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Bangkok Mall Most Instagrammed Place of 2013
The most Instagrammed place of 2013 was Siam Paragon, a mall in Bangkok that sees 100,000 shoppers a day. Times Square came in at No. 2 followed by Disneyland, the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas and Disney World rounding out the top five.
Michael Jordan Auctions Off $21M Home
Michael Jordan put his $21 million mansion outside Chicago up for auction today. The 56,000-square-foot home is equipped with nine bedrooms, 15 baths, a pool, a putting green and of course, a regulation-size basketball court. There were no takers on the home. Jordan said he wants to downsize now that his kids are grown and move somewhere warmer.
Some Parents Put Their Kids to Sleep Too Early, Researchers Say
Researchers at the University of Colorado found some parents may be putting their baby to bed too early. They tracked the sleep hormone melatonin in toddlers and found that toddlers whose bedtimes were in sync with their hormones went to sleep right away. Parents who put their baby to bed too early were in for temper tantrums, walkouts and sleepless nights. Researchers said your toddler will show you when it’s time for sleep.
Obama Wishes Washington Was More Like ‘House of Cards’
President Obama joked today that he wished things in Washington worked more like they do in the Netflix political drama “House of Cards.” ”I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient,” the president said ahead of a White House meeting with technology CEOs. “It’s true. I was looking at Kevin Spacey. … This guy’s getting a lot done.”