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Why This Country Is Moving Its Coral Reefs

Jordan could become a model for other marine destinations.<p>The streets of Aqaba, Jordan, are dotted with falafel stands and seafood restaurants touting the day's catch. Locals sit along the sidewalks at small tables, taking in the afternoon sun whilst smoking grape- and mint-flavored shisha …

Great Barrier Reef

New website earns travellers money back if their flight gets cheaper after booking

There are plenty of airfare hacks out there, but rarely are they as simple as this - a website which automatically refunds you every time the price of a flight or hotel room you’ve already booked drops.<p>DoNotPay, which is free and has just launched in the UK, scans your email inbox for any travel …

Flying

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

Life-threatening bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids, CDC warns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A warning about life-threatening bleeding linked to use of synthetic cannabinoids -- commonly known as fake weed or spice -- was issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday after two deaths and dozens of patients appearing in ERs with serious unexplained bleeding.<p>…

Cannabis

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade | Inc.com

David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was immediately engaged by his wry sense of humor delivered with a …

Comedy

She championed the idea that freezing your eggs would free your career. But things didn’t quite work out.

[<i>This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.</i>]<p>Brigitte Adams caused a sensation four years ago when she appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek under the …

Pregnancy

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

Justin Timberlake Returns with New Single 'Filthy': Watch the Video!

He’s bringin’ Memphis back!<p>Justin Timberlake has returned with his new single “Filthy.” The Grammy winner, 36, released the edgy new track a few …

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Jonas Mekas turned 95 this year and won a lifetime achievement award in Frankfurt, Germany. Ping Wong, 92, learned new rules for playing mah-jongg. Helen Moses, who turned 93, mostly gave up talk of marrying Howie Zeimer, her steady companion of the last eight years. Ruth Willig, 94, broke a bone …

New Jersey

Eight Places To Find Cheap Flights Right Now

Scoring a great deal on a flight can make or break a vacation. But scoring that cheap flight is not always easy. You have to be vigilant. You also have to be willing to sacrifice some of the comfier perks of big-name carriers. But, hey, if you’re willing to fly without excess luggage and don’t care …

How to get an entire row to yourself on your next flight

Even for the most frequent fliers, boarding an airplane is a game of chance.<p>Sometimes you can be seated next to a screaming baby (not their fault, but still), or find yourself amid some of the chattiest people on Earth. But there is one seating arrangement that outshines all others: an entire row …

Aviation

This Woman Has Been an American Airlines Flight Attendant for 60 Years

We could all take some career advice from Bette Nash.<p>When Bette Nash started her career as a flight attendant, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and <i>I Love Lucy</i> was airing its final episodes. Airplane meals consisted of lobster and carved meats, and tickets cost somewhere around $12 and required no …

Flying

How to Make Chicken Tenders That Are Also Mozzarella Sticks (Yes, You Read That Right)

Two of your favorite bar snacks have finally come together as one.<p>With this food hack, we stuff chicken tenders with mozzarella string cheese, coat …

Crime

7 Easy Hacks for Your Best Brows Ever (It Is National Brow Day, After All)

Your eyebrows fall in the center of your face, which is why makeup artists have long relied on a beautifully groomed brow to provide a frame for the …

Let Kim Kardashian's Eyebrow Guru Show You How to Properly Shape Your Own Brows Once and for All

Chances are, you’ve heard of — or you already use — the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil. It’s in almost every star’s makeup bag, glam pros …

The World-Class Japanese Spirit Hidden in a Sleepy Hawaiian Beach Town

Photo by Ken Hirata<p>Six acres of sweet potato vines blanket the Hawaiian Shochu Company distillery’s backyard.<p>Past the shrimp trucks and big-wave …

Sweet Potatoes

How one California professor beat Las Vegas and Wall Street

Las Vegas in the 1960s: It was a place run by men who ordered hits over cappuccinos and made offers nobody refused. Men who were feared, and feared …

Mathematics

‘I was buried alive’: Diver survives 60 hours trapped in an underwater cave

The lowest moment for scuba diver Xisco Gracia came when he made sure he had his knife on him. If he was going to die trapped in an underwater cave, he wanted it to be quick.<p>“I wanted to have it as a last resort,” he told the BBC this week of his April ordeal.<p>Gracia was trapped in that underwater …

Scuba Diving

Why Portugal Should Be Your Next Travel Spot

For Americans enchanted by the idea of a European getaway, Iceland and the U.K. have long dominated as de facto “gateways” to the continent: the …

European Travel

Fly Around the World for Only $1,110 Round-trip

Destinations include Stockholm and Honolulu.<p>Travelers who want to travel the world on a budget should consider booking one of <i>The Airfare Spot</i>’s …

Flying

This Site Helps You Plan a Spontaneous Trip Around Your Budget

If you’re looking to use some vacation days, but you’re not sure where you want to go, travel booking site <b></b>Wander lets you search based on your …

Travel

21 Tips - How To Find Cheap Flights To Anywhere In The World

Besides learning how to find cheap accommodation, learning how to find cheap flights to anywhere in the world will help you to reduce your other big …

North Korea

The 4 Beauty Products You Need to Beat the Heat All Summer Long

Summer, summer, summertime! Time to sit back and…well, you know the rest. But before you follow DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince [a.k.a Will Smith]’s …

Sleep In A Tiny House On The Beach In NYC This Summer

Now that we've skipped right from winter to ruthless summer, it's time to make plans to escape this sweat-drenched town. And this season, you can …

National Parks

Check Out The Gutter's Sweet New LIC Bowling Alley

fullscreen<p>Fans of beer, classic rock, and bowling have a new reason to head to Long Island City: beloved Greenpoint bowling mainstay The Gutter opens …

Every Sale You Need to Shop This Weekend for Seriously Discounted Home Decor

Friday has finally arrived, and what better way to celebrate than to treat yourself (and your home) to a little something special?<p>This weekend, some …

7 tax misunderstandings that could cost you

While we can never know everything, there are times when ignorance can cost you dearly -- and tax season is one of those times. Here are seven tax misunderstandings Americans should clear up immediately.<p>A pile of little papers on which are written words such as "tax return" "tax audit" "tax advice" …

Retirement

Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying from cancer, study shows

Long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of dying from various types of cancers, including colorectal, lung, breast and prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting on Monday.<p>The longitudinal study analyzed the …

Biomedicine