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Photographer Captures Shots of Hawks Exchanging Food in Midair

Photographer Phoo Chan was shooting in Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, California, recently when he spotted hawks doing food exchanges in …

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

4 Commencement Speeches to Get You Through the Work Week

Commencement speeches can be sappy, long-winded and sometimes flat-out uninteresting. Here’s a guide to the 2015 addresses that will have everyone …

The latest in Nepal: Canadian aid flights to Nepal resume; Centenarian pulled from quake rubble

<b>NEPAL URGES FOREIGN RESCUERS TO GO HOME</b><p>Nepal is urging foreign rescuers to return home or go to rural areas saying most of the rescue work is over and the remaining operation can be handled by local workers.<p>Information Minister Minendra Rijal says the major rescue work in the urban areas of the …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

15 High-Paying Flexible Jobs

The option to telecommute is one that an increasing number of job seekers are factoring in to the hunt for work. The option allows employees to cut down on long commutes and quickly change projects, and often cuts costs for employers as well.<p>To determine the jobs that provide the greatest …

Barbuda Is The Best Caribbean Island You're Not Going To

We like to think we're experts in relaxation and dreamy, beachy islands the world over. And we've seen some doozies. But let us just drop a new little nugget of knowledge on you that will hopefully blow your mind on this wintery day.<p><b>Barbuda is the best little Caribbean island you're not visiting.</b><p>In …

6 Ways to Improve Your Focus (And Beat Procrastination)

If you’re like me, you may find it difficult to get things done due to a combination of procrastination and distractions.<p>Here are six ways to improve …

Fly Into an Ocean of Exploding Fireworks in this Captivating Drone Video

Seeing as it’s the day after July 4th, it seemed appropriate to share a different perspective on a fireworks show than most people are likely to see …

Fantastic Landscape Series Introduces You to the Beauty of the South Tyrolean Alps

Welcome to South Tyrol, a province at the northernmost point of Italy located entirely in the Alps. A rough, mountainous region, your tour guide …

These Portable Tree Houses Will Make You Quit Your Job & Go Camping

When I first moved to New York, someone told me the story of a husband and wife who decided to live high in the trees of Central Park in their …

How You Can Stay Free (or Super Cheap) on Your Next Trip

When you picture your dream trip, what do you see? Is it a white-sand beach with fantastic surfing, or a hiking and camping expedition up in snow-capped mountains, or maybe you see yourself exploring the streets of a foreign city? Whatever your ideal expedition, it's a sure bet that your daydream …

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Jelly Bean Ants And Other Amazing Images From This Week

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The World's Biggest Water Fight Is Happening Right Now, And You're Invited

Better get your gun.<p>Water gun, that is. This weekend marked the start of Songkran, Thailand's New Year celebration. While parades and religious ceremonies are indeed part of the festivities, everyone's favorite part (or so it seems) is the massive nationwide water fight that got underway this …

To the Allegiant Ticket Agent Who Assigned Me Seat 36F

Dear Jeanette,<p>I'm sorry I complained and spoke to you in a nasty tone of voice when checking in four hours before my flight on Friday. It's just that I was a little surprised when you informed me that it would cost me $50 for the privilege of storing my carry-on bag in the overhead compartment on …

Alaskan Community Torn Apart Over a Cruise Ship Dock

They have the same goal but different ideas about how to get there.<p>In Hoonah, the debate over a cruise ship dock has turned family members against …

Preikestolen Looks Like The World's Most Dangerous Hangout Spot

Welcome to Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock. This sheer cliff -- which resembles a pulpit for clergymen of ginormous proportions -- plummets a terrifying 1,970 feet into the fjord below, threatening the life of whichever unlucky soul ventures too close to the edge for a photo.<p>This harrowing …

The Mexican Hotel That's Ditched a Reservation System for Airbnb

One of Airbnb’s stated purposes is to help people become micro-entrepreneurs, but ex-Vancouverite Stu Waddell is using the booking site to become a …

National parks free this weekend | CNN Travel

Orlando Beats Out NYC as the Most Visited Destination in the U.S.

Orlando drew 4.7 million more visitors than New York City in 2013, challenging the status of what many think of as the most visited city in …

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Yes, they do exist! Reality check: Whether you are in a hotel, a hostel, a train or a cruise ship, the place might be crawling with these little critters!<p>But don't freak out! The idea is not to spend your travels looking like this:<p>The last thing you want to be doing on your relaxing vacation is to …

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Will And Kate To Witness Rare, One-In-A-Hundred Natural Phenomenon, Because Of Course They're That Lucky

As they continue their tour of Australia tomorrow, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will see rain waterfall-ing off Uluru, a sacred rock formation in the central part of the continent.<p>The rock is always in the same place, obviously. But these otherworldly, silver-toned streams of rainwater are …

Tourist Scams, Part 2: What You Don't Know Could Cost You Big-Time

Calling all travelers, explorers, vacationers, and wanderlusts who don't want to be taken advantage of abroad: here's the continuation of last week's series on scams you need to be aware of in cities around the world.<p><b>7. Forced Upgrade at a Hotel</b><p>You book and pay for your hotel online through …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

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How that shrimp you’re eating may have killed a whale

As a child, when I went out fishing, we’d cast our lines, wait for a while, and then whatever bit was reeled in and later cooked for dinner. There …

Seven big mistakes couples make in retirement

Getting ready for retirement? Just salivating at the thought of you and your spouse getting in that RV and roaming around the country? Or is your dream sitting on that deck in the morning with your spouse, a cup of coffee and a good book?<p>If you and your spouse haven't yet sat down and talked about …

This App Trains You to See Farther

Twenty-twenty vision? Big deal. UltimEyes could train your brain to see in 20/7.5.<p><b>When a major league baseball pitcher throws</b> a 95-mph fastball, only about 400 milliseconds—the duration of a blink—pass before the ball rockets over the plate. And a batter gets less than half that time to decide …