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7 Annoying Air Travel Problems and Solutions

<b>1. You missed your connecting flight</b><p>If you book all of your flights through one airline, there’s a better chance that airline will accommodate you, …

10 Examples Of Homes With Large Pivoting Doors

1. This pivoting door from an apartment in Amsterdam, designed by DENOLDERVLEUGELS<p>2. This pivoting door from a home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by …

Articles about 7 uses natural stone home on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>For centuries, crystals have been used in homes to ward off negative feelings, encourage prosperity, improve sleep and create...<p>From the cheerful hues of the 1950s to the …

32nd apartment / 2B.group

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This apartment for a young couple is located in one of the most picturesque sights of Kyiv, on slopes of …

Architecture

The Studios / SOUP architects

‘The Studios’ are two new multi use studios built within a mature landscaped garden on an existing residential plot. The twinned studios are located …

Built Environment

Crashing oil prices aren't the only reason Qatar might suddenly be worried about money

Qatar turned into one of the Middle East's rising countries through a smart and patient "soft power" strategy.<p>The kingdom spread its influence through global investments in real estate and news media, an outsized interest in high diplomacy, and the hosting of major global events like the World …

Here's why China's currency matters more than its stock market

The financial carnage at the start of the year was the worst of its kind for many markets.<p>It saw the US's S&P 500 fall 6%, which was the worst first five trading days in history. Chinese stocks plunged 10%, triggering newly installed measures, called circuit breakers, that halted trading at crucial …

Pensioner left husband to die because she didn't want to pay for his care, court hears

Joan Downing "allowed her husband to suffer on the floor for seven days" after he fell over in their home<p>An elderly woman left her husband, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, to die on the floor of their home after he fell over seven days earlier because she didn’t want to spend her life …

The oil glut is causing Saudi Arabia to cut spending

But the desert kingdom reportedly is working on a strategy to rework its economy in part through spending reforms and privatizing state-owned industries in an effort to weather what it sees as a temporary drop in oil's value.<p>Crude exports from Saudi Arabia rose from an average of 7.111 million …

US stocks tumble on global worries; financial stocks skid

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged across all sectors in the heaviest trading of the year Friday as enthusiasm over a long-awaited increase in U.S. …

Ex-terrorist explains how to fight ISIS online

<b>(CNN) —</b> They look like scenes from a Hollywood movie.<p>Swiftly moving panoramic shots of mountains and fields dissolve to a circle of smiling, gun-wielding soldiers enjoying camaraderie. A young man speaking perfect English beckons his brothers to join him in battle. Underneath the images, a track of …

U.S. State Department

What a Fed rate hike means for you

America, higher rates are here.<p>The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by 0.25% Wednesday. It was the first rate hike in nearly a decade.<p>Millions of Americans will be affected as U.S. rates start rising. If you have a credit card or savings account, invest in a 401(k) or in the markets, or …

Capture Japan's stock market revival at a 10pc discount

Investment trust bargain: JP Morgan Japan Smaller Companies is well placed to cash in on 'Abenomics' reforms<p>Japan has bucked the trend among most major global stocks markets and posted healthy gains this year.<p>As is often the case, many ordinary investors have been late to the party – in recent …

Investing

If, as expected, the Federal Reserve raises US borrowing costs this week, the reverberations will be felt not just in America, but the global economy too<p>Wall Street watchers are calling it the most seminal moment for the global economy since the collapse of Lehman Brothers unleashed a savage …

Economy

5 Ways to Improve Your Financial Life in 2016

Make 2016 your best financial year ever, starting with these tips.<p>When deciding on your New Year's resolutions for 2016, don't forget about your …

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2015 - Winners and galleries

Author Topic: National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2015 - Winners and galleries (Read 10727 times)<p>Subject says it all.<p>To the mods: I didn't …

Feel incredibly lonely as you stare at this photo of the Earth and moon drifting through space

On November 26, a Japanese spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and the moon from 1.9 million miles away, just drifting through the inky black void of space:<p>When you think about the scale of the universe, it's hard to imagine that most of it is made of empty space. Photos like this one help …

New Dinosaur Footprints Show Sauropods Frolicked In Shallow Water

Where the wild things were<p>Dinosaurs ruled the world for over 180 million years, spreading across the oceans and continents. After all that time, it stands to reason that they left a few things behind. We've all seen fossils in books and museums, but dinosaurs left behind far more than just their …

You Need To See This "Dirty Thunderstorm" Over Mount Etna

Fire and ash and lightning, oh my.<p>Etna sits on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. On Wednesday 2 December its Voragine crater, one of five craters at the volcano's summit, began erupting.<p>Scientists think volcanic lightning – also known as a “dirty …

Beautiful Bird's Eye View Photography

<b>Red Car with Five Flowering Trees</b><p>Klaus Leidorf takes aerial photography to “scary” new heights. Ask him how he gets his stunning shots and he'll tell you that he's a pilot of a Cessna 172 and that he takes pictures and steers at the same time. How? “The plane can be steered by my feet and then I …

Tip of the Day: Save Storage Space by Seeing Which Apps Are Data Hoarders

It may seem to you that you haven't added a lot of apps to your device, yet your storage space is quickly dwindling. Part of the reason may be not just the app itself taking up space but also the files and data associated with it. Fortunately,you can find out in Settings how much space is being …

Apps

Miami Art Week 2015: In Words

As you wade through the sheer amount of artwork on view during Miami Art Week, there's something both compelling and divisive about the pieces incorporating words. They grab ahold of your eyes from far across the hall, drawing you in silently. Unlike abstract sculptures that might require a bit of …

Art

Mars Spinning Globe

Space exploration<p>4 1/2" diameter Mars<br>• Rotation powered by low-light solar cells<br>• Mesmerizing to watch<p>We've never understood executives who keep globes …

UK banks await turn of credit screw by Bank of England | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s banks are likely to be told by the Bank of England (BoE) on Tuesday to put aside more money in case the country’s economic recovery runs out of steam in future, as the central bank subtly shifts its policy stance.<p>Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of …

Interview: Environmental Portraits and Breathtaking Landscapes Capture China's Rich Beauty

This past summer, Chicago-based travel photographer Ken Koskela spent 17 days in China, where he captured a stunning mix of environmental portraits and awe-inspiring landscapes that highlight the rich beauty and culture of the Asian country. Koskela presents both a macro and micro view of China's …

NASA releases the first batch of its sharpest images of Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby – and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for decades.<p>NASA’s New Horizons has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its …

Pluto

Fed chief Janet Yellen cites reasons to raise key interest rate, downplays risks

— One by one, lawmakers bombarded<p>Federal ReserveChairwomanJanet L. Yellenwith reasons to hold off on raising a key interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade: slow wage growth, the strong dollar, recession fears and recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.<p>Yellen downplayed each one of …

Miami Art Week 2015: Olek, Swoon, Olivia Steele, AIKO, and Boxhead in Wynwood

When Rumney Guggenheim debuted his namesake New York gallery back in October, covered here, he followed in his great-grandmother’s footsteps and …