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Avoid Tourist Crowds by Staying Where They Can’t

Traveling in the off season is the best way to score deals and avoid mobs of tourists, but you can’t always travel in the off season. Beat the …

San Marino

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier population of readers who <i>just can’t wait</i> …

Books

Women Scientists Are Mocking #HackAHairdryer To Shut Down Sexist Stereotypes

"I don't own a hairdryer. I guess that's the end of my career in science."<p>IBM's project asked women to "give a hair dryer a fresh new use", take a video of the work, and share it on social media. The project was an attempt by the tech company to "dismantle the stigma in tech" and to be inclusive of …

Responding to mistrust, feds investigate Chicago police

CHICAGO (AP) — Responding to deepening mistrust of one of the nation's largest police forces, the federal government opened an investigation Monday into the Chicago Police Department, and authorities announced they would not charge an officer in the death of a 25-year-old black man who was shot in …

Law Enforcement

Turkey Tips and Sweet Potato Gravy

<b>Have you heard the news about the best cooking idea for Thanksgiving 2015?</b><p>Wolfgang Puck says to make a delicious and simple gravy do the following:<p>Roast your turkey on top of sweet potatoes. Wolfgang Puck says he roasts his turkey for 55 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time for roasting …

Cooking

I Won’t Complain

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

Apple, Microsoft tussle with feds over access to user data

Tech companies say that user data requested by the government is encrypted and therefore inaccessible. But the government doesn't like that response.<p>Apple and Microsoft are at odds with the US government's attempt to obtain customer data when that data isn't easily obtainable.<p>In one investigation …

Privacy

Photos: The world’s most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths

Outdoor mazes and labyrinths have captured our imagination for centuries, harking back to King Minos of Crete’s elaborate, winding structure to corral the hulking Minotaur in Greek mythology.<p>Corn mazes, especially plentiful in the US, provide farmers an additional source of revenue. From the 14th …

European Travel

Baby sugar glider takes flying lessons

I couldn’t resist sharing this video with you: today’s “Caturday” video features an adorable young sugar glider (known as a “joey”) practicing her gliding skills in front of a fan:<p>The sugar glider, <i>Petaurus breviceps,</i> is a small forest-dwelling marsupial native to the northern and eastern parts of …

Gliders

John Oliver rips America’s disgraceful maternity leave policy: Thanks for giving us life — “now get the f*ck back to work”

The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that doesn’t offer paid time off to new mothers<p>Happy Mother's Day! Here's a fun fact: The U.S. is one of only <i>two</i> countries in the world that doesn't offer paid time off to new mothers. John Oliver used Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" to bring …

Maternity

Everything we know about the death of Osama Bin Laden is wrong

A controversial report by Seymour Hersh leaves still more questions than answers, but it does make one thing clear<p>Everything you know about Osama bin Laden's killing is wrong.<p>That's the short version of a very long Seymour Hersh story, just published in the London Review of Books, which offers an …

National Security

Humans are genetically modifying mosquitoes to fight a disease we helped create

It’s America’s closest thing to a tropical tourism mecca. But Key West’s biggest attraction isn’t the sun-splashed beaches. Its charm lies in its balmy evenings, with their open-air parties steeped in tequila and rum runners, drawing a blend of tourists and locals who pack the pastel-gothic Old …

Public Health

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Literature

Criminalizing Poverty

<i>“Held captive.”</i> It was how one 13-year-old described the feeling of growing up poor in our wealthy nation, and for more and more Americans living in poverty, this feeling isn’t just a metaphor. The recent Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Missouri put a much …

6 Quick Ways to Organize Your Living Room This Spring

From rearranging furniture to rethinking multipurpose pieces, here are a few things you can do in a day.<p><b>1. Rearrange Your Furniture</b>Your space might be prone to messiness because of the layout. Recruit your partner, family members, or roommates to move around some furniture to make your living room …

Surveillance

24 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Astrophotos Of 2014

Don't get us wrong. Space-based telescopes like Hubble and Spitzer brought us absolutely <i>stunning</i> images of deep space this year.<p>But some of the most out-of-this-world images of space taken in 2014 came from star-obsessed photographers right here on Earth.<p>Your friends at HuffPost Science asked you …

The Remarkable Year in Protests

From Kiev to Ferguson, demonstrators took to the streets and made their voices heard in 2014.<p>From Independence Square in Kiev to West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, people around the world took to the streets in 2014 to speak out against oppressive political regimes, growing income inequality, …

Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on you

A little present from Big Brother<p>If you want to release something no one will pay attention to, what time's better than Christmas Eve? At least, that appeared to be the National Security Agency's thinking. Last night, the NSA released reports detailing all the times they've illegally spied on …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

La rosca de Reyes - Sabrosía

Estamos llegando a la recta final de todas las celebraciones de invierno, y a punto de cerrar con broche de oro: con la rosca de reyes.<br>Y si no has …

Akai Gurley Protest Draws Hundreds In Brooklyn

About 200 people gathered Saturday at the Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, for a march to protest the death of Akai Gurley, who was shot and killed inside the housing project by an NYPD officer in November. The march was organized by AnswerCoalition.org and other groups.<p>Christine …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds first alien planet of new mission

NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again.<p>The prolific spacecraft has spotted its first new alien planet since being hobbled by a malfunction in May 2013, researchers announced Dec. 18. The newly discovered world, called HIP 116454b, is a "super Earth" about 2.5 times larger …

Fox’s Keith Ablow: Body cameras and de-escalation training “an insult to police officers”

“This guy has to go,” Ablow said of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio<p>On Monday, trained psychiatrist and professional troll Dr. Keith Ablow appeared on "Fox & Friends" to discuss police policies in the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner and two NYPD officers over the weekend. Ablow was unwilling to …

Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

The evidence for the prosecution is clear. Human decency requires putting the Bush administration on trial<p><i>“There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture</i> …

Obama takes questions only from women, apparently a White House first

President Obama not only made a little news at his annual year-end news conference Friday, he appears to have made history.<p>For the first time in recent memory, the president called only on female journalists -- eight in a row -- during an extended question-and-answer session at the White House. The …