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Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

6 things you should know about Diwali

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hindu holiday of Diwali is India's biggest and brightest national holiday. But Indians around the world come together to celebrate the festival of lights.<p>The five-day celebration of good over evil is as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians, and it marks the start of a new …

Three Retirement Goals People Never Achieve

New and soon-to-be retirees often set lofty retirement goals based on newfound time and opportunities once they are no longer working. However, some of their most common goals and dreams are never even attempted, let alone achieved.<p>Goals remain elusive because people often attach misguided thoughts …

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>1) You walk into any store—low- or high-end—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>2) You've</b> …

Whatever Happened to Those Folks Who Checked Bag Tags?

When I was a kid, back when everyone checked bags because there were no overhead bins at all (just racks for the coats and pillows, if you recall), there'd be someone at bag claim whose sole job it seemed was to compare your bag check tag with the claim check issued by the airline. This prevented …

Flying

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

National Geographic Travel

Unveiled: The Secret Perks of Flying First Class

The prospect of a long international flight changes quite a bit for the rich, powerful and lucky who are seated in the front section of the plane. The land of lie-flat beds and warm cookies may seem almost mystical or a bit mysterious to most travelers. However, Cheapflights.com is shedding light …

Malaysia Airlines

'Europe's Best Island' Is An All-Natural Playground Called Madeira

Madeira is probably not the number-one island on your bucket list -- either because you don't consider Europe an "island" destination, or simply because you haven't seen Madeira yet. The Madeira Archipelago was recently crowned Europe's Best Island Destination for the SECOND year in a row by the …

Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Living History Show: Episode No. 2 Saving the Colosseum (on Vimeo).<p>"I've always dreamed of seeing the Colosseum, but I can't enjoy it because of all this scaffolding ..." a lament we hear more and more as the epic monument undergoes an even more epic clean up.<p>Who doesn't dream about seeing the …

Italy

Malaysia Airlines Flight Crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, MH-17, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, en route to Kuala Lumpur, the airline has confirmed, with 295 people on board. …

10 Restaurants Worth a Day Trip in Europe

Everyone knows that European capitals like Paris, London, and Rome are brimming with world-class gastronomy, but some of the world’s best restaurants …

European Travel

How to Cure Jet Lag

When it comes to avoiding jet lag—that sluggish feeling you get whenever you fly across two or more time zones—you've heard all the advice before: …

New York City

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

Expat Life: The Difference Between Traveling and Moving Abroad

An Original TRAVELBREAK Post by Stephanie Be.<p><b>Traveling is like a whimsical romance; exciting unpredictable, and passionate. But moving abroad, you strip the city an it's local culture revealing its demons and angels. You become vulnerable, dependent, and invested. The lust of wander is compromised</b> …

Forex

Malaysia Airlines crash prompts flight detours

Commercial airlines that usually cross eastern Ukraine on their flights to Europe, Asia and elsewhere are detouring away from the volatile region in light of Thursday's suspicious crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that U.S. airlines had …

Jordan Turns to UNESCO and Italy to Help Protect Petra's Treasures

Residents of Um Sayhoun village in the south, and staff from the Department of Antiquities (DoA) and the Petra Archaeological Park (PAP) are now …

EasyJet to Add Amsterdam as a Base Next Year

EasyJet Plc will add Amsterdam to its list of bases next year, extending the discount carrier’s reach into European hub airports dominated by …

Why the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Tragedy Will Not Keep Me From Traveling

When I heard about the Malaysia Airlines flight that was tragically shot down over the Ukraine, my immediate thought was, "Oh my god. I am never flying again."<p>But I know that's not only a silly thought, it's also an impractical one. The statistics prove how safe air travel is. Plus, as a travel …

Locals Recommend The Best Tourist Spots In Their Home Cities

The best travel tips come from locals, who know the destination better than any travel guidebook.<p>Love Home Swap analyzed over 700,000 travel tips from locals and created an infographic that shows the best local bars, restaurants, and activities around the world.<p>Their research found that Londoners …

Travel

That Summer in Sicily

• <b>Author:</b> Marlena de Blasi<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>“At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, …

Cinque Terre Lemon Festival--Anything But Sour

The Cinque Terre towns love their festivals, and we hit Monterosso during its lemon festival. The town was decked out in lemons and rather than sour, the mood was happy as can be.<p>Monterosso's little main piazza was a multi-generational dance floor and, for me, this was a particularly happy moment …

If You Like Staying in Italian Castles, You'll Dig This Hotel

Do you like Italy? Do you like castles? If you answered yes to either of those questions (and if you didn't -- seriously?), you'll probably be into the gorgeous <b>Castello di Monterone</b> in the rolling hills of Umbria. This 13th-century castle has an impressive degree of preserved medieval character, …

Castles

20 Best-Kept Secrets of Washington, D.C.

No matter how you voted in the last presidential election, we can all agree that the nation's capital is packed with must-see sights—and tourists. …

Beyoncé, Solange, and Blake Lively Stun for Chime for Change

Reunited and they look SO good.<p>In honor of Chime for Change's one-year anniversary, Beyoncé and Solange made their first public appearance together since their elevator drama with Jay-Z. The celebratory event was held at Gucci Fifth Avenue and hosted by Gucci Creative Director Frida Gianni and <i>T</i> …

In the Lap of the Gods on Mt. Olympus: At Home With Zeus on the Looney Front

This is where the gods of ancient Greece lived, loved and laboured mightily to complicate the lives of us poor mortals struggling far below; where, if you believe Homer and others, they quarrelled and brawled in their council; where Zeus continually pissed off his both wife and sister Hera by …