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New Airline Routes Offering $99 Flights from California to Europe

These crazy-cheap prices won't last.<p>Wow Air, a low-fare airline based in Iceland that launched dirt cheap flights to Baltimore and Boston in 2015, is …

Rock Bottom

10 Hardest Things About Being a New Mom

After my daughter popped out at 8 pounds, 2 ounces, I stared at my still-protruding belly in shock, and cried when a man asked me when I was due—two …

Steve Carell Explains The Hilarious Reason 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' Was Almost Never Made

"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" essentially launched the film career of director Judd Apatow and actor Steve Carell, but it almost never got made.<p>During a Tuesday appearance on "Conan," Carrell explained the hilarious reason Universal was so keen on canning the film.<p>"We'd only been shooting for five days …

Comedy

5 Things Not to Do When Running a Small Business

I’ve been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle …

Small Business

Kevin Hart On What His Dad's Drug Addiction Taught Him About Fatherhood

The subject of Kevin Hart dealing with his father’s past addiction to drugs made great fodder for his 2011 stand-up comedy documentary film, “Laugh At My Pain.”<p>On Tuesday’s episode of “The Howard Stern Show,” Hart shared why he’s not ashamed of his dad’s troubled past, and how it has contributed to …

Comedy

Canada's national parks will be free to all in 2017

Canada wants to be the destination of nature lovers in 2017.<p>Parks Canada will waive entry fees at the more than 40 national parks around the country, …

Hollywood just fired back at the pirate group that leaked Quentin Tarantino's new movie

Keith Kupferschmid, head of the Copyright Alliance, says the group's claims to have <i>helped</i> movie studios with its leaks are "patently absurd."<p>In December, Hive-CM8 gained attention by releasing "The Hateful Eight," the latest film by Quentin Tarantino — a full week before it was out in the …

Jurassic Park

5 Topics for Republican Debate No. 6

Thursday’s Republican presidential debate comes at a crucial point in the nominating process as we close in on the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. The mud slinging on the trail is evidence the race is still very much in flux, something backed up by recent national and early state polls. …

Can GoPro be saved?

LOS ANGELES- Can GoPro come back?<p>Sales for the action camera tumbled big time in 2015, the stock has taken a massive hit, and the company just laid off 7% of its staff and said it lowered estimates for 4th quarter sales.<p>Why?<p>--You could blame it on the weather, no snow on the east means no need for …

Videography

Indonesians share a defiant message, #KamiTidakTakut, after terror attack

In the wake of a series of deadly explosions in Jakarta Thursday morning local time, Indonesians are sharing a message of defiance on social …

Blipcast sends TV audio to your smartphone’s headphones

No need for Bluetooth<p>Phones are the most connected devices in our lives, but we consistently underutilize that connectivity. For example, why not use a phone's Wi-Fi radio to receive audio signals from your TV or PC and output those to a connected pair of headphones, untethering it from the source …

Streaming Media

Exploring the beauty and shame of freckles

Following on from his photo series of follically well endowed gentlemen, Beard, which ran at Somerset House last year, photographer Brock Elbank has a new subject to confront: freckles.<p>Elbank’s obsession began when he was living in Sydney and playing for a Saturday football team. “My teammate’s lad …

Photographer Documents the Amusing Ways His Girlfriend Tries to Hide from the Camera

Some people are naturally camera shy and prefer to live their lives off-film. This, however, is a challenge when your significant other is a photographer. Mikaël Theimer tried many times to take a picture of his girlfriend, Marion, but she would always attempt to dodge his lens. Instead of giving …

Photography