Christine Mapondera-Talley

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This city is one of the most visited in Europe — and you’ve probably never heard of it

One of the fastest-growing cities in Turkey is among the most visited destinations in Europe — and you may not have even heard of it.<p>According to Euromonitor International's annual Top 100 City Destinations ranking for 2017, which measures international tourist arrivals in 100 of the world's …

Infant Dies Two Days Before Christmas After Reportedly Being Dropped by Babysitter

A 3-month-old New Jersey boy has reportedly died after a babysitter accidentally dropped the infant earlier this week.<p>Mark Modzelewski and Nicole …

Babysitter

Get Through Airport Customs Faster With This Free App

Skip paper forms and kiosks with Mobile Passport—and get on the fastest border-control line at large U.S. airports. It’s a model for how government and the tech industry can team up to join the mobile revolution, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.<p>Stumbling off a 13-hour flight from Hong Kong a few weeks …

Tech Industry

Vista Equity Partners Is Acquiring Ping Identity

Vista Equity Partners said Wednesday that it is acquiring Ping Identity, a firm that manages employees’ digital identities, for an undisclosed sum. …

Uber-Style Service for Kids Gets $10 Million In Funding

An Uber-style car service exclusively for children just raised $10 million in funding and hired away a key executive from Uber LA.<p>The Los …

Citizen journalism comes to the living room with Fresco News app for Apple TV

More and more mobile devices are being released every year with better and higher quality cameras, allowing nearly anyone to share the news faster than a major news corporation can even fathom. Founded in 2014 by Thiel fellow John Meyer, Fresco puts a focus on getting citizen journalism the credit …

Fox Searchlight pays $17.5m for slavery drama The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker’s Oscar-buzzed historical epic is the biggest purchase ever seen at the Sundance film festival after a bidding war between major studios<p>After a highly competitive bidding war, the heavily buzzed slavery drama The Birth of a Nation has been picked up by Fox Searchlight.<p>Related: The Birth …

Gabrielle Union

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

Joy Mangano, real-life inspiration of 'Joy,' has an empire based on extroversion, and mops

Just before midnight on a recent Saturday at the headquarters of HSN, the home-shopping pioneer Joy Mangano had a time-sensitive mission.<p>Mangano had just wound down an hour, in heels, of striding around a set, pitching a space-saving closet contraption she devised called Huggable Hangers. About 60 …

Mad Max

Weight Watchers stock soars as Oprah ad begins to air

NEW YORK (AP) — Weight Watchers is getting another boost from Oprah Winfrey.<p>The weight loss company's shares soared Wednesday as a TV commercial …

6 Tips for Getting Your Self-Published Book Reviewed

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Writing

Expanding the Foreign Rights Market for Children’s Books

A new breed of independent foreign rights professionals specialized in children’s book rights sales have emerged.<p>Stephanie Barrouillet<p>By Stephanie …