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Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …

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Which Hawaiian Island Is for Me?

Each Hawaiian island offers something unique to travelers. There is an island for all: lovers, adventurers, beach dwellers and city seekers. Six distinct islands are open to tourists to visit, the main four being Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Lanai and Molokai are smaller, but still worth …

One Couple Reveals How They've Made It Through 45 Years Of Marriage

Photo: Courtesy of P&G.<p>Morty and Lee Kaufman, now in their 90s, never went searching for fame. But, it certainly found them. Thanks to their …

Global Style: Intercontinental Chic

The world's most fashionable women, handpicked by the editors of Bazaar's international editions, share their secrets.<p>The world's most fashionable women, handpicked by the editors of Bazaar's international editions, share their secrets. Plus, see the 100 Most Stylish of 2014.<p>Carine Roitfeld<p>Carine's …

20 Websites Every Girl Should Bookmark

We've rounded up our favorite go-to pages.<p><b>FASHION</b><p><b>Bib + Tuck</b><b>:</b> Sell (or bib) your clothes and shop (or tuck) a curated collection of personal closets.<p><b>Gabifresh:</b> As Gabi's slogan goes, "If you love fashion but you're sick of being told to wear A-line skirts, wrap dresses, boot cut jeans, and slimming …

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8 Cool Beer Glasses That Will Impress Your Mates

We’re nostalgic for some parts of our youth, but surreptitiously drinking beer out of plastic cups (possibly already used, probably not washed in …

10 Models To Follow On Instagram

The best models to follow on Instagram<p>Ever wondered what it's like to be one of the world's top models? Stop wondering—just follow them on Instagram. The genetic lottery-winners are all too quick to share behind-the-scenes pictures from shoots on glamorous locations, their antics with celebrity …

You Might Think A Fox-Time Warner Deal Just Isn't Going To Happen...

Fox is also not willing to significantly increase the cash percentage of its offer, the same sources said.<p>Well, for those hoping to see a deal get done, that's ostensibly bad news.<p>Because based on everything we are hearing out of Time Warner, $90-$95 will not be enough to get a deal done. In fact, …

Media Industry

Here’s Why Tim Cook Is Upbeat On iPads Despite Its Shrinking Sales

Apple sold 13.3 million iPads last quarter, which is down 9% year-over-year, and slightly below Wall Street's forecasted sales of 13.8 million.<p>Yet, Apple CEO Tim Cook sounded more upbeat when asked about iPads during the earnings call. Basically he gave three reasons for his optimism.<p>First of all, …

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German Ifo data takes center stage for embattled euro

LONDON (Reuters) - Germany’s influential Ifo survey of business sentiment looked set to determine the euro’s path at the end of a week marked by a steady upwards push for the dollar that could herald a long-forecast break higher.<p>In early European trade, the euro was virtually unchanged at $1.3461, …

Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.<p>The Navy designed littoral combat ships to have smaller crews and lower costs than other vessels, but a Government Accountability …

Thanks Obamacare! Check is in the mail for 6.8 million people

More than 6.8 million Americans will get a refund from their health insurer this summer.<p>Total value of the rebates will be $332 million, with an average of $80 going to each family. They'll be issued by August 1.<p>Thank the Affordable Care Act for the windfall. Under one of the law's provisions, …

Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares drop

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.<p>Amazon’s stock price has dropped 10 percent so far in 2014, with investors leery of …

Visa Posts 3Q Beat, Lowers 2014 Revenue Outlook

Visa (V) saw its third-quarter profit climb 11%, thanks to an increase in credit-card transactions.<p>The company said Thursday it earned $1.36 billion, or $2.17 a share, compared to a year-ago profit of $1.23 billion, or $1.88 a share. Revenue jumped 5.1% to $3.16 billion.<p>The results beat Wall Street …

#theLIST: The Prettiest Pink Lipstick Ever

From pastel rose to rich ruby, these stars have mastered the art of looking pretty in pink.<p>From pastel rose to rich ruby, these stars have mastered the art of looking pretty in pink.<p>1) Cate Blanchett<p>2) Pink and Yellow<p>3) Emily Blunt<p>4) Emma Stone<p>5) Kiera Knightley<p>6) Black Out<p>7) Rihanna<p>8) Lupita …

Piggybacking cells hold clue to cancer growth – and treatment for melanoma

Discovery of how fast growing tumour cells hitch ride on invasive cells could help create a new drug to tackle skin cancer<p>Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer: aggressive forms of the disease can grow and spread rapidly to other parts of the body, highlighting the urgent need for new …

6 Steps to the Purrfect Cat Eye

Oh, the ever elusive cat-eye. From Cleopatra to Adele, this iconic makeup look can take you from innocent to bombshell with a simple sultry flick of a black eyeliner pen. So whether you're off to a first date, or planning on rocking out at a concert, these six steps to the purrfect cat eye will …

The Surprising Health Benefit of Gardens

A new study shows that green spaces may help dementia patients.<p><i>Photo: Annie Schlechter, Design by Robert Stilin</i><p>There's even more reason to love a beautifully-designed garden. Green spaces may be extremely helpful to dementia patients, according to a new study from the University of Exeter Medical …

Here’s why your Comcast rep is yelling at you

Warped employee incentives and an absence of competition make bad customer service inevitable<p>In 2006, a man named Vincent Ferrari called AOL and tried to cancel his internet service. It took him 21 minutes as an increasingly desperate customer service rep named John tried to talk him out of it. …

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The top 15 smartphones you can buy right now

OK, so it <i>usually</i> doesn't cost as much as a car, but a smartphone is still an important lifestyle purchase. And it will probably be at your side 24/7 (if you're anything like us). There's always a bit of hemming and hawing, for sure, but we've distilled the options down to a short list of the top …

This Is How Drastically Your Windows Computer Has Changed Over The Years

We've come a long way from the aging, chunky monitors we used to play "The Oregon Trail" in elementary school.<p>And, as computers have become slimmer and more sleek, so has the software that goes along with it.<p>Here's a look at how Windows has changed throughout the years.

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Kindle Unlimited: Good for customers, not so good for authors?

The terms of service for Amazon's new e-book subscription offering mean uncertainty for self-published Kindle authors, whose work is automatically rolled into the program.<p>Amazon's Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service, unveiled Friday, raised new questions about how much the company pays its …

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading<p>Once upon a time, 12 years ago to be precise, David Bowie said something very perceptive. "Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity," he told a <i>New York Times</i> reporter. …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

8 Healthy, Cold Meals To Beat The Summer Heat

Summertime means it's <i>way</i> too hot to comfortably bake, sauté, or simmer. But, just because you're not in the mood to sip a piping-hot, homemade soup …