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Hopper debuts ‘Flex Watch,’ a personalized flight deal finder for flexible travel dates

Hopper, the intelligent travel app that has made finding affordable flights a lot easier, is today rolling out a new feature called Flex Watch, which will send you recommendations about flight deals in a highly personalized manner.<p>Today, most travel booking services only let you adjust your arrival …

The essential guide to fragrance etiquette

So much is written about how to dress correctly these days that it’s easy to forget that there’s a certain etiquette attached to wearing fragrance too.<p>And whilst the rules for smelling great aren’t quite as complex as those as those for getting the "black tie" dress code right, they’re still worth …

Clash Between Philippine Forces and Abu Sayyaf Leaves 9 Dead

MANILA — Philippine soldiers clashed Tuesday with members of a militant group known for beheading foreign hostages, leaving five rebels and four members of the security forces dead at a popular tourist destination in the central Philippines, the police and military said.<p>Soldiers and the provincial …

How to get the best flight and hotel service: Travel secrets revealed

Heather Poole, a professional flight attendant, joins TODAY with advice for air travelers, saying to be sure to arrive for your flight early and avoid potentially unsanitary tray tables. Meanwhile, “the key to a good hotel stay is timing,” says Michael Fazio, a professional concierge: Stay when the …

The 15 Best Places to Visit in Florida

1 of 16<p><i>RELATED</i>: 20 Beautiful Beach Views From Around The World<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 16<p>Anna Maria Island<p>3 of 16<p>Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Amelia …

Fort Lauderdale

How much can police find out from a murderer’s Echo?

A new case in Arkansas raises tricky forensic questions<p>When police in Bentonville, Arkansas were faced with an unsolved murder last year, they looked to a nearby Amazon Echo. The owner of the house where the murder occurred, and chief suspect in the case, had purchased Amazon’s popular new personal …

24 Hours in Hong Kong: What Every Twenty-Something Should Actually Do

Food, music, art, fashion, architecture, design: You name it, Hong Kong has it. It’s no wonder, therefore, that the Asian metropolis is one of the …

The best time to buy airline tickets and other travel advice for 2017

You don’t really need to make it an official resolution, do you? That in 2017 you will travel — a lot? But maybe you will resolve to be smarter about booking airfare and snagging those low prices. Here are some developments that could help make that promise stick.<p>More ‘bare-bones’ fares<p>Next year, …

Travel To Asia in Economy Class: Delta Air Lines Flash Sale — December 2016 Edition

T he amount of SkyMiles you need to redeem for travel to Asia in economy class has been discounted to as few as 49,000 SkyMiles round trip from …

5 Gross Things That Happen When You Don't Wash Your Sheets Enough

Your bed is a germy wasteland.<p>With a million things to do in a day, from making it to the gym before work to squeezing in some wine and Netflix before bed, who has time to <i>make</i> the bed every day, let alone wash their sheets every week?<p>If you're guilty of letting too much time pass before washing …

Skin Care

50 Epic Girls' Getaway Destinations in Every State Across America

If you need a weekend sans husbands/kids, one of these spots will do the trick.<p>When you think "girls' getaway," the first thing that comes to mind may be lounging on a beach in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. But why not celebrate the best of the grand ol' USA? This country is full of …

Hot Springs

Scientists Discover Why Diet Coke Is Probably Undermining You

Aspartame—the artificial sweetener found in drinks like Diet Coke—is probably not good for you. If you believe otherwise, I admire your commitment to …

Flight Deal: U.S. to Singapore for Under $700 Round-Trip

Even better? You'll get to fly on Singapore Airlines, one of the world's best airlines.<p>If you want to find out firsthand why Singapore's Changi Airport is widely considered the best in the world, now's your chance: national carrier Singapore Airlines has just unveiled a flight deal that makes …

Revealed: where millennials want to go on holiday

Bathing in the Blue Lagoon of Iceland is the most coveted travel expereince amongst millennials (those born between the early Eighties and early 2000s), according to a new survey.<p>The top ranking of the country, known for its otherworldly glacial landscape, should come as no surprise; Iceland has …

