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France just passed a law that would help struggling Americans make ends meet if implemented in the US

IN FRANCE, if a supermarket throws out or destroys unused food its operators could face fines of €75,000 or two years in jail. Instead the food must …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

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Google’s New “Plan A Trip” Feature Is Changing the Way You Search

Google is never one to miss a beat. To keep up with the trend in smartphone usage over traditional desktop searches, the company has unveiled a brand …

Air Travel

9 foods you have to try in Iceland

YOU WON’T FIND ANY FERMENTED SHARK on this list. Let’s be honest, not many people REALLY eat it. Not even the Icelanders. They’ve been having a laugh …

A guide to the 10 funniest Icelandic idioms

1. Að pissa í skó sinn | Peeing in your shoe.<p>This idiom comes from an old Icelandic proverb. The whole thing goes: “<i>Það er skammgóður vermir að pissa</i> …

7 food spots you have to try during Mardi Gras

WANNA GRAB SOME GOOD GRUB during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras? If you want a super touristy, fancy dinner, go to Commander’s Palace. But stay away from …

Infographic: How to book a perfect apartment when traveling

Renting an apartment instead of staying in a hotel has transformed the way we travel, but what kind of digs should you be choosing? Surely the nature …

Freeway opens with demolition of LA bridge ahead of schedule

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demolition crews brought down a portion of a famed downtown Los Angeles bridge sooner than expected, allowing for the early …

California

Buffalo bacon Chex mix! 4 ways to upgrade the classic party snack

Chex Mix is one of the great American snacks, ever since the first recipe was printed on cereal boxes in 1952. As much as we love the original version and its variety of pre-packaged descendants, we've taken things into our own hands at TODAY Food with four new delicious homemade recipes for the …

7 Superfast Fried Game Day Desserts

The crispiest game day desserts.<p>The Super Bowl comes just once a year, and when it does you'll probably be frying wings and mozzarella sticks. But …

San Francisco’s Hills Are Winning the Game Against Overloaded Beer Trucks

On Sunday millions of American football fans will huddle around televisions to watch the Carolina Panthers duke it out against the Denver Broncos in hopes of bringing home a shiny trophy and some gaudy championship rings. Many of these same fans will also likely be consuming copious amounts of beer …

Leonardo DiCaprio Opens Up About His Very "Bohemian" Upbringing

Plus baby pictures for proof.<p>This week, the glorious Internet unearthed several photographs from Leonardo DiCaprio's childhood. And by that, we mean babyhood, well before his acting career took off at the ripe old age of six. These black-and-white, all-American snapshots gave us a peek into the …

A Stake in the Ground

If Todd Snyder wants to be the 'next great American designer' he has some work to do.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> Todd Snyder had a lot riding on his …

There Will Be Blood

Siki Im's vampire references were literal, but the resulting clothes were unexpected.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> Siki Im is never without a big idea. …

'Inside Out' wins outstanding animated feature at the Annie Awards

"Inside Out,"the acclaimed box-office hit about a young girl dealing with her emotions, was the big winner at the 43rd Annie Awards for animation given out Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall.<p>The film from Pixar Animations Studio, which is owned by Disney, won for outstanding animated feature, …

Indie Focus: New discoveries with 'Hail, Caesar!' 'Tumbledown' and 'Southbound'

Hello! I'm Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.<p>This week sees another new episode of the television program hosted by my colleague Rebecca Keegan and me on Ovation TV. This time we welcome supporting actors Sylvester Stallone, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Dano, …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (6 February 2016)

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p><b>Top picks</b><p>From me at The Atlantic:<p>Clearing the Body’s Retired Cells Slows Aging and Extends Life<br>• The Weird Thing About Cat Legs<p>“You are worthy”: Melissa Wilson Sayres’ wonderful letter to students, on the subject of harassment.<p>Beautifully written piece on …

Science

Listen to astronaut Sally Ride discuss all the sexist questions she was asked by the press

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space. Her accomplishment came two decades after Russia had sent the first woman to space in 1963. It was a progressive step for NASA, but unfortunately, the rest of the country wasn't so forward-thinking about it. In an interview …

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Gene editing could create medicines and self-fertilising crops. But are we facing another GM food-style furore?

The technique could transform life for farmers and Parkinson’s sufferers. But critics insist it remains unproven – and the EU may end up blocking it<p>Outside Norwich, in a refrigerated cupboard in the basement of the John Innes Centre, racks of glass tubes filled with bright green shoots have been …

'Deadpool' review: Bring a gnarly date, definitely leave the kids at home

LOS ANGELES — The only way to do a Deadpool movie is to do an aggressively R-rated <i>Deadpool</i> movie. That means a bloodbath of gratuitous violence, …

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Italian actor declared brain dead after hanging scene goes wrong

Italian actor Raphael Schumacher was declared brain dead Friday after accidentally strangling himself on a theater stage during a hanging scene.<p>Schumacher, 27, was performing in a production at the Pisa’s Teatro Lux on Jan. 30 when a medical student in the audience noticed that the rope around his …

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Louis van Gaal dismisses Jose Mourinho link with Man Utd

<b>Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he does not believe reports that the club have lined up ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to replace him.</b><p>Mourinho, who was sacked in December, said he will be "back soon" after it was revealed his representatives had held talks with United.<p>Van Gaal said: …

Liverpool Transfer News: Latest on Bernd Leno and Daniel Sturridge Rumours

Reported Liverpool target Bernd Leno has admitted it would be an ambition fulfilled if he was to play in the Premier League at some point.<p>Speaking with Sport1 (h/t Tom Olver of <i>Metro</i>), the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper spoke about his plans for the future and had an interesting take on leaving the …

Jack Dorsey: No reordered timelines next week

In a move designed to reassure the people who made the #RIPTwitter hashtag trend around the world today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has gone on a charm offensive in a tweetstorm.<p>He says “we never planned to reorder timelines next week.”<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, …

Rise in first-date rape claims linked to online dating

<b>The number of people reporting being raped on their first date with someone they met on a dating app has risen six-fold in five years, figures show.</b><p>There were 184 rape allegations in the UK in 2014, up from 33 in 2009, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.<p>It said 85% of the victims of sexual …

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