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8 underrated U.S. cities perfect for a passport-free vacation

Are those sky-high rents, $10 beers, overhyped restaurants, and so-packed-you-can't-move museums of America's great cities starting to bring you down? It might be time to consider a trip (or even a move) to one of these eight overlooked gems, where you'll find equally excellent food scenes, …

Great Depression

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Men's Fashion

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.<p>It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the …

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

When it comes to planning a luxury vacation, whether it's a honeymoon, a celebration, or that's just how you roll, it's easy to think first of the large, luxury hotel brands you're familiar with and the destinations in which they have properties.<p>You wouldn't be wrong to consider brands like The …

Hospitality

THE 1,000,000,000 CLUB: The elite apps and platforms that have more than a billion users

"This may sound a little ridiculous to say, but for us, products don't really get that interesting to turn into businesses until they have about 1 billion people using them," he said during Facebook's third-quarter earnings call in 2014.<p>On Monday, one of the social network's sister apps just got …

Social Media

Saudi Arabia, Shale & Iran: Everything You Need To Know About The Oil Crisis

In just 15 trading days, oil prices have managed to plunge another 20%, after a fall of 29% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. While markets took these drops in stride in the past few years, something seems different about the volatile plunge so far in 2016.<p>Why are oil prices so low? And why are the world’s …

Oil

Where to sit during a plane crash

In 2012, scientists did a weird thing. But it was a good thing.<p>They intentionally flew an unmanned Boeing 737 aircraft into the Mexican desert to learn how people survive plane crashes.<p>The results they ended up with revealed some pretty surprising information.<p>One of the biggest takeaways was that, …

Winner Of $1.3 Billion Powerball May Face Suits By Friends, Co-Workers, Family

With no winner so far, the Powerball jackpot rose to $1.3 billion. These astounding numbers seem even more likely to brew big potential liabilities. Of course, the taxes on winning tickets are an unavoidable downside. Yet even after taxes, most people assume they will end up with a lot. But apart …

Finance

The World's Best Airlines for Food

Airlines have gone to great lengths to prove that in-flight dining can be so much more than shrink-wrapped, something-salad sandwiches. From local …

How Times Square became the nutty and inspiring mega-tourist attraction it is today

There's no place quite like Times Square.<p>Taking its name from the world's most famous newspaper, Times Square has long been one of the US's primary gathering places. Its name has, at various points in history, evoked everything from Mickey Mouse to porn shops.<p>So, on New Year's Eve — Times Square's …

Comedy wildlife photography is the best wildlife photography

A lot of wildlife photography competitions focus on animals looking majestic or human or weird. But not many pay credit to them looking funny. Enter, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which is all about animals looking, well, comedic. This is the first year the competition has run, with the …

Ford is testing its self-driving cars in a 32-acre fake city

The car maker said recently that it is the first automaker to test its autonomous vehicles at a MCity, a 32-acre faux city located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.<p>While Ford has been developing its autonomous technology for more than a decade, the move to begin testing its technology at MCity shows the …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

See Early Photos of the Statue of Liberty Before It Came to New York

The hand and torch of the Statue of Liberty on display at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, in Philadelphia, ten years bef<p>... VIEW MORE<p>MPI—Getty …

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CNN

iPad math app comes with real human tutor

The fifth-grader who just last year was at least one grade behind in math is now a year ahead and helping his classmates. Sebastian Johnson’s grasp and meteoric understanding of math did not happen because of the tutor he met with twice each week.<p>It was, his father Fred said, because of an iPad app …

Mathematics

Volkswagen Group may sell Bentley, Lamborghini, Ducati brands to repay loan

Some brands with least volume output are on their way out from VW group.<p>The emission scandal that seriously damaged the reputation of the Volkswagen …

Feel incredibly lonely as you stare at this photo of the Earth and moon drifting through space

On November 26, a Japanese spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and the moon from 1.9 million miles away, just drifting through the inky black void of space:<p>When you think about the scale of the universe, it's hard to imagine that most of it is made of empty space. Photos like this one help …

And the world's 'most excellent' airline is ... | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Its star-studded safety videos show the airline making happy customers of everyone from hulking sports stars to pocket-sized hobbits.<p>But Air New Zealand isn't just leading the way in viral hits.<p>Australia-based website AirlineRatings.com has named Air New Zealand the 2016 Airline of the Year …

Air New Zealand

The Search for Queen Nefertiti Enters a New Phase

Mounting evidence suggests the legendary monarch’s burial chamber is hidden in King Tut’s tomb.<p>They are two of the most renowned figures in Egyptian history.<p>But, while King Tutankhamun owes his fame to the stunning treasures that were buried with him after his death, Queen Nefertiti is remembered …

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York: Pictures

Animated Movies

The World’s First Supersonic Private Jet Just Landed its First Order

After 13 years of developing a high-speed business jet on paper, billionaire-backed Aerion Corporation is a big step closer to making supersonic …

How to Download All of Your Apple Music to iPhone (Easiest Method!)

How to Download All Music to iPhone <i>without</i> iTunes or a Computer<p>This method is going to take you awhile, but it’s certainly possible.<p>In the Music app, tap the Library tab.<p>From here, you can either select Songs or Albums.<p>If you select songs, you’ll need to scroll through your list and tap the iCloud …

Apple Music

Marriott is buying Starwood for $12.2 billion, creating the world's largest hotel company

The deal is valued at $12.2 billion, consisting of $11.9 billion worth of Marriott stock and $340 million in cash. For each share of stock, Starwood investors will receive $2.00 in cash and 0.92 shares of Marriott, with Marriott priced at $72.08 per share.<p>Marriott (MAR) closed Friday at $72.74. …

Dubai stock market tumbles raising spectre of second crisis

The plunging oil price has dragged the Dubai stock market to its lowest level this year<p><b>Emerging markets</b><p><b>Questor says AVOID</b><p>Stock markets in the Middle East are tumbling once again as the falling oil price places fresh challenges on the finances of the region. They look like extremely risky prospects …

The 16 social media apps everyone should have

Many of the best social networking apps out there have been around for a while, but as smartphones get smarter, so do the apps, and you can now do more than ever.<p>From fan favorites like Instagram and Facebook to newcomers like live-streaming Periscope, there's never been a better time to find a …

Outrageous photos from this year's Victoria's Secret fashion show

After months of arduous training, top models Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Candice Swanepoel were all featured in the show, and Gigi Hadid and Kardashian clan member Kendall Jenner made their runway debuts. Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, and Ellie Goulding performed.<p>The models are imperative — …

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2015: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and More

Anticipation was at an all-time high for this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and the Angels certainly did not disappoint. Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, and the entire perfectly coifed crew were in top form—and they also showed VS newbies like Kendall …

Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

Such events are very rare, but astronomers managed to record incredible footage of the aftermath this summer.<p>The black hole is part of star system called V404 Cygni. The black hole is about 12 times more massive than the sun and is nearly 46 quadrillion miles away from Earth. Over at least the last …

Black Holes