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These are the 15 best European cities for affordable accommodation in 2017

For 2017, a daily California bucket list will take you to the hidden, the hilarious, the history of the Golden State

Cheers, readers. We've made some New Year's resolutions for you — 365 of them.<p>To get 2017 off on the right foot — and to remind ourselves of the wonders that every Californian has close at hand — we're building a California Bucket List.<p>The Travel section plans to post a new must-do adventure every …

California

Why This Drink May Be the Key to Your Holiday Detox

After weeks of drinking, eating and general holiday excess, I’m looking to detox and de-bloat. Hence, why seeking out the latest and greatest of …

The definitive, scientific answers to 20 health questions everyone has

In the past few years alone, we got more evidence that coffee isn't a cause of cancer and the debate over the health effects of sugar became even more heated.<p>To help you parse out what works from what's merely myth, we compiled the definitive (at least for now) answers to some of the most pressing …

My List of Must-See Things To Do When in Austin

Austin is known for its incredible music, delicious restaurants and food trucks, excellent university, and vibrant tech scene. It’s a city on the …

Texas

Eye-Opening Map Reveals the Most Peaceful Countries in the World

No matter where you live, safety is something that’s on your mind. This is heightened when you travel. Going to a foreign place can be nerve-wracking, especially if you fear what’s around you. To give you an idea of which countries excel in safety this year, Visions of Humanity created the Global …

Fast food still includes an ingredient with no purpose and plenty of negatives

In the U.S., McDonald's fries have a whopping 19 ingredients—including sodium acid pyrophosphate, which keeps the fries' color from getting dull. This is strange since you'd think that all we really expect of French fries is for them to at least vaguely mimic the color of a potato.<p>Then there's …

How Malls Will Survive In The Age Of Amazon

In 1956, Elvis made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Dow Jones closed for the first time above 500, and a new highly-anticipated indoor shopping center, Southdale Center, opened its doors in Minnesota – revolutionizing the retail consumer experience. Over the next sixty years, more …

Students learn value of recycling phones, tablets

Students learned on Friday the value of recycling their used tablets and smartphones through an in-class presentation by the Ontario Electronic …

Sustainability

Minnesota Man Sues TSA for $500 Over Missed Flight

He arrived 2 hours before departure but still got left behind.<p>A man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sued the Transportation Security Administration last …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Aquafaba: The trendy ingredient that might change how you cook

The next time you open a can of chickpeas, don't pour the liquid down the drain—stash it in your fridge. That fluid, known as aquafaba, has become quite a sensation online. That's because it can be used as a vegan alternative to dairy and eggs in everything from meringue to mayonnaise. If you're …

Vegan

Working and Sleeping Late Are Bad for Your Health, Science Says

If you want to eat more veggies and exercise more, perhaps it's time to reset your morning alarm.<p>Starting off the day right can lead to increased productivity and focus throughout the day. This fact explains why we're suckers for listicles that divulge the morning habits of successful people. It …

What Microsoft’s LinkedIn Acquisition Means for Professionals

Why Microsoft wanted this deal to happen, and why LinkedIn users could all stand to benefit.<p>Microsoft made huge news this week by planning a LinkedIn acquisition for $26.2 billion in cash. Most of us want to know: why? Specifically, why was Microsoft so bullish on this LinkedIn …

Swift Playgrounds sells coding as simple and fun — just like rest of Apple’s products

Apple announced its Swift Playgrounds app at WWDC yesterday, which will teach kids to code in Swift. Interwoven between CEO Tim Cook’s talk of freeing kids’ minds with code and setting them up for successful careers was a familiar storyline and business blueprint. Apple’s efforts to market Swift …

Dazzling galactic donuts will send you into outer space

Pink strawberry or brown chocolate frosting on a donut surely must be a tired sight after a while.<p>That's why these galactic donuts, which have …

We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.<p>Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation …

10 fascinating things your face says about you

The eyes may be the window to your soul but your face, features and complexion give away all sorts of information about you.<p>This extract came from …

Psychology

Stephen Hawking: Donald Trump Appeals to ‘Lowest Common Denominator’

LONDON — Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday that the popularity of Donald Trump is beyond even his understanding.<p>The author of “A Brief History of Time” was asked in an interview whether his knowledge of the universe meant he could explain the presumptive Republican nominee's appeal.<p>…

Donald Trump

These Are the Fragrances the InStyle Beauty Team Breaks Out Every Spring

If the itch in your eye and the absence of any snowstorm threats on the horizon didn't make it obvious enough, spring is officially in the air, and …

7 Festive St. Patrick's Day Desserts

The best desserts to devour on St. Patrick's Day.<p>Man cannot celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Guinness alone. After a filling dinner of corned beef …

NowThis teams up with immigration lobby group FWD.us

Video news startup NowThis is partnering with FWD.us, the immigration lobbying group backed by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech executives, to tackle one of the biggest issues in this year’s election cycle.<p>Last night at South by Southwest, the two organizations announced a partnership where NowThis …

How to Taste: Coffee

Professional growers, sellers, and baristas try coffee at controlled tastings called cuppings, but the average person may not know what separates a great cup of coffee from one that's sold by a vested, mustachio'd server at an overpriced but minimally decorated modern coffee bar.<p>As with all things, …

Box's $1.5 billion business was once called a 'house of horrors' — now its 31-year old CEO is proving everyone wrong

Although it was growing fast, Box was spending about $2.50 to generate each dollar of revenue. Its sales and marketing cost alone outstripped the amount of revenue it was generating.<p>Many questioned Box's business model. Some called it a "house of horrors"; early investor Mark Cuban saying he'd …

Johnny Galecki of 'Big Bang Theory' sells his Hollywood Hills home for 25% above the asking price

"The Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has sold his house in Hollywood Hills West for $2.501 million. That's 25% above his asking price of $1.995 million. Hmm … can you say bidding war?<p>The hideaway sits on more than a third of an acre screened by hedges, bamboo and mature palms. An angular wood …

Real Estate

Amateur archaeologists are finding lost Roman roads using lasers

“Latest News – NEW ROAD DISCOVERED,” reads David Ratledge’s page on the Roman Roads Research Association. “After only 45 years of searching, I have at long last found the Roman Road from Ribchester to Lancaster!”<p>Ratledge, an amateur archaeologist, has indeed been looking for evidence of Roman roads …

Roads

We've finally found gravitational waves, so can we time travel?

Physicists working with a powerful observatory on Earth announced Thursday that they have finally detected ripples in space and time created by two …

Does the discovery of gravitational waves foretell the end of physics?

It took us 100 years to confirm the last big puzzle of Einstein’s theory of relativity. On Feb. 11, scientists announced that they have detected gravitational waves, which are created when two accelerating masses generate “ripples” in the curvature of spacetime—just like frolicking children on a …

Physics

A brief history of gravity, gravitational waves and LIGO

This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a news conference to discuss an experiment called LIGO, which …

Physics

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?