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The 10 Weirdest Hotels in the World

Now that places like crazy colorful hotels and their art-infused rooms exist, there’s really no going back to ordinary. Since it seems like there’s something for everyone these days — from must-visit foodie hotels to haunted Airbnbs — creativity is becoming competition. These 10 unusual hotels give …

A Former NYPD Cop with Mafia Ties Is Charged with Running a Prostitution Ring

Some high-end clients were quoted $8,400 for 14-hour appointments, prosecutors say.<p>A former New York City cop was arrested Tuesday over what prosecutors describe as a swanky prostitution ring catering to some of America's wealthiest men. Michael Rizzi, who served on the NYPD from 1991 to 2000, is …

Crime

New 'Pilot' Earpiece Translates Languages for You in Real Time

This could be a game changer when traveling abroad.<p>We've all been there: You're standing in a foreign country, struggling to communicate in another language, and kicking yourself for thinking that listening to 20 minutes of "how to speak whatever" on your phone during the plane ride over would …

Language Learning

Assassin's Creed Movie Will Break History of Video Game Film Mediocrity, Ubisoft Says

Video game movies have a track record of mediocrity and worse. But Ubisoft believes its upcoming film based on Assassin's Creed could break through and become a hit.<p>Ubisoft's Azaizi Aymar, who is the head of content for the Assassin's Creed brand, spoke up on Twitter to respond to a suggestion that …

Film Industry

Top 5 Strange Mario Fan Theories

Mario is a hero from the mushroom kingdom. Jumpman is a plumber from New York City. Mario spends his life rescuing Princess Peach from Bowser. …

The best landmarks in the world, according to TripAdvisor

The winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings from travelers over a 12-month period.<p>TripAdvisor also included the average accommodation rates for summer for each destination, based on all bookable hotels on its site.<p>From the world's largest religious structure …

BBC Food Recipes To Be Archived - Except For This One

Exclusive look at the final BBC Food recipe.<p>It was announced on Tuesday morning that the BBC will be closing its Food website as part of a …

Abortion rates are declining in developing countries worldwide. What’s the cause?

Last year, when data emerged showing that the teen pregnancy rate, the overall unintended pregnancy rate and the abortion rate in the United States declined — in some cases to record lows — lots of hands shot up across the political spectrum.<p>Everyone, it seemed, wanted some of the credit — those …

Teen Pregnancy

Hero Dog Bitten Three Times While Protecting Florida Girl from Rattlesnake

Meet Haus the German shepherd – and rescue dog.<p>Haus paid his owners back for adopting him from a shelter by stepping in when their daughter was …

Pets

Street Mural of Donald Trump Kissing Vladimir Putin Goes Viral

A mural on the side of a restaurant in Lithuania has gone viral for depicting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kissing Russian …

Children in care 'let down for too long', says David Cameron

<b>The government is to pass new laws to encourage adoption in a bid to improve the chances of children in social care in England, David Cameron has said.</b><p>Writing in the Sunday Times, the PM promised "zero tolerance" of state failure around social care and a new covenant for those leaving care.<p>New laws …

United Kingdom

Star Wars Episode VIII: Mystery and Excitement Surrounds Filming in Ireland

It could be the Millennium Falcon or it could be a Jedi temple, but the residents of Malin Head in the most northerly part of Ireland have never seen …

Enormous "Frog Penis" That Went Viral Isn't A Penis At All

Plants and Animals Photo credit: a Tad Pole. Keith Leech/FacebookA set of photographs that appear to show a well-endowed frog have been stunning …

Zoology

Expandable habitats may take us to Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> In sci-fi movies, space habitats are huge structures with labyrinth layouts. But Hollywood doesn't have to deal with the issues real aerospace engineers face when contemplating future space homes -- such as gravity and financial constraints.<p>"Gravity ... is a really serious problem," Bigelow …

Space Exploration

The hidden nasties of your next hotel stay have been revealed

Every hotel has different protocol, schedules, and cleaning staff that determine just how clean your temporary home is going to be. But just because …

How to Eat Like a Local in Venice

6 cruise lines that have their own private islands

To remedy that, many cruise lines have purchased or leased private islands. Norwegian started the trend in 1977, when it bought Great Stirrup Cay from Belcher Oil Company. (And it will become the first cruise line with an island in Belize when Harvest Caye debuts off the coast of Placencia this …

Starry Nights in the Canary Islands

Way, way out in the Atlantic Ocean, at a point where one of Earth’s four cold water currents meets the searing African desert winds, nights are dark as prehistory. Once the sun sets on the volcanic archipelago known as the Canary Islands, a misty net of extraterrestrial white light blankets the sky …

Sea Level

How to Travel the World Without Quitting Your Job

New services are helping professionals live and work abroad. Are you ready to become a 'working nomad' too?<p>What if you could leave your cubicle behind, pack up your work, and take your next meeting in Madrid? Or Bali? Of course it's appealing, but then there's the obvious reality check: A live-work …

Remote Working

An island resort with a dive center and private beach can be yours for $49 — but there's one catch

Located on the Micronesian island of Kosrae in the western Pacific, Kosrae Nautilus Resort is being sold by its owners through an online lottery, which requires entrants to buy tickets at £34 ($49) apiece for a chance to win, Travel + Leisure reports.<p>As well as hotel accommodation, the resort comes …

Pacific Ocean

13 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in England

London’s cultural sights tend to go heavy on the grandeur—royal this, crown jewels that—but a stroll down its most famous outdoor market promises a …

The Royal Treatment in Rajasthan: Rajmahal Palace in Jaipur

The Pink City has plenty of sumptuous palace hotels. But few feel as sumptuous and regal as the Suján Rajmahal Palace, which is still owned by the well-liked royal family. Conceived more than 250 years ago as a pleasure garden just outside Jaipur for a favorite queen, the pink palace became the …

Asia Travel

This Is the Most Expensive Flight in the World

Etihad Airways has just unveiled the most luxurious way to fly from Mumbai to New York—with a price tag fit for a king.<p>It’s a long haul between New …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

Cruz’s defeat is a surprise victory for transgender rights movement

After a series of setbacks in Republican-run states, transgender rights activists won a strange electoral victory. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) tried to make the Indiana primary a referendum on their movement. He pummeled Donald Trump for supporting the rights of transgender people to use their adopted …

LGBTQI

Renew Your Love of Chicken With Gwyneth Paltrow's Recipe

Within the pages of It's All Easy, Gwyneth Paltrow's latest cookbook, there are plenty of carb-y comforts, like pasta carbonara and this chicken piccata recipe, a traditional Italian dish consisting of breaded, pan-fried chicken with a lemony caper-butter sauce. Whether you're looking to change up …

Flavors