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On the Random Discovery of Life-Changing Books

My greatest teachers have been books. And from two unlikely and wildly different sources did I find the first books that opened new worlds to …

15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards.<p>This year, more than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings and thousands of comments that the magazine's editors used to create lists of favorite cities, hotels, and resorts.<p>One of these lists declares …

European Travel

20 Places with the Clearest Water in the World

When we think of water, we think of vacations to exotic beaches and magnificent views. We imagine the clearest sea water in the world, the soothing …

18 Smart Examples of Shoe Storage DIY Projects For Your Home

In most households storage tends to be a problem. A recurrent problem that can only be solved with patience and dedication though the optimization of …

The pilots of this British Airways jet experienced 'headaches, nausea, light-headedness, a constant urge to take deep breaths'

At the time of the incident, the Boeing 777-236ER — registration G-RAES — had 235 passengers and crew on board.<p>According to a report released this week by Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch, the British Airways plane aborted its flight on March 6 and returned to London after pilots …

Aviation

A new design for airplane seats could cause chaos in the skies

Recently, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from B/E Aerospace's Travis Finlay, Glenn Johnson, and Pierre Vignal for a system of airplane seats that are adjustable based on the height of a passenger.<p>That's right: They've designed rows of seats on an airliner that can …

Teens

How to check a bag for free

Ever since American introduced checked-bag fees in 2008, nearly every major U.S. airline (and plenty of international airlines) have followed suit.<p>Checked-bag fees are now the industry norm. Even industry darling JetBlue broke our hearts and added the dreaded surcharge.<p>But not all hope is lost!<p>Here …

Flying

10 Things You Shouldn't Do To Your Children That You Think Are Acts of Love

Quite possibly, the most difficult job on Earth is being a parent. It doesn’t require any sort of licensure, schooling, or previous experience, and …