Jason R. Felipe

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Theresa May security pledge at EU summit

<b>Theresa May is pledging her commitment to the security of Europe at a meeting of EU leaders in Bulgaria.</b><p>The PM said the UK will "continue to work with our allies to protect our collective security" after Brexit.<p>Mrs May has met with Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron as part of the …

Emmanuel Macron

How to Succeed by Being More Confident

It's not the insecure people you know who do well in life.<p>It's not the insecure people you know who do well in life. Rather, studies have shown that that the adage "confidence breeds success" is true. Whether or not they're actually better or more skilled than others, confident individuals are …

Self-improvement

'Permanent cure': Inside the re-education camps China is using to brainwash Muslims

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.<p>When Bekali, a Kazakh Muslim, refused …

China

Road Trip! Road Trip! The Playbill Mixtape for Your Joy Ride

Summertime means travel time, and you’ll need music to get you through. Playbill and Subaru teamed up to deliver a playlist of theatre’s songs of the …

Drag For Kids and the Importance of Gender Creativity

What do a drag queen on roller skates, an over-excited llama and Carol Channing have to do with each other? Welcome to The Commedia Cinderella.<p>“You …

Life-saving equipment donated to junior rugby league team

POTENTIALLY life-saving equipment has been donated to a junior rugby league team.<p>Woolston Rovers under 10s Golds have been given a defibrillator by …

Rugby League

Severe delays on Central Line due to ‘passenger on tracks’

The Central Line experience severe delays due to a “person on the tracks” Transport for London (TfL) said today.<p>Service between White City and Marble …

London Public Transport

The best restaurants-with-rooms in the UK

The Bower House, Warwickshire<p>Historically, the pretty market town of Shipston-on-Stour in the northern Cotswolds was where people drove their sheep …

England

Why Seattle Is America's Bus-Lovingest Town

How did a transit-backward town become a national poster child for ridership success?<p>SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—David Ibrahim loved his 2005 Toyota Camry. When he moved to Seattle from Northern California last summer, he would have brought it with him, if his sister hadn’t totaled it.<p>So Ibrahim …

Transportation

Help the Hummingbirds, Be Sure to Do This When Gardening

If you're a fan of hummingbirds and have a yard, read on. Hummingbirds, the dainty, delightful birds so many of us love, need a little help from …

Gardening

Target employees share the most ridiculous returns they've seen customers make

Target's return policy covers most unopened items for 90 days.<p>"Most unopened items in new condition and returned within 90 days will receive a refund or exchange," the retail chain's website reads.<p>The store's policy also notes that some items have a "modified return policy." You can check if a …

Customers

A sommelier with almost 20 years' experience says millennials' rosé obsession won't die anytime soon

Master sommelier Alpana Singh knows good wine.<p>A multi-restaurant owner and past TV personality and food critic, Singh has been in the business for almost 20 years.<p>Singh's expertise and experience have shaped her strong opinions when it comes to food and wine. When we met her at the James Beard …

Social Media

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ gets the VR treatment

Silicon Valley is a real place, and a virtual one too.<p>You can visit the world of HBO’s <i>Silicon Valley</i>, the television show, in virtual reality today, thanks to a new Oculus Rift app from Rewind.<p>Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel is an immersive VR experience inspired by the Emmy-winning comedy …

Silicon Valley

Enchanting Paintings Capture the Twinkling Rooftops of Paris at Twilight

Russian artist Evgeny Lushpin is renowned for the “power and light” of his enchanting paintings. Featuring famous cities and tiny towns alike, his body of work showcases the diverse beauty of locations all around the world. In one particularly sparkly series, Lushpin presents sentimental views of …

Art

Worries That A Federal Student Loan Watchdog Will Be Muzzled

It's a single line in an email:<p>"The office of 'Students & Young Consumers' ... will be folded into the office of 'Financial Education.' "<p>Words sent Wednesday morning by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's acting director, Mick Mulvaney, announcing various staffing changes at the bureau.<p>Why …

Finance

Episode 840: Fixing Chicken

Arty Schronce was the director of Georgia's Poultry Marketing News. As part of his job, he'd call up chicken companies and ask them how much they were charging for chicken. He'd publish the numbers in something called The Georgia Dock.<p>A couple of years ago, things started to get weird. Today on the …

Wall Street

Brace Yourself, Wide Legged Trousers Are Officially On Trend

Is the skinny jean dead? Not quite, gents, but if the activity on the runway is any indication, it’s up for some decent competition. Relaxed-fit …

Men's Fashion

These 3-D drawings are so realistic they'll make you do a double take

• <b>Sushant Rane is a 21-year-old artist based in Mumbai, India.</b>• <b><br>He works with materials like colored pencils, watercolors, and pastels to create</b> …

Drawing

Shows! Shows! Shows! 34 New York Must-See Gallery Exhibitions to See This May

Art World<p>Anchored by Frieze Week, May is one of the busiest months for gallery shows in New York.<p>& ,<p><i>The editors at artnet News searched New York City</i> …

Extreme Sports

HOTEL ESCONDIDO

A fifty meter long pool that is situated in the same beach’s sand, runs along the hotel and also parallel to the coast. It lets one swim in the …

Healthy Eating

Unlikely challenger to Massachusetts GOP governor emerges

BOSTON (AP) — Scott Lively isn't the type of candidate you typically find on a ballot in Massachusetts.<p>The staunchly pro-Donald Trump, Christian right firebrand with a long history of anti-LGBT writings and speeches has unexpectedly emerged as a Republican primary challenger to popular Gov. Charlie …

Government

This Unbelievable $3K Bathroom Redo Feels More Like $50K

This ultra-'90s bathroom was radically transformed into a stunning, smart, and structurally unrecognizable bathroom for less than $3,000. It took …

Framing

WATCH: Chip Gaines Wishes Everyone Would Ask These Three Questions Before Buying a Home

Chip Gaines is husband to Jo, proud papa to four — with one on the way! — and knows more than a thing or two about home renovation. The HGTV "Fixer …

Country Lifestyle

Here’s what the New York Times missed about Brush Park and Detroit

It’s not just new and it’s not just blight<p>On Monday, the <i>New York Times</i> published a photo essay about how Detroit is being revived as it moves out from state financial oversight. Reporter Monica Davey and photographer Emily Najera focused on Brush Park, a neighborhood bordering downtown that’s …

Real Estate

Can Trump be forced to testify? Legal precedents suggest yes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a president be forced to testify?<p>While the Supreme Court has never definitively ruled on the subject, the answer appears to be yes.<p>The question was tested during the Watergate scandal in 1974, when justices held unanimously that a president could be compelled to comply with a …

Donald Trump

Breva Banishes the Ghosts From Restored Hotel Figueroa

Some said it was haunted, with elevators stopping at random floors and lights flickering without explanation.<p>Now there is no room for ghosts — the …

Farmers Market

Stagecoach 2018: See photos of Florida Georgia Line’s headlining set

Only a few years after Florida Georgia Line was the first act on the Mane Stage of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the duo rose to headlining …

Country Music

EU Braces for a Trans-Atlantic Trade War

The European Union warned about the costs of a trans-Atlantic trade war while bracing for one to erupt after the U.S. signaled it will reject the …

Europe

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

Leadership

Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs. Sony WH-1000XM2 - CNET

Bose QuietComfort 35 II VS Sony WH-1000XM2<p>by David Carnoy / Apr 24, 2018<p>The two top wireless noise-canceling headphones face off in this head-to-head comparison.<p>Affiliate Disclosure: CNET may get a commission from retail offers.<p>The Good<p>The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphone adds a dedicated button …

Consumer Tech