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Your Ultimate Guide to Glamping Across the U.S.

Hiking boots and marshmallows? Check. Running water and flat-screen TVs? Double check!<p>Camping in the great outdoors might not always go as planned. Your expectation: fresh air and Instagram-worthy photo ops that include mountain tops. The reality: bug infestations and pooping in the woods without …

Seattle’s Yapta raises $1.8 million to expand price tracking service for hotels, airlines

Seattle price tracking startup Yapta confirmed on Friday it has raised $1.8 million as it looks to grow the business one year after launching a new …

Startups

25 Things Your Girlfriends Do For You Like No One Else Can

Whether you and your friends are just like Tina and Amy, look up to Nicki and Bey, or roll deep with a Bridesmaids-like crew, there's not doubt that your crew brings incredible things into your life.<p><b>Here are 25 things girlfriends do that make life a whole lot better:</b><p>1. Instantly decode your …

Relationships

Misty Copeland: From Kid Raised in Motel Room to Principal Ballerina With Broadway Show Gig

Is there anything Misty Copeland can't do?<p>The ballerina, who made history when she was named the first African American principal ballerina at the …

Prescription stimulants in individuals with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: misuse, cognitive impact, and adverse effects

Abstract<p>Prescription stimulants are often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Drugs like methylphenidate (Ritalin, …

Two Boys Raise Nearly $10,000 to Help Save a 500-Million-Year-Old Species

Two boys from Cape Elizabeth, Maine have made it their mission to help save one of the planet’s oldest species. The two friends both aged 12 have …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing …

Airplanes

That Fatty Taste, Like Pluto, May Have a Hard Time Earning Respect

In the last few weeks, there’s been a slew of headlines announcing fat as the newest taste scientists have discovered in our palate. A new study in the journal <i>Chemical Senses</i> suggests that people can in fact distinguish the taste from the other five—sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. But is …

Nutrition

How I get ready: Jacqueline Wilson

I make breakfast and go back to bed to write in my pyjamas until about 10am. Then I have a bath and daydream about work. Afterwards, I put factor 50 on every bit of exposed skin, because last year I had a kidney transplant, which makes you susceptible to skin cancer. Foundation doesn’t mix with …

Eye Makeup

What Draws Millennials to Big Cities? • Ploymint

Once generations past hit their 20s, their focus was on moving to the suburbs. Millennials are going against this trend by flocking in droves to big …

U.S., Pacific Rim trade talks fail over dairy, sugar

Top trade officials for the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries on Friday failed to conclude a major free-trade agreement -- a setback for President<p>Obamaand his bid to clinch a deal that has been marked by repeated challenges at home and abroad.<p>Expectations were high that this week's meetings …

Obama Administration

10 Reasons Why People Who Read a Lot Are More Likely to Be Good Leaders

Reading is currently on a global decline. The statistics and polls behind this pattern are frightening because the shortage of readers means there …

Communication Skills

'I own most of my street’ – buy-to-let investor, 26

This landlord’s portfolio of 11 properties yields 19pc – and he says he could cope if interest rates hit 9pc<p>Buy-to-let investors face shrinking profits over the coming years thanks to rising mortgage rates and higher taxation.<p>An interest rate rise is expected around the turn of the year, which is …

Human pigmentation variation: Evolution, genetic basis, and implications for public health - Parra - 2007 - American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Kenneth M. Weiss, The tales genes tell (or not): A century of exploration, <i>American Journal of Physical Anthropology</i>, <b>165</b>, 4, (741-753), (2018).<p>A. …

17 Ways to Cook With Sumac, Your Next New Pantry Obsession

Sumac is the best seasoning you're not using. It's lemony, astringent, and tangy—and we love adding it to these 17 recipes.<p><b>Sumac isn't a pantry staple across America—yet</b>. But with its bright, astringent flavor and use-it-with-everything versatility, this deep red Middle Eastern spice is ready for …

Cooking

Choose to Infuse: How to Make Your Own Wine, Fruit Vinegar, and More

<i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: How to infuse everything from booze to honey.</i><p>Canning not your jam? There’s another awesome—dare we say …

Cherries

It’s Cara, Not Carla

<b>Band of Outsiders</b><br>The recently deceased brand may be resurrected.<p><b>Banks, Tyra</b><br>Takes a page out of Erykah Badu's style guide and tries a bowl cut. Now smize!<p><b>Bay, Rebekka</b><br>The former COS and GAP designer is joining a brand with more than three letters: Everlane.<p><b>Birkin, Jane</b><br>The style icon wants Hermès to …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female …

Asia

Blue moon lights up the night sky around the world, in pictures - Telegraph

Mastodon emerges from a Virginia creek, three decades after first remains found

At least 12,000 years ago, a mastodon with a toothache died on top of a pile of seashells beside a creek near what is now Yorktown, Virginia. The flesh decayed, leaving teeth and bones that were gradually covered by sediment from the creek. Over the years, the bones of other mastodons in Virginia …

Paleontology

Singer Chris Brown can't catch a break at his new home in Tarzana

Perhaps singer<p>Chris Brownshould consider getting out of real estate altogether and opt for hotel living.<p>He bought a gated contemporary in June for $4.35 million, public records reveal, and in July multiple media sites reported a break-in — despite the property's 16 security cameras and alarm system.<p>…

Real Estate

J.K. Rowling, First Billionaire Author, Adds to Empire As She Turns 50

Fifty points to Gryffindor!<p>Author J.K. Rowling, the magical mind behind "Harry Potter," turned 50 years old Friday and her reign as literary queen is stronger than ever.<p>Rowling had an estimated net worth of more than $1 billion in 2014, according to the <i>Sunday Times' UK Rich List</i> — a combination of …

Books

Remembering Yves Saint Laurent's Legacy on His Birthday

Today we celebrate Yves Saint Laurent on what would have been his 80th birthday. Born in 1936 in French Algeria, the famed designer is regarded as …

Outburst mars Bobbi Kristina Brown memorial in Georgia

<b>The memorial for Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been marred by an outburst that reflects the continuing tensions in the family.</b><p>Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Leolah, left the service after venting anger at the role of another relative, Pat Houston.<p>Bobbi Kristina, 22, died at a hospice …

Whitney Houston