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New York

Essential information<p><b>British Consulate-General:</b> (001 212 745 0200; ukinusa.fco.gov.uk), 845 3rd Avenue, New York<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 911<p><b>Tourist office:</b> See nycgo.com, the website of NYC and Company, for extensive information on what's on in the city and tips on where to go. Stop by to pick up …

Emergency Medicine

Watch 10 trailers for Sundance 2015 movie premieres

<i>Dope</i> is about how a geek handles the hard streets. It looks like this movie brings some serious attitude, and it's already getting some buzz from the fact that rapper A$AP Rocky plays a role. Also, Bitcoin is involved somehow.<p>The issue of rape on college campuses is starting to get the attention it …

8 things I've learned about travelling with children

After a lifetime of exploring alone, Peter Moore discovers the joys and pitfalls of travelling with kids<p>After spending most of his adult life …

Living with two penises is 'special and unique'

By Daniel Rosney <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>A man with two penises has been speaking to Newsbeat about living with the condition.</b><p>Known only as Triple D, the 25-year-old from the east coast of America claims to have had 1,000 sexual partners.<p>He suffers from diphallia which is a rare condition where a male is …

Sexuality

What are the world's safest airlines?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world's 10 safest airlines.<p>Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot.<p>"Qantas continues to lead the industry with safety innovations and its fleet is now the youngest -- 7.9 years -- it has been since …

Airplanes

Should we book a family package holiday now?

<b>FAQ:</b> We have school age children and we want to book a package holiday in July or August. Should we book now, or wait for a late discount?<p><b>Sophie Butler, travel expert, replies</b><p>To some extent, your decision depends on where you’re going, and exactly when you want to travel. But, in general, for …

5 Major Anti-Aging Mistakes Tons of Women Make

Wanna preserve that youthful glow? Don't commit any of these no-nos

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Creativity and Warmth Displayed by Vila Mariana Residence in São Paulo, Brazil

<b>Vila Mariana Residence</b> by <b>Cristiane Bergesch</b> is an inspiring renovation project delivered in São Paulo, Brazil. The 34 square-meter home with two …

The Right Time to Have a Baby

One writer (and mom) explores the factors that every woman should consider before getting pregnant.<p>Whether or not to join your friends for late-night karaoke. Ricotta pancakes versus eggs Florentine. These are the kinds of choices you'd make on a whim (well okay, sweet versus savory brunch <i>is</i> an …

Diet foods that might not be helping you lose weight after all

Before you start your day with a green juice, some coconut water or a handful of fruit and nuts, you might want to read this...<p>If you follow the …

New York City Used To Be A Terrifying Place

The New York City of the 1970s, however, looked very different from the safe and gentrified metropolis we know today. The Bowery, now lined with luxury apartments, housed much of the city's illicit activities, while drug dealers and prostitutes worked openly from Park Slope to Times …

New Year sales and holiday deals for 2015

<b>Flights</b><p><b>British Airways</b> is offering discounts on destinations in the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa and beyond. Return flights to Rio de Janeiro start from £656; Buenos Aires from £653; Cape Town from £707; and Kuala Lumpur from £568, all from Heathrow. <br>• <i>Book by 27 January, valid for</i> …

Top 10

Your New Year’s Probably Wasn’t As Awesome As Chris Pratt’s

Okay, it’s no secret that Chris Pratt is basically America’s Sweetheart but honestly, the whole Pratt family is pretty awesome. Case in point: Pratt’s wife, Anna Faris. The actress and funny woman apparently doesn’t mind making everyone else jealous of how great her life is if her New Year’s Eve …

British couple 'face $200,000 hospital bill' after baby born early in New York

A British couple say they could be in for a $200,000 (£130,000) hospital bill, after traveling to New York City for a five-day vacation, only for their baby boy to be born 11 weeks premature.<p>Dax was reportedly born weighing 3lbs; according to the Independent he is in the neonatal intensive care …

From hoverboards to self-tying shoes: Predictions that Back to the Future II got right

As we reach October 21 2015 - the day Marty and Doc travel to in Back to the Future II - which of the film's predictions have come true?<p>4:29pm on October 21, 2015. That was the moment Marty, Doc and Jennifer travelled to from 1985 in Back to the Future II.<p>The film's vision of the future wowed …

15 Tiny Tweaks That’ll Help You Lose More Weight in 2015

You'll barely even notice the difference—but your waistline will.

10 Ways to Make Your House Staycation-Ready

Why put up with travel hassles when you can relax in your own house? Jason Grant, designer and author of Away at Home, shares his 10 best tips for creating the ultimate space for a staycation.<p><i>Photo by Lauren Bamford</i><p><b>1. Create Your Very Own Sanctuary</b>Bedrooms and bathrooms are spaces designed for rest …

January 2015

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

There are many articles that enumerate the types of conversations every couple needs to have prior to getting married, such as discussing their plans for how to parent, and their perspectives on money and religion. But I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a …

Personality

Translating Tattoos: Lessons From the ER

Ink is everywhere these days, and I don't mean on newspapers or in magazines. Tattoos are far more pervasive than I can ever recall in my 50 years. There was a time, when I was young, that boys were awestruck by the old Navy veterans, whose arms bore anchors, and the Marines with Semper Fi across …

President Right to Normalize Relations With Cuba: Best Hope for Ending Repressive Regime

The Obama administration hasn't had much foreign policy luck with the big issues: Islamic terrorism, Russian subversion of Ukraine, growing Chinese assertiveness, peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The jury is still out on Iran. President Barack Obama has made his greatest progress with two …

127 New Movies And TV Shows To Be Really Excited About In 2015

From Better Call Saul to Westworld, and Fifty Shades of Grey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to look forward to in the next year. In chronological order!<p><i>Freeheld</i> is based on an Oscar-winning documentary short from 2007 that marked a step in the …

How to Do New Year's Eve Right, According to The Apartment

"Shut up and deal."<p><b>The movies have always been</b> very clear about what you're supposed to do on New Year's Eve: You're sitting alone at home or at some boring party before realizing, with a white-hot epiphany, whom you love and therefore whom you're supposed to be with when the clock strikes …

Google's Greatest Travel Hack Will Make Flights MUCH Easier

We're not sure why we've never heard about this before -- but as they say, it's better late than never.<p>Unless you're dealing with a late flight, that is.<p>When you're in a hurry to find your personal flight info, it turns out you can turn to Google. Reddit user jasenlee pointed out the trick: If …

Technology in 2015 - the new gadgets coming your way

Smarter appliances, cars, watches and virtual reality. All paid for with a swipe of your smartphone? 2015 may make it a reality<p><b>The smart-home</b><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has, for some time, suggested the interconnectivity of otherwise separate devices and ecosystems; connected devices improving the …