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EAT CHIC: NYC's Coolest New Restaurant Is Hidden in the Back of an East Village Bar

Ring the doorbell and enter Dinnertable...<p>Upon entering The Garret, the East Village bar designed to look like your coolest friend's living room, it's hard to imagine how the space could be improved upon (the pink neon sign in the doorway says "No Bad Days," after all).<p>But, if you walk the length …

10 secrets to happy parenting

Between sleepless nights, toddler meltdowns and kids pushing your buttons, parenting is no walk in the park. In fact, a study published in the journal Demography found that in the first year after birth, parents were less happy and the effect was worse than divorce, unemployment and even the death …

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Europe

New York City Taxi Owners Form Group to Take on Uber

Dozens of angry, independent taxi medallion owners have been making their opinions about Uber heard at City Hall.<p>The newly formed Taxi Driver-Owner …

Foods that double as medicine

<b>(CNN) —</b> A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily.<p>But a small, growing number of physicians are "prescribing" foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases.<p>CNN spoke with medical nutrition …

Hidden Gems to Visit in Amsterdam

By College Tourist; Author: Marilyn La Jeunesse, New York University<p><b>Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.</b><p>Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's …

European Travel

Solar energy revolution: Past point of no return

When the SunShot Initiative was launched by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011, even I thought it was a little crazy to think the goal of $1-per-watt solar energy was within reach. In this article from April 2011, I said that $1 per watt by 2017 had a "fighting chance" at best, but it was a long …

Solar Power

The world’s most incredible underwater restaurants

Condoms That Change Color In Contact with STD Win Tech Award

The old adage goes that teenagers think about sex constantly, but there are at least a few out there who have expressed a very keen interest in the …

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

Allen Ginsberg

Delta Air Lines has a secret program that helps VIPs evade the paparazzi

Recently, we caught wind of a mysterious program from Delta Air Lines called "VIP Select" that's designed to offer public figures a heightened level of privacy.<p>Even after scouring the far corners of the internet, we found information on the secretive program to be difficult to come by.<p>So we decided …

Delta Airlines

Anti-Slavery Hamilton Gets Pushed Off The $10 Bill, While Genocidal Slaver Jackson Stays On The $20

Pollitt's Law, formulated by The Nation's longtime columnist Katha Pollitt, says outsiders gain access to a field only when it loses prestige. Now that incomes for doctors are falling and the professional class is littered with unemployed lawyers, medical schools and law schools find themselves …

War

Woman's face will be added to $10 bill in 2020, Treasury says

The $10 bill is headed for a feminine face lift.<p>One lucky lady — yet to be chosen — will become the first woman in more than a century to join an esteemed coterie of dead presidents and statesmen featured on American paper currency, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said.<p>The new note will be issued …

On the Red Carpet at The Tonys

Flying Re-Imagined: My Experience With Etihad

Now that I'm back after a short hiatus of blogging, I decided to give it a shot at travel blogging, starting with my most recent transformative experience: flying on a middle eastern airline during a 2 week business trip in India. I now understand why these airlines are praised by frequent …

Flying on sunshine: Solar Impulse 2 in round-the-world flight

Fuelled only by the sun – lithium batteries store energy for use after dark – Solar Impulse 2 is about a quarter of the way through its circumnavigation of the globe, a four-month endeavour that is scheduled to touch down in Abu Dhabi in July. If successful, it will be the first solar-powered plane …

Solar-powered plane lands in eastern China, prepares to cross Pacific

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free airplane, arrived in Nanjing in eastern China on Tuesday, completing the sixth leg of its round-the-world flight.<p>Pilot Bertrand Piccard successfully landed the solar-powered plane after a 17-hour flight from Chongqing in the country’s southwest.<p>The fuel-free plane plane …

Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather bout has Vegas on full-tilt overload

Sin City's infamous gambling strip has already witnessed cheap shots, ruthless low blows, even gouging — over prices — and the opening bell of Saturday's long-awaited mega-fight hasn't even clanged yet.<p>This high-stakes desert oasis was pulsating with anticipation in the days before<p>Floyd Mayweather …

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao thanks Floyd Mayweather Jr. at weigh-in

Manny Pacquiao sat in his hotel suite Friday, popped a couple of the chocolate peanut butter snacks he's endorsing in his mouth and was driven across the Las Vegas Strip.<p>There, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he weighed in at 145 pounds for his showdown against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. on …

Boxing

Will the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout affect future of boxing in the U.S.?

The attention and big money surrounding Saturday's megabout between<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaohas masked the fact that boxing is struggling to become more than a niche sport in the United States.<p>As a result, many boxing officials are hoping the record pay-per-view numbers and a …

Mayweather-Pacquiao referee will earn $25,000, judges $20,000 apiece

In the ring,<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaowill find themselves alone with one other man: referee Kenny Bayless.<p>While Mayweather has said he expects to earn more than $200 million for his Saturday night bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena and Pacquiao will get somewhere near $100 million, Bayless …

12 Beautiful Abandoned Buildings That Only Got Better With Age

<b>Text by Nick Mafi, Photography by Matt Emmett, Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>This historic stock-trading house in Antwerp, Belgium, is better known as the Chambre du Commerce. Rumor has it this building will eventually be transformed into a glamorous hotel.</i><p>For most, signs barring entry to a forgotten …

Samsung’s next smartwatch may have Apple Watch-style digital dial of its own

Having spent more than a year throwing smartwatch concepts a wall, only to discover that very few of them stick, Samsung’s taking a bit of a break …

Smartwatches

50 Best Android Apps for 2014

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Networking

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The collapse of the euro is fantastic news for Europe's recovery

And it is closing in on parity with the dollar. That is something that several analysts expected to happen perhaps by the end of 2016. If the currency keeps falling at anything like this pace, it will happen in weeks or months, rather than years.<p>In fact, Deutsche Bank expects the euro to fall to …

Economy

Furor over Oklahoma fraternity's racist song may lead to lasting changes

Years ago, a University of Oklahoma fraternity held a series of "Mekong Delta parties," replete with camouflage, fake machine guns, sandbags and stretchers. Vietnam veterans objected.<p>Later, drunken fraternity members streaked across campus and urinated on a tepee and shouted racial epithets during …

Three die from contaminated ice cream in Kansas, prompting recall

Three patients at a Kansas hospital have died after eating Blue Bell ice cream tainted with listeria, but food-borne illness was not the sole cause of their deaths, health officials said Saturday.<p>"These people had been in and out of the hospital for other reasons," Sara Belfry, spokeswoman for the …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …