according to the Mirror.

    New York Post
  • Ex-Amazon employee turned start-up CEO shares a surprising trick for getting ahead at work

    When Manual "Manny" Medina was a senior product manager at Amazon in 2003, he noticed something: Nearly all of the executives could solve difficult mathematical equations without using a calculator or even a pencil. "The executives at Amazon and all the [vice presidents] were able to do math in their head really quickly," he says. "It was so stark, their ability to manage numbers so quickly." Medina realized that if we wanted to get ahead, he needed to get more comfortable working with numbers in his head. He bought a book on speed math to "just keep up with them." While having strong math skills is often a prerequisite for professionals in the tech or finance world, being comfortable with numbers

    CNBC.com
  • Things You Should Never Buy at Aldi

    Haven't shopped at an Aldi supermarket yet? After steadily expanding its footprint in the eastern part of the country over the past 40 years - the first U.S. store opened in Iowa in 1976 - Aldi is now adding locations in Southern California. There are few shelves, few employees and none of the amenities you've come to expect from the likes of Wegmans or Whole Foods.

    Kiplinger
  • To be or not to be a first lady: Melinda Henneberger

    There are lots of ways to do the job. Or, as Melania Trump is showing, to not do it at all. After Donald Trump’s inauguration this week, his wife, Melania, will return home to their gilded penthouse in New York - leaving much of the work traditionally associated with the unpaid and often thankless role of first lady to her stepdaughter Ivanka. Of course, the full-time non-job of chief hostess and domestic diplomat has been evolving ever since Martha Washington held it. She complained in a letter to her niece that "I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me which I must not depart from." Asked during a joint appearance with Laura Bush in Tanzania

    USA Today
  • Take a peek inside the most expensive home for sale in the US

    A newly built modern palace overlooking Los Angeles has just become the most expensive home listed in the United States. Price tag: $250 million. CNBC can reveal that the 38,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air, California, will officially come on the market this week - eclipsing the current record holder, a $195 million mansion in Manalapan, Florida. The home has remained one of the best-kept secrets in real estate, since only a handful of billionaires and a few celebrities and top brokers have seen it. The home has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, six bars, a massage room and spa, fitness center, two wine-champagne cellars, the most advanced home theater in any U.S. home, and an 85-foot

    CNBC.com
  • Rare photos of Betty White you've likely never seen

    Happy birthday, Betty White! Our favourite Golden Girl turns 95 on Jan. 17 - and she’s certainly come a long way. White officially holds the record for the longest TV career for any female entertainer. In honour of her birthday, click through the gallery to see some rare, vintage photos captured earlier in her career. Let us know what you think by tweeting @ YahooStyleCA!

    Yahoo Canada Style
  • 12-year-old's growing pains were actually rare cancer

    A schoolgirl who went to hospital with growing pains was given the devastating news she had bone cancer. Her pain started as a dull ache in her leg that her parents thought were growing pains and numbed it with paracetamol. But Ashleigh Massey, 12, was soon in agony and struggling to go to school. When the pain left Ashleigh, from Chessington, south west London, in tears in October worried dad Chris, 40, rushed her to A&E at Kingston Hospital in London.

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