Costa Rica

Factories that made clothes for Forever 21, Ross paid workers $4 an hour, Labor Department says

It can be hard to ignore the lure of Forever 21, where fall jackets go for $18 and a halter dress can be had for $9.<p>But U.S. Labor Department investigators contend that those deals are costly for people like Pedro Montiel, who said he makes $4.50 an hour putting the labels and other finishing …

The Best Winter Slow Cooker Recipes, According to Martha Stewart

In the fall and winter months, few things are better than a slow-cooked homemade meal that greets you at the door with a mouthwatering aroma. While …

Cooking

Google Flights Now Tells You the Best Time to Buy an Airline Ticket

You'll now be able to know how much you stand to lose if you don't, say, book that one-way, $292 ticket to Amsterdam within eight hours.<p>Last week, after Google announced its two new phones, VR goggles, an always-on speaker-receiver combo to compete with Amazon's Echo, a new Wi-Fi routing system, …

10 Reasons to Try a Ketogenic Diet

The <b>ketogenic</b> <b>diet</b>, also known as <b>keto</b> diet, is a very low-carb and high-fat diet that have many similarities with the low-carb and Atkins diet. The Ketogenic Diet involves drastically decreasing carbohydrate intake and substituting it with fat. The reduction in carbs can put our bodies into a …

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Recipes

4 Personality Disorders That Can Seem Like Narcissism But Can Actually Be A More Serious Condition

When someone seeks attention, only cares about themselves, and steps on the toes of others, we are quick to call them a narcissist. However, there …

Psychology

2 factors affect whether antidepressants will work for you — and scientists have finally put them together

But even when my depression threatened to cut me off completely from the world around me, I struggled with the decision to take antidepressants. It wasn't just that I'd been taught to believe that "going on meds" was giving up. No, what really worried me was how I'd cope if the drugs didn't …

Google Flights now tracks airfare prices, notifies you of price changes and offers tips

Finding a good price on flights can be very difficult, especially since prices fluctuate so often and even change for specific people. Google aims to …

How to go from private eye to startup CEO raising $23 million in funding

Luke Anear has gone from spying on people who had been injured at work to trying to prevent the accident in the first place.<p>The founder of Australian …

Startups

Visit picturesque Holualoa on the island of Hawaii — and you may never want to leave

Holualoa, a sleepy artist community 1,400 feet above Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, has an uncrowded downtown that is unassuming and picturesque.<p>Post office boxes from the 1920s still adorn the wood facade of what is now a ukulele workshop; former doctors' quarters house yoga studios; and …

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

The filling can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated. Rewarm the filling before stuffing the mushrooms. We do not recommend roasting the …

Here's How Your Body Knows You Found the Perfect Sexual Partner

It's all about your immune system, apparently.<p>One of the real secrets of white-hot attraction to someone isn't terribly sexy, according to a recent study published in <i>Nature</i>: It's a part of your genetic coding.<p>All humans have their own unique human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex, which helps the …

Why Samsung Workers in Vietnam Are Confident in Riding Out Note 7 Storm

As Samsung Electronics struggles to salvage its reputation after the safety problems that have beset its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the South …

Read Robin Williams' Widow's Powerful Essay About His Final Days

Robin Williams' untimely death was as shocking as it was seemingly inexplicable. But now we have a window into the actor's last days on earth, in the …

Can eating fat help you lose weight? Let’s look at the ketogenic diet.

Fat makes your meals more palatable and helps you feel full, so it’s no wonder the high-fat ketogenic diet is increasing in popularity. The diet has been trending for the past three years, as “keto” blogs and cookbooks continue to pop up and build an impressive fan base. This diet has been used …

30 Make-Ahead Lunches You Can Pack Tonight

What's one of the easiest ways to feel like you have your life together? If you ask us, it's prepping lunch the night before. In the grand scheme of